Tuition Fees

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English for Academic Success (EFAS)

Fees for EFAS

Registration Fees Tuition Fees
A one-time $200 non-refundable application fee and a $300 tuition deposit is required for each term you wish to register. Returning students and students who are Canadian Permanent Residents or Citizens are only required to pay the tuition deposit for each term they wish to register. 

Tuition fees listed are for full-time studies and include diagnostic testing and course instruction. These are subject to change, and are due two weeks before the start of classes. A $100 penalty applies for late fees. A $50 administrative fee applies if arrangements need to be made for a deferral of fees.

Please contact eli@uwaterloo.ca for information on available EFAS part-time courses and tuition fees.

Additional Fees
  • University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) - required for international students living in Canada; if you are a returning student, please check your UHIP fee amount by emailing eli@uwaterloo.ca.
    • $63 per month for single person 
    • UHIP coverage must be purchased regardless of medical coverage from your home country. Dependents (spouse and/or children) must also be enrolled in UHIP upon arrival in Canada for an additional cost.                                   
  • The Student Services Fee includes:
    • University of Waterloo identification card (WatCard)
    • On-campus social events and activities organized by Renison ELI Peer Leaders
    • EFAS academic excursion (Fall, Winter and Spring terms only)
    • Grand River Transit bus/transit pass
  • Textbooks and workbooks (estimated cost of $100 per term)

Please see Payment instructions and Cancellation & Deferral Policy for more information.  

Full-time EFAS fees breakdown (per term; in Canadian Dollars)

EFAS

Spring 2024

(May 6 - Aug. 16, 2024)

Fall 2024

(Sept. 5 – Dec. 13, 2024)

Winter 2025

(January 6 - April 17, 2025)

Spring 2025

(May 5 - August 15, 2025)

Non-refundable application fee

(required to register)

$200 $200 $200 $200

Tuition deposit

(required to register)

$300 $300 $300 $300
Remaining tuition $4700 $4850 $4850 $4850
Student services fee $200 $210 $210 $210

Medical insurance (UHIP)*

$252 $252 $252 $252
Total $5652 $5812 $5812 $5812
Payment due date for remaining fees April 22, 2024 August 23, 2024 December 20, 2024 April 25, 2025
Estimated textbook cost $100 $100 $100 $100

*Required for international students (and their dependents) in Canada. If you are a returning student, please check your UHIP fee amount by emailing eli@uwaterloo.ca.

Fees accurate as of February 2024.  All fees are subject to change.

Not included: travel costs between your home and Canada, transportation between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Renison University College, and accommodation. Please email eli@uwaterloo.ca if you require assistance.

Go Abroad: Learning for Sustainability (GOALS)

Fees for GOALS

Registration Fees Program Fees
A $200 non-refundable application fee and a $300 tuition deposit is required for registration. Students who are Canadian Permanent Residents or Citizens are only required to pay the tuition deposit. 

Program fees listed include diagnostic testing and course instruction. Fees are subject to change, and are due two weeks before the start of classes. A $100 penalty applies for late fees. A $50 administrative fee applies if arrangements need to be made for a deferral of fees.

Additional Fees
  • University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) - required for international students living in Canada; if you are a returning student, please check your UHIP fee amount by emailing eli@uwaterloo.ca.
    • $63 per month for single person 
    • UHIP coverage must be purchased regardless of medical coverage from your home country. Dependents (spouse and/or children) must also be enrolled in UHIP upon arrival in Canada for an additional cost.                                   
  • The Student Services Fee includes:
    • University of Waterloo identification card (WatCard)
    • On-campus social events and activities organized by Renison ELI Peer Leaders
    • academic excursion
    • Grand River Transit bus/transit pass

Please see Payment instructions and Cancellation & Deferral Policy for more information.  

GOALS fees breakdown (per term; in Canadian Dollars)

GOALS

Spring 2024

(May 6 - Aug. 16, 2024)

Fall 2024

(Sept. 5 – Dec. 13, 2024)

Spring 2025

(May 5 - August 15, 2025)

Non-refundable application fee

(required to register)

$200 $200 $200

Tuition deposit

(required to register)

$300 $300 $300
Remaining tuition $4700 $4850 $4850
Student services fee $200 $210 $210

Medical insurance (UHIP)*

$252 $252 $252
Total $5652 $5812 $5812
Payment due date for remaining fees April 22, 2024 August 23, 2024 April 25, 2025
Estimated textbook cost $100 $100 $100

*Required for international students (and their dependents) in Canada. If you are a returning student, please check your UHIP fee amount by emailing eli@uwaterloo.ca.

