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Prospective students

Our Fees


What’s included in my fees?

Chestnut Residence accommodation is comprehensive. Included in your fees are the following:


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A meal plan



Fee breakdown

2023-24 Fees Schedule

Room TypeMeal PlanInstallment #1/DEPOSIT
(By offer deadline)
Installment #2
(Aug. 2, 2023)
Installment #3
(Nov. 30, 2023)
DoublePlan A$2,000$7,603.61$9,603.61$19,207.22
DoublePlan B$2,000$7,848.61$9,848.61$19,697.22
DoublePlan C$2,000$8,043.61$10,093.61$20,137.22
SinglePlan A$2,000$9,192.11$11,192.11$22,384.22
SinglePlan B$2,000$9,437.11$11,437.11$22,874.22
SinglePlan C$2,000$9,632.11$11,682.11$23,314.22

Single Semester Fees

2023-24 Fees Schedule

SemesterRoom TypeMeal PlanTotal
Fall 2023 OnlySinglePlan A$11,006.33
Fall 2023 OnlyDoublePlan A$9,453.45
Winter 2024 OnlySinglePlan A$11,527.88
Winter 2024 OnlyDoublePlan A$9,903.77

PLEASE NOTE: Chestnut typically only accepts students looking to live here for the full academic year (September –end of April). One term stays are for Exchange Students only.

Cancellation Fees


Notice of CancellationRefund and/or Cancellation Fee
On or before May 31, 2023$2000 refunded
June 1, 2023 to August 1, 2023$1000 refunded
August 2, 2023 - August 15, 2023No deposit refund ($2000)
August 16, 2023 - September 3, 2023No deposit refund ($2000) + cancellation fee ($500)



Departure DateDeparture Fee
September 3, 2023 - November 30, 2023$1500
December 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024$2000

Written notice of early withdrawal must be submitted to the Residence Life Office a minimum of two (2)
weeks prior to the Date of Withdrawal. Otherwise, an administrative fee of $600.00 will be applied to your
account. Refunds will be calculated using a pro-rated system based on a weekly schedule.

Early Arrivals

Information on 2023-24 Early Arrivals coming soon!

For the 2022-23 Academic Year:

Please note that Early Arrival is only for those who are experiencing circumstances that are unavoidable and are requesting special consideration to arrive early (prior to September 2). Accommodations will be considered on a case by case basis. 

Students arriving prior to September 2, 2022 are expected to fill out the Chestnut Summer 2022 application on the StarRez Portal. On the ‘Booking Term’ page, please add, “Early Arrival,” in the booking code box.

  • $525/week; additional days are $75/day
  • There is a one week minimum stay
  • This rate does not include meals*
  • All applicable charges will be processed via ACORN

*Depending on the number of students in house, Food Services may be able to re-commence service, but it is closed at this time.


Stay with us over the summer!

Looking to stay over the summer? Chestnut Residence is open.



Even if you do not yet see your residence fees posted to ACORN, you are still required to make your payments as outlined on the Fees page of our website.

Residence fees for upper year students will be posted to ACORN mid-July to early August.

For first year students, please follow the steps below:

  1. Pay the second instalment by August 2 according to your room type and meal plan selection (see the chart on the Fees page of our website)
  2. Shortly after August 2, if you and your roommate have both paid the second instalment, you will receive an email allowing you to select your room on the StarRez portal
  3. After your room is selected, your residence fees will be posted to your ACORN account

Please refer to our Fees page for further details including deadlines for payments.

Your fees depend on your room type and meal plan

Please refer to our Fees page for further details including deadlines for payments.

For more information about payments options, please review the University of Toronto Student Accounts payment information.

  • It takes about 5-7 business days for payments to post to ACORN, so be sure to pay 5-10 days before the due dates (please refer to your fees schedule for applicable deadlines)
  • International payments can take more time
  • If you submit your payment close to the August 2 deadline, please send a receipt or screenshot of your payment to
  • If you pay less than 5 business days before the deadline, it’s not likely that your payment will post by the deadline
  • Check your ACORN account near to the deadline to see if your payment has appeared
  • Please send a receipt or screenshot of your payment to
  • Outstanding charges on your account from prior sessions are subject to a service charge as of the 15 th of every month until paid in full
  • If not paid in full, any outstanding account balance is subject to a monthly service charge of 1.5% compounded (19.56% per annum); please refer to the University of Toronto Student Accounts website for rate changes

Yes, you can make both payment installments at the same time.

  • ACORN takes all payments and automatically allocates them to the oldest charge
  • As long as your ACORN account has a payment in the amount of the first installment we count it as paid, even if the payment was not allocated to your Chestnut charges

Residence fees cannot be deferred (like tuition fees).

Please note as well that OSAP funding has not typically been able to cover the full costs of both tuition and residence fees. As such, you’ll want to ensure you plan accordingly and we suggest first connecting with your Registrar’s office to determine what options may available to you in terms of financial aid (grants, bursaries, etc.).

Under the Income Tax Act, universities are exempt from paying municipal property taxes. As such, Residence fees cannot be claimed as rent for income tax purposes.

The Ontario Income Tax Act stipulates that all students living in designated university (tax-exempted) student residences are limited to an Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit claim based on an occupancy cost of $25 for the time they resided in the student residence. Therefore, the amount that can be claimed for income tax purposes is $25 and not the full amount of residence fees paid. On Line 6114 (Student Residences) of your income tax return, tick the box to claim $25 as your occupancy cost for the part of the year you lived in residence.

For more information, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Finance website.

You can find out more details by visiting our Fees section

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