Each student will be able to view a detailed assessment of fees due on their student account within MyCampus. No fee statements will be mailed. Students are responsible for paying amounts owing or making payment arrangements (see methods of payment and settlement) by the fee deadlines specified in the academic schedule. Outstanding fees must be paid before subsequent registration will be allowed.
Students in fee-per-credit programs will have tuition and compulsory fees assessed only upon registration in courses. Therefore, students in fee-per-credit programs should register in advance of the fee deadline in order to review their assessment of fees and ensure amounts owing are paid on time. Any student who registers in courses after the first day of the term is required to pay their fees immediately and may be assessed a late payment fee.
Students in flat-fee programs will normally be enrolled in a continuance course and will therefore have their fees assessed prior to registration in courses. For further details, please see the policy on registration.
Students with fees outstanding beyond the due date will be assessed a late payment fee and will be subject to the university’s hold policy. Students on hold are unable to register, view grades, order transcripts or graduate. Other services (e.g., library access, parking passes) may also be denied.
Students expecting to receive money from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) after payment deadlines should meet with Student Awards and Financial Aid to make arrangements before the tuition payment deadline.
A student in a fee-per-credit program dropping courses within the first 10 lecture days in any semester will not be liable for tuition fees for those courses. Any student in a fee-per-credit program who drops a course after the 10th day of lectures up to the 20th day of lectures will receive a 50 per cent refund of tuition fees. No tuition will be refunded for courses dropped after the 20th day of lectures. Students in fee-per-credit programs wishing to drop courses should visit gradstudies.uoit.ca/paymentdeadlines for specific refund dates.
A student in a flat-fee program dropping a course or all courses is still responsible for tuition and fees. For further details, please see the policy on registration.
A student in a flat-fee program withdrawing from their program within the first 10 lecture days in any semester will not be liable for tuition fees. Any student in a flat-fee program who withdraws from their program after the 10th day of lectures up to the 20th day will receive a 50 per cent refund of tuition fees. No tuition will be refunded for program withdrawals after the 20th day.
Ancillary fees are non-refundable after the 10th day of lectures.
Methods of payment and deferment of fees
Please visit gradstudies.uoit.ca/paymentoptions for the most up-to-date details and instructions on payment and settlement types.
Tuition and fees
Graduate students enrolled in a flat-fee program are charged tuition fees based on full- or part-time status in a graduate program. Students are expected to confirm their status at the time of their initial application. In addition, students are expected to be continuously enrolled and will, therefore, pay tuition and fees in each term until the completion of their program.
Graduate students enrolled in a fee-per-credit program are charged tuition fees based on the number of credits in which they have registered. Students should note that their full- or part-time status is not dependent on the number of credits or courses they take. If a student wishes to change their full- or part-time status, they must go through the formal process to do so.
A graduate student in a fee-per-credit program will be charged a continuance fee for their continuing work on a major paper, project or thesis for each term extension beyond the normal degree components. The continuation fee will be based on three credits for part-time graduate students and six credits for full-time graduate students, plus ancillary fees.
To view current tuition and other fees, please visit gradstudies.uoit.ca/tuitionandfees.
Ancillary and student organization fees
Ancillary and student organization fees are charged on a semester basis and are due at the same time as tuition. For further details on ancillary and student organization fees, please visit gradstudies.uoit.ca/tuitionandfees.
Health and dental insurance
Health and dental insurance fees are charged annually and are assessed as part of fall semester fees. These fees are charged to full-time students only. Students dropping to part-time status before the opt-out date will receive a refund of health and dental fees. The rates are determined by the insurer. Students starting their program in the winter term or spring/summer sessions will be assessed this fee on a pro-rated basis. For more information on health and dental insurance, visit the Student Association website at your-sa.ca.
International students are required to pay the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) fees in addition to regular health and dental insurance fees. The rates are determined by the insurer. Students starting their program in the winter term or spring/summer sessions will be assessed this fee on a pro-rated basis. Additional information on UHIP is available through the International office.
Various types of financial support are available from the university, government or other sources. All are offered on a competitive basis except bursaries and OSAP assistance; these are awarded on the basis of financial need. Tuition and accommodation costs are the student’s responsibility. Domestic students are strongly encouraged to apply to provincial and federal granting agencies for graduate scholarships. International students are encouraged to apply to granting agencies in their home countries.
Qualified full-time students may be eligible for financial support through research assistantships funded by their faculty supervisor’s research grants, government scholarships or other merit scholarships, and/or teaching assistantships. Further details can be found at gradstudies.uoit.ca/funding.