Fees accurate as of February 2024. All fees are subject to change.

Not included: travel costs between your home and Canada, transportation between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Renison University College, and accommodation. Please email eli@uwaterloo.ca if you require assistance.

English for Success (EFS) - for students 18 years or older

EFS 2024 program fees

Registration Fees Tuition and Incidental Fees
A one-time $75 non-refundable application fee and a per session $300 tuition deposit is required for registration. Remaining fees are due two weeks before the start of the program. A $100 penalty applies for late fees. 

These fees include English language placement testing, course materials, course instruction and EFS student services (student card and on campus activities).

Immersion Experience Other fees
This includes double-room accommodation in on-campus student residence, evening and weekend activities and excursions, and full meal plan (3 meals per day from Monday to Friday, and 2 meals per day on Saturday and Sunday - brunch and dinner).

This includes EFS student services fees (student card and on campus activities) and University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) coverage. UHIP must be purchased regardless of medical coverage from your home country. Dependents (spouse and/or children) must also be enrolled in UHIP upon arrival in Canada for an additional cost.                                   

Please see Payment instructions and Cancellation & Deferral Policy for more information.  

Full-time EFS fees breakdown (per term; in Canadian Dollars)

Fees per 4-week session

EFS Classes Only EFS  Classes + Immersion Experience

Non-refundable application fee 

(required to register)

$75 $75

Tuition deposit

(required to register)

$300 $300

Remaining tuition

$1385 $1385

Immersion experience & student services fees

$80 $2510

Medical insurance (UHIP)*

$63 $63
Total $1903 CAD $4333 CAD

*Required for international students (and their dependents) in Canada. If you are a returning student, please check your UHIP fee amount by emailing eli@uwaterloo.ca.

Fees accurate as of September 2023.  All fees are subject to change at any time.

Not included: travel costs between your home country and Canada, transportation between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Renison University College. Please email eli@uwaterloo.ca if you require airport transfer assistance.  

General English at Renison (GEAR)

Registration Fees Tuition Fees
A one-time $75 non-refundable application fee and a $300 tuition deposit is required for each session you wish to register. The tuition deposit(s) will be deducted from your total owing tuition fees.

Tuition fees include diagnostic testing, course materials, and course instruction. These are subject to change, and are due two weeks before the start of classes. A $100 penalty applies for late fees. 

Additional Fees
  • If you are in Canada, University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) coverage must be purchased regardless of medical coverage from your home country. Dependents (spouse and/or children) must also be enrolled in UHIP upon arrival in Canada for an additional cost.
    • $63 per month for single person 
    • UHIP coverage must be purchased regardless of medical coverage from your home country. Dependents (spouse and/or children) must also be enrolled in UHIP upon arrival in Canada for an additional cost.                                   
  • The Student Services Fee includes:
    • University of Waterloo identification card
    • on campus activities and academic excursions
    • social events organized by Renison ELI Peer Leaders

Please see Payment instructions and Cancellation & Deferral Policy for more information.  

Full-time GEAR fees breakdown (per 4-week session; in Canadian Dollars)

GEAR

January and February 2024 sessions

September 2024 session

Non-refundable application fee

(required to register)

$75 $75

Tuition deposit

(required to register)

$300 $300
Remaining tuition $1385 $1435
Student services fee $75 $80
Medical insurance (UHIP)* $63  $63
Total $1898 CAD $1953 CAD

*Required for international students (and their dependents) in Canada.

Fees accurate as of November 2023.  All fees are subject to change.

Not included: travel costs between your home and Canada, transportation between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Renison University College, and accommodation. Please email eli@uwaterloo.ca if you require assistance.

Essential Soft Skills in English (ESSE)

  1. Full course fee(s) must be paid for registration.
  2. Please review the course cancellation policy here.

 

Fee per course

$275 CAD

Fees accurate as of February 2021.  All fees are subject to change at any time.