Graduate Student Fees & Tuition
Graduate Tuition Fees
Graduate students registered for the 2020-21 academic year have the option of paying their fees in full in the fall term or pay at the start of each term. Please note the deadline for Summer 2020 term payment is August 20, 2020.
Fee Payment Deadline Professional Graduate Program Research Graduate Program
Fall Term 2020GF September 1, 2020 September 28, 2020
Winter Term 2021GW January 1, 2021 January 28, 2021
Spring/Summer Term 2021GS May 1, 2021 May 28, 2021
Students registering after payment deadlines will be required to pay their fees upon approved late registration.
Fees for Graduate Programs
Graduate tuition fees vary between research/thesis-based programs and professional programs. For full details on graduate fees for the 2020-2021 academic year, please refer to the appropriate fee schedule posted below.
- Fees for All Research and Thesis Based Programs
- Fees for Bioenvironmental Monitoring and Assessment - M.BEMA
Bioenvironmental Monitoring and Assessment - Graduate Diploma
- Fees for Financial Analytics and Big Data Analytics
- Fees for Forensic Science
- Fees for Instrumental Chemical Analysis
- Fees for Management
- Fees for Mental Health and Addiction Nursing
- Fees for Nursing in Professional Practice Leadership
- Fees for Educational Studies - Masters
Educational Studies - Graduate Diploma
Educational Studies - Part-Time students who started prior to fall 2019
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.
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 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 on this finance instructional page
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.
If you are a sponsored student, it is your responsibility to provide your sponsored letter to the Graduate Finance Officer at the beginning of each term.
Per Course Programs
Refund schedule for graduate students in programs that are billed per course. Please refer to the chart below for applicable 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
|DROPPED BETWEEN||FALL COURSE||FULL CREDIT COURSE (fall/winter)||WINTER COURSE||SPRING COURSE|
|August 1/20 thru
|September 29/20 thru January 28/21||No Refund||No Refund||100%||100%|
|January 29/21 thru May 28/21||n/a||n/a||No Refund||100%|
|After May 29/21||n/a||n/a||n/a||No Refund|
Per Term Programs
Graduate student programs billed by the 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 through the third or subsequent year; or
e) complete part-time Doctoral degree requirements partway through the fifth or subsequent year.
|Fall 2020||September 01-September 28||September 29-October 25||October 26-November 22||November 23-December 31|
|Winter 2021||January 1-January 28||January 29-February 24||February 25-March 23||March 24-April 30|
|Spring 2021||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.