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Tuition and Fees

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Tuition and Fees

DOMESTIC VS INTERNATIONAL

Fees are charged at either the domestic or international rate. The domestic tuition rate applies to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their dependents as well as exempted international students. The international tuition rate applies to all other students.

Undergraduate Fees – Domestic

2018 2019 Fall Winter Domestic Undergraduate Tuition Fee Schedule

All tuition fees are reviewed and approved annually by Senate and the Board of Governors.

The total fees due is based on the number of credits the student registers for per term.

All tuition fees are reviewed and approved annually by Senate and the Board of Governors.

Fee totals do not include program and/or course related fees such as production material fees and laptop program fees.

Please consult the Laptop Program Fees and the Production Materials Fees webpage for further information.

Details on the ancillary fees referred to in these schedules can be found on the Ancillary Fees page.

Dropping courses from your term schedule may have a financial impact on the student fees account. Information on tuition refunds can be found on the OCAD U website, Refunding on Withdrawal.

Undergraduate Fees – International

2018 2019 Fall Winter International Undergraduate Tuition Fee Schedule

All tuition fees are reviewed and approved annually by Senate and the Board of Governors.

The total fees due is based on the number of credits the student registers for per term.

All tuition fees are reviewed and approved annually by Senate and the Board of Governors.

Fee totals do not include program and/or course related fees such as production material fees and laptop program fees.

Please consult the Laptop Program Fees and the Production Materials Fees webpage for further information.

Details on the ancillary fees referred to in these schedules can be found on the Ancillary Fees page.

Dropping courses from your term schedule may have a financial impact on the student fees account. Information on tuition refunds can be found on the OCAD U website, Refunding on Withdrawal.

Graduate Studies Fees - Domestic and International

2018 2019 Fall Winter Tuition & Fees

CADN CCP DHEA DGFI/DIGF
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All tuition fees are reviewed and approved annually by Senate and the Board of Governors.

The total fees due is based on the number of credits the student registers for OR a flat fee per term.

All tuition fees are reviewed and approved annually by Senate and the Board of Governors.

Fee totals do not include program and/or course related fees such as production material fees and laptop program fees.

Please consult the Laptop Program Fees and the Production Materials Fees webpage for further information.

Details on the ancillary fees referred to in these schedules can be found on the Ancillary Fees page.

Dropping courses from your term schedule may have a financial impact on the student fees account. Information on tuition refunds can be found on the OCAD U website, Refunding on Withdrawal.

Ancillary Fees
Class Fees These fees are used to support class activities, learning materials, and supplies
Academic Equipment and New Technology Fee These fees are to support IT equipment and technological maintenance and upgrades
Health Promotion and Counsel Fee These fees are to support the Health and Wellness Centre services. These include medical and counselling services to all OCAD U students. For more information, please visit Health and Wellness Centre
Learning Resources Fee These fees are to support the Writing and Learning Centre services. These include tutoring program, ELL, workshops, student support. For more information, please visit Writing and Learning Centre Writing and Learning Centre
Career Services Fee These fees are to support the Career Development office. Services include support to student to develop the skills and knowledge base required to be successful creative professionals. For more information, please visit Career Services
Student Union Fee These fees are to support services provided by the Student Union. For more information about the services, please visit Student Union
Student Union — External Space Fee These fees are to support the Xpace Cultural Centre, an artist- and designer-run centre supported by the OCAD Student Union. For more information, please visit Xpace Cultural Centre
Canadian Federation of Students All OCAD U students are member with the Canadian Federation of Students and CFS-Ontario. This is the membership fees collected on behalf of CFS
Health and Dental Plan Fee All full time students (1.5 credits or more) are enrolled with the University’s Health and Dental Plan offered by StudentCare. Students are able to make changes to their coverage during the first month of studies. For more information, please visit Health and Dental Plan
University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) International students in Ontario are required to participate in the University Health Insurance Plan. This plan provides basic health care benefits including hospital and doctor services while you are in Canada. For more information, please visit UHIP
Orientation Fee This fee is to support a series of Orientation programs when you first start your studies in OCAD. This is a one time fee charged to new incoming students only. To find out more, please visit Orientation

Please consult the most recent tuition fee schedule(s) for rates.

