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Graduate Calendar 2010|11



The following fees are effective for courses starting September 1, 2011 until August 31, 2012. All fees are quoted in Canadian dollars and are subject to change. Academic-related fees are exempt from the Federal Goods and Services Tax (G.S.T.). G.S.T. is added to all other goods and services, for example, workshops, some publications, self-help seminars, and Athabasca University promotional sales items.

Program application fee (non-refundable) required each time a person applies: $150
Program admission fee (payable upon acceptance into the program and non-refundable) $200
Non-program application fee (non-refundable) required only once and waived if previously an AU student: $100

Course Tuition Fees (includes all required materials)

Students living in Canada $1,3501
Students living outside Canada $1,5501
Program fee per semester (non-refundable)2 $634

1The PMCC Course Tuition fees now include a Learning Resource fee of $50 per course. It is included in this calculation.

2The program fee is assessed for all semesters a student is considered in-program, including any periods in which the student is not completing course work.

Estimated program tuition cost (2011-2012):

The total tuition cost for a student living in Canada who takes all her or his courses from Athabasca University, over a 1 year period, would be $7,302 ($1,350 x 4 = $5,400, three-credit course equivalents, plus program fees for 3 semesters = $1,902 for a total of $7,302). Application, Admission and Art Therapy specialization fees are not included in the above calculation.

Other Fees

Transfer credit evaluation fee $250
Course extension fee (regular mode or paced independent study): $250
Letter of Permission fee $75
Course withdrawal processing fee2: $350
AU Graduate Student Association Fee (per credit): $12

2The course withdrawal processing fee includes the cost of course materials, shipping, and an administrative fee for processing the request. For early withdrawal only, the student will be refunded the full course tuition fees (see above) less the course withdrawal processing fee. Refer to Course Withdrawal.


Information effective Sept. 1, 2011 to Aug. 31, 2012.

Updated October 20, 2011