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University Academic Fees
University Non-Academic Fees
Student Organization Fees
Payment of Fees
Refund of Fees
Early Completion Rebate


University Academic Fees

Tuition Fees
The following schedule of tuition fees will apply.

Schedule of tuition fees per semester
Canadians and Permanent Residents
Special (Non-degree) per course$ 815.80
Visa Students
Special (Non-degree) per course$1207.00

* The student is obliged to show cause for declaring part-time classification; see
Classification. Note that the maximum course credit load for part-time students is 1.0. International students are not permitted to register part-time.
Changes to Fee Assessment:
     Students who are studying on student authorizations and whose immigration status changes, or those who may be eligible for the regular tuition fees but are charged the visa student fees, must present acceptable official documentation to Graduate Program Services. To effect a change of fees in a particular semester, the documentation must be presented not later than the last working day prior to June 30 (summer semester), November 1 (fall semester), or February 1 (winter semester).

Co-operative Education fee$200.00
Payable by all students in each (academic and work) term of an approved graduate co-op program.

Senior Citizens:
     Senior citizens, aged 65 years and over as of the first day of the month in which a semester commences, who are admitted for registration, will be exempt from the payment of tuition, student organization and other fees. Course material fees may apply for some courses.

Other Academic Fees
Application Fee$60.00
Payable with the submission of an Application for Admission, by bank draft or money order only. This fee also applies to reactivation of a previously closed application file and to requests for deferral of an offer of admission.

Tuition Deposit$50.00
Payable by new students upon acceptance of the Offer of Admission and credited to the initial payment of the tuition fee. This fee is not refundable upon failure to register, except when a "conditional" acceptance is not confirmed by the university. Please note that due to the nature of the program the tuition deposit for Family Relations and Applied Nutrition (Couple and Family Therapy) is $250.00

Late Registration Fee$60.00
No registration will be permitted after the 14th class day.

Transfer Fee$35.00
Payable with submission of application to transfer degree program and/or department/school designation.

Re-Admission Fee$100.00
Payable with application for re-admission to a graduate program.

Graduation Fee$30.00
Payable in the semester in which requirements are completed.

Thesis Publication Fee$40.00
For the National Library of Canada; payable in the semester in which requirements are completed.

MFA Exhibition Archive Fee$40.00
Payable by MFA graduands in the semester in which requirements are completed.

Transcript Feeper copy, $8.00

University Non-Academic Fees

     Required only of full-time graduate students, unless otherwise indicated. Full-time students living more than 200 km. from Guelph who apply for "full-time distant" status may be exempted from some of the following fees. See Graduate Program Services for details.

Athletic and Recreational Fee$55.05 per semester
Payable by all full-time students except non-degree students; the latter and all others must purchase an Athletic card at the Athletics Centre if they wish to use privileges and facilities.

Athletic Capital Fee$27.00 per semester
Payable by all full-time students, except non-degree students.

Bus Pass$39.00 per semester
Payable by all full-time and part-time students.

Dental Plan$79.93 annually
Special Service Contract: payable by all full-time students except non-degree students. Payable in the Fall semester,( new students pay in their semester of entry) for coverage from September to August. Provincial sales tax is included.

Health Services$19.50 per semester
Payable by all full-time students except non-degree students.

Medical Insurance Premium$48.50 per semester
Special Service Contract: payable by all full-time students and exchange students in each of the Fall and Winter semesters; coverage continues until August of each year. This fee is non-refundable. Provincial sales tax is included.

Ontario Public Interest Research Group (Guelph Chapter)
(G-OPIRG)$4.87 per semester
Payable by all full-time and part-time students, except non- degree students.

Radio Gryphon$2.50 per semester
Payable by all full-time students except non-degree students.

Student Support Services:
Payable by all full-time students$29.35 per semester
Payable by all part-time students$8.75 per semester

University Centre:
(full-time)$10.50 per semester
(part-time)$1.25 for each 0.25 course credit
Payable by all students, except non-degree students. A maximum of $21.00 is assessed in any fiscal year period (May to April).

Student Organization Fees

     The Constitution of the University of Guelph Graduate Students' Association provides (Art. III, Sec. 1.) for all graduate students of the University of Guelph to be Members of the Association. The following fees are collected as a service to the Association.

Graduate Students' Association Fees (per semester)
Canadian Federation of Students - Ontario$1.84
Canadian Federation of Students$2.20
Per semester, Bursary Fund$1.00

Payment of Fees

     The fees for a semester are due and payable as indicated on the invoice issued by Student Financial Services for that semester.
     Tentative registration may be granted to students who make arrangements with Student Financial Services for the deferred payment of their university accounts. Students who are expecting to use OSAP funds to pay their semester account are advised to apply for this assistance at least eight weeks in advance of the first day of semester so that the funds will be here by the beginning of the semester. Students wishing a deferral of fees based on anticipated OSAP must receive approval from Student Financial Services.

  • Account Deferment Fee
    If a deferral of fees is granted, the student will be assessed an
    account deferment fee$50.00

  • Administrative Fee
         An administrative fee is charged for each cheque in the amount of $245.00 or greater upon which payment is refused by the bank on which it is drawn.
    First occurrence$50.00
    Second and each subsequent occurrence$70.00

         Students with a second occurrence may be placed on a cash or certified cheque basis and/or forfeit their mail registration privilege.
    An administrative fee is charged for each cheque in the amount of less than $245.00 upon which payment is refused by the bank on which it is drawn.
    First occurrence$10.00
    Second occurrence$20.00
    Third and each subsequent occurrence$40.00

  • Academic sanction
    An academic sanction may be applied to students who have not made payment, or suitable arrangements for payment, of their university accounts. Such sanction may involve one or more of:
    (a) withholding of semester course standings and reports,
    (b) withholding of transcripts,
    (c) withholding of degree or diploma,
    (d) denial or cancellation of registration for a subsequent semester.

Refund of Fees

     Upon the authorization of the dean of Graduate Studies a graduate student who withdraws from the university may be eligible for a refund of part of the fees, to be effective as of the date upon which the withdrawal notice is received in Graduate Program Services. Outstanding Library fines and charges are deducted from the calculated refund.
     If the withdrawal results in a credit balance in your fees account, i.e. payments are greater than charges, a refund cheque is produced. Allow approximately four weeks before refunds are available from Student Financial Services. The University has been directed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to return refunds to your bank in instances where assistance was received through a Government Student Loan.
     Refunds of tuition fees will be calculated according to the effective date and the following schedule.

Class daysRate
1 - 5 inclusive100%
6 - 10 inclusive75%
11 - 15 inclusive65%
16 - 20 inclusive50%
21 - 25 inclusive35%
26 - 30 inclusive20%
31 and beyondnil

     Other university non-academic fees with the exception of the Medical Insurance premium and Bus Pass, will be refunded in full up to and including the 15th class day of a semester, after which date no refunds will be made. Application for refund of the Radio Gryphon fee must be made to the Radio Gryphon office. Similarly, application for refund of the G-OPIRG fee must be made to the G-OPIRG office. Application for refund of the Dental Plan premium must be made to the Graduate Students' Association office.
     Refunds of room charges or of board charges relative to the university residences may be discussed with the director of Student Housing Services and/or the director of Hospitality Services.

Early Completion Rebate

     In certain circumstances, those students who complete the requirements for their degree programs early in a given semester may apply for a partial rebate of tuition fees paid for that semester. The rebate is pro-rated according to the date of final completion (see refund schedule, above). For more information regarding this option, contact Graduate Program Services. In order to qualify for the rebate, the student must have been registered in the immediate preceding semester.


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