Fees must be paid (or deferred) in order to be officially registered at the Faculty of Law.

Below is a summary of financial considerations.


DEGREE STUDENTS

first-year, upper-year, transfer, exchange students (outgoing from UofT)

 

STUDENT ACCOUNTS

For complete student fees information for the JD and JD combined programs please refer to the University of Toronto Student Accounts website. For University policies, see also the University of Toronto Tuition and Fees webpage. 


JD PROGRAM FEES

Fees for the JD program are approved by the Governing Council of the University and consist of:

  • academic fees - including instruction and library
  • incidental fees - including campus fees; orientation; health insurance and dental plan; athletic fees; student system access fees

Domestic Students
Updated July 15, 2019
 
The official domestic fees for the 2019-2020 academic year (Fall & Winter Session), in Canadian currency are online at the UofT Student Accounts website. Select Current Session (ensure that it links to Fall Winter 2019 2020). The tuition fee has decreased by 10% from the 2018-2019 amount.
 
DOMESTIC STUDENTS
ESTIMATED FULL-TIME JD STUDENT FEES 2019-2020 (CAD$)
Year of StudyTermProgram (tuition)Mandatory Incidental*Optional Incidental*Total
Fee*
First Year Students
Fall**16,520743.3378.3517,341.68
Winter16,520694.8378.3517,293.18
Total
33,0401,438.16156.7034,634.86
      
Upper Year Students
Fall16,520718.3378.3517,316.68
Winter16,520669.8378.3517,268.18
Total33,0401,388.16 156.7034,584.86

The 2020-2021 tuition fees are not expected to change from the 2019-2020 amounts.

Fall term = September to December
Winter term = January to April

* For complete student fees information please refer to the UofT Student Accounts website. 
** Year 1 classes begin in August. The JD program fee includes the August classes. Upper year classes begin in September.

International Students 
Updated July 15, 2019

In accordance with the recommendations of the Government of Ontario, certain categories of students who are neither Canadian citizens nor permanent residents are charged higher academic fees. 

The official International fees for the 2019-2020 academic year (Fall & Winter Session), in Canadian currency are online at the UofT Student Accounts website. Select Current Session (ensure that it links to Fall Winter 2019 2020).

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
ESTIMATED FULL-TIME JD STUDENT FEES 2019-2020 (CAD$)

Year of StudyTermProgram 
(tuition)
Mandatory Incidental* Optional Incidental*UHIP ***
Total
Fee*

First
Year Students
 



Fall**25,865746.6475.0463627,322.68
Winter

25,865

698.1475.04included in above26,638.18
Total51,7301,444.78150.0863653,960.86
 
Upper Year Students
Fall**
25,865
721.6475.0463627,297.68
Winter25,865673.1475.04included in above26,613.18
Total
51,7301,394.78150.0863653,910.86

 
Fall term = September to December
Winter term = January to April

* For complete student fees information please refer to the UofT Student Accounts website. 

** Year 1 classes begin in August. The JD program fee includes the August classes. Upper year classes begin in September.

*** International students are also required to pay the mandatory University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) premium. If enrolling for the academic year, a 12-month UHIP premium is charged in the Fall term. If enrolling for one term only, half of the premium is charged in the relevant term.

Half-Time Students

Students given permission to enrol half-time pay for each term:
- half of the term program fee plus 
- half of the incidental/ancillary fees for the term

For complete student fees information please refer to the UofT Student Accounts website. Select Current Session (ensure that it links to Fall Winter 2019 2020).

 

Exchange Students

Students outgoing from UofT pay the UofT JD program fees.


HOW MUCH TO PAY

The university will charge the following fees:

  1. Program Fee for JD tuition
     
  2. Mandatory incidental and ancillary fees for the core programs and services that contribute to student academic and wellness support, and a system access fee for technology services and support.
     
