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Athabasca University

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.


The following fees apply to all CNHS graduate programs and courses, unless specifically noted otherwise.

Program application fee (non-refundable) required each time a person applies to a program: $150
Program admission fee (payable upon acceptance into the program and non-refundable) $200
Non-program application fee (non-refundable) $100

Course Tuition Fees (includes all required materials)

Students living in Canada $1,4251
Students living outside Canada $1,6251

1The Athabasca University Graduate Students Association (AUGSA) fees of $13 per credit is not included with the course registration fee above.

Students applying for financial assistance should apply for funding a minimum of three months before the applicable course registration deadline.

Estimated program tuition cost for MN and MHS students:

The total tuition cost for a student living in Canada who takes all of her or his courses from Athabasca University would be $15,675 ($1,425 x 11, three-credit course equivalents). Application, admission, and AUGSA fees are not included in the above calculation.

Other Fees

Transfer credit evaluation fee $254/course
Course extension fee $254
Continuation fee. Same as course tuition fees (see above)  
Letter of Permission fee $76
Western Deans' Agreement administration fee (non-AU visiting students) $250/course
Comprehensive examination fee (repeats) $250
AU Graduate Student Association Fee (per credit): $13
Course withdrawal processing fee2 $350

2The course withdrawal processing fee is a mandatory administrative fee charged when a student withdraws from a course. 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.

Special Course Related Fees

NURS 518 Laboratory fee: $850
NURS 530 (BC ANP students) fee: $1,000
MHST/NURS 720 (12 credit course) is four times the regular Course Registration fee, plus applicable AUGSA fees.
NURS Clinical Fees $50/credit



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

Updated September 15 2016 by laurab

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