All co-op students pay an administrative fee in addition to regular tuition. Students contribute approximately 2/3 of the cost of Co-operative Education and the University’s regular operating fees absorb the remainder. The fee is not a job placement fee.
Co-op fees contribute to co-op curriculum, job recruitment, marketing, employment process, salaries, and administration. It is important to note that co-op fees are amortized over the entire program and not related to the specific services received in any one term.
Co-op Fee Schedule
Co-op students pay a co-op academic fee for 8 academic semesters and a co-op work term fee for all registered co-op work terms.
Fees will be paid each academic and co-op work term semester and will be billed to the student’s financial account. If registered for an academic course during a co-op work term both the co-op academic fee and co-op work term semester fees will be billed. If registered in an academic course during an OFF semester the co-op academic fee will be charged. In both cases the co-op academic fee will count towards the 8 required co-op academic fees.
There is no application fee for Co-operative Education. Students admitted to the co-op program after their first academic semester will receive a revised payment schedule with their offer of co-op admission.
Co-op Work Term Fees
Students must register and pay fees for each of the required co-op work terms in their programs. If a co-op work term is not registered and paid by the published deadline, CECS is authorized to instruct the Office of Registrarial Services to add the co-op work term course to the student’s account. The Office of Registrarial Services will apply a late fee as outlined in the Undergraduate Calendar. Click here to view the Undergraduate Calendar, Schedule of Fees.
Withdrawing from Co-op – Fee Reimbursements
There are many situations where a student withdraws from Co-op. The following information pertains to whether or not a student will receive a credit of their co-op fee for the semester in which they withdrew or were required to withdraw:
- A student who withdraws from Co-op after accepting a second co-op work term will be responsible for paying the balance of their remaining co-op academic fees at the time of withdrawal.
- A student who withdraws from Co-op after accepting an eight or twelve month co-op work term will be responsible for paying the balance of their remaining co-op academic fees at the time of withdrawal.
- A student who withdraws from the Co-op program prior to accepting a second co-op work term will not be credited for fees paid in previous semesters.
- If a student withdraws from Co-op prior to the 15th class day, they are eligible for a credit of Co-op fees paid for the current semester.
- A student who withdraws from Co-op after the 15th class day will not be credited co-op fees paid for that particular semester. However, they will not be billed co-op fees in future semesters.
- Students who are required to withdraw from Co-operative Education due to the reasons stated in the Policy (B.1.g.ii) may not receive a credit on the current or previous semesters.
Co-op Fee Credits
If a student does not follow the prescribed schedule in the Undergraduate Calendar, this may result in an under or over payment on the student’s account. To resolve these issues, the student is required to contact CECS. Students are responsible for paying all other University Fees as outlined in the Undergraduate Calendar, Schedule of Fees.