Laptop Program Fees

PER FALL AND WINTER TERM

  • Students in the Laptop Program pay fees on an annual basis for software and support.
  • Laptop fees are specific to your program and year of entry, are charged automatically upon registration, and are mandatory.
  • Laptop Fees appear under "Laptop Fees" tab on the Student Finance account activity.
  • The annual cost of fees are split 50/50 between Fall and Winter. Students who only enroll in one semester pay 50%. No fees are charged in Summer.
  • More information can be found on the OCAD U website IT Services, Laptop Program Guide or contact the IT Services Help Desk

Program

2016 Admit Year and Newer Students
(per semester)
2015 Admit Year
(per semester)

Faculty of Art

   

First Year Art

$160.40 $160.40
Integrated Media &
Digital Painting and
Expanded Animation
$198.00 $198.00

Photography

$160.40 $160.40

Drawing and Painting

$160.40 $160.40
Printmaking $160.40 $160.40

Criticism & Curatorial Practice

$160.40 $160.40

Sculpture/Installation

$160.40 $160.40
Cross-Disciplinary Art: Publications $160.40 $160.40
Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life Studies $160.40 $160.40

Faculty of Design

   

Advertising

$202.00 $202.00

Graphic Design

$202.00 $202.00

Industrial Design

$209.60 $188.80

Environmental Design

$225.80 $225.80

Material Art & Design

$198.40 $198.40

Illustration

$180.70 $180.70

School of Interdisciplinary Studies

   

Digital Futures

$178.00 $178.00
Indigenous Visual Culture $160.40 $160.40

Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences

   
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in
Visual and Critical Studies
$160.40 $160.40

Graduate Studies

   
Design for Health $155.30 N/A

Digital Futures

$155.30 $155.30

Interdisciplinary Master's in
Art, Media and Design

$155.30 $155.30

What's Included in the Fees?

  • Approximately 50-68% of the fee is for software licensing. This include Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office and Windows licensing Lynda.com. Variations in the fee account for per program software.
  • Approximately 30% of the fee is for support. This is for staff support at the IT Services Help Desk, Loaner Laptops (in case yours breaks), dongles, power adapters and other hardware required to support our service.
  • The remainder is for Print Credits and which is applied to your Print Account

Fee levels vary by admit year to account for students who already paid one-time fees for perpetual licenses of software.

Fees are subject to change on an annual basis and approval by Senate and the Board of Governors.

Production Material Fees

Production materials fees cover the costs of materials consumed and/or incorporated in the making of student work in the shops and studios at OCAD U. These fees are automatically added to a student’s financial account at the time of course registration. Production materials fees are non-refundable after the last day to drop courses with a 100% refund, as outlined in the Calendar.

Please note some first year courses delivered in dedicated studios carry a fee related to relevant program area. First year courses with production materials fees attached are noted in the course calendar.

For more information, please visit Production Materials Fees on the Shops & Studios website.

Fee Schedule

PROGRAM FEE (PER COURSE)
Drawing & Painting $5.00*
Printmaking $45.00
Integrated Media $20.00
Sculpture & Installation $5.00
Photography $30.00
Fabrication Studios $35.00
Material Art & Design $40.00
Design Photography (GDES, ADVR, GRPH) $15.00

*Note: DRPT 2B24 carries a $50.00 production materials fee.

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Payments

Payment must be received in full by the payment deadline for each term. Students are expected to monitor their student finance account through the myOCADU student portal. Financial invoices will available on the myOCADU student portal after a student registers for the term. All finance correspondences will be emailed to the student’s OCADU email account. Non-receipt of an OCADU email notice does not exempt you from meeting your financial obligations.

Payment due dates

Summer 2018: Friday, May 18, 2018

Fall 2018: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Winter 2019: Monday, January 14, 2019

Late payment of fees

Your fees must be paid in full by the payment due dates. Otherwise, students may be placed on financial hold, and charged an interest penalty. The financial hold will be removed when the outstanding balance, including penalties, is paid in full.

Late Payment Interest

Paying Tuition

Find out tuition payment options and instructions.

Payment Options:

BILL PAYMENTS AT YOUR CANADIAN BANK

Make a bill payment through your Canadian banking institution online/telephone banking or in-person at the bank teller. Search and add “Ontario College of Art & Design or OCAD University” as a bill payment payee and use your seven digits student ID number as your account number.

Bill payments made through the bank will take 2 - 5 business days to show up on your fees account. Please allow sufficient time between your bill payment and payment deadlines to ensure your payment is received and credited to your account.

