Pay With a Tuition Waiver for Staff and Dependants of Staff

Human Resources approves tuition waiver applications for the staff member’s employment group 

  • Tuition waiver credits will cover a portion of or all of current session program and course fees.
  • Tuition waiver credits do not cover incidental, ancillary, residence, or other fees.
  • You are responsible for paying for fees not covered by a tuition waiver.

You are eligible for a tuition waiver for the current session if all of the following conditions apply:

Step 1:  Print your ACORN invoice starting in Mid-July (Fall-Winter) and Mid-April( Summer).

Step 2:  Make a payment before your division’s Fall-Winter Pay or Defer to Register deadline or Summer session Pay or Defer to Register deadline to complete your registration for the session.

The minimum required payment to register for:

  • Fall-Winter session is the Fall term incidental and ancillary fee total.
  • Summer session is 50% of Summer session incidental and ancillary fee total.

When the incidental and ancillary fee payment has been recorded in your ACORN account, the registration status will change from “Invited to Register” to “Registered”.

Plan sufficient time for your bank to transfer the funds to the University’s bank account by the Minimum Payment to Register deadline, otherwise you may have to show proof of payment in person at the Registrar’s Office or SGS Student Services Office to complete your registration and you may be charged a late registration fee.

The transfer of funds from major Canadian financial institutions normally takes three to five business days, however the transfer from Canadian credit unions and financial institutions from outside Canada can take much longer.

Step 3:  Submit ACORN invoice and tuition waiver application to Human Resources for approval.

There are different forms for staff and dependants of staff.

Step 4:  Submit a copy of your ACORN invoice and signed tuition waiver application to the Student Accounts Office before your division’s Fall-Winter session Pay or Defer to Register deadline or Summer session Pay or Defer to Register deadline.

The student or HR staff can email a copy of the signed tuition waiver form along with your ACORN invoice to info.studentaccount@utoronto.ca  or fax to 416-978-2610.

Step 5:  Within 10 business days of receiving the signed tuition waiver form, Student Accounts staff will contact you or the Human Resources representative if there are any questions, or will record the tuition waiver financial arrangement on your ACORN account.

Tuition waiver financial arrangement will NOT be recorded on ACORN, if there are unpaid prior session fees or you are not registered for the current session.

You can confirm that the financial arrangement has been recorded when the Financial Arrangement status changes to “Waiver for tuition fees” on the ACORN dashboard.

Step 6:  Student Accounts will record the tuition waiver credit(s) on your ACORN invoice after most of the course changes have taken place (late September for Fall term, late January for Winter term, late May for Summer session), and adjust periodically if course enrolment changes.

Step 7:  Pay any fees that the tuition waiver credits will not cover by April 30th (for Fall-Winter session) and August 31st (for Summer session).

Fall-Winter Payment Schedule for Students with a Tuition Waiver Financial Arrangement
April 30, 2021 Final deadline for full payment of Fall-Winter session Tuition & Non-Tuition fees not covered by tuition waiver credits, to avoid the recording of an ACORN financial hold on May 1, 2021, and ineligibility to register for future session(s).
May 17, 2021 First monthly service charge billing date for unpaid Fall-Winter Tuition & Non-Tuition fee amounts not covered by tuition waiver credits.

 

Summer Payment Schedule for Students Registered with a Tuition Waiver Financial Arrangement
August 31, 2021 Final deadline for full payment of Summer session Tuition & Non-Tuition fees not covered by tuition waiver credits to avoid the recording of an ACORN financial hold on September 1, 2021, and ineligibility to register for future session(s). * Some programs may require an earlier deadline to pay Summer session fees to register for Fall-Winter session.
September 15, 2021 Deadline to pay for Summer Session Tuition & Non-Tuition fee amounts not covered by tuition waiver credits.