Domestic tuition fees are subject to the Tuition Framework of the Government of Ontario. The Government’s new Tuition Framework for the period 2013-2014 to 2016-2017 limits tuition increases for domestic students who are continuing in their programs to 3% for TST Basic Degree programs. It limits increases to 4% for students entering prior to 2013-2014 in Advanced Degree programs and to 5% for students entering in Advanced Degree programs in 2013-2014 and beyond. The Toront School of Theology (TST) will adhere to the new Framework and maximum tuition fee increases for continuing full-time domestic students will follow the above-noted caps. Tuition Fees for International students are not subject to the Tuition Framework of the Government of Ontario, however base tuition fees for international students have historically increased annually between 5% and 10%.
Information on Tuition Fees for 2015-16 is expected to be available early March 2015.
Please Note: Table 7 below relates to the PhD conferred by USMC and not the new conjoint PhD.
DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FEES 2014-2015
These Tuition Tables show the tuition fees for students admitted to TST. Students will also see other fees showing on their invoice.
To determine your tuition fees for the 2014-2015 Academic Year, select the table below applicable to your circumstances:
Table 1 - Basic Degree Programs DOMESTIC
Table 2 - Advanced Degree Programs: Non-Degree Special Students DOMESTIC
Table 3 - Master of Theology (ThM) DOMESTIC
Table 4 - Master of Arts (MA) DOMESTIC
Table 5 - Doctor of Theology (ThD) DOMESTIC
Table 6 - Doctor of Ministry (DMin) DOMESTIC
Table 7 - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) DOMESTIC
Table 1 - Basic Degree Programs INTERNATIONAL
Table 2 - Advanced Degree Programs: Non-Degree Special Students INTERNATIONAL
Table 3 - Master of Theology (ThM) INTERNATIONAL
Table 4 - Master of Arts (MA) INTERNATIONAL
Table 5 - Doctor of Theology (ThD) INTERNATIONAL
Table 6 - Doctor of Ministry (DMin) INTERNATIONAL
Table 7 - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) INTERNATIONAL
Different Types of Fees
1. Academic Fees
a. Program: Fees are assessed as a flat rate amount; there may be a full-time and/or part-time rate. The Tuition Tables show these fees per session (normally two per academic year).
b. Course: 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. PLEASE NOTE: that one full TST credit = 0.5 course load on the Fees Table and Student Invoice. Basic Degree Students may take a maximum of 4 TST credits (2.0 course load) during the summer session.
2. Minimum Charge: A minimum charge of $249.00 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.
3. Incidental: Compulsory fees for campus and student services (societies).
4. System Access: Fee for access to the Student Web Services (SWS/ROSI) - currently $50.00
5. Ancillary: Fees relating to enrollment in a specific course or program or for individual circumstances.
6. 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.
International Students - New from 2013-2014
The provincial government has announced that in 2013-2014 it will be reducing its operating grants to each Ontario university by an amount equal to $750 for each entering international student (excluding doctoral stream students) plus another $75 per international student (excluding doctoral stream students). These amounts are called International Student Recovery deductions. TST member colleges will be charging its international students (except doctoral students) higher tuition fees to offset these deductions. TST regrets the additional financial burden this change imposes on our international students. These fees have been included in the tuition amounts found in the Tuition Tables.
Fees Invoice and Payment
For academic purposes, TST operates on a trimester system:
- Fall semester (September to December)
- Winter semester (January to April)
- Summer semester (May to August)
However, student fees are invoiced for two sessions, namely:
- Fall-Winter Session: The Fall-Winter Session invoice summarizes both the Fall (September to December) semester and Winter (January to April) semester fees; and
- Summer Session: The Summer Session invoice summarizes the Summer semester fees.
Students must pay fees according to the above two sessions. For example, fees billed for the Winter semester are due and payable at the same time as the fees billed for the Fall semester. All fees and charges posted to the SWS/ROSI 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 SWS/ROSI 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. Paper invoices are not routinely mailed. Students are expected to monitor their account on the Student Web Services (SWS/ROSI). Non-receipt of an invoice does not exempt the student from meeting his/her financial obligations.
If not paid in full at the time the invoice is produced on SWS/ROSI, any outstanding account balance is subject to a monthly service charge of 1.5% compounded (19.56% per annum).
More information relating to tuition, incidental and ancillary fees is available at the University of Toronto Student Accounts website.
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.