Graduate Fees

Fees Schedule for Graduate Programs

Note: All dates on this page pertain to the 2015-16 academic year.

​In addition to tuition, payments of graduate fees are required. It's important to understand how fees will affect your academic experience, so be sure to read the policies​ on various fee and payment types.

Fees must be paid by August 28, 2015 so that your payment is processed by September 18, 2015, the deadline to register.

Combined Program

Students in a combined program (e.g., MSW/JD) pay fees according to the established pattern of registration. There may be additional fees levied for enrolment in specific courses or for individual circumstances. Please contact your graduate unit for details.

Concurrent Registration

The concurrent registration option is available only in degree programs with approved partner degree programs at U of T. Available at the master’s degree level only, students who are accepted into each partner degree program option in each degree program, subject to the approval of both programs.

A concurrent program normally follows one of a number of established patterns of registration including full-time and part-time, recognizing that a student may not be registered full-time in two programs at the same time. Fees are included in the tuition fee schedule available on the Student Accounts website.

Dual Registration

If you are a master’s student at U of T who has a minimal amount of work outstanding for your master’s degree and have been offered admission to a doctoral program, you may be permitted to register dually in both the master’s and doctoral programs for one session (Fall session or Winter session). Please consult your graduate unit for further details.

A dual registrant will be engaged in full-time doctoral studies and will be registered full-time in the doctoral and part-time in the master’s program. Only fees for the doctoral program will be charged.

You must be recommended for the award of the master's degree by January 22, 2016 if you are a dual registrant during the Fall session, or April 12, 2016 if you are a dual registrant during the Winter session. Otherwise your doctoral registration will be cancelled and your fee payment will be applied to your master’s registration.

Final-Year Fees for Doctoral & Master's Students

Doctoral Fees

Academic fees for full-time doctoral students in the final year of their program, and who are before their maximum time limit, are pro-rated based on the 12-month academic year plus sessional incidentals. Academic fees for doctoral students in the final extension year, and who are beyond their maximum time limit, are prorated based on 50% of the annual domestic fee for the 12-month academic year plus sessional incidentals.

Doctoral students will be billed for the whole year but may choose to pay:

  1. The full fee.

  2. The minimum first payment (100% of current fall tuition fee charges);

  3. The fee based on the expected date of completion

If you choose to pay less than the full-year fee, a monthly service charge (starting November 15) will be applied to any outstanding balance. If you have made a fee arrangement that exempts you from paying service fees until the end of April, the arrangement will not be applicable if you submit your thesis prior to the end of April.

When a final corrected thesis is submitted, fees and service charges are adjusted accordingly. For more information, please review the monthly academic and incidental fees schedule at the Student Accounts website. The pro-rated fee applies to students who have been continuously registered in their program, or who have obtained an authorized leave of absence. Please note that international students may be entitled to a partial refund of their UHIP fee; these students are advised to contact the Centre for International Experience for more information.

Academic fees for the final extension year are prorated, based on 50% of the annual domestic fee for the 12-month academic year plus sessional incidentals.

Master's Fees

Your Fall 2015 session registration and fees are cancelled if your degree recommendation and final master's thesis (if required) are submitted to SGS by October 2, 2015. If you are not recommended by October 2, 2015, you will be required to register and pay fees for the Fall session. Please note that a late fee will apply if you have not registered in the registration period but do not make the deadline and are required to enroll.

You do not register or pay fees for the Winter 2016 session if your degree recommendation and final master's thesis (if required) are submitted to SGS by January 22, 2016. If you are not recommended by January 22, 2016, you will be required to pay fees for the Winter session.

Immigration Status

You are eligible for the domestic tuition rate if you are claiming Status in Canada exemption. For more information on eligibility for international fee exemptions, please consult the Student Accounts website. A change of status is not retroactive to any previous session. Bring original documents to substantiate the claim to SGS by the following deadlines:

November 1 for reassessment for the complete Fall and Winter session.

February 1 for the reassessment for the Winter session only.

June 30 for reassessment for the complete Summer session. This only applies to students that have tuition fees charged for the summer session.

Students who are assessed annual fees will have to claim Status in Canada exemption in the session that they are charged their annual fees.

Income Tax Receipts

Tax Credit Forms (T2202A) are available in February from the Student Web Services (ROSI/ACORN). Students can print forms directly for income tax purposes. Please ensure your address information is current on ACORN/ROSI.

Invoices

U of T does not mail fee invoices to students. You are informed of fees payable by way of Student Web Services (ROSI/ACORN) where you may view your account in invoice format. Every transaction is posted to your account. All students are expected to monitor all account activity. Tuition is updated in real time and always reflects the most current situation.

Notify all graduate units of your decision to accept/decline their offers of admission. Otherwise, you will be invoiced for all programs to which you have been admitted.

Late Registration

After September 18, 2015 or January 15, 2016 (for students registering in the Winter session), you will be required to show proof of payment and register at SGS. A late registration fee of $44 plus $5 per additional day to a maximum of $94 will be charged.

Note: Effective September 1, 2016, the late registration fee will be a flat rate of $44.

