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Tuition and Supplementary Fees

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Information on how In-Province and Out-of-Province status is determined can be found on the Office of Registrar.

Please note: Tuition and supplementary fees are subject to change pending Board of Governor’s approval. 

Ontario Students Out-of-Province Students Non-Canadian/International Visa Students
Tuition Year 1 $25,129.96 $29,963.78 $95,000.00
Tuition Year 2 $25,129.96 $29,091.05 $95,000.00
Tuition Year 3 $25,129.96 $27,705.77 $95,000.00
Supplementary Fees 
MSU – Health and Dental Insurance Plan $276.00
Athletics and Recreation $144.46
Comm. Disease Screening $30.15
Learning Resource Fee $270.00
Medical Society Academic Support $46.09
Medical Society Career Services $47.82
Medical Society UpToDate Clinical Resource $62.04
Medical Student Society $78.94
Respiratory Mask Fitting $38.00
Student Health Service $72.60
Student Wellness Centre $88.39

Fee Assistance for MD Applicants

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In the continuing efforts to support an increasingly diverse physician workforce, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) offer a fee assistance program for Canadian examinees in financial need who register for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT®).

The MCAT® Fee Assistant Program for Canadians application window for the 2024 year has been closed. The next application period will open in Fall 2024. We invite you to consult the AFMC Aspirants & Applicants for any updates.

To learn more about the eligibility criteria, application process, and deadlines, visit the AFMC MCAT® Fee Assistance Program.

To learn more about taking the exam with accommodations, visit MCAT® Exam with Accommodations.

The Medical School Application Fee Waiver Program supports medical school applicants facing financial barriers to applying to medical school.

The application window for the 2023 year has been closed. The next application period will open in summer 2024. We invite you to consult the AFMC Aspirants & Applicants for any updates.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please email AFMC:

Financial Aid

Federal and provincial governments offer financial aid to students in the form of loans, grants, bursaries, scholarships, fellowships, and repayment assistance programs. The Office of the Registrar and the Student Services team administer these programs on behalf of the various levels of government.

In Ontario, the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) and Canada Student Loans (CSL) offer an integrated Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). OSAP provides eligible Ontario students with financial aid to help pay for education-related costs such as tuition, books, compulsory fees, transportation, and associated living costs. OSAP is intended to supplement a student’s (and family’s) financial resources and contributions toward their education.

In addition, Student Services and the UGME Program provide bursary assistance to students. A bursary is a non-repayable grant for students who demonstrate financial need. It is necessary for students to apply for and receive government loan funding (i.e. OSAP) in order to be considered for bursary assistance.

Please note: International students are not eligible for UGME bursaries or scholarships.

For additional information on financial aid sources, visit the student resource page:

Office of Registrar Resources

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