  3. Optional incidental and ancillary fees for services and programs that contribute to the student experience and student well being and include fees for University-operated student services. Log into your ACORN account for opt-out instructions. For further details, please see the official website on non-academic incidental fees

The final official tuition fee schedules are on the UofT Student Accounts website. Select Current Session (ensure that it links to Fall Winter 2019 2020)

Choice: pay the total upfront or pay by term
Fees will be billed by term for the Fall & Winter academic session. The Fall term spans September to December, the Winter term spans January to April. First year classes begin in August. The Fall term JD program fees include the August classes for first year students. 

Students may choose to pay, either:

  • the total fees upfront for both terms (Fall & Winter session), or
  • the fees by term (Fall term, Winter term)


Fees Invoice
Similar to how charges are listed on a credit card statement, the fees invoice summarizes university charges and your payments. The minimum amount required to pay to be officially registered is displayed in the invoice. The total amount due for the entire Fall & Winter session (both terms) is also displayed.


Minimum Payment To Be Officially Registered
A Minimum Payment of fees is required in order to be officially registered. A deferral (delay) of this Minimum Payment may be permitted for eligible students who are receiving external student aid (e.g. government student aid), see the section on Fee Deferrals below.

  • New students
    In order to be registered at least 100% of the total program fees for your starting academic term (Fall or Winter) is required. The Minimum Payment displayed already credits any tuition deposit(s) made for accepting the offer of admission, i.e. acceptance deposit(s). When paying the Minimum, do not subtract the tuition acceptance deposit values as it is already factored in, instead pay the displayed Minimum.

  • Returning students
    In order to be registered at least any outstanding arrears, plus 100% of the program fees for your starting academic term (Fall or Winter) are required. 

View the Minimum Payment on the Fees Invoice in ACORN. 

  1. Log in to ACORN
  2. In the menu, select FINANCIAL ACCOUNT
  3. In the main body, select the SHOW INVOICE button
  4. Make a record immediately of the minimum payment amount due, since that amount will no longer display after a payment (of any value) is made.


JD Combined Programs
For certain JD combined programs two fee assessments will be displayed: one for the combined JD program, followed by one for the graduate program (e.g. the JD/MA English program, followed by the MA English program). If two assessments are displayed, then the minimum payment to be officially registered is the amount listed for the combined JD program.Back to Top

 


WHEN TO PAY

updated: July 12, 2019


Deadline

Regardless of method of payment, allow sufficient time – at least five business days - for the payment to reach the university.


Late Payment/No Payment/Service Charges

If you do not meet the deadline to pay (or defer) fees you will not be officially registered, consequently: 

  • New students
    Your seat at the Faculty of Law may be forfeited.
      
  • Returning students
    Access to CourseMatch (the law school course enrolment system) will be suspended, therefore you will not be able to add courses or claim a wait-listed course. Your line of credits funds will not be accessible, as your registration can not be confirmed to any financial institution.
      
  • All students
    Late payment may result in fee penalties such as service charges and interest charges on outstanding balances.  More information about service charges can be found on the Student Accounts website www.fees.utoronto.ca

    Please select the Current Session (ensure that it links to Fall Winter 2019 2020), then in the Tuition & Other Fees section, select the appropriate Service Charges

updated: May 16, 2019

NEW STUDENT FEE PAYMENT DEADLINES 
new first-year, transfer, letter of permission
August 2019- April 2020

TermActivityStudents without a Fee DeferralStudents granted a Fee Deferral
Total payment upfront
Fall** & Winter
Sept-Apr
 
 
 
 
Minimum Payment to be Officially Registered: deadline for receipt of payment or granting of deferral
Aug 5
Aug 5
Remainder of Fall & Winter total fees due
Sept 30
Sept 30
Service charges on unpaid Fall Fees begin
Oct 15
Oct 15
Service charges on unpaid Winter Fees begin
Dec 15Feb 15
    
