Fees and Expenses

Tuition Fees

Method of Payment

Students will receive detailed instructions regarding fee payments prior to the Fall Term. Fees information is also available at Student Accounts.

Invoice Payment

A student’s invoice, which details fees payable to the University of Toronto, will be posted in their account in ACORN. A student may pay their invoice in person at their bank either through a teller or automated teller machine (ATM). 

Starting in the 2019-2020 academic session, a newly admitted international student must pay a non-refundable deposit of $2,000 in order to confirm their acceptance of an offer of admission. The deposit will go toward the student's tuition.

Electronic Payments

Students may also pay by telephone or online banking if their banks offer these services. Your account number is displayed on your invoice in ACORN; it consists of the first five characters of your surname (in capital letters) and ten numbers, which is your student number with leading zeroes. Ensure you distinguish between the letter "O" and the number "zero." The payee for the transaction is "University of Toronto."

Methods of Payment Outside Canada

Visit Student Accounts for details.

Official Registration

A minimum first installment of tuition fees posted in ACORN must be paid or deferred by the August deadline as listed in the "Session Dates" section of the Academic Calendar and the Current Engineering Undergraduates website.

Your registration is not complete until you have paid tuition and incidental fees, or have made appropriate arrangements to defer those fees. 

Students who defer payment or whose payments are deferred pending receipt of OSAP or other awards acknowledge they continue to be responsible for payment of all charges, including any service charges that may be assessed.  

Once you have successfully paid the minimum tuition fee or deferred your tuition, you will be registered in ACORN, thereby ensuring your courses are secure. If a student does not pay or defer their tuition fees by the posted deadline, their courses will be removed from their account. Requests for reinstatement into courses that have been removed are subject to late registration fees and course availability. 

Students have the option to pay fees on a sessional basis — Fall and Winter terms together — or by term (separate Fall and Winter term payments). You must pay the "Minimum Payment to Register Amount" displayed on your current term ACORN invoice at least 3-5 business days (for an online payment at a major Canadian financial institution or by WU Union Global Pay service from outside of Canada) prior to the published registration deadline. Other types of payments can take up to 10 business days to be recorded in ACORN. If the minimum payment amount to register or fee deferral is successfully received, your registration status in ACORN will read "Registered." 

Verify Your Registration Status

You may see if you have successfully registered for the term by logging into your ACORN account. Simply review the information in the "Registration" section. If your status is listed as "Registered" for the current term, your registration is complete. If your status reads "Invited to Register" you risk having your courses removed.

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) Deferrals

Students in financial need may apply for OSAP online. If you are an approved OSAP recipient, you may request to defer your fees provided that you have no outstanding fees from a previous session. Once your fees are successfully deferred, your status in ACORN will read "Registered." 

Outstanding Balances

All fees are posted to your account in ACORN. Monthly payments towards an outstanding account balance are required and the balance of the account must be cleared by the end of the year (April 30 of each year).

The outstanding balance of the account is subject to a monthly service charge of 1.5 per cent (19.56 per cent per annum). For more information, please visit www.fees.utoronto.ca. Please note that when you make your tuition/fees payment at a bank, it takes at least five to seven business days from within Canada and 10 to 14 days from outside of Canada for it to be processed and received by the University. You are responsible for additional interest charges incurred for payments processed after deadlines have passed.

All payments are applied to outstanding charges from previous sessions first, then to the current session. Fees and other charges set forth in this Calendar are subject to change by the Governing Council.


Fees Schedule

The fees for the 2022-2023 academic year will be available for review on the Student Accounts website at studentaccount.utoronto.ca in July 2022.

For reference, fees for the 2021-2022 academic year are listed below.


