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Athabasca University

Graduate Diploma in Counselling

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.

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: $105

Course Tuition Fees (includes all required materials)

Learners living in Canada $1,5631
Learners living outside Canada $1,7681

1The Graduate Diploma in Counselling (GDC) Course Tuition fees now include a Course Administration and Technology fee of $48 and Course Materials fee of $31 per course. They are included in this calculation and are non-refundable. This calculation also includes the Athabasca University Graduate Students Association (AUGSA) fee of $13 per credit.

Program fee per 3-credit course (non-refundable) $565
Program fee per 6-credit course (non-refundable) $1,130
Total Program fee (non-refundable)2 $3,390
2 The total program fee is split up and charged with individual course registrations.

Estimated program tuition cost (2020-2021):

The total tuition cost for a learner living in Canada who takes all courses from Athabasca University, over a 1 2/3 year period, would be $12,768 ($1,563 x 6 = $9,378, three-credit course equivalents, plus program fees of $3,390 for a total of $12,768). AUGSA fees are included in this calculation. Application and Admission fees are not included in the above calculation.

Other Fees

Transfer credit evaluation fee $295/course
Course extension fee (regular mode or paced independent study): $283
Letter of Permission fee $84
Course withdrawal processing fee2: $383
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 learner will be refunded the full course tuition fees (see above) less the course withdrawal processing fee. Refer to Course Withdrawal.

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

Updated June 30 2020 by laurab

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