Costs of University
The cost of a university education is a combination of tuition fees, books and other educational supplies, and living expenses.
Fees are composed of tuition (academic) fees and compulsory incidental (non-academic) fees. Basic student tuition fees vary by program and faculty (see Tuition Fees for detailed information) but it is helpful to have a general idea of the educational costs you can expect in your first year:
- $6,040 and up for tuition fees, depending on your program and campus
- $1,185 and up for incidental and ancillary fees
- $1,000 and up for books and supplies
- $7,985 to $15,000 or more for residence, depending on where you choose to live, whether you purchase a meal plan, or buy and prepare your own food.
Other Living expenses may include:
Transportation – Information on current rates for public transit in Toronto can be obtained from the Toronto Transit Commission. If you come from outside Toronto, you should consider the cost of transportation between your home city and Toronto
Toiletries and personal care items
Telephone/Internet – whether you live in residence on campus or in housing off-campus, these will be additional to room and board or rent
Other expenses vary according to what you can afford and personal requirements or preference.
Use the Budget Tool to help you manage your finances for the year.