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Stay at Chestnut this summer! Summer residence applications now open.

Prospective students

Our Fees 2023-24


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Fee breakdown

2023-24 Fees Schedule

Room TypeMeal PlanInstallment #1/DEPOSITInstallment #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$9,682.11$11,682.11$23,364.22

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

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 1, between August 25-31). Accommodations will be considered on a case by case basis. Accommodations cannot be provided prior to August 25.  

Residents living here until the end of Summer 2023 and staying for Fall 2023 do not need to apply or pay fees for Early Arrival. 

Residents arriving between August 25 – August 31, 2023, are expected to fill out the Chestnut Summer 2023 application on the StarRez Portal. In the ‘Booking Term’ space, please add, “Early Arrival” in the booking code box and indicate your intended arrival date. Please note that early arrival applications must be submitted a minimum of two (2) business days prior to your expected arrival date, and you must receive an early arrival offer and acceptance by email before arriving at Chestnut.

  • $700; this fee is not pro-rated, and is a flat rate regardless of how many days you will need to stay during this time. 
  • 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.



Deposits #1 and #2 will be paid through the StarRez Portal via Moneris. You will be prompted to pay the deposits as you complete the application.

After selecting a room, your fees will be posted to ACORN, and you will make the final two instalment payments there. For more information about payment options, please review the University of Toronto Student Accounts website.

Deposits are to be paid while completing the application on the StarRez Portal, before the fees have been posted to ACORN.

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

For first year students, after July 14, when both you and your roommate have paid the second deposit, you will receive an email allowing you to select your room on the StarRez Portal. Your fees will be posted to ACORN mid-to-late-August.

Both Instalment #1 and Instalment #2 can be paid through ACORN as soon as your fees are posted.

Please refer to the Fees Schedule for applicable deadlines.

For Instalment #1 and #2, 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. International payments may take more time.

Outstanding charges on your account from prior sessions are subject to a service charge as of the 15th 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.


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