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Tuition Fees, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Awards

Please visit the Finance website for information on:

  • undergraduate and graduate fee schedules for Canadian/permanent residents and for international students
  • incidental (non-tuition) fees
  • payment due dates/late fees The university will send an email to your uWaterloo email address when your fees have been posted to your student account in Quest.
  • methods of payment
  • refund policy
  • receipts for income tax purposes
Students are responsible for any textbook/course note purchases (see the Waterloo Bookstore) and other miscellaneous expenses.

The University reserves the right to change the published schedule of fees without notice. If a change is announced, the University will make every effort to notify students; however, the University will not be responsible for notification.

Financial Assistance

You may be eligible for financial assistance. Waterloo's Student Awards and Financial Aid Office coordinates various programs for students with financial needs. These include government and uWaterloo financial aid programs - some of which are non-repayable. Check out the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office website for details.

James D. Leslie Prize
Of particular interest to students studying by online education, is the James D. Leslie Prize which is awarded to a student who has achieved a first-class standing and who has earned at least half of the credits for the undergraduate degree through online/distance education courses at the University of Waterloo. Graduates from both Spring and Fall convocation ceremonies are candidates for the Prize, which is awarded at Fall convocation. Recipients receive a certificate and a financial award. The Prize is named for James D. Leslie, a professor of Physics at the University of Waterloo who conceived and initiated the Correspondence (Online/Distance Education) Program.

Canadian Senior Citizens Bursaries

All Canadian citizens, 65 years of age and over, are eligible to receive a bursary equivalent to the cost of tuition for degree credit courses. Students must have reached the age of 65 by the beginning of the term to be eligible. Seniors are responsible for all other fees associated with their course or registration.

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