The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is working to ensure that existing and incoming graduate students, and applicants stay informed of the University’s response to the evolving global impact of COVID-19. The University is continuing to update our COVID-19 page with recent information, answers to FAQs and other resources.
Existing Students: see UPDATE FROM THE AVP GRADUATE STUDIES. For international students with questions relating to your study permit, please connect with your international student advisor; if you have gone abroad or intend to go abroad, and you have new immigration or travel concerns, please consult with your international student advisor.
Incoming Graduate Students: Students expecting to start summer'20 should have received an email outlining your options; if not, please email us. Students expecting to start fall'20 should count on doing so, at least until told otherwise. If you have questions or concerns about meeting the conditions on your offer letters, please email us.
Applicants: We continue to process applicants and issue of offers of admission.
The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is committed to supporting our students. We will work with you to ensure minimized disruption for all current and incoming students.
All questions regarding accounts, tuition and fees should be directed to Student Financial Services.
You want to familiarize yourself with the deadlines for registration and payment as they go hand in hand. Student Financial Services is the unit to which you should direct any questions about fees or deadlines for those fees. If you do not make payment arrangements by appropriate deadline you will be deregistered.
Billing and payment are done on a semesterly basis rather than annually. Once you have registered for your courses you will see the fees reflected on your account on WebAdvisor. It takes approximately 72 hours for the payment to be reflected on your account.
With the appropriate approvals a graduate student who withdraws from the university may be eligible for a refund of part of the fees, to be effective as of the date upon which the withdrawal notice is received in the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies. Outstanding Library fines and charges are deducted from the calculated refund. You should be aware that you may be asked to return government loans or external or internal scholarships.
Try to avoid being deregistered. Financial deregistration is the removal of all course sections in a specific semester. Financial deregistration occurs when a student fails to settle their account (pay in full or have an arrangement for payment approved by Student Financial Services) by the published payment deadline date. As a graduate students you must be registered every semester unless you are on an approved Leave of Absence.
If you are deregistered you will have to make payment and add back any courses (in that order) that you require in order to be reinstated. Make sure you follow the guidelines for reinstatement that are posted by Student Financial Services.