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

At the time of publication, the fee assessment policy was under review and tuition fees for Fall 2019 -Winter 2020 were pending approval.

Once approved, details of tuition fee information for the next academic year will be available on RAMSS at Students can review their account in their Student Centre, by selecting 'Account Inquiry'. See also

Fee payments made by students are applied first to any previous fee debts, and then any balance to the most recent debt.

Enrolled Student Fees - Full- and Part-Time

Students are considered enrolled if they:

  • have participated in the course intention process and/or
  • are enrolled in courses for the current academic term/year

Ryerson reserves the right to prohibit enrolment or withdraw a student who does not maintain good financial standing at the end of an academic term/year.

Full-Time program students who have enrolled or participated in the course intention process will see their fees for both Fall and Winter terms at the start of the academic year.

Students are required to pay the total Fall 2019 fees by September 13, 2019 and the total Winter 2020 fees by January 24, 2020. Please check your RAMSS account to review applicable fee deadlines for the Spring/Summer term.

To remain in good financial standing with the University, a student must pay all fees due for the current academic term by posted due date.

For more information on Late Fee Service Charges, please refer to the Office of the Registrar Fees page.

Fees are assessed each term/semester for the total number of enrolled courses and their respective course unit values as assigned per University policy. Program fee rates are approved annually by the Board of Governors. Fees are charged on an annual basis and all fees are due by the published deadlines. Students are academically and financially responsible for all enrolled courses and fees incurred unless they withdraw by the correct University deadline dates. 

Refer to the Office of the Registrar Fees and Finance information page for an explanation and breakdown of fees charged.  

Students may only audit lecture courses; this is subject to approval of the teaching department. Refer to the Office of the Registrar Undergraduate Fees by Program page for an explanation and breakdown of fees charged. 

Special Students are people who have not been admitted to an undergraduate program, but are allowed to take program courses subject to teaching department approval and providing space is available. Special Students pay a fee per course unit per term, for all courses as outlined in the calendar, plus any applicable ancillary fees. See the Office of the Registrar Undergraduate Fees by Program page for further details. 

Account Statements

Account Statements are available on RAMSS (" target="_blank"> to all:

  • returning full-and part-time program students who participated in the course intention process and/or students who enrolled in courses for the upcoming academic semester/year,
  • newly approved students who have confirmed acceptance of their Offer of Admission.

Students who make adjustments to their academic record at any time are responsible for ensuring the prompt payment for any fee changes that may occur, and should come to the ServiceHub or check on RAMSS for an updated Fees account calculation.

Students should examine their account carefully and direct any questions about fees to Office of the Registrar Client Services at (416) 979-5036.

The student is responsible for ensuring that their fees are paid promptly.

International Student Fees Exemption

Refer to the Fees and Finance information at for an explanation and breakdown of fees charged.

There are two different academic fee rates for Ryerson Students:

  • The Regular Fee Rate for students who are Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, and who are specifically exempted by government regulation from the International Fee Rate.
  • 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 Office of the Registrar Client Services located in the ServiceHub (POD 150).

If students wish to be considered under one of the approved exempt categories, they must review the list of exemptions outlined on the Fees Categories page and provide valid, original documentation necessary to verify such a request. Photocopies are not acceptable.

All documents presented in support of consideration for exemption, or if requested as proof of status, must be submitted to the ServiceHub, Room POD 150, enter through the Library Building.

If students are unable to provide the required documentation before paying tuition fees, they will be required to pay the International Fee Rate.

Official documentation must be presented by November 1 for the Fall term, January 31 for the Winter term and June 15 for the Spring/Summer term in order to be eligible.

Payment of the University Health Insurance Plan is compulsory for all International Students

If the acceptable documentation for exemption from the International Fee Rate contains an expiry date, it is the student’s responsibility to bring updated documentation to International Student Support, Room POD50A no later than ten (10) working days before the expiry date on the original documentation. This must be done to retain exemption status.

Method of Fee Payment

Effective June 30, 2016, payments for undergraduate and graduate tuition and residence fees will only be accepted via the student’s financial institution.

Students are required to make their payments via online banking, telephone banking or by visiting their local branch. Students can set up Ryerson as a bill payment and must use their Ryerson Student ID number as the account number.

Students should allow three business days for the posting of the payment.

Where fees are to be deducted from a student loan, the National Student Loan Centre is requested to remit the fees payment directly to Ryerson. Students must ensure that the National Student Loan Centre deducts the amount of the fees from the loan portion they have received and submits it to the University promptly.

Students are required to pay any remaining balance due as per the applicable University payment deadline dates or be subject to late payment charges.

