Please contact us for more information about our services that we may be able to provide on a case-by-case or systematic basis.

Health Plan

The YUGSA Health plan is a supplementary health plan designed to provide a comprehensive, low-cost coverage to our members for prescription drugs, dental, vision care, extended health services and travel insurance. The plan is compulsory for all full-time graduate students without comparable coverage for drugs AND dental and is optional for those registered part-time. Students also have the ability to opt-in spouses (including common-law and same sex partners) and children. Students with equivalent or greater coverage with another plan can opt-out. The plan duration is September 1st to August 31st.

Provider: ClaimSecure
Plan Consultants:
Cost: Annual Cost of plan is $460 for Fall 2020 students
Certificate ID: last 7 digits of your Student number + YGS e.g. 3456789YGS
Policy #: 100011705
Group #: 510004

Learn about the health plan


The YUGSA works with individual graduate students to help them navigate the administration, deal with issues and solve problems in a variety of areas.

Learn more about advocacy


The YUGSA offers a variety of funding and support for graduate student members. These funds are not meant to be a primary source of graduate student funding, but serve as additional aid.

See our funding options

Newsletter Submissions

Get Heard, Post to Our Newsletter!

Post your political events, socials, jobs, or other announcements in our newsletter. This is a great way to get in touch with thousands of grads in one go.

Submit a story

Event space

Book our Conference Room (Student Centre 430) or OverGrad Café (Ross S167)

Our spaces are commonly booked for meetings, presentations, yoga, game nights, and more. Booking requests are primarily reserved for graduate students & departmental graduate students’ associations.

Book the Conference Room

Conference Room Space Policy

Book the OverGrad Café

OverGrad Café Space Policy

ISIC card

“Your Passport to Savings”

The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is your passport to fantastic discounts and services at home and around the world. The ISIC card is the only internationally-recognised student ID, making ISIC card holders members of a global club. Every year more than 4.5 million students from 120 countries use their student card to take advantage of offers on travel, shopping, museums and more, worldwide.

Learn more about the ISIC and information on participating stores around the world at the ISIC website.

If you would like to obtain a virtual ISIC card, please visit CFS Ontario. Under the heading “How to get an ISIC” there is a link to apply for a virtual card free of charge. There is also an option to apply for a physical ISIC card for a $5 fee.


File online on time – FOR FREE!

The Canadian Federation of Students and UFile ONLINE have joined together to provide FREE online tax preparation and filing for all Canadian post-secondary students.

Learn how to file your taxes for free

Tax Filing

Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) works with volunteers from community organizations to offer free tax preparation clinics for eligible individuals.

Learn more


The York Federation of Students (YFS) runs York University’s only on-campus food bank called the YFS Food Support Centre. All graduate students (both full and part-time) requiring emergency food relief are welcome to access this service. The food bank is located in 005 (Basement) in the Second Student Centre. For more information, contact or 416-736-2100 (ext. 44861)

Visit the Food Support Centre website