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Fees Breakdown

Fees are assessed per term. Invoices are sent out late July/early August for the fall term, mid-November for the winter term, and early April for the spring/intersession/summer term.

You are responsible for all fees shown under your Account Summary on LORIS. Invoices posted are static.  Changes made to your registration after an invoice has been posted will be reflected on a following invoice (invoices are posted monthly).

Note: An invoice will not be issued for accounts with credit balances (displayed within parentheses on LORIS).

The first time you read your invoice, you’ll find there is a lot of information. There are two types of charges that you will notice: tuition fees and incidental fees.

Tuition Fees

Undergraduate Tuition Fees

Undergraduate tuition fees are the cost per course you are registered in. These fees are based on four things:

  • If you’re a domestic or international student;
  • Your program;
  • The year you started at Laurier; and
  • The number of courses you are registered in.

Understanding Your Balance

To understand your balance, review Laurier's tuition fees and incidental fees. In the tuition fees schedule, follow the column of when you first started at Laurier, and you can see how much you are charged per 0.5 credit. You will notice when you go from 2.0 credits to 2.5 credits per term, the cost of the registering in a course decreases. When a student registers in more than 2.0 credits, the fifth (or sixth) course is charged at a rate of close to 50%. Incidental fees are charged per 0.5 credit registration, unless otherwise stated.

Graduate Tuition Fees

Master's and doctoral students are charged full- or part-time tuition based on their status at the time of admission. Permission to change registration status after admission is subject to the approval of the program and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Incidental Fees

Incidental fees contribute to many aspects of student life and campus amenities. Some incidental fees are compulsory and charged to all students, while others are program specific. Some incidental fees are optional, and you have the ability to opt out by a set deadline.

Other Fees

In addition to tuition and incidental fees, other fees that may appear on your account include:

Audit Fees

You may choose to audit a course, which means you are able to attend lectures. Additional classroom or laboratory privileges and responsibilities will be determined by the instructor.

When auditing a course, you may not be permitted to write the final examination and will not receive a course grade. If you choose to audit a course, it does not count for credit and does not count towards your program requirements.

The deadline to revise the status of a course from credit to audit is the final date to withdraw without academic penalty. Tuition fees for auditing a course are one-half of the regular course tuition fee. You are responsible to pay all other incidental fees charged to your student account by the fee due date.

Senior Students and Fees

If you are 60 years of age prior to the start of the term in which you are able to register, you will be eligible for a tuition fee exemption* (Luther students age 65 and older are eligible for 30% tuition fee exemption). You are responsible to pay all other incidental fees charged to your student account by the fee due date. 

*Not applicable to programs identified as non-funded