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Deregulated Fee Programs: Commerce and CTEP

This section contains fees assessment information for students enrolled in a Rotman Commerce specialist or CTEP.

If you're enrolled in a deregulated fee Program, you must pay deregulated academic fees until you complete all courses taken in the Faculty of Arts & Science (which may include those taken after your Program requirements have been completed). Enrolment in these Programs means that you will be charged the academic fees which are associated with the Programs.

This section contains fees assessment information for students enrolled in a Rotman Commerce specialist or CTEP. 

Program Fees vs Course Fees

The deregulated academic fee schedule for the 2016-2017 fall/winter session will be posted on the Student Accounts web site in early July 2016.

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

  • If you're enrolled in a Commerce Specialist or CTEP and your course load is 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) or more by the last day to add F/Y courses, you pay a Program Fee. The fees apply to the Fall-Winter Session regardless if the courses are taken only in one session [i.e. only Fall (F courses) or only Winter (S courses)].
  • If you're enrolled in a Commerce Specialist or CTEP and your course load is less than 3.0 FCEs by the last day to add F/Y courses, your fees will be calculated on a Course Fee basis. The course fee for 1.0 FCE is calculated as 1/5 of the program fee.

Students are charged deregulated academic fees as soon as they are officially enrolled in a program which is associated with that type of fee. The normal entry point into a program is at the end of the session in which you complete your fourth full-course equivalent (FCE). If you are invited to, and enrol in, a Commerce Specialist or CTEP at a later point in your studies, you will be charged retroactively for all courses taken after the session in which you earned your fourth FCE.

Students admitted with transfer credits will be charged the deregulated academic fee immediately if 4.0 or more FCEs in transfer credits are granted. If transfer credits assessed are less than 4.0, the deregulated program fee will be assessed at the normal entry point into the program.

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

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.

Fee assessment changes from Program Fee to Course Fees

Up to the last day to add F and Y section code courses (September 25), if you add and cancel courses, the fees assessment method (Program Fee vs. Course Fees) is automatically adjusted on ACORN according to your course load. As of September 26, your fees assessment status in the Fall-Winter Session as either Program Fee or Course Fees is locked. That is, if your course load is 3.0 FCEs or more on September 26, you will be charged the Program Fee; if your course load is 2.5 FCEs or less on September 26, you will be charged Course Fees and the number of courses you may enrol in is limited to 2.5 FCEs on ACORN*.

If you decide to add or cancel enough courses to change your fees assessment from Course Fees to Program Fee or Program Fee to Course Fees before the last day to add S section code courses (January 18, 2017), you'll need to consult your department (Commerce Program Office or CTEP Office) to have your status manually changed on ACORN and your fees adjusted accordingly. Any changes made after January 18 will not affect your fees calculation for the year.

*IMPORTANT: If you have a Course Fee status and you cancel courses after September 25, the cancelled course(s) is/are still included in your overall course load count. ACORN will allow you to enrol in up to 2.5 courses. Therefore, if you subsequently add S courses that will bring your overall course load to 3.0 credits or more, your fee status will be changed back to the Program Fee even though you are technically enrolled in 2.5 or less. It is very important that you consult your Program Office before you make such changes as the change will result in a significant increase in your tuition fees payable for the year. 

It's always best to determine at an early stage how many courses you want to take. Because of the way the refund schedules work, changes from Program Fee to Course Fees after September 25 will result in a higher fee assessment than if you started the session as a Course Fee student with the same course enrolments. For more information, contact your Program Office. 

Program Fee to Course Fees: examples 

Angie, Terry and Jiaying are enrolled in Rotman Commerce and are charged deregulated program fees.

