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Athabasca University

Master of Counselling
Art Therapy Fees

A 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. For more information on the convenience charge, please visit the Financial Services website.

The following fees are effective for courses starting September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022. 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: $163
Program admission fee (payable upon acceptance into the program and non-refundable) $226
Non-program application fee (non-refundable) required only once and waived if previously an AU student: $107

Course Tuition Fees (includes all required materials)

Students living in Canada $1,6541
Students living outside Canada $1,8711

1 MC Course Tuition fees now include a Course Administration and Technology fee of $51 and Course Materials fee of $32 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) $599
Program fee per 6-credit course (non-refundable) $1,198
Total Program fee (non-refundable)2 $6,589

2 The total program fee is split up and charged with individual course registrations.

Estimated program tuition cost (2021-2022):

The total tuition cost for a student living in Canada who takes all courses from Athabasca University, over a 3 1/3 year period, would be $24,783 ($1,654 x 11 = $18,194, three-credit course equivalents, plus program fees of $6,589 for a total of $24,783) plus any additional tuition and program fees required by VATI. AUGSA fees are included in this calculation. Application, Admission, and Art Therapy specialization fees are not included in the above calculation.

Other Fees

Transfer credit evaluation fee $301 per course
Course extension fee (regular mode or paced independent study): $289
Letter of Permission fee: $86
Course withdrawal processing fee2: $391
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, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

Updated July 30 2021 by laurab

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