OLSAS Fees

All fees are non-refundable. Your application will not be forwarded to your university choice(s) until you submit full payment to the OUAC. Partial payments will not be accepted. Fees for withdrawn university choices are not refunded.

OLSAS must receive online banking and Western Union Business Solutions – GlobalPay for Students application payments by November 8, 2015 (for first-year programs), or by May 8, 2016 (for upper-year programs).

Law school authorizations for fee waivers must be in place before the application is submitted.

Choices and Fees

Application Service Fee: $200
For each university you select, not by the number of programs at each university.

Law School Application Service Fee: $90
For each university you select. OLSAS collects the Law School Application Service fees and remits them to the universities to cover a portion of the costs associated with the admissions assessment.

For information about waiving a law school’s $90 fee, consult the individual law school’s section in the online application or in the OLSAS Instruction Booklet [PDF], or contact the school directly. Waivers must be approved prior to submitting the application.

Note: If you submit an English application but wish to include Ottawa French programs,contact OLSAS directly for instructions. Do not submit a second (French) application.

The total fee (in Canadian dollars) is as follows:

Choice(s) Application Fee
One school $290
Two schools $380
Three schools $470
Four schools $560
Five schools $650
Six schools $740
Seven schools $830

Transcript Requests: $12
Transcript requests cost $12 each, with some exceptions.

Methods of Payment

Payment is part of the final “Submit” process and is accepted by:

  • Credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express). Prepaid credit cards and VISA debit cards are not accepted.
  • Online banking through selected Canadian banks and credit unions only. (Normally takes one to three business days.) All payments must be made in Canadian funds.
  • Western Union Business Solutions – GlobalPay for Students (bank-to-bank transfer for international payments only). You can pay the Canadian dollar fees in the currency of your choice.

For more information about payments, visit Methods of Payment.