Tuition fees - Canadian citizens residing outside Ontario

University fees for Canadian citizens or equivalent differ based on whether they reside in or outside Ontario. Canadian students who don’t meet Ontario residence criteria are considered as residing outside Ontario. See “Province or territory of residence for Canadians”.

Understanding the tuition fee table

The following table shows tuition fees for regular students, that is, students admitted to a program leading to a uOttawa degree, certificate or diploma and enrolled in one or more courses in their program.

If you’re not looking to receive a uOttawa degree, certificate or diploma, you can enrol in courses for units as a non-degree student (formerly special student). Learn about tuition fees for non-degree students.

Important: The official total of university fees you must pay appears on your statement of account, available about a month prior to the start of each term.

Executive Master of Business (EMBA) students: Learn more about tuition fees for EMBA students.

Research fees for part-time graduate studies

A research fee is a tuition fee paid by students admitted to a graduate program who’ve received approval to enrol part-time to research activities (master’s or doctorate). It’s a flat fee invoiced each term you have your part-time enrolment to research activities approved. Fees are determined based on your status in Canada.

You can’t enrol in courses if you enrol part-time to research activities. Therefore, you won’t be invoiced for course-related tuition fees for the term in question.

During a term in which you’re enrolled part-time to research activities, you must also pay ancillary fees based on your status in Canada.

Important: The official total of university fees you must pay appears on your statement of account, available about a month prior to the start of each term.

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Non-Ontario Resident Tuition Fee Billing Exemption

If you meet certain conditions, you may be eligible to pay Ontario resident tuition fees.
Applying to pay Ontario tuition if you've been billed as a non-Ontario resident

Annual university fee increases

The Ontario government regulates Canadian students’ tuition fees for universities in the province, whether they reside in Ontario or elsewhere in the country. Its framework sets out the maximum increases allowed and the rules for applying them, which vary depending on several criteria. 

Changes for 2024-2025


  • In accordance with Ontario government directives, tuition fees for Canadians residing in provinces outside Ontario will increase by 5% for all undergraduate programs, except for a 7.5% increase for students enrolled in first year (or the equivalent) or returning for second year (or the equivalent) in one of the following undergraduate programs:
  • Bachelor of Applied Science programs in the Faculty of Engineering, with some exceptions
  • Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, programs, except for the National Law Program
  • All Telfer School of Management programs

Graduate programs

  • Tuition fees for students enrolled in master’s programs who are Canadian citizens but not residents of Ontario will increase by 5%.  
  • Tuition fees for students enrolled in doctoral programs will remain unchanged.

Example of tuition fee increases  

Here’s an example of how tuition fees could increase for Canadian students.  

Hypothetical increase:  

  • 5% for new students  
  • 2% for returning students 

In this example, starting with 33.01 units, tuition fees associated with each level of progress in your program of study are calculated from the previous year’s fees for the same progress level (A is based on A of the previous year, B on B, etc.). 

Progress Tuition per term Increase by level Tuition per term the following year 
33 or fewer units (around 11 or fewer courses) (A) $3,500 (A) + 5% (A) $3,675 
33.01 to 66 units (around 12 to 22 courses) (B) $3,400 (B) + 2% (B) $3,468 
66.01 to 99 units (around 23 to 33 courses)  (C) $3,300 (C) + 2%  (C) $3,366 
99.01 to 132 units (around 34 to 44 courses) (D) $3,200 (D) + 2% (D) $3,264 
132.01 to 165 units (around 45 to 55 courses) (E) $3,100 (E) + 2% (E) $3,162 
165.01 or more units (around 56 or more courses) (F) $3,000 (F) + 2% (F) $3,060