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Deregulated Fee Programs: Computer Science and Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

This section contains additional fees information for students enrolled in a Computer Science Specialist/Major or Bioinformatics & Computational Biology program

If you're enrolled in a deregulated fee program, 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 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 additional fees information for students enrolled in a Computer Science Specialist/Major or Bioinformatics & Computational Biology program.

Program Fees vs Course Fees

The deregulated academic fee schedule for the 2017-2018 fall/winter session will be posted on the Student Accounts web site in early July 2017.

Your fall/winter session fees will be calculated by the method as described in the Step 6: Pay your fees section.

When will the deregulated fees be assessed? 

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, the Computer Science Specialist/Major or Bioinformatics & Computational Biology program 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.

Fees assessments for 2017-18 fall/winter session

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 each summer full-course equivalent (FCE) is 1/5 of the Program Fee for the following Fall/Winter Session. 

If you are enrolled in 2017 Summer Session courses and enrol in a Computer Science Specialist/Major or Bioinformatics & Computational Biology program for the first time in July 2017 or later, your summer fees will be reassessed and calculated at 1/5 of the 2017-2018 Program Fee for each FCE. 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 CSC or BCB: students currently enrolled

If you decide to withdraw from a CSC specialist/major or bioinformatics & computational biology 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:

  • 2017 Summer:
    • By May 22 if enrolled in at least one F/Y section code course in the 2017 summer session
    • By July 10 if enrolled in ONLY S section code courses in the 2017 summer session
  • 2017-2018 Fall/Winter:
    • By September 20, 2017 if enrolled in at least one F/Y section code course in the 2017-2018 fall/winter sessions
    • By January 17, 2018 if enrolled in ONLY S section code courses in the 2018 winter term

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

Please note that you MUST NOT enrol in one of these programs prior to June 30, 2017. If you do so, you will not be eligible to have retroactive charges for the 2017 summer session reversed if you subsequently decide to withdraw.

Withdrawing from CSC or BCB: students enrolling for the first time this year

If you are invited to, and enrol in, a CSC specialist/major or bioinformatics & computational biology 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 3 and September 20, 2017, retroactive charges to sessions including the 2017 summer session will be completely reversed if you withdraw by December 6, 2017.
  • ‘Current’ session fees will be readjusted according to the schedule listed above in “Withdrawing from CSC or BCB: students currently enrolled”
Fee calculation example 
Stella earned 4.5 FCE’s in the 2016-17 Fall/Winter Session. She enrolls in 1.0 FCE in the 2017 Summer Session. She is invited to enrol in the Computer Science Major on July 3, and accepts the invitation to enrol in the Program on July 15. Stella’s 2017 Summer Session fees will be retroactively recalculated to reflect the increase to deregulated academic fees. Her 2017-2018 Fall/Winter fees balance will also be adjusted.
 
Stella decides to withdraw from the Computer Science Specialist on September 20. The 2017 Summer and 2017-2018 Fall/Winter deregulated fees calculation will be reversed, and she will be charged regular Arts & Science academic fees for each session. If Stella had waited until September 21 or later to withdraw from the Computer Science Specialist program, only her 2017 Summer Session retroactive deregulated fees would have been completely reversed.