Incidental fees are fees which students pay for specific courses in addition to tuition. Examples include field trips, learning materials, and special clothing worn during class, which they keep.

Incidental fees by discipline 2024-2025

A full or partial refund is possible if you’re no longer enrolled on the date specified. If this date falls on a weekend or a statutory holiday, the deadline is the next business day.

Direct costs

Direct costs are the actual cost of materials, services or activities provided individually to students for their exclusive use during a class or workshop. They can also be the cost of travel and/or accommodation for field trips. These costs will only be known shortly before the activity, so you will be asked to pay for them directly once they are known.

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Digital learning material

The University of Ottawa follows guidelines on digital material used in courses, such as online learning resources and digital assessment tools.
Find out more about fees for digital learning materials.