This page provides information and links regarding Non-Academic Incidental Fees – applicable policies, regulations and relevant approval processes – at the University of Toronto.
For specific information regarding the payment of tuition and other fees, including incidental fees, please visit Student Accounts.
Tuition Fee Schedules are approved annually by the Governing Council and are available on the U of T Planning and Budget website. Tuition Fee rates for each year are effective May 1.
Non-Academic Incidental Fees (or Incidental Fees) are amounts charged in addition to tuition which cover the costs of services and programs not otherwise funded.
These fees support services and programs that contribute to the student experience and student wellbeing and include fees for University-operated student services (such as campus Career Centres and Hart House).
This term also refers to fees collected on behalf of student societies (such as the Association of Part-time Undergraduate Students or the New College Students’ Council). Student societies provide services to students and membership in a student society is tied to students’ registration.
Students registered in the School of Continuing Studies are not charged non-academic incidental fees, and therefore do not have access to the University services or student society programs and services.
Check your account on ACORN Student Web Services if you are not certain which fees you have been assessed.
Incidental fees are a compulsory part of your tuition. The campus fees are set on the understanding that all students will contribute to the cost of these services. The student society fees are set by the student members of the society. There are some components of some student society fees that can be refunded upon request, within a specific time period.
The health and dental plan fees were established through referenda in which students were asked to support collection of the compulsory fees.
Refunds for health and dental insurance are managed by the student societies and are available within limited time periods. For more information, please contact your society:
Association of Part-time Undergraduate Students (APUS)
Scarborough Campus Students’ Union (SCSU)
University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU)
University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union (UTMSU)
University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU)
All students registered in the Faculty of Arts & Science are initially charged the program fee (which includes full-time incidental fees) by default. Once your registration status is changed to part-time, the part-time incidental fees will appear in ACORN after you have your tuition reassessed from program fees to per-course fees. More information about how your fees are assessed, and how to change from program fees to per-course fees, is available at: https://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/faculty-registrar/fees#fees-and-refunds-accordion-3.
Contact your Registrar to discuss your incidental fees or any other inquiries related to your invoice.
The establishment of, or increases to, fees that fund University operated student services (including those managed by a division of the University) are subject to the terms and conditions outlined in:
Changes to student society fees (including portions of fees that are designated for specific purposes) are subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the Policy for Compulsory Non-Academic Incidental Fees, the Handbook for Student Societies, and the societies’ own constitutions and/or by-laws.
This report is an inventory of all compulsory non-academic incidental fees (and designated portions thereof) approved by the University Affairs Board and charged by the University. Similar fees charged by the federated universities are included for reference.
For a complete listing of previous Compulsory Non-Academic Incidental Fee Reports Fee see Reports & Consultations page on this website.