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Athabasca University

Graduate Diploma in Instructional Design*

Effective June 29, 2020, a 2 per cent non-refundable convenience charge will be charged when using Visa or Mastercard to pay student fees. American Express is no longer an accepted method of payment.

* This program was previously called Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Instructional Design (PBDID).

The following fees are effective for courses starting September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021. 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: $154
Program admission fee (payable upon acceptance into the program and non-refundable): $214
Non-program application fee (non-refundable) required only once and waived if previously an AU student: $105

Course Tuition Fees (includes all required materials)

Students living in Canada: $1,6541
Students living outside Canada: $1,8591

1 Graduate Diploma in Instructional Design (GDID) Course Tuition fees now include the Course Administration and Technology fee of $139 and Course Materials fee of $31 per course, plus the Athabasca University Graduate Students Association (AUGSA) fee of $13 per credit is included.

Estimated program tuition cost (2020-2021)

The total tuition cost for a student living in Canada who takes all courses from Athabasca University, would be $9,924 ($1,654 x 6, three-credit course equivalents). AUGSA fees, the Course Administration and Technology fee, and Course Materials fee are included in the above calculation. Application and admission fees are not included.

Other fees

Transfer credit evaluation fee (one time): $295
Transfer credit evaluation fee (international)(one time): $295
Letter of Permission fee:
Western Deans' Agreement administration fee (non-AU visiting students) $250/course
Course extension fee: $283
Course withdrawal processing fee1: $383
Continuation (program extension) fee. Same as course tuition fees (see above).  
AU Graduate Student Association Fee (per credit) $13

1The 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 Withdrawals.

Continuation Fees

Continuation fees are the same as course fees. Continuation fees are normally assessed when program students do not register in the required six credits per academic year of course work. Continuation fees may be charged to students that exceed the maximum completion time limit.

Information effective September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

Updated June 30 2020 by laurab

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