Tuition & fees overview

This is an overview of the various expected fees and costs related to a year of study at the iSchool. 

Important details about all fees and costs, procedures, refunds, deferrals, housing, and more, are available on the Student Accounts website and the Tuition Fee Schedules as posted by the Office of the Vice-President & Provost.

About tuition fees

  • The full-time and part-time designations are based on registration status and not the number of courses taken. Adding or dropping courses does not automatically change the registration status. For more information about tuition fees, please Minimum Degree Fee.
  • Administered by the University of Toronto Fees Office, also known as Student Accounts
  • Listed in detailed schedules at the U of T Provost's Office

2014-15 tuition fees for students entering in 2014

Domestic Fees (degree and non-degree)
PDF documents - the fees linked below are extracted from the full list for all programs. Read the source document for the description of fees and notes.

International Fees (degree and non-degree)
PDF documents - the fees linked below are extracted from the full list for all programs. Read the source document for the description of fees and notes.

Master of Information
Master of Museum Studies
Diploma of Advanced Study in Information Studies
Doctoral (PhD)

About incidental fees

  • Compulsory non-academic fees for all students
  • Separate from tuition fees
  • Applied to services and resources such as Hart House; the Graduate Students' Union; health services; and student councils
  • Set out in more detailed schedules at the Fees Office

About the Student Technology Levy (Tech Fund)

  • A non-academic incidental fee, binding on all iSchool students
  • Used for upgrading iSchool technology
  • Voted on bi-annually by iSchool students
  • $100/year for full-time students;  $50/year for part-time students

About cost of living in Toronto

The following is a 12 month estimate of minimum costs for a single student, excluding tuition, incidental, and Tech Fund fees. Figures are based on 2009-10 information, and account for an adequate standard of living. The Centre for International Experience also provides information on financial matters.

Accommodation $  10,800
Food $    4,200
Clothing $       650
Local transportation $    1,200
Books & instruments $    1,000
Miscellaneous $    2,400
TOTAL $  20,250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Degree Fee (MDF)

  • The Minimum Degree Fee is the fee associated with the Program Length for each graduate master’s program and represents the minimum amount of tuition that every student, regardless of registration option or status, must pay upon completion of the program prior to graduation.
  • All students are subject to tuition and fees for each required session and year of registration, including sessions following the defined Program Length, until the program is completed
  • The actual time to complete a program may vary for individual students, however, students will always need to at least pay the Minimum Degree Fee.
  • Students who finish the degree program requirements in less time than the defined Program Length, regardless of registration option, will be subject to a Balance of Degree Fee which is the Minimum Degree Fee less tuition fees already paid by the student.