WESTERN UNION GLOBALPAY

WU GlobalPay is the preferred method of payment for international students to pay their admission deposit and tuition fee payment. Using the WU GlobalPay for students platform you can arrange to pay online on your own time and in your own currency. There are no transaction fees, and exchange rates are favorable compared to banks. After applying, students have 72 hours to make the payment at their bank to be guaranteed the quote given.

Payments may take up to 5 business days to arrive. Please allow sufficient time between your payment and payment deadlines for funds to arrive.

HOW TO USE WU GLOBAL PAY

CHEQUES

Cheque payment could be mailed/couriered to:

OCAD University
Attention: Senior Student Accounts Clerk
100 McCaul Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1W1

Please include your full name and student ID number with all correspondence. Post-dated cheques are not accepted. There is a charge of $30 for each NSF (non-sufficient funds) or returned cheque.

IN-PERSON PAYMENTS

Payment can also be made in-person at the Cashier. Payments may be made in cash or by Interac, cheque, bank draft/money order. OCAD University does NOT accept credit cards or wire transfers for tuition payment.

Note - We do not accept International Debit Card payments.

Cashier’s Office location and hours:

230 Richmond St. W. Level 7

Regular hours:

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Extended hours (January & September):

Mondays to Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Other Payment Options:

HIGHER ED POINTS

OCAD U now accepts Higher Ed Points, which means you can convert your TD or Aeroplan points into $250 worth of credits towards your tuition fees. Visit HigherEdPoints.com for information about how to join, redeem points, and transfer the credits to OCAD University.

PAYMENT PLAN

Students who would like to enter a payment plan and can demonstrate an ability to pay may be granted a short payment plan not to exceed one term. Students are encouraged to visit the Financial Aid & Awards office prior to meeting with the Finance Department for a payment plan.

For payment plan application and policies, please refer to the Payment Plan section under Policies

Sponsorship

If you are a sponsored student, and your fees are being paid in full by your sponsor, you can use one of the above payment methods to pay your fees OR you can request a deferment until your sponsorship payment is received by submitting a letter of sponsorship addressed to the Senior Student Accounts Clerk before the payment deadline. Sponsorship letters are to be sent to Student Accounts: studentaccounts@ocadu.ca or faxed to the Finance Office: 416-260-0753. Sponsors are invoiced on a term-basis after registration deadlines have past for the applicable term. Students are expected to monitor their fees account to ensure payment has been made by their sponsor.

External Scholarship

If you are receiving external third-party scholarships and/or bursaries that is not administered through OCAD University, and the scholarships and/or bursaries pay OCAD University directly, please forward payment(s) and award letter to:

OCAD University
Attention: Senior Student Accounts Clerk
100 McCaul Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1W1

For enquiries or questions, you can direct them to Senior Student Accounts Clerk in the Finance Office, or by calling 416 977 6000 ext. 317

Admission Deposit
Admission Deposit may be paid using any of the payment options stated above. To learn more about the admission deposits, please visit this page
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Policies

Late Payment

Interest

Starting from the 2016 Fall Term, overdue accounts are subject to late payment interest charges as described:

  • Late fees of 1.25% will be charged monthly (16.08% effective annual rate) on outstanding tuition fee balances, beginning the first of the month after the applicable term payment due deadline date.
  • Daily interest will be assessed for each day that your payment is late. Interest will continue to accrue on unpaid daily balances and be charged on a monthly basis.
  • Interest charges will appear on your student account on the first day of the month following the interest assessment. Example: October's interest charges will will be assessed and show up on your account on November 1st.
  • Interest charge accrual stops when the academic year ends.
  • If you are making your payment through your bank, please allow sufficient time of 2-3 business days ahead of the deadline to ensure that your payment is received and credited to your account.
Interest Rates for 2017/2018 Academic Year
  Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Summer 2018
Interest rate: 1.25% compounded monthly 1.25% compounded monthly 1.25% compounded monthly
Calculation method: Daily Assessed/Monthly Charged Daily Assessed/Monthly Charged Daily Assessed/Monthly Charged
30 days cost/$1000: ~$12.50 ~$12.50 ~$12.50
Interest charges begin to accrue: October 1, 2017 February 1, 2018 June 1, 2018
Financial Hold

A student may be placed on financial hold as a result of outstanding fees, including tuition and student fees, AV, Studio and library fines. The financial hold will be removed when the outstanding balance, including penalties, is paid in full. Students with a financial hold will be restricted from further registration access, including making changes to your course(s), on myOCADU. In order to avoid delays in registration, please ensure that your fees account is paid in full by the payment deadline.

