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Athabasca University

Graduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting*

* This program was previously called the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Legislative Drafting (PBDLD).

The following fees are effective for courses starting September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020. 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.

Application Fees
Program application fee (non-refundable) required each time a person applies: $150
Program admission fee (payable upon acceptance into the program and non-refundable) $200
Non-program application fee (non-refundable) required only once and waived if previously an AU student: $103
Course Tuition Fees (includes all required materials)
Students living in Canada $1,5491
Students living outside Canada $1,6491

1Graduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting (GDLD) Course Tuition fees now include a Learning Resource fee of $160 per course. It is included in this calculation. The Athabasca University Graduate Students Association (AUGSA) fees of $13 per credit are included in this calculation above.

Estimated program tuition cost (2019-2020):

The total tuition cost for a student living in Canada who takes all courses from Athabasca University, would be $7,745 ($1,549 x 5, three-credit course equivalents). Application and admission fees are not included in this calculation. AUGSA and the Learning Resource fees are included.

Other Fees
Course extension fee: $276
Continuation Fee $111
Western Deans' Agreement administration fee (non-AU visiting students) $250/course
AU Graduate Student Association Fee (per credit included in tuition) $13
Course withdrawal processing fee2: $373

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 Withdrawals.

Information effective September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Updated January 20 2020 by laurab

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