Residence fees and meal plan fees are set for each year, beginning September 1 through August 31. All fees are due by the first business day of every month, and are in Canadian Dollars (CAD).

You have the option to pre-pay all of your fees for the term or for the entirety of the contract year.

Residence Fees

Residence Fees* and Payment Schedule

Fees apply to UBC students or post-doctoral fellows and include include electricity, heat, hot water, basic cablevision and ResNet (internet) services. 

The fees in the table below refer to the 2019-2020 academic year.

Unit Type
Year Round
Deposit Due
Final Payment
  September-August On acceptance First of each month July 1, 2020
Single Room; Single Room Split-level $8,958.04 $950.00 $762.91 $378.94
Studio $12,141.04 $1,200.00 $1,033.99 $601.14
Large studio $15,195.00 $1,200.00 $1,294.08 $1,054.20

*All residence fees are subject to approval by UBC's Board of Governors.

For more information, please see Student Housing.

How to pay residence fees:

Meal Plan Fees

Participation in the meal plan is mandatory for all residents and their partners.

September 2020-August 2021

Occupant Type
Monthly Meal Plan Fee (per person)
Student* (GST exempt) $500.00
Non-Student incl tax $525.00

* If partner is a student, documentation must be provided to the Green College Administration Office in order to be tax-exempt on the meal plan.

Fees are reduced for December. Your invoice will automatically be reduced by the GCDS. There is an annual two-week shutdown in late December where no meals are served and meal plan fee is partially reduced that month.

How to pay meal plan fees:

  • Meal plan fees are paid directly to the Green College Dining Society by dropping pre-authorized cheque/money order payment off in the drop-box in the Great Hall. Automatic payments can be set up using the the Pre-Authorized Debit form. Credit and debit payments will be accepted in the servery. Electronic funds transfers through VanCity Savings Credit Union will be accepted shortly, with details to follow.
  • GCDS meal plan fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, and are subject to change by the Green College Dining Society.

Meal Plan Fees and the Membership Fee Reduction (MFR) Standard

MFR is a flexible meal plan fee-reduction standard used in a number of GCDS processes. All members are responsible for and contribute towards the upkeep of the Society, even when not eating meals. Approximately 50% of the Society's monthly fee goes to fixed costs such as salaries, utilities, etc., that must always be paid. The remaining 50% may be reduced. MFR reduces the fee by 10% per 7 consecutive days within a calendar month, up to 50% for an entire month. The use of MFR incurs a loss of our student tax exemption; the remaining amount owing is taxable.

Please note that for the 2020-2021 year, MFR use is restricted. The standard may still be used for bookkeeping (billing) calculations such as the annual December shutdown, late arrivals, etc.

September 2020-August 2021

1 week 10% $50 $450+tax
2 weeks 20% $100 $400+tax
3 weeks 30% $150 $350+tax
4 weeks 40% $200 $300+tax
Whole month 50% $250 $250+tax