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Fees

Ryerson assesses fees each term based on your enrolled courses, academic program, year level, and immigration/residency status. Undergraduate and graduate fees are due by the payment deadline at the beginning of the semester, while Chang School fees are due at the time of course enrolment. 

Fees are comprised of tuition and ancillary fees, and represent your contribution toward the direct and indirect costs of services, supports and resources that support the completion of your studies.

  • Tuition fees finance instructional and academic program delivery costs, and general operating costs of the university.
  • Ancillary fees support programs, services and facilities that are distinct from academic programming, such as support services, athletics, clubs, unions and more.   

Additional fees may be assessed if you opt to live in student residence, purchase a meal plan or access additional services that are not covered by your tuition and ancillary fees. These fees contribute toward the service delivery or administrative costs of the services you receive.

See Ryerson COVID-19 Information and Updates for information on how the current COVID-19 situation has impacted fees and funding options.

Undergraduate Fees

For the 2020/2021 academic year fees for full-time undergraduate programs for Canadian citizens and permanent residents range from $7,041 to $11,149, and fees for international students range from $28,570 to $38,430.

Faculty Domestic Fee Rate International Fee Rate
Arts $7,044 - $7,112 $28,635 - $29,021
Communication & Design $7,046 - $7,814 $28,638 - $29,611
Community Services $7,091 - $7,582 $28,570 - $29,988
Engineering and Architectural Science $10,334 - $11,149 $30,315 - $38,430
Ted Rogers School of Management $9,295 - $9,535 $30,398 - $33,352
Science $7,041 - $9,571 $28,633 - $29,693

The fee ranges above are based on enrolment in 100% course load, or five to seven billing units. One billing unit is generally equal to one course enrolment. 

  • Five to seven billing units are assessed the same fees.
  • Four or more billing units is considered full time enrolment at Ryerson.

See Undergraduate Fees by Program for a full breakdown of fees by program, year level, enrolments (billing units), and fee category.  

Fee Exemptions

RSU Health and Dental Plan fees are assessed annually for full-time undergraduate degree program students, and CESAR Health and Dental Plan fees are assessed annually for part-time undergraduate degree program students.  If you have alternative health coverage you may opt out of your plan directly with the RSU or CESAR by the applicable deadlines at the start of the school year.

See Fees Categories for details on domestic and international fee rate categories, and information on international fee rate exemption.

Students who must take a reduced course load due to their disability pay no more in tuition and applicable ancillary fees for completion of their program than a student without a disability completing the same program, as per the Equalization of Tuition for Students with Disabilities Senate Policy #159

Posted Fees and Payments

Tuition and fees will be posted on your RAMSS student account for the fall term in early August and for the winter term in late September. As fees are based on course enrolment and/or course intentions, your posted fees may change if your course enrolments and/or intentions are adjusted. 

Visit Fee Payments for information on how to pay your tuition fees and the Undergraduate Calendar Significant Dates for payment deadlines.

Graduate Fees

Graduate fees are charged by semester and vary if you are in a full-time or a part-time program, and if you are a domestic or international student.  See Graduate Fees Detail for a full breakdown of graduate fees by program.

Fee Exemptions

RSU Health and Dental Plan fees are assessed yearly for full-time graduate students.  If you have alternative health coverage, you may opt out of this plan by the applicable deadlines.

See Fees Categories for information on domestic and international fee rate categories, and international fee rate exemption.

Students who must take a reduced course load due to their disability pay no more in tuition and applicable ancillary fees for completion of their program than a student without a disability completing the same program, as per the Equalization of Tuition for Students with Disabilities Senate Policy #159

Posted Fees and Payments 

Tuition and fees will be posted on your RAMSS student account for the fall term in early August and for the winter term in December. As fees are based on your course enrolment, your posted fees may change if your course enrolments are adjusted.  

Visit Fee Payments for information on how to pay your tuition fees and the Graduate Calendar Significant Dates for payment deadlines.

Chang School of Continuing Education Fees

Chang School courses are billed by course, and fees are assessed and due at the time of enrolment.

