The Admissions Office at Toronto Film School is dedicated to providing support in navigating the admissions process. In keeping with Toronto Film School’s core value of providing individual attention to students, prospective students going through this process can expect to receive personalized assistance.



United States Mexico Canada Agreement Bursary (USMCA)

In honour of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), international students showing proof of US or Mexican citizenship will not be charged the international tuition fee. These students will pay the domestic tuition rate for Toronto Film School and Yorkville University programs.

Please note:

  • Tuition fees do not include books, expendable supplies, equipment and resources, and may increase up to 6% annually. There are a variety of payment options available to new students. If you would like more information, please fill out a request and someone from the team will get back to you to discuss your options.
  • As an international student, you can cancel a contract with Toronto Film School or withdraw from a program for any reason with written notice.
  • If you are unable to obtain a student visa to enter Canada, you will be entitled to a refund (as long as you give us written notification before half of the program is over).

If you meet the academic requirements of your program, you will be issued a Conditional Letter of Acceptance (CLOA).

To receive the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) letter for your study permit application, you will need to pay a tuition deposit of $7,000 CAD for 18 month diploma programs or $6,000 CAD for 12 month diploma programs . You may be waived from this requirement if you meet one of these two conditions:

  • You show proof of deposit and registration in an ESL school in Canada.
  • You have an active study permit currently used for another educational institution in Canada.

Indigenous Student Bursary

In celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, Toronto Film School is proud to announce a bursary for our Indigenous students.

The Indigenous Student Tuition Bursary, which will cover 25% of qualifying students’ tuition, will be available to all new and current Indigenous students who are enrolled in any of our on-campus and online programs.

The Bursary is available to all Canadian citizens or permanent residents with Indigenous ancestry.

Download the application form from here.

Canadian Armed Forces Bursaries

In addition to waiving off the application fee, Toronto Film School offers the following Canadian Armed Forces bursaries:

Canadian Armed Forces Bursary

Toronto Film School honours Canadian Armed Forces members for their service to our country. We are pleased to offer a 25% tuition bursary for all programs to members of the Canadian Forces who are currently serving or recently retired.


Canadian Armed Forces Family Bursary

Toronto Film School honours families of members and recently retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces. We offer a 15% tuition bursary for all programs to spouses and children of currently serving and recently retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces.


Students at the Toronto Film School have a variety of options open to them when it comes to financing their education.


Financing Options and Programs:

Canada Student Loans and Grants Program

The Government of Canada offers students financial assistance in the form of both loans and grants to make it easier to earn a post-secondary degree or diploma.

Grants do not need to be repaid, while loans are typically interest-free during the education period and then repaid after students finish their post-secondary program. The Grants program offers funding for students who demonstrate specific needs (e.g. students from low- or middle-income families, students with disabilities, students with dependents and part-time students).

Students from most provinces and territories are eligible for these programs (some provinces and territories offer their own, comparable programs).


Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a government-based financial aid program for Ontario resident students that can help to pay for college or university.

OSAP offers funding through:

  • grants: money you don’t have to pay back
  • a student loan: money you need to repay once you’re done school

Students may be eligible to receive assistance to meet the cost of post-secondary education, including tuition, books, supplies and basic living expenses.

Additional information about OSAP can be found here.


Out-of-Province Financial Aid

Students from most provinces and territories are eligible for Financial Aid programs

Canada Student Grants and Loans – Apply with your province or territory by clicking here. 


Student lines of credit through Canadian banks

Most major banks in Canada offer lines of credit and other programs specifically for students.

Usually full-time students are eligible for student lines of credit.  Although most banks give these loans to Canadians studying at Canadian institutions, they are sometimes available for students who are studying abroad.  While most banks require that undergraduates have a co-signer for their line of credit, this is not usually required for graduate students.

For any line of credit program, students typically must visit their local branch to apply.

Information on programs for students through major banking institutions:

The following is an example of a TD Bank student line of credit:

Amount available: maximum available is $10,000 per year for a maximum of four years ($40,000).

Amount available Maximum available is $10,000 per year for a maximum of four years ($40,000).
Cost The interest rate is prime plus 1% set monthly.
Repayment An interest-only repayment begins while a student is in school and continues for 12 months after graduation. After that students begin monthly principal plus interest payments that will repay their loans in up to 20 years.

The Registered Education Savings Program (RESP) is a program from the Government of Canada that helps Canadians save for a child’s post-secondary education. Both degree and diploma programs at Toronto Film School are eligible under the RESP.

Students with an RESP typically require a letter of acceptance from their faculty to have funds released for their use.



Lifelong Learning Program (LLP)

The Government of Canada’s Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) allows Canadians to withdraw up to $10,000 in a calendar year from their registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) to finance a full-time training or education program for themselves or a spouse or common-law partner. (Canadians may not use the LLP to finance the training or education of their own children, or those of their spouse or common-law partner).

Students who meet the LLP conditions every year may withdraw up to the maximum LLP RRSP amount until January of the fourth year after the year they make their first LLP withdrawal. The maximum amount that can be borrowed from an RRSP under this program is $20,000 in total.



Employment Insurance

Students at the Toronto Film School who are Ontario residents may be eligible for funding for Toronto Film School post-graduate diploma programs through Employment Insurance (EI). The EI program provides temporary financial assistance to unemployed Canadians who have lost their job through no fault of their own, while they look for work or upgrade their skills. Students who are on EI or have recently been receiving it may be eligible. For more information please visit Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.


Payment of Accounts

Please note that students must make arrangements for the payment of tuition at least two weeks prior to the start of each term (see the academic calendar for specific deadlines). Monthly payment plans are also possible.

Please contact Toronto Film School for more information about tuition and fees at 1-866-467-0661 or through our online information request form.