Fees for residents, off-campus resident, on- and off-campus associates are due approximately 3 weeks before the beginning of term. For all students except the off-campus associates an invoice is prepared which reflects any scholarships or other credits associated with their specific account.
If fees are not able to be paid by the due date, you must contact the accounting office to explain the delay and perhaps make alternate arrangements.
Income Tax Information
Residence fees cannot be claimed as rent for income tax purposes. Under the Income Tax Act, universities are exempt from paying municipal property taxes. For income tax purposes the Grebel Apartments are “student residences”.
The Ontario Income Tax Act stipulates that all students living in designated university (tax-exempted) student residences are limited to an Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit claim based on an occupancy cost of $25 for the time they resided in the student residence. Therefore, the amount that can be claimed for income tax purposes is $25 and not the full amount of residence fees paid. On Line 6114 (Student Residences) of your income tax return, tick the box to claim $25 as your occupancy cost for the part of the year you lived in residence.
We do not issue a tax receipt for residence fees or meal plan payments.
For more information and to view the list of designated student residences, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Finance website and review the “Frequently Asked Questions” section.