Rules Governing University Fees
The Board of Governors reserves the right to change fees and rules governing refunds without prior notice.
Tuition fees vary according to your legal status in Canada, as defined in the regulations of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
Tuition for Canadian citizens applies to the following students:
- A. Citizens or permanent residents of Canada and their dependants1.
If you are in this category but were born outside of Canada, you must submit proof of your Canadian status to InfoService (if you are an undergraduate student) or to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (if you are a master's or doctoral student) to qualify for Canadian tuition. A valid Canadian passport and, in most cases, a photo ID along with a social insurance number not starting with the number 9 can also be used.
- B. Members of the diplomatic corps and their dependants.1
- C. Persons granted entry into Canada to come and work, and their dependants.2
- D. Refugees and their dependants recognized by the Canadian government.1+3
If you belong to category B, C or D, you must provide supporting documents to InfoService or to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies before you can qualify for Canadian fees.
Tuition for international students applies to persons:
- E. who do not belong to any of the groups described in A, B, C or D, or
- F. who, despite belonging to one of the groups in A, B, C or D, have not submitted their supporting documents before the registration deadline.4
1. The term dependant includes your spouse, your common-law partner, your unmarried child or your spouse's unmarried child. Dependant status must be fully documented for the student to be eligible:
A. Spousal Status: A marriage license is required to verify spousal status.
B. Common-Law Status: An affidavit signed by both spouses, a lawyer, notary or commissioner confirming that they are living together in a conjugal relationship for not less than one year, or that they are living together in a conjugal relationship and are raising any children of whom they both are the natural or adoptive parent, is required to verify their common-law status.
C. Unmarried Child Status: To be eligible as an unmarried child, the dependant must be under age 22 and not a spouse or common-law partner when they begin their studies. An unmarried child can also be a person with a disability who has been financially supported substantially by his or her parents, and who is unable to be self-supporting because of the disability.
2. You are excluded from this category if you are:
- A visitor hired as a graduate teaching or research assistant;
- An international student holding a work permit to complete your CO-OP or internship employment or medical training (resident or clinical or research fellowship);
- An international student holding a work permit for post-graduate work (usually for up to three years of work opportunities upon graduation);
- An international student whose spouse or common-law partner has received a work permit as a result of the international student holding a valid Study Permit; or
- An international student holding an Off-Campus Work Permit.
3. Canada recognizes a person as a Convention refugee only after the second phase of the refugee claim assessment has been completed. You must also provide a letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) confirming that CIC has received your application for permanent resident status.
4. Proof of Citizenship or Permanent Status must be submitted by these deadlines:
- January 31 for the winter session;
- June 30 for graduate students registered for the spring session (May-August);
- July 31 for graduate students registered for the summer session (July-August), as well as for undergraduate students registered during the spring or summer sessions; and
- October 31 for the fall session.
Otherwise Foreign Student Fees will apply. No retroactive status changes will be made
Tuition for auditors
An auditor (see definition) pays 15% of the cost for each course taken. If the student only takes courses as an auditor, incidental fees do not apply.
This concerns part-time undergraduate and graduate auditors in all programs with the exception of the Undergraduate Medical Education program.
Incidental fees are non-refundable after the period for full refunds ends.
Special ancillary fees may apply to specific courses and programs. For the full list of these, see Ancillary fees.
Terms and conditions
Tuition fees are set according to two categories: full-time studies and part-time studies. For details and conditions, see Student classification.
Fee amount and payment
Your tuition and incidental fees depend on your program of studies, on your legal status in Canada and on the number of credits you are taking. You must have paid all of your fees before you attend your first class (see the deadlines in the University calendar).
Fees for late registration apply after the deadline published in the University calendar. See Administrative fees.
Cancellation and reinstatement of registration
Once you have your course selection approved, you must inform the University in writing if you decide not to attend the course, to drop a course or to withdraw for the session. Failure to notify will result in a grade of ABS (equivalent to an F). Your fees remain payable.
Also, if you inform the University in writing that you are withdrawing from a course or a program for the session and later want to be reinstated for the same session, you must submit a written request to the registrar and pay an administrative fee if your request is approved.