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Tuition, Fees and Residence Costs

2019-2020 Changes to Tuition, Compulsory Fees and OSAP

The Government of Ontario announced changes to tuition, compulsory fees and OSAP for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please read this summary of the changes; it will be updated as more information becomes available.

Billing and payments are completed on a semester basis rather than annually. In an effort to spread out the financial burden, payments are required at the start of each semester instead of having to pay the entire amount all at once at the beginning of the school year.

Tuition and fees are calculated based on the selection of academic program, course load, cohort year, citizenship, room and meal plan selection and parking and lockers if required. These fees (tuition and fees, registration deposit, meal plan and residence fees - excluding the residence deposit) are due by the semester deadline date posted. Students' accounts may be viewed through WebAdvisor. The University does not issue printed bills or statements.

Tuition Fees and Academic Course Load

Tuition and fees are dependent on how many credits a student is registered for in each semester.


The normal full-time semester load for each academic program is 2.50 credits except where otherwise prescribed by the schedule of studies. All students registered in 2.00 credits (or more) in any given semester are considered full-time.


A student who is registered in fewer than 2.00 credits in a semester is considered part-time.

Domestic Full-Time Tuition

The following is the domestic full-time student tuition rates for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Domestic Tuition Rates
Programs Tuition Per Semester
Business $4,255.26
Early Childhood Studies $3,045.46
Family & Community Social Services $3,045.46
Justice Studies $3,045.46
Kinesiology $3,045.46
Media Studies $3,045.46
Psychology $3,045.46

See fees for your cohort year.

International and Visa Student Tuition

The following is the international and Visa student tuition rates for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The most efficient means for an international student to pay student fees is through Western Union Business Solutions bank to bank transfer. This option allows you to pay the Canadian dollar student fees in the currency of your choice and provides you with a simple and secure way of initiating a payment electronically.

Program Tuition Fees
Program Tuition Per Semester
Business $13,355.19
Early Childhood Studies $12,149.93
Family & Community Social Services $12,149.93
Justice Studies $12,149.93
Kinesiology $12,149.93
Media Studies $12,149.93
Psychology $12,149.93

University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)

The University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) is a mandatory insurance to pay the cost of the hospital and medical services that international students may need during their stay in Canada while registered at the University. The fee is compulsory, and it is charged as part of your tuition and fees which can be viewed on WebAdvisor.

Full-Time Students

Full-time paid international students are covered under the University health insurance plan from the first day of classes. The insurance fee is pro-rated based on the semester you begin your studies, i.e., September, January or May. The health care insurance is a basic package that is subject to change on an annual basis. It is important to emphasize that not all health conditions are covered.

Review Your Coverage

International students are strongly urged to review their coverage information and purchase additional insurance coverage as appropriate. If you have any questions, please contact the Humber College International Office.

This health insurance coverage is for international students only. It does not include spouses or children. If you have a spouse and/or dependents, you may wish to pay a supplemental fee and purchase insurance. Arrangements for adding family members are made directly with Morcare, our health insurance provider. The option to add family members will not be available until the start of the semester. A link will appear on the landing page for a limited time.

International Students 2019-2020 UHIP Rates

International Students 2019-2020 UHIP Rates
Starting Semester Period of Coverage Fee
Fall September to August $420.00
Winter January to August $280.00
Summer May to August $140.00

Exchange Students 2019-2020 UHIP Rates

$140.00 per semester.

Immigration Status Change

International and Visa students are eligible for domestic tuition and fee rates if any of the following situations apply:

  • Students whose immigration status changes to that of a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person while they are a student.
  • Students who are diplomatic or consular officers of another country or representatives of the United Nations or its agencies who are stationed in Canada, or their dependents.
  • Students who are visitors in Canada on an employment authorization or their dependents.
  • Students who are members of foreign military forces admitted to Canada under the Visiting Forces Act and their dependents.

The descriptions above are brief statements synopsized from the regulations of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Final interpretation rests with Registrarial Services and documentation must be acceptable to Registrarial Services. The regulations are subject to change without notice.

Students must present acceptable official documentation to Student Financial Services in GH112. To effect a change of fees in a particular semester, the documentation must be presented prior to:

  • June 30 (Summer Semester)
  • November 1 (Fall Semester)
  • February 1 (Winter Semester).

Read about the categories of students who are exempt from paying the visa student fees and the required documentation.

Part-Time Tuition

The following are the part-time student tuition rates for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Fees are charged by credits, excluding charges for meal plan, residence and parking. Students enrolled in a part-time course load are billed for each 0.5 credit they are registered in for that respective semester.

