May 20, 2018  
School of Graduate Studies Calendar, 2014-2015 
    
School of Graduate Studies Calendar, 2014-2015 [-ARCHIVED CALENDAR-]

Financial Matters


 

5.1 Fees for Graduate Students

(The Board of Governors reserves the right to amend fees after the printing of this statement.) These regulations apply to tuition and student fees. They cover the various charges which would be incurred for reasons of late payment or late registration. The 2014-2015 fees schedule is in effect for a period of September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015 and applies to all graduate students whether registered in regular or part-time degree programs.  These fees are intended as a guide, please consult the Accounts and Cashiers website for the official graduate fees.

2014-2015 Schedule of Fees 
(Graduate - Research Program, Canadian Fees)

New Students (Term 1) Fall Winter Spring Total
  Regular Tuition Fees 2,336.00 2,336.00 2,336.00 7,008.00
  Part-time Fees 1,168.00 1,168.00 1,168.00 3,504.00

 

Returning Students  Fall Winter Spring Total
(Terms 2-4 in September 2014)        
  Regular Tuition Fees 2,336.00 2,336.00 2,336.00 7,008.00
  Part-time Fees 1,168.00 1,168.00 1,168.00 3,504.00

 

Returning Students Fall Winter Spring Total
(Terms 5-7 in September 2014)        
  Regular Tuition Fees 2,336.00 2,336.00 2,336.00 7,008.00
  Part-time Fees 1,168.00 1,168.00 1,168.00 3,504.00

 

Returning Students Fall Winter Spring Total
(Terms 8-10 in September 2014)        
  Regular Tuition Fees 2,249.00 2,249.00 2,249.00 6,747.00
  Part-time Fees 1,125.00 1,125.00 1,125.00 3,375.00

 

Returning Students Fall Winter Spring Total:
(Terms 11 or greater in September 2014)        
  Regular Tuition Fees 2,166.00 2,166.00 2,166.00 6,498.00
  Part-time Fees 1,083.00 1,083.00 1,083.00 3,249.00

 

Discounted Fees (Ph.D. only) 1,083.00 1,083.00 1,083.00 3,249.00
(Terms 13 or greater in September 2014)        
           
Readmission to Defend Thesis        
   1,083.00        

 2014-2015 Schedule of Fees
(Graduate - Research Program, International Fees)

All Levels Fall Winter Spring Total
  Regular Tuition Fees 5,587.00 5,587.00 5,587.00 16,761.00
  Part-time Fees 2,867.00 2,867.00 2,867.00 8,601.00
           
Discounted Fees (Ph.D. only) 1,083.00 1,083.00 1,083.00 3,249.00

 

Mandatory Supplemental Fees (Full time) Sept. 2014 Jan. 2015 May 2015
Administrative Services 21.78 14.52 7.26
Student Services 116.85 77.90 38.95
GSA Fee 55.31 55.31 27.65
GSA Health Insurance Plan 186.00 125.34 0.00
GSA Dental Insurance Plan 170.00 113.34 0.00
HSR (Bus Pass) 182.70 182.70 0.00
Sports Complex Building Fee 35.31 23.54 11.77
GSA Capital Building Fee 60.00 40.00 20.00
  Total 827.95 632.65 105.63

 

Mandatory Supplemental Fees (Part time) Sept. 2014 Jan. 2015 May 2015
Administrative Services 10.89 7.26 3.63
Student Services 58.41 38.94 19.47
GSA Fee 33.47 33.47 16.73
GSA Health Insurance Plan 186.00 125.34 0.00
GSA Dental Insurance Plan 170.00 113.34 0.00
HSR (Bus Pass) 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sports Complex Building Fee 35.31 23.54 11.77
GSA Capital Building Fee 40.00 26.67 13.33
  Total 534.08 368.56 64.93

 

2014-2015 Post Degree (Canadian) up to 1 Half course up to 2 Half courses up to 3 Half courses
Tuition 1,168.00 2,336.00 3,504.00
Administrative Services 3.63 7.26 10.89
Student Services 19.44 38.88 58.32
GSA Fee 11.15 22.30 33.45
Sports Complex Building Fee 11.77 23.54 35.31
GSA Capital Building Fee 13.33 26.67 39.99
  Total 1,227.32 2,454.65 3,681.96

