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The following fees are effective for courses starting September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017. 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.

Doctor of Education in Distance Education Fees

The EdD fees consist of a yearly program fee and individual course fees. The annual program fee may be paid in two instalments (see the example below). Individual course fees are due by the course registration deadline.

If your tuition is being sponsored by a company or other organization, we will require a Letter of Guarantee.

Program application fee (non-refundable) required each time a person applies: $150
Yearly program fee (non-refundable) payable in two equal installments of $2,225: $4,450
Course tuition fee (per course)
* EdD Course Tuition fees now include the Learning Resource fee of $275 per course. The Athabasca University Graduate Students Association (AUGSA) fee of $13 per credit is included in the above course tuition fees.
Course extension fee $254
Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee $254
Course withdrawal processing fee $350
Continuation fee (per 6 month period beyond the first 4 years of the program)* $2,225
* Students may take up to 5 years to complete their degree. After year 4, (8 instalments of the $2,225 already paid) there will be a continuation fee of $2,225 each 6 month period.


Type of fee Amount
Program Application Fee $150
Year 1
Program fee: 1st instalment $2,225**
Program fee: 2nd instalment $2,225**
Course 1 $4,524
Course 2 $4,524
Total for year 1 $13,498
Year 2
Program fee: 3rd instalment $2,225**
Program fee: 4th instalment $2,225**
Course 3 $4,524
Course 4 $4,524
Total for year 2 $13,498
Year 3
Program fee: 5th instalment $2,225**
Program fee: 6th instalment $2,225**
Course 5 $4,524
Course 6 $4,524
Total for year 3 $13,498
Year 4 ††
Program fee: 7th instalment $2,225**
Program fee: 8th instalment $2,225**
Total for year 4 $4,450
Total for Program $44,944.00

** The application fee and the program fee are non-refundable.

†† There are no courses in year 4. Students work towards completing their dissertation. Please note that students must pay a minimum of 8 program instalments even if they complete the program in less than 4 years.

Information effective September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017.

Updated September 13 2016 by laurab

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