Minimum Degree Fee

All graduate students must pay a minimum degree fee. This fee is based upon the full-time program length for each graduate master's program and is assessed prior to graduation. The minimum degree fee for PhD and professional doctoral programs is the fee associated with one year (three sessions of full-time studies). Minimum degree fee represents the minimum amount of tuition that every student, whether registered full-time or part-time, must pay upon completion of the program prior to graduation.

If, at the end of your program, the total amount of academic fees which you paid during the time you were registered is less than the minimum degree fee, you will be required to pay the outstanding balance.

Students who undertake their studies on a part-time basis are required to pay at least the same amount of tuition for their degree as a full-time student. Many part-time students must pay a minimum degree fee prior to graduation. Full-time students who accelerate their programs and finish the degree requirements in less time than the program length must also pay a minimum degree fee. If a student has paid more than the minimum degree fee due to the time taken to complete the degree requirements, there will be no refund of fees. Any fees paid as a non-degree student (whether at U of T or at another institution) will not be counted towards the minimum degree fee. The SGS-approved transfer of graduate academic credit also does not reduce the required minimum degree fee.

To find out the program length for your degree program, please contact your home graduate unit or check the program entry in the SGS Calendar.

Non-degree Special Students

Full-time special students pay the full-time academic fee. Special students enrolling on a part-time basis will pay for each course or half-course. Fees paid as a special student cannot be applied to any subsequent degree program. Refund dates are different for part-time special students. Check the Student Accounts website for details.

Non-traditional/Summer Start Programs

U of T offers a number of programs that begin in the summer session (May to August) or that have non-traditional start times (i.e., June). If you are taking a program that does not fall into a traditional annual cycle, consult your graduate unit for specific information regarding fee refunds and withdrawal dates.

Refunds

Withdrawal from courses and programs without academic penalty does not necessarily result in a refund. Please review the deadlines for withdrawals on the refund schedule at the Student Accounts website. For information regarding fee refunds for compressed or modular courses, consult with the graduate unit.

Register Without Payment (Fee Deferral)

You may request to register without payment (i.e., make a fee deferral) through the Student Web Services (ROSI/ACORN) if you have no outstanding fees from a previous session and are the recipient of one of the following which exceeds the Minimum Payment to Register amount on your Student Web Services (ROSI/ACORN) invoice:

  • Ontario Student Assistance Plan (OSAP) loan

  • Other provincial government loan

  • US government loan

  • University funding package (major award, research stipend or teaching stipend)

Students who are not receiving loans or a university funding package, but have proof of university funding (TA, RA, major award, etc.) which exceeds the Minimum Payment to Register may request a fee deferral by submitting the Register Without Payment (Fee Deferral) form to their graduate unit. If you are registering late, you must come to the SGS Student Services office in person and request to register without payment (I.e., make a fee deferral). Late registration fees will be assessed.

Senior Citizens

There is no discount of fees for a senior citizen wishing to pursue a graduate degree at U of T. For more information on the SGS fee schedule, please visit Student Accounts.

Service Charges

If not paid in full, any outstanding account balance is subject to a monthly service charge of 1.5% compounded monthly (19.56% per annum). For more information about service charges, visit the Student Accounts website.

When you request to register without payment, your fees are still considered outstanding and owing to SGS. Please review the following information about service charges in regards to OSAP and other sources of funding.

OSAP or other provincial loans—For requests to register without payment made on the basis of OSAP or other provincial loans, service charges begin to accrue as follows:

  • Fall/Winter session—Assessed as of October 15 and as of the 15th of every month thereafter until fees are paid in full.

  • Winter session—Assessed as of February 15 and as of the 15th of every month thereafter until fees are paid in full.

  • Summer session—Assessed as of June 15 if not a summer start. Assessed as of October 15 if the program started in the summer. Assessed as of the 15th of every month thereafter until fees are paid in full.

Major award, research stipend, or teaching assistantship that covers at least the minimum first payment—Registering without payment allows outstanding balances on fees accounts to exist without incurring service charges. The dates of the first assessment of service charges for students beginning their program in the fall, winter or summer session are as follows:

  • Fall session registration—Assessed as of May 15 and as of the 15th of every month thereafter until fees are paid in full.

  • Winter session registration—Assessed as of May 15 and as of the 15th of every month thereafter until fees are paid in full.

  • Summer session registration—Assessed as of September 15 if not a Summer start. Assessed as of January 15 if the program started in the summer. Assessed as of the 15th of every month thereafter until fees are paid in full.

Simultaneous Registration

Simultaneous registration in two full-time programs is not permitted.

With the consent of both graduate units concerned, or of the graduate unit and another faculty or school, and written notification to SGS, simultaneous registration in a full-time program and a part-time program may be permitted. Two part-time registrations in different programs may also be permitted. Students are responsible for the fees charged for both programs.

U of T Staff Tuition Fee Waivers

Education is central to the U o f T experience, not only for students, but for all members of the University community. For more information on what educational opportunities are available to you, please check your collective agreement or employment policy, or the benefits section for your employee group.

For more information on U of T Staff Tuition Fee Waiver, visit HR Forms.