Student Choice Initiative

In January 2019, the Government of Ontario announced the Student Choice Initiative. Starting in the Fall 2019 semester, the Student Choice Initiative allows students to choose which non-mandatory supplementary fees they will pay through an opt-out process.

UWindsor has developed on online opt-out process which will be available to students from August 8 – October 2, 2019 for the Fall 2019 semester. During this period, students can log in to UWinsite Student and opt-out of non-mandatory supplementary fees, should they choose to do so. 

Instructions on how to Opt-Out of Non-Mandatory Supplementary Fees.


As mandated by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), the University of Windsor is developing a Student Choice Initiative (SCI) protocol for implementation in Fall 2019.  All ancillary fees are currently being reviewed to ensure compliance with the SCI. 

Please check this site in the coming weeks for updates as they become available.

Per MTCU Guidelines, a fee must comply with one of the following criteria in order to be deemed mandatory:

  • Athletics and Recreation

  • Career Services

  • Student Buildings

  • Health and Counselling

  • Academic Support

  • Student ID Cards

  • Student Achievement and Records

  • Financial Aid Offices

  • Campus Safety Programs

  • Health and Dental Plans

  • Student Transit Passes

The MTCU Tuition Fee Framework and Ancillary Fee Guidelines have been linked here for your access.