Full-Time Students, 2021-2022

Domestic Students

Academic Fee $14,180.00
Incidental Fees* $1,816.60
Total Fee
(If paid in one installment)

International Students

Academic Year I II III IV
Academic Fee $62,250.00 $62,250.00 $62,250.00 $61,090.00
Incidental Fees* $1,816.60 $1,816.60 $1,816.60 $1,816.60
University Health Insurance
Plan (UHIP) Fees
$756.00 $756.00 $756.00 $756.00
Total Fee
(If paid in one installment)
$64,822.60 $64,822.60 $64,822.60 $63,662.60


Part-Time & Special Students, 2021-2022

Domestic Students

For each Engineering 0.5 course load $1,418.00
Incidental Fee (once annually) $660.80

International Students

Academic Year I II III IV
For each Engineering 0.5 course load $6,225.00 $6,225.00 $6,225.00 $6,109.00
University Health Insurance
Plan (UHIP) Fees (once annually)
$756.00 $756.00 $756.00 $756.00
Incidental Fee (once annually) $660.80 $660.80 $660.80 $660.80

*Non-academic incidental fees include campus fees; student society fees; Engineering Career Centre; Temporary study levy; system access fee.


Other Fees

Professional Experience Year (PEY) Internship Program Placement fee. 
Subject to annual approval. Visit engineeringcareers.utoronto.ca for details
Engineering Summer Internship Program (ESIP) Placement fee.
Subject to annual approval. Visit engineeringcareers.utoronto.ca for details
Copy of documents in student information file (other than transcript). $15
Copy of examination paper, per paper (non-refundable).
Visit www.undergrad.engineering.utoronto.ca for applicable deadlines. 
Final examination re-grade, per course
Visit www.undergrad.engineering.utoronto.ca for applicable deadlines.
Note: Fee is refunded if an error is found.
Letter of Permission. $40
Final mark re-check, per course
Visit www.undergrad.engineering.utoronto.ca for applicable deadlines.
Note: Fee is refunded if an error is found.
Re-enrolment application. $25
Registration letter.  $8
         Each additional copy.  $0.50 
Special student application, per submission. $90
Student Card replacement.
TCard replacements can be obtained from the TCard Office. Bring photo ID.
Transcript request, per copy.
Processed by U of T Transcript Centre (UTTC)
Students can order their transcripts in ACORN.

*Please note that under University of Toronto policy, transcripts, letters of permission and registration letters cannot be issued by fax.


Summary of Student Expenses

The following statement of approximate expenses will provide students with a general idea of the cost of obtaining an education in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto, exclusive of personal expenses:

  • Books and instruments per year: $1,500
  • Fees (see fees schedule above)
  • Room and board (meal plan included): approximately $7,840-$17,800 per year, or $980-$1,525 per month

Refund Schedule

Students who withdraw from the University (see section below regarding withdrawal penalty) may be eligible for a fees refund depending on the date of withdrawal from the institution. Further information about refund schedules can be found on the Student Accounts website.



Withdrawal from the University

Students who withdraw entirely from the University, thereby cancelling their registration in a program (Degree POSt) on or after the published date for the first day of classes in the session, will be assessed a minimum charge of $263 in respect of academic fees. 

Further information about the minimum charge is listed on the Student Accounts website.

Late Registration Reinstatement Fee


Academic Sanctions

The following academic sanctions will be imposed on students who have outstanding University obligations:
1.  Transcripts of academic record will not be issued.
2.  Registration will be refused to a continuing or returning student.

An outstanding University obligation includes:

  • Tuition fees 
  • Academic and other incidental fees 
  • Residence fees and other residence charges 
  • Library fines 
  • Bookstore accounts 
  • Loans made by colleges, faculties or the University 
  • Health Service accounts 
  • Unreturned or damaged instruments, materials and equipment 
  • Orders for the restitution of property or for the payment of damages and fines imposed under the Code of Student Conduct


Students Registered with Accessibility Services

Students with a documented permanent disability who are required to take a reduced course load as a learning accommodation will be billed per-course fees for a course load up to a maximum of 4.5 for the Fall/Winter session. The fee schedule is posted online at Student Accounts. Information on Accessibility Services is available online