The following fees are effective for courses starting September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018. 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.
|Program application fee1
(required with each application)
|Non-Program application fee1||$ 100|
(payable upon acceptance into the program)
|Graduate Student Association Fee
(Effective May 1, 2009, GSA Fee will be added to course registration fee)
|$ 13 per credit|
|Course registration fee (per 3 credit course)2|
|Students living in Canada Includes $39 GSA Fee||$ 1,549|
|Students living abroad Includes $39 GSA Fee||$ 1,749|
1Fee(s) are non-refundable.
2There is no refund for returned course materials.
3MAIS Course Tuition fees now include a Learning Resource fee of $160 per course. It is included in this calculation.
|Transfer credit evaluation fee1||$ 259 Per 3 cr. Course|
|Course extension fee
(for individualized study courses only)
|Program continuation fee
|Program transfer fee||$ 104|
Western Deans’ Agreement administration fee (non AU visiting students)
|$ 250/per course|
|Letter of Permission fee1
(to transfer credits into the MAIS program)
|$ 78 Per 3 cr. Course|
|Transcript fee||No Charge|
|Withdrawal processing fee4||$ 350|
4The withdrawal-processing fee includes the cost of course materials and an administrative fee for processing the request. There will be no refund for returned course materials.
The typical cost for a Canadian student living in Canada, who takes all his or her courses from Athabasca University (without extensions), would be as follows:
|Program application fee||$ 150.00|
|Program admission fee||$ 200.00|
|Tuition fee 11 (3-credit courses) x $ 1,549.00||$ 17,039|
|Sample Total||$ 17,389|
Updated September 01 2017 by Student & Academic Services