University Registrar


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Tuition and Fees

Here you can find information on tuition and fees for the program that you are enrolled in. Be sure to also review our Fee Policies.

You may also be interested in the Student Awards website for information on Awards, Bursaries, and other Financial Assistance.

Please note that 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.

Please review your SOLUS account regularly, especially after registration changes, for amounts and due dates. In addition to term fees due at the beginning of the term, other fees such as library fines and Flex dollars for meal plans may be posted to your account throughout the year.

Generate a Fee Statement from SOLUS for a per-term summary or all of your charges and payments. 

Notice of Holiday Closure

The Office of the University Registrar remote work sites will be closed at 4:30 pm on December 23rd and will re-open at 8:30 a.m. EST on January 4th. 2021.

Transcript orders placed via the SOLUS Student Centre by 8:59 p.m. EST on December 17th will be processed in advance of the closure. Orders placed after this time will be processed by our staff upon their return and may take 4 to 5 business days.

Note:  Fall term grades will appear on official transcripts beginning January 12th.  Processing time for these orders will be 5 business days beginning January 13th.

We thank you for your understanding and look forward to serving you in the new year.

We wish you a safe, healthy and happy holiday!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic - Current Services and 2020-21 Dates and Deadline Adjustments

The Office of the University Registrar (OUR) is here to provide service to you.
We continue to offer online and remote service delivery to help reduce the global spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Our commitment to provide support to you remains our priority during this time and our core operations will continue.  As many staff within the OUR are working remotely, we would ask that your inquiries be directed as follows:
If you need a completed form (e.g. Verification of Enrolment required by an RESP provider to access funds) or letter (e.g.  degree certificate) from us, go to our Document Request page for easy instructions.
We are regularly updating our website and will be adding “how-to” videos to help you get what you need as quickly as possible.
Please continue to monitor the Queen’s University’s COVID-19 webpage ( for the most up to date information.

Fall 2020 Process Changes and Deadline Adjustments

In response to operational changes at the university due to the ongoing global pandemic, the university has implemented initiatives and process changes to help smooth out tuition and fee payments, awards disbursement and registration processes for students. These changes include:
  • Extending the undergraduate / distance Fall 2020 tuition payment date to September 30 from Sept 1, as course registration is happening in August instead of July. This also consolidates due dates for fall term payments  - On September 30, all tuition and fees will be due, including fall residence fees.
  • Extending fall course drop dates, without financial penalty, to week 8 in the fall term, recognizing the need to provide students more time and flexibility to settle into the term and adjust to the impacts of remote course delivery on their academics.
  • Maintaining all entrance bursaries and in-program awards that take into account living expenses, even if they were awarded with an assumption that students would not be living at home.  See:
  • Distributing all financial awards per term, instead of annually. This aligns with tuition deadlines and OSAP allocations, and will help maximize clarity regarding student accounts on a per-term basis.
  • Currently withholding monthly interest fees on unpaid balances.
  • Currently waiving the $150 late fee on overdue accounts
  • Temporarily revising withdrawal and readmission processes to assist graduate students who could not work on degree requirements for Summer 2020 term.
  • Instituting more flexible deadlines for disbursement of all internal funding related to graduate student research.

Please note that tuition fees for Summer 2020 Term course(s) are due May 11th.

Service charges on all unpaid balances are applied on the 15th of each month.

Undergraduate Fee Schedule (includes Education, Law and Medicine)
​Note: Fee tables apply from 01 May to 30 April;

Summer 2020 Tuition - Undergraduate Programs - Domestic and International

Enrolment for Summer term for students in 'Distance' career studies begins on Monday, February 4th, 2019.

2020-2021 Undergraduate Domestic Tuition Fee Schedule

This information is applicable to Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents / Landed Immigrants, Residents, Native Persons, and Exempt International Students.

2020-2021 Undergraduate International Tuition Fee Schedule

Note: International students will be automatically enrolled in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) for each term of their enrollment at Queen's University. For more information go to or email


How Fees Are Assessed

Arts and Science, Education, Commerce and Nursing.

  • Tuition is assessed on a per course basis, regardless of full-time or part-time student status.

Engineering and Applied Science

  • Tuition is assessed on a per course basis up to 16.1 credits per term.

Law, Medicine

  • Tuition is assessed on a program basis for students taking the normal full-time course load in the fall and winter session.

