Tuition Fee Schedules

University of Waterloo charges tuition one term at a time.

  • Fall Term – September to December;
  • Winter Term – January to April;
  • Spring Term – May to August.

Fee schedules are published here shortly before the start of each term. Please use the most recent fee schedule to estimate fees for future terms. Annual tuition increases are generally effective with the Spring term. For details on how tuition is charged for your program, please see the appropriate fee schedule below.

Fees are posted to individual student accounts on Quest approximately three to five weeks prior to the start of lectures each term. Students are notified by e-mail at that time.

All amounts are indicated in Canadian dollars.

Tuition FAQ

Paying your Tuition?

The quickest and cheapest way to make a domestic bank payment is with an online banking bill payment using your student number.  If that isn’t possible, we can also accept a certified cheque, money order, or bank draft from a Canadian bank.

To make an international tuition payment, use our GlobalPay for Students service.  The service is convenient, cheaper than a traditional wire transfer, and posts quickly to your student account.  You can also pay in the currency of your choice and get a competitive exchange rate.

Don’t forget to check the date tuition is due to avoid late fees and account holds.