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Athabasca University

Fees and Funding

MAIS Graduate Fees ($CDN)

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.

Fee Description  
Program application fee1
(required with each application)
$ 150
Non-Program application fee1 $ 100
Admission fee1
(payable upon acceptance into the program)
$ 200
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.

For MDDE designated courses, MDDE course registration fees apply.
For MHST designated courses, MHST course registration fees apply.

Other Fees

Fee Description  
Transfer credit evaluation fee1 $ 259 Per 3 cr. Course
Course extension fee
(for individualized study courses only)
$ 259
Program continuation fee
$ 104
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.

Sample Tuition Cost

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:

Fee Description  
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

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