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Athabasca University

Master of Arts – Interdisciplinary Studies

Effective June 29, 2020, a 2 per cent non-refundable convenience charge will be charged when using Visa or MasterCard to pay student fees. American Express is no longer an accepted method of payment.

The following fees are effective for courses starting September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021. 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 fee (non-refundable) required each time a person applies: $154
Program admission fee (payable upon acceptance into the program and non-refundable) $214
Non-program application fee (non-refundable) required only once and waived if previously an AU student: $105

Course Tuition Fees (includes all required materials)

Students living in Canada $1,6541
Students living outside Canada $1,8591

1Master of Arts – Interdisciplinary Studies (MA-IS) Course Tuition fees now include a Course Administration and Technology fee of $139 and a Course Materials fee of $31 per course, plus the Athabasca University Graduate Students Association (AUGSA) fees of $13 per credit.

Estimated program tuition cost (2020-2021):

The total tuition cost for a student living in Canada who takes all courses from Athabasca University, would be $18,194 ($1,654 x 11, three-credit course equivalents). AUGSA fees, Course Administration and Technology fee, and Course Materials fee are included in the above calculations. Application and admission fees are not included.

Other Fees

Transfer credit evaluation fee $295 per course
Continuation fee $119
Course extension fee $283
Letter of Permission fee $84
Western Deans' Agreement administration fee (non-AU visiting students) $250 per course
AU Graduate Student Association Fee (per credit): $13
Course withdrawal processing fee1 $383
Supplemental Exam Fee $114

1 The 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.

Information effective September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

Updated June 02 2020 by Student & Academic Services

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