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Fees, scholarships and financial aid

First-year tuition

Below is an overview of tuition fees based on fall 2017 for a full course load (5 courses per term). For residence fees, please visit the residence and housing section of our website.

Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident fees (2 terms/8 months of school)

Faculty or program Tuition and incidental fees Books, supplies
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Environment, Faculty of Science $7,700 $2,000
Faculty of Engineering, Software Engineering $17,446 $2,000
Faculty of Mathematics* $7,549 $2,000
Accounting and Financial Management, Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy, Mathematics/Chartered Professional Accountancy** $7,860 $2,000
Architecture $10,858 $4,000
Business Administration (Laurier) and Computer Science (Waterloo) Double Degree $16,176 $2,000
Business Administration (Laurier) and Mathematics (Waterloo) Double Degree $11,598 $2,000
Computer Science* $14,557 $2,000
Computing and Financial Management** $9,288 $2,000
Global Business and Digital Arts $13,155 $2,000
Mathematics/Financial Analysis and Risk Management* $11,061 $2,000
*Co-op students in these programs pay a co-op fee of $709 per term starting in first year.
**For accounting and finance programs, tuition is significantly higher in your upper years.

International student first-year fees (2 terms/8 months of school)

Faculty or program Tuition and incidental fees Books, supplies
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Environment $28,241 $2,000
Faculty of Engineering, Software Engineering $42,272 $2,000
Faculty of Mathematics* $30,511 $2,000
Faculty of Science $29,549 $2,000
Accounting and Financial Management** $28,999 $2,000
Architecture $43,356 $4,000
Business Administration (Laurier) and and Computer Science (Waterloo) Double Degree, Business Administration (Laurier) and Mathematics (Waterloo) Double Degree $32,538 $2,000
Computing and Financial Management** $32,658 $2,000
Global Business and Digital Arts $30,843 $2,000
*Co-op students in these programs pay a co-op fee of $709 per term starting in first year.
**For accounting and finance programs, tuition is significantly higher in your upper years.

Notes

  • Fees are based on Fall 2017 for a full course load (5 courses per term). Amounts for 2018 will likely be higher and will be available in July 2018. All figures are in Canadian dollars.
  • Faculty of Arts is highlighted because Social Development Studies, Honours Arts and Honours Arts and Business (our direct entry programs) fall under the Faculty of Arts.  
  • You'll pay your fees one term at a time.
  • For co-op programs, an added fee of $709 covers some of the cost of recruiting employers, facilitating job interviews, advising students, and more. Engineering and Mathematics students pay this fee starting in first year. All other students start paying this fee in second year.

Paying for your education

Entrance scholarsh​ip chart

If you are applying to post-secondary education for the first time when you apply to Renison, you will be automatically considered for an entrance scholarship. Some conditions apply (see below).

We'll use your admission average to determine which scholarship you receive.

Name

Value of
scholarship

Admission average

President’s scholarships: 90% and above

Renison President’s scholarship $2,000 90.0% or greater.

Renison President’s scholarship for Excellence

$4,000

The top two students achieving 90.0% or greater will receive an additional $2000.

Entrance scholarships: 80.0 – 89.9%

Entrance scholarship

$1,500

87.0-89.9%

$1,000

$500

82.0-86.9%

80.0-81.9%

Conditions

  • Students must be entering full-time studies at Renison University College.
  • Students must accept their offer to a Renison program by June 1, 2018.
  • Students must take a minimum of 4 Renison courses per year.

Continuing scholarships

A Continuing Scholarship valued up to $1000 can be extended into upper years if students who entered Renison with a minimum admission average of 83.0% meet the following conditions:

  • Students in Social Development Studies must take a minimum of 4 Renison courses per year.
  • Students in Honours Arts (e.g. Honours English) must take a minimum of 2 Renison courses per year.
  • Students must remain continuously enrolled in full-time studies at Renison University College.
  • They must achieve Dean's Honours List status (overall average of 83.0% each term).

Other Renison Awards: Application Required

There are scholarships and awards available to Renison students. Please view the full listing of scholarships, awards, and bursaries available to Renison academic and residence students.

Other costs

Total costs per year will vary depending on the books required for your courses, supplies, transportation, entertainment and other activities outside the classroom.

The University of Waterloo Admissions site has additional information about financing your education.