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Fees & Program Costs

Program costs

For an estimate of your program costs, visit the Fees and Book & Supply Costs page.

For general information on how fees are calculated for students, visit the Colleges Fees General Information page.

Fees notice

When you’ve confirmed your offer of admission, we will mail you a fees notice. Your fees notice will state the fees deposit deadline, the minimum deposit amount, and the tuition and other fees for your first one or two semesters at Seneca. The number of semesters showing on your fees notice will depend on when you start your program and whether there is a summer break.

Reserving your seat

The minimum deposit to reserve a seat in your program is $500. The deposit is due on the fees deposit due date listed on  your fees notice and applies to all new students, and to returning students who are beginning semester one of a new program. The deposit will allow you to register for classes and receive a timetable when course registration opens. The deposit will also allow you to obtain a OneCard. The $500 deposit is fully applied toward your fees when you register for your classes. Your full tuition and fees for each semester are due on the first day of classes for the semester. There is a late fee of $150 applied to your account if full semester fees are not paid by the deadline.

Please note that the deposit is required even if you will be funded by OSAP. Once the deposit is received and you’ve registered in your classes, we can confirm your enrolment so that your expected OSAP funds are released.

Please note also that the $500 deposit is non-refundable. If you change your mind and withdraw from your program to attend another college or university, we will withhold your deposit.

Paying your fees

Seneca accepts payment online, from your financial institution, by telephone or in person.


Avoid line-ups, pay online with your credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) or debit card. Login to your account and in the College Services menu, click Student Centre. Look for the Make a Payment link in the left navigation. You can also pay using the Seneca Mobile App.

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Watch the video for instructions on how to pay online.

Financial institution:

You can make an online payment through your internet banking service. Set up “Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology” on your list of “payees”. Your account number is your 9-digit Student ID number.

Alternatively, you can pay in person at your bank. Make sure you have your 9-digit Seneca Student ID number ready and retain a copy of the transaction slip.

By telephone:

Call 416.493.4144 and pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express). You will need to have your Seneca Student ID number and program name handy.

In person:

Seneca accepts credit card, debit card or money order/certified cheque at the Registration Office at each of our four main campuses: Newnham, Markham, King and Seneca@York. Please bring your Seneca Student ID number.

Note: We do not accept personal cheques or cash payment for fees.

Late deposit payments

You must pay the $500 fees deposit by the deposit due date or you will lose your guaranteed seat in your program.

For over-subscribed programs, your application will be cancelled. You may ask to be placed on the waitlist to receive a new offer and deposit due date but there is no guarantee that you will be re-admitted to your program of choice. For all other programs, applicants who pay after their deposit due date will be admitted on a first-pay-first-served basis until all seats are filled.


If you decide to withdraw before you’ve paid fees, you may turn down your offer at It would be most helpful if you could also inform us by email.

If you withdraw after you’ve paid your deposit or full tuition, but before the tenth day of classes, and notify Seneca in writing, you will be eligible for a partial refund of your tuition fees. The first $500 (deposit) is non-refundable.

Request for Withdrawal


Students who submit a notification letter or a withdrawal form by the tenth day of classes will receive a refund of current semester fees, less the $500 deposit. Any fees paid toward subsequent semesters will be fully refunded.

Students who withdraw after the tenth day of classes are not entitled to a refund for that semester and are required to pay any balance of fees outstanding for the semester. Any fees paid toward subsequent semesters will be fully refunded.