  

2014-2015 Post Degree (International) up to 1 Half course up to 2 Half courses up to 3 Half courses
Tuition 2,867.00 5,734.00 8,601.00
Administrative Services 3.63 7.26 10.89
Student Services 19.44 38.88 58.32
GSA Fee 11.15 22.30 33.45
Sports Complex Building Fee 11.77 23.54 35.31
GSA Capital Building Fee 13.33 26.67 39.99
  Total 2,926.32 5,852.65 8,778.96

2014-2015 Special Program Fees

DEGREES:
Advanced Design and Manufacturing Institute

2,700.00 per half course

Health Research Methodology (HRM) - On-line courses

International 3,039.00 per half course plus mandatory part-time supplementary fees

Master of Business Administration (MBA) *
Canadian

Level 1 Full-time 8392.00 per term (25,176.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees (please see MBA in-course website for mandatory supplemental fees)
Part-time (per course) 2,098.00 (6,294.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees
Level 2 Full-time 8,240.00 per term (24,720.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees
Part-time (per course) 2,060.00 (6,180.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees
Co-op Placement Fee (if applicable) 1,750.00

International

All Levels Full-time 16,052.00 per term (48,156.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees
Part-time (per course) 4,013.00 (12,039.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees
Co-op Placement Fee (if applicable) 1,750.00

* MBA Mandatory Supplemental Fees

Canadian and International Full-Time All Levels:  
Athletics & Recreation Activity Fee (per term) 37.79
MBA Association Fee 152.50
Business Employment Services Fee 265.00
Educational Trading Centre Fee 15.00
GSA Health Plan Fee 196.00

 

Canadian and International Part-Time All Levels:  
Athletics and Recreation Activity Fee (per term) 18.89

Master of Communications Management

Canadian 3,647.00 per course plus PT mandatory supplemental fees
International 4,013.00 per course plus PT mandatory supplemental fees

2014-2015 Schedule of Fees
(Graduate - Course-Based or Professional Program (M.Eng and M.E.M.E), Canadian Fees)
*

New Students (Term 1) Fall Winter Spring Total
  Regular Tuition Fees 2,574.00 2,574.00 2,574.00 7,722.00
  Part-time Fees 1,287.00 1,287.00 1,287.00 3,861.00

 

Returning Students  Fall Winter Spring Total
(Terms 2-4 in September 2014)        
  Regular Tuition Fees 2,528.00 2,528.00 2,528.00 7,584.00
  Part-time Fees 1,264.00 1,264.00 1,264.00 3,792.00

 

Returning Students Fall Winter Spring Total
(Terms 5-7 in September 2013)        
  Regular Tuition Fees 2,482.00 2,482.00 2,482.00 7,446.00
  Part-time Fees 1,241.00 1,241.00 1,241.00 3,723.00

 

 

Returning Students Fall Winter Spring Total
(Terms 8-10 in September 2014)        
  Regular Tuition Fees 2,389.00 2,389.00 2,389.00 7,167.00
  Part-time Fees 1,194.00 1,194.00 1,194.00 3,582.00

 

Returning Students Fall Winter Spring Total
(Terms 11 or greater in September 2014)        
  Regular Tuition Fees 2302.00 2,302.00 2,302.00 6,906.00
  Part-time Fees 1,150.00 1,150.00 1,150.00 3,450.00
* Plus mandatory supplemental fees        

 

 

 2014-2015 Schedule of Fees
(Graduate - Course-based or Professional Programs
(M.Eng and M.E.M.E), International Fees)*

All Levels Fall Winter Spring Total
  Regular Tuition Fees 5,922.00 5,922.00 5,922.00 17,766.00
  Part-time Fees 3,039.00 3,039.00 3,039.00 9,117.00
 * Plus mandatory supplemental fees          

 

Master of Engineering Design
Canadian

Level 1 Full-time 5,806.00 per term (17,418.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees
Part-time 2,979.00 per term (8,937.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees
Level 2 Full-time 5,701.00 per term (17,103.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees
Part-time 2,925.00 per term (8,775.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees

