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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 College 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 in your Fees Notice. The deposit applies to all new students, and to returning students who are beginning semester one of a new program, whether you’ll be seeking OSAP funding or outside sponsorship such as Second Career funding. 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 non-refundable. The deposit is applied toward your tuition costs 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.

Paying your fees

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


Avoid line-ups, pay online with your Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit 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.

By telephone:

Call 416.493.4144 ext. 22800 and pay using your Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card. You will need to have your Seneca Student ID number and program name handy.

In person:

We accept credit card, debit card or money order/certified cheque at the Registrar’s 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. Starting May 1, 2017, Seneca will no longer accept cash payments for fees.

Financial Institution:

You can pay in person at your bank or at a bank machine. Have your 9-digit Seneca Student ID number ready. Be sure to have the teller stamp your invoice or retain a copy of the transaction slip. You may also make a payment through your internet banking service. Set up Seneca on your list of "payees". Your account number is your 9-digit Student ID number.

Late deposit payments

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

For over-subscribed programs, your application will be cancelled. You may request to be placed on the waitlist to receive a new offer and deposit due date. 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 at:

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.