Part-time Tuition Rates
  Tuition Per 0.5 Credit
Domestic Students (All Programs) $608.39
International/Visa Students (Business Program) $2,671.04
International/Visa Students (All Other Programs) $2,429.99

See fees for part-time courses of a different credit weight.

Compulsory Fees (2019/2020)

The following are the non-tuition related fees for the Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 semesters.

Non-tuition Related Fees (Fall 2019)
University Fee Full-Time Registration Per Semester Part-Time Registration for Each 0.5 credits Per Semester
Information Technology $ 108.24 $21.65
Athletics and Recreation $ 75.54 $15.11
Career Services (Compulsary fees detail fall 2019) $ 2.25 $0.45
Career Services - IGNITE $ 3.50 $0.70
Student Buildings $ 41.00 $8.20
Student Buildings - Athletics $ 17.00 $3.40
Student Buildings - IGNITE $ 10.00 $2.00
Health and Counselling $ 17.60 $3.52
Health and Counselling - IGNITE $ 8.50 $1.70
Academic Support (compulsary fees detail fall 2019) $ 34.07 $6.81
Academic Support - IGNITE $ 2.25 $0.45
Student ID Cards $ 3.65 $0.73
Student Achievement and Records $ 16.24 $3.25
Student Achievement and Records $ 2.39 $0.48
Campus Safety $ 8.95 $1.79
TOTAL Compulsory Fees $ 351.18 $70.24

Health and Dental Plans (2019/2020)

All full-time University of Guelph-Humber students are enrolled in a flexible health and dental insurance plan. Students may choose to opt-out of the student insurance fee providing they provide proof of pre-existing coverage.

Student Insurance Fee
Student Insurance Fee Full-Time Registration Per Semester
Student Insurance - Prescriptions $ 13.22
Student Insurance - Extended Health (Paramedical) $ 20.32
Student Insurance - Dental $ 61.50
Student Insurance – Accident Benefits $ 1.47
Student Insurance GST $ 7.72
Insurance Administration $ 14.48
TOTAL Insurance Fees $ 118.71

Visit IGNITE for more information on how to opt-out of the Health and Dental Insurance Plan.

Optional Fees (2019/2020)

Optional fees are fees that support the operations of student clubs, student government, and programming related to career planning, leadership development and the University of Guelph-Humber’s alumni network. Students can decide which of these areas they would like to support at the time of registration.

Student Optional Fees
Optional Fee Per Semester
Alumni (optional fees(fall 2019)) $ 3.75
Student Leadership & Development - IGNITE $ 2.25
Advocacy & Governance - IGNITE $ 9.50
Social Programming & Engagement - IGNITE $ 22.00
Future Skills Development - IGNITE $ 8.00
Financial Support - IGNITE $ 10.45

Miscellaneous Fees (Non-Mandatory)

The following are the miscellaneous fees (non-mandatory) for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Miscellaneous Fees
Fee Summer
Fall & Winter
Distance Education Resource Fee $75.00/course $75.00/course
On-Campus Parking $293.25 $578.01
Off-Campus Parking N/A $418.00
Locker $12.50  $25.00

Residence Fees for 2020-2021

The following is the student residence and dining plan rate fee schedule for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Residence Fees

Room Type

Room Rate

Dining Plan


Single $6,975 $2,350 regular $9,325
Single $6,975 $2,850 medium $9,825
Single $6,975 $3,400 large $10,375
Single - Fall Semester Only $3,787 $1,175 $4,962
Single - Winter Semester Only $3,839 $1,175 $5,014
Suite $8,798 $2,350 regular $11,148
Suite $8,798 $2,850 medium $11,648
Suite $8,798 $3,400 large $12,198
Suite - Fall Semester Only $4,632 $1,175 $5,807
Suite - Winter Semester Only $4,694 $1,175 $5,869

Please note that June 8, 2020 is the last day to cancel your room and dining plan without penalty. If you cancel your room or dining plan after this date, you will have to pay a $500 withdrawal fee.

For more residence information and fee inquiries visit

Description of Student Fees

Compulsory Ancillary Fees

Athletics and Recreation
The Athletic Operating fee supports the operational cost of athletic programs, equipment and services, and provides athletic and recreational services to students, including intramural, extramural, varsity, fitness and casual recreation opportunities. Additionally, the fee supports the maintenance, enhancement and acquisition of athletic equipment.

