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How Co-op Works

Co-op Fees

For students in the Co-op Program, co-op fees are additional fees on top of your school tuition and incidental fees. Co-op fees finance the administration of Ryerson co-op programs and are calculated in accordance with the policies of Ryerson University and of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Co-op fees cover the costs associated with the operations of the Ryerson Co-op Program. These areas include: student advising, programming, resource development; co-op recruitment process; infrastructure and administrations; job development; and employer and student relationship management.

The total co-op fee is $3,500.00. Fees are paid in installments spread over the course of students' study at Ryerson University to reduce financial burden on the student.

Co-op fees are participation fees and are not based on the number of work terms secured, nor when work terms are secured. Students who secure at least three co-op work terms (12 months total) are required to pay the full co-op fees according to their respective fee payment schedule.

Co-op students admitted prior to F2015 are advised to contact the Co-op Office regarding their fee payments. 

Co-op fees and payments are non-refundable and subject to change without notice. 

View Co-op Fees Schedule 2018/2019

View Co-op Fees Schedule 2017/2018

View Co-op Fees Schedule 2016/2017

To see current 2019/2020 fees please click on the programs below.


Program Specific Schedules below:

Faculty of Community Services Co-op Program

Occupational Health & Safety and Public Health & Safety Co-op Option

YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5
Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring
        $750   $750 $750   $750 $500        
Faculty of Engineering & Architecture Co-op Program

Architectural Science Co-op Option

YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5
Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring
              $700   $700 $700   $700 $700  

Chemical Engineering

YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5
Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring
$350 $350   $350 $350   $350 $350   $350 $350   $350  $350  
Faculty of Science Co-op Program

Science Co-op Option

Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Contemporary Science, Financial Math, Math & Its Applications, Medical Physics

YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5
Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring
        $750   $750 $750   $750 $500        

Computer Science Co-op Option (Scheme 1)

YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5
Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring
        $750   $750 $750   $750 $500        

Computer Science Co-op Option (Scheme 2)

YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5
Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring
        $750   $750 $750   $750 $500