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Athabasca University

Fees and Funding

Application, Admission & Registration Fees

The following fees are effective for courses starting October 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017. 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 October 2016
Program application fee1
(required with each application)
$ 150
Non-Program application fee1 $ 100
Admission fee1
(payable upon acceptance into the program)
$ 200
Course registration fee (per course)2
Students living in Canada Includes GSA Fee $ 1549
Students living abroad Includes GSA Fee $ 1649
AU Graduate Student Association Fee (GSA) per credit $ 13

1Fee(s) are non-refundable.
2There is no refund for returned course materials.
3PBDLD tuition fees now include a Learning Resource fee of $ 160 per course. This fee is included in this calculation.

Other Fees

Fee Description October 2016
Course extension fee
(for individualized-study courses only)
$ 254
Transcript fee No Charge
Course Withdrawal processing fee $ 3504
Continuation fee $ 102

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 of the PBDLD program courses from Athabasca University (without extensions), would be as follows:

Program application fee $ 150.00
Program admission fee $ 200.00
Tuition fees: 5 (3-credit courses) x $ 1549.00 $ 7745.00
Sample Total $ 8095.00

Updated September 07 2016 by Student & Academic Services

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