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Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees

Revision, July 2012. Start of revision.

Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year. Please access Tuition and fees at www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts/tuition-fees. The annual rates of tuition and fees are updated as soon as they are known.

Revision, July 2012. End of revision.

Quebec Students and Non-Quebec (Canadian or Permanent Resident) Students

Quebec Students and Non-Quebec (Canadian or Permanent Resident) Students

Revision, January 2013. Start of revision.

In accordance with provincial government requirements, students must provide proof that they qualify for assessment of fees at the Quebec or non-Quebec Canadian rates; see www.mcgill.ca/legaldocuments for details. In certain cases, non-Quebec Canadian students pay the same rate of tuition as Quebec students—for further information about these exceptions, see the Student Accounts website at www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts/tuition-fees/general-information/tuition-fee-exemptions.

Note: Students who are required to submit appropriate documentation and do not do so by the stipulated deadlines (December 1st – Fall; April 1st – Winter; August 1st – Summer) are billed at the non-Quebec Canadian or the international rate, depending on the documentation submitted. Should your tuition status be changed during the evaluation period, any late payment and/or interest charges accumulated on the difference between the Quebec and Canadian tuition rates will also be waived.

Revision, January 2013. End of revision.

International Students

International Students

International students enrolled at McGill for no more than one semester (i.e., not in a degree program) are exempted from having to obtain a CAQ and Study Permit, per Immigration law. For these cases, McGill will instead require proof of identity (photocopy) of your valid Visitor Visa issued by Immigration Canada (refer to www.cic.gc.ca to determine if you are required to have a Visitor’s Visa). If exempt from a Visitor’s Visa, students may alternatively provide us with a copy of their valid passport with the entry stamp issued by the Immigration official at the port of entry into Canada (we may also require a copy of their birth certificate with a legal certified translation in English or French, if necessary). For further information, visit www.mcgill.ca/legaldocuments.

Exemptions from international tuition fees may be claimed by students in certain categories. Such students, if eligible, are then assessed at the Quebec student rate (certain categories may be assessed at the Canadian tuition rate). These categories, and the required documentation for each of them, may be viewed at www.mcgill.ca/legaldocuments. Further information regarding these reductions of International Tuition Fees by the Quebec government is available on the Student Accounts website under Tuition & fees > General information > Tuition fee exemptions. International students who already hold a valid International Student Fee Exemption may use it for Summer courses.

For more information concerning Fee Exemptions, contact Service Point at www.mcgill.ca/students/records/contact.

Other Policies Related to Fees: Overdue Accounts

Other Policies Related to Fees: Overdue Accounts

Revision, July 2012. Start of revision.

All tuition and fees assessed by the University must be paid in full or arrangements must be made to settle the debt.

Students' accounts are considered delinquent if they are not paid in full within 60 days after the bill is issued. McGill places a financial hold on these accounts, preventing students from obtaining official academic transcripts and from accessing Minerva for any registration functions. In the event that a student's account has a hold preventing registration or the release of transcripts, the University may require a guaranteed form of payment, for instance, a certified cheque or money order. Certain financial holds prevent the release of diplomas.

Interest: Interest is charged on overdue balances at the monthly rate of 1.24%, multiplied by the balance outstanding at the end of the month (14.88% annually). The rate is evaluated each Spring, and then is set for the following academic year.

Note: You should regularly verify your account balance on Minerva.

The University has no obligation to issue any transcript of record, award any diploma, or re-register a student if you do not pay your tuition fees, library fees, residence fees, or loans by their due date.

Revision, July 2012. End of revision.

Information for Registered Students

Information for Registered Students

If you register for a term but still owe amounts from previous terms, you must either pay your account or make payment arrangements with the Student Accounts Office before the end of the course add/drop period. If you have financial difficulty, first contact the Student Aid Office (Brown Student Services Building, Room 3200; 514-398-6013) to discuss the possibility of obtaining financial aid.

If you fail to pay the previous term's fees or to make arrangements to settle your debt prior to the add/drop deadline, the University will cancel your registration in the current and subsequent terms.

Information for Students Who Are No Longer Registered

Information for Students who are No Longer Registered

When students fail to settle their debt or reach a suitable payment arrangement, or fail to provide the Student Accounts Office with up-to-date contact information, the University refers these delinquent accounts to a collection agency. If neither the University nor the collection agency is able to collect on the account, the University reserves the right to have the student reported to a credit bureau. You should be aware that the University is entitled to use all legal means to obtain payment and that students are responsible for all costs associated with such actions.

Cancelling Registration for Non-Payment

Cancelling Registration for Non-Payment

In accordance with the fee policy stated in Other Policies Related to Fees: Overdue Accounts, before the University cancels your future term registration(s), the Student Accounts Office will make all reasonable efforts to notify you if your account is delinquent, or if you owe more than $100 from the previous term. The cancellation is effective the last day of the add/drop period unless you settle the account or make payment arrangements with the University by then. If you pay or make payment arrangements with the Student Accounts Office after the add/drop deadline and you want the University to reinstate your registration for the current or subsequent term(s), you must complete the Request for Reinstatement form (www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts/forms) and submit it to the Student Accounts Office, which will forward it to Enrolment Services for approval and processing. Your fee account will be charged $150 (Reinstatement Penalty) for the processing of the re-enrolment.

Other Policies Related to Fees: Quebec Inter-University Transfer Agreements

Other Policies Related to Fees: Quebec Inter-University Transfer Agreements

If you are taking courses as part of the Quebec Inter-University Transfer (IUT) agreement, you are required to pay the fees at your home university; see Quebec Inter-University Transfer Agreement: McGill Students. The agreement covers only the transfer of academic credits.

International students in undergraduate programs are not usually permitted to take IUT courses.

IUT students taking courses at McGill are required to pay additional course charges that are compulsory upon registration, such as special activity charges or course material costs.

The University reserves the right to refuse course registrations in non-government-funded activities.

Other Policies Related to Fees: Acceptance of Fees vs. Academic Standing

Other Policies Related to Fees: Acceptance of Fees vs. Academic Standing

Acceptance of fees by the University in no way guarantees that students will receive academic permission to pursue their studies. If it is subsequently determined that your academic standing does not permit you to continue, all fees paid in advance will be refunded.

For directions on requesting your refund online in Minerva, see www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts/your-account/requesting-refund.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2012-2013 (last updated Jan. 17, 2013) (disclaimer)