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Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
General Information, Regulations and Research Guidelines
2005-06


8 Fees and Expenses

The University reserves the right to make changes without notice in the published scale of fees. (Note: The information in this section was prepared in early March 2005. At this time, the Quebec government had not notified the University with regards to tuition fee increases for the 2005/2006 year.)
Further information regarding fees can be found on the Student Accounts Website www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts.
8.1 Fee Information Booklet

The Fee Information booklet, published in June of each year by the Student Accounts Office, contains additional information as well as any fee adjustments which may have been made after the publication of this Calendar. Students are bound by the policies and procedures contained therein. In the event of any discrepancy, the Fee Information booklet supersedes the Calendar.

A copy of the booklet will be sent to all new students. The contents are also available on the Student Accounts Website at www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts.

8.2 Access to Fee Information

Students can view their Account Summary by Term on Minerva. The Fall 2005 session fees become accessible as of August 1st.

8.3 Tuition Fees (2004-2005 rates)

Tuition fees vary according to the residence and citizenship status of the student. The rates described below only refer to credit activities.

Quebec Students

Tuition fees for Quebec students who are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents are $55.61 per credit or $1,668.30 for 30 credits.

In accordance with provincial government requirements, students must provide proof that they qualify for assessment of fees at the Quebec rate; see section "Documentation for Permanent Code, Citizenship and Proof of Quebec Residency" for details.

Note:
Students who do not submit appropriate documentation by the stipulated deadline are billed at the non-Quebec Canadian or the international rate, depending on the documentation submitted.
If proof of status is submitted after a student has been billed, but before the document submission deadline, the tuition supplement will be waived. Any late payment and/or interest charges accumulated during the documentation evaluation period will not be waived.
Non-Quebec Students (Canadian or Permanent Resident)

Tuition fees at the Master's level for non-Quebec students who are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents are $146.71 per credit or $4,401.30 for 30 credits. At the Ph.D. level, tuition fees are the same as for Quebec students.

In accordance with provincial government requirements, students must provide proof that they qualify for assessment of fees at the non-Quebec Canadian rate; see see section "Documentation for Permanent Code, Citizenship and Proof of Quebec Residency" for details.

Note:

Students who do not submit appropriate documentation by the stipulated deadline will be billed at the international rate.

If proof of status is submitted after a student has been billed, but before the document submission deadline, the tuition supplement will be waived. Any late payment and/or interest charges accumulated during the documentation evaluation period will not be waived.
International Students

Tuition fees for international students at the Master's level are $325.61 per credit ($9,768.30 for 30 credits); at the Ph.D. level tuition fees are $8,808.30 per year. Certain graduate programs charge fees at a different rate.

The international fees which are listed in section  "Yearly Fees and Charges (2004-2005 rates)" are representative of fees that students could expect to be charged.

Exemption from International Tuition Fees may be claimed by students in certain categories. Such students, if eligible, are then assessed at the Quebec student rate.

A list of these categories and the required application forms can be obtained from the Admissions, Recruitment and Registrar's Office. Information is also available on the Web at www.mcgill.ca/students.

8.4 Documentation

For more information on documentation, see section "Documentation".

8.5 Compulsory Fees (2004-2005 rates)
Student Services Fees

Student Services fees are governed by the Senate Committee on the Coordination of Student Services, a parity committee composed equally of students and university staff.

Through the Dean of Students' Office these services are available on campus to help students achieve greater academic, physical and social well-being. They include athletics facilities, student health and mental health, financial aid, counselling, tutorial service, off-campus housing, services for students with disabilities, chaplaincy, the Career and Placement Service, International Student Services, and the administration of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.

Student Society Fees

Student Society fees are compulsory fees collected on behalf of student organizations. Fees must be approved by the student body through fee referenda according to the constitutional rules of the association or society.

Changes to Student Society fees are voted upon by the students during the Spring referendum period.