Career Services
Career Services supports students in career exploration and employment preparation by providing resources such as a job and placement web portal, resume review/tutoring, interview preparation, job search strategies, career fairs and networking events.


Funds career-related events and speaker series to educate and inform students on topics related to future success, relationship building and career development.

Student Buildings
The Student Building fee supports new construction and/or improvements to the existing physical infrastructure for non-academic spaces/buildings and informal learning spaces.

Humber Athletics

Supports new construction and/or improvements to the existing physical infrastructure for Athletics and recreation facilities.


Supports new construction, ongoing maintenance and renovations of current spaces that host student activities and services.

Health and Counselling
The Health Centre fee supports student health, well-being and academic success by facilitating on-campus access to health and wellness professionals. Specifically, this fee helps off-set the cost of operating Health Services, which include health education, mental health support, addiction and cessation programming, and access to nurses, psychologists, and mental health nurses.


Provides access to healthy lifestyle essentials such as a pay-what-you-can soup bar and menstrual kits. In addition, the fee supports a wellness speaker series to educate students on how they can improve their life through resources and initiatives that address both physical and mental health.

Academic Support
The Academic Support fee provides programs that support both a successful academic start and continued academic success. Programs supported by this fee include online and in-person orientation, year-long transition support, Math and Writing Centres, online and in-person research support, and peer tutoring opportunities.


Supports an on-campus resolution clinic that guides students on ways to address and dissolve academic conflict.  In addition, the clinic educates and helps students resolve personal conflict that may be impacting their academic experience.

This fee also funds the publication of the student handbook that outlines academic resources, non-academic resources, and codes of conduct for students on campus.

Information Technology
The Student Information Technology fee supports the development of enhancements to technology services outside of the classroom for students. These services include the creation and operation of open access computer labs, wireless network across all campuses, enhanced internet performance, access to Microsoft software, mobile application support for WebAdvisor and GryphMail.

Student ID Cards
The Student ID Card fee is used to generate and maintain student ID cards required by students to access services on campus. In addition, these cards may be used to verify identification for exams or other testing. 

Student Achievement and Records
The Student Achievement and Records fee supports the costs for the planning and implementation of convocation ceremonies. Costs covered by this fee include regalia, venue, equipment and furniture rentals, food, staffing and security.

This fee gives students unlimited access to their official transcript.

Campus Safety
The Campus Safety fee gives students access to programming that promotes the safety, security and well-being of all students. Services and program delivery include the campus walk program, Humber’s Guardian safety application, sexual violence prevention and awareness programming, consent awareness, conflict resolution, and emergency communications management to ensure the safety and security of students, employees and visitors.

Optional Fees

Alumni and Advancement keeps the University of Guelph-Humber community strong and connected.  University of Guelph-Humber alumni can access perks, benefits and discounts in a wide range of service areas including insurance and travel.

The Alumni fee supports communication and networking opportunities for alumni. The Alumni office secures benefits and services for alumni including discounted travel, theatre, sports and attraction tickets. This fee also supports Guelph Humber graduates helping Guelph Humber graduates through industry and graduate networking opportunities.


IGNITE is the on-campus student union that represents and advocates for your rights as a Humber and University of Guelph-Humber student. From hosting exciting events such as Frosh to offering leadership opportunities that set you up for success upon graduation, we work to give you the best student experience possible.

Here are the amazing personal and professional opportunities IGNITE offers to make your student life successful, enjoyable and one that you won’t forget. Learn more about your IGNITE experience.

Student Leadership & Development

Your Student Leadership Opportunities


Break out of your comfort zone and develop leadership skills by joining or creating an on-campus club that meets your interests. Advance your skills and meet new people. Whether you’re into improving your academic experience, board games, dancing or exploring new cultures (or celebrating your own)!

Advocacy & Governance

Your Student Union Advocating for Your Rights


Fighting to make your student life more affordable, comfortable and inclusive. Includes electing and training your student leaders and being your voice when it comes to Humber, University of Guelph-Humber and government decisions that impact your life.

Social Programming & Engagement

Events and Social Opportunities to Make Your Student Life Unforgettable


Planning and executing the biggest and most exciting events of the year both on and off- campus. Make new friends and memories at Frosh, E-Sports tournaments, and even in our games room!

Future Skills Development

Your Future Success


Student placements and mentorship opportunities to set you up for success following graduation. Workshops and training to develop the skills you’ll need to ensure you’re top of mind with your dream employer.

Financial Support

Your Investment in Student Financial Support


Bursaries for students who need it the most. Financial relief for students in emergency situations.