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Tuition & Financial Assistance

To assist with planning for the upcoming academic year, see below for information about tuition fees and financial assistance, including the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), external link and scholarships.

Tuition

Full-time tuition fees for fall 2020 are:

  • Canadian citizens and permanent residents - CDN $21,168 (OSAP eligible)* 
  • International students - CDN $31,168*

*Plus ancillary and related fees. Subject to approval by Ryerson’s Board of Governors.

 Financial Assistance

Government Assistance

Domestic students enrolled in Ryerson's JD program are eligible for OSAP. Upon acceptance to the program, eligible students may apply for a combination of government grants and/or loans. For more information on how to apply, please visit OSAP's Application website, external link.

Scholarships

Ryerson Law is committed to diversity and inclusion and to building a robust scholarship and bursary program. We strongly encourage applications from a broad range of experiences.  Substantial awards are in place for students with financial need from historically underrepresented groups, or who demonstrate an aptitude for business and entrepreneurship. Current awards are listed below and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Awarded to full-time students entering their first year at Ryerson Law with high academic standing who demonstrate an aptitude for business or entrepreneurship. Additional election criteria may include membership in a historically disadvantaged group as outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and submit a 500-word statement detailing their business or entrepreneurial activities both inside and outside of their academic studies.

Awarded to full-time students enrolled in Ryerson Law with high academic standing. Applicants must self-identify as female, have a business focus and demonstrate financial need. Students will be required to maintain good academic standing to be eligible for renewal.

Awarded to full-time students enrolled in Ryerson Law with high academic standing. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and membership in a historically disadvantaged group as outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code. Students will be required to maintain good academic standing to be eligible for renewal.

Awarded to full-time students enrolled in Ryerson Law with high academic standing. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and experience a disability. Students will be required to maintain good academic standing to be eligible for renewal.

For First-Generation Students: Awarded to full-time students enrolled in Ryerson Faculty of Law’s JD program with high academic standing who are the first generation in their family to attend postsecondary education. Priority will be given to those who also identify as a “newcomer.” Applicants must demonstrate financial need, and awards will be made subject to a holistic review of their application. Students will be required to maintain good academic standing to be eligible for renewal.

For Indigenous Law Students: Awarded to full-time Indigenous students enrolled in Ryerson Faculty of Law’s JD program with high academic standing. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Professional Student Line of Credit

Applicants may wish to consider a professional student line of credit to assist with funding during their studies. Many financial institutions offer these and other lending products specifically for students in professional schools.

It is strongly recommended that multiple options be researched to ensure that applicants find the best solution for their individual needs.