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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 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.

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 2015-2016 fall-winter sessions will be posted on the Student Accounts web site in early July 2015.

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 (FCE's) or more, you pay a single 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 FCE's, 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.

Students are charged deregulated academic fees as soon as the status of their enrolment in a subject POSt which is associated with that type of fee becomes ACTIVE. The normal entry point into a subject POSt 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 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 4.0 or more FCEs in transfer credits are granted. If transfer credits assessed are less than 4.0, 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:

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 to Per-Course

Up to the last day to add F and Y section code courses (September 27), if you add and cancel courses, the fees assessment method (program vs. per-course) is automatically adjusted on ROSI according to your course load. As of September 28, your fees assessment status in the fall/winter session as either program or per-course is frozen. That is, if your course load is 3.0 FCEs or more on September 28, your fees will be charged as program; if your course load is 2.5 FCEs or less on September 28, your fees will be charged as per-course and the number of courses you may enrol in is limited to 2.5 FCEs on ROSI*.

If you decide to add or cancel enough courses to change your fees assessment from per-course to program or program to per-course before the last day to add S section code courses (January 24, 2016), you'll need to consult your department (commerce programs office or CTEP office) to have your status manually changed on ROSI and your fees adjusted accordingly. Any changes made after January 24 will not affect your fees calculation for the year.

*IMPORTANT: If you have a per-course fee status and you cancel courses after September 27, the cancelled course(s) is(are) still included in your overall course load count. ROSI 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 to per-course fees after September 27 will result in a higher fee assessment than if you started the session as a per-course fee student with the same course enrolments. For more information, contact your department. 

Program to Per-course examples 

Angie, Ruth and Lanor are enrolled in commerce and are charged deregulated program fees.

  • Angie is enrolled in 4.0 FCEs and decides to cancel 1.5 FCEs on September 27. She is in a per-course fee course load (2.5 FCEs) when her status is frozen on September 27. Since Angie cancelled her courses before the end of the 100% refund period, her fees will automatically be recalculated to per-course deregulated fees.
  • Ruth is enrolled in 4.0 FCEs and decides to cancel 1.5 FCEs on September 28. She is in a per-course fee 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 per-course fee course load (2.5 FCEs) on September 27. Lanor decides that she wants to enrol in more courses and contacts her program office on September 28 to change her status from per-course to program fee. They do and she enrols in one S course for a total course load of 3.0 FCEs. Before classes start in January, Lanor decides to withdraw and revert back to per-course fee status. Since she was in a program fee course load after the end of the 100% refund period and changed to a per-course fee course load 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.

 Fee assessments for the 2015-16 fall/winter 

Proper fees assessment is dependent on your enrolment in an associated subject POSt. You should check your fees balance on ROSI 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, check ROSI for your balance and pay this as soon as possible after you have enrolled in a subject POSt with higher fees.

Fee calculation in the summer session

Summer session course fees are calculated on a per-course 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 2015 summer session courses and enrol in a commerce program for the first time in July 2015 or later, your summer fees will be reassessed and calculated at 1/5 of the 2015-2016 program fee for each course. Check ROSI 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 Commerce or CTEP: students currently enrolled

If you decide to withdraw from a commerce or CTEP 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:

  • 2015 Summer:
    • By May 25 if enrolled in at least one F/Y section code course in the 2015 summer session
    • By July 6 if enrolled in ONLY S section code courses in the 2015 summer session
  • 2015-2016 Fall/Winter:
    • By September 27, 2015 if enrolled in at least one F/Y section code course in the 2015-2016fall/winter sessions
    • By January 24, 2016 if enrolled in ONLY S section code courses in the 2016 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 subject POSts prior to June 30, 2015. If you do so, you will not be eligible to have retroactive charges for the 2015 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 subject POSt, 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 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 27, 2015, retroactive charges to sessions including the 2015 summer session will be completely reversed if you withdraw by December 9, 2015.
  • ‘Current’ session fees will be readjusted according to the schedule listed above in “Withdrawing from the subject POSt: students currently enrolled”
Fee calculation example 
Kate earned 4.5 FCE’s in the 2014-15 fall/winter session. She completes another 1.0 FCE in the 2015 Summer session. She is invited to enrol in a commerce program on July 2. She enrols in the subject POSt on September 18 and then enrols in 2015-16 fall/winter RSM courses. Her 2015 summer fees will be retroactively recalculated to reflect the deregulated academic fees. Her 2015-2016 fall/winter fees balance will also be adjusted.
 
Kate decides to withdraw from the commerce POSt on September 27. The 2015 summer and 2015-2016 fall/winter deregulated fees calculation will be reversed. If she had waited until October to withdraw from the subject POSt, only her 2015 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 RSM course enrolments. Her course cancellations would be subject to the refund schedule (in some cases, she may not receive a refund).