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.
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.
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’s community, libraries and receive free job search support in areas including career coaching, alumni mentoring, networking, career, employment workshops, etc.
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Information in this section applies only to your optional specialized course, and to dropped, withdrawn or failed Foundations & specialized courses.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.