Tuition fees

2018-2019 academic year

Canadian citizens, permanent residents, exempt international students, students with a differential exemption


Tuition fee calculation

Tuition fees are calculated based on how far you have progressed in your University of Ottawa program.

Fees are based on the total number of units you will have completed by the end of the term you are being billed for. The scale below was changed in 2018–2019 to reflect the range of academic paths and our flexible, growing choice of programs.

  • 33 or fewer units
  • 33.01 to 66 units
  • 66.01 to 99 units
  • 99.01 to 132 units
  • 132.01 to 165 units
  • 165.01 units or more

Example: If you have already earned 30 course units, and are enrolled in courses worth 15 units in the fall term, the number of units used to determine your fall tuition fees will be 45 (30+15), placing you in the 33.01-to-66-unit tuition fee level.


Fall 2018 and Winter 2019

New — This year, the cost of the U-Pass (Universal Transit Pass) has been included in the overall incidental fees. This is not an increase in incidental fees, but rather, a change in how this cost is presented. You can pay for your U-Pass along with your fall tuition, at a cost of $415.04. This U-Pass is valid for both the Fall and Winter terms, from September 1, 2018, to April 30, 2019. Full-time students enrolled for just the Winter term (not the Fall term) must pay $207.52 for a U-Pass, which is valid from January 1 to April 30.

Spring/Summer 2019

Students enrolled full time for the Spring-Summer term must pay $207.52 for a U-Pass, which is valid from May 1 to August 31.

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