2013 Fees/Refunds

Graduate studies 2013 Spring/Summer tuition fees [Updated: 2013-04-25]


Friday, May 3, 2013 is the deadline to pay spring/summer tuition fees. Students who have not paid their fees in full, submitted a Student Loan Deferment Form* to the Financial Aid & Awards Office, OR provided proof of sponsorship to the Student Accounts Clerk by this deadline will incur a $50 late payment fee.

Students who register for courses after May 3, 2013 must pay their fees in full, including the $70 late registration fee, by the next business day. Students who do not pay their fees in full the first business day after registering will incur a $50 late payment fee.

Students will be held responsible for all course registrations.

OCAD U does not mail paper invoices. Students are expected to monitor their "Fees Account" through their online records My Records. The "Fees Account" page reflects tuition, fees and credits for each registered or dropped course, the accumulated balance owing, and payments submitted as of the previous business day.

The amount owing is updated on the first business day following registration and is listed as "balance." Late payment fees will be added after the payment deadline.


Fees are payable to OCAD U in cash or by Interac, cheque, or money order. There is a charge of $30 for each NSF (non-sufficient funds) or returned cheque.

Online or telephone banking: Sign up with your bank for online or telephone banking. Add OCAD U as a payee (select Ontario College Art & Design) and use your 7 digit student ID number as your account number. Payments made through your bank will take up to 5 business days to show up on your fees account.

** Please double check your student ID number (should start with 1 or 2) when making payment to ensure that the funds are properly credited to your account **

Cheques (by mail): Cheques should be mailed to OCAD University, Attention: Student Accounts Clerk, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1W1. Please write your student ID number on all correspondence, including the cheque. Post-dated cheques are not accepted.

In-person payments: Payment can be made in-person to the Cashier, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Cashier is located in the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, 115 McCaul Street, Level 1.

Sponsored students: If your fees are being paid in full by a sponsor, you may use one of the above payment methods to pay your fees OR you may request a deferment until your sponsorship payment is received. To defer your fees, submit a letter of sponsorship to the Student Accounts Clerk in the Finance office by 4 p.m., Friday, May 3, 2013.

Student Loan Deferments (OSAP and out-of-province students): Students who have applied for OSAP, any government-funded student loans through another province or any other assistance for the 2013 spring semester may use their funding to pay their fees. Please note, funds cannot be released until after the first day of classes. Therefore students planning to use their government funding as a method of tuition payment will be subject to the late/deferred payment fee of $50. No deferment is required.

OSAP students who indicated on their OSAP application form that they would like the Ministry to remit fees directly to the school will have the fees owing remitted from the first disbursement of funding, or up to the amount that is available. OSAP students who indicated on their OSAP application that they did not want the Ministry to remit fees to the school will be responsible for paying their fees once their funding is deposited into their bank account.

Contact the Financial Aid & Awards office at 416-977-6000 Ext. 231, 257 or 391 or email FinancialA@ocadu.ca.

Course change period: A student may withdraw from a course without academic penalty and may receive a credit to their account as outlined below. Students must drop their courses online during the online registration period. After the online registration period closes, withdrawal from courses must be approved by your Graduate Program Director. Course withdrawal forms are available from the Office of the Registrar. There is no refund of late payment or late registration fees.

Non-attendance does not constitute notice of withdrawal, nor does notification to the instructor.

Non-payment of fees does not constitute notice of withdrawal.

All credits will be applied to a student's account and refunds will be issued only if the student's account has been paid in full. Ancillary fees are non-refundable after the applicable course change deadlines. Refunds will not be issued during the course change period. Refunds are not issued automatically and must be requested through the Finance Office. Allow two to three weeks processing time. All refunds will be issued by cheque. Please ensure that all course changes have been completed before requesting a refund.

To request a refund, submit a Tuition Refund Request Form to the Student Accounts Clerk. Forms are available from the Cashier, the Student Accounts Clerk (416-977-6000, ext. 317), or online at Students, Financial Matters, Tuition & Fees, Refunding on Withdrawal.


  1. All tuition fee refunds for OSAP students are subject to the approval of the Financial Aid & Awards Office. If students have received more money than entitled to on their OSAP files, the tuition fee refund may be remitted to the National Student Loan Service Centre (NSLSC) to pay down the OSAP overpayment. Students will receive copies of any documentation sent to the NSLSC.
  2. Students who have received scholarships or bursaries through an OCAD U-administered program (internal and external programs, including the Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarship), may have part or all of the bursary or scholarship rescinded.

For information on Spring Financial Assistance, contact the Financial Aid & Awards office at 416-977-6000, Ext. 231, 257 or 391.


Withdrawal Deadlines


Duration 1

By May 10, midnight
By May 24, 4 p.m.
By June 7, 4 p.m.
By July 12, 4 p.m.**

100% ancillary and tuition fees*
65% tuition*
50% tuition*
No refund

Duration 2

By May 10, midnight
By May 17, 4 p.m.
By May 27, 4 p.m.
By June 10, 4 p.m.**

100% ancillary and tuition fees*
65% tuition*
50% tuition*
No refund

Duration 6

By July 5, 4 p.m.
By July 8, 4 p.m.
By July 11, 4 p.m.
By July 15, 4 p.m.**

100% ancillary and tuition fees*
65% tuition*
50% tuition*
No refund

Duration 7

By July 12, midnight
By July 15, 4 p.m.
By July 18, 4 p.m.
By July 22, 4 p.m.**

100% ancillary and tuition fees*
65% tuition*
50% tuition*
No refund


*Only applies to students in the Strategic Foresight and Innovation (SFI) graduate studies program.

** There is no withdrawal or refund after this date.  

Last Modified:7/25/2013 4:57:23 PM

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