Members and Membership Dues

Most graduate students at WesternU are SOGS members; however there are a few grad programs that are not included and are NOT members:

  • some Law students (LL.B, JD)
  • Master’s of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Bachelor of Education (B. Ed)
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

Undergraduate students ARE NOT members; rather, they are members of the University Student’s Council.

The table below illustrates the breakdown of your SOGS membership fees. Please consult the graduate student section of the Ancillary Fees document on the Office of the Registrar’s Fee Schedules for additional Western University student fees.


2023-24 SOGS Fees Full-time  Part-time 
SOGS Membership Fee* $32.43/term $18.77/term
Bus Pass $88.62/term  
Bus Pass Administration Fee $3.54/term  
CFS Membership Dues $6.47/term $3.23/term
Health Plan Premium ** $785.40/annual  
Health Plan Administration Fee * $10.47 per term/$31.42 annual  
Grad Club levy $5/term $1.67/term

NOTE: Student Dues and Fees come into effect [i.e. collected by the University] September 1 of the new fiscal year.

* Administration Fees are increased annually by the rate of the Ontario Consumer Price Index in accordance with the SOGS Bylaws to support the administration of the programs.


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