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Co-op education fees

Co-op education fees refer to the costs associated with participating in a cooperative education program, which allows students to gain practical work experience in their field of study while still pursuing their degree. Ontario Tech incurs significant costs associated with job placement services, career development resources, campus resources, such as facilities, teaching resources, staff resources, as well as promotions/marketing and administrative costs. Despite the additional costs, co-op education is a valuable investment for students. Co-op work term placements offer paid positions, which can help to offset the costs associated with pursuing a post-secondary education.

Like tuition, this fee is a requirement of your enrolment in the co-op program. As a co-op student you’ll pay the fee in installments throughout your time at Ontario Tech. Co-op fees are set in a manner to ensure they are competitive with other Ontario post-secondary institutions.

Co-op students often graduate with no debt due to the significant earnings they can accumulate during their work terms. Co-op work terms are full-time and paid positions that provide students with a steady income stream throughout their studies. By working during school terms, co-op students can offset the costs of tuition, textbooks, and living expenses, allowing them to graduate with significantly less debt than their non-co-op peers. In addition to financial benefits, co-op programs also provide students with valuable work experience, professional networks, and a competitive edge in the job market.

These benefits, combined with the financial advantages, make co-op programs an attractive option for students looking to maximize their academic and professional opportunities while minimizing their financial burden.

Co-op Fee Assessment Schedule

Ontario Tech is committed to supporting students throughout their co-op journey. Students benefit from personalized job search support, access to workshops and events, and ongoing guidance before and during their co-op work term. All co-op fees are subject to change and are non-refundable.

Co-op Administration Fees
Co-op Entrance Fee $720
Mandatory Co-op and Career Readiness Workshop Series $720
Work Term Co-op Fee:
Payable upon registering for each work term up to a maximum of three payments