International

All Levels Full-time 6,867.00 per term (20,601.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees
Part-time 3,523.00 per term (10,569.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees

Master of Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation / Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Canadian

Level 1 Full-time 6,674.00 per term (20,022.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees
Part-time 3,336.00 per term (10,008.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees
Level 2 Full-time 6,554.00 per term (19,662.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees
Part-time 3,276.00 per term (9,828.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees

International

All Levels Full-time 10,212.00 per term (30,636.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees
Part-time 5,104.00 per term (15,312.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees

Master of Engineering and Public Policy
Canadian

Level 1 Full-time 5,806.00 per term (17,418.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees
Part-time 2,979.00 per term (8,937.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees
Level 2 Full-time 5,701.00 per term (17,103.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees
Part-time 2,925.00 per term (8,775.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees

International

All Levels Full-time 6,867.00 per term (20,601.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees
Part-time 3,523.00 per term (10,569.00 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees

Master of Finance

All Levels Full-time 12,600 per term (37,800 annually) plus mandatory supplemental fees

Per-course fee 2,520

Master of Health Management

Canadian 2,600.00 per 1/2 course plus PT mandatory supplemental fees
International 5,200 per 1/2 course plus PT mandatory supplemental fees

Master of Science - Health Science Education
Canadian

Level 1 Full-time 7,560.00 annually plus mandatory supplemental fees
Part-time 5,040.00 annually plus mandatory supplemental fees
Level 2 Full-time 7,560.00 annually plus mandatory supplemental fees
Part-time 5,040.00 annually plus mandatory supplemental fees
Per course 1,855.00

International

Full-time 17,213.00 annually plus mandatory supplemental fees
Part-time 8,833.00 annually plus mandatory supplemental fees
Per course 2,968.00

MD/Ph.D. Program
This program covers both the MD and Ph.D. curriculum over a period of seven years. During the MD years, students will be assessed tuition fees based on tuition for the MD programs. During the Ph.D. years, students will be assessed tuition fees based on tuition for full time Ph.D. students as shown on the schedule above. Mandatory supplemental fees are based on full time rates. During the MD portion of curriculum, extra fees will be assessed for the Learning Resource fee, Medical Society fee, Health Screening fee, and Respiratory Mask Fitting fee.

Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy Fees

Canadian Fees M.Sc. (OT) M.Sc. (PT)

Tuition Fees -Level one

                  -Level two

9,496.00

9,324.00

9,496.00

9,324.00

Administrative Services 21.78 21.78
Student Services 116.85 116.85
GSA Fee 55.31 55.31
GSA Health Insurance Plan 186.00 186.00
GSA Dental Insurance Plan 170.00 170.00
HSR (Bus Pass) 182.70 182.70
Sports Complex Building Fee 35.31 35.31
GSA Capital Building Fee 60.00 60.00
Learning Resource Fee 165.04 254.44
Communicable Disease Screening Fee 27.06 27.06
Respiratory Mask Fitting Fee 22.14 22.14
 

Total - Level One

          -Level Two

10,538.19

10, 366.19

10,627.59

10,455.59

 

 

International Fees M.Sc. (OT) M.Sc. (PT)
Tuition Fees 33,451.00 33,451.00
Administrative Services 21.78 21.78
Student Services 116.85 116.85
GSA Fee 55.31 55.31
GSA Health Insurance Plan 186.00 186.00
GSA Dental Insurance Plan 170.00 170.00
HSR (Bus Pass) 182.70 182.70
Sports Complex Building Fee 35.31 35.31
GSA Capital Building Fee 60.00 60.00
Learning Resource Fee 165.04 254.44
Health Screening Fee 27.06 27.06
Respiratory Mask Fitting Fee 22.14 22.14
  Total 34,493.19 34,582.59

Rehabilitation Science - On-line

Canadian 1,493.00 per 1/2 course plus PT mandatory supplemental fees
International 2,674.00 per 1/2 course plus PT mandatory supplemental fees

UNENE

2,500.00 per 1/2 course plus PT mandatory supplemental fees

DIPLOMAS:

