Effective Fall 2018 the Fee Appeal Committee will no longer accept email or hard copy Fee Appeal Submissions.
Fee Appeals must be submitted via the Student Fee Appeal Submission Google Form.
- All students are responsible to pay all applicable fees for the courses/programs in which they enrol.
- Students are expected to familiarize themselves with fee payment policies, fee payment deadlines, drop dates and refund policies as they pertain to the courses/programs in which they are registered. Appeals will not be heard on the grounds that the student was not aware of, or misinterpreted, university policies, including course drop deadlines and related fee policies.
- In rare circumstances a student may have appropriate grounds for an appeal to have fees either reversed or refunded, in part or in full. They may be considered on the following grounds:
- Medical Grounds – normally would include the unanticipated onset of physical or psychological illness, condition or crises. Requires that documentation* from a physician or psychologist be submitted to support the claims made in the appeal.
- Compassionate Grounds – may be related to unanticipated circumstance such as eviction, death of a family member, or other life crisis. Supporting documentation is also required.
- Procedural Grounds – Error made by a Ryerson staff member or department that resulted in fees being posted inappropriately. Supporting documentation is required where possible.
- Fee refund appeals will not normally be heard past 6 months after the semester in which the fees were posted.
- Fee appeals will not be considered for courses that the student has completed and or intends to complete and expects to retain course credit. Fee appeals will only be considered for completed courses where the student has support from their program and the Registrar for retroactive withdrawal from the course.
- Fees that were paid through OSAP, Bursary, Sponsorship or External agency may be refunded back to the funder rather than the student.
- If your fee appeal is approved and you have not opted out of the RSU or CESAR health and/or dental plan, Ryerson will connect with the third party of the health and dental plan to confirm if you have submitted any benefit claims. No personal health information will be exchanged. If you have accessed benefits, the fees charged for your health insurance will not be reversed.
- Refund requests for courses dropped after 2/3 of the course has been delivered (eg. after week 8 of a 12 week course) will not normally be considered.
- The decisions of the Student Fee Appeal Committee will be final.
*Students are expected to submit the Ryerson University Student Medical Certificateif making a fee appeal on medical grounds. Alternatively, a student may submit a letter supplied by the physician or psychologist which contains the same information requested in the form.