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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.

7.1.10 Methods of Payment

You may pay your course registration fees in Canadian dollars by e-transfer, cheque, money order, or authorize fees to be charged to your Visa or MasterCard. American Express is no longer an accepted method of payment. Interac is available at Athabasca University – Central, Athabasca University – Calgary, and Athabasca University – Edmonton. Post-dated cheques are not accepted.

Returning student paying by cheque should ensure that their student ID number is clearly written on the cheque. Cash may be paid in person; do not send cash in the mail.

When paying fees by Visa or MasterCard, indicate the specific fee being paid (e.g., admission fee, evaluation fee, etc.). A credit card payment processing form is included with the Undergraduate General Application Form and the Undergraduate Course Registration Form. If you make an error when determining the amount, Athabasca University will automatically charge the correct fee to your credit card. Effective June 29, 2020, a 2 per cent convenience charge will be required when using Visa or MasterCard. To avoid this charge, choose any of the other payment options listed above.

To avoid duplication of charges or processing:

  1. Do not mail original documentation after you have registered by fax.
  2. Do not fax requests that have already been submitted using the University’s online system.

Full payment must accompany the AU General Application and the course registration regardless of the method used (online, in person, by mail, or by fax) to request admission to AU or course registration. Requests with insufficient fees cannot be processed until full payment is received.

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

Updated June 24 2020 by laurab

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