Fees normally consist of tuition, incidental and ancillary fees (including items such as the U of T Mississauga shuttle bus, Health and Counselling Centre, athletics, student services, and student organizations).
Fees are based on the normal length of time it takes to complete a full-time program (i.e. four consecutive years for a BBA/BCom/HBA/HBSc). Students who stay for more than the normal length of time for their program may face higher tuition fee levels in the subsequent years.
Domestic student and international student fees are established by the Governing Council, and are subject to change any time upon approval. For detailed information, please consult the Student Accounts website.
Tuition fees are assessed by course or program, depending on the program(s) of study you are registered in. The University reserves the right to alter the fees and other charges described in the Calendar.
Course fees are assessed based on the number of credits a student is enrolled in. When a course is added, the course fee is charged immediately (not including waitlisted courses), regardless of when the course begins. When a course is dropped, the course fee is reversed in accordance with the refund schedule, which can be found on the Student Accounts website.
Program fees are assessed when a student is registered in a specialized deregulated fee program with enrolment in a minimum number of credits. As the minimum number of credits can vary by program, see below for further details:
- Students who are in the Commerce Specialist are charged a flat program fee if enrolled in 3.0 credits or more, and a deregulated per course fee if enrolled in 2.5 credits or less.
- Students who are in Bioinformatics; Commerce (major); Communication, Culture, Information & Technology (CCIT); Computer Science; Digital Enterprise Management; Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations; Information Security; Interactive Digital Media; Management; and Visual Culture and Communication are charged a flat program fee if enrolled in 4.0 credits or more, and a deregulated per course fee if enrolled in 3.5 credits or less.
Students with a documented, permanent disability who are registered with the Accessibility Services, may opt to pay the deregulated per course fee instead of the deregulated program fee by speaking with the Accessibility Services.
Students who accept a deregulated program Subject POSt (Program of Study) will be back-charged deregulated fees for all courses commencing with the session after 4.0 credits were completed.
Tuition fees will be posted on a student’s financial account on ACORN after enrolment in at least one course has taken place. The invoice will provide a detailed breakdown of the fees for each term or session that a student has registered in, including tuition fees, incidental and ancillary fees, and other applicable fees. Additionally, a student’s current invoice will also update as funds are credited to their account through payments made by the student, or University of Toronto scholarships, awards, bursaries or grants.
Returning students may review current or past tuition fee invoices, including any outstanding balances owed to the university from a previous session. Students may print a copy of their invoice at any time, as they will not be mailed.
Students must pay their tuition fees or request a fee deferral by the appropriate deadline in order to complete their registration. Students who do not pay or defer their fees will be removed from their courses, and will be subject to the late registration fee if they wish to re-enrol in courses for the upcoming term or session.
Tuition fees are paid through the bank, on ACORN using a credit card, or through other available options. Students must take a printout of their ACORN invoice to the bank if they pay their fees in person. Fees cannot be paid at the Office of the Registrar. For a complete list of payment options, visit the Student Accounts website.
A fee deferral is a special, temporary arrangement to ensure that a student may register by the appropriate deadline, with an understanding that fees must be paid once their financial aid is received. Students who are registered on the basis of an approved fee deferral remain financially responsible for their outstanding balance, and must make their payments by the appropriate deadline(s) in order to avoid service charges. Fee deferrals may be requested on ACORN.
Students who are receiving financial aid (i.e., OSAP or other government student loans) or scholarships, and are not able to make a tuition payment on their own by the deadline may request a fee deferral in order to register for the upcoming session(s).
Students who are receiving a scholarship or award may be eligible if the amount of their award is greater than the Minimum Payment to Register, as listed on their invoice. Students who receive financial sponsorship (for example, by their home government) may register via sponsorship by sending the appropriate documents to the Student Accounts office.
In order to be approved for a fee deferral, students must not have any outstanding fees from a previous session.
Fees that remain unpaid by the published deadlines will incur a monthly service charge of 1.5% compounded (19.56% per annum). Payments made by continuing or returning students will first be applied to outstanding university debts and then to current or upcoming fees.
The following are recognized University obligations:
- Tuition fees
- Academic and other incidental fees
- Residence fees and charges
- Library fines
- Bookstore accounts
- Loans made by colleges, faculties or the university
- Health and Counselling Centre account
- Office of the Registrar accounts
- Unreturned or damaged instruments, materials and equipment;
- Orders for the restitution, rectification or payment of damages, fines, bonds for good behaviour, and requirement of public service work imposed under the authority of the Code of Student Conduct.
The following academic sanctions will be imposed on students with outstanding University obligations:
- Official transcripts of record will not be issued.
- The University will not release either the official document which declares the degree, diploma or certificate earned nor provide oral confirmation or written certification of degree or enrolment status to external enquirers. Indebted graduands will be allowed to participate in convocation and have their names appear in the convocation program.
- Registration will be refused or withdrawn to continuing or returning students.
Students are responsible for paying their fees as shown on ACORN. Outstanding fees are transferred to an external collections agency. For more information on outstanding fees, visit the Student Accounts website.
Students who drop one or more courses may be eligible for a fee refund depending on the course drop date(s) recorded on ACORN. Refund schedules for program fees and course fees are different. Fee refund schedules are available on the Student Accounts website.