Fees, Refunds and Financial Support

Fund Your Studies

Be an expert in your field. Learn from industry specialists and expand your professional network.

Are you thinking about sharpening your job skills or pursuing a new career path?

Discover the many financial resources available to support your learning so that you can stand out in a competitive job market. Review the financial resources below that may assist you with education costs, including loans, grants, and sponsorships.

Canadian Tax Credits

The Canada Training Credit (CTC) is a refundable tax credit that helps cover the cost of training fees.

The Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) is a program that allows you to withdraw money from your registered retirement savings plan (RRSPs) to finance education for you, your spouse, or your common-law partner.

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

OSAP provides needs-based financial assistance to Ontario students with education-related costs such as tuition, books, and fees. Professional Studies courses that are 12 weeks or less in length qualify as micro-credentials that are OSAP-eligible. Please visit the OSAP website to learn more.

Canada Job Grant

The Canada Job Grant (CJG) supports the upskilling of employees through government funding. The program reduces employee training costs, allowing more employees to learn new skills and become more valuable to organizations.

The CJG has varying funding amounts and eligibility criteria for each province and territory, except for Québec. Select your location from the list below to learn more about the Canada Job Grant and how your employer can apply.

Sponsored Students

Click here to learn more about how your organization can help support your educational training. If a sponsor is paying your course fee, in lieu of payment, please complete your online application and submit your sponsorship letter to the University Fees Office. Your sponsorship letter must include the following:

  • name of the student
  • student number
  • name of course
  • start and end date of the course
  • and the amount

Queen's University (Fees Office)
Office of the University Registrar
Fax: (613) 533-2068
Email: fees@queensu.ca

Payment Information

Course fees must be paid in full by VISA, MasterCard or Interac through SOLUS in order to access your course(s). No other payment methods (including bank transfer/bill payment) are accepted. Please only accept the course(s) you intend to pay for now. Once you have paid for your course, it will take 1–2 business days to gain course access.

Course change and refund information

Course Changes

All course change requests must be made by the first Friday of the session. To request a course change, please contact us directly via email at professionalstudies@queensu.ca or call (613) 533-2387.

How to drop a course

  • Log into your Queen's portal using your NetID and password
  • Under SOLUS, click on SOLUS Student Center
  • Under Academics, click on the drop-down menu, select Enrollment: Drop and click the double arrows to the right
  • Select the term your course is in using the radio buttons on the left and click Continue
  • Select the course you wish to drop using the radio buttons on the left and click Drop Selected Classes
  • On the next screen, click Finished Dropping to confirm your withdrawal.


Refunds are issued directly to the credit card used for payment 7 - 10 business days after a course is dropped.

If you drop a course:

  1. by the midpoint of the course, you will receive 100% of your course fee.
  2. after the midpoint, before the end of the course, you will receive 50% of your course fee.

The following courses are not eligible for refund:

  • CONT250 - Communicating Effectively with Parents
  • CONT251 - Creating Inclusive Learning Environments