Earlier this year, the Ontario Government announced a 10% reduction to college and university tuition fees, along with the ‘Student Choice Initiative’, which enables students to opt out of paying certain ancillary or incidental fees covering a range of services.
To help you understand these services and how they benefit your #SheridanLife experience, we’ve broken down how they work and what’s included below:
Details surrounding the policy and operational guidelines for the Student Choice Initiative were released on April 1, and clearly indicate that SSU and Sheridan College may not charge a compulsory ancillary fee to support a student transit pass that did not have a “fully executed agreement” in place prior to January 17, 2019.
We have been and will continue to work with the College administration to clearly define how the “Student Choice Initiative” will affect our services and your on campus experience moving forward. As always, our goal is to advocate for your best interests, and to ensure you continue to have access to important SSU resources. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us.
On January 17th , the Ontario Government made sweeping and potentially disruptive announcements surrounding tuition cuts, OSAP restrictions and a “Student Choice Initiative” that could significantly affect student fees relied upon by student unions across Ontario, including Sheridan Student Union.
As a result, this would affect student activities on our campus, and resources provided to our students. Sheridan Student Union is monitoring this situation closely and will inform our student membership as soon as further information is received.