Graduate Program Fees Structure - FAQs

This page addresses the course fees structure for all graduate programs, except for executive programs such as the EMBA.

How are my program fees determined?

Program fees are set for each session and term by the York University Board of Governors, in accordance with the current Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities guidelines. The intention is to provide greater cost certainty to students who decide to attend graduate studies.

Every graduate student at York University is assigned a fees cohort year based on their year of entry to their program of study. If, for example, you are 'new' to your graduate program for Summer 2020 or Fall/Winter 2020-2021, then you are assigned to the 2020 fees cohort.

Program fees at the graduate level are based on the following factors:

  1. The fees cohort year you have been assigned.
  2. The designation of your program as 'professional' or 'regular'.
  3. Your fee category of Domestic or International student.
  4. Whether you are pursuing full-time or part-time studies as available in your program.
How is the fees cohort year assigned?

In most cases, your fees cohort year is based on the year you entered your current program in graduate studies at York University. For example, students who have been admitted to a graduate program after May 1, 2020 are assigned a fees cohort year of 2020.

Can my fees cohort year change?

If you change from an undergraduate program to a graduate program, or from a master's program to a doctoral program, your fees cohort will change to reflect the fees cohort year you entered the new program.

What happens if I change my program?

If you change to a program which has higher program fees than the one in which you are currently registered, or you change from a 'regular' graduate program to a 'professional' graduate program, your fees cohort year will change (see What is the difference between professional and regular graduate fees? below).

What is my fees cohort year if I transfer from another university?

If you transfer from another university, your fees cohort year will be based on the year you are admitted to York.

What is the difference between professional and regular graduate fees?

The Tuition Fee Guidelines from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities provide for a different set of increases for graduate professional programs. The following programs are designated as professional graduate programs at York University:

  • Diplomas in Accounting (DIAc and DAAc)
  • Diploma in Financial Engineering (GDFE)
  • Executive MBA
  • Graduate Diploma in Law for Law Enforcement (GDLLE)
  • Graduate Diploma in Management (GDM)
  • LAPS Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (GDPA)
  • Master of Accounting (MAcc)
  • Master of Applied Science Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (MASc)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA, iMBA)
  • Master of Business Analytics (MBAN)
  • Master of Conference Interpreting (MCI)
  • Master of Design (MDes)
  • Master of Financial Accountability (MFAc)
  • Master of Finance (MF)
  • Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
  • Masters of International Business Law
  • Master of Laws (LLM, professional program)
  • Master of Leadership and Community Engagement (MLCE)
  • Master of Management (MMgt)
  • Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence (MMAI)
  • Master of Marketing (MMKG)
  • Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law (MPPAL)
  • Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure (MREI)
  • Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM)
What is the domestic and international fee structure for graduate programs?

Domestic and international program fees for most graduate programs are assessed by term. Students are charged the per-term rate, based on whether they are pursuing full-time or part-time studies, for the duration required to complete the program. Not all programs offer part-time study options.

The course rate for your program and Faculty can be found at the Course and Program Fees page. Program fees include supplementary charges.

York University publishes program fees in advance of charges appearing on student account statements.

How do I know if I am eligible for domestic or international fees?

The domestic or international fee status is determined by the information you provided on your application for admission regarding your status in Canada. You may be required to provide documentation to the Registrar’s Office to verify your eligibility for domestic fees. These regulations and deadline dates are provided by the Ontario government and are the same for both graduate and undergraduate students.

To see information about domestic and international fee rates, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit the Undergraduate Calendars site.
  2. Open Academic and Financial Information on the site's menu.
  3. Under the Financial Information heading, choose Academic Tuition Fee Categories.
What are supplementary fees?

Supplementary fees include essential and non-essential supplementary fees. Essential supplementary fees ensure the health and safety of the campus and provide academic support to students. Non-essential supplementary fees support student-run programs and services that directly benefit students and enhance campus life and culture.

What are associated program fees?

Some courses have additional charges for consumables such as printed material and supplies. If a course has associated course fees, they can be seen in the York Courses Website listing for the course.