Program Fees

  • These program fees are shown in the undergraduate domestic  and undergraduate international  fee tables under the 'tuition fee' column. (Part-time students in the above Faculties/Schools are assessed tuition on a per course basis, with the exception of students registered in Medicine).

Summer Term

  • Students registered in the summer term are assessed tuition on a per-course basis. Fees for the summer that normally increase May 1st each year are available on the Office of the University Registrar web site.
Students Taking Courses Offered in Another Faculty / School

The fee unit will be determined by the Faculty through which the student is registered and completing a degree program.  Students should be prepared to pay a fee that may be higher than the accredited academic unit.


Graduate and Professional Programs Fee Schedule
Full-Time Studies

Master's and Doctoral students will be assessed the term fees stated above for each term of registration in their programs.  Qualifying full-time students are assessed the same tuition fees as shown for Master's and Doctoral students.  In the exceptional case where a qualifying student is registered for fewer than three courses, fees are assessed on a part-time basis.

Graduate students are assessed tuition fees for each term, the academic year consisting of three four-month terms (Summer, Fall, Winter), except for a few students in special programs.

Part-Time Studies

Part-time students who have been part-time from first admission, pay half the full-term fee for each term until completion of degree requirements.  Part-time, course based programs are assessed course fees in place of term fees.  Students who transfer from full-time to part-time (under the School of Graduate Studies regulation Transfers from Full-time to Part-time Status) are assessed half the term fee while registered part-time.


Readmitted students are assessed tuition at the appropriate current rate per term for the number of terms away, to a maximum of 3 terms.  Thereafter, students pay the appropriate term fee until they complete the program.

Special Students

Special students who are assessed fees will be charged at the part-time Master's rate for 1-2 courses and the full-time Master's rate for 3 or more courses.  Students will also be required to pay student activity fees.

Visiting Research Students

Students who are registered as a Visiting Research Student are not charged tuition fees, but are charged University Health Insurance Plan fee (UHIP) and Student Activity Fees.

Completion / Withdrawal

A student who completes a program mid-term is eligible for a partial refund of student activity and tuition fees assessed for that term.  Students are required to return their student card to the Office of the University Registrar - Records and Services for a refund of student activity fees.  Health and dental fees are not refundable if the completion date is after the opt-out period.  Students who complete their program during the benefit year remain on the Health and Dental Plan until August 31st.

A student withdrawing from the University after registration is required to submit his/her student card to the Office of the University Registrar - Records and Services for a refund of student activity fees.  The refund is calculated based on the date the card is received.  Please note that the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) health and dental plan fees can only be refunded through the SGPS office during the opt-out period.



Fee Payment Schedule

The 2019-20 fees are payable according to the following schedule:

  • Fall - September 1st
  • Winter - January 10th
  • Summer - due by session start

For more information on fees and the payment schedule, please visit our Dates and Deadlines page.

Methods of payment include:

  • Telephone, Internet and ABM Banking
  • Funding Agencies and Sponsorship
  • Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (PPL)
  • By Mail (only outside Canada)
  • Western Union (only outside Canada)
  • Wire Transfers (only outside Canada)

More information about payment methods is available on our 'Payment Methods' page.

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Audit Fees

The audit fee is set at 50 percent of the unit fee, plus the Student Assistance Levy.  Please note that audit fees are non-refundable after the full refund date.

Student Assistance Levy

The student assistance levy is a fee charged to students to help improve existing scholarships and student assistance programs, fund the Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP), and support the learning environment.

Ancillary Fees

Ancillary Fees support activities and services provided by the university and by student governments, and their faculty/school societies, and clubs.  

Fee descriptions and links to more information are available on our Ancillary Fees information page.

Residence Fees

Click here for: Residence Fees

Administrative Fees
Administrative Fees Table
Returned Pre-Authorized Payment (for any reason) $40.00

Declined Credit Card (for any reason) * AQ and CDS courses only

Returned cheque (for any reason) $40.00
Student Photo ID Replacement Cards $20.00 per replacement
Transcript Fee $15.00 per transcript
Late Fee $150.00 full-time; $50 part-time
Service Charges

Service Charges - Past and Current (187 KB)

Click here for information regarding the University's policy on Fees.

Late Fee

Payment of tuition fees and the Student Assistance Levy (SAL) is expected by the posted due date.

If a student does not pay by the due date, they will be assessed a Late Fee.

Late Fee Schedule
Full-time (9.0 or more units)  $150.00
Part-time (less than 9.0 units)  $50.00