Note:
For International students, the student society fee includes the PGSS Dental Insurance plan of $217. International students will also be obliged to participate in the University's compulsory International Health Insurance Plan, which at the 2004-05 rate, cost $663 for single coverage. For more information, please contact International Student Services, (514) 398-6012.
Registration Charge

The University charges a per credit registration charge to all students in courses and programs.This is assessed as follows:

Graduate students whose fees are charged on a per credit basis:
$6.50 per credit to a maximum of $97.50 per term
Graduate students whose fees are charged on a flat rate basis (per term):
Full-time / additional session / non-thesis extension $97.50
Half-time $48.75
Post-Graduate Medical Education:
40-52 weeks pay $97.50; 1-39 weeks pay $48.75
Transcript Charge

The University charges a per credit transcript charge to all students. This entitles students to order transcripts free of charge and is assessed as follows:

Graduate students whose fees are charged on a per credit basis:
$.58 per credit to a maximum of $8.75 per term
Graduate students whose fees are charged on a flat rate basis (per term):
Full-time / additional session / non-thesis extension $8.75
Half-time $4.38
Post-Graduate Medical Education:
40-52 weeks pay $8.75; 1-39 weeks pay $4.38
Information Technology Charge

The purpose of the information technology charge is to enhance certain technology services provided to students as well as to
provide training and support to students in the use of new technology. The fee is assessed as follows:

Graduate students whose fees are charged on a per credit basis:
$5.83 per credit to a maximum of $87.45 per term
Graduate students whose fees are charged on a flat rate basis (per term):
Full-time / additional session / non-thesis extension $87.45
Half-time $43.73
Post-Graduate Medical Education:
40-52 weeks pay $87.45; 1-39 weeks pay $43.73
Copyright Fee

All Quebec universities pay a per credit fee to Copibec (a

consortium that protects the interests of authors and editors) for the right to photocopy material protected by copyright.

Graduate students whose fees are charged on a per credit basis:
$.35 per credit to a maximum of $5.25 per term
Graduate students whose fees are charged on a flat rate basis (per term):
Full-time / additional session / non-thesis extension $5.25
Half-time $2.63
8.6 Other Fees

International Student Health and Accident Plan - Single (compulsory) (based on 2004-05 rates)
$663
Application for Admission*
 
all graduate programs except Management programs
$60
Management programs
$100
Reconsideration of Application to Associate Dean {Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies}
$40
Admission appeals charge (to the University Admission Appeals Committee)
$100
Late Registration
 
After regular registration deadline:
 
All eligible returning students, except Special students and graduate part-time students
$50
Special students and graduate part-time students
$20
As of the second day of classes
 
All students except Special students and graduate part-time students
$100
Special students and graduate part-time students
$40
Late Course Change Fee
(each change after deadline for course change)
$25
Minimum Charge upon withdrawal
(or, for newly admitted students, the deposit, whichever is higher).
$100
Re-reading Examination Paper
(refundable in some faculties)
$35
Supplemental Examination
$35
Thesis Examination Charge (and resubmission fee, if applicable)
- Master's thesis
- Ph.D. thesis
$75
$100
Graduation Fee (compulsory)**
$60
Duplicate Student ID Card
$20
Late Payment - charged on balances >$100 as of the end of October (end of February for the Winter term)
$25
Interest on outstanding balances:
1.42% per month or 17.03% annually
 
Returned cheque
$20
Faculty of Music Fees:
 
Audition Fee
$60
Supplemental Practical Examination in Music.
$150

* All students making application to the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office are required to pay this fee, including those already registered at McGill.

If a department or an applicant defers an admission within the following year, the application fee need not be paid again.

** Students will be charged a graduation fee in their graduating year according to the following schedule: February graduation - end of November; May graduation - end of February; and October graduation - end of March. Students added to the graduation lists late will be charged accordingly.

8.7 Billings and Due Dates
Confirmation of Acceptance Deposit

In certain graduate departments, new students are required to make a deposit on tuition shortly after receiving notice of their acceptance to the University. Students will be required to confirm their acceptance of the offer of admission on www.mcgill.ca/ minerva/applicants and pay the required deposit by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) at that time.

Invoicing of Fees

Students may request that their fee invoice be sent to a Student Billing Address by updating their personal information on Minerva. Otherwise invoices will be sent to the current mailing address. Interest will not be cancelled due to non-receipt of fee invoices.

* Students should access the Student Accounts website at www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts for information on payment due dates.

For most returning students who register during the regular registration period, an invoice will be mailed in early August, due on August 29.
New students who register during the month of August will receive their invoice in early September, due on September 28.
All students returning to the University for the Winter term must pay their fees by January 5, 2006.
New students starting in the Winter term will receive their invoice in early January, due on January 31.
Late Payment Fees:

Students who still have an outstanding balance greater than $100 on their account as of October 28 (February 28 for the Winter term) will be charged a late payment fee of $25 over and above interest.

8.8 Fees and Withdrawal from the University

All students who have accessed Minerva to register must officially withdraw in accordance with section  "Change of Course" if they decide not to attend the term(s) for which they have registered. Otherwise they will be liable for all applicable tuition and other fees.

