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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.

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Ancillary fee breakdown

Ancillary fees I can opt-out of - charged once per academic year

This fee is charged once per academic year to full-time students only, in the semester you are starting in. Full-time fees are based on registration in nine credit hours or more. 

You have the ability to opt-out of a portion of the health and dental insurance fee by providing proof of preexisting coverage. Find out more about the health and dental insurance opt-out process.

You can also choose to opt out of the legal protection program if you wish. Find out more about the legal protection program opt-out process.

Name 
Description
Fall 2021
Winter 2022
Spring/summer 2022
Full-time Part-time Full-time Part-time Full-time Part-time
Health and dental Health and dental plan that provides coverage to supplement the provincial health plan. This includes prescription, dental, vision, travel and more.

$284.64

N/A

$230.10

N/A

$175.56

N/A

Dental only

$130.96

N/A

$130.96

N/A

$130.96

N/A

Health only

$153.68

N/A

$99.14

N/A

$44.60

N/A

Legal Protection Program Through the OTSU, this fee provides students with access to legal representation for housing, employment, and academic discipline disputes and an informational legal hotline for all areas of law.

$31.64

N/A

$21.09

N/A

$21.09

N/A


Mandatory ancillary fees - charged each semester

These fees are charged each semester in which you are registered in courses. Full-time fees are based on registration in nine credit hours or more. Part-time fees are based on registration in six credit hours or less.

Name
Description
Fall 2021
Winter 2022
Spring/summer 2022
Percentage increase from 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
Full-time Part-time Full-time Part-time Full-time Part-time
Career Readiness Career services and supports offered through Student Life that help students plan for their careers throughout their studies and successfully transition to work or further education. Services are delivered in person and online and include career counselling, specialist and peer advising, workshops, job portal, employer recruitment and other career-related events.

$35.07

$17.54

$35.07

$17.54

$35.07

$17.54

0%

Health Services (general) Health services that provide students access to medical care at the university. Services are delivered in person and online and include a medical clinic, naturopathic, chiropractic and physiotherapy services, a pharmacy and a part-time psychiatrist.

$13.65

$6.83

$13.65

$6.83

$13.65

$6.83

1.87%

Mental Health Services Mental health services that help all students manage the pressures of university life. Services are delivered in person and online, and include professional, short-term counselling and therapy services, support groups, self-help tools and resources, and referrals to community supports and services.

$33.43

$16.72

$33.43

$16.72

$33.43

$16.72

0%

Open Access Supports student services online and in-person such as "avoid the line" Q-nomy registration, copyright compliance, security monitoring and Code Blue stations as well as 24/7 access to student study spaces, including security services.

$16.90

$8.45

$16.90

$8.45

$16.90

$8.45

0%

Physical and Virtual Infrastructure Enhancements Supports improvements to physical and virtual infrastructure for use by students, including network upgrades, technological improvements, access to collaborative tools, renovations and furniture replacements in student spaces, maintenance and utilities. A portion funds environmentally-related projects such as energy and water conservation, waste reduction and recycling and student projects.

$77.03

$38.52

$77.03

$38.52

$77.03

$38.52

0%

Sports and Recreation* Recreational programming that enables students to participate in sport, recreation and wellness activities using facilities on campus, in the local community as well as at home. Programming is delivered in person and online, and includes fitness classes, healthy eating and nutrition, meditation and mindfulness, strategies for healthy living and other topics to promote student well-being.

$45.84

$22.92

$45.84

$22.92

$45.84

$22.92

24.97%*

Student ID Student identification services that provide students with a multi-year smart card that can be used for a variety of services on and off-campus, including access to recreation and sports facilities, tests and exams, health plan and meal plans, the library and local transit.

$9.57

$4.79

$9.57

$4.79

$9.57

$4.79

0%

Student Safety and Accessibility Student safety programs that provide access to 24/7 supports, including a Campus Walk program and Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT), a student first-aid response team.

$43.09

$21.55

$43.09

$21.55

$43.09

$21.55

0%

Student Success Support This fee enables the university to provide students with programming and initiatives that assist them with achieving academic success on their path to graduation.

$15.85

$7.93

$15.85

$7.93

$15.85

$7.93

N/A

U-Pass* Student transit pass that provides low-cost, unlimited travel each semester on Durham Region Transit and OneFare DRT-GO Transit routes.

$144.45

N/A

$144.45

N/A

$144.45

N/A

100%*

Wellness and Health Promotion Wellness programs and activities that promote positive health and well-being through campus events and activities. Programs are delivered online and in-person, and include such topics as consent and sexual violence prevention, smoking and cannabis harm reduction, addiction awareness, and stress management.

