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Commerce/ CSC/ Bioinformatics / CTEP Fees

If you are enrolled in a commerce, computer science, bioinformatics & computational biology, or concurrent teacher education subject POSt, you must pay deregulated academic fees until you complete all courses taken as a degree student in the Faculty of Arts & Science (which may include those taken after your subject POSt requirements have been completed). Enrolment in these subject POSts means that you will be charged the academic fees which are associated with the subject POSts.

Students enrolled in commerce, computer science, and bioinformatics & computational biology or concurrent teacher education subject POSts pay deregulated academic fees regardless of the session of their admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science as a degree student. The fee structure is the same for both specialist and major subject POSts in commerce, computer science, and bioinformatics & computational biology, and for both major and minor subject POSts in concurrent teacher education.

Please note: students enrolled in commerce cannot add additional courses beyond six (6.0) in the Fall and Winter Sessions.

Fees by Subject POSt – Method of Assessment: Program Fees vs Course Fees

The deregulated academic fees for the 2013-2014 fall-winter sessions had not been approved by the University's Business Board and Governing Council at this time. Check the Student Accounts web site for updated fees amounts.

Your fall-winter session fees will be calculated by one of two methods:

  • If your course load is 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCE's) or more, you are classified as a full-time student for purposes of fee determination, and pay a single program fee. The fees apply to the fall-winter session regardless if the courses are taken only in one session [ie. only fall (F courses) or only winter (S courses)].
  • If your course load is less than 3.0 FCE's, you are classified as a part-time student for purposes of fee determination. Your fees will be calculated on a per-course basis. The course fee for 1.0 FCE is calculated as 1/5 of the program fee.

The deregulated academic fee does not include incidental or ancillary fees (see below for details). Academic, incidental and ancillary fees for the 2013-2014 fall/winter sessions have not yet been approved at this time. Check the Student Accounts web site for updated amounts. Tuition fees for future sessions are subject to change.

Students are charged deregulated academic fees as soon as they accept enrolment in a subject POSt which is associated with that type of fee. The normal entry point into a subject POSt is the session following the session in which you complete your fourth full-course equivalent. If you are invited to, and enrol in, a subject POSt with deregulated fees at a later point, you will be charged retroactively for all courses completed after the session in which you earned your fourth full-course equivalent.

Students admitted with transfer credits will be charged the deregulated academic fee immediately if four or more transfer credits (full-course equivalents) are granted. If transfer credits assessed are less than four, the subject POSt fee will be assessed at the normal entry point into the program.

If you have questions about how your fees are calculated, contact:

Note: Concurrent Teacher Education Program:

Students enrolled in the program are expected to pursue the program on a full-time basis in the fall-winter sessions, because courses taken as part of the B.Ed. degree component are dependent on students progressing in "cohorts."

Refunds

Full-time students paying deregulated academic fees follow a refund schedule by program, and part-time students paying the deregulated fees follow a refund schedule by course. The refund schedules appear on the Student Accounts web site.

Full/Part-time status changes

Note: Students enrolled in the CTEP program are expected to pursue the program on a full-time basis in the fall-winter sessions (see above).

Up to the end of the fall session 100% refund period (September 22), if you add and cancel courses, your full/part-time status is automatically recalculated by ROSI and your fees are adjusted accordingly. As of September 23, however, your status in the fall/winter session as full- or part-time is frozen. If you decide to add or cancel enough courses to change your status from full- to part-time or part- to full-time up to the last day to add an S section code course, you must talk to a counsellor in the Commerce Programs Office, the Department of Computer Science Undergraduate Office, or the Department of Biochemistry (depending on the subject POSt you are enrolled in) to have your status manually changed on ROSI and your fees adjusted accordingly. Any changes made after the last day to add an S section code course will not affect your fees calculation.

