Admission

Affording UCC

When determining the affordability of Upper Canada College for your family, there are a number of financial considerations to make beyond tuition. UCC has a generous financial assistance program — more than $5 million is awarded annually to Canadian citizens.
At Upper Canada College, we believe that the quality of our boys is the single most important factor defining our reputation, relevance and future. In a world where change is more constant and rapid than ever before, it’s vital that we attract the best and brightest students — regardless of their financial circumstances. To that end, we encourage all applicants to Year 5 and above to apply for financial assistance. The financial assistance application form for 2019 entry will open October 1.

Tuition & Fees

The information below applies to the 2019-2020 school year and application/registration fees for September 2019 entry. All amounts are quoted in Canadian dollars (CAD).

Initial Fees (New Students Only)

New Students
Day
Boarding
Application Fee
$150 until Nov. 1
$200 Nov. 2-Nov. 30
$150 until Nov. 1
$200 after Nov. 1
Registration Fee*
$8,500
$5,000

*The Registration Fee is an additional one-time, non-refundable charge for new students due on registration.

Annual Tuition and Fees (All Students)

Grade
Day
Boarding Domestic
Boarding Int'l*
SK-Year 7
$33,300
N/A
N/A
Year 8-10
$33,300
$58,860
$62,360
Year 11-12
$36,300
$61,860
$65,360

*International boarding students are those who do not hold a Canadian passport, irrespective of their country of residency. All boarders holding a Canadian passport will follow the Domestic fee schedule.
Incidental Charges and Other Financial Considerations

To give you a big-picture idea of financial considerations — including extra-curricular programs, team travel and boarding-specific costs as well as payment plan options — we’ve prepared the below guide. Please contact the Office of Admission if you have any questions.

Financial Assistance

Day families receiving financial assistance at UCC
 
Gross Family Income Financial Assistance Received 2018-2019 TOTAL FAMILIES
$0 – $7.5K $7.5K – $15K $15K – $22.5K $22.5K – $30K > $30K
$0 – $75,000 2 3 4 9 18 36
$75,001 – $110,000 3 1 4 18 7 33
$110,001 – $145,000 2 3 6 8 2 21
$145,001 – $180,000 8 6 8 6 2 30
$180,001 – $225,000 5 12 13 0 0 30
$225,001 – $300,000 10 14 2 0 0 26
> $300,000 4 13 0 0 0 17
TOTAL FAMILIES 34 52 37 41 29 193

Financial Assistance FAQ

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Who is eligible for financial assistance?

    Assistance is available to Canadian citizens starting in Year 5, and we encourage all eligible families to apply. Here are some links to news stories on financial assistance featuring UCC families:
     
  • How do we apply for financial assistance?

    The application for financial assistance is separate from the application for admission. Both must be submitted in order to be considered for financial assistance. Candidates wishing to apply for financial assistance must complete and submit the Financial Aid for Canadian Students (FACS) application form available via the Apple Financial Services website. The fee for applying is $115 and regretfully we do not offer waiver codes for the financial assistance application. All new student financial assistance applications must be completed no later than December 31, 2018 to be considered for the 2019-2020 academic year. The deadline for returning families is November 18, 2018.
  • How is financial assistance eligibility determined?

    Financial assistance is offered on the basis of family need. The Financial Assistance Review Committee (FACS) makes recommendations to UCC based on the information provided by you in the Parents’ Financial Statement. This includes, but is not limited to, the parents/guardians’ gross family income; net income (after taxes and other deductions); assets and liabilities; and information about dependents and other expenditures. The computation is based on a process of analysis developed by a standing committee of experienced financial aid officers. It measures what is possible, though not necessarily comfortable, for a family to contribute toward educational expenses. Schools assume that parents, to the extent that they are able, will bear the primary responsibility for financing their children’s education, sometimes at the expense of other discretionary expenditures.
  • How do I know if I’ll qualify for financial assistance, and for how much?

    There are no predetermined levels or ranges used to determine financial assistance eligibility. We’ve created tools using our current data to help applicant Day families determine whether or not they may qualify for financial assistance. The table offers an at-a-glance look at all current families receiving financial assistance based only on gross family income. The calculator also factors in the number of dependent children in the household. As noted above, many other factors impact financial assistance eligibility beyond family income and dependent children. These tools should only be used as a rough guide.

    Boarding families are also eligible for financial assistance; 34.5 per cent of boarding families are receiving some amount of financial assistance, the majority of whom are Canadian. For more information on financial assistance eligibility for boarding, please contact David McBride at dmcbride@ucc.on.ca or 416-488-1125 ext. 2220.
  • Does any criteria other than need determine financial assistance eligibility?

    While there are a limited number of merit-based Entrance Scholarships offered to our top applicants, 98.5 per cent of financial assistance offered is determined by family need. You do not need to apply for merit-based Entrance Scholarships, they are awarded automatically to the top applicants.
  • How are decisions made?

    While the Financial Assistance Review Committee (FACS) provides the financial analysis, it is only a recommendation to UCC. The College’s FACS makes all decisions about the actual amounts of assistance offered. Applications for financial assistance are reviewed and evaluated independently from admission applications.
  • When are decisions made?

    The Financial Assistance Review Committee (FACS) meets frequently during the winter term to review FACS recommendations and to determine assistance allocation. Financial assistance decisions are sent with admission offers.

Tips for Financial Assistance Applicants

  • Be prepared
    Review the Financial Assistance Review Committee (FACS) requirements and gather the information you need before completing the forms (copies of tax returns and other documentation, including any previous applications). Apple Financial Services provides a FAQ to help answer any preliminary questions.
  • Allow plenty of time
    Financial assistance applications can seem overwhelming. Plan to spend more than one sitting to complete the forms. Don’t wait until the last minute to apply. Mistakes could adversely affect your application and are difficult to rectify.
  • Fill out the form completely
    An incomplete form will cause a delay in receiving a decision. Meet all deadlines and even submit the application early if possible. Don’t forget to hit “submit” and receive acknowledgment of receipt.
  • Communicate with us
    Don’t hesitate to contact the school with any questions. Communicate any special circumstances in an e-mail. There may be family considerations that do not translate well in numbers.
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