Tuition Fees

TST follows the University’s Tuition Fee Level Commitment for Continuing Students for students in conjoint degree programs. 

Tuition fees are subject to approval by the TST Senior Executive Council. Conjoint program fees are also subject to approval by the University of Toronto Governing Council. Fees may be subject to change and will be billed or reversed according to standard procedures.

Conjoint Programs

Conjoint program tuition fees are paid through University of Toronto Student Accounts. Tuition fees and refund schedules can be found at the "Current Tuition Fees" button below, which will take you to the University of Toronto Student Accounts website. On that site, go to the "Tuition & Fees" drop-down menu. 

Current Tuition Fees     Past Tuition Fees    

Non-conjoint Programs

Tuition fees are invoiced by and paid to the TST member college where the student is registered. For more information on non-conjoint programs tuition fees, contact the registrar at the college of registration.   

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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 and societies/associations. 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.

System Access: Fee for access to ACORN (Accessible Campus Online Resource Network).

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 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 contact the registrar at their college of registration.

TST utilizes the services of the University of Toronto Student Accounts to process student fees for all students whether they are in a conjoint or non-conjoint program.

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, students who pay program fees are invoiced for two sessions:

  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.

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 who are in conjoint programs are expected to monitor their account on ACORN. Non-conjoint students will be issued invoices by the registrar of their college of registration. Students without UTORiDs should contact their college registrar directly with questions relating to billing and the status of their student account.

Students in conjoint programs of study:

  • Summer invoices are normally available via ACORN beginning mid-April.
  • Fall and Winter invoices are available via ACORN beginning mid-July.


  • Students should not pay fees prior to receiving an invoice.
  • Non-receipt of an invoice does not exempt the student from meeting his/her financial obligations. Students must make at least the minimum payment as indicated on their invoice by the registration deadline for the semester in order to complete the registration process. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of enrolment in courses and may impact academic progression.
  • 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 and are applicable to all TST students.

Students in conjoint programs:

  • 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. More information is available on the University of Toronto Student Accounts website.

Students in non-conjoint programs:

TST utilizes 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 on the University of Toronto Student Accounts website which also notes specific information on tuition, and additional non-academic fees relating to specific programs of study.

Students with registration questions who are in non-conjoint programs, diploma and certificate programs, MA programs, special students, and students studying on letters of permission, should contact the registrar at the college of their registration.

In accordance with the 2009-2010 Ontario Operating Funds Distribution Manual, international students in conjoint programs who fall within one of the following categories may be eligible to pay domestic fees. Students in non-conjoint programs are not eligible for International Fee Exemptions.

Exemptions are subject to meeting the eligibility criteria in situations where the information below is different from the University of Toronto Student Accounts website. For students registered at a TST member college, information on this page shall prevail.


  • Dependants of Canadian Citizens / native Canadians
  • Dependants 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 dependants
  • A visitor with diplomatic status and dependants
  • Religious workers (work permit exempt) and dependants (see details below)
  • Protected Persons and dependants

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

  • Fall - Winter Semester:  November 1
  • Winter Semester only:  February 1
  • Summer Semester:  June 1

International Fee Exemption under "Religious workers (work permit exempt)" is only relevant when the individual is permitted into Canada for the first time 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 a “Religious Worker”, the following documentation must be provided:

  • 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.

For renewal, students must provide the same documentation showing no significant gaps in the permit and employment.


Information contained on this page is meant as a reference for TST students. While TST endeavours to ensure the accuracy of the information, no express or implied warranty or guarantee is provided regarding its accuracy. TST is not liable for any errors or omissions, misstatements or misrepresentations (whether expressed or implied) concerning any published information, and will not carry or accept any liability, obligation or responsibility. Students should check with their college registrar in regard to ancillary and incidental fees. Fee structures and maximum increases are subject to change each academic year.