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Ancillary Fees

  • How are the ancillary fee levels set?

    Cost-recovery fees are set at a level to recover the expense incurred by the University in the procurement of the good or service that is being transferred to the student (such as the safety googles or tool kit). The University is not permitted to make any profit on these fees. Cost-recovery fees may only be […]

  • What if I want to be exempted from paying fees?

    If you are taking a course or completing a program in which there is a compulsory ancillary fee, then you must pay it. There is no provision to provide individual student exemptions or refunds of compulsory ancillary fees for any reason.

  • How do I know what ancillary fees to expect?

    Compulsory fees are charged automatically through your registration. Check your account on the ACORN Student Web Service if you are not certain which fees you have been assessed. You can also look at the University’s Annual Schedule of Cost-Recovery Ancillary Fees, User Fees, and Fines (Category 5) prior to selecting your courses to see what kind of program […]

  • Can I obtain a refund for a fee I have paid?

    Ancillary fees are charged in three ways and refunds are dependent on how the fee is charged. Compulsory ancillary fees relate to a course or academic program and are charged automatically though ROSI to all students registered in that course or program. These fees are not refundable. Some specific ancillary fees (for building access fobs for example) […]

  • Why do I have to pay for ancillary fees separate from paying for tuition?

    Tuition is charged to students according to the principles outlined in the University’s Tuition Fee Policy. Ancillary fees are levied to cover the costs of items not normally paid for out of operating or capital revenue (operating and capital grants and tuition fees). These fees vary across programs, courses, year of study, and are often based […]

  • Why do I have to pay ancillary fees?

    Ancillary fees are fees charged to pay for administrative services, materials, and activities not supported by operating grants, capital grants, or tuition fees.

  • What policy governs ancillary fees?

    The University of Toronto introduced its own Policy for Ancillary Fees in 1995. The Policy translates Ministry guidelines into the University of Toronto context. This Policy is named the University’s Long-Term Protocol on the Increase or Introduction of Compulsory Non-tuition Related Fees which outlines the process for fee increases or the introduction of new ancillary fees. The Policy for Ancillary Fees describes categories of permitted […]