Current Tuition Fees

The Toronto School of Theology follows the University’s Tuition Fee Level Commitment for Continuing Students for students in conjoint degree programs. Information can be found here.   

All fees are subject to approval by the TST Senior Executive Team and conjoint program fees are also subject to UofT Governing Council. Fees may be subject to change and will be billed or reversed according to our standard procedures.

Domestic & International Student Fees

TST has retained the services of the University of Toronto’s Student Accounts to process student fees. Students in conjoint programs; degrees awarded by both University of Toronto and a TST Member College (MAMS, MDiv, MPS, MRE, MSMus, MTS, DMin, ThD, ThM and PhD [from September 2015 entry]), can find information relating to tuition and non-academic fees below and should check the University of Toronto Student Accounts website for specific information on tuition and additional non-academic fees relating to their program of study and college of registration.

Students in non-conjoint programs; diploma and certificate programs, special students, PhD (non-conjoint), MA, special students and students studying on letters of permission should refer to the tables below relating to their college of registration. Students who are not sure of whether they are considered to be in a conjoint or non-conjoint program should contact the registrar at the college of their registration.

The Tuition Tables below show the tuition fees for students admitted to TST. Students will also see other fees showing on their invoice.

Different Types of Fees

  • Academic Fees - Programs:  Fees are assessed as a flat rate amount; there may be a full-time and/or part-time rate.
  • Academic Fees - Courses: Fees are assessed on a course-by-course basis. When a course is added, the course fee is charged immediately, regardless of when the course begins. When a course is cancelled, the course fee is reversed in accordance with the Refund Schedule applicable to the student’s program.
  • Minimum Charge: A minimum charge of $294.00 will be charged to students who cancel their registration in the Fall-Winter session on or after the published date for the first day of classes in accordance with the Refund Schedule applicable to the student's program.
  • Incidental: Compulsory fees for campus and student services (societies).  As stated in Schedule C of the Memorandum of Agreement, students enrolled in second-entry undergraduate (Basic Degree) and Graduate (Advanced Degree) programs of TST who as a group have elected to pay the UofT's compulsory non-academic fees may access UofT student services, Hart House and Athletics.  This fee is established annually by the Governing Council of the University. Information on UofT Student Life Services, Hart House and Athletics and how fees are set can be found in the PDF versions of presentations below.
  • System Access: Fee for access to ACORN/ROSI (Accessible Campus Online Resource Network/Repository of Student Information).
  • Ancillary: Fees relating to enrolment in a specific course or program or for individual circumstances.
  • University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP): UHIP is compulsory for all international students as well as recent permanent residents and returning Canadian citizens who are in their 3-month OHIP waiting period.  International students who have been exempted from UHIP must request this exemption every year at the UHIP office. Incoming students to non-conjoint programs should see the registrar at their college of registration.

International Fee Exemptions

In accordance with the 2009-2010 Ontario Operating Funds Distribution Manual, international students in conjoint programs (students in non-conjoint programs are not eligible for International Fee Exemption) who fall within one of the following categories may be eligible to pay domestic fees subject to meeting eligibility criteria in a situation where the information given below is different from the UofT Student Accounts webpages, for students registered at TST Colleges, information on this page shall prevail:

  • Dependents of Canadian Citizens/native Canadians
  • Dependents of Permanent Residents
  • A person who has been approved “in-principle” for permanent resident status in Canada and dependents
  • A visitor with a work permit and dependents (see exclusions)
  • A visitor with diplomatic status and dependents
  • Religious workers (work permit exempt) and dependents (see details below)
  • Protected Persons and Dependents

Students must apply to the registrar of their college of registration at least one week prior to the University of Toronto deadlines (exceptions to the deadline are not permitted) shown below:

 Study Period  Deadline
 Fall - Winter   November 1
 Winter only   February 1
 Summer   June 1

International Fee Exemption under "Religious Workers (work permit exempt)"

International Fee Exemption under "Religious workers (work permit exempt)" is only relevant when the individual is permitted into Canada for the first time in relation to studying in their current program and this must be dated prior to the date of the study permit. 

Most Study permits are IMM 1442B and may state employment categories in which the student may not seek employment, but by default implies that they are free to seek employment in all other categories. Religious Workers are usually issued with IMM 1097 indicating that they were permitted to enter the country as a religious worker and exempt from a work permit. They would then have to apply for a study permit.  The Religious Worker exemption must be in place prior to the study permit.

