University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

VI--Schedule of Fees

University Fees

Tuition Fees

The undermentioned rates are those in effect until April 30, 2003. At the time of printing the 2003-2004 fee schedule had not been determined. The undermentioned tuition fees apply to Canadian students and those with permanent resident status. Students from outside of Canada, who do not have permanent resident status, should consult Visa Students, in this section.

Note: For tuition fees for the University of Guelph-Humber please check the University of Guelph-Humber website at

Note: Special or Non-degree full-time students pay the same tuition fee per program as indicated by programs for regular full-time students.

Full-Time Fees - 2.00 credits or more


Semester Fee

Bachelor of Applied Science


Bachelor of Arts


Bachelor of Arts and Science


Bachelor of Commerce


Bachelor of Computing


Bachelor of Landscape Architecture


Bachelor of Science


Bachelor of Science in Agriculture


Bachelor of Science in Engineering


Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences


Bachelor of Science in Technology


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine


General Studies


Part-Time Fees - less than 2.00 credits

Fee per 0.50 Credit

Tuition fee


Central Student Association fee


Student Support Service fee


University Centre fee


Fee per Semester

First Aid Response







Part-time athletic fee


Part-time building fee


Sign Club


Student Health Service fee


Student bus pass




Annual Fee

Medical Insurance Premium


Dental Plan


Audit Fees

Registration fee per audited course


Visa Student Fees

The tuition fee for students from outside of Canada who have obtained a student authorization and visa is as shown below:



Semester Fee


Fee (per 0.50


B.A., B.A.S., B.A.SC., B.COMM., B.COMP., B.SC., B.SC. (AGR.), B.SC. (ENV.), B.SC. (TECH.), General Studies



B.L.A., B.SC. (ENG.)






Health Insurance for International Students

All international students registered at the University of Guelph are required to enrol in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) - participation is compulsory. The 2002-2003 fees are:

Per Year

Per Semester

Single coverage



Two-person coverage



Family coverage



Students who are studying on student visas 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 Undergraduate Programs Services, Office of Registrarial Services. To effect a change of fees in a particular semester, the documentation must be presented prior to June 30 (Summer Semester), November 1 (Fall Semester), or February 1 (Winter Semester).

Categories of students who are exempt from paying the visa student fee are synopsized as follows:

  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or their dependents.
  • applicants for permanent residency who submit the appropriate letter.
  • diplomatic or consular officers of another country or representatives of the United Nations or its agencies who are stationed in Canada, or their dependents.
  • visitors, or their dependents, who are in Canada on an employment authorization.
  • refugees (officially recognized).
  • members of foreign military forces admitted to Canada under the Visiting Forces Act, and their dependents.

The descriptions above are brief statements synopsized from the regulations of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Final interpretation rests with the Office of Registrarial Services and documentation must be acceptable to the Office of Registrarial Services. The regulations are subject to change without notice.

Other Tuition and Incidental Fees

Co-operative Education

Fee per Semester

Academic Semesters (maximum of 8)


Work Semesters


Annual Fee

Dental Plan Premium*


Medical Insurance Premium*


Exchange Program

Guelph students attending other institutions are required to pay the University of Guelph the cost of full-time tuition and compulsory fees (less the Bus Pass fee). These students are assessed a $75.00 Administration Fee.

Foreign students attending the University of Guelph are required to pay the University Health Insurance premiums shown below (UHIP) as well as the medical insurance premium, and Bus Pass fee.

Semester Abroad Program

Students are required to pay full-time tuition plus the compulsory medical insurance premium and dental plan premium.

Senior Citizens (Canadian Citizens & Permanent Residents only)

Senior citizens, aged 65 years and over as of the first day of the month in which registration for a semester occurs, who are admitted for registration, will be exempt from the payment of tuition, student organization and other fees, with the exception of material costs required for Fine Art and Distance Education courses.

Summer Semester and Summer Session

For classification purposes, any combination of Summer Semester credits (13 week) and Summer Session credits (6 week) that total 2.00 credits or more will constitute full-time enrolment and tuition and other university fees will be charged accordingly.

Other University Fees

These fees are applicable to students registered in 2.00 or more credits. They are compulsory and non refundable.

Athletic building fee


Athletic fee


Student health service fee


University centre fee*


Student support service fee


Total other university fees


*The University Centre Fee is payable at $10.50 per semester to a total of $21.00 for each 12 month period commencing with the Summer Semester. Part-time students are charged $2.10 per 0.50 credit.

Student Organization Fees

Applicable to students registered in 2.00 credits or more. These fees, determined by programs, are collected as a service to the student government to support student organizations, distributed as follows:

Canadian Federation of Students




Entertainment Media fee


First Response Team




Guelph Queer Equality





Magic Bus




Ontario Federation of Students






Peak Newspaper


Radio Gryphon


Sign Club


Student Bus Pass


University of Guelph Central Student Association


Volunteer Connections


Women's Resource Centre




In addition, the Dental Plan annual premium of $85.06 and the Medical Insurance Premium of $102.90 provide coverage for the duration of the semester, whether or not the student withdraws from the University. Married students wishing to have their spouse and/or children insured and students who marry during the semester must apply within 30 days of registration or marriage respectively. See the Central Student Association, UC Level 2 (Room 274). Please refer to your C.S.A. or G.S.A handbook for more details with respect to your student Health Plan.

Colleges Semester Fee

Arts (including Carousel contribution)


Biological Science


Physical Science


Physical Science (Engineering)


Ontario Agricultural College


Ontario Veterinary College


Social and Applied Human Sciences


Note: when searching for a course code replace the " * " with a blank

Admission inquiries: Admission Services ~ ~ ~ General calendar inquiries: Undergraduate Program Services ~ ~ ~ Last revision: 14 May 2003

2003 Office of Registrarial Services, University of Guelph