Advanced Neonatal Nursing Diploma

13,157.00 per year

Post-master degree students also pay PT supplemental fees

Gender Studies and Feminist Research Diploma

Canadian 1,168 per 1/2 course
International 2,705 per 1/2 course

Post-master degree students also pay PT supplemental fees

Nuclear Technology Diploma

1,349.00 per 1/2 course plus post-degree supplementary fees

Primary Health Care Nurse Practioner

         2,336.00 per term plus supplementary fees

Professional Accountancy

         1,100.00 per 1/2 course plus supplementary fees

         550.00 per quarter module

         400.00 Workshop Fee

POST DEGREE Special Program Fees
Tuition is equivalent to the Domestic or International (whichever applies) per course fee plus:

Administrative Services 3.63 7.26 10.89
Student Services 19.44 38.88 58.32
GSA Fee 11.15 22.30 33.45
Sports Complex Building Fee 11.77 23.54 35.31
GSA Capital Building Fee 13.33 26.67 39.99

Visiting students (Research Only)

Zero tuition plus post degree mandatory supplemental fees on a per term basis

Visiting students (Course-based)

Course fee or program fee as appropriate

 

Notes:

Students promoted to a Doctoral program from a Master’s program will be considered as new admissions for the purpose of time limits for completion of the degree requirements, eligibility for financial assistance, and fee assessment.

Some international students may be eligible to pay Canadian fees depending on various immigration policies, and the Ministry Funding Manual. International students in Term 7 or greater of a Master’s program or Term 13 or greater of a Ph.D. program will pay Canadian fees.

Most students will pay regular fees. Part-time fees apply only to those students originally offered admission to a part-time program. If students change status from full time to part time, they will still be required to pay regular fees.The part-time fees will allow registration in up to 3 half courses per academic year. Students registering in more than 3 half courses will be assessed full-time fees (not students in the UNENE, ADMI, Health Management, Rehabilitation Science (on-line), and Communications Management programs). In situations where a student in a part-time program completes the degree or withdraws from the university, fees for the academic session will be assessed by the number of terms or number of half courses (whichever is the greater). Term count is adjusted if student changes status from part to full time at a ratio of 2:1.

Ph.D. students who have been registered as full-time for longer than the normal period of funding eligibility (as defined in Section 5.2.1 ) will be assessed discounted fees.

A fee is charged for each course taken on the basis of Section 2.1.7  by persons who are not registered graduate students. The fee for certain courses may be higher.

Students on leave of absence do not pay tuition fees but do pay mandatory supplemental fees. Students who are on leave for a complete academic year do not pay mandatory supplemental fees. Students who have “withdrawn in good standing due to time limit” do not pay fees until readmission. See Section 5.1.4 (Readmission Tuition Charges) . Students admitted in January or May, will have a slightly different schedule of fees.

Enquiries should be referred to the School of Graduate Studies, 905 525-9140 Ext. 23679. E-mail: askgrad@mcmaster.ca

5.1.1 Payment of Fees

 In order to register a student must either:

  1. pay by cash or cheque, full tuition and all additional fees for the full year;
    or
  2. have made arrangements with Students Accounts & Cashiers

In all cases, scholarships awarded to a student will be applied towards tuition and all other mandatory supplemental fees on a student’s account. For those who selected Payroll Deduction on the Payment Agreement, and who hold a teaching assistantship the sum of financial support, less appropriate employment taxes and deductions but including scholarship, must exceed the amount of tuition and all other mandatory supplemental fees to be eligible for payroll deducation from the teaching assistantship.

5.1.2 Non-payment of Fees or Charges

Students with outstanding accounts at the end of the academic year will:

  1. not receive academic results; and
  2. not be permitted to register for the next academic year until the account is settled.

5.1.3 Discounted Fees - Ph.D. Students

Full-time Ph.D. students (Canadian and international), who have reached term 13 or greater of their Ph.D. studies, will be charged tuition at a discounted fee rate. The discounted tuition rate is normally equal to 1/2 of the Canadian tuition rate.

5.1.4 Readmission Tuition Charges

Students who do not register and pay tuition for any academic session are deemed to have withdrawn. These students and those who have been withdrawn in good standing due to time limit are required to apply for readmission. Master’s or Ph.D. students withdrawn in good standing who are being readmitted to defend their thesis pay fees at the “Readmission to Defend” rate and are not eligible for a refund.

