This page will include important information about AUS fees and finances.
The AUS maintains several fees that support Arts students throughout campus in various ways. This page outlines the fees we collect and how they are used. All fees are paid on Minerva. Part time students and students in the interfaculty B.A.Sc. program pay half of the fees. If you have any questions about AUS fees or finances, please contact the AUS VP Finance.
The AUS requires the submission of audited financial statements each year to McGill University to receive our student fees. The AUS is committed to financial transparency. A copy of the AUS Audited Financial Statements can be obtained through a request to the VP Finance.
Arts Undergraduate Society (AUGS)
Amount per semester: $13.50 for full-time BA; 6.75 for part-time BA and full-time BASc
What the fund does: This fund supports the primary activities of the Arts Undergraduate Society, including our events, services, and operating costs. Much of this fund supports the allocations of the AUS’s departmental associations. In Winter 2013, the fund was increased to pay for the salary of the AUS’s Executive Assistant, a full-time, salaried employee of the Arts Undergraduate Society.
Arts Undergraduate Improvement Fund (ARIF/AUIF)
Opt-outable: YES. You will lose access to the Arts Lounge (Leacock B-12) if you opt out of this fee.
Amount per semester: $16 for full-time BA; $8 for for part-time BA and full-time BASc; $4 for part-time BASc
What the fund does: This fund supports improvements to the physical and capital resources that Arts students use, such as the Arts Lounge and the McLennan/Redpath Library Complex. In the past, it has funded the renovations of the third floor of the McLennan library, the wall painting of the Arts Lounge, and the furniture for student association lounges and offices. In addition, portions of this fund support the operations of the Arts Internship Office (AIO), the Faculty of Arts Computer Labs (FACL), and the Fine Arts Council (FAC).
Arts Student Employment Fund (ASEF/AUGE)
Opt-outable: YES. You will not be able to benefit from the employment opportunities of this fund if you opt out of this fee.
Amount per semester: $6.50 for full-time BA; $3.25 for part-time BA and full-time BASc
What the fund does: This fund supports academically based employment opportunities for undergraduate Arts students on campus. This fund supports research assistantships with professors and also supports academic services of the AUS and its departmental associations, including the Essay Centre and peer tutoring programs.
Arts Computer Lab Fund (ARCL)
Opt-outable: YES. You will not have 24-hour access to the Ferrier Computer Lab if you opt out of this fee.
Amount per semester: $9.80 for full-time BA; $4.90 for part-time BA and full-time BASc; $2.45 for part-time BASc
What the fund does: This fund supports computer lab facilities accessible to Arts and Arts and Science students, including those in the Arts Lounge (Leacock B-12) and the 3rd-floor Ferrier computer lab, including the purchase and replacement of new computing facilities and equipment.
Arts Undergraduate Theatre Society (AUTS)
Amount per semester: $1 for full-time BA; $0.50 for part-time BA and full-time BASc; $0.25 for part-time BASc
What the fund does: This fund supports the productions of the Arts Undergraduate Theatre Society (AUTS), the official theatre group of the AUS and an affiliate of the AUS’s Fine Arts Council. Productions from previous years include West Side Story and Sweeney Todd. The AUTS provides opportunities for students to engage in acting, producing, technical production, directing, choreography, design, and more.