Co-op Income & Co-op Fees

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How much will I make as a UTSC Arts & Science Co-op student?

One major difference between co-op in high school and co-op in university is the fact that, in university, co-op offers you full-time, paid work experiences. In addition to all of the other benefits of co-op, this pay is a great way to offset your tuition costs or kick-start your savings.

UTSC Co-op Student: 2019 average hourly wages
Program Average hourly wage
Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics $21.62/hour
Arts $18.12/hour
Sciences $17.23/hour
Psychology & Health Studies $15.84/hour

It's important to remember that your income could be a little higher than this — or a little lower — depending on:

  • the role you secure;
  • the amount of experience you have (i.e. senior co-op students may be paid more because they have more work experience); and
  • the industry that you're working in (i.e. an Arts student who lands a job in finance will probably earn more than an Arts student who lands a job in the not-for-profit sector).

That said, the average income for an Arts & Science co-op student in 2019 was $11,790 for each 4-month work term that they went on (multiplied by 2 or 3 work terms over the course of their degree).
 

What are the fees for the UTSC Arts & Science Co-op program?

In addition to your University of Toronto tuition fees, you are required to pay a co-op fee. 

What's the co-op fee for?

These fees help us to offset the costs of running the program and help us to offer you services that help you succeed, including:

  • Advising and preparing you for your co-op work terms through classes, networking events, mock interviews, and more
  • One-on-one office hours for assistance during your job searches with our Work Term Engagement Coordinators
  • Building relationships with reputable employers who post new and recurring positions with the program
  • Monitoring the quality and suitability of the jobs that come through our office, as well as conducting work site visits while you’re on the job

When do I have to pay the co-op fee?

The co-op fees below will be billed to your student account each term (three times per calendar year) for a specific number of terms, until you complete the co-op program. The total number of terms that you'll be billed for co-op fees depends on when you enrol in the co-op program.

Entering co-op from high school?

You will be billed in each of the first 8 terms that you are either enrolled in academic courses or on a work term. Note: whether you begin co-op in your first year at UTSC or choose to apply as you're heading into your second year, the total amount of fees paid remains the same.

Domestic
Students
Co-op fees (per term)

Total
Amount

2 work term programs $485 x 8 terms $3,880
3 work term programs $601 x 8 terms $4,808
International
Students
Co-op fees (per terms) Total
Amount
2 work term programs $682 x 8 terms $5,456
3 work term programs $797 x 8 terms $6,376
 

These fees are based on co-op fees for 2020-2021 and are subject to change.

Entering the program in your second year?

Your payment schedule will be slightly different; you'll be billed in each of the first 6 terms that you are either enrolled in academic courses or on a work term. Note: whether you begin co-op in your first year at UTSC or choose to apply as you're heading into your second year, the total amount of fees paid remains the same.

Domestic
Students
Co-op fees (per term)

Total
Amount

2 work term programs $646 x 6 terms $3,876
3 work term programs $801 x 6 terms $4,806
International
Students
Co-op fees (per term) Total
Amount
2 work term programs $886 x 6 terms $5,448
3 work term programs $1,063 x 6 terms $6,378
 

These fees are based on co-op fees for 2020-2021 and are subject to change.

 

 

2-work term programs include:

  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • French
  • Life Sciences
  • Psychological & Health Sciences

3-work term programs include: 

  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Physical & Environmental Sciences


Questions?

More information about tuition fees and other university-related expenses for future students can be found on the Admissions & Student Recruitment website.

For a full list of fees and other details for current students, visit the Student Accounts website