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Decision-making made easy! This tool gives you a breakdown of individual programs offered at George Brown College and how they differ from other programs you’re interested in. Use this tool to select up to 10 programs to compare, helping you make the right choice for the career you want.

1. Under Program Comparison, click Add a New Program

2. Search for one of the programs you’re interested in (either alphabetically, by interest or by job)

3. Click on the title of the program in the menu

4. Click Add to Comparison

5. Continue searching for programs using steps 2-4

6. When you’re done, clicking Program Comparison will give you a preview of the programs and the option to delete, add or clear all

7. Open Program Compare for more details and an easy-to-read comparison of the programs you’ve selected

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How Much Will College Cost?

Post-secondary Program Fees

Fees are for the 2014–2015 academic year and may be revised at the College’s discretion. The Board of Governors sets fees within guidelines established by the Ontario government. Fees for programs starting in fall 2015 or later are subject to increase. Total fees for most programs include the following:


Per Year



(Canadian citizens and permanent residents)

$3,350 to $17,100
(two semesters)

Varies by program. See individual program descriptions for fees.

(International students)

$14,250 to $30,000
(two semesters)

Varies by program. See individual program descriptions for fees.



Varies from
$1 to $4,800

Varies by program. See individual program descriptions for fees.



$89.06 per semester

Fees levied by the Student Association, 




Covers students graduation.



$66 per semester

Helps support open access computer labs.


Student assistance

$30 per semester

Covers peer tutoring, and Student Success.


Athletic building

$38.67 per semester

Covers cost of building new athletics facility.



$36.50 per semester

Covers cost of athletics operations.


Health/Dental Insurance


 Subject to annual renewal.


Citizens and
Permanent Residents*

$195.00 - September startup
$133.00 - January startup



$642.48 – September startup
$466.51 – January startup
$253.97 – May startup





For the entire program.




Payable in the first year.


Canadian Federation
of Students (CFS)

Student Levy**

$7.88 per semester



CFS lobbies the government and other organizations on behalf of college and university students across Canada.

This optional Levy is to support bursaries, scholarships and capital expansion projects


Other fees:


Withdrawal Fee 
(Canadian citizens and permanent residents)

Withdrawal Fee 
(international Students)



$500 this fee is subject to change and will increase in Fall 2015 as per ministry directive”

Within 10 business days (not to be prorated) of the beginning of a semester.


Within 10 business days (not to be prorated) of the beginning of a semester.


Late Payment Fee
(Domestic and International)









Equipment rental and refundable deposit

Students in the Bachelor of Applied Business degree program are required to pay a yearly fee for equipment rental, from second year to completion. The refundable deposit will be returned to the student on return of the laptop in good condition.

*Students may apply for an exemption from this fee if they have comparable coverage. Please contact the Student Association Benefits Office at 416-415-5000, ext. 2443 for the opt-out deadline, as no applications receive after the deadline will be accepted. Part-time students are not eligible for insurance coverage.

** if choosing to opt-out, please visit if you have any questions, please visit any of the  Student Association Offices for assistance. No refunds will be issued after the opt out  deadline.


What is a deferral? 
A fee deferral is a legal agreement between you and the College. You agree to pay the balance of your fees as soon as you receive OSAP funds or a notice of denial.

Who can apply? 
If you have applied to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for financial assistance, you can request a fee deferral.

If you request a fee deferral and the College finds that you have not applied to OSAP, you will have to pay the $125 late registration fee.

The total deferral payment is $145. This includes a $45 deferral fee and a $100 fee applied to your tuition. The deferral payment is non-refundable. Students in certain programs are required to pay material fees in full together with the $145 deferral payment.

How to apply 
To request a fee deferral, follow these steps:

  • Check the deferral box on the registration form.
  • Submit the $145 deferral payment (by VISA/MasterCard/American Express or by certified cheque or money order payable to George Brown College) and your registration form to George Brown College. Online payment is also available, using VISA, MasterCard or American Express through STU-VIEW.


Fee refunds 
Potential refunds and academic penalties are based on the date you submit a completed and signed program withdrawal form to the Registrar’s Office. Some programs do not refund material fees. A minimum of four weeks is required to process a refund. An administrative charge of $20 will apply for replacement cheques.

Example: If you withdraw from a program within 10 working days from the start of a semester, the tuition for that semester will be refunded (and any fees paid in advance for other semesters), minus the withdrawal fee of $100.

International students 
For a copy of international student refund procedures, contact the International Centre by e-mail at or call 416-415-5000, ext. 2115.

The administrative charge for withdrawing is as follows:

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident – $100
  • International student – $500 (subject to change)

Who gets the refund? 
You or the organization paying your fees will get the refund. For example, if you get an OSAP bursary for child care or disability-related expenses, your refund will be paid to the Treasurer of Ontario, not to you. The College pays the refund by cheque. For some programs, material fees are not refunded.

For a copy of the international student refund procedures, contact the International Centre by e-mail at or call 416-415-5000, ext. 2115.


The tuition fees quoted here are regulated by the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training. These and other related fees listed above are for the 2013–2014 academic year. Fees are subject to change, without notice, with the approval of the Government of Ontario and/or the Board of Governors of George Brown College.

Financial Assistance Office:

St. James Campus:
Location: 200 King St. E., Student Service Centre
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
416-415-5000 Ext. 2476

Casa Loma Campus:
Location: 160 Kendal Ave., in the Student Service Centre
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
416-415-5000 Ext. 2476

Ryerson Campus:
Location: 99 Gerard St. E., Room 591 - The Sally Horsfall Eaton Centre
Hours: Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
416- 415-5000 Ext. 2476

Waterfront Campus:
Location: 51 Dockside Drive, Concourse Level
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
416-415-5000 Ext. 2476