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Additional Financial Resources
Additional Financial Resources
Paying for university means becoming your own personal financial planner – one more life skill to add to your collection! The first step is to find out how much you’ll owe each term for tuition and other fees. Then you’ll need to explore all possible ways to cover your educational costs – including bursaries and government loans like OSAP. The information below will start you off in the right direction, and you can access expert guidance any time at Student Success Services.
Tuition
At St. Jerome's University and the University of Waterloo, tuition fees are paid per four-month academic term (you do not pay for the entire year at once). A school year consists of two four-month academic terms either back-to-back (regular) or alternated with four-month paid work terms (co-op).
 
The following fees are estimated averages based on 2018-2019 figures, and on a full course load of five or more courses per term. Actual amounts for fall 2019 will likely be higher and will be available in July 2019. All figures are in Canadian dollars.
 
Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
First-year tuition (two academic terms/eight months)
Faculty/Program
Tuition
Arts
$7837.98
 
International Students (Study Permit)
First-year tuition (two academic terms/eight months)
Faculty/Program
Tuition
Arts
$30,881.98
 
For domestic and international fees for other Waterloo faculties, please visit the University of Waterloo's fees page.
*Your actual tuition and residence fees will be posted in Quest – Waterloo’s online student information system – after you’ve enrolled in classes. Students will be billed one term at a time. 
Other Fees
 
Domestic Students
International Students
Books and supplies for eight months
$2,000
$2,000
Incidental fees for eight months
$900 - $1,300
$1,700 - $2,000
Co-op programs
$729.00 per four month term (when co-op begins)
$729.00 per four month term (when co-op begins)