Sponsorship for Full-time Program Registrations

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) released updated tuition fee guidelines that all colleges in Ontario implemented in Fall 2015. All full-time students, new and returning, in a post-secondary or graduate certificate program are required to pay a $500 non-refundable Tuition Deposit in their initial term during an academic year. This $500 non-refundable Tuition Deposit is used towards the balance of fees due for that term, and secures the student’s seat in their program for the entire academic year.

Sponsored students are not required to pay this $500 Tuition Deposit in advance; however students are required to provide sponsor letters to the college by the prescribed due date in order to avoid losing their seat in their program. The sponsor letter will act as the $500 Tuition Deposit. Given the non-refundable nature of the Tuition Deposit, in cases where a student withdraws from their program during the refund period or chooses not to attend Algonquin College, a $500 fee will be invoiced directly to the sponsor.   As always, sponsored students who withdraw after the refund period will have their full term fees invoiced to the sponsor.

Sponsor Letter Requirements

If your program fees are being paid by a sponsoring agency, your employer or a government department, you must present an official letter of authorization from the sponsor to the Registrar’s Office by the sponsor letter due date for the applicable term.

Sponsor Letter Due Dates:

Fall Term:                    June 15
Winter Term:               November 15
Spring Term:               April 1

Below is the list of information that is required on a sponsor letter.

Company information required
  • Organization name
  • Full mailing address
  • Telephone number
  • email address
  • Contact person
  • Authorization signature
Information regarding student must include:
  • Student’s name
  • Full home address
  • Home and alternate telephone number
  • email address
  • Student’s date of birth
  • Algonquin College student ID number (if available)
  • Program name, start and end date of sponsorship
  • Indication if sponsorship also includes textbook, Health Plan Fee, U-Pass and eText fees

The invoice will be sent directly to the sponsor. Students are responsible for any fees not covered by the sponsor.

Sponsorship for Centre for Continuing and Online Learning Registrations

If you are not in a full-time program and instead plan to be registered as a sponsored student in courses within the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning, please visit the CCOL Sponsorship page for more information.