Tuition & Ancillary Fees

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees at the University are determined in accordance with the University’s Tuition Fee Policy, the Statement of Commitment Regarding International Students, and the Provincial Government’s Domestic Tuition Framework. The current Domestic Tuition Framework that reduced fees by 10% in 2019-20 and froze them for 2020-21 expires on April 30, 2021. In the absence of a new Provincial Framework, domestic fees are assumed to remain frozen for an additional year in 2021-22.

Tuition fees for self-funded programs that do not receive operating grant support from the Ontario government and tuition fees for most international students are not subject to the provincial fee regulations.

The major principle underlying the University’s tuition fee policy is that public funding should be supplemented to offer students an educational experience of a quality that ranks with that of the finest public research universities in the world. In presenting the annual tuition schedules, the University reaffirms its commitment to maintaining student aid and its accessibility statement:

“No student offered admission to a program at the University of Toronto should be unable to enter or complete the program due to lack of financial means.”

The Tuition Fee Lookup Tool is intended as an informational service for students and potential applicants. The official tuition fee schedules are those approved annually by the Governing Council. While we have made every attempt to ensure that this Tool completely and accurately reflects the approved fees, in the event of any discrepancy, the fee schedules posted in the Governing Council meeting materials will prevail.

These fee schedules do not include all of the relevant fees for each of the programs listed. For complete information regarding tuition and other incidental fees, please visit Student Accounts.

For students from cohorts not explicitly referred to in the schedules, and for information regarding tuition fees in future years, please refer to the University’s Fee Level Commitment For Continuing Students.

ANCILLARY FEES

Ancillary fees are fees charged to pay for services, materials, and activities that are not supported by operating grants, capital grants, or tuition fees. The Ministry of Colleges and Universities’ Guidelines state that compulsory ancillary fees are to be non-tuition related and should not be charged for items and services that support general costs of program delivery, with certain exceptions as permitted by the Guidelines. 

The University of Toronto introduced a Policy on Ancillary Fees in 1995, which translates the Ancillary Fee Guidelines provided by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities into the University of Toronto context.

The University’s Policy on Ancillary Fees makes provision for a Category 5: University Schedule of Cost Recovery Fees and a Category 6: University Schedule of User Fees and Fines.

Under the policy, Category 5 and 6 ancillary fees shown on the schedule may be adjusted annually by administrative authority of the Vice President, Operations & Real Estate Partnerships, provided that the adjustments relate to changes in the cost of the materials or services provided. These changes are to be reported annually to the Business Board for information. The introduction or removal of a Category 6 fee or fine must be submitted to the Business Board for review and approval each spring.

The University also publishes a schedule of fees charged to individuals who are not enrolled as University of Toronto students, such as application and admission deferral fees for applicants, or licensing and degree verification fees for alumni.  These fees are not subject to the Ministry guidelines or the University’s Policy described above.  These fees are annually reported for information.