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Athabasca University

Graduate Certificate in Information Security

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: $107

Course Tuition Fees (includes all required materials)

Students living in Canada $1,7621
Students living outside Canada $1,9801

1GC InfoSec Course Tuition fees now include a Course Administration and Technology fee of $148 and a Course Materials fee of $32 per course, plus the Athabasca University Graduate Students Association (AUGSA) fee of $13 per credit.

Estimated program tuition cost (2021 - 2022):

The total tuition cost for a student living in Canada who takes all courses from Athabasca University, would be $7,048 ($1,762 x 4, three-credit course equivalents). AUGSA fees, the Course Administration and Technology fee, and the Course Materials fee are included in the above calculations. Application and admission fees are not included.

Other Fees

Transfer credit evaluation fee: $301/course
Supplemental examination fee: $107
Course extension fee: $289
Program extension fee. Same as course tuition fees (see above).
Letter of Permission fee: $86
Western Deans' Agreement administration fee (non-AU visiting students) $250/course
Course withdrawal processing fee1: $391
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.

Information effective September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

Updated August 26 2021 by laurab

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