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Cost and Financing

Please visit the Finance website for information on:

  • undergraduate and graduate fee schedules for Canadian/permanent residents and for international students
  • incidental (non-tuition) fees
  • payment due dates/late fees The university will send an email to your uWaterloo email address when your fees have been posted to your student account in Quest.
  • methods of payment
  • refund policy
  • receipts for income tax purposes
Students are responsible for any textbook/course note purchases (see the Waterloo Bookstore) and other miscellaneous expenses.

The University reserves the right to change the published schedule of fees without notice. If a change is announced, the University will make every effort to notify students; however, the University will not be responsible for notification.

Need Financial Help?

You may be eligible for financial assistance. The Student Awards & Financial Aid office coordinates various programs for Waterloo students with financial needs. These include government and University of Waterloo financial aid programs - some of which are non-repayable.

Canadian Senior Citizens Bursaries

A bursary, equivalent to the tuition fee, is available for eligible Canadian senior citizens. Students are responsible for all other fees associated with the course.

Scholarships and Awards

Student Awards & Financial Aid administers numerous undergraduate scholarships and awards, which are based on academic achievement and may include other selection criteria such as extracurricular involvement, leadership, etc.