The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is internationally recognized as proof of full-time student status. More than 130 countries world wide participate in this program. Whether you are travelling home or abroad, this card is a must!
At home, ISIC holders receive a 25% discount on Greyhound bus fares, discounts on VIA Rail and various hotel chains, and in-store and online discounts for various entertainment, software, and apparel products across Canada.
Abroad, ISIC holders receive discounts on travel, accommodation, and entrance into historical and entertainment venues.
Only full-time students are eligible to apply for an ISIC. ISICs are offered free to members of the CFS (any member of the TCSA is also a member of the CFS). Full-time students who are not members of the TCSA, but would like to apply for an ISIC, can pay $15.
To apply for your card, click here and fill out the online form.
The TCSA operates three ATM CashnGo machines on campus. Students can withdraw money in Otonabee College near the cafeteria, in Champlain College near the Bookstore, in Blackburn Hall, and in the Student Centre entrance.
Run down by landlords, finances, or unfair university policies? The TCSA is here to help. As students, we run up against issues with landlords, OSAP, bursaries, academics, and many other unforeseen problems. Much of our advocacy work happens at an institutional level, but the TCSA also offers advocacy on an individual basis. We are here to help inform and empower students about their rights as tenants, students, and members of the Trent community. Drop by the TCSA office for more information or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
All TCSA members can pick up their very own 2018-2019 TCSA Agenda, free of charge, beginning the first week of September! Keep your academic and social life organized with this handy agenda created by your awesome team at the TCSA!
Be sure to pick up your copy at the TCSA office.
Do you have used books to sell? Don't have the time to sell them? Bring it to the TCSA office, and we can sell it for you. The Consignment Book Sale Program allows students to place their used text books for sale on our shelves.
Students are able to place their books on consignment on our shelves for one year. The students also get to set their own price, so they can ask for as little or as much as they would like. If the book sells, the students receive a check for 85% of their asking price.
This is a great hassle-free way for students to sell their used books. It's also a great opportunity for students to buy used books for a good price.
The Consignment Book store is open during normal business hours, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
See a complete list of current books for sale here.
The Green Plates rental program is a waste-reduction project designed to eliminate the need for disposable dishes at campus events. The Green Plates dish program is a new and exciting addition to Trent University community that was jointly developed by the Trent Central Student Association, Trent University Foodservice and Chartwells. The program allows student groups to access complete sets of dishes for their events that include food. We provide reusable large and small plates, bowls, glasses and silverware that will save student groups the cost of buying disposables, the time of cleaning dishes, and reduce the impact on the environment. The dishes that were selected for the program are made of 50% renewable resources, including corn or oil and wood fibre.
Each Green Plates tote includes 24 complete sets of dishes, and students may reserve up to 144 sets. Order by the number of totes that you require for your function, and pick them up at the LEC kitchen on the day of your event. We even include a cart to make on-campus transportation easy. When you are finished simply pack all of the place settings back into the tote and return to the LEC kitchen within 24 hours to be cleaned.
To ensure dishes are available for your event, you should book your Green Plates as early as possible, at least three days before your event. A rental Agreement is to be completed when the order is picked up.
The program is free for clubs and groups registered through the TCSA. There is a replacement cost for each item not returned or damaged.
To reserve your Green Plates, click here to download the request form.
The I.M. Well smartphone app, powered by Trent, directly connects students to campus and community mental health resources and offers 24/7 access support and advice for stress and anxiety, depression, relationship and legal issues, addiction, and more more. There is always someone to talk to.
Search I.M. Well on your smartphone app store to download for free.
The TCSA has worked hard to design and implement a reasonably priced extensive Student Benefits Plan to provide our members with comprehensive coverage and save you money.
All full-time undergraduate students billed for 1.5 or more credits in their starting term will pay $281.21 as an annual levy fee for the TCSA Benefits Plan that covers prescription drugs, vision care, dental, specialized practitioners, and more. Coverage lasts from September 1 to August 31 (September-start students).
Students may opt-out with alternative coverage by visiting the Benefits Page of this website between September 1 and 30. Opt-out direct deposits will be sent out in early November.
To visit the Benefits Page, click here.
The TCSA is responsible for the governance of the student transit levy and for liaising with Peterborough Transit to develop the most effective transit schedule for students to get them to and from campus.
Each TCSA member is entitled to a Transit Pass for each academic year that gives them access to not only the Trent Express transit routes, but also all Peterborough Transit buses, for 13 months. The transit fee is billed along with tuition and ancillary fees. You can access your digital transit pass by download the smartphone app "ID 123" and entering Trent Univeristy as the institution.
The year pass comes at a 63% discount compared to buying monthly transit passes.
Students who are not automatically charged for the Transit Pass have the option to purchase either a 3, 6 or 12-month pass. These are available at the Card Office in Blackburn Hall. 10-ride passes and 30-day passes are also available for purchase in the Card Office in Blackburn Hall or in the TCSA office in the Student Centre.
For more information and news about transit, and schedules, please click here.
The TCSA Emergency Grocery Assistance Bursary is designed to help students in financial need. Monthly grocery bursaries in the form of grocery gift cards are offered on an as-needed basis through an application process. To learn more about the program or to receive the application, e-mail email@example.com
Please note: Grocery Assistance gift cards expire within six (6) months. If you do not pick up your card within this timeframe, we will not re-issue new cards. You will have to re-apply for the program.
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