Before beginning your graduate program, it is important to understand the costs involved. These costs include tuition, general fees, books, accommodations, living expenses, food and transportation. Investigate the scholarships and other sources of funding available, and discuss funding with your graduate program administrator or director. Students in thesis-based programs are normally offered a funding package from various sources at the time of admission.
Tuition and General Fees
As a Graduate Student you will pay Tuition and General Fees each year:
Students in PhD and thesis based Masters programs pay full fees at the outset of the program, and continuing fees in later years this fee structure should be taken into account in your financial planning.
Fees Fact Sheets
Most General Fees are assessed on a per-term basis; however some are assessed once a year and include: Graduate Students' Association (GSA) Fees, Graduate Health and Dental Insurance Fees, Group Insurance and the Graduate Bursary Donation. These fees are tied to the student's registration anniversary. General fees assessed on a per term basis and include UPASS (Transit Pass), Campus Recreation and Athletics, and a Student Services Fee.
Check with your program for an estimation of the cost of books and equipment.
Tuition and General Fees can be paid through online banking in the same way as you might pay a utility bill. Credit cards are not accepted for payment of tuition and fees. You may also send payment by mail in the form of a cheque, money order or bank draft. Instructions are available through Enrolment Services.
If you are receiving funding from the University that is more than your fees you may apply for a Graduate Student Payment Plan. This plan allows you to make payments on your fees over a speficied period of time.
Need additional help with the payment plan application? Contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org or (403) 220-4938.