Notice Regarding Rotman Commerce Tuition Fees (Fall/Winter 2018)

Last updated June 28, 2018

As a Rotman Commerce student, your fee status for the Fall-Winter academic session is determined by your course load on the last date to add F/Y courses, which is September 19th, 2018. Fee status is determined based on the following course load ranges:

  • Rotman Commerce program fee, full-time status: 3.0 to 6.0 FCEs
  • Rotman Commerce per-course fee, part-time status: 0.5 to 2.5 FCEs

Courses dropped after September 19th will still count towards your course load for the purpose of determining fee status, and will affect fee calculations in the ways outlined below. If you are a part-time student who is considering dropping or adding courses, or if you are a full-time student considering switching to part-time status, you should contact your academic advisor before making any course enrolment changes on ACORN. These changes could lead to significant fee consequences if the changes are made after September 19th.

Full-Time Students

If a full-time student drops courses down to 2.5 credits or fewer (i.e. part-time status) on or before September 19th, their fee status will automatically be changed and they will be considered part-time status and their tuition will be calculated on a per-course fee schedule, with their fee regulations outlined below under part-time students.

If a full-time student drops down to 2.5 credits or fewer after September 19th, they must contact the Rotman Commerce programs office to manually reassess their tuition in order to receive a partial refund. If it is within the appropriate refund dates, the refund will be 50% of the Rotman Commerce program fee  less 50% the cost of the courses the student has remained enrolled in. Thus, the refund for dropping from a full-time course load to a part-time course load is reduced significantly if it occurs after the September 19th  deadline.

Part-Time Students

If a student is enrolled part time as of September 19th (i.e. with 2.5 or fewer credits and a per-course fee status), any fall semester courses dropped after that date will continue to count toward their course load. Thus, students should be aware that they may be assessed a full-time program fee if they drop a course and then later add a course. For example, if a student has a course load of 2.5 credits on the September 19th deadline and later drops a 0.5 credit fall course, they are still considered to have 2.5 credits for the purpose of fee status. If the same student then adds an additional 0.5 winter course, the course load will be reassessed as 3.0 credits and full-time status. Such a student will have until January 20th to drop 0.5 winter credits to avoid being reassessed at full-time status and charged program fees.

Students can review fees policies in more detail here as well as the refund schedules here

We strongly advise you to meet with your academic advisor if you are considering dropping or adding courses to ensure that you understand how the changes will impact your fees status.