Funds released to student centres
How much and for what?
The money earmarked for student centres and services, all $678,242.25 of it, has been dispersed. Below is the data, courtesy of the University of Regina Students’ Union’s accounting department.
|201930 Fall Term
PT Students FT Students
|201920 Spring/Summer PT Students FT Students|
|Capital Improvement Fund||2.50||5.00||2.50||5.00|
|Fifth Parallel Gallery||0.50||1.00||0.50||1.00|
|Grad & Undergrad Research Conference Fee||0.75||1.50||0.75||1.50|
|Emergency Bursary Fund||0.25||0.25||0.25||0.25|
|Regina Public Interest Research Group||6.57||6.57||6.57||6.57|
|Engineers Without Borders Fellowship Fund||0.20||0.40||0.20||0.40|
|UR Pride Centre||2.75||5.25||2.50||5.00|
|Total Levies Allocated Per Student||35.32||50.70||33.75||50.31|
|Part Time||Full Time||S/S Part Time||S/S Full Time|
|All Fee Paying Undergrad Members||2,086||12,028||3,988||2,134|
|All Fee Paying Grad Members||675||1,094||682||665|
|Off Campus Nursing||34||543||162||154|
|FNUniv – Regina||100||428||105||100|
|FNUniv – Off Campus||47||534||43||95|
|Student Fees Charged (Per Enrolment list from Lamont)||201930 201920||Total||Funds Received|
|Undergrad URSU Fees
Graduate URSU Fees
Total URSU Fees Collected
|Total Fees Levied||Levy||Adv. Pmt||Final Pmt||Balance|
|Capital Improvement Fund||66,925.00||66,925.00||–|
|Fifth Parallel Gallery||13,385.00||–||13,385.00||–|
|Grad & Undergrad Research Conference Fee||20,077.50||–||20,077.50||–|
|Emergency Bursary Fund||3,681.25||3,681.25||–|
|Regina Public Interest Research Group||96,743.25||–||96,743.25||–|
|Engineers Without Borders Fellowship Fund||5,354.00||5,354.00||–|
|UR Pride Centre||70,606.25||–||70,606.25||–|
Fee Sharing Agreements
|Fee Sharing Remittance||FNUC Billing|
|Advance||Final Pmt||FNU Fees||To Bill|
|Grad Students’ Association – 30% of URSU Fees||18,172.12||18,172.12|
|FNUniv Regina – 20% of URSU Fees||13,315.79||–||–||66,578.96||53,263.17|
|FNUniv PA – 50% of URSU Fees||21,885.87||8,072.70||13,813.17||43,771.74||43,771.74|
|FNUniv Saskatoon – 50% of URSU Fees||9,539.90||4,197.56||5,342.34||19,079.80||19,079.80|
|SaskPoly Nursing Saskatoon||53,129.58||–||53,129.58|
|SaskPoly Nursing Regina||25,825.64||–||25,825.64|
|Total||$ 141,868.91||$ 12,270.26||$ 116,282.86||$ 129,430.50||$ 116,114.71|
The fees paid to FNU, according to Accounting Manager Nicholas Oleynick, go through more complex process to reach students. Oleynick’s statement has been edited for clarity.
“FNU receives all student union fees. Essentially a middle-man. We bill them for 100 per cent of the fees for the PA [Prince Albert] and Saskatoon campuses, and then based on our fee sharing agreement distribute 50 per cent of the fees to said campuses. We bill for 80 per cent of the fees for Regina, as their fee sharing agreement indicates they retain 20 per cent of SU [Student Union] fees.”
“U of R sends the fees collected from FNUniv students to FNUniv Canada, we then bill FNUC for it and distribute to the particular SA [Student Association] in PA and Saskatoon.”
The Carillon has learned that, due to an attempted renegotiation between FNUIV’s Student Association and URSU, the money owed to the Student Union has not been received as required. FNU students are requesting 100 per cent of the levies.
According to Carl Flis, the administration at First Nation’s University will not release the funds to URSU unless their student association signs off. Last year, this sign off came after months of interest were applied.
“It’s at their discretion, we’ve invited them to revisit the agreement for the last two years and they keep saying that, ‘Yeah, love to.’ What we’ve indicated to them is, show us a budget, why do you need more than 20 per cent, where do you plan on spending the money.”
“We never get anything and they just fall off the face of the earth for a year until the next president rolls around.”
FNU’s student association could not be reached for comment.
While Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) negotiation are still ongoing in related to the fees owed, a demand was made by the student body two years ago to have CFS paid in order for the campus to move forward with a referendum to leave, that fee levy is being withheld. The petition to leave the CFS is currently posted on the front of the URSU front desk.