Fee reduction appeals

The Fee Reduction Appeals Committees – graduate and undergraduate – consider requests from students for reduction of fees due to (a) illness, family affliction, accident or other compelling circumstances, and (b) administrative errors.

For more information on the Fee Reduction Appeals Committee and what they do, see the Terms of Reference.

The Fee Reduction Appeals Committees meet regularly throughout the two academic sessions (Winter and Summer):

  • The Undergraduate committee meets every 4-6 weeks. Submissions are due eight days prior to the meeting. Decisions are communicated within one week after the committee meets.
  • The next Undergraduate committee meetings are as follows:
    • Friday, October 29, 2021, with a submission deadline of Thursday, October 21, 2021
    • Thursday, December 2, 2021, with a submission deadline of Wednesday, November 24, 2021
  • The Graduate committee meets as and when needed.

The committee considers appeals after a student has taken the following initial steps:

  • If you dropped your course after the 100% fee reduction deadline but before the academic drop deadline, and you would like to submit an appeal for fee reduction, contact the Office of the Registrar according to your level of study:
  • If the academic drop deadline has passed, submit a completed request for academic concession to the Office of the Registrar requesting a drop or a Withdrawal under Extenuating Circumstances. Undergraduate students, use the Request for Academic Concession Graduate students, use the Graduate Academic Concession form.

Before initiating a fee reduction appeal, make sure that you understand the following fee reduction deadlines:

  • At the beginning of each term, there is a time period where courses may be dropped via My page without owing tuition (100% fee reduction deadline). Registration in a course after the 100% fee reduction deadline incurs a tuition debt even if that course is dropped immediately.
  • Once the 100% fee reduction deadline has passed, students must pay 50% of the tuition for the course.
  • After the 50% fee reduction deadline, students must pay 100% of the tuition for the course.

If you believe a fee listed on your student account has been assessed in error,contact Tuition Fees (main floor, University Centre).

If you have extenuating circumstances or if you believe an administrative error occurred beyond your control, submit your appeal using the fee reduction appeal form. Send the form, along with supporting documentation to:

Fee Reduction Appeals Committee
c/o Tuition Fees
Main Floor, University Centre