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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Payment deadlines and refunds

The following tuition payment deadlines for the 2020-2021 academic year can also be found in the graduate academic schedule

Payment deadlines 2020-2021

  • Program list

    Flat-fee programs

    Fee-per-credit programs

    • Doctor of Philosophy programs
    • Graduate Diploma in Engineering Management
    • Graduate Diploma in Nuclear Design Engineering
    • Graduate Diplomas in Nuclear Technology
    • Master of Applied Science programs
    • Master of Arts in Criminology
    • Master of Engineering programs
    • Master of Engineering Management
    • Master of Health Sciences
    • Master of Science programs
    • Master of Science in Nursing
    • Graduate Diploma in Accounting
    • Graduate Diploma in Education and Digital Technologies
    • Master of Arts in Education
    • Master of Education
    • Master of Information Technology Security
    • University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE)
  • Flat-fee programs

    Students in flat-fee programs are responsible for paying tuition in each term in which they are enrolled, regardless of the number of courses in which they are registered. A student is considered enrolled unless they request and receive approval for a leave of absence.

    Fall semester
    Winter semester
    Summer semester

    Tuition payment deadline

    September 8, 2020

    January 11, 2021

    May 3, 2021

    Last day to withdraw and receive 100 per cent refund

    October 9, 2020

    January 22, 2021

    May 14, 2021

    Last day to withdraw and receive 50 per cent refund


    February 5, 2021

    May 31, 2021

    Important note: No ancillary fees will be refunded after the first 10 lecture days in any semester.

  • Fee-per-credit

    Students in fee-per-credit programs are responsible for paying tuition for each course in which they are registered. Fees are applied to student accounts immediately upon registration. Students registering after the tuition payment deadline are required to pay their fees immediately to avoid holds or late fees.

    Fall semester
    Winter semester
    Full summer semester
    Spring session
    Summer session

    Tuition payment deadline

    September 8, 2020

    January 11, 2021

    May 3, 2021

    May 3, 2021

    June 21, 2021

    Last day to drop courses and receive 100 per cent refund

    October 9, 2020

    January 22, 2021

    May 14, 2021

    May 7, 2021

    June 25, 2021

    Last day to drop courses and receive 50 per cent refund


    February 5, 2021

    May 31, 2021

    May 14, 2021

    July 5, 2021

    Full summer semester (12 weeks), spring session (six weeks), summer session (six weeks).

    Important note: No ancillary fees will be refunded after the first 10 lecture days in any semester.

Financial holds

  • Financial holds - grad students

    In accordance with our policies and important dates, graduate students are responsible for ensuring their fees are paid in full or have submitted an approved payroll deduction by the posted deadline. Once this deadline has passed, late charges and holds will be applied to all unpaid accounts.

    Students with a hold are unable to attend classes, access course material, use the university facilities or receive payment from sources (including TAs, RAs and GRAs and/or other scholarships/awards) and are unable to register for future terms. Students who are unable to register will be considered inactive until the hold has been cleared and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies has been notified.

    If you become eligible to register before three consecutive terms have elapsed, you may apply to be reinstated into the program. If you are not eligible to register by the end of the third elapsed term, you will be considered withdrawn and must formally reapply to continue in your program. Reinstatement and readmission is not guaranteed and fees may apply.

    For more information on inactivation and other registration issues, please contact


  • Tuition refund deadlines

    Students who defend their thesis or submit a project or major paper prior to the end of an academic term may be eligible for a tuition refund. In order to be eligible for a tuition refund, students must receive a pass/certificate of approval and submit the final version of the thesis, project or major paper to the program office by the dates below.

    Important note: No ancillary fees will be refunded.


    Fall term
    Winter term
    Spring term

    75 per cent refund

    September 30

    January 31

    May 31

    50 per cent refund

    October 31

    February 28

    June 30

    No refund

    After October 31

    After February 28

    After June 30

    If any of the above deadline dates fall on a weekend, the student has until the following Monday to defend the thesis and complete the requirements.


    • Domestic students who have not yet completed the standard minimum period of registration may be assessed a minimum program tuition fee and will not be eligible for a refund for early completion.
    • Students registered in courses other than the respective thesis or project course may not qualify for a tuition refund.
    • Domestic students eligible for a refund as a result of early completion may have any applicable refund amounts returned to the National Student Loan Service Centre (NSLSC), if tuition balance was cleared using OSAP funding. Please contact Student Awards and Financial Aid at for more information.
  • Credit balances
    Students with a credit balance due to scholarships, awards or tuition overpayment will receive their refund according to the regularly scheduled refunds, normally after the 100 per cent refund deadline for tuition fees each term. Refund requests submitted prior to this date will not normally be considered unless there are extenuating circumstances.