Tuition Fees: 2015/16 Academic Year
The tuition fee framework is issued by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) and is administered by the Registrar's Office. There are two categories of tuition fees - Domestic and International.
Domestic Tuition Fees
Domestic tuition fees are charged to students who are defined as being Canadian citizens or persons admitted lawfully to Canada for permanent residence. The tuition fee framework is issued by the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU) and is administered by the Registrar's Office.
International Tuition Fees
International tuition fees are charged to students who are defined as non-Canadian citizens or persons admitted under a study permit. Tuition fees for international students are established by the Seneca Board of Governors and are administered by the Registrar's Office.
A full-time student is defined as being registered in 66.66 per cent or more of the regularly assigned number of courses per term of a full-time program or 70 per cent or more of the regularly assigned contact hours per term of a full-time program.
A part-time (partial-load) student is defined as being registered in less than 66.66 per cent of the regularly assigned number of courses per term of a full-time program and less than 70 per cent of the regularly assigned contact hours per term of a full-time program.
Students with Disabilities
Students with permanent disabilities who require the accommodation of a reduced course load due to the impact of a documented disability, may be eligible for reduced tuition fees for the final courses needed to complete their program. Some conditions apply. Please contact the Registrar's Office for additional information.
Nursing – Collaborative (BSCN)
A full time student in the Nursing – Collaborative program is defined as being registered in 60 percent or more of the regularly assigned number of courses per term.
If a student takes more than the prescribed number of courses per term, an additional fee will be assessed for the additional course(s). Please contact the Registrar's Office for information.
Continuing Education Course(s)
Fees for course(s) offered through the Faculty of Continuing Education can be found online.
Fee Payment Deadlines
You must make the minimum payment by the Fees Deposit Due Date. The remainder of your tuition is due on the first day of classes.
The minimum tuition fee deposit is fully applied toward tuition costs. The minimum tuition fee deposit is non-refundable. More information about fee payments is available online.
Late Payment Option
Students unable to pay the full tuition amount by the fees due date may have the date extended to the last day of the month in which the full fees are due. Students choosing the Late Payment Option will be charged $150 per term.
Information and options on how to pay fees can be found online.
Sponsored students must provide Seneca with the name and branch of the sponsoring agency, and a written authorization including the counsellor's name, address and phone number. After this information is submitted, an invoice for fees will be sent to the appropriate agency.
Appeals should be directed to the Registrar's Office.
Notice of Change of Fees
All fees are subject to change in 2016-2017. Seneca will make every effort to provide as much advance notice as possible to students when tuition fees change.
For a full breakdown of mandatory fees, please click the "Details" link under the "Fees" heading of your program web page.
A non-refundable fee of $25 is charged for a formal academic appeal, for each level of appeal. The fee covers all matters under appeal, and is payable at the Registrar's Office.
Applicant testing is required for some programs at Seneca.
The Mature Student Test carries a one-time charge of $55.
English Language Institute (ELI) assessment tests are scheduled on a published date each term. Students who write ELI assessment tests after the published dates will be charged a late fee of $55.
Skills Assessment/College Placement testing is administered to place admitted students in the appropriate level of Mathematics. Students who write the skills assessment/college placement test(s) after the published deadline, will be charged a late fee of $30.
Courses which are audited cannot be taken for academic credit, there are no examination or evaluation privileges, and in no instance may credit standing be obtained for a course which has been audited.
Application to audit a course must be made through the Registrar's Office. Tuition fees will be equal to the regular tuition fees associated with that course when taken for credit purposes.
All co-operative education programs are charged an additional, non-refundable, administrative fee of $495. This fee is charged in the term in which the first Co-op Professional Practice course is scheduled, at the rate of $495 per work term.
The replacement fee for a credential is $55 plus HST. Details.
Learning Materials, Equipment and Clothing Retained by the Student
A listing of the costs of learning materials, equipment and clothing retained by students will be sent to all new and returning students. These expenses are not tax deductible and are not recorded on T2202A tax receipts.
There is a charge of $10 plus $1.30 H.S.T. per transcript. Details.
Prior Learning Assessment
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is a process which evaluates experiential learning.
A $110 assessment fee is charged for each course, portfolio assessment or challenge evaluation assessed through the prior learning assessment process.
Returned Cheques/Credit Card Irregularities
A $35 fee is charged for returned cheques or credit card irregularities.
A recommendation for supplemental privilege may be applied for students who fail to meet the minimum requirements of a course. This privilege can be applied in not more than two courses in any one term, and entitles the student to write a supplemental examination in that course, or to complete other prescribed work. The non-refundable fee for a supplemental examination is $15 per supplemental examination.
T2202A Tax Receipts
A $10 fee plus $1.30 HST is charged for a duplicate or replacement T2202A form (tax receipt). Details.