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Tuition

There are differences in tuition rates for students classified as either M1 or M2 students, and Canadians and International students.  Please review the current tuition rates on the Cashiers Office website under Fee Estimator. Methods of payment are at the same website. Tuition rates are updated in June each year.

M1 students are Masters Qualifying Full-Time Graduate Students First year. Students admitted at the M1 level will usually pay for 4 semesters of full time tuition during the 2 years of the program → 2 semesters (Fall then Winter) at the M1 tuition rate plus 2 semesters (Fall then Winter) at the M2 tuition rate. There are no M1 courses during Summer semester.

M2 students are Masters Economics (2 term program) Full-Time Graduate Students First year. Students admitted at the M2 level will usually pay for 2 semesters of full time tuition at the M2 tuition rate.  Note that the M2 tuition for the year is divided into 2 equal payments (Fall then Winter) but covers the full year if needed.  If an M2 student does not complete their degree by the end of the Winter semester (end of April), and if the courses they need are available during Summer semester (May through August) or if they are writing a major paper during Summer semester, there will be no charge for Summer semester tuition.

Financial Aid

Scholarships:   All applicants recommended by Economics for admission to the M2 program are also recommended by Economics for a scholarship if their gpa over the previous 4 years is 80% or higher (or the Canadian equivalent). There is no application form for the student to complete. M1 students are not eligible for scholarship in the first year (the M1 year) of the program. Economics is part of the Faculty of Science, therefore, the Faculty of Science makes the decision to award the scholarship or not.

Canadian M2 students: If awarded a scholarship, it will lower the tuition cost by $3500. for the M2 year. Canadians who are offered a scholarship, will receive the scholarship offer letter with the admission offer letter.  

International M2 students: If awarded a scholarship, it will lower the tuition cost by $2750. for the M2 year. International students do not recieve the scholarship offer with the admission offer letter. After May 1, when all potential international scholarship recipients are ranked and decisions are made by the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Graduate Studies will inform International students if they have received a scholarship.  

Please see the Faculty of Graduate Studies website for information about all scholarships http://www.uwindsor.ca/graduate/scholarships-and-awards  

Graduate Assistantships:   Graduate Assistantships (GA) are for M2 students only. GA are offered on the basis of availability of funding from the University.  GA are awarded by Economics in mid-September of each year, after applicants are interviewed by the Economics Graduate Director.  The approximate value of a GA is $5,000. per semester.  Applications are available by clicking on the link to Graduate Assistant Positions.

Research Assistantships:    Faculty members who hold research grants often hire, on merit, M2 students as Research Assistants (RA).  This is usually done after classes begin in September, when professors have an opportunity to meet students.  The value of an RA is decided by each professor and has varied from $500. to $2,000 per semester depending on the work involved and the funding available.

Teaching Assistantships:    Teaching Assistantships (TA) are for M1 students.  TA are offered on the basis of availability of funding from the University.  TA are awarded by Economics in mid-September of each year, after applicants are interiewed by the Economics Graduate Director.  The approximate value of a TA is $1,000. per semester.  Applications are available by clicking on the link to Teaching Assistant Positions.

For more information, please review the Faculty of Graduate Studies Awards and Scholarship information.