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Co-op Fees & FAQs

Co-op Fee

Once admitted to the co-op program, students are responsible for paying co-op fees according to the schedule prescribed for their program. The co-op fee is set by the University and may increase each year. Co-op fees are non-refundable. Once admitted in the program, the student is responsible for paying all co-op fees. Fees will be assessed for multiple consecutive semesters including summer, fall and winter sessions. Co-op fees are due the same day as tuition for that term. Please refer to either the current Undergraduate Calendar or Graduate Calendar as appropriate for exact dates.

As is the case with tuition fees, co-op fees are set by the Board of Governors each year and are subject to change.

The Fee:

  • enables the University to offer and support and support activities inherent to the co-operative education experience
  • is amortized over eight semesters for undergrad students and five semesters for graduate students, and typically begins during the semester that you start preparing for your first co-op work term.

The fee is not:

  • a job placement fee
  • payment for direct services provided by Co-operative Education & Workplace Partnerships to individual students

Co-operative education is costly to administer.  Besides general expenditures such as overhead, equipment and staff time, co-op fees help cover specific expenses such as the following:

  • Job development and employer recognitions (costs associated with securing and maintaining work placements);
  • Organizing and scheduling job interviews;
  • The purchase and maintenance of a software program that assists with the placement process;
  • Telephone and postage costs (for communication with students and employers);
  • Travel and / or telephone costs related to completing work term assessments with employers and students on work term;
  • Preparing students for work terms;
  • Providing job search and employment readiness training;
  • Discussing job options and locations with students;
  • Providing assistance with work permit procurement.

Fees for 2020/2021 are pending Board of Governors approval:


Undergraduate Co-op (standard 8 payments)

  • Domestic $455.00 (per payment) $3,640.00 (total program fee)
  • International $565.00 (per payment) $4,520.00 (total program fee)

Undergraduate Co-op Internship 8 Month Work Term (5 payments)

  • Domestic $455.00 (per payment) $2,275.00 (total program fee)
  • International $565.00 (per payment) $2825.00 (total program fee)

Undergraduate Co-op Internship 12 Month Work Term (6 payments)

  • Domestic $455.00 (per payment) $2,730.00 (total program fee)
  • International $565.00 (per payment) $3,390.00 (total program fee)

Graduate (M.Eng Co-op) (4 payments)

  • Domestic $455.00 (per payment) $1,820.00 (total program fee)
  • International $565.00 (per payment) $2,260.00 (total program fee)

Graduate (Master of Science in Computer Science (5 payments)

  • Domestic $455.00 (per payment) $2,275.00 (total program fee)
  • International $565.00 (per payment) $2,825.00 (total program fee)

Graduate (Master of Applied Computing Internship (4 payments)

  • Domestic $455.00 (per payment) $1,820.00 (total program fee)
  • International $565.00 (per payment) $2,260.00 (total program fee)