Tuition and Student Ancillary Fees
Tuition fees are the cost associated with academic program delivery costs, financing instructional and general operating costs of the university. The UWindsor Tuition Fee Estimator shows approved fees for the current academic year. At any time, however, you can find your account balance, including what you owe, charges, deposits and anticipated aid in UWinsite Student under the Financial Account tile.
For more information on our tuition model and fee structure, please watch this video series:
Student ancillary fees are charged to support services and facilities that are distinct from academic programmings, such as support services, athletics, unions and more. For a list of all Student Ancillary fees, click the following Ancillary Fees button.
All fees charged to your account are mandatory although you may opt-out of the drug and dental plan and U-Pass if you qualify. If you have alternate coverage, you can opt out through UWSA, OPUS, or GSS. The University works with the Student Society and insurance carriers to verify coverage and if accepted
- For Full-time students the University of Windsor Student Alliance (UWSA) link: Opt Outs (studentcare.ca)
If you're a student starting in the Fall semester, you can only opt out during the Fall Change-of-Coverage Period from August 3 - September 30, 2021.
- For Part-time students the Organization of Part time University Students (OPUS) link: Drug & Dental Plan | Organization of Part-time University Students (uwindsor.ca)
The Fall 2021 opt-out period will be available from August 2 - October 6, 2021.
- For Graduate students, the Graduate Student Society (GSS) link: Supplemental Benefits Plan - UWindsor GSS
The Fall 2021 opt-out period will be available from September 7 - October 6, 2021.
Drug and dental opt out is available each term before the final financial drop dates.
All undergrad and full-time grad students will not be charged the U-Pass fee (including the $5 administrative fee) for Fall 2021 semester.
Full-time / Part-time Enrolment
Tuition fees include only registered classes, classes on waitlist or in your ‘shopping cart’ are not charged until registration is confirmed.
If you are enrolled in a minimum of 4 courses, you will be deemed full-time and charged accordingly. The cost of each additional course is two incidental fees, the student centre expansion and the student centre operating fee. You are required to pay full-time University of Windsor Student Alliance (UWSA) fees. For more information see link: https://uwsa.ca/
You are considered a part-time student if you take a maximum of three (3) courses at a time. You are required to pay part-time Organization of Part time University Students (OPUS) fees. For more information: http://www.uwindsor.ca/opus/
If you are a graduate student you are required to pay Graduate Student Society (GSS) fees. For more information: https://uwindsorgss.ca/
Once admitted to the co-op program, students are responsible for paying all 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. Fees will be assessed for multiple consecutive semesters, including summer, fall, and winter seasons. Co-op fees are due the same day as tuition for that term.
U.S. Neighbour Rate
We offer Americans a significant tuition fee discount for Undergraduate programs compared to international rates. To qualify, you must: be registered part time or full time in an undergraduate program, be a U.S. citizen, provide a valid study permit to the International Student Centre at the beginning of your first semester and offer renewed permits when granted. Incidental fees, residence and meal plan charged are not included and are charged in Canadian dollars.
Starting in Spring 2021, we are offering a Graduate Student Neighbour tuition rate. This rate will be available to all qualifying students. The rate is based on comparable in-state tuition rates in Michigan, translated into Canadian dollars. This is a significant discount from our current international student VISA tuition rates. This rate is outside of the tuition guarantee and is subject to price changes annually. For more information and to view the programs that qualify for this new Graduate Student Neighbour tuition rate, please click here.
See the Tuition Fee Estimator for current rates: https://www.uwindsor.ca/finance/fee-estimator.
A student who audits a course(s) is one who attends a course(s), but, does not receive credit for the course(s) towards their degree. Such a student will not be eligible to write examinations and may not be graded but, will be required to pay the stated fee(s) for the course(s). Contact us if you have questions about fees, payments, or financial policies.
UWindsor Tuition Guarantee
Brand new tuition guarantee for international students. This new and unique program was recently introduced and University of Windsor is one of the few institutions in Canada to provide this option to students.
Tuition will be guaranteed through the duration of your selected program. The international student base tuition rate allows you to have assurances that the base rate to begin your program remains the same rate to the end of your program. The rate may change if you change programs, but your cohort base year will remain the same.
Your tuition rate will be guaranteed for the duration of your program. We are allowing for 15 consecutive terms to complete your program. This more than covers the timeline required for most studetns to complete their degree.
If you are entering a cohort based Master's program that is typically 4 terms in length, we will allow for the 5th term to be locked in and will be charged at a per course rate.
All other master students will be provided with 9 terms to complete your program and if you move on to your PhD you will be provided an additional 9 terms, giving you 18 terms in total.
Base tuition is the only fee being covered by the guarantee. Other fees can and often do change on an annual basis.
Please see our presentation for more details here.
You can also go to ask.UWindsor for more information.