Fees

Program Fees

Program fees consist of tuition and supplementary fees, and are set for each session and term by the York University Board of Governors, in accordance with Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities guidelines, and are subject to change. Information about how program fees are calculated, including a current schedule of program fees and refund tables, can be found on the Student Financial Services website.

All newly admitted and continuing graduate students at York University are responsible for being familiar with and registering in accordance with Faculty of Graduate Studies Registration Policies, including the requirement of continuous registration. Registration in any term is conditional on the payment of appropriate fees in accordance with the University’s payment schedule, which can be found on the Important Dates page.

Students who register after the deadline for any of the Fall, Winter or Summer terms will incur a late registration fee. Any student not registered by the end of the two week period following the formal registration date will be withdrawn from the University. The registration schedule for graduate students can be found on the Important Dates page. This information does not pertain to the Schulich School of Business master’s programs.

There is a fee to be registered as inactive. This includes elective leave, exceptional circumstances leave (including leave on compassionate, medical, or professional grounds), maternity leave, and parental leave.

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Balance of Degree Fees

Doctoral students must register and pay fees for a minimum of the equivalent of six terms of full-time registration. With respect to total minimum fee requirements for PhD programs, students who successfully complete a PhD program in less that the equivalent of six terms of full-time registration will, prior to convocation, be responsible for payment of a balance of degree fee. For calculation of balance of degree fees, one full-time term is equivalent to two part-time terms, and vice versa.

Master’s students must register and pay fees for a minimum of the equivalent of three terms of full-time registration, except in programs where a longer program length is specified. (This does not apply to master’s programs in the Schulich School of Business.) With respect to total minimum fee requirements for master’s programs that do not have a flat program fee, the program length (in full-time equivalent terms) predetermines the minimum total academic fees that a student must pay prior to graduation. Students who successfully complete a master’s program in less time than the program length will, prior to convocation, be responsible for payment of a balance of degree fee. For the calculation of balance of degree fees, one full-time term is equivalent to two part-time terms, and vice versa.

Students who exceed the program length of a master’s program, or the maximum time limits for completion of a master’s or PhD degree, will be responsible for payment of fees beyond the total minimum fee requirement, as appropriate

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Fee Refunds

Students are entitled to refunds of portions of fees depending upon the date by which withdrawal or completion of degree requirements from the University is authorized. Refund tables for graduate programs can be found at the Student Financial Services website.

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Methods of Payment

Information regarding methods of payment, including minimum payments and late charges on outstanding balances, can be found on the Student Financial Services website.

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Payroll Deduction

Graduate students who hold a graduate or teaching assistantship or an external scholarship that is administered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies (e.g., OGS, NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR) may pay fees via payroll deduction. To initiate payroll deduction, please visit the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, to finalize the terms of deduction and to sign a payroll deduction contract.

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Waivers and Payments by a Third Party (External Agency)

Information regarding fee waivers for York University employees or dependents, fee waivers for senior citizens, and fees paid by an external agency can be found on the Student Financial Services website.

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Outstanding Debt

York University Senate policy stipulates that graduation privileges, enrolment, transcript requests, etc. be withheld from any student until all outstanding financial liabilities to the University are settled.

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Financial Petitions

Graduate students may submit a financial petition to Student Financial Services.

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