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Paying for Your Studies

We get it. Financial aid can be an important factor in planning your postsecondary studies. There are many financial assistance options to consider but you are not alone. At Seneca, we are here to guide you through the process and help you access the resources available to you.


Financial Aid

There are many options available to help you pay for school. In addition to the millions of dollars that Seneca offers in bursaries, scholarships and other awards, there are also government financial aid programs. We recommend that you apply early for financial aid so that you have the most up-to-date financial information when you confirm your program of study.

For more information, visit Paying for your Studies.

Here you’ll find details on important topics like:

  • Scholarships & Bursaries and how to apply
  • Ontario Student Assistance Plan (OSAP)
  • Seneca’s Work Study Program
  • Financial Aid office contact details and more


Fees and 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

After you have confirmed your offer of admission, we will mail you a fees notice. Your fees notice will include deadlines, the minimum deposit amount, your tuition and other fees that are a part of your first one or two semesters at Seneca. The number of semesters that appear on your fees notice depends on the start date of your program and whether there is a summer break.

Reserving Your Seat

The minimum deposit to reserve a seat in your program is $500 and non-refundable. The deposit is due on the fees deposit due date noted on your fees notice. It applies to all new students and to returning students who are beginning semester one of a new program.

After you submit your deposit, you will be able to register for classes and receive your timetable when course registration opens. You will also be able to obtain your Seneca OneCard.

The deposit will be applied towards your total 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. If you do not pay by the deadline, a $150 late fee will be applied to your account.

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

Payment Methods

Seneca accepts payments online or from your financial institution.

For more information on how to pay your fees, visit the Fee Payments page.


Late Deposit Payments

If you do not pay your $500 non-refundable deposit fees, you will lose your guaranteed seat in your program.

For over-subscribed programs, your application will be cancelled if we do not receive your deposit fees. You may request 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 decide to withdraw after you have paid your deposit or full tuition before the tenth day of classes with a written notification addressed to Seneca, you will be eligible for a partial refund of your tuition fees. The $500 deposit fees are non-refundable.

Request for Withdrawal


If you submit a notification letter or a completed withdrawal form by the tenth day of classes, you will be eligible to receive a refund of current semester fees, excluding the $500 non-refundable deposit fee. Any fees paid toward subsequent semesters will be fully refunded.

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


Contact Us


Have questions about your offer of admission? Please contact our Admissions team.

Student Recruitment

Have questions about your program, services, residence or other general inquiries? Please contact our Student Recruitment & Liaison team.