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Athabasca University

Graduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting
Fees

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, 2021 to August 31, 2022. 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.

Application Fees
Program application fee (non-refundable) required each time a person applies: $163
Program admission fee (payable upon acceptance into the program and non-refundable) $226
Non-program application fee (non-refundable) required only once and waived if previously an AU student: $107
Course Tuition Fees (includes all required materials)
Students living in Canada $1,7501
Students living outside Canada $1,8531

1Graduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting (GDLD) Course Tuition fees now include a Course Administration and Technology fee of $147 and Course Materials fee of $32 per course, plus the Athabasca University Graduate Students Association (AUGSA) fees of $13 per credit.

Estimated program tuition cost (2021-2022):

The total tuition cost for a student living in Canada who takes all courses from Athabasca University, would be $8,750 ($1,750 x 5, three-credit course equivalents). AUGSA, Course Administration and Technology fee, and Course Materials fees are included in the above calculations. Application and admission fees are not included.

Other Fees
Course extension fee: $289
Continuation Fee $121
Western Deans' Agreement administration fee (non-AU visiting students) $250/course
AU Graduate Student Association Fee (per credit included in tuition) $13
Course withdrawal processing fee2: $391

2The 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. Refer to Withdrawals.

Information effective September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

Updated June 02 2020 by Student & Academic Services

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