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Fees

Students are academically and financially responsible for all enrolled courses and fees incurred unless they formally withdraw at my.ryerson.ca or in person at the ServiceHub (Podium, 1st floor, 350 Victoria Street) within the published deadline dates (whether or not they attend a class).

Note: Fees charged by Ryerson are approved annually by the Board of Governors for the academic year. Ryerson reserves the right to make changes in both the fees and the procedures without prior notice.

Course Fees

On individual course pages, the fee is noted for each available section. Fees are quoted in Canadian funds and are the Regular Fee Rate and International Fee Rate. You must pay your full fees at the time you enrol, whether you enrol online, by mail, or in person.

Visit How to Enrol In a Course for detailed information about the enrolment process.

For fee payment procedures, refer below to Payment of Fees. For related information, refer to Fee Policies below and/or visit Non-Tuition Related Fees and Services Charges, Refunds, and Tax Receipts . Part-time degree students should refer to the Undergraduate Calendar.

Can I get financial assistance to help pay my fees?

Awards and Financial Assistance lists all need-based financial aid (including government assistance) and merit-based awards available to continuing education students, along with eligibility criteria, how to apply, application deadlines, and more.

What are international student fees?

International Students explains how to calculate the International Fee Rate for courses. It also provides additional details about services and information for international students.

International Students: Ryerson University is currently unable to offer financial assistance to international continuing education students. All international students are encouraged to explore home government or private sources of funding prior to arriving in Canada.

Full-Time Students: Ryerson Undergraduate full-time program students who enrol in continuing education courses through The Chang School will be charged the applicable Chang School course fee(s).

Part-Time Students: Ryerson Undergraduate part-time program students who enrol in continuing education courses through The Chang School will be charged undergraduate fees for all of their enrolments; they are not charged the published Chang School course fee(s).

Fee Policies

Fee Changes

Every effort is made to adhere to the details outlined on this website, although courses, fees, days, hours of instruction, and instructors are subject to change without prior notice.

Students are academically and financially responsible for all enrolled courses and fees incurred unless they formally withdraw at my.ryerson.ca or in person at the ServiceHub (Podium, 1st floor, 350 Victoria Street) within the published deadline dates (whether or not they attend a class).

HST

Some courses are subject to HST and where applicable it is included in the total fee.

Outstanding Fees and Costs

As a student, you are personally responsible for paying the following:

  • library fines
  • fees for services rendered
  • costs incurred for damage to, or loss of, University property

Non-payment of fees/costs will result in the withholding of grades and transcripts, issuance of official University documentation, ineligibility for enrolment, and any other action deemed appropriate by the University. Ryerson cannot be held responsible for debts incurred by individual students or student organizations.

If you have any outstanding fees owed to Ryerson, any payment will first be applied to the existing balance. Enrolment for courses in the next term is not permitted if there is any outstanding fee balance.

Fee Appeal Policy

The Registrar’s Office is responsible for receiving tuition fees, ancillary fees, and other related fees from students enrolled in degree programs, certificate programs, and individual courses. The Registrar’s Office, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, and the Yeates School of Graduate Studies have established and published fee payment deadlines and course drop dates (some of which allow for partial refunds of fees). There are, however, many students who submit appeals for refunds beyond what is allowed for in our fee refund policies based on individual and unique circumstances. This policy has been developed to provide clear guidelines related to the review and decision making processes related to appeals requesting fee reversals and/or refunds. For complete and up-to-date information, review the Fee Appeal Policy.

Fee Rates

There are two academic fee rates: Regular and International.

Regular Fee Rate

The Regular Fee Rate is for Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents, and international students who are specifically exempted by government regulations from the International Fee Rate.

International Fee Rate

The International Fee Rate is for student visa, visitor visa, and students who have not provided proof of exempt status.

The fees quoted online are in Canadian funds and are the Regular Fee Rate. The International Fee Rate for continuing education students is three (3) times the regular student tuition fee for credit courses. The International Fee applies to degree credit courses only.

For further information on the calculation of the International Fee Rate, refer to International Students.

If you are exempted from the International Fee Rate, original supporting documents must be presented to the ServiceHub (Podium, 1st floor, 350 Victoria Street). Photocopies are not acceptable. If you do not provide the supporting documents, or are unable to provide the required documentation at the time of enrolment, you will be required to pay the International Fee Rate.

It is your responsibility as an international student to determine the fee rate for the course(s) for which you intend to register. The individual course listings state only the Regular Fee Rate. If your immigration status changes, you must bring in official documentation by the published deadline to have your fees revised for the current term. If you miss the deadline, the change will apply to the following term. It is not possible, under any circumstance, to retroactively change your Fee Rate once the deadline has passed.

Deadline Dates
Fall Term: November 1
Winter Term: January 31
Spring/Summer Term: June 15*
* If you are enrolled in a Chang School course which starts between June 15 and July 1 and your immigration status changes, we will accept changes to your fee status up until July 1.

For further information, refer to International Students.

Payment of Fees

All fees must be paid in full at time of enrolment. Any students with outstanding fees will be required to clear their debt before any further enrolments are processed.

Ryerson University full-time undergraduate program students who enrol in courses through The Chang School should be aware that Chang School course fees are due at the time of enrolment. If full payment is not received at the time of enrolment, you will begin to incur late fee service charges at the start of the following month. Ryerson University part-time undergraduate students are not charged Chang School fees and should consult with their department and/or the ServiceHub.

Fees are payable to Ryerson University by money order, certified cheque, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or debit card. Duplicate payment receipts for mail-in enrolments will not be mailed to the student. Duplicate payment receipts for employee reimbursement are available online by selecting the “Fees & Enrolment Confirmation” link in RAMSS at my.ryerson.ca.

Please note that postdated cheques are not accepted. If your payment is subsequently not honoured by the financial institution, you will be charged a $50 fee by the ServiceHub. Payment for outstanding fees plus the $50 must be made by certified cheque or money order, payable to Ryerson University.

Income tax receipts totaling more than $100 per enrolment are deductible personal income tax credits.

Late Fee Service Charges

There is a late fee service charge of 1.25% per month (16.08% effective annual rate) assessed on any unpaid balance in a student’s account.

Refunds

Visit Refunds for information about refund eligibility, deadlines, and processing times.