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Tuition Policy - FAQs

The following information applies to students enrolled in full-time post-secondary programs. If you are an International Student, please see the International Students section.


    Initial Deposit

  1. What is the amount of my initial deposit?
  2. Does the initial deposit count towards my tuition fees?
  3. When will my initial deposit be due?
  4. Do I need to pay a deposit prior to each term?
  5. I'm applying for OSAP funding. Do I need to pay an initial deposit?
  6. I'm applying for Second Career funding. Do I need to pay an initial deposit?
  7. I'm a part-time student. Do I need to pay an initial deposit?
  8. What if I usually pay the full amount of my tuition fees?
  9. Tuition Fees, Payment Methods, and Due Dates

  10. Where can I find the total amount of tuition fees for the semester?
  11. Where can I find an exact breakdown of my tuition fees?
  12. What are my payment due dates?
  13. I'm a late applicant. What will my payment due date be?
  14. What happens if I don't make a payment by the due date?
  15. How do I make a payment?
  16. How can I confirm that the College has received my payment?
  17. Am I eligible for a payment plan?
  18. Ancillary Fees and Opting Out

  19. Why are ancillary fees no longer optional?
  20. How do I opt out from the Student Levy or the Student Health and Dental Insurance Plan?
  21. Withdrawals and Refunds

  22. How do I withdraw from my program?
  23. What is the last day to withdraw from my program?
  24. I need to withdraw from my program. Will I get a refund?
  25. Under what circumstances is the deposit refundable?
  26. How and when will I receive my refund?
  27. Sponsored Students and Scholarship Recipients

  28. I am being sponsored or I have a scholarship. Do I need to pay the deposit?
  29. What if my education is being funded through Canadian Scholarship Trust Plan, CPP, RESP, or USC?
  30. International Students

  31. I am an international student. Does the above information apply to me?
  32. I am an international student. Where can I find more information about tuition?



    Initial Deposit

  1. What is the amount of my initial deposit?
  2. The initial deposit is $500 for domestic students and $4,000 for returning international students*. This deposit is non-refundable.


    * Note: New international students are required to pay the full first semester fees to accept their offer and confirm their registration.

  3. Does the initial deposit count towards my tuition fees?
  4. Yes, the deposit counts towards your tuition fees. It is not an additional charge.

  5. When will my initial deposit be due?
  6. Your initial deposit will be due prior to your first term of attendance each academic year:

    Deposit Due Dates:
    Term Deposit Due Date
    Fall 2020 June 22, 2020
    Winter 2021 November 9, 2020
    Spring/Summer 2021 March 9, 2021
    Fall 2021 June 21, 2021
    Winter 2022 November 8, 2021
    Spring/Summer 2022 March 8, 2022

  7. Do I need to pay a deposit prior to each term?
  8. No, the initial deposit is only required once per academic year, unless you choose to:

    a) Switch your program of study during the academic year, or

    b) Take a term off from your studies.

    If either of the above exceptions apply, you will also be asked to make a deposit prior to starting your new program or upon resuming your studies.

  9. I'm applying for OSAP funding. Do I need to pay an initial deposit?
  10. Yes, if you are applying for OSAP, you must pay the initial deposit by the deposit due date in order to register for classes and to hold your seat in the program (if you are a new student).

    However, the College accommodates OSAP recipients by extending the final fees due date — see Question 11 for exact due dates.

  11. I'm applying for Second Career funding. Do I need to pay an initial deposit?
  12. Yes, if you are applying for Second Career funding, you must pay the initial deposit by the deposit due date in order to register for classes and to hold your seat in the program (if you are a new student).

    However, the College accommodates Second Career recipients by extending the final fees due date — see Question 11 for exact due dates.

  13. I'm a part-time student. Do I need to pay an initial deposit?
  14. No, the initial deposit is only required for students enrolled in full-time post-secondary programs.

    Part-time students are required to pay their tuition fees in full at the time of registration.

  15. What if I usually pay the full amount of my tuition fees?
  16. If you prefer to pay the full amount of your tuition fees, you may continue to do so. Total amounts are listed on your invoice.

    However, please note that the College only requires a minimum payment of $500.00 (domestic students) or $4,000.00 (returning international students)* by the deposit due date. The remainder of your tuition will be required on a term-by-term basis — see Question 11 for exact due dates.