Students who withdrew voluntarily or did not register for an academic session and wish to apply for readmission are readmitted at the registration status they were at the time of withdrawal and charged the current calendar rate of tuition and supplemental fees accordingly. Readmissions in this category are not eligible for the part-time rate unless the student was registered in a part-time program at the time of withdrawal.

5.1.5 Refund of Tuition Fees

A student, who completes the degree requirements, withdraws from the program, or takes a leave of absence prior to the end of the academic year will be entitled to a refund, based on the method of payment per section 5.1.1. The refund is based on the number of full months remaining in the academic year. (Note: a refund does not apply to students who are readmitted.) Mandatory supplemental fees are not refundable.

5.2 Financial Assistance

5.2.1 Financial Support for Full-time Students

The University normally provides four types of financial support to full-time students: employment income, graduate/department or research scholarships, internal scholarships and bursaries, and external awards tenable at the university. A student’s letter of offer or award letter from the University will include all details of financial support. Students with questions regarding financial support should contact their department or graduate program directly for assistance. 

The University provides graduate scholarship awards to most regular graduate students in Ph.D. programs and in many Master’s programs. These students must be full-time as defined in section 2.5.2. Such scholarships are awarded annually. A Ph.D. student is normally eligible for his/her first four years. Students in Master’s programs are usually supported for their first three to six terms depending on the department. Subsequent support is at the department or graduate program’s discretion, unless the offer of admission guarantees otherwise. 

Teaching Assistantships (TA) (or Research Assistantship-in-lieu under the collective agreement between Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3906, Unit 1 and McMaster University) and contract employment income are offered to many graduate students registered in full-time programs. TA duties vary according to department but will normally consist of performance in connection with undergraduate teaching, such as leading tutorials, demonstrating labs, and marking assignments. The award of a TA may vary but should not exceed 10 hours per week, plus three hours of training per term. TA funding is contingent on fulfillment of the employment obligations and maintaining satisfactory work performance, as stated in the letter of offer or employment contract. No exceptions totalling 505 hours or more in a single academic year will be approved. Employment is paid as earned over the period in which the work is performed. Note that employee number and student number are different.

5.2.2 Financial Payments to Graduate Students 

International students must provide a clear demonstration of their means of financial support in order to obtain a student visa. The Faculties may provide tuition bursary funds to visa students to assist with tuition fees. These funds will be applied towards tuition and all other mandatory supplemental fees on a student’s account.

For students receiving sufficient scholarship support, after tuition and all other mandatory supplemental fees have been paid, payments will normally be made on the fourth Thursday of each month. The direct deposit method of payment is mandatory.

The University is required by law to deduct Canada Pension Plan and Employment Insurance premiums on all employment income. Income Tax will be assessed on employment income only. Your net earnings will be deposited bi-weekly, one week in arrears, directly into a Canadian Bank account of your choice.  A statement of your earnings will be sent to your campus address each pay. The direct deposit method of payment is mandatory.

Teaching Assistantships (TA) (or Research Assistantship-in-lieu under the collective agreement between Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3906, Unit 1 and McMaster University) and contract employment income are offered to many graduate students registered in full-time programs. TA funding is contingent on fulfillment of the employment obligations and maintaining satisfactory work performance, as stated in the letter of offer or employment contract. TA duties vary according to department but will normally consist of performance in connection with undergraduate teaching, such as leading tutorials, demonstrating labs, and marking assignments. The offer of a TA may vary but should not exceed 10 hours per week, plus three hours of training per term. No exceptions for the number of hours of work totaling 505 hours or more in a single academic year will be approved.

McMaster is transitioning to a new Person ID in PeopleSoft that is 9-digits: 00XXXXXXX. For the months of September and October 2014 students will have both an Employee ID, if you are employed at the university, and a separate Student Number (7-digits).

If the student withdraws or graduates from the program part way through an academic year, the student is not entitled to any further portion of the award. Note that monies owing to McMaster, such as taxes or award repayments to an external agency, will be deducted from the student’s financial support as necessary.