Students who have accessed Minerva and who drop their last course from September 1st through to the withdrawal period with full refund, must submit a signed withdrawal from to be withdrawn from the University. They will be automatically charged a minimum charge of $100 (or their deposit fee if newly admitted, whichever is higher) to cover administrative costs of registration.
Students who discontinue their classes without taking steps to drop their courses and submit a withdrawal form will be liable for all applicable tuition and other fees.
8.8.1 Fee Refund Deadlines

The deadline dates for course refunds are independent of the deadline dates given for withdrawal from courses. See section  "Summer Registration" for information about fee refund after withdrawal from a Summer Term of Residence for newly admitted graduate students only.

Fall Term - up to and including September 18:

Returning students - 100%* refund (Less minimum charge of $100 in the case of complete withdrawal.)

New students - 100%* refund (Less registration deposit, whichever is higher)

Fall Term - after September 18:
No refund.
Winter Term - up to and including January 22:

Returning students - 100%* refund (Less minimum charge of $100 in the case of complete withdrawal.)

Winter Term - after January 22:
No refund.
* Including tuition fees, society and other fees, student services, registration and transcripts charges, and information technology charge.
8.9 Other Policies Related to Fees
8.9.1 Impact of Non-Payment

The University shall have no obligation to issue any transcript of record, award any diploma or re-register a student in case of non-payment of tuition fees, library fees, student housing fees or loans on their due date. Access to Minerva for registration functions will be denied until these debts are paid in full or arrangements made to settle the debt.

Students who register for a given term who have amounts owing from previous terms must make payment arrangements with the Student Accounts Office or request a fee deferral or financial aid through the Student Aid Office by the end of the course add/drop period. Failure to do so will lead to the current term's registration being cancelled.

8.9.2 Acceptance of Fees vs. Academic Standing

Acceptance of fees by the University in no way guarantees that students will receive academic permission to pursue their studies. If it is subsequently determined that the academic standing does not permit the student to continue, all fees paid in advance will be refunded on application to the Student Accounts Office.

8.9.3 Fees for Students in Two Programs

Students in two programs normally are billed additional fees for their second program. Depending on the level of the two programs, e.g., one program at the undergraduate vs. one program at the graduate level, students may incur both society and faculty fees and/or additional tuition fees. Consult the student accounts website for further details.

Students in two programs may consult the Admissions, Recruitment and Registrar's Office for information on tuition fees. Adjustments to bills will be made throughout the term when fees cannot be automatically calculated.

8.10 Deferred Fee Payment
8.10.1 Students with Sponsors

Students whose fees will be paid by an outside agency such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, CIDA, a foreign government, or their University department (i.e., teaching assistants or demonstrators), must have written evidence to that effect. Students in any of the above categories should go to the Student Accounts Office with the appropriate documentation.

When a third party has agreed to pay fees on behalf of a student, payment will be recorded on the fee account thereby reducing the balance the student must pay. The University reserves the right to insist upon payment. If the third party does not pay the promised fees within 90 days of invoicing, the student will be responsible for paying the fees plus the late payment fee and accrued interest.

8.10.2 Students receiving McGill Scholarships/Awards
Fall Term:
McGill scholarships or awards are normally credited to the recipient's fee account by mid-August. These awards have the effect of reducing the student's outstanding balance.
Winter Term:
Students will be able to view upcoming Winter term scholarships or awards on Minerva once processed by the Student Aid Office. These awards are post-dated and will be released to the student's fee account in January prior to Winter fees being due.
8.10.3 Students receiving Government Aid

Students are encouraged to pay their tuition promptly upon receipt of their government assistance. Interest on outstanding tuition is charged monthly beginning in August for returning students and in September for new students. Students who have applied for government assistance for full-time studies by June 30 will be entitled to an exemption of interest and late payment charges effective upon receipt of their aid at the Student Aid Office.

Students are reminded that tuition and student housing fees have first call upon financial aid received from any source.

8.10.4 Graduate Awards/Teaching Assistantships

Graduate students who are recipients of awards where funds are paid directly to them (e.g. CIMR, NSERC, etc.) are normally required to pay their fees by the payment due dates. Students who are dependent on the income received from a Teaching Assistantship in order to pay their tuition should consult with their graduate department to see if they qualify for a deferral of their fees.

Arrangements can be made with the department to have regular deductions at source to pay tuition. To initiate these deductions, fill out the form "Student Fee Payroll Deduction Authorization" found on the website at www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts/forms.

