Registration and Tuition Fees

Registration and Tuition Fees

It is your responsibility to register by the dates indicated in the School of Graduate Studies Calendar

You are considered officially registered as soon as you have paid tuition and incidental fees, or have requested to register without payment.  
You may request to register without payment (i.e., make a fee deferral) through 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) invoice:

  • Ontario Student Assistance Plan (OSAP) loan
  • Other provincial government loan
  • US government loan
  • University funding package (major award, research stipend or teaching stipend)

To register on time, pay or register without payment by the SGS deadline.

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. 

Tuition fees for PhD students in their final year

Academic fees for full-time doctoral students in the final year of their program are pro-rated based on the twelve-month academic year. Incidental fees are charged on a sessional (term) basis. 

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

1. the full fee 
2. the minimum first payment (65% of the full fee) 
3. or the fee based on the expected date of completion 

If you choose to pay less than the full-year fee, please note that starting November 15th, a monthly service charge will be applied to any outstanding balance. 

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