The Board of Trustees reserves the right to make changes, without notice, in the scale of fees. If fee changes are approved after publication deadlines, every effort will be made to notify students affected. However, lack of notification does not exempt a student from paying the appropriate fee. Normally, fee increases, if applicable, become effective May 1st each year. Acceptance of fee payment does not necessarily imply acceptance of registration.
While every effort is made to avoid errors in fee assessment, should an error occur it will be corrected and every effort is made to attempt to notify affected students. However, lack of notification does not exempt a student from paying the appropriate fee.
As of January 31 for the fall and winter academic session and August 31 for the summer term, outstanding accounts will be considered overdue and will be subject to the Senate policy governing overdue accounts;
Any student with an overdue debt with the University will not be permitted to register or to receive examination results, official transcripts, or grade reports until the outstanding account is settled in full or until an acceptable arrangement for settling the account is made by the department(s) concerned.
In no case will a diploma be released to a student with an outstanding debt with the University.
In addition, annually, by mid-March, overdue accounts from the preceding summer term and fall and winter terms will be placed in the hands of a collection agency and future registrations will required full payment of tuition by certified means at the time of registration.
A service charge, (prime + 3%), will be applied on any account balances at the end of the banking day on September 30 and on every month-end date thereafter.
Undergraduate students receiving OSAP will automatically receive a waiver of service charges up to 40% of their overall OSAP entitlement conditional on students processing their first OSAP instalment. Please note changes to an OSAP assessment will also change the amount of the service charge waiver (i.e, reducing course load,opting out of student activity fees, etc.) . OSAP information is received regularly from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and updated on SOLUS to provide the most recent OSAP information.
Out-of-province undergraduate students receiving government assistance may apply for a waiver of service charges up to the amount of their second instalment. Students should bring proof of the amount of assistance to the Student Awards Office. If proof is not available, students may apply for a retroactive waiver of service charges. See example below.
Example: If the 2nd term instalment is known to be $3,000, service charges will be applied only on any balance over $3,000. After 31 January. service charges will accrue on the total outstanding amount.
Students with a credit in the student account at mid-February will be issued a refund automatically. It is not necessary to make a refund request. Please direct questions about fee refunds to 613-533-6894.
See the Fee Refund Schedule for more details.
Once a payment has been returned from the bank for any reason, a $40.00 service charge is applied. If the return was caused by a bank error, a letter from the bank will rescind this restriction, but not the service charge. On request, the Office of the University Registrar will issue a receipt for the service charge in the event you wish to seek reimbursement from your bank. Appeals to rescind the restriction will be considered after 12 months have passed. Appeals, in writing, should be directed to the Office of the University Registrar (Records and Services), Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6.
Please see the the Tuition Assessment Table.
Total1 fees normally comprise:
1 Separate from the total fees referred to above and once classes begin, students may be required to pay, to the sponsoring department, fees for course-related materials, safety equipment and field trips (See Faculty Calendar for details)
2 All students will be assessed a student assistance levy. Revenue from the levy will help improve existing scholarship and student assistance programs, fund the summer work experience program and generally support the learning environment.
1 Applies to Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents/Landed Residents, exempt International Students and Native Persons as identified in the Ontario Operating Funds Distribution Manual section 5.1.3.
The student fee account is the account to which all tuition and residence fees are charged and all bank payments are credited. Up-to-date tuition and residence fee balances are available on-line on SOLUS. Outstanding accounts with other departments of the University, e.g., Library, are also shown on the SOLUS fee account.The responsibility for knowing the current account balance from SOLUS rests with each student.
The University does not issue invoices or fee statements.