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WHY AM I BEING CHARGED AN ACTIVITY FEE?

The funds generated by this fee which pools diversified interests of a multi-faceted student body, are used to support the availability of a wide range of programs, service, facilities and organizations. These can include the University Center, Student Activities, Campus sports, major events, Homecoming, major concerts, student publications, the student radio station, and the Student Government.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE ATHLETIC FEE?

The Athletic Fee entitles students to attend assigned home games for Football, Baseball, Basketball and intercollegiate contests. Free transportation is included for events held at the Sun Life Stadium.

HOW AM I ABLE TO ATTEND UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC EVENTS AS A GRAD, LAW OR MED STUDENT?

As a Grad, Law or Med student you are able to attend athletic events by electing to pay the optional Athletic Fee. You may elect this fee on your CaneLink account which is located under the “Student Home” tab, within the Student Center’s “finances” section. Click on “Account Inquiry”, then on the “Optional Fees” tab in order to select the athletics fee.

IS THE WELLNESS CENTER FEE OPTIONAL & CAN IT BE WAIVED?

The Wellness Center fee is optional only for Graduate (excluding Law and Medical), Medical Science, and RSMAS students. Graduate Students can complete a Wellness Center Waiver if they do not want to be charged this fee. The waiver process is available on the www.miami.edu/osas website.

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR WAIVING THE WELLNESS CENTER FEE?

It is the student’s responsibility to waive the Wellness Center Fee before the last day to add a course each new semester. The last day to add a class is posted on the Registrar’s web site at http://www.miami.edu/index.php/registrar/calendar/

WHAT DOES THE WELLNESS CENTER FEE COVER?

The Wellness Center Fee entitles students to use the new 114,000 square foot center that includes a 10,000 square foot fitness room, six racquetball courts, two squash courts, indoor lap pool, two gymnasiums for basketball, volleyball, badminton, floor hockey and soccer, jogging track, aerobics and martial arts room, health juice bar lounge, and locker and shower rooms.

The Center also has a wellness suite consisting of a studio cycling room, a fitness lab, instructional kitchen, outdoor courtyard and four outdoor basketball/volleyball courts. The fee also includes aerobic classes, sport tournaments, and informal recreation programs.

WHY AM I BEING CHARGED A HEALTH INSURANCE FEE AND IS THIS A MANDATORY FEE?

The Health Insurance Fee is an annual fee which is automatically added to the students account as soon as they register for classes. All students are required to have health insurance if they are a full-time student at the University of Miami. If you have your own coverage and do not want to keep the insurance provided by the university you must submit a Health Insurance Waiver prior to the deadline to avoid the charge.

You can waive your Health Insurance via CaneLink, under the “Student” Home” tab, and selecting the “Health Insurance Waiver and/or Update link”.

Questions regarding the Health Insurance charge and/or coverage limits should be directed to Student Health Services at 305-284-5921 or by e-mail at studenthealth@miami.edu Additional information is available at http://www.miami.edu/sa/index.php/student_health_center/

WHEN WILL THE HEALTH INSURANCE FEE BE DEDUCTED FROM MY TUITION BILL?

The insurance fee will be deducted from your tuition bill once you have received a confirmation from the Student Health Center acknowledging receipt of the waiver request.

WHAT DOES THE HEALTH AND COUNSELING CENTER FEE COVER?

The Health & Counseling Centers Fee allows for primary medical care physician/ nursing services, 24 hour on-call services, health counseling and community outreach/ public health initiatives at the Student Health Service, and individual and group counseling, substance abuse and other addiction programs, crisis intervention, case management, and mental health education and other outreach programs at the Counseling Center.

WHAT SERVICES DOES THE STUDENT HEALTH CENTER PROVIDE?

The Student Health Center provides primary care, specialty care and pharmacy services to eligible University of Miami students. You are not required to have the Health Center sponsored insurance plan to utilize our services. Most services are available on a "drop-in" basis and many are provided free of charge. Appointments are available for specialty care and other services, if preferred.

IS THE HEALTH AND COUNSELING CENTER FEE MANDATORY?

The Health & Counseling Centers Fee allows access to the Health Center, Counseling Center, and the University Center, and it is a mandatory fee for the following students:

During the Fall and Spring semesters

  • All full-time undergraduate (12 or more credit hours),
  • Full-time graduate (9 or more credit hours or otherwise considered full-time), and
  • Full-time day law students
  • Part time students are not routinely charged this fee and must request the fee and pay for the fee to gain access to the Health Center. Exception: full time UM employees.

During the summer sessions

  • Students enrolled for 5 or more credit hours.
  • Students who are enrolled for fewer than five credit hours during the summer must request that this fee be charged to gain access to the Student Health Center.

**Students who are not enrolled for the current semester but intend to enroll for the next semester who want access to the Health Center for the Summer can pay the Health Center Fee in order to gain access to the Health Center.**

WHAT DO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE STUDENT HEALTH CENTER?

International students who are no longer enrolled at the University but remain in the United States completing Optional Practical Training may still be insured under the Student Insurance policy if they originally purchased a plan that continues beyond the completion of their studies. To verify the termination date of your insurance plan please call (800) 436-7709 or log on to www.myuhc.com. Although insurance coverage may continue during OPT training, access to the Student Health Service is limited to enrolled students. Expenses incurred off-campus will be subject to deductibles, co-payments and co-insurance. Please review the United Healthcare schedule of benefits for information on benefits, exclusions and limitations of coverage or contact the Student Health Service at studenthealth@miami.edu for additional information.

WHAT IS THE UM CANE EXPRESS CARD?

The UM Cane Express card is the debit card system used at the University of Miami. It is similar to a check card in which money is deducted from an established balance. To establish a Cane Express account, all you need to do is deposit funds into your account via CaneLink. The Cane Express account is an optional service provided by the university, it is not a bank account through which a student can withdraw cash. Any requests to withdraw funds will cause the account to be closed until the beginning of the next semester. A minimum of $5 is required to open a Cane Express Account online.

The magnetic strip on the back of the card is coded to the student’s identification number. Each time the card is swiped, it debits the amount of the sale from the student’s cane express account. Each time you use your Cane Card at a point of sale, your remaining balance will appear on the register.

WHERE CAN I USE THE UM CANE EXPRESS CARD?

You can use the card at vending machines, laundry facilities, the food court, the library and the University bookstore. The card is not branded or affiliated with any credit card company (MC, VISA, AMEX etc…); therefore, it can only be used on campus.

HOW CAN I DEPOSIT FUNDS INTO A UM CANE CARD EXPRESS ACCOUNT?

There are three (3) ways you can deposit funds to a Cane Express Account – Credit Card, Cashiers Office or through the Mail.

  • Credit Card Deposits: To process an online deposit into a Cane Card using a credit card, log into your CaneLink account at http://CaneLink.miami.edu and select the “Cane Express Balance and Transactions” link.
  • Cashier Office Deposits: You can visit the Cashier’s office on campus at the Ashe Building and make a deposit into your account by check, money order or cash. No credit cards are processed at the Cashier’s office.
  • Mailed Deposits: You may mail a check to add funds to your Cane Express account. Make the check payable to the University of Miami and send it to:
  • University of Miami
    Cane Express Account
    PO Box 025551
    Miami, FL 33102-5551

    Please include your full name and student ID number to ensure accurate processing. Mailed deposits can take up to 10 days to process and appear on the students Cane Express account.

    WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CANE EXPRESS ACCOUNT?

    For more information on UM’s Cane Express accounts, please visit us online at http://www.miami.edu/canecard