Tuition & Fees

A Guide for Incoming International Students


To help you navigate the online tools and websites associated with fees and important dates, please use this guide below:

Important Dates 

Below is a helpful list of the most important dates you will need to know as a student. Bookmark these websites as you will refer to them regularly.

Fee Payment Dates

Payment deadlines are in mid-August, mid-December, early May, and early July (depending on when you begin your studies). For detailed payment deadlines, visit our Payment Due Dates website. 

Academic Dates & Holidays

For a list of academic dates (such as the first and last day of classes, exam period, etc), please visit:

For a list of other important dates (such as holidays, convocation ceremonies, etc), please visit:

Class Registration Dates

Fall/Winter Semester registration begins in June-July (depending on your level of study).

Spring/Summer Semester registration begins late January-February (depending on your level of study).

You will be sent a notification to your Lakehead email when course registration opens.

Study Periods

Fall Semester (September - December)
Winter Semester (January - April)
Spring Semester (May - June)
Summer Semester (July - August)

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees vary by level of study, by academic year and by program. Use our online fee calculator (linked below) to view your fees. Note: Tuition fees are typically announced around May for the following academic year. Below are the fees for the current academic year.

2021-2022 Fall/Winter Tuition Fees

    Fee Payment Dates

    Payment deadlines are in mid-August, mid-December, early May, and early July (depending on when you begin your studies). For detailed payment deadlines, visit our Payment Due Dates website.

    Scholarships

    If you are receiving an Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship or a Graduate Assistantship, this will be noted on your Letter of Acceptance. Your scholarship or funding amount will appear in your “My Financial Profile” section of myInfo as a deduction from the amount you owe.

    How to View Your Financial Account

    You can view your student account (payments due and payments you have made made) through your myInfo portal. Your academic fees will be visible on your student account after you register for courses. Your Residence fees will be visible on your student account after your Residence registration is approved. Note: If you require documentation of your student fees before registering for classes, please contact International Accounts Officer, Chris Gallinger: clgallin@lakeheadu.ca

    Log into your myInfo account (using the Lakehead University user name and password you were given when you applied) at any time to view your charges and payments.  Click on the "Student" section on the left navigation, look for "My Financial Profile" (as shown below), then select "My Account Info". 

    myInfo - myFinancial Profile Section

    Ancillary Fees

    Ancillary fees are mandatory fees that support programs and facilities that improve a student's experience and education. For example, they include Athletic Building Fund, Computer Enhancement (Technology) Fee, and Student Union to name a few. Ancillary fees vary depending on your program and campus. 

    • Undergraduate Ancillary Fees - Complete the online form on the Undergraduate Fees Calculator, then click the Ancillary Fees link below the chart to see the total of your ancillary fees.
    • Graduate Ancillary Fees - Complete the online form on the Graduate Fees Calculator, then click the Ancillary Fees link below the chart to see the total of your ancillary fees.
      Health Insurance

      Undergraduate & Graduate International Students

      Every undergraduate and graduate international and exchange student must be enrolled in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). All students should be enrolled for as long as they will be studying at Lakehead.

      The fee for this insurance plan will be automatically billed to your student account upon registration and is due with your first tuition instalment*. The UHIP fee for 2021-22 is $756/year (September 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022). If you begin your studies in the winter semester, you are billed $504.00 for 8 months (January 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022). If dependents are joining you (spouse or children), you are required to enroll them in UHIP as well at the same rates. Your UHIP card will be emailed to your Lakehead University email address once you are enrolled.

      Please email Christopher Gallinger at uhip@lakeheadu.ca if you have any questions. 

      * Please note that you may log into your myInfo account at any time to view your charges and payments.  Click on the "Applicant" tab, look for "My Financial Profile", then select "My Account Info".

      Most of the Health Clinics across Canada will accept your UHIP and will directly charge to your Insurance. However, in some cases, you may be required to pay upfront, and then fill out a UHIP Claim Form to get a reimbursement of your amount. Please refer to the tutorial on how to submit a claim for more information.

      English Language Centre Students

      As a student in the English Language Centre, you will be automatically registered to receive health insurance through Guard.Me. Guard.Me coverage is $1.95 per day (approximately $238 per semester). Learn more about Guard.Me coverage.

      Optional LUSU Medical Insurance Plan

      The LUSU (Lakehead University Student Union) Medical Insurance Plan gives you additional coverage for dental, prescription medication, eye care, etc. to supplement UHIP. For details, please visit the Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Medical Insurance plan website.

      • Undergraduate Students: The cost for the LUSU Medical Insurance Plan is automatically included in your ancillary fees. Only Full-Time Undergraduate students belong to this plan. 
      • Graduate Students are not automatically enrolled in the LUSU Medical Insurance Plan. To register for the health plan, please visit the Lakehead University Student Union Office in early September for further information about and deadline dates to enrol in this plan. 
      • English Language Students do not need to opt into the LUSU Medical Insurance Plan because they will have similar coverage through GuardMe.
      Residence Fees

      On-Campus Residence

      On-campus residence costs depend on the accommodation style you choose. Some options include a mandatory meal plan; others allow you to cook for yourself and do not include the cost of food. For details on all the residence options, or if you haven't yet registered for Residence, visit the links below:

      PAYING YOUR RESIDENCE FEES


      Thunder Bay Campus:

      Explore all of the Housing Options available to you: Residence Halls (including meal plan), Apartments (with optional meal plan), Townhouses (with optional meal plan).

      Once you've selected your desired housing style, view our: 

      • Residence Fees
      • Meal Plans: These amounts are included in your rates if you choose Residence Halls, or extra if you choose Apartments or Townhouses.

      Register for Residence: Thunder Bay Campus


      Orillia Campus:

      Explore the Residence Halls (which include a meal plan) at our Orillia campus. See the links below for further information:

      Register for Residence: Orillia Campus


      Barrie Campus (Lakehead-Georgian Programs):

      Learn more about our Barrie Campus apartments with two bedrooms plus shared kitchen (meal plan extra):

      Register for Residence: Lakehead-Georgian Campus in Barrie

      How Can I Pay My Fees?

      Lakehead University offers several ways for international students to pay their fees. For more details, please visit Paying Student Fees