Fee Opt-In Frequently Asked Questions

The opt-out period falls within the open enrolment period during each semester.

For important dates such as the beginning and end of the enrolment periods, please visit: https://www.ryerson.ca/calendar/2019-2020/dates/

You have the option to opt back in through the main page of the student centre on your RAMSS account. Along the left side of the page under “Student Fees” there is an option to “Update Opt Out Selections”.

From here you can un-click the opt-out selections you have previously clicked.

You cannot change your choices after September 13.

You will be able to make changes to your choices in future semesters during enrolment periods that will be posted and promoted to students.

You cannot change your choices after September 13.

You will be able to make changes to your choices in future semesters during enrolment periods that will be posted and promoted to students.

Students who decided to opt-out can still access RSU events. However, the RSU has the right to charge up to $10 per student to attend the event if the student is not opted-in.

If a specific event is funded through an essential fee/compulsory fee, then that event is open to all Ryerson students.

In order to keep running the services that are considered non-essential, the RSU must only provide services to those who are paying into them. It is unfair to provide services to those who do not pay into non-essential services.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please direct them to info@rsuonline.ca.

“Essential fees” are used to fund major, campus-wide services and facilities or fees which contribute to the health and safety of students are deemed mandatory, and will remain a part of the fee structure. Essential campus initiatives include: walksafe programs, health and counselling, athletics and recreation and academic support.

“Non-essential fees” are considered to be non-tuition fees or ancillary fees – fees on top of paying your regular tuition. Ancillary fees charged by universities to support student groups, course unions and services that fall outside of the provincial framework for essential fees.

If you opt-out of the RSU, you can still be apart of a course union. However, course unions may charge levies or membership fees to RSU members up to $10 per student per year. All funds raised will be deposited to their trust account. Failure to pay a membership fee exempts you from the course union and its activities.

If you opt-out of the RSU, you can still join a student group. However, student groups may charge levies or membership fees to RSU members up to $10 per student per year. All funds raised will be deposited to their trust account. Failure to pay a membership fee exempts you from the student group and its activities.

You will still have access to RSU specific run events and services, however you will not have access to anything that relates to that specific student group.

Your access to any events is up to the student group’s discretion for any events they host.

If a specific event is funded through an essential fee/compulsory fee, then that event is open to all Ryerson students.

You cannot be an executive member on a student group if you opt-out.

You can be an executive member on a course union if you opt-out, however, your course union will not be eligible for any funding from the RSU. All executive members on a course union must be opted-in to receive any funding from the RSU.

No one from outside the Ryerson community can become a member of any student group without paying a membership of $5.00 per semester. All fees must be given to the Campus Groups Coordinator for deposit to the group’s Trust Fund.