Tuition and Ancillary Fees Policy

Tuition and Ancillary Fees Policy
Approval DateMay 29, 2019
Effective DateSeptember 3, 2019

Organizational Scope

The Policy applies to all full-time and part-time students enrolled in programs* offered in The Michener Institute of Education at UHN (“Michener”).

*Students in joint programs must refer to their program handbook.


This policy identifies authority for approval of tuition and ancillary fees in programs offered in Michener and provides guidelines for tuition and ancillary payment deadlines and refunds.


Program – is a series of required courses, called a model route that leads to an Advanced Diploma or a Graduate Certificate.


The Board of Governor’s is responsible for approving Tuition and Ancillary Fees annually.

Publication of Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Tuition and Ancillary fees for the upcoming academic year will be published by June 1 annually (in accordance with provincial guidelines) in the Domestic-Tuition Fees and International Tuition Fees pages on the Michener website.

Tuition and Ancillary Fee Deadlines

Tuition fee deadlines for each semester shall be set at one month prior to the semester start and will be published in Important Dates on the Michener website.

Refer to the Withdrawal and Refund Policy for withdrawal and refund timelines.

Tuition Deposits

A non-refundable tuition deposit of $500.00 is required for new applicants accepted to programs and re-admits to programs. The deposit must be paid by the deadline provided by the Registrar’s Office.

Late Payment Fees

A non-refundable Late Payment Fee of $150.00 will be assessed for all students who do not pay their complete tuition by the published Tuition Fee Deadline.

Ancillary Fees

Compulsory Ancillary fees are assessed as follows:

Ancillary Fee Assessed in Fall Assessed in Winter Assessed in Summer Refundable Fee

(if Withdrawn During Refund Period

Alumni Y Y Y Y
Digital Media Fee Y Y Y Y
Graduation* Y N N N
Handbook Y N N N
Health / Counseling Services Y Y Y Y
Identification Card* Y N N N
Locker Y Y N N
LRC Printing* Y N N N
Mask Fitting* Y N N N
Orientation* Y N N N
Student Council – Athletics Y Y Y Y
Student Council – Operating Y Y Y Y
Student Enrolment Fee Y Y Y Y
Student Health & Dental Insurance Y Y Y Y (providing no services used)
Student Success Network Fee Y Y Y Y
Technology Fee Y Y Y Y

*First year, first semester only


Students Enrolled in Less than Full-Time

Students in full-time programs who return to studies on a part-time basis will have their fees prorated based upon the credit value of their enrolment.

Audit Students

Students who enroll as Audit Students are required to pay full tuition (prorated for less than full-time studies) and applicable ancillary fees.

Payment Methods

Students may pay Tuition and Ancillary Fees by:

  • Cash – in-person only;
  • Debit – in-person only;
  • Credit Card (a 2.5% charge will be added for this payment method) – Visa, MC, AMEX (in-person, by telephone or on Self-Service);
  • Online Banking through Bank with “The Michener Institute” as Payee and Student ID as Account Number; or
  • Certified Cheque or Money Order (personal cheques not accepted).

Associated Documentation

Withdrawal and Tuition Refund Policy and Procedure

Revision History

Date Reviewer Change(s) Made
May 29, 2019 Cathy Carson, Registrar Document created