Toronto Film School Tuition Fees
Choose Toronto Film School for world-class faculty, specialized curriculums, hands-on training, and industry relationships from day one. You’ll graduate having mastered your craft — confident, savvy, and connected.
As of October 2022, our domestic tuition fees are as follows:
Acting and Film Programs:
$6220 per term
$6590 per term
Total Program Cost:
The international fee is an additional $19,982 (program total: $58,042 CAD)
Writing and Video Game programs:
$5920 per term
$6275 per term
Total Program Cost:
The international fee is an additional $19,021 (program total: $55,251 CAD)
Graphic Design program:
$5920 per term
Total Program Cost:
The international fee is an additional $12,432 (program total: $36,112 CAD)
We can help: If you’re new to Toronto Film School, please note that payment options are available.
Tuition Fees do not include books, expendable supplies, equipment and resources. Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Bursaries and Financial Aid
Indigenous Student Bursary
New and current Indigenous students will see their qualifying tuitions discounted by 25%. This bursary applies to Canadian citizens and permanent residents with Indigenous ancestry.Download the Application
United States Mexico Canada Agreement Bursary (USMCA)
International students showing proof of US or Mexican citizenship will only be required to pay the domestic tuition rate and not the international tuition fee. We recommend you schedule a call with an admissions advisor to learn more.Request a Call
Fees do not include books, expendable supplies, equipment and resources (which may increase by up to 6% annually).
Canadian Armed Forces Bursary
In honour of our Canadian Armed Forces, active or recently retired members will see their application fee waived, and a tuition deduction of 25% off their program of choice.Download the Application
Canadian Armed Forces Family Bursary
Spouses and children of current or recently retired members are entitled to 15% off their tuition, in addition to the waiving of the application fee.Download the Application
Canada Student Loans and Grants
To apply for a loan or grant, you must do so through your province or territory of residence. Loans are typically interest free during the study period, and payments start only after you’ve finished school. Grants are not repaid, and are typically given to students who come from low or middle-income families, have disabilities, dependents or are studying part time.
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
If you are an Ontario resident, you can apply to OSAP for a student loan or grant. This financial assistance can also help you to cover basic living expenses, supplies, tuition, and books.Apply to OSAP
Student Assistance Programs for All Other Provinces
You can find a list of all student aid offices through this Government of Canada website.Canada Student Grants and Loans
For more information on grants and loans, please consult these Canadian government websites:Canada Student Grants and Loans: Details
Student Lines of Credit
Most major Canadian banks offer lines of credit designed for full-time students with Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status. International students may also qualify, depending on their circumstances. Check out these websites for more information:
Banks offering Student Lines of Credit
With a line of credit, you only need to apply once, and can access the funds as needed. Interest rates are cheaper than that of a credit card, and as a student you will have flexible payment options (for instance, the bank may only require you to make interest payments during your schooling, while payments on principle can wait until a set period after you graduate or leave school).
Canada’s Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)
Students whose parents have saved for their child’s education through Canada’s RESP plan are eligible to use those funds here at Toronto Film School.Learn More
Canada’s Lifelong Learning Program (LLP)
Canada’s LLP plan allows students to withdraw up to $10,000 in a calendar year from their RRSP to finance full-time schooling for themselves or their spouse (or common-law partner). Restrictions do apply.Learn More
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
If you’re looking to enrol in Toronto Film School, and have recently lost your job and are (or recently were) on employment insurance, you may be eligible for assistance.Learn More
What Success Looks like
Our graduates are working in the industry.
I truly believe there is power in education. I feel I made the right decision coming here.
Reeth Mazumder-Roberts, Writing for Film & TV program ’19
Currently enrolled in Yorkville University’s BCA program
Their instructors provided core industry insights, hands-on equipment training, and opportunities to meet people who were doing exactly what I wanted to do.
Jigar Thakkar, Film Production ’21
Associate Director, CBC
I optioned a feature right out of school.
Mika Rekai, Writing for Film & TV ’16
Writer and Producer, AntiSocial
Students can cancel a contract within two days of signing it if they deliver a written notice of cancellation to Toronto Film School at the address shown on the contract. They are entitled to a full refund of fees paid for the program, including any application fee, from Toronto Film School.
In any of the following circumstances, students have a choice of cancelling a contract and making a written request for a full refund of fees paid for a program or accepting the shortcoming and continuing the training with Toronto Film School: A student is expelled from Toronto Film School in a manner or for reasons that are not permitted under the college’s expulsion policy. A total of 10% of the program is taught by unqualified instructors. The contract does not include all the mandatory items required under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. Toronto Film School discontinues the program before students can complete the program. Toronto Film School collects more than 20% of the total fees for the program (to a maximum of $500) before signing a contract with a student. In addition, you may also seek a full refund if Toronto Film School or its representatives make certain types of untrue statements for the purposes of influencing you to enrol in the program and the statements constitute a fundamental breach of the contract, such as: a false or misleading statement, a statement that guarantees admission or successful completion of the program, employment after graduation or the right to enter Canada or receive a Student Visa. If you are charged a compulsory fee that is not published on the Service Ontario website, or that is higher than published, students are entitled to a full refund of the unpublished fees or the difference in amount between what is published and what is collected.
Partial Refund (before program begins)
Students are entitled to a refund of fees paid for a program; however, Toronto Film School is allowed to retain 20% of the total fees for the program or $500, (whichever is less) if: A student withdraws from the program before it begins A student does not meet the program’s admission requirements before the program begins Toronto Film School cancels the contract for the program within 45 days of the start of the program because the student does not attend the first 14 days of classes.
Partial Refund After a Program Begins
All Toronto Film School programs are 12 months duration or longer. Programming is broken up into 12-month periods for the purposes of calculating a refund. After the initial 12-month period of a program has passed, the calculation is based on the remaining length of the program. For the current 12-month period in which students are in attendance, they are entitled to a refund of fees paid for that period, except that Toronto Film School is allowed to retain 20% of the total fees for the program or $500, whichever is less, plus the fees earned by the college for the part of the program that has been delivered. In addition, students are entitled to a full refund of fees paid for any subsequent periods that have not begun at the time of withdrawal. If a student withdrawals mid-week and more than half of the classes in that week have been delivered by Toronto Film School, the entire week is deemed to be delivered. Toronto Film School is required to provide students with the result of at least one evaluation before half a 12-month period has passed. Toronto Film School is not obligated to issue students any refund of fees paid for a 12-month period of a program if students withdraw after half of that period has passed. However, students are still entitled to a full refund of fees paid for any subsequent periods that have not begun at the time of withdrawal. Refund = fees paid for the current 12 month period – (total cost of program X 20% to a maximum of $500) – fees earned by Toronto Film School for part of program that has been delivered in current 12 months period + fees paid for any subsequent periods If you have any questions about application or tuition fees, please contact us at [email protected]