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Athabasca University

Undergraduate Fees and Refunds

The following fees are effective for students registering with a start date of September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

7.1.7 Academic-Related Fees

General Application Fee:
The following fees apply to all students.
Evaluation Fee:
Refer to Evaluations and Transfer Credit: $116
Examination Fees:  
Examination rebooking fee: levied by Athabasca University and AU Edmonton or Calgary offices if you rebook your examination date. Non-refundable. $116
Invigilation fee: Most invigilation centres charge a fee for exam invigilation. This fee is not covered in your tuition paid to Athabasca University. Please consult your local invigilation centre to determine its fee schedule.  
Late examination request fee:
(does not include courier fees, if applicable) Non-refundable.
Multiple examination fee: levied each time an examination is returned unwritten and requested again. Non-refundable. $57
Lost Exam Reimbursement (up to a maximum of $200) ($200)
Supplemental examination request fee. Non-refundable. $173
Extension Fee:  
Up to three extensions (each extension is two months in length) may be granted during any one individualized study course registration. Non-refundable. per extension $191

Laboratory Course Fee:
Please note that AU is not responsible for any lab fees charged to you by another university.

Laboratory Fee (mandatory and non-refundable)* $54
*Laboratory fees are mandatory and cannot be waived. These non-refundable fees also apply to students with lab exemptions.  

Laboratory Course Fee Examples:

Student pays the course registration fee and the compulsory laboratory fee for the following courses:

ASTR 210 CHEM 360
BIOL 204 COMP 444
BIOL 207 GEOG 365
BIOL 205 GEOG 266
BIOL 230 GEOL 200
BIOL 320 GEOL 201
BIOL 325 GEOL 207
BIOL 345 GEOL 319
BIOL 480 PHYS 200
CHEM 217 PHYS 201
CHEM 218 PHYS 202
CHEM 311 PHYS 204
CHEM 313 PHYS 205
CHEM 350  
Course Administration and Technology Fee (definition): $139
Course Materials Fee (definition): $51
Letter of Permission Fee (per letter): N/C
Parchment Replacement Fee:
Prior Learning Assessment Fee:
Prior Learning Withdrawal Fee:
Prior Learning Extension Fee:
Transcript Fee (per copy): N/C
Priority Transcript Fee:
Withdrawal Processing Fee:
Retained by Athabasca University when you withdraw from your course within a specific time frame. Non-refundable.

e-Letter Print Fee:

This one-time fee is charged to students requesting their e-letters defaulted to print. Non-refundable.

Nursing Clinical Fees*:
These fees are for specific undergraduate (LPN to BN) courses and is in addition to the regular tuition for these courses:

NURS 435 – 6 credits x $54 $324
NURS 437 – 6 credits x $54 $324
NURS 401 – 6 credits x $54 $324
NURS 441 – 9 credits x $54 $486
* Covers the cost of meeting requirements imposed by Alberta Health Services and Health Sciences Placement Network.  


Information effective Sept. 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2021.

Updated April 16 2020 by laurab

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