The University of Windsor puts a great deal of time and thought into the decisions that affect tuitions and other fees. This process takes several months and any proposed changes to fees are vetted through a number of committees on campus. To allow for student feedback, many of these committees also include student representation. The final step in the process is to have all tuitions and fees approved by the University's Board of Governors. This approval occurs in April with the new rates effective on May 1.
Due to the unique COVID-19 situation, the University undertook a complete review of all compulsory ancillary fees that are charged to students. This careful review was focused on both what the fee provides and what benefits the student derives from the fee. This review was completed by a committee of individuals from a broad range of areas within the institution. For the most up-to-date information and all financial considerations for student fees in our current environment, please visit www.uwindsor.ca/coronavirus/409/covid-19-financial-considerations.
The fees that appear on your account are the rates recently approved by the Board of Governors. Any fee reduction will appear as a rebate (or payment) on your account in the near future. We are in a unique and challenging time and we ask for your patience as these rebates are processed.
To protect the health and safety of our community and in accordance with the guidelines established by the federal and provincial governments and the Public Health Agencies, courses offered in Intersession Summer 2020 are online. Instructors and staff are working diligently to implement solutions that ensure that course learning outcomes are met, students long-term success is safeguarded and that student learning continues to be supported. Tuition fees support the cost of academic program delivery, which is not specific to mode of deliver (in-person or other). Your tuition and fees are vital to maintaining the academic continuity and operations of the University, and to providing the supports you and your peers require both now and when we return to normal operations.
A Student Relief Support Fund has been established to support students who are facing urgent financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. More information about applying for assistance through this fund can be found at: www.uwindsor.ca/studentawards/418/emergency-bursary-funding.
Information on government COVID-19 relief measures can be found at: www.uwindsor.ca/coronavirus/393/federal-and-ontario-provincial-covid-19-relief-measures.