    * Note: New international students are required to pay their full first-semester fees upon accepting their offer of admission.


    Tuition Fees, Payment Methods, and Due Datess

  17. Where can I find the total amount of tuition fees for the semester?
  18. The total amount of tuition fees for the semester can be found on your invoice. Student invoices will be sent to you by email and posted online prior to payment due dates.

    To view your invoice online, you must log in to your STU-VIEW account, click on the Financial Services tab, and then select the View Fees option.

  19. Where can I find an exact breakdown of my tuition fees?
  20. To view an exact breakdown of your tuition fees, follow these steps:

    1. Log in to your STU-VIEW account
    2. Click on the Financial Services tab
    3. Select the View Fees option
    4. Click on your Term/Program to expand the section. You will then see a detailed breakdown of your program's tuition fees.

    Please note that this option will only be available after the invoices are produced each term.

  21. What are my payment due dates?
  22. Tuition Fee Due Dates for 2020-21 PDF icon

    Tuition Fee Due Dates for 2021-22 PDF icon

  23. I'm a late applicant. What will my payment due date be?
  24. If you are a late applicant, please refer to your invoice for your exact payment due dates. See Question 9 for instructions on how to view your invoice online via STU-VIEW.

    Your payment due dates may be later than the published dates, depending on when you accept your offer of admission and the number of days remaining until the start of classes.

  25. What happens if I don't make a payment by the due date?
  26. Initial Deposit

    Final Fees (or Balance of Fees)

  27. How do I make a payment?
  28. The following methods of payment are acceptable:

  29. How can I confirm that the College has received my payment?
  30. You can confirm whether your payment has been received by logging in to your STU-VIEW account, clicking on the Financial Services tab, and then selecting the View Account Balance option to see a summary of your account, including payments.

    Payments made in person at the College or online through Stu-View will be reflected immediately. However, please note that for all other payment methods, it can take 3-5 business days for the payment to be reflected on your account.

  31. Am I eligible for a payment plan?
  32. You may be eligible for a payment plan for Fall 2021 if you are a post-secondary student who meets all of the following criteria for the semester:

    You can apply for a payment plan each term through STU-VIEW > Financial Services once you have registered for classes for the term. The payment plan application for Fall 2021 opens Monday, July 26, 2021.

    If you have questions, please contact accountsreceivable@georgebrown.ca


    Ancillary Fees and Opting Out

  33. Why are ancillary fees no longer optional?
  34. The Student Choice Initiative (SCI) — introduced by the provincial government in 2019 — gave post-secondary students the ability to opt out of ancillary fees deemed to be "non-essential" by the Ministry of College and Universities.

    However, an Ontario Divisional Court subsequently struck down this policy following a legal challenge by the Canadian Federation of Students and the York Federation of Students. As a result, ancillary fees deemed non-essential due to the SCI policy will regain mandatory status as of the Fall 2020 academic term.

    However, the Student Levy and Health Insurance will remain optional, as they were prior to the SCI. See Question 18 for more information on how to opt out of these fees.

  35. How do I opt out from the Student Levy or the Student Health and Dental Insurance Plan?
  36. To opt out of the Student Levy, log into your STU-VIEW account and select Financial Services > View Fees. A detailed breakdown of your fees will be displayed, as well as an opt-out button for the Student Levy ONLY. The deadline to opt-out is prior to Day 10 of each term.

    To opt out of the extended Health and Dental Plan, please visit studentassociation.ca/health and apply to opt out prior to the posted deadlines. Students are responsible for reading the benefits booklet, available at wespeakstudent.com.


    Withdrawals and Refunds

  37. How do I withdraw from my program?
  38. Prior to withdrawing from your program, you are strongly encouraged to speak to an academic advisor to explore your options. In many cases, there may be an alternative to withdrawing from college altogether.

    To officially withdraw from your program, you must submit a withdrawal request via one of the following methods:

    1. Log in to your STU-VIEW account, select Registration Services, and then follow the links to withdraw from your program.

