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Fees & Funding

Academic fees are charged on either a per-course or per-program basis, depending on the Faculty or program in which you enrol, and include tuition costs as well as supplementary fees. Course and program fees are subject to approval by York's Board of Governors in accordance with the tuition framework guidelines set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and are subject to change.

Foundation Program

There are no course fees for participants in the Foundation Program. You can access language support, group career coaching and two Foundations courses at no cost in the Fall Term.

After completing the Foundation program, you can take an additional fee-paying course in your professional field at your own cost. To cover the fee for the optional Specialized course you may apply for loans from our community programs or you might be eligible for Syed Mosharraf Shere award.

Funding Options

IEP Students can also apply for micro-credit loans designed for Immigrants and Refugees returning to education through the Windmill Microlending or Access Community Capital. This can help with fee or areas not covered by the program such as textbook purchases, transportation, living costs and the non-refundable application fee.

More information and details on fees and loan programs are available before applying at information sessions.

This Prize is awarded to three IEP Foundation Program students who have achieved the highest GPA in the IEP Bridge to Employment Foundation Program Credit Foundation courses, and who are also enrolled in a Professional Skills Specialized Course in the consecutive term. The award amount of $500.00 will be credited to your student financial account to be used towards fees payment of your specialized course.

Certificate Program

The Certificate program course fees are currently paid in four installments over the 16-month period, beginning only two months after the start of the program. You should budget approximately $5,000 to cover your fees if you are unable to get a bursary (see below).

Jumpstart to Success, the first program course, is offered free of charge. Currently 50% the fees for the bridging program's next three Foundations courses are subsidized with funding from the Government of Ontario. Students then pay regular tuition fees for their five specialized courses.

Additionally, weekly English language support classes and ongoing job search support events are provided at no cost. Students in the program gain access to York University‚Äôs community, libraries and receive free job search support in areas including career coaching, alumni mentoring, networking, career, employment workshops, etc.

Funding Options

After acceptance to the program certificate students can then apply to receive the Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program (OBPAP) when available and if they can demonstrate financial need.

OBPAP is a bursary from the Government of Ontario of up to $5,000 provided to students in bridge training who demonstrate financial need with assistance to pay their course fees (note the availability of this bursary and a student's qualification for it are guaranteed). If available from the Government of Ontario, IEP students will receive notification from our office, and encouraged to apply through York University's Financial Services. We will aim to provide you with an assessment regarding your bursary eligibility before the fee payments are required.

IEP Students can also apply for micro-credit loans designed for Immigrants and Refugees returning to education through the Windmill Microlending or Access Community Capital. This can help with fee or areas not covered by the program such as textbook purchases, transportation, living costs and the non-refundable application fee.

More information and details on fees and loan programs are available before applying at information sessions.

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Important Financial and Fee Refund Deadlines

Information in this section applies only to your optional specialized course, and to dropped, withdrawn or failed Foundations & specialized courses.

Should you decide to drop any courses or decide to withdraw from the program, it is highly advised to do so before having to deal with financial penalties. Review the Refund Table for more information.

If you have paid fees for a specialized course, but withdraw before refund table deadlines, you can request a refund on all or a percentage of the fees remaining in your account.  

You can also apply for a Financial Petition if you had to drop a course for a legitimate reason past the refund deadline (if your withdrawal relates to a serious documented medical illness or a death of an immediate family member).

If you have failed a course and need help with submitting a financial or academic petition, contact us at IEP@yorku.ca or get academic advising from an LA&PS advisor.