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Athabasca University

Graduate Health Studies and Nursing

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.

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: $154
Program admission fee (payable upon acceptance into the program and non-refundable) $214
Non-program application fee (non-refundable) $105

Course Tuition Fees (includes all required materials)

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

1The Athabasca University Graduate Students Association (AUGSA) fees of $13 per credit is included in 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 (2020–2021):

The total tuition cost for a student living in Canada who takes all courses from Athabasca University would be $17,193 ($1,563 x 11, three-credit course equivalents). 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 $283
Continuation fee $1,524
Letter of Permission fee $84
Western Deans' Agreement administration fee (non-AU visiting students) $250/course
Comprehensive examination fee (repeats) $263
AU Graduate Student Association Fee (per credit): $13
Course withdrawal processing fee2 $383

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: $933
MHST/NURS 720 (12 credit course) is four times the regular Course Registration fee, plus applicable AUGSA fees.

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

Updated June 30 2020 by laurab

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