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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

Ancillary fees 2020-2021

Being a member of our university community is more than just about attending classes. 

Ancillary fees are used to provide important services and resources for students, both on campus and online. These fees are charged alongside your tuition on your student account. All ancillary fees are approved by both the Ontario Tech Student Union and the Board of Governors. Some fees are also voted on by the student body, including your U-Pass and gym membership.

All students pay ancillary fees to enable access to services at a lower cost than would be possible on an individual basis. We understand that you may not use all of the available services, and we encourage you to make use of services that you feel will enrich your student experience.

Your student account is charged by the semester, based on whether you are a full-time or part-time student. Students attending the spring/summer semester after attending both the previous fall and winter semesters have a reduction in ancillary fees, as a number of fees are only charged twice in the same academic year.

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.

Ancillary fees I can opt out of

  • Fees charged once per year to full-time students only - Health and dental insurance

    This fee is charged once per academic year to full-time students only. You have the ability to opt out of a portion of this fee by providing proof of preexisting coverage. Find out more about the opt-out process. Full-time fees are based on registration in 9 credit hours or more. 

    Name Description Health only Dental only Health and dental
    Fall 2020 start Health and dental plan that provides coverage to supplement the provincial health plan. This includes prescription, dental, vision, travel and more. $159.12 $116.52 $275.64
    Winter 2021 start $106.08 $116.52 $222.60
    Summer 2021 start $53.04 $116.52 $169.56

     

  • Fees charged in the fall/winter semesters to full-time and part-time students - Legal protection program

    This fee is charged each semester in which you are registerd in courses, to a maximum of twice per academic year. Students attending the spring/summer semester would not be charged this fee for a third time in the same academic year. For the spring/summer semester, this fee is only applicable to newly admitted students, or students who were admitted in the winter semester. You have the ability to opt out of this fee if you chose. Find out more about the opt-out process.

    Name Description Full-time term Part-time term 
    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. $14.00 $14.00

Mandatory ancillary fees

  • Fees charged each semester to full-time and part-time students

    These fees are charged each semester in which you are registered in courses. Full-time fees are based on registration in 9 credit hours or more. Part-time fees are based on registration in 6 credit hours or less.

    Name Description Detail Full-time term Part-time term
    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
    Health Services (general) Health services that provide student access to medical care at the university. Services are delivered in person and online, and include medical clinic, naturopathic, chiropractic and physiotherapy services, a pharmacy and a part-time psychiatrist.   $13.40 $6.70
    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
    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
    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. Not including students in online programs $77.03 $38.52
    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.   $36.68 $18.34
    Student ID Student identification services that provides 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
    Student Safety and Accesibility 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
    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

     

  • Fees charged each semester to full-time students only

    Full-time fees are based on registration in 9 credit hours or more.

    Name Description Detail Fall 2020 fee Winter 2021 fee
    U-Pass Student transit pass that provides low-cost, unlimited travel each semester on Durham Region Transit and OneFare DRT-GO Transit routes.   N/A N/A
  • Fees charged in fall/winter semesters to full-time and part-time students

    These fees are charged each semester in which you are registerd 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, or students who were admitted in the winter semester. 

    Full-time fees are based on registration in 9 credit hours or more. Part-time fees are based on registration in 6 credit hours or less.

    Name Description Detail Full-time term Part-time term 
    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
    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
    Community & Social Programming The OTSU, in efforts to create healthy communities and a balanced, just and prosperous society – facilitates, supports, sparks, informs and provide 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
    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
    Georgian Engagement Services 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. Post-RPN Georgian students only $102.37 $51.19
    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 curriculum. $72.26 $36.13
    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.   $34.42 $17.21
    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
    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
    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
    Student Society Fee – FBIT Membership fee for the Student Society of the Faculty of Business and Information Technology that provides a variety of student-related services and events that are exclusive to their members. Societies provide members an opportunity to network, socialize and enhance their postsecondary experience. Faculty of Business and Information Technology students only $6.78 $3.39
    Student Society Fee – FEAS/FESNS Membership fee for the Student Society of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science that provides a variety of student-related services and events that are exclusive to their members. Societies provide members an opportunity to network, socialize and enhance their postsecondary experience. Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science/Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science students only $9.35 $4.68
    Student Society Fee – Health Sciences 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 an opportunity to network, socialize and enhance their postsecondary experience. Faculty of Health Sciences students only $5.00 $2.50
    Student Society Fee – Science 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 an opportunity to network, socialize and enhance their postsecondary experience. Faculty of Science students only $7.50 $3.75
    Technology-enriched Learning Fee – FBIT (non-gaming) This fee covers course-specific software, software support and exam support. Faculty of Business and Information Technology (non-gaming) students only $77.19 $38.60
    Technology-enriched Learning Fee – FBIT (gaming) This fee covers course-specific software, software support and exam support. Faculty of Business and Information Technology (gaming) students only $244.26 $122.13
    Technology-enriched Learning Fee – FEAS This fee covers course-specific software, software support and exam support. Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science students only $118.05 $59.03
    Technology-enriched Learning Fee – FESNS This fee covers course-specific software, software support and exam support. Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science students only $112.94 $56.47
    Technology-enriched Learning Fee – BEd year 1 This fee covers course-specific software, software support and exam support. First year Bachelor of Education students only $112.05 $56.03
    Technology-enriched Learning Fee – Education This fee covers course-specific software, software support and exam support. Faculty of Education students only $56.00 $28.00
    Technology-enriched Learning Fee –Health Sciences This fee covers course-specific software, software support and exam support. Faculty of Health Sciences students only $80.66 $40.33
    Technology-enriched Learning Fee – Science This fee covers course-specific software, software support and exam support. Faculty of Science students only $92.04 $46.02
    Technology-enriched Learning Fee – Social Science & Humanities This fee covers course-specific software, software support and exam support. Faculty of Social Science and Humanities students only $66.78 $33.39
    Technology-enriched Learning Fee – Undeclared This fee covers course-specific software, software support and exam support. Undeclared students only $78.69 $39.35
    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
    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
  • Fees charged in fall/winter semesters to full-time students only

    These fees are charged each semester in which you are registerd as a full-time student, 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 full-time students, or students who were admitted in the winter semester. Full-time fees are based on registration in 9 credit hours or more.

    Name Description Detail Term fee
    Benefit Plan Coordination Co-ordinates the student health and dental plan, including the negotiation and management of the plan and opt-out processes.   $12.20
    Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre 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 is also supported by the fee. Not including Post-RPN Georgian students $66.02
    OTSU Building OTSU space that houses programs and services for students. This fee is used for mortgage payment, maintenance, repairs, capital refresh, and operating costs.   $50.53
    Varsity Sports Supports student involvement in varsity sports teams as sports enthusiasts and fans of Ontario Tech's fifteen 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-althletes and teams both on and off the field, including coaching, athlete peer mentoring, student-athlete training and development, mental and physical well-being, equipment and uniforms and travel to away games.   $31.56

     

  • Fees charged once per year to full-time students only - International health insurance

    This fee is charged once per academic year to full-time international students only. Full-time fees are based on registration in 9 credit hours or more.

    Name Description Detail Fee per year
    International Health Insurance - Fall 2020 start Health insurance plan for international students at the university. International students only $720
    International Health Insurance - Winter 2021 start International students only $480
    International Health Insurance - Summer 2021 start International students only $240

Important note: Fees are subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the fees listed on this page are accurate. In the event of an inconsistency between the fees published here and those approved by the Board of Governors and/or administration, the latter shall prevail.