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Graduate Studies

Cost of Living: Your Budget

Paying Your Tuition and Fees

Once enrolled, you will be able to check funds owing on your tuition and fees.

  1. Log in to Mosaic
  2. Click on Student Center tab
  3. Go to Finances.
  4. Under “My Account” open Account Inquiry. This will show balances by term.
  5. In dropdown menu, “Other Financial…” select “Charges Due”

Important to Know

  • You will not receive a bill or invoice
  • You can print invoices directly from your Student Center

If you are working as a Teaching Assistant (TA), it is important to check your payment schedule.


Managing your budget

Check out these tools and resources to help you create – and manage – your money!

Managing Your Money: A guide for graduate students Check out the guide

This online resource was created by McMaster’s School of Graduate Studies. It provides a starting point for building your own budget.

Mac's Money Centre Visit Mac Money Centre

Check out online resources and in-person workshops, coaching and more to help students get on track with their finances.

Student Budget Worksheet Visit Financial Consumer Agency Canada

Download this budget worksheet available from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.

Expatistan Visit Expatistan

A website that compares the cost-of-living between different cities.

A Bill-by-Bill Guide to Saving Money on Your Monthly Expenses Visit LifeHacker

LifeHacker offers some helpful tips on managing your expenses.

Worksheets and online tools Learn more about Canada's banks

Several of the large Canadian banks provide online budgeting tools geared at students.