Payment by term
Fall**
Sept-Dec
 
Minimum Payment to be Officially Registered: deadline for receipt of payment or granting of deferral
Aug 5
Aug 5
Fall fees due
Aug 5
Sept 30
Service Charges on unpaid Fall Fees begin
Oct 15
Oct 15
    
Payment by term
Winter
Jan-Apr
Winter Fees due
Nov 30
Jan 31
Service Charges on unpaid Winter Fees begin
Dec 15
Feb 15
** includes Year 1 classes that begin in August

 

updated: May 16, 2019

RETURNING STUDENT FEE PAYMENT DEADLINES 
continuing upper-year students
August 2019- April 2020

TermActivityStudents without a Fee DeferralStudents granted a Fee Deferral
Total payment upfront
Fall & Winter
Sept-Apr
 
 
 
Minimum Payment to be Officially Registered: deadline for receipt of payment or granting of deferralSept 5Sept 5
Remainder of Fall & Winter total fees dueSept 30Sept 30
Service Charges on unpaid Fall Fees beginOct 15Oct 15
Service Charges on unpaid Winter Fees beginDec 15Feb 15
    
Fall
Aug-Dec
  
Minimum Payment to be Officially Registered: deadline for receipt of payment or granting of deferralSept 5Sept 5
Fall Fees dueSept 30Sept 30
Service Charges on unpaid Fall Fees beginOct 15Oct 15
    
Winter
Jan-Apr
Winter Fees dueNov 30Jan 31
Service Charges on unpaid Winter Fees beginDec 15Feb 15

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HOW TO PAY

Updated July 12, 2019

Payment Methods

    1. Visit the UofT Student Accounts website.

    2. Select the Current Session (ensure that it links to Fall Winter 2019 2020), then scroll to the MAKING PAYMENTS section. 

    3. In the interim, for paying fees from:
      • Inside Canada
        Pay through a Canadian financial institution (e.g. your bank, credit union etc.) in-person at the bank, by online or telephone banking if offered by your bank. Payment by credit card is not permitted. 

      • Outside of Canada
        In collaboration with your local bank:
        • pay through Western Union GlobalPay for Students, or
        • obtain a bank draft or money order, in Canadian funds

      • Using your Scotiabank or TD line of credit for the Minimum Tuition Payment 
        Regardless of your participation in the UofT JD Financial Aid Program, you may be eligible to obtain a Line of Credit loan from our preferred lenders Scotiabank and TD Bank at their special interest rate for our law students.

        • Normally, you will not have access to these Scotiabank or TD funds until after you are officially registered (in mid-late August for all new students, and in early September for continuing upper year students). However, you can still have your tuition fees paid from your line of credit in order to meet the deadline for the Minimum Tuition Payment.

        • To do so, you will have to provide Scotiabank or TD with a copy of your fees invoice from ACORN and ask the bank to deposit the required amount directly to your UofT student fees account . This can be done as soon as you have access to your invoice and fee amount in ACORN.

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DEFERRAL (DELAY) OF MINIMUM PAYMENT TO BE OFFICIALLY REGISTERED

A fee deferral is a special financial arrangement available to a qualified student who cannot make the deadline for the Minimum Payment to be officially registered.

  • This arrangement is temporary and you are expected to pay your tuition as soon as you can.
  • Deferrals are not automatically considered, students must submit a formal application to defer.
  • Payment for accommodation in UofT residences cannot be deferred.
  • Eligible students who receive a deferral of the Minimum Payment, become officially registered once the deferrals have been approved


Who is eligible?

Consideration is given to students whose only option for making the minimum payment is the arrival of external funding, such as:

  • Ontario
    OSAP recipients

  • Rest of Canada
    recipients of provincial/territorial government loans

  • U.S.A.
    recipients of US Direct Loans (e.g. FAFSA)

  • Scholarship Recipients
    with an award value greater than or equal to the minimum payment amount to register. The award must be a UofT award or an external award that is being paid directly to UofT. External awards paid to the student are not eligible.