Students who enter with a study permit and subsequently find employment (paid or voluntary) cannot benefit from this exemption.

To meet the conditions students must present the following documentation:

  • A Canada Border document indicating that they have entered as a Religious worker prior to the date of the study permit
  • A letter of employment indicating the term (start and end date) of employment, and the rate of pay/remuneration
  • A letter confirming ordination.

For students claiming International Fee exemption due to a spouse who is “Religious Worker”, the have to provide the following documentation:

  • A Canada Border document indicating that their spouse entered as a Religious worker prior to the date of the student’s study permit (i.e. that the spouse did not come to the country as a result of the student studying)
  • A letter of employment indicating the term (start and end date) of employment, and the rate of pay/remuneration
  • A letter confirming ordination.
  • Document supporting the spousal relationship, e.g. marriage certificate, or common-law as defined by the Ministry

For renewal, students have to provide the same documentation showing no significant ‘gaps’ in the permit and employment.

Fees Invoice and Payment

TST has retained the services of the University of Toronto’s Student Accounts to process student fees for all students whether they are in a conjoint or non-conjoint program.  For academic purposes, TST operates on a trimester system:

  1. Fall semester (September to December)
  2. Winter semester (January to April)
  3. Summer semester (May to August)

However, student who pay program fees are invoiced for two sessions, namely:

  1. Fall-Winter session: The Fall/Winter session invoice summarizes both the Fall (September to December) semester and Winter (January to April) semester fees.
  2. Summer session: The Summer session invoice summarizes the Summer semester fees.

In December 2013, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities issued new fee billing directives to universities. Effective the Fall 2015 - Winter 2016 session, students will have the option to pay fees on a sessional basis (both Fall and Winter) or by semester (Fall or Winter term per the new fee payment and monthly service charge schedules that can be viewed here).

For students in conjoint programs all fees and charges posted to the student's ACORN account are payable when billed. Students are responsible for planning sufficient time for payments to reach the University's bank account and to be recorded in the student's ACORN account by the payment due date. The transfer of funds from major Canadian financial institutions normally takes three to five business days, however the transfer from Canadian credit unions and financial institutions from outside Canada can take much longer.

Students that are in conjoint programs are expected to monitor their account on ACORN.  Non-conjoint students entering programs from Summer 2015 will be issued invoices by the Registrar of their college of registration. Students without UTORiDs should contact their Registrar direct with questions relating to billing and the status of their student account.

Availability of Invoices:

Students should not pay fees prior to the issue of invoices.  For Students in conjoint programs of study:

Summer  Invoices are normally available via ACORN from mid-April

Fall and Winter Invoices are available via ACORN from early to mid-July.


  1. Non-receipt of an invoice does not exempt the student from meeting his/her financial obligations.  Students must make at least the minumum payment as indicated on their invoice by the Registration Deadline for the semester by the date indicated on the Key Academic Dates in order to complete their registration. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of enrolment in courses and may impact academic progression.
  2. The last date to cancel a course or registration with no academic penalty is not the same as the last date to be eligible for a refund.  Refund schedules can be found on the University of Toronto Student Accounts website. Refund schedules shown on the University of Toronto Student Accounts website are applicable to all Toronto School of Theology students.

Service Charges

If not paid in full at the time the invoice is produced on ACORN/ROSI, any outstanding account balance is subject to a monthly service charge of 1.5% compounded (19.56% per annum). More information is available on the University of Toronto Student Accounts website.

Please note information relating to 2020-21 fee for students in conjoint programs can be found at the UofT Student Accounts webiste.  Students in non-conjoint programs should contact their college registrar for more details.

Summer  Fees

Non-Conjoint Program Student Fees - Please contact the registrar at the college of registration.

Conjoint Program Student Fees and Refund Schedules can be found here.

Fall and Winter Fees 

Non-Conjoint Program Student Fees - Please contact the registrar at the college of registration.

Conjoint Program Student Fees and Refund Schedules can be found here.


Information contained on this page and within in the attached documents is meant as a reference for students at TST member colleges, whilst TST endeavours to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page, no express or implied warranty or guarantee is given by the TST as to its accuracy. In particular, the TST does not make any express or implied warranty as to the accuracy, the TST will not be liable for any errors in, omissions from, or misstatements or misrepresentations (whether express or implied) concerning any such information, and will not have or accept any liability, obligation or responsibility whatsoever. Students should check with their own college with respect to ancillary and incidental fees. Fee structures and maximum increases are subject to change each academic year.