Student Services Levy 2023

The Student Services Levy (SSL) is a fee that all uni students pay to help fund the cost of delivering support services and facilities for students, which are not covered by tuition fees. 

Every year we ask you which services you want to keep going, change or improve in the UCount survey – you can take a look at this year’s feedback here.

These results help UC decide how to allocate SLL funds for the following year.

SSL costs  

The SSL is calculated on the number of points you are enrolled in per academic year, capped at a maximum of 150 points.  From 1 January 2023 the rate (for study in 2023) is $8.27 per academic point. You can find out more here> 

UC student services funded by SSL: 

  • Subsidised health services and counselling, including Te Whare Hauora | Health Centre and UCSA Dental 
  • Student advocacy and support services
  • Careers, internships and employment services
  • RecCentre membership
  • University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA)
  • Student events, including Orientation
  • Māori student development and support
  • Pasifika student development and support
  • Development of student spaces

Based on your feedback, this is how the SSL budget has been allocated for 2023: 

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