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Ancillary Fee Descriptions

Student tuition consists of a combination of tuition and ancillary fees. These fees are mandatory. On this page, you will find descriptions of the various ancillary fees and how these fees support services and organizations across campus.

An option to opt out exists for TMSU and TMAPS Health and Dental fees. Please review the Health and Dental section for details.

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All Students

Compulsory fees are charged on a mandatory basis for programs and services in accordance with the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) requirements. These programs and services are delivered by the university, student unions, faculty-based societies and campus resources, such as the student newspaper and radio station. All students have access to these programs and services.

Service Continuation & Enhancement

Most services funded by compulsory ancillary fees will continue to be available for student use throughout the crisis in some form. For students who have particularly acute academic, wellbeing, workplace or other needs, this continued availability of these services can be critical to success at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), and after graduation. 

Details on service continuity for each compulsory fee are available below.

The Academic Support fee provides access to academic success and engagement programs. These include experiential and co-curricular learning opportunities, academic conflict mediation/resolution services, orientation and transition programs, and specialized academic support for historically disadvantaged and under-represented groups.

The Athletics and Recreation fee provides students with access to recreation facilities and programming, support for varsity athletics and competitive clubs, and funding for related operations and capital costs.

This fee provides membership in the Canadian Federation of Students. The CFS unites over 550,000 students across the country and lobbies local, provincial and federal governments on tuition fees, financial aid and student representation, and coordinates effective campaigns and discounted services.

Note: These fees are being charged on a compulsory basis in accordance with the university’s interim strategy related to the Ontario Superior Court proceedings related to the student choice initiative.

The Career Services fee provides students with access to programs, support, resources and  career specialists, as well as networking opportunities with potential employers, mentors, co-founders and investors to enhance student career readiness.

Please review the Career and Co-op Centre for the most up-to-date scheduling (both virtual and in-person), as well as virtual workshops and networking events for students looking to make transitions into the workforce or pursue further studies.

The Eyeopener, external link, opens in new window, the university’s student newspaper, reports on and investigates crucial campus issues. This fee covers paid student jobs, production, legal costs and more. By opting in, you support independent journalism that holds university stakeholders accountable.

The Health and Wellness fee provides students with access to medical care, mental health programs or services, and health resources, as well as support to ensure the well-being of equity-seeking groups.

The Student Buildings fee provides students with access to facilities for student activities (e.g. Student Campus Centre, Oakham House, campus media services), and funding for operations, capital costs, repairs, and undergraduate and graduate student lounges.

TMAPS, external link, opens in new window represents all continuing education, distance education, and part-time degree students, as well as any student taking a Chang School course. This fee supports TMAPS administration, advocacy efforts, member outreach, and emergency grants.

Since 1948, the Students’ Union (TMSU), external link, opens in new window has improved campus experiences through: student life, including support for over 200 student groups and course unions; advocacy, with victories including the fall reading week; and money-saving services, like COPYrite.

CJRU Radio, external link is a licensed campus radio station and emergency broadcaster. This fee supports administration, memberships and licenses, promotions, music and community events, radio camps, workshops for newcomers and refugees, outreach and volunteer training.

This fee provides financial support for a student refugee to study each year at TMU through World University Services Canada (WUSC).

  • Centre for Safer Sex and Sexual Violence Support
  • Good Food Centre
  • Oakham House

Please review the following opportunities for financial support to students:

  • Student Financial Assistance: For more information on financial aid, please review the Student Financial Assistance Guide.
  • AwardSpring: Many scholarship opportunities continue to be available through TMU. If you have not already, please create an AwardSpring, external link, opens in new window profile to explore funding opportunities available through TMU.
  • Career Boost Program: TMU's on-campus employment program, Career Boost, is expected to continue to run over the spring/summer term. This is a great opportunity for eligible students to secure full-time employment with TMU. Please visit the Career Boost website for information on eligibility, application deadlines, and job opportunities.

Program Specific

Some compulsory fees are charged on a mandatory basis for students in specific programs.

For program specific compulsory fees, please refer to your tuition and fees by program.

This fee supports the Architectural Science Student Society, external link, opens in new window operations and social, non-academic programming to improve campus experiences of undergraduate architectural science students.

This fee supports Metropolitan Undergraduate Engineering Society (MUES), external link, opens in new window operations, thesis grants, publications, training activities, and social and non-academic programming to improve campus experiences of undergraduate engineering students.

This fee supports Society of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (SASSH), external link, opens in new window operations, training activities, social and non-academic programming to improve campus experiences of Faculty of Arts undergraduate students.

This fee supports Society of The Creative School, external link, opens in new window operations, training activities, and affiliated student groups to improve campus experiences of Faculty of Communication and Design undergraduate students.

This fee supports Ted Rogers’ Student Society (TRSS), external link, opens in new window bursaries, graduation celebrations, social programming, operations and other non-academic, value-added experiences for undergraduate business students.

Representing over 2,500 full-time and part-time graduate students at TMU, the Graduate Students' Union, external link, opens in new window is dedicated to supporting graduate journeys through offering services such as health and dental coverage, funding for course unions and hosting events to build a community on campus.

This fee supports Undergraduate Science Society of Toronto Metropolitan (USSTM), external link, opens in new window and affiliated student groups’ operations, advocacy efforts and social, non-academic programming to improve campus experiences of undergraduate science students.

Health and Dental

This fee covers the cost of enrolment in the health and dental plan. Information about the benefits of the plan and how students who have alternative coverage can opt out of the plan are available below.

This fee covers the cost of enrolment in the health and dental plan managed by TMAPS, for students registered in a part-time degree program. Information about the benefits of the plan and how students who have alternative coverage can opt out of the plan are available on the TMAPS website, external link, opens in new window.

This fee covers the cost of enrolment in the health and dental plan managed by the Graduate Student Union. Information about the benefits of the plan and how students who have alternative coverage can opt out of the plan are available on the TMGSU website, external link.

This fee covers the cost of enrolment in the health and dental plan managed by the TMSU. Information about the benefits of the plan and how students who have alternative coverage can opt out of the plan are available on the TMSU website, external link, opens in new window.

All international students (including undergrad, graduate and exchange students) studying in Ontario with a valid study permit are required to be enrolled in a province-wide private insurance plan, called the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). This plan pays for medical services such as seeing a doctor, hospital stays and treatment, physical exams and emergency services. For more information about UHIP and its benefits visit International Student Support.

Current Fee Schedule

As part of the university’s annual budget process, the Board of Governors reviews the tuition fee schedule including ancillary fees.