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Co-op Fees

All co-op students pay an administrative fee in addition to regular tuition. This fee helps the university to recover a portion of the cost of maintaining and promoting the co-op programs. Administrative costs include salaries, travel expenses, telephone charges, promotional materials and other expenses.

On average, Arts co-op and Science co-op students receive lower salaries and work fewer weeks each term than Business and Economics co-op students. They complete fewer work terms than students in other undergraduate co-op programs and are expected to participate to a greater extent in the job search process. For these reasons, they are charged lower fees.

The co-op fee is not an employment fee, and is payable whether or not you obtain an approved work term position. All co-op students at Laurier pay a two-term fee before their first work term. For the Waterloo campus, fees are payable through Service Laurier Waterloo located at 202 Regina Street. For the Brantford campus, fees are payable through Service Laurier Brantford, which is located in Grand River Hall.

Each May, the university reviews the fees. When the university increases the fee, the increase first appears in your bill for the fall term. 

All co-op fees are:

  • Payable at Service Laurier by the fee due date found on your invoice.
  • Charged an interest penalty of 1.25% on your outstanding balance after the fee due date
  • Assessed on a monthly basis.
  • Outlined in the academic calendar under "Fees." 
  • Subject to Board of Governors' approval and may change without notice.
  • Reviewed annually, with modifications applied to fall term fees.

Fees by Program