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Athabasca University

Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Learning

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.

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 and waived if previously an AU student: $105

Course Tuition Fees (includes all required materials)

Students living in Canada: $1,6541
Students living outside Canada: $1,8591

1 Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Learning (GCTBL) Course Tuition fees now include a Course Administration and Technology fee of $139, and a Course Materials fee of $31 per course, plus the Athabasca University Graduate Students Association (AUGSA) fee of $13 per credit.

Estimated program tuition cost (2020-2021)

The total tuition cost for a student living in Canada who takes all courses from Athabasca University, would be $4,962 ($1,654 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.

Other fees

Transfer credit evaluation fee (one time): $295
Transfer credit evaluation fee (international)(one time): $295
Letter of Permission fee:
Western Deans' Agreement administration fee (non-AU visiting students) $250/course
Course extension fee: $283
Course withdrawal processing fee1: $383
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

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, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

Updated January 20 2021 by laurab

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