Full-time undergraduate degree students should be aware that Chang School course enrolments are billed in addition to undergraduate fees and follow the Chang School course drop refund deadlines. Fees are due at the time of enrolment, and can be paid through online banking. Late fees will be assessed at the beginning of the next month. 

Fees for part-time undergraduate degree students enrolling into Chang School courses that apply toward program requirements are assessed based on billing units and are due on the undergraduate tuition payment deadline at the start of the term. 

Fees Account and Statements

All tuition, ancillary fee, student residence and meal plan charges are reflected on your RAMSS account. Account Summary, on your Student Center on RAMSS, displays your current fee balance: 

  • A positive balance indicates that you owe fees.
  • A negative balance indicates that you have a credit. 
The Account Summary screen on RAMSS displaying total account balance.

To view details on your account, click on the Account Inquiry link on your Student Center on RAMSS. Here you can confirm:

  • Charges due
  • Detailed breakdown of charges
  • Detailed breakdown of your course enrolments and billing units
  • Payments made to your account

A number of account statements can also be accessed via RAMSS, including:

An official Proof of Enrolment letter can also be requested via the Request a Letter link on your Student Center on RAMSS, and can be used to confirm your enrolments in order to access your RESP and other funding sources.

Credits and Refunds

If you drop your course you may receive a full or partial credit based on the applicable drop deadlines.

Undergraduate and graduate students may not receive a credit for dropped courses as fees are assessed based on billing units. See Undergraduate Fees or Graduate Fees above for more information.

Disputes of charges are only considered through the Fee Appeal Process, and are considered on the basis of medical, compassionate and/or procedural grounds.

Refunds

Students with a credit balance on their RAMSS account, will in some cases have their refunds processed automatically. If your refund is not processed automatically, you can request a refund by clicking on the Request a Refund link on your Student Center on RAMSS.

  • Refund requests are processed within five business days.
  • If you have received OSAP funding, bursaries or other awards, your refund request will be assessed by Student Financial Assistance to confirm refund eligibility.
  • Once the refund request has been processed, your account balance on RAMSS will be adjusted. 

If the refund is for a payment made online using a credit card (e.g. Chang School course enrolment), the refund will be issued back to the credit card.  

  • It can take up to five business days from the date your refund was processed to see your refund reflected on your credit card statement.

All other refunds are issued by cheque, including for payments made through online banking or by credit card in-person at the ServiceHub.

  • Refund cheques are mailed to the mailing address on file on your RAMSS account.  Confirm, and if necessary, update your mailing address on RAMSS before requesting your refund.
  • It can take up to ten business days from the date your refund was processed to receive your refund cheque in the mail.
Late Payments: Fees and Holds

If fees are not received by Ryerson by the applicable fee payment deadlines, then late fees and account holds may be applied to your account.  

  • To avoid late payments, we recommend that you make payment through your bank at least three business days ahead of the payment deadline.
  • If you’re funding your education using OSAP and other financial assistance, it’s your responsibility to apply and complete your application early to ensure that your funding arrives on time.
  • Undergraduate students enrolling into Chang School of Continuing Education courses should note that payments are due at the time of enrolment. Payments should be made through online banking immediately after enrolling into the course(s).

Late Fees

Late Fees on outstanding account balances are charged monthly, on the third business day of the month. Monthly late fees are 1.25% (16.08% effective annual rate).

Holds 

A hold will be applied to your account by Collections Services if your fees are 31 days or more past due.  

  • If you have a hold, it will be posted in the Holds section of your Student Center on RAMSS. If you click on the hold, you will see the details regarding the hold such as any impacts or restrictions that are applied until you clear the obligations related to the hold.
  • Holds restrict you from accessing certain services, such as enrolling in courses, requesting transcripts, viewing your grades.  

See the Collections Services website for additional information on the impacts of holds. 

The Student Center screen on RAMSS. The Holds section is highlighted, showing an outstanding balance owed.

If you have a hold for overdue fees on your account (i.e. SF1, SF2 or COL), contact Collections Services at 416-979-5071 or collections@ryerson.ca. A Collections Officer will be able to help you to advise you on impacts and help you to make payment arrangements.