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Learn about the fees and expenses for the MFRM program, and the financial aid available to you as a Rotman student.

Tuition for the program

The Tuition Fee for students entering the MFRM program in September 2016 is:

Domestic Student Fee: $43,200*

International Student Fee: $60,375*

* In addition to the Tuition Fee noted above, there are University incidental fees, including required and optional fees and Rotman compulsory ancillary fees to cover the cost of course materials. Additional Rotman ancillary fees will be charged on a ‘pay per service’ basis (i.e. registration in Academic & Professional Development workshops etc.) and will be collected by the Program Services Office. 

Please note that Tuition Fees, University incidental fees and the Rotman ancillary fees are set annually and are subject to change.

Financial aid

The Rotman School strives to recruit the best candidates to its programs, and is committed to helping you afford your education by providing you with a broad range of financial options.

GRI Entrance Awards

Ranging from $5,000 to $15,000, GRI Entrance Awards are granted to future MFRM students demonstrating exceptional merit. No separate application is required and all applicants will be automatically considered for entrance awards when their application is reviewed for admission.

To recognize the achievement of our female applicants, one $10,000 GRI Women in Risk Management Entrance Award will be granted to a top female candidate starting the program in Fall 2018.

Tip: The earlier you apply, the greater your chance of an entrance award.

Loan Programs and Interest Subsidies

Professional Student Loan Plan (PSLP) with BMO and RBC

All domestic students (Canadian citizens, permanent residents) can access an interest subsidized loan to cover the full cost of their tuition, University incidental fees and Rotman-specific ancillary fees from the Bank of Montreal (BMO) or the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). International students (those on study visas) can also access a BMO or RBC loan secured with a qualified Canadian resident co-signer, cash collateral, or standby letter of credit. The Rotman School pays the interest incurred on this specialized student loan for the duration the student is enrolled in the MFRM program up to June 30 of their graduating year.

Rotman Interest Subsidy Program (RISP)

Students who have obtained student or education loans from an officially recognized financial institution (in Canada or in their home country) can enroll in the Rotman Interest Subsidy Program (RISP). The Rotman School may provide a subsidy for the interest incurred on a student loan for the duration the student is registered in the MFRM program up to June 30 of their graduating year. The subsidy will be calculated based on the prime interest rate (in Canada) and a loan amount not to exceed the tuition, University incidental fees and ancillary fees of the MFRM program.

Government Loans

The Master of Financial Risk Management program is considered a full time program, and as such, students are eligible for Canadian government loan programs. Each provincial government in Canada administers and maintains a student financial aid program in cooperation with the federal government’s Canada Student Loan (CSL) program. When you apply to your provincial government for assistance, you are also automatically considered for a loan through the CSL. For more information, consult the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) website.

Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP)

The LLP allows individuals to withdraw amounts from their registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) to finance their own education or that of their spouse/partner. Amounts withdrawn under the LLP do not count towards income and the RRSP issuer does not withhold taxes on these amounts. Withdrawals must be repaid over a period of no more than 10 years.

For more information, consult the Canada Revenue Agency website.

Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)

An RESP is an education savings account that is registered with the Government of Canada for parents who want to save for their child's post-secondary education. Once the child (the RESP beneficiary) has graduated from high school and enrolled full-time or part-time in a qualifying post-secondary educational program, the Plan holder can request, on his or her behalf, to withdraw money from the RESP to help pay for their studies.

Educational Assistance Payments include the interest earned in the RESP as well as any Canada Education Savings Grants, provincial grants and Canada Learning Bonds received. The money can be used to pay for post-secondary school expenses like tuition, books and transportation. For more information, consult the Canada Revenue Agency website.

Financial Aid for International Students

Professional Student Loan Plan with BMO & RBC

The Rotman School has partnered with the Bank of Montreal (BMO) and the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) to provide MFRM students with the interest-subsidized PSLP, specifically tailored to help students meet the educational costs of the MFRM degree. International students (those on a student visa) will be considered with a qualified Canadian resident co-signer or cash collateral.

International students can also be considered for a non-cosigned BMO loan for up to 100% of their program tuition fees with a Standby Letter of Credit issued from any BMO-approved bank in the student’s home country. With a Standby Letter of Credit, the bank in the student’s home country guarantees to pay the BMO loan amount should the student end up not re-paying it. The bank will then collect from the student the amount it pays to BMO.

The Rotman School pays the interest incurred on the BMO or RBC loan for the duration the student is enrolled in the MFRM program.

Government of Canada International Scholarship Programs

The Government of Canada has a number of scholarships available to international students for study/research in Canada. These are organized by country of origin. Examples are:

  • Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship
  • Equal Opportunities Scholarship Program, Canada-Chile
  • Government of Canada Awards Program
  • Organizations of American States Fellowships Programs

Loan Assistance for Students from the United States

The United States provides financial assistance to U.S. citizens studying at the Rotman School through the USA Federal Direct Loan Program. Details and application instructions can be found on the University of Toronto’s Enrolment Services website.

International Peace Scholarship Fund for Women (IPS)

IPS is a program providing grants-in-aid for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. An applicant must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study and working toward a graduate degree in the college or university of her choice in the United States or Canada. A student holding citizenship in the United States or Canada is ineligible. For more information, visit

International students are also eligible for many of the School’s scholarships, fellowships, and teaching and research assistantships. A number of organizations also offer scholarships, fellowships and loans to citizens of various countries to study in Canada. These programs have not been screened by the Rotman School, and students are individually responsible for applying.

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