How Much Will College Cost?

Post-secondary Program Fees

Fees are for the 2019–2020 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 2020 or later are subject to increase. Total fees for most programs include the following:

Fee Per Year Notes
Tuition (Canadian citizens and permanent residents) $3,537 to $19,646 (two semesters) Varies by program. See individual program descriptions for fees.
Tuition (International students)

$14,330 to $26,350 (two semesters)

Varies by program. See individual program descriptions for fees.
Materials/Supplies Varies from $1 to $6,461 Varies by program. See individual program descriptions for fees.
Student Association   Fees levied by the Student Association 
Graduation/diploma $57.61 Covers students graduation.
Technology $94.50 per semester Helps support open access computer labs.
Student assistance $35.79 per semester Covers peer tutoring, counselling and Student Success.
Athletic building $31.50 per semester Covers cost of building new athletics facility.
Athletic $45.04 per semester Covers cost of athletics operations.
Health/Dental Insurance   Subject to annual renewal.
Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents* $237.37 - September start-up
$169.04 - January start-up
International Students $694.42 – September start-up
$488.70 – January start-up
$262.32 – May start-up
I.D. $12 For the entire program.
Alumni $28.71 $11.63 Payable in the first year.
$17.08 Payable in the last year.
Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) $8.56 per semester CFS lobbies the government and other organizations on behalf of college and university students across Canada.
Student Levy** $25.00 This optional Levy is to support bursaries, scholarships and capital expansion projects

Other Fees for the 2019–2020 academic year

Fee Per Year Notes
Withdrawal Fee (Canadian citizens and permanent residents) $500 Within 10 business days (not to be prorated) of the beginning of a semester.
Withdrawal Fee (International Students) $1000 (for most post-secondary programs) 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 the Student Association Opt-out page. 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.


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 non-refundable deposit of $500.

International students

There is a $1000 withdrawal fee for most post-secondary programs. Please see the International Student Withdrawal & Refund Policy for further details, or contact the International Centre by e-mail at or call 416-415-5000, ext. 2115.

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 2018-2019 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.