  • Sponsorship by a Third Party
    if your fees will be paid by an organization that requires an invoice from the University, e.g. Aboriginal band.

  • UofT Staff / Staff Dependents


Who is not eligible?

  • JD Combined Programs
    Upper-year JD/MBA students are not eligible to apply for a tuition fee deferral. Please contact Rotman if you have any questions about tuition fee payments.

  • Letter of Permission students incoming to UofT.


How to apply for a Fee Deferral

On the UofT Student Accounts website follow the REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS for Registration without Payment.

NOTES:

  • Recipients of OSAP 
    First-time OSAP applicants 
    As long as your hardcopy submission of your OSAP signature/consent form was received and processed by UofT Enrolment Services, you can proceed with applying for a deferral. Allow several days after form submission then apply for the deferral. 

    Prior OSAP recipients
    As long as you have applied for OSAP for the upcoming academic year, then you can proceed with applying for a deferral.

      1. Log in to ACORN
      2. In menu, select FINANCIAL ACCOUNT
      3. In the body, select the button OSAP/GOVT/GRAD DEFERRAL
  • Recipients of other Canadian and US government loan programs 
    As long as your hard copy submission of proof of funding was received and processed by UofT Enrolment Services, you may proceed with applying for a deferral. Allow several days after submission then apply for the deferral. 

      1. Log in to ACORN
      2. In menu, select FINANCIAL ACCOUNT
      3. In the body, select the button OSAP/GOVT/GRAD DEFERRAL
  • JD combined programs
    If your tuition invoice displays two fee assessments, request a tuition deferral by email to financialaid.law@utoronto.ca.


Deferral Application Results

View your fees invoice in ACORN, and if the words “Minimum Payment to Register” are no longer displayed, then your tuition deferral application has been approved.

  • Recipients of Ontario, Canadian and US government loan programs who apply online in ACORN
    At the end of the application process receive either a “Deferral Accepted” or “Deferral Denied” message. If you get a “Deferral Denied” message, review the message for information on who to contact or what to do.
     
  • Registration Status in ACORN
    For students who have successfully deferred the status will change to “REGISTERED” .

Approved Deferrals
If granted a deferral, you are:

  • Responsible for, and expected to pay your tuition as soon as you can
  • Not exempt from applicable penalties for late or non-payment
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PROOF OF FEE PAYMENT & CONFIRMATION OF ENROLMENT 

Please keep in mind that it takes at least five business days for your bank payments to be credited to your student account.

To view receipt of payment in your Student Account

  1. Log in to ACORN
  2. In menu, select FINANCIAL ACCOUNT
  3. In the main body, select either button: SHOW PAYMENTS or SHOW ACCOUNT DETAILS


Confirmation of Enrolment/Registration 

Students who need a letter confirming their registration status, or enrolment status, must request in writing to financialaid.law@utoronto.ca

It can take as many as five business days to produce the letter.


 

NON-DEGREE STUDENTS

Audit, Exchange (incoming to UofT), Letter of Permission (incoming to UofT), NCA

  • Audit
    See the overview for the fee specifications. Entry into courses is subject to the payment of fees established by the Faculty. Refer to the offer of admission letter for fees, payment methods and deadlines. 

  • Exchange Students (incoming to UofT)
    • Pay your home institution's fees as instructed by your home institution.
    • If your will be studying as an international student in Canada, pay the UHIP health insurance fee in Canada, as instructed by the UofT Centre for International Experience.
    • If you will be living in UofT housing, pay the accommodation fees, as instructed by the UofT housing office.

  • Letter of Permission (incoming to UofT)
    Follow the fee and payment information for new and upper year JD degree students

  • NCA - National Committee on Accreditation (individual courses)
    See the overview for the fee specifications. Entry into courses is subject to the payment of fees established by the Faculty. Refer to the offer of admission letter for fees, payment methods and deadlines. 

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