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School of Graduate Studies

Graduate Student Fees & Tuition

Making a Payment 

Your account statement is available 24/7 online through your MyTrent portal

Students can access their Statement of Account under Finances>My Account>Statement of Account. 

Please be advised that Trent University does not send bills or invoices by mail or by email. Once a payment has been received, it will be credited to your student account. Your official Trent receipt will be available within 3 business days, from our receipt of your payment on your statement of account. 

Please note that The School of Graduate Studies does not require confirmation of payment or receipt to be sent to our office.  

For out of country payments, the University’s preferred method for the receipt of fee payment from outside of the country is GlobalPay for Students. Please be advised that effective July 1, 2019, the university will be discontinuing the wire transfer payment option. More information on out of country payments can be found here

Make a payment

Late Payments and Interest 

A $75 late payment fee will be levied if the payment is not made by any fee deadline date for any term.

Trent University reserves the right to charge interest on unpaid account balances. Daily interest charges will apply to all balances outstanding after the payment due date and will be added on the first day of each month until the outstanding balance is paid in full. Please visit the Financial Services website for more information.

Payroll Deductions for Tuition

The opportunity to participate in Payroll Deductions is a service which allows students to spread out their tuition payments over the duration of their GTA for 1 academic year commencing September 2019. This service is only open to students who hold GTA's.  By signing up for payroll deductions, a student is also avoiding interest service charges and or late charges.

There are set amounts which students can opt for and these set amounts may not cover the full tuition fees billed. It is the student's responsibility to pay any tuition fees not covered by payroll deductions by May 28, 2020 in order to avoid a spring term tuition fee late charge. 

Forms for payroll deductions must be submitted to Graduate Studies by September 10, 2019. Please contact the School of Graduate Studies for more information. 


Graduate Tuition Fees 

Graduate tuition fees vary between research/thesis based programs and professional programs. For full details on graduate fees for the 2019-2020 academic year, please refer to the appropriate fee schedule posted below. 

Fees are subject to approval by the Trent University Board of Governors and the yearly fee schedule is posted by September of each academic year. Fees for graduate studies are billed per term or per course (programs vary) and fees are based upon year of entry into a graduate program at Trent University. Please review the Graduate Academic Calendar for further information.

All student support received through awards, research or graduate assistantships is taxable according to the federal and provincial tax regulations. Tax will be deducted by Trent's payroll department from any payments made to students for assistantships.

Sponsored Students

If you are a sponsored student, it is your responsibility to provide your sponsored letter to the Graduate Finance Officer by the fees due date.

Financial Deadlines and Refund Schedule 

Fee Deadlines for Current Graduate Students

September 28, 2019 for the 2019GF (Fall) term
January 28, 2020 for the 2020GW (Winter) term
May 28, 2020 for the 2020GS (Spring) term

Refund Schedules 

Per Course Programs 

Refund schedule for graduate students in programs that are billed per course. Please refer to the chart below for applicable programs. 

Fee-per-course programs
Master of Education
Graduate Diploma in Education
Master of Bioenvironmental Monitoring and Assessment 
Graduate Diploma in Bioenvironmental Monitoring and Assessment 

Graduate Diploma in Mental Health and Addictions Nursing

August 1/19 thru
September 28/19
100% 100%  100% 100%
September 09/19 thru January 28/20 No Refund No Refund 100% 100%
January 29/20 thru May 28/20 No Refund No Refund No Refund 100%
After May 29/20 No Refund No Refund No Refund No Refund

Per Term Programs

Graduate students programs billed by term are required to be continuously enrolled and pay tuition in all three terms per year (fall, winter and spring), regardless of whether you are registered in any courses, unless you have an approved leave of absence for the term. Provided the Degree Fee has been met, pro-rated refunds of tuition may be available (in accordance with Trent University's Graduate Refund Schedule) for students who:

a) withdraw from a graduate program,
b) complete full-time Master's degree requirements partway through the second or subsequent year. 
c) complete part-time Master's degree requirements partway through the third or subsequent year;
d) complete full-time Doctoral degree requirements partway though the third or subsequent year; or
e) complete part-time Doctoral degree requirements partway through the fifth or subsequent year.


TERM 100%* 50% 25% 0%
Fall 2019 September 01-September 28 September 29-October 25 October 26-November 22 November 23-December 31
Winter 2020 January 1-January 28 January 29-February 24 February 25-March 23 March 24-April 30
Spring 2020 May 01-May 28 May 29-June 22 June 23-July 27 July 28-August 31

This schedule is based on terms (Sept., Jan. and May). The refund schedule will apply to the full or part-time fees for the term in which the student withdraws or completes degree requirements.

•  Refund amount will be reduced by any bursary, scholarship, tuition fee waiver, research fellowship, etc. that applies to the refund period.

•  Percentage refund applies to the tuition portion of fees only. Ancillary fees are non-refundable.

•  If fees have been paid in advance, the tuition and ancillaries for the terms after the date of withdrawal or completion will be refunded in full.

* Students who complete all degree requirements before the fee payment deadline for the term, will have the term’s fees, including ancillaries refunded.