$7.64

$3.82

$7.64

$3.82

$7.64

$3.82

0%

* These fees were reduced or eliminated for the 2020-2021 academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Mandatory ancillary fees - charged in fall/winter semesters and to newly admitted spring/summer students  

These fees are charged each semester in which you are registered in courses, to a maximum of twice per academic year. Students attending the spring/summer semester would not be charged these fees for a third time in the same academic year. For the spring/summer semester, these fees are only applicable to newly admitted students.

Full-time fees are based on registration in nine credit hours or more. Part-time fees are based on registration in six credit hours or less.

Name
Description
Fall 2021
Winter 2022

Spring/summer 2022

Newly admitted students only.

Percentage increase from 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
Full-time Part-time Full-time Part-time Full-time Part-time
Campus Clubs OTSU recognizes and supports the formation of Clubs as an integral part of student life. Clubs act as a forum where students can connect for information, philanthropic, religious, cultural, social purposes and educational opportunities.

$2.45

$1.23

$2.45

$1.23

$2.45

$1.23

0%

Campus Life and Events OTSU offers engaging events and programs that provide students with a well-rounded experience preparing them for life during and after post-secondary. Programming is offered on-campus, in the community, and virtually and is aimed at building a vibrant, inclusive and welcoming student culture.

$5.71

$2.86

$5.71

$2.86

$5.71

$2.86

0%

Community and Social Programming The OTSU, in efforts to create healthy communities and a balanced, just and prosperous society – facilitates, supports, sparks informs and provides spaces for people to come together, generate new ideas and take action. Nurturing community leadership, particularly through participatory programming, civic engagement and skills-building programs.

$5.43

$2.72

$5.43

$2.72

$5.43

$2.72

0%

Convocation Services offered through the Registrar's Office that document student achievement, such as the production of parchments and transcripts, as well as convocation.

$3.39

$1.70

$3.39

$1.70

$3.39

$1.70

0%

Georgian Engagement Services - Post RPN Georgian students only Support services and activities distinct from academic programming for students registered in the Collaborative Nursing program. Resources that help enrich their student experience throughout their studies no matter the location. More information can be found  on Georgian's website .

$102.37

$51.19

$102.37

$51.19

$102.37

$51.19

0%

Instructional Resource Assist in the maintenance of specialized facilities/software including the maintenance, repair and replacement of equipment in addition to providing the instructional support required by the curriculum.

$72.26

$36.13

$72.26

$36.13

$72.26

$36.13

0%

Student Engagement Engagement programming and resources that help students adjust to university life and enrich their experience throughout their studies. Programs are delivered in person and online and include orientation, peer leader program, equity awareness and education, and special events throughout the year delivered in person and online.

$34.41

$17.21

$34.41

$17.21

$34.41

$17.21

0%

Student Learning Learning services and resources that strengthen students’ academic skills and promote success in writing, mathematics, science and engineering, and English as another language. Services are delivered in person and online, and include peer tutoring, facilitated study sessions, specialist support, workshops and special events delivered in person and online.

$59.23

$29.62

$59.23

$29.62

$59.23

$29.62

0%

Student Representation and Leadership OTSU provides representation and leadership for students at the university to improve the overall student experience and provide oversight of essential student services.

$4.55

$2.28

$4.55

$2.28

$4.55

$2.28

0%

Student Societies OTSU supports the functioning and logistics of OTSU Societies. These student-driven groups act as a forum where students gather, on-campus and digitally, for educational and social purposes. Their intent is to enrich the student experience of its membership. Each faculty is represented by one society.

$1.67

$0.84

$1.67

$0.84

$1.67

$0.84

0%

Student Society Fee -  Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) students only Membership fee for the FBIT Student Society that provides a variety of student-related services and events that are exclusive to their members. Societies provide members with an opportunity to network, socialize and enhance their postsecondary experience.

$6.78

$3.39

$6.78

$3.39

$6.78

$3.39

0%

Student Society Fee -  Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) and Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (FESNS) students only Membership fee for the FEAS and FESNS Student Society that provides a variety of student-related services and events that are exclusive to their members. Societies provide members with an opportunity to network, socialize and enhance their postsecondary experience.

$9.34

$4.67

$9.34

$4.67

$9.34

$4.67

0%

Student Society Fee - Faculty of Health Sciences (FHSc) students only Membership fee for the Student Society of Health Science that provides a variety of student-related services and events that are exclusive to their members. Societies provide members with an opportunity to network, socialize and enhance their postsecondary experience.

$5.00

$2.50

$5.00

$2.50

$5.00

$2.50

0%

Student Society Fee - Faculty of Science (FSc) students only Membership fee for the Student Society of the Faculty of Science that provides a variety of student-related services and events that are exclusive to their members. Societies provide members with an opportunity to network, socialize and enhance their postsecondary experience.

