Waivers and Payments by a Third Party (External Agency)
Academic Fee Waivers for York Employees or Dependents
Eligible York University employees, and/or their dependents, may have all or part of their academic fees waived at the regular domestic fee rate for York University degree credit courses. To determine eligibility for fee waivers, check with Human Resources and Employee Relations, Pension and Benefits, East Office Building, telephone 416-736-5005.
For more information about fees, visit sfs.yorku.ca/fees.
The waiver applies to academic fees only; students are responsible for any additional charges such as late charges, student health plan, material fees etc.
Academic Fee Waivers for Senior Citizens
Academic fees at the domestic rate will be waived for all Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are 60 years of age or older by:
- May 1 for registration in the summer session; or
- September 1 for registration in the fall/winter session (this includes winter term courses as they are part of the fall/winter session).
You do not need to apply for this benefit. It is granted automatically and the credit is applied to your student account. Fee waivers are considered by the government to be a taxable benefit; the appropriate tax forms from York will be available on the Tax Forms page by February 28 each year.
Eligible senior citizen tuition waiver students are required to pay all other fees attached to a course or program, or required during the process of registration (including centrally collected ancillary fees, fees approved by student referenda, material fees, financial penalties etc.).
Grandparenting Provision: All students in mid-program, up to and including those enrolled in summer 2009, will be grandparented until the completion of the degree in which they are currently enrolled, as long as they have maintained continuous registration.
Fees Paid by an External Agency
If your tuition fees are being paid directly to the University by a third party (e.g. First Nations government, embassy etc.), you must submit your sponsorship letter to Student Financial Services at the time of your enrolment. You must pay the registration deposit to maintain your enrolment status; we will bill the third party for the balance of your fees. If you do not submit your registration deposit by the payment deadline, you will be de-enrolled from your courses; spaces in these courses will then be made available to other students.
Arrangements for payment of fees by an employer are to be made privately between the student and the employer.
Please note that regardless of any commitment made by a third party to pay your fees, you are still responsible for all charges to your account, and late charges or other sanctions will apply if the account is not settled promptly.