what does my student fee cover?
Membership in the SPSA is compulsory for all full-time and part-time students; all students pay the mandatory fee.
1. Student Government Elections
2. Student Appeal Committee Hearing
3. Scholarships, Student Loans and Bursary Council
4. Saskatchewan Post Secondary Education Affordability & Accessibility Taskforce
5. Strategic Enrollment Management Committee
6. Saskatchewan Polytechnic Program Review Council
7. Strategic Plan Refresh Committee
8. Saskatchewan Polytechnic Harassment Prevention Committee
9. Saskatchewan Polytechnic Policy Review Committee
10. Saskatchewan Polytechnic Board of Directors
11. ASAP Steering Committee
12. Equity Awareness Committee
13. Various Saskatchewan Polytechnic & other committees as requested
14. Various National Conferences and Boards
Publications & Information
1. The Swipe – The SPSA Monthly Email
2. TV Communication System
3. City Maps
4. Various Informational Brochures for Students
5. Student Handbook/Day Planner
6. SPSA Connect App – the official app of the SPSA
7. Web Page – www.spsa.ca and Social Media Outlets
8. Campus Bulletin Boards
9. City Transit Information
1. Thirsty Thursday Pub Nights
2. Student Clubs
3. Welcome Weeks and Orientations
5. Cultural Events
6. Contests and Giveaways
7. Stress Better Weeks
1. Health & Dental Plan
2. Full-Time Student Advocate
3. Prepaid Legal Consultation Service
4. Photocopying and Mail Services
5. Food Security Programs (upon registration)
6. Student Societies
7. Tutor and Housing Registries
8. Income Tax Service
9. Short-Term Emergency Funding (upon approval of application)
10. Executive & Class Honorariums
11. Executive & Staff Travel Expenses to Conferences
13. Commissioner of Oaths/Notary Public
14. Cable Television in Lounge Areas
15. Cultural, Activity and Recreation Grants
16. Entertainment Games
*Note – Some services may be campus specific. Please see your SPSA Office for details.
where do i pay my student fees?
All student fees are paid at the Accounting Office on your respective campus.
how can i access a tutor?
The SPSA has an online tutor registry for students to access free of charge. This registry allows tutors from across the province to list their tutoring services.
Tutors who post on the registry are independent tutors, and as such are not employees of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Students’ Association Inc. or Saskatchewan Polytechnic. As independent tutors, the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Students’ Association Inc. and Saskatchewan Polytechnic are not responsible for any incidents that might occur.
where can i find a place to live?
Check out the SPSA Housing Registry or stop by your SPSA Office.
Am i covered under the health & dental Plan?
Learn about the specifics of the Health & Dental Plan by clicking HERE or by visiting your Health & Dental Plan Office.
can i post advertisements on campus?
Only the SPSA and SPSA Student Societies are allowed to post on SPSA bulletin boards on campus. There are some community boards on campus that outside advertisers may have access to. These boards are overseen by the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Facilities Department.
how can i start a student Society?
Pick up your Student Society start up package at the SPSA Office in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, or Saskatoon.
where can i go if i need financial assistance?
The SPSA recognizes that as a student budgets tend to get a bit tight during the school year. To help alleviate some of that stress we offer a Short-Term Emergency Loan Program. These loans are in place to help you cover your expenses so that you can continue to attend school. For specific policies and procedures or to apply for a loan, please visit the SPSA Office.
where can I go for legal service?
Students are entitled to a free 1/2 hour legal consultation per academic year. Appointments with the lawyer can be made at the SPSA Office in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, or Saskatoon.
how do I contact the student advocate?
The SPSA has two student advocates on staff, an Advocate North who oversees Prince Albert and Saskatoon and an Advocate South who works with students from Moose Jaw and Regina.
Student Advocate – Madi Currie
How can I access rideshare services?
Poparide is a city-to-city ridesharing service that connects drivers who are traveling to another city with people who need a ride to that specific city. Please visit https://www.poparide.com/ for more details, or to schedule a ride.
Receive a one-time $5.00 discount when you verify your student email. https://www.poparide.com/saskpolytech?c=saskpolytech.default.
The SPSA encourages you to protect yourself and others while utilizing this service, Poparide provides driver ratings as well as other safety procedures and policies to ensure a safe ride for everyone. The SPSA recommends that you familiarize yourself with the full list of policies listed on the Poparide website.
*Disclaimer* The SPSA is not affiliated with Poparide and therefore will not be held responsible for accidental death or injury resulting from the utilization of this service. The SPSA is not liable for lost, stolen, or damaged property, furthermore, we are not liable for delays, cancellations, loss of income, or loss of time because of this service.