Fees and Financial Support
The Board of Governors reserves the right to make changes in the fee schedule without prior notice. All fees are charged per term unless otherwise indicated.
Students are responsible for the payment of fees that arise from registration and are indebted to the university for fees and/or fee penalties incurred prior to the receipt of written Cancellation of Registration notification in the Office of the Registrar.
Students are responsible for residence fees incurred under the terms of the residence accommodation undertaking.
It is the student's responsibility to provide correct address information to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies or Service Laurier.
Fees are charged on a per term basis for registered students.
Fees are due regardless of whether a statement has been received. Full account information, updated regularly, is available online by following directions on the Laurier Online Registration Information System (LORIS) at http://telaris.wlu.ca. Fees assessed as a result of changes to registration are due and payable at time of assessment.
Failure to make payment in full by the due date may result in deregistration and subsequent fee penalties.
Students wishing to withdraw from programs with opt-out options (Extended Health and Dental) must follow the procedures and deadlines established by those individual programs. It is not sufficient to notify Service Laurier of the intention to opt out.
Payment can be made ONLINE or, through TELEPHONE BANKING (student ID# is Account #) and electronically at most financial institutions in Canada. Payment can also be made by cheque (certified or non-certified), money order or direct debit. Post-dated cheques are not acceptable. For courses added after the due date, please check your LORIS account for the new balance due which will be reflected on your next invoice.
A Senior citizen is any person 60 years of age or older (Canadian citizen or international status) before the first day of classes of a term. Seniors are exempt from tuition fees for all graduate courses, but are required to pay other fees where applicable. The exception to this is the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary; course are charged 50% tuition.
Students who are awaiting OSAP are required to pay all fees not being redirected to the university by the due date of each term. For those who have indicated the option to send their funding directly to the school on their OSAP application,
the payment must include any difference that is not covered by OSAP.
Late payment fees* will be assessed on all student accounts, including those awaiting OSAP.
1. Submit online OSAP application and all required supporting documentation to the Student Awards Office by the dates established by the Student Awards Office.
2. Opt to have OSAP funds directed to the school on the OSAP application.
3. Be fully registered for the term for which you are expecting to receive OSAP funding a minimum of 10 days prior to the start of the academic term.
4. Pay balances exceeding the amount of OSAP redirected to the
school (the difference not covered by OSAP) by the invoice due date.
International fees will apply to students who do not fall into one of the following categories:
For an exemption from international fees, you must complete the Certificate of Exemption from International Fees.
All fees are subject to Board of Governors' approval and may change without notice. Tuition fee increases will be in effect September 1 of each year.
Fees are for graduate programs offered at Laurier campuses. Fees for Toronto MBA programs are established based on costs.
Master's and doctoral students will be charged full- or part-time tuition based on their status at the time of admission. Students who successfully petition to change their registration status may have their tuition fees adjusted as a result. Incidental fees will be charged according to a student's registration status in a particular term.
See the current fee schedule here.
Note: Qualifying year students will be charged fees in accordance with the undergraduate fee schedule. See the Undergraduate Calendar for more information.
Students who register after the late registration date must pay all fees, including late registration penalties, at the time of registration.
Any additional fees assessed after the student has registered are due and payable at time of assessment.
An additional charge of 1.25 percent per month (16.08 percent per annum) will be assessed on all accounts not paid in full. Students paying with OSAP will be charged all penalties.
Credit for scholarships or bursaries will be given only if proof is presented.
The university reserves the right to de-register any student if suitable payment has not been made. Penalties may be applied for de-registration and subsequent re-registrations.
Any student with a poor payment record may be required to pay with a certified payment, money order or cash.
Tax receipts are available annually in February. T2202A forms are available to view and print from the WLU Web Information System http://telaris.wlu.ca. T4As for bursaries and scholarships received will be mailed to your HOME address. It is the student's responsibility to provide the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Office with a correct and up-to-date address prior to the preparation of tax receipts.
Overdue accounts include fees not paid in full, parking violation fines outstanding, library fines outstanding on the tri-university library account, residence or food service charges outstanding, unpaid balance in the Bookstore, disciplinary obligations imposed by the Office of the Dean of Students, or charges owing to other university offices, clubs, etc.
A late payment charge of 1.25 percent monthly (16.08 percent per annum) will be assessed on all outstanding balances.
HOLDS will be placed on delinquent accounts by mid-term for the fall, winter and spring terms. Individuals with delinquent
accounts will not be able to access final grades online, add or drop courses, register for a subsequent term, graduate, receive an official university transcript, nor, will an official university transcript be released on their behalf
in any manner until the account has been paid in full by cash, debit, certified cheque or money order.
Holds on overdue accounts will not be released until 21 business days
after the receipt of non-certified payment. Payment through telephone
and online banking is accepted to remove holds; however, the hold will
not be removed until payment is received at Laurier. Payments can take
up to 4 business days to arrive and be applied to the student's account.
Overdue accounts may be referred to a collection agency.
Students in research-based programs who complete their program of study, including defence and submission of final copies of the thesis/research paper/dissertation to the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office, by the end of the first month of a term will receive a full refund of tuition fees paid for that term. Students who complete their program requirements between the first day of the second month of a term and the final date to withdraw from courses without penalty of failure will be granted a tuition refund in accordance with the refund policy of the university (i.e., 45 percent). To be eligible for a refund, students must have been registered for the term prior to completion. Students returning from inactive status or re-admitted students are ineligible for refunds.
No defence will be scheduled or held without registration being completed prior to the proposed date of the defence.
Students withdrawing from a program at Wilfrid Laurier University are required to obtain and complete the appropriate form, available from the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.
Charges for dropped courses apply to students whose fees are charged on a per-course basis.
Withdrawal from the University and Fee Implications
Non-payment of fees does not constitute a withdrawal. The effective dates for course drops or withdrawals from the university will be the date such information is reported in writing to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. The portion of refund is determined by this date. There are no refunds for courses which are taken under the audit-course classification. Tuition fees are refunded on a term basis in accordance with the schedule outlined in fees for withdrawal from the university (above).
Credit balances in student accounts, which result from adjustments and withdrawals during a term, will be held for application towards the next term's fees, unless the student requests a refund.
No refund of payments made by personal cheque will be issued for at least one month after deposit.
Incidental and miscellaneous fees are not refundable after the final date to add courses each term.
Refund cheques will not be processed for amounts of $2.00 or less.