Students requiring financial assistance should read the section on Federal and Provincial Aid, and General Scholarships and Bursaries. Students classified as ‘Special’ or ‘Audit’ students are not eligible for financial assistance under OSAP.

Students who are sponsored by a third party agency and are requesting that Ryerson invoice the agency directly should contact the ServiceHub. A financial guarantee, from the sponsoring organization will be required.

Visit the Office of the Registrar Fee Payments page for more information.

Late Fee Service Charges

There is a late fee service charge of 1.25 percent per month (or portion of a month) (16.08 percent effective annual rate) on any overdue balance in the student account.

Departmental Ancillary Fees

Some programs have mandatory departmental ancillary fees which must be added to tuition fees. Examples include:

  • field trip fees
  • co-operative program fees
  • fees for learning materials and consumables like specialty art supplies
  • clothing retained by students, etc.

Refer to the Office of the Registrar's Fees and Finance information page for an explanation and breakdown of fees charged.

Departmental Ancillary Fees are published annually in the Student Guide.

Grade and Transcript Withholds

Grades and Transcripts are withheld when a student:

  • has not met the payment requirement for enrolment, and/or
  • has an unpaid balance owing to the University in excess of $100 (subject to change) and/or
  • fails to return books to the Library, wireless NetReady cards or ResNet equipment to CCS - Computing and Communications Services, or any other borrowed property

Students are responsible for all books, materials, etc. borrowed against their account, unless a loss or a theft has been previously reported.

To verify what is outstanding, go to 'My Holds' in the 'Academic Record' section of RAMSS. (see also "How to Inquire on My Account")

Students who have grade withholds receive a Withhold Notice instead of their graduation award at the relevant convocation ceremony.

Documents, Grades and Transcripts will be released when the Withhold has been cleared to the satisfaction of the University.

Fee Refunds

Students who officially withdraw from their program within the deadline date schedule will receive any applicable refund.

Students who drop courses and are eligible for a refund should apply for their refund using the "Request a Refund" function in the Student Fees Section of RAMSS.

Please allow 5 business days for processing of refunds. All inquiries about refund of fees should be directed to the ServiceHub.

Fee Appeals

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for receiving tuition fees, ancillary fees and other related fees from students enrolled in degree programs, certificate programs, and individual courses.

There are students who submit appeals for refunds beyond what is allowed for in our fee refund policies based on unique circumstances. The Fee Appeal Policy, provides students with clear guidelines related to the review and decision making processes related to appeals requesting fee reversals and/or refunds.

Refund Schedule




Fall 2019

Winter 2020

Spring/Summer 2020


to September 13

to January 24

to May 1

50% of Fees Refunded

September 14 -
October 4

January 25 -
February 7

May 2 - May 8

No Fees Refunded

October 4

February 7

after May 8

*less $400 for new Full-Time Fall approvals
*less $200 for new Part-Time Fall approvals
*less $100 for Winter and/or Spring/Summer approval

Course Changes that result in a drop to a lower fee range.




Fall 2019

Winter 2020

Spring/Summer 2020

No Drop Charge

to September 13

to January 24

Ask at the ServiceHub

50% Drop Charge

September 14 - October 4

January 25 - February 7

Ask at the ServiceHub

100% Drop Charge

after October 4

after February 7

Ask at the ServiceHub

Income Tax Receipts

Tax receipts are available online at Ryerson's Administrative Management Self Service (RAMSS) usually during the third week in February each year for the previous calendar year (January to December).

A T2202A (Tuition, Education & Textbook Amounts Certificate) is an official statement for income tax purposes of the tuition and fees paid for qualifying courses (over $100) that are eligible for claim on the income tax return.

A T4A (Statement of Pension, Retirement, Annuity, and Other Income) is an official statement for income tax purposes of scholarships, bursaries, awards or other income as defined by CRA that were provided by Ryerson to a student.

Students can choose to receive their T4A through the mail by opting out online through RAMSS before January 31 each year.

Administrative Charges/Service Fees

Students are required to pay administrative charges for various services provided by some University departments.

Administrative Charges/Service Fees are approved by the Board of Governors in the spring and are published annually in the Student Guide.

Collections Block

A Collections Block service indicator may be placed on a student's account by the Credit and Collections unit of the Financial Services Department if a student's outstanding account balance has become past due.

Further enrolment activity, issuance of official University documentation may be denied until payment of the account has been received, or other suitable arrangements have been made.

Any fee in excess of $100 will result in a student's graduation award document being withheld until payment has been made.

Students who have a Collections Block on their account, should contact Credit and Collections at:

For information about how to see the details of your account see RAMSS Support's Student Fees page.