Understanding your fees

All students pay tuition/continuing fees and general fees in each term of the academic year.

Student fees

You can find fee totals, fee breakdowns and payment deadlines in your Student Centre under My Financials: Account Inquiry.

General fees

General fees give you access to many services such as the gym, transit, health and dental services etc. Some fees are paid once per year (annual fees) and others are paid three times per year (per term fees). The Spring and Summer term are considered one term.

Students can opt-out of the health and dental plan (contact the GSA) and the graduate donation fee before the fee payment deadline. If you opt out, you will see waived beside the fee in your Student Centre.

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Tuition fees

Your tuition is the cost of instruction and teaching to attain your degree. Thesis-based students pay a flat tuition fee whether they are taking classes or working on their thesis. However, some courses have supplementary course fees in addition to the flat tuition fee. You can see a full listing of courses with additional fees here

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Continuing fees for Master's students

Thesis-based master's students (excluding MBA) pay tuition fees for the first year. After the first year, they are charged annual continuing fees. Students in the thesis-based MBA program pay full tuition fees in both the first and second years. 


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Continuing fees for PhD students

PhD students pay continuing fees after being admitted to candidacy. Check with your program/supervisor for candidacy requirements.

Candidacy fees are applied to the term after successful completion of candidacy. Eg. If you are admitted to candidacy in the Fall term, your fees will switch to continuing fees in the Winter term. Spring and Summer are counted as one term in this case.

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How fees are calculated

A number of factors affect how your fees are calculated.

Your program

Some programs have program-specific tuition and continuing fees. You can find a listing of program-specific fees and the standard fee on the graduate calendar.

Program-specific fees

Your time in the program

Your academic progress will affect if you are paying continuing fees. Continuing fees may be higher or lower than the tuition fees you paid in the first year(s). 

Citizenship/ Residency

Study permit holders (international students) pay different fees than domestic students. 

Your registration status

General fees for part-time students are lower than full-time students. However, tuition is unaffected by your registration status, meaning you pay the same tuition amount whether you are a full- or part-time student.

Your account statement

You can find your total fees - general fees plus tuition/continuing fees - in your Student Centre under My Financials. If you do not see your fees listed, check to make sure you are registered. 

If you need to show a list of your fees and your registration status to a third party, print a Confirmation of Registration Letter.