Tuition and Incidental Fees

Domestic Students 2017-18

 

Academic Tuition

Incidental Fees 

Total

LLM   

$9,830

$1,520.14

$11,350.14

SJD

$6,960

$1,520.14

$8,480.14

MSL

$9,830

$1,520.14

$11,350.14

GPLLM

$35,540

$1,520.14

$37,060.14

International Students 2017-18

 

Academic Tuition

Incidental Fees and 
Health Insurance 

Total

LLM   

$36,580

$2,132.14

$38,712.14

SJD

$21,560

$2,132.14

$23,692.14

MSL

$24,750

$2,132.14

$26,882.14

GPLLM

$56,030

$2,132.14

$58,162.14

Financing your Graduate Law Degree

All students must register in their program by paying the Minimum Payment to Register and clearing all admissions-conditions.  Please review all of these details on our Registration webpage.

Awards

Applying for awards is a key part of scholarly activity and honing this skill-set provides graduate students with important preparation for the future as well as a successful grant track record, which can add valuable credentials to their C.V.  All LLM and SJD applicants are expected to independently investigate and apply for all types of external funding for which they are eligible (e.g., SSHRC, OGS).  University-wide and external wards must be applied to one year in advance of the start of the graduate program to which you have applied.

Applicants seeking financial support from the Faculty of Law must complete the Financial Assistance Application Form provided within their online admissions application.  

The Faculty’s internal awards are listed on our Graduate Fellowships and Awards page.  Further information on our Award Distribution Policy can be found below.

Teaching Assistantships

Teaching Assistantships within the Faculty of Law are only available to doctoral students. This type of income is not redistributed as per our Awards Policy below.

Further Information

Awards Policies

A. Awards Policy for LLM students

Financial support from the Faculty of Law is available to a small number of LLM candidates who have not secured external or university-wide awards (e.g. SSHRC, OGS) and demonstrate financial need and academic excellence.

Conditions:

Recipients of this funding must:

  • Register full-time in the program and maintain this registration throughout the academic year*;
  • Declare any significant change to their proposed research topic;
  • Declare all awards for which they have applied and keep the Faculty informed of any awards that are secured;
  • Not be in violation of the policies of the University of Toronto, the School of Graduate Studies and the Faculty of Law, including the Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters and the Code of Student Conduct.

* Changes in registration status (e.g. full-time to part-time, leave of absence or withdrawal) will affect the level of funding initially offered.

Payment Distribution:

Funding received from the Faculty of Law will be allocated directly to the payment of student fees (tuition and incidental fees) in one instalment within the first few weeks of September.

Receipt of Other Awards:

Recipients of Faculty of Law funding must declare all awards for which they have applied and keep the Faculty informed of any awards that are secured. In the event that another award is secured, the funding initially offered by the Faculty will be revised.

B. Guaranteed Funding for SJD students

The Faculty offers financial support (academic tuition plus living stipend of approximately $17,000) each year for the first three years of study to all doctoral students who have not secured external or university-wide awards (e.g. SSHRC, OGS, Vanier).

Conditions:

In order to receive the guaranteed funding, recipients must:

  • Register full-time in the program and maintain this registration throughout every academic year*
  • Reside in the city of Toronto, taking part in all on-campus classes, events and workshops, throughout the first year of the SJD program;
  • Make satisfactory progress towards the completion of their degree by meeting all program-specific benchmarks and requirements (e.g. Area Exam, 2nd year presentation, scheduling of annual supervisory committee meetings and submission of forms to Graduate Program Office);
  • Make the Graduate Program Office aware of any significant changes to their research topic;
  • Independently investigate and apply for external and university-wide awards every academic year **;
  • Declare to the Graduate Program Office all awards for which they have applied and keep the Faculty informed of any awards that are secured; and
  • Not be in violation of the policies of the University of Toronto, the School of Graduate Studies and the Faculty of Law, including the Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters and the Code of Student Conduct.

* Changes in registration status (e.g. full-time to part-time, leave of absence or withdrawal) will affect the level of funding to which students are entitled.

** Applying for grants is a key part of scholarly activity.  Honing this skill-set provides SJDs with important preparation for the future as well as a successful grant track record, which can add valuable credentials to their C.V.  Grant application workshops are provided annually by the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) in the fall and SJDs are also strongly encouraged to avail themselves of the services provided by the Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC).

Payment Distribution:

The Faculty will directly pay doctoral students’ tuition in two instalments: one in September and one in January.  The living stipend is distributed to students either by cheque or via direct deposit in two instalments: one in September and one in January. We strongly recommend that students set up direct deposit by logging into their ACORN/ROSI account and adding their personal banking information. To set up direct deposit, follow the steps shown in the ACORN How-to guide, under "Finances".

Receipt of Other Awards:

Students must declare all awards for which they have applied and of which they are in receipt, or will be in receipt of, during the program. In the event that another award is secured, the funding initially offered by the Faculty will be revised. Details on the revision of internal funding will be confirmed with the student in writing from the Graduate Program Office.

SJDs who secure a major award will generally receive a one-time “top up” from the Faculty. The amount of the top-up, if any, is at the discretion of the Faculty and will take into account factors including the amount of internal funding available, the value of the secured award, the number of other students in financial need, as well as considerations of equity between similarly situated students. It is difficult to estimate the value of the potential “top-up” as this calculation relies on multiple factors which can change on an individual basis.  Generally speaking, the Faculty does its best to ensure that two students with the same award (e.g. SSHRC, OGS, Vanier) receive a one-time “top-up” of the same value.  

SJDs who will be receiving a major award that is administered by the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) should review SGS’ "Managing Your Award" page and contact SGS’ Graduate Awards Office for further information on the terms of the award and the payment distribution schedule.

Additional Information:

A. Living Costs

Getting a clear picture of the cost of living can help you budget for the year. Review the Living Costs webpage on the University of Toronto Housing website for a breakdown of some typical costs of living in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). 

B. International Fee Exemptions

In accordance with the recommendations of the Ontario government, international students who meet certain criteria may be eligible to pay domestic fees.  Eligible students are responsible for providing required documentation in support of this request by the appropriate deadline.  Further information on the eligibility criteria and application deadlines can be found on the Student Accounts website.