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Graduate Calendar 2014|15

MC Fees

MC Fees

The following fees are effective for courses starting September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016. 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: $100

Course Tuition Fees (includes all required materials)

Students living in Canada $1,4551
Students living outside Canada $1,6551

1 MC Course Tuition fees now include a Learning Resource fee of $75 per course. It is included in this calculation and is non-refundable. This calculation does not include the Athabasca University Graduate Students Association (AUGSA) fee of $13 per credit.

Program fee per semester (non-refundable)2 $669
2 The 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. This would include the period of time after a student has completed his or her course work and is continuing to complete the final project.

Estimated program tuition cost (2015-2016):

The total tuition cost for a student living in Canada who takes all her or his courses from Athabasca University, over a 3 1/3 year period, would be $24,150 ($1,455 x 12 = $17,460, three-credit course equivalents, plus program fees for 10 semesters = $6,690 for a total of $24,150). Application, Admission, AUGSA, and Art Therapy specialization fees are not included in the above calculation.

Note: Athabasca University Graduate Student Association fees of $13 per credit will be added to the course registration fee.

Other Fees

Transfer credit evaluation fee $250 per credit
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): $13

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.

Thesis (MC)

There is no Thesis fee.


Information effective September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016.

Updated June 23, 2015