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|
|Students living in Canada:||$1,7501|
|Students living outside Canada:||$1,9671|
1 Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design (GCID) Course Tuition fees now include a Course Administration fee of $147 and Course Materials fee of $32 per course, plus the Athabasca University Graduate Students Association (AUGSA) fee of $13 per credit.
The total tuition cost for a student living in Canada who takes all courses from Athabasca University, would be $5,250 ($1,750 x 3, three-credit course equivalents). The AUGSA fees, Course Administration and Technology fee, and Course Materials fee are included in the above calculation. Application and admission fees are not included.
|Transfer credit evaluation fee (one time):||$301|
|Transfer credit evaluation fee (international)(one time):||$301|
|Letter of Permission fee:
|Western Deans' Agreement administration fee (non-AU visiting students)||$250/course|
|Course extension fee:||$289|
|Course withdrawal processing fee1:||$391|
|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 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, 2021 to August 31, 2022.
Updated July 30 2021 by laurab