  • Angie is enrolled in 4.0 FCEs and decides to cancel 1.5 FCEs on September 25. She is Course Fee eligible (2.5 FCEs) when her status is locked on September 25. Since Angie cancelled her courses before the end of the 100% refund period, her fees will automatically be recalculated to deregulated Course Fees.
  • Terry is enrolled in 4.0 FCEs and decides to cancel 1.5 FCEs on September 26. He is Course Fee eligible (2.5 FCEs) as of September 26, but because he was locked in 4.0 FCEs when his status was assessed on September 25, Terry must contact the Program Office to change his status to part-time n order to recalculate his fees.  He is refunded 50% of the Commerce 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.
  • Jiaying is enrolled in a Course Fee eligible course load (2.5 FCEs) when her status is locked on September 25, and is automatically re-assessed to Course Fees. Jiaying decides, however, that she wants to enrol in more courses and contacts her Program Office on September 26 to change her status from part-time to full-time. Her fee assessment is changed, and she enrols in one S course for a total full-time course load of 3.0 FCEs. Before classes start in January, though, Jiaying decides to drop her S course and change back to a part-time (2.5 FCE) course load. Since she was in a full-time (Program Fee) course load after September 25 and changed back to a part-time course load before January 18, she is refunded 50% of the Program Fee and, in addition, is charged 50% of the cost of 2.5 FCEs.

Fee assessments for the 2016-17 fall/winter 

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

Fee calculation in the summer session

Summer Session fees are calculated on a Course Fee basis at this rate: the academic fee of each summer full-course equivalent (FCE) is 1/5 of the program fee for the following Fall-Winter Session. 

If you are enrolled in 2016 Summer Session courses and enrol in a Commerce program for the first time in July 2016 or later, your summer fees will be reassessed and calculated at 1/5 of the 2016-17 Program Fee for each course. Check ACORN for your adjusted balance after you have enrolled in the Program—pay this amount as soon as possible, even if the amount does not agree with the amount you originally viewed on ACORN.

Withdrawing from Commerce or CTEP: students currently enrolled

If you decide to withdraw from a commerce or CTEP program, the calculation of deregulated academic fees for the "current" session will be completely reversed if the program withdrawal occurs by the appropriate deadline for the courses you're enrolled in:

  • 2016 Summer:
    • By May 15 if enrolled in at least one F/Y section code course in the 2016 summer session
    • By July 4 if enrolled in ONLY S section code courses in the 2016 summer session
  • 2016-2017 Fall/Winter:
    • By September 25, 2016 if enrolled in at least one F/Y section code course in the 2016-2017 fall/winter sessions
    • By January 18, 2017 if enrolled in ONLY S section code courses in the 2017 winter term

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 (for commerce) or B.Ed. courses/practicums (for CTEP) . If you do not do so, you will be removed from the courses.

Please note that you MUST NOT enrol in one of these Programs prior to June 30, 2016. If you do so, you will not be eligible to have retroactive charges for the 2016 summer session reversed if you subsequently decide to withdraw.

Withdrawing from Commerce or CTEP: students enrolling for the first time this year

If you are invited to, and enrol in, a commerce or concurrent teacher education program, you will be charged retroactively for all sessions in which you enrolled in courses beyond your fourth full-course equivalent. If you withdraw from the program, 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 4 and September 25, 2016, retroactive charges to sessions including the 2016 summer session will be completely reversed if you withdraw by December 7, 2016.
  • ‘Current’ session fees will be readjusted according to the schedule listed above in “Withdrawing from Commerce or CTEP: students currently enrolled”
Fee calculation example 
Kate earned 4.5 FCE’s in the 2015-16 Fall/Winter Session. She enrolls in 1.0 FCE in the 2016 Summer Session. She is invited to enrol in a Commerce Specialist program on July 4. She enrols in the Program on ACORN on July 15 and then enrols in her 2016-17 Fall/Winter RSM courses. Kate’s 2016 Summer Session fees will be retroactively recalculated to reflect the increase to deregulated academic fees. Her 2016-2017 Fall/Winter fees balance will also be adjusted.
 
Kate decides to withdraw from the Commerce Program on September 25. The 2016 Summer and 2016-2017 Fall/Winter deregulated fees calculation will be reversed, and she will be charged regular Arts & Science academic fees for each session. If Kate had waited until September 26 or later to withdraw from the Commerce Program, only her 2016 Summer Session retroactive deregulated fees would have been completely reversed. She would be required to cancel her 200+ level RSM course enrolments once she withdrew from the Program. Her course cancellations would be subject to the appropriate refund schedule (so she may not receive any refund for dropped courses).