8.11 Yearly Fees and Charges (2004-2005 rates)

In thesis programs, students are charged a flat rate based on 15 credits per term.

In non-thesis programs, students are charged a flat rate (based on 15 credits per term) if they are registered full-time, or a per credit rate if they are registered for less than 12 credits.

In the M.B.A., M.L.I.S., S.T.M. and M.Ed. programs, students are charged per credit.

Part-time, Qualifying, Special, Diploma and Certificate students will be charged tuition fees at the per credit rate and will be subject to student society fees, student services fees, registration and transcripts charges, and information
technology charges.
Note: Any changes to fees subsequent to the publication date will be updated as they are confirmed via the Student Accounts Website: www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts.

Fees and Charges (based 30 credits) *
Quebec Students
Non-Quebec Canadians
International Students
all programs except
those listed below
Master's and Ph.D.
Master's
Ph.D.
Master's
Ph.D.
Tuition
         
Full-time
1,668.30
4,401.30
1,668.30
9,768.30
8,808.30
Half-time
834.15
2,200.65
834.15
4,884.15
4,404.15
Additional Session / non-thesis extension
1,668.30
1,668.30
1,668.30
1,668.30
1,668.30
Society Fees (see Note 1 and Note 2)
         
Full-time
536.22
536.22
536.22
353.22
353.22
Half-time
129.30
129.30
129.30
129.30
129.30
Additional Session / non-thesis extension
472.30
472.30
472.30
289.30
289.30
Student Services
         
Full-time
343.00
343.00
343.00
343.00
343.00
Half-time
206.00
206.00
206.00
206.00
206.00
Additional Session / non-thesis extension
114.00
114.00
114.00
114.00
114.00
Registration & Transcripts Charges
         
Full-time
212.40
212.40
212.40
212.40
212.40
Half-time
106.20
106.20
106.20
106.20
106.20
Additional Session / non-thesis extension
212.40
212.40
212.40
212.40
212.40
Copyright Fee
         
Full-time
17.40
17.40
17.40
17.40
17.40
Half-time
8.70
8.70
8.70
8.70
8.70
Additional Session / non-thesis extension
17.40
17.40
17.40
17.40
17.40
Information Technology Charge
         
Full-time
174.90
174.90
174.90
174.90
174.90
Half-time
87.45
87.45
87.45
87.45
87.45
Additional Session / non-thesis extension
174.90
174.90
174.90
174.90
174.90
Total
         
Full-time
$2,952.22
$5,685.22
$2,952.22
$10,869.22
$9,909.22
Half-time
$1,371.80
$2,738.30
$1,371.80
$5,421.80
$4,941.80
Additional Session/non-thesis extension
$2,659.30
$2,659.30
$2,659.30
$2,476.30
$2,476.30
*Note that students registered non-resident pay fees of $200 per year.
Macdonald Campus students' Student Society fees vary from the above as follows at both the doctoral and Master's level:
Quebec/Canadian - Full-time: $634.12; Half-time: $234.12; Additional session/non-thesis extension: $579.42.
International - Full-time: $451.12; Half-time: $234.12; Additional session/non-thesis extension: $396.42.
The following programs/departments have additional annual Student Society fees: Urban Planning - $150 (Computer Fee - Engineering), Physics $20; M.B.A. programs - $100 (designated for Computer Room improvement); Law programs - $102 (designated for computer facilities and Career and Placement Office); Music: $72.00; Electrical Engineering: $10.00; Education: $8.00.
As of March 2005

CERTAIN SPECIAL PROGRAMS CHARGE DIFFERENT FEES
M.B.A. (Master's in Business Administration)
International Students (based on 30 credits per year)
 
Full-time Tuition
$20,000.00
Society Fees
453.22
Student Services
412.00
Registration and Transcripts Charges
212.40
Information Technology Charge
174.90
Copyright Fee
17.40
Total Fees
$21,269.92
International Master's Program for Practising Managers

All students - all fees: $42,500 U.S.
Master in Manufacturing Management

The tuition fees over the program (normally 4 terms) will total $25,000. Other fees are estimated to be as follows for the Fall and Winter terms:

 
Quebec/
Canadian

International
Student Society
$536.22
$353.22
Student Services
412.00
412.00
Registration and Transcripts Charges
212.40
212.40
Information Technology Charge
174.90
174.90
Copyright Fee
17.40
17.40
Total Other Fees
$1,352.92
$1,169.92


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