Fees & Payment

Administrative Fee

Students are required to pay a $125 administrative fee.* The payment of the fee is the sole responsibility of the student, not the employer.

*If a student finds an internship on the own and does not use Western Connect, the student is not required to pay an administrative fee. 

Course Fee

The internship course counts as a 0.5 academic credit. A 0.5 standard academic course fee applies. 

The course fee is payable to the Office of the Registrar when the student is registered into the internship course (ARTHUM 3000A/B/Y) on Western Connect.

The course fee must be paid if:

  • You accept an internship offer, sign the contract, and then drop out of the offer prior to the beginning of the work term.
  • You begin an internship work term and subsequently terminate your employment early (subject to cause of termination).
  • You complete the 4-month probationary period, and your internship employment is terminated (for any reason). Applies to 8-month work terms only.

Internship fees are NOT refundable but are tax deductible.

OSAP Eligibility

You may be eligible for grant and/or loan funding through the Ontario Student Assistance Program* (OSAP) to assist with internship course tuition fees.

If you are only enrolled in the internship course (0.5 academic credit), you must apply through the Part-Time Canada Student Loan & Grant Program. You should apply as early as possible to avoid delays. The deadline to apply and submit all required documents for a short-term internship (10-16 weeks in length) is no later than 6 weeks prior to the end of the study period. Please keep checking the status of your application through your online OSAP account.

If you are eligible for aid, the Financial Aid Office at Western will email you to let you know when your funding is available for pick-up. If you cannot pick up your funding in person during office hours due to internship commitments, please complete and submit the Letter of Direction/Mailing Authorization Form (pdf) by the deadline noted above.

If you are enrolled in the internship course (0.5 academic credit) and other coursework (maximum 0.5 additional course credit while out on full-time internship), please contact finaid@uwo.ca to connect with a Financial Aid Officer to review funding eligibility.

*Must be OSAP-eligible; visit OSAP for eligibility requirements. Out-of-province students should contact their provincial lender for funding inquiries.