It is important for you to determine at an early stage whether your status will be full-time or part-time. Because of the way the refund schedules work, changes from full- to part-time status after the 100% refund period (September 22) will result in a higher fee assessment than if you started the session as a part-time student with the same course enrolments. For more information, visit the Commerce Programs Office, the Department of Computer Science Undergraduate Office, or the Department of Biochemistry (depending on the subject POSt you are enrolled in).

Full-time to part-time examples

Angie and Ruth are enrolled in deregulated programs, and both are registered in 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs)—full-time status.

  • Angie decides to cancel 1.5 FCEs on September 22. She is in a part-time course load (2.5 FCEs) when her status is frozen on September 23. Since Angie cancelled her courses before the end of the 100% refund period, her fees will automatically be recalculated to part-time deregulated fees.
  • Ruth decides to cancel 1.5 FCEs on September 23. She is in a part-time course load (2.5 FCEs). Ruth cancelled her courses after the 100% refund period ended (it is now the 50% refund period.) Ruth must now contact her program sponsor's office to change her status to part-time, at which time her fees would be recalculated. She is refunded 50% of the program fee and, in addition, charged 50% of the cost of 2.5 FCEs in a deregulated program, obtaining a significantly smaller refund than Angie.
  • Lanor is enrolled in a part-time course load (2.5 FCEs) on September 22. Lanor decides that she wants to enrol in more courses and contacts her program office on September 23 to change her status from part-time to full-time. They do and she enrols in one S course for a total course load of 3.0 FCEs (full-time). Before classes start in January, Lanor decides to withdraw and revert back to part-time status. Since she was a full-time student after the end of the 100% refund period and changed to part-time before the end of the 50% refund period, she is refunded 50% of the program fee and, in addition, charged 50% of the cost of 2.5 FCEs in a deregulated program. She would not be considered a part-time student even though she did not enrol in/attend any S courses.

Fee assessments for the 2013-2014 fall/winter sessions

Proper fees assessment is dependent on your enrolment in an associated subject POSt. You should check your fees balance on the SWS after you have enrolled in the program and enrolled in courses. Whether you added courses and then enrolled in one of the subject POSts with higher fees, or you enrolled in the program and then added courses, you should check the SWS for your balance and pay this as soon as possible after you have enrolled in a subject POSt with higher fees.

For Concurrent Teacher Education Program subject POSts

The fees balance that appears on the SWS for 2013-2014 may not be up-to-date if you enrol in a CTEP subject POSt for the first time. Depending on when you accept an invitation to enrol in a CTEP subject POSt, your fees balance on ROSI may not reflect the higher fees. If you enrol in the program by July 21, check the SWS the week of July 22 for your revised balance and pay this as soon as possible. If you enrol between July 22 and August 7, check the SWS the week of August 12 for your revised balance and pay this as soon as possible. If you enrol in the program late (after August 7), your fees will be assessed after September 22. Check for your revised balance that week and pay the balance as soon as possible.

Fee calculation in the summer session

Summer session course fees are calculated at this rate: each summer full-course equivalent (FCE) costs 1/5 of the program fee for the 2013-2014 fall/winter session. Students with a course load of 1.5 or more will be classified as full-time students and pay full-time incidental fees. Students with 1.0 FCE or less will be classified as part-time students, and pay part-time incidental fees.

If you are enrolled in 2013 summer session courses and enrol in a subject POSt with deregulated academic fees for the first time in July 2013 or later, your summer fees will be reassessed and be calculated at 1/5 of the 2013-2014 program fee per course. You should check the SWS for your adjusted balance after you have enrolled in the subject POSt—pay this amount as soon as possible, even if the amount does not agree with the amount you originally viewed on ROSI.

