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Tuition, Fees & Residence Costs

The University of Guelph-Humber uses a semester billing system. This means students pay tuition and other fees prior to the beginning of each semester.

Academic Load

Your tuition and fees will depend on how many credits you are registered for in each semester.

Full time

The normal full-time semester load for academic programs is 2.50 credits except where otherwise prescribed by the schedule of studies. All students registered in 2.00 (or more) credits 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 Rates

Domestic Tuition Rates
Programs Tuition per semester for the 2019 - 2020 academic year
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.

Compulsory non-tuition related fees (Summer 2019)

Compulsory non-tuition related fees
University fee Full time Per 0.5 credit
Athletic Fee $89.14 $17.83
Administrative Services $0.00 $0.00
Facilities/Maintenance $41.00 $8.20
Health $17.60 $3.52
I.D. card $3.65 $0.73
Alumni $3.75 $0.75
Convocation $16.24 $3.25
Library Collection $5.64 $1.13
Leadership & Transition $8.81 $1.76
Career Centre $2.25 0.45
Transcript $2.39 $0.48
Technology $106.12 $21.22
TOTAL University Fees $296.59 $59.34
Student fees
Student fees  Full time  Part time
Insurance - Dental $54.68  
Insurance - Extended Health $32.06  
Student Activity $76.45 $15.30/.50 credit
Total Student Fees $163.19  
University and student fees
University and student fees Full time Per 0.5 credit
Total university and student fees $459.78 $74.63

Compulsory Fees (fall 2019)

  Full-Time Per 0.5 credits
Information Technology $ 108.24 $21.65
Athletics and Recreation $ 75.54 $15.11
Career Services $ 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 $ 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 (fall 2019)

All full-time 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 - 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
  $ 118.71

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

Optional Fees (fall 2019)

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

Alumni $ 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

Miscellaneous fees
Fee Summer (May-September) Fall & Winter (September-May)
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

International and Visa Student Tuition*

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 University fee
Business $13,355.19 $459.78
Early Childhood Studies $12,149.93 $459.78
Family & Community Social Services $12,149.93 $459.78
Justice Studies $12,149.93 $459.78
Kinesiology $12,149.93 $459.78
Media Studies $12,149.93 $459.78
Psychology $12,149.93 $459.78

*All international/visa students are required to purchase UHIP. The 2019-2020 UHIP rates are as follows:

  • Fall start: $420
  • Winter start: $280
  • Summer start: $140

Students who are studying on student visas and whose immigration status changes, or those who may be eligible for the regular tuition fees but are charged the visa student fees, must present acceptable official documentation to Student Financial Services.

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

Part-time tuition rates (Summer 2019)

Fees are charged by credits, excluding charges for Meal Plan, Residence and Parking. Examples below are for 0.5 credits.

Part-time tuition rates
  Tuition Fee Total
Domestic students (all program) $608.39 $74.63  $683.02
International/Visa (business program) $2,671.04 $74.63      $2,745.67
International/Visa (all other programs) $2,429.99 $74.63 $2,504.62

All international/visa students are required to purchase UHIP.  The charge will be added to your fall tuition and is $TBD for part-time students in 2019/2020

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

Residence fees for 2019-2020

The following is the student residence and dining plan rate fee schedule for 2018-2019.

Residence Fees

Room Type

Room Rate

Dining Plan


Single $6,622 $2,350 regular $8,972
Single $6,622 $2,850 medium $9,472
Single $6,622 $3,400 large $10,222
Suite Style $8,361 $2,350 regular $10,711
Suite style $8,361 $2,850 medium $11,211
Suite Style $8,361 $3,400 large $11,761

Please note that June 10, 2018 was 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

Compulsory Ancillary Fees

Athletics and Recreation

Fee Details

  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

Fee Details

  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.
IGNITE 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

Fee Details

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

Health and Counselling

Fee Details

  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.
IGNITE 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

Fee Details

  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.
IGNITE 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

Fee Details

  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

Fee Details

  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

Fee Details


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

Fee Details

  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.

Fee Details

  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

Fee Details

  • 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

Fee Details

  • 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

Fee Details

  • 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

Fee Details

  • 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

Fee Details

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