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Athabasca University

Fees and Funding

Application, Admission & Registration Fees

The following fees are effective for courses starting September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020. 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 fee
(required with each application)
$ 1501
Non-Program application fee $ 1031
Admission fee
(payable upon acceptance into the program)
$ 2001
Course registration fee (per course)
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.

Other Fees

Fee Description  
Course extension fee
(for individualized-study courses only)
$ 276
Transcript fee No Charge
Course Withdrawal processing fee $ 3732
Continuation fee $ 111

2The 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 GDLD 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 August 29 2019 by Student & Academic Services

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