Withdrawing from the subject POSt: students currently enrolled

If you decide to withdraw from a commerce, computer science or the bioinformatics & computational biology subject POSt, the calculation of deregulated academic fees for the "current" session will be completely reversed if the subject POSt withdrawal occurs by the appropriate deadline for the courses you're enrolled in:

  • 2013 Summer:
    • By May 20 if enrolled in at least one F/Y section code course in the 2013 summer session
    • By July 8 if enrolled in ONLY S section code courses in the 2013 summer session
  • 2013-2014 Fall/Winter:
    • By September 22, 2013 if enrolled in at least one F/Y section code course in the 2013-2014 fall/winter sessions
    • By January 19, 2014 if enrolled in ONLY S section code courses in the 2014 winter session

Withdrawals after the dates specified above DO NOT result in fees adjustment.

You will be required to cancel all 200+ series associated courses in RSM or CSC/ECE courses. If you do not do so, you will be removed from the courses by the Faculty.

If you decide to withdraw from a concurrent teacher education subject POSt, the calculation of academic fees for the "current" session will be completely reversed if the withdrawal occurs by the appropriate deadline for courses you're enrolled in:

  • 2013 Summer:
    • By May 20 if enrolled in at least one F/Y section code course in the 2013 summer session
    • By July 8 if enrolled in ONLY S section code courses in the 2013 summer session
  • 2013-2014 Fall/Winter:
    • By September 22 if enrolled in at least one F/Y section code course in the 2013-2014 fall/winter sessions.

Withdrawals after the dates specified above DO NOT result in fees adjustment.

You will be withdrawn from any courses that are associated with the CTEP, and any B.Ed. courses/practicums offered by OISE in which you were enrolled based on your CTEP enrolment.

Withdrawing from the subject POSt: students enrolling for the first time this year

If you are invited to, and enrol in, a commerce, computer science, bioinformatics & computational biology, or concurrent teacher education subject POSt, you will be charged retroactively for all sessions in which you completed courses beyond your fourth full-course equivalent. If you withdraw from the subject POSt, the deregulated fees for those sessions may be completely reversed if the withdrawal occurs by the appropriate deadline for the courses you're enrolled in:

  • If you enrol between July 2 and September 22, 2013, retroactive charges to sessions including the 2013 summer session will be completely reversed if you withdraw by December 5, 2013.
  • ‘Current’ session fees will be readjusted according to the schedule listed in the previous column in “Withdrawing from the subject POSt: students currently enrolled”

Please note that you MUST NOT enrol in one of these subject POSts prior to June 30, 2013. If you do so, you will not be eligible to have retroactive charges for the 2013 summer session reversed if you decide to withdraw subsequently.

Fee calculation example:

  • Kate earned 4.5 FCE’s in the 2012-2013 fall/winter session. She completes another 1.0 FCE in the 2013 Summer session. She is invited to enrol in a subject POSt which has deregulated academic fees for the 2013-2014 fall/winter session. She enrols in the subject POSt on September 12 and then enrols in 2013-2014 fall/winter courses. Her 2013 summer fees will be retroactively recalculated to reflect the deregulated academic fees. Her 2013-2014 fall/winter fees balance will also be adjusted.
    Kate decides to withdraw from the subject POSt on September 22. The 2013 summer and 2013-2014 fall/winter deregulated fees calculation will be reversed. If she had waited until October to withdraw from the subject POSt, only her 2013 summer fees would have been completely reversed. Had she waited until February to withdraw from the subject POSt, her summer and fall/winter fees would NOT be adjusted. In all cases, however, she would be required to cancel her 200+ level CSC, ECE or RSM course enrolments, or associated CTEP/B.Ed. course enrolments. Her course cancellations would be subject to the refund schedule (in some cases, she may not receive a refund).

Incidental and Ancillary Fees

These fees vary depending on your program, full/part-time status, college affiliation, and courses taken. Students are charged incidental fees for sessions in which they are charged academic fees. Full-time students are charged academic fees for both fall and winter sessions; therefore, they pay incidental fees for both sessions. Part-time students, however, may not be charged academic fees in both sessions and would only pay incidental fees for sessions in which they are charged academic fees. Fees for the 2013-2014 fall/winter sessions have not been determined at press time. Check the Student Accounts web site for updated fees amounts.