Students that have not paid their fees in full and are restricted from their fees account and would like to drop and/or withdraw from registered course(s), please visit the Office of the Registrar for further assistance. Also, please make note of any withdrawal or refund dates.

OCAD University will not permit registration, release transcripts or process graduation assessments until all outstanding fees are cleared.

Tuition Refunds & Withdrawals

If there is a credit balance on your account after all fees and charges are paid and cleared for the previous or current academic terms,

  • You may leave the funds on your account or
  • You may request for a refund for a credit balance over $10 prior to the end date of the current academic term.

NOTE: Eligible credit balance for refund will exclude any ‘Anticipated’ amount as displayed on your student account/tuition statement(s).

REFUND REQUEST PROCESSING DATES

Current Students may request a refund between the following dates. If no request is made, the credit balance will be applied to the next term.

Term Start End
Summer 2018 Ongoing August 18, 2018
Fall 2018 TBD TBD
Winter 2019 TBD TBD

To request a refund, please submit the Tuition Refund Request Form to the Cashier's Office or via e-mail to studentaccounts@ocadu.ca. All refunds will be issued by cheque within two to three weeks of your request.

Please note that the $500 admission deposit for first year students are non-refundable.

If you drop course(s) or withdraw from your program,

  • Ensure that all course changes are completed before requesting a refund.
  • If you have outstanding OSAP loans, OCAD University is required by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to send some or all of the credit balance remaining on your account first to the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) to be applied against your outstanding student loan balance. Any remaining credit balance will then be refunded to you. You may check your refund amount to the NSLSC by logging into your CanLearn student account at www.canlearn.ca.

If you receive a scholarship, award or bursary, you may be entitled to a refund if the funds received exceed the fees and charges on your account. If you drop course(s) or withdraw from your program, some or all of your scholarship, award or bursary may be reversed. Refund will be first applied to any financial aid & award program from which you received the funds. Please contact Financial Aid & Awards Office at FinancialA@ocadu.ca for more information.

REFUND SCHEDULE

You may withdraw from course(s) anytime up until the final deadline published in Dates and Deadlines. A partial refund may be granted for withdrawals early in the term. See the applicable Refund Withdrawal Schedule for details.

To withdraw from a course, you must drop it from your course schedule in myOCADU Records by the published deadlines (using the 'drop' button). Non-attendance does not constitute notice of withdrawal, nor does notifying your faculty or administrative staff.

2018 Spring/Summer Undergraduate Refund Withdrawal Schedule

2018 Spring/Summer Graduate Refund Withdrawal Schedule

REFUND SCHEDULE

2017 2018 Fall Winter Undergraduate Refund Withdrawal Schedule

2017 2018 Fall Winter Graduate Studies Refund Withdrawal Schedule

2017 Spring/Summer Undergraduate Refund Withdrawal Schedule

2017 Spring/Summer Graduate Refund Withdrawal Schedule

NSF Cheques

There is a charge of $30 for each NSF (non-sufficient funds) or returned cheque. This charge will be added to your student finance account. No more personal cheques will be accepted in the future.

Payment Plan

Students may apply for a short-term payment plan if they are unable to meet the term tuition fee payment deadline and would like to defer their payment without late penalties.

Eligibility

Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate studies program with active registration and fees assessed for the term(s) covered by the payment plan.

Payment plan can only be set up for the current or future terms in which you are registered. Plans for retroactive terms are not permitted.

Must be in good financial standing with OCAD University and all past due balances are paid from the previous terms.

Receiving income from an approved funding source recognized by OCAD University that is equal or greater than your total fee assessment.

For full details of a payment plan, please see the payment plan application form.

Questions regarding the payment plan should be directed to the Senior Student Accounts Clerk

Payment Plan Application Form

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STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION:

Jack Chen, Senior Student Accounts
jchen@ocadu.ca
416-977-6000, Ext. 317

Cashier
studentaccounts@ocadu.ca
416-977-6000, Ext. 295

Justine Scilipoti, Controller
jscilipoti@ocadu.ca