The Ministry of Colleges and Universities regulates fee assessments for specialized programs with additional fees charged beginning in year 2 across all Ontario universities and colleges. Students in the following programs will have their tuition fees assessed at a rate with a specialized program fee once they have earned 4.0 credits or more; this includes transfer credit(s):
Normal entry point for these programs is the semester after you have earned 4.0 credits or more (this includes transfer credits), usually in Year 2. Once admitted to the program, you will be charged program fees retroactively for any courses completed during your second year of study onwards as described above. Shortly after you first accept your offer to a Specialized Program (with an additional fee beginning in Year 2), your fees will be reassessed. Check ACORN regularly for your revised balance and pay this as soon as possible. If you have any questions and/or concerns about your revised invoice, speak to a Financial Aid Advisor immediately.
The tuition rate is higher for Specialized Programs with additional fees beginning in Year 2. The fee you pay depends on when you were first admitted to (and registered in) a degree program at U of T Scarborough or the Faculty of Arts and Science. For more information about fees, please visit the Office of Student Accounts website. Select the appropriate session, and click on “Divisional Tuition Fee & Refund Schedules”. Select University of Toronto Scarborough - Undergraduate from the list for detailed fee information.
|Course Load per Semester||Tuition Charge||Status|
|0.5 - 1.0 credit||Per course fee||Part-time|
|1.5 - 1.75 credits||Per course fee||Full-time|
|2.0 credits or more||Program fee||Full-time|
Students in the above mentioned programs who have earned 4.0 credits or more will initially have their tuition fees assessed at the specialized program rate regardless of the number of courses they take. Students who are enrolled in 0.5 – 1.75 credits per semester (including approved, interim, requested, and waitlisted courses) may request to have their fees adjusted to pay the per-course fee, and will have their invoices updated to reflect the correct fee assessment once the request has been approved by the Registrar’s Office. The Registrar’s Office will be monitoring, verifying, and correcting student accounts to ensure that their fees have been correctly assessed in partnership with the students who declare their course load each semester in which they are a registered student (Fall, Winter, Summer).
|*Due to the high volume of requests, it may take up to two weeks or more to process. Please do not send duplicate requests.|
Students should review their invoice on ACORN carefully. A standard course load is 2.5 credits per semester. If you plan to enrol in fewer than 2.0 credits, declare your course load on eService by the declaration period below:
|Summer 2022 F & Y Courses||April 12 - May 15, 2022|
|Summer 2022 S Courses||April 12 - July 5, 2022|
|Fall 2022 F & Y Courses||
July 20 - September 19, 2022
|Winter 2023 S Courses||
July 20 - January 22, 2023
Once the declaration period ends, students who are charged program fees will no longer be eligible to self-declare their course load for the semester; the assessment of program fees will be frozen and no further changes will be made, even if the course load drops below 2.0 credits that semester. Students must be diligent and proactive, as accommodations cannot be made once the declaration period has ended. Students are responsible for understanding, and paying their tuition fees.
Should you have questions about your course load, or your tuition fees, we encourage you to seek support.