$7.50

$3.75

$7.50

$3.75

$7.50

$3.75

0%

Technology-enriched Learning fee - Non-gaming FBIT students only This fee covers course-specific software, software support and exam support.

$77.19

$38.60

$77.19

$38.60

$77.19

$38.60

0%

Technology-enriched Learning Fee - Gaming FBIT students only This fee covers course-specific software, software support and exam support.

$244.26

$122.13

$244.26

$122.13

$244.26

$122.13

0%

Technology-enriched Learning Fee - FEAS students only This fee covers course-specific software, software support and exam support.

$118.04

$59.02

$118.04

$59.02

$118.04

$59.02

0%

Technology-enriched Learning Fee - FESNS students only This fee covers course-specific software, software support and exam support.

$112.93

$56.47

$112.93

$56.47

$112.93

$56.47

0%

Technology-enriched Learning Fee - Bachelor of Education students in year 1 only This fee covers course-specific software, software support and exam support.

$112.05

$56.03

$112.05

$56.03

$112.05

$56.03

0%

Technology-enriched Learning Fee - Faculty of Education students only This fee covers course-specific software, software support and exam support.

$56.00

$28.00

$56.00

$28.00

$56.00

$28.00

0%

Technology-enriched Learning Fee - FHSc students only This fee covers course-specific software, software support and exam support.

$80.66

$40.33

$80.66

$40.33

$80.66

$40.33

0%

Technology-enriched Learning Fee  - FSc students only This fee covers course-specific software, software support and exam support.

$92.04

$46.02

$92.04

$46.02

$92.04

$46.02

0%

Technology-enriched Learning Fee  – Faculty of Social  Science & Humanities students only This fee covers course-specific software, software support and exam support.

$66.78

 $33.39

$66.78

$33.39

$66.78

$33.39

0%

Technology-enriched Learning Fee  – Undeclared students only This fee covers course-specific software, software support and exam support.

$78.69

$39.35

$78.69

$39.35

$78.69

$39.35

0%

Wellness and Support Services OTSU provides a centralized space on campus for students to have access to a variety of resources and programs, both on-campus and virtually, which focus on their mental wellbeing and overall wellness.

$5.72

$2.86

$5.72

$2.86

$5.72

$2.86

0%

World University Services of Canada Student refugee program that sponsors a student refugee and covers their living expenses during their first two years of undergraduate study.

$1.38

$0.69

$1.38

$0.69

$1.38

$0.69

0%

 

Mandatory ancillary fees - charged in fall/winter semesters and to newly admitted spring/summer full-time students

These fees are charged each semester in which you are registered full-time in courses, to a maximum of twice per academic year. Students attending full-time in the spring/summer semester would not be charged these fees for the third time in the same academic year. For the spring/summer semester, these fees are only applicable to newly admitted full-time students.

Full-time fees are based on registration in nine credit hours or more.

Name
Description
Fall 2021
Winter 2022
Spring/summer 2022
Newly Admitted students only
Percentage increase from 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
Full-time Full-time Full-time
Benefit Plan Coordination Co-ordinates the student health and dental plan, including the negotiation and management of the plan and opt-out processes.

$12.19

$12.19

$12.19

0%

OTSU Building OTSU space that houses programs and services for students. This fee is used for the mortgage payment, maintenance, repairs, capital refresh, and operating costs.

$50.53

$50.53

$50.53

0%

Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre* - Does not include Post-RPN Georgian students Funds programming and activities designed to support student engagement in sports, recreation and physical health-related activities that includes access to state-of-the-art facilities, as well as individualized strategies for students while at home. The construction, expansion, improvement and operating costs of current and future sports facilities on campus are also supported by the fee.

$88.02

$88.02

$88.02

33.32%*

Varsity Sports* Supports student involvement in varsity sports teams as sports enthusiasts and fans of Ontario Tech's 15 Ridgeback teams. The fee includes student community building and engagement, promotions and giveaways, free admission to home games, as well as live streaming of games. The fee provides ongoing support to student-athletes and teams both on and off the field, including coaching, athlete peers mentoring, student-athlete training and development, mental and physical well-being, equipment and uniforms and travel to away games.

$39.45

$39.45

$39.45

25%*

* These fees were reduced or eliminated for the 2020-2021 academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Mandatory ancillary fees - International health insurance - charged once per academic year

This fee is charged once per academic year to full-time international students only. Full-time fees are based on registration in nine credit hours or more.

Name
Description
Fall 2021
Winter 2022
Spring/summer 2022
Full-time Part-time Full-time Part-time Full-time Part-time
International Health Insurance Health insurance plan for international students at the university. 

$756.00

N/A

$504.00

N/A

$252.00

N/A