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Athabasca University

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.

Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management*

* This program was previously called Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information Technology Management (PBCITM).

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: $103

Course Tuition Fees (includes all required materials)

Students living in Canada $1,5101
Students living outside Canada $1,7101

1Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management (GC ITM) 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) fee of $13 per credit is not included in the above course tuition fees and must be added.

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 $6,040 ($1,510 x 4, three-credit course equivalents). Application, AUGSA, and admission fees are not included in the above calculations.

Other Fees

Transfer credit evaluation fee: $276/course
Supplemental examination fee: $103
Course extension fee: $276
Program extension fee. Same as course tuition fees.
Letter of Permission fee: $82
Western Deans' Agreement administration fee (non-AU visiting students) $250/course
Course withdrawal processing fee1: $373
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 Course Withdrawals and Refunds.


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

Updated June 06 2019 by laurab

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