Co-op students are required to enroll in a co-op course for each four-month work term. Students must also attend mandatory Co-op Workshops prior to the commencement of their first work term.

    • The Co-op work term fee is $716.25.
    • The Co-op workshop fee is $233.00. This is a one-time fee.

The fees listed above are in effect as of August 2015. All fees are subject to change.

Your Return on Investment

Your Return on Investment $65,764 – $3,814 = $61,950. Note the example above represents co-op fees only and does not include UBC student fees while on your work term.
By way of comparison, professional resume services typically cost $100 to $400 for a resume and cover letter review. Headhunters charge a fee of up to 40% of your first year’s salary. Career counselors can charge $125 per hour for interview preparation or skill assessments. Access to filtered job postings, specific to your experience level and profession, may equate to $100 a month.
The Faculty of Forestry Co-op Program does not guarantee employment during any work term period. You are not paying for a placement service; we provide you with lifelong career management skills, resources, and connections that will improve your prospective career path. Co-op Work Term tuition is required for each four-month work term, whether the position was obtained from a job posted at the Co-op Office or through your independent networking and job searching efforts.
If you participate in Co-op, the financial return outweighs your investment by at least 15 times! And, you also get a chance to participate in a program recognized for producing experienced and employable graduates. 

Your Co-op Tuition in Action

The Faculty of Forestry Co-op Program provides year-round facilities, full-time staffing and support for the administration of the Program. The Co-op Program receives no funding from the University. Your co-op tuition fees are used for covering the costs directly related to the effective management and promotion of the Faculty of Forestry Co-op Program. This includes staff salaries, office supplies, equipment, website maintenance, job database, travel costs, marketing, publicity, promotional material, copying, printing, postage, courier, and telephone costs.
In turn, you benefit from many of the services we provide, including:

  • Pre-employment training such as self- and skill-assessments during your 1st year in the Co-op Program;
  • One-on-one professional resume and cover letter review and assistance;
  • Personal consultations in interview preparation and how to present yourself professionally – including a mock interview and assessment;
  • Access to exclusive job postings;
  • Personalized target marketing to help place you within the industry;
  • Assistance with your independent job search;
  • Coordination of job postings, interview bookings, and matching process on behalf of students and employers;
  • Marketing the benefits of Co-operative Education and the strengths of UBC Faculty of Forestry students;
  • Developing industry contacts locally, nationally and internationally;
  • Employment skill training and coaching as needed during your entire Co-op career;
  • Support during your Co-op work terms, including assistance in resolving workplace issues; and
  • Evaluation of your Co-op work term including marking of assignments and on-site visits with your work supervisor.

Please be aware that students are charged UBC student fees in addition to co-op tuition fees during the co-op work terms. To learn more about student fees, please access the UBC Calendar For any questions regarding your student fees, please contact your Enrolment Services Professional.