There are two different tuition fee rates for Ryerson University students:
- the Regular Fee Rate for students who are Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, or those who are specifically exempted by government regulation from the International Fee Rate; and
- the International Fee Rate for students on Student Visas, Visitor Visas, other Visas and students who have not provided or are unwilling to provide documentary proof of exempt status to the Enrolment Services and Student Fees office.
To be eligible for the Regular Fee Rate you must be either a Canadian citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada (otherwise known as Landed Immigrant) effective on the dates specified by the Registrar's Office, and listed below. Students declare their citizenship status upon applying to the University and may be required to present documentation of their citizenship status on demand, at any point during their enrolment at Ryerson University.
Students who are contacted by the Registrar's Office and do not present proof of immigration status documentation as requested, or who apply to Ryerson University and declare themselves as attending university on a Student Visa or other non-exempt Visa, will be charged tuition fees at the International Fee Rates.
If your immigration status changes during the semester, you may become exempt from the International Fee Rate. The deadline dates to update your immigration status with Ryerson University and to have your fees revised to the Regular Fee Rate for the Fall semester is November 1, for the Winter semester is January 31, and for the Spring/Summer semester is June 15.
It is not possible under any circumstance to retroactively change your Fee Rate once the deadline has passed.