    2. Write a letter stating your intention to withdraw, and including your student ID number and the program code. This withdrawal request must be sent from your George Brown College email account to registration@georgebrown.ca

    Important Notes

  39. What is the last day to withdraw from my program?
  40. The last day to withdraw from an entire program with a partial refund is the tenth day of classes:


    Refund Deadlines:
    Term Last Day to Withdraw from an Entire Program
    with a Partial Refund
    Fall 2020 September 21, 2020
    Winter 2021 January 22, 2021
    Spring/Summer 2021 May 21, 2021
    Fall 2021 September 20, 2021
    Winter 2022 January 21, 2022
    Spring/Summer 2022 May 20, 2022

    The last day to withdraw from a course or entire program without academic penalty varies depending on the length of your courses:


    Withdrawal without Academic Penalty Deadlines:
    Term Withdrawal without Academic Penalty Deadline
    SESSION 1
    7-Week Courses
    FULL SEMESTER
    14-Week Courses
    SESSION 2
    7-Week Courses
    Fall 2020 October 9, 2020 November 13, 2020 December 4, 2020
    Winter 2021 February 12, 2021 March 19, 2021 April 9, 2021
    Spring/Summer 2021 June 11, 2021 July 16, 2021 August 5, 2021
    Fall 2021 October 8, 2021 November 5, 2021 December 3, 2021
    Winter 2022 February 11, 2022 March 11, 2022 April 8, 2022
    Spring/Summer 2022 June 10, 2022 July 8, 2022 August 5, 2022

    Withdrawal deadlines are also posted on the Important Dates page on our website.

  41. I need to withdraw from my program. Will I get a refund?
  42. To be eligible for a partial refund, you must withdraw from your program by the published refund deadline. If so, you will receive:

    For some programs — such as the dental programs — please note that material fees may be non-refundable if you withdraw after the start of classes.

    After the refund deadline, you will still be able to withdraw from a course (or entire program) until the withdrawal without academic penalty deadline. However, no refund for the current semester will be issued in this case.


    * Note: International Students will receive a full refund of tuition fees for the semester, less a $1,000 withdrawal fee for the majority of programs. The International EAP program (R115), will have a withdrawal fee of $675 for an eight week session. Please refer to the International Student Withdrawal & Refund Policy for further information.

  43. Under what circumstances is the deposit refundable?
  44. The deposit is non-refundable, except in one of the following circumstances:

    New Students: If you have accepted a conditional offer that is later revoked due to not meeting the conditions of the offer, or if your offer is revoked for any other reason, you will receive a complete refund of all tuition fees paid relating to that offer (including the deposit).

    Returning Students: If you are not eligible to continue in your program based on an Academic Hold — i.e. a Divisional Hold (AC) or an Advising Hold (AD) — the deposit and any tuition fees paid will be refunded.

  45. How and when will I receive my refund?
  46. If you are eligible for a refund, the college will process your refund through EMT (Email Money Transfer) to your George Brown College email account through STU-VIEW. It is your responsibility to monitor your George Brown College email account and ensure that your STU-VIEW account is active. Our usual processing time for refunds is two weeks. Refund by cheque is no longer an option.


  47. I am being sponsored or I have a scholarship. Do I need to pay the deposit?
  48. Yes, you must pay the deposit by your due date in order to register for classes online and hold your seat in the program (if you are a new student). However, you will receive a refund once your sponsoring agency — e.g. First Nation Band, Employer, etc. — or your scholarship provider has paid your fees.

    If you do not wish to make a payment, you must provide the original letter from your sponsoring agency or scholarship provider confirming that fees will be paid. Please email registration@georgebrown.ca to submit this letter and to be registered by a member of the Registration department.

    Important: Acceptance of the sponsoring agency letter is at the discretion of George Brown College.

  49. What if my education is being funded through Canadian Scholarship Trust Plan, CPP, RESP, or USC?
  50. Canadian Scholarship Trust Plan, CPP, RESP, or USC: If you are receiving monies from one of these sources, the Registrar's Office will complete and sign the necessary forms upon receipt, and return them to the originator.

    However, it is still your responsibility to pay your deposit and final fees by the deadline, even if you have not received your money.


    International Students

  51. I am an international student. Does the above information apply to me?
  52. Yes, most of the above information also applies to international students, however, there are some important differences in the tuition policy for international students:

  53. I am an international student. Where can I find more information about tuition?
  54. For more information about tuition, international students may contact the International Centre at international@georgebrown.ca.


Last Updated: June 2021