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Fees Payment Guide



The Post-Secondary Learning Act of Alberta grants authority to approve tuition and fees for students to the Board of Governors. Fees are approved by the University's Board of Governors and may change without notice. University policy regarding fee regulations, fee rates, and fee deadlines is established by the Board of Governors and is final. Students pay their fees at the rates that are in effect at the time of payment. Fees included in your fee assessment are exempt from the federal Goods and Services Tax (GST). Current fees information is available at www.registrarsoffice.ualberta.ca/Costs-Tuition-Fees.aspx

Please contact the following offices if you have any questions regarding fees:

  1. Undergraduate fee assessment: Registrar's Office (780) 492-3113
  2. Graduate fee assessment: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (780) 492-3499
  3. Fee payment: Financial Services, Student Receivables (780) 492-3000

Definitions of the terms used in this section can be found in the Glossary .

Fall 2015/Winter 2016 Undergraduate Instructional and Non-Instructional Fees

Changes in fees for Fall 2016/Winter 2017 were not available at time of publication. Refer to www.gradstudies.ualberta.ca for 2016-2017 fees information, including Spring and Summer 2016. Students registered in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research should consult Fall 2015/Winter 2016 Graduate Instructional and Non-Instructional Fees and www.gradstudies.ualberta.ca for 2016-2017 fees information.

  1. Fall 2015/Winter 2016 Undergraduate Instructional Fees: With few exceptions, tuition fees for undergraduate students are assessed by calculating the cost of each course in which the students are registered for credit, according to the following formula: fee index value x units of fee index. In Course Listings , the units of fee index are shown following the title of each course, and are indicated by fi. The fee index value is a dollar amount that is approved annually by the Board of Governors. The undergraduate fee index for 2015-2016 is $88.68. Students in Dental Hygiene programs will be assessed at a fee index of $109.42, which includes the regular Undergraduate fee index plus the Clinical Operations fee. Individual courses taken by students enrolled in the MD and DDS programs, and by some Special Students in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, are assessed using a fee index value of $147.62.

Audited courses are assessed using the formula "fee index value x units of fee index x 1/2."

Fall 2015/Winter 2016 course fees based on a fee index value: $88.68


Single-term, ★3, fi = 6, for credit: $88.68 x 6 = $532.08
Two-term, ★6, fi = 12, for credit: $88.68 x 12 = $1,064.16
Single-term, ★3, fi = 6, audited: $88.68 x 6 x 1 / 2 = $266.04
Two-term, ★6, fi = 12, audited: $88.68 x 12 x 1 / 2 = $532.08
Fees are assessed by term (see Glossary ). A two-term course counts for fee purposes as two single-term courses, one in each term.
There is no maximum fee per term with the following exceptions.
MD program, all years: $3,749.28/term
DDS program, Years 1, 2 and 3: $10,092.22/term
DDS, Year 4: $8,696.48/term

Advanced Placement students in Dentistry are required to pay a Clinical Operations Fee of $39,577.60 per annum.

International Student Differential Fee: Undergraduate students who are not Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees or Protected Persons as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (i.e., International students) are assessed tuition fees at a rate of $334.60 per unit of fee index. If you become a Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee or Protected Person as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and present proof before the end of the term, the Differential Fee will not be assessed in that and subsequent terms. Proof of your change of immigration status can be submitted to the Registrar's Office (main floor, Administration Building). Sample fee assessments for International Students are available at www.registrarsoffice.ualberta.ca/Costs-Tuition-Fees.aspx.

In courses or programs where the regular tuition rates do not apply, International Students will be assessed a rate of 277.31% above the tuition applied to these courses or programs.

Program Differential Fees: Students admitted to the following programs will be assessed a Program Differential Fee:

Program  Full-Time/term Part-Time/term

Law (JD) $2,272.80 $1,136.40
Medicine (MD) $2,272.80 $1,136.40
  1. Fall 2015/Winter 2016 Undergraduate Non-Instructional Fee Schedule: Students are assessed Non-Instructional Fees per term as shown below; the corresponding privileges conferred are explained in Privileges Conferred by Payment of Non-Instructional Fees. Most of these fees are mandatory for most students; exceptions to Non-Instructional Fee payment rules are listed following the table.

For fee purposes, a full-time student is registered for credit in courses with a combined weight of nine or more units of course weight in a term.

Fee Full-Time/term Part-Time/term

Augustana Student Insurance Policy  $8.00 $8.00
Registration and Transcript1 $76.28 $38.14
Student Services1 $57.08 $28.54
Common Student Space, Sustainability and Services1 $153.08 $76.54
Students' Union Membership1 $39.05 $19.04
Students' Union Dedicated1 $43.19 $40.11
Students' Union Health Plan2 $118 $118
Students' Union Dental Plan2 $116.50 $116.50
Athletics and Recreation1 $82 $41
PAW Centre Fee $26.58 $26.58
Health Services1 $27.06 $13.53
U-Pass1 $135.42 $135.42

1 Denotes Mandatory Non-Instructional Fee

2 Denotes Optional Non-Instructional Fee (see Students' Union Health and Dental Plan information below)

Exceptions to Non-Instructional Fee payment regulations:

  • Students registered only in courses designated as off-campus are not assessed the Athletics and Recreation Fee, the PAW Centre Fee, the Health Services Fee, or the U-Pass Fee with the exception of WKEXP students. If an off-campus student wishes to opt for Athletics and Recreation, Health Services, PAW Centre or the U-Pass they must advise the Registrar's Office by the term registration deadline and will be assessed the fees accordingly.
  • Off-campus students pay the part-time/term rate for the Student's Union Membership/Dedicated.
  • Full-time and part-time on-campus degree program students in the Faculty of Business are assessed an additional $7.50 Faculty Association Fee in the Fall Term.
  • Full-time on-campus students in the Faculty of Law are assessed an additional $50 Faculty Association Fee in the Fall Term.
  • Full-time on-campus degree program students in the Faculty of Nursing are assessed an additional $12.50 Students' Union Dedicated Fee towards the Nursing Faculty Association Membership in the Fall Term and part-time on-campus degree program students in the Faculty of Nursing are assessed an additional $8.50 Students' Union Dedicated Fee towards the Nursing Faculty Association Membership in the Fall Term.
  • Full-time, on-campus degree program students in the Faculty of Science are assessed an additional $5 Students' Union Dedicated Fee towards the Science Faculty Association Membership.
  • Augustana Faculty students are not assessed the Health Services Fee, the PAW Centre Fee or the U-Pass Fee and are assessed different Students' Union Fee rates.
  • Auditing students who are not taking courses for credit do not pay Non-Instructional Fees and are not granted the corresponding privileges.

Students' Union Health and Dental Plan Non-Instructional Fees

All undergraduate students who are enroled in at least ★3 in the Fall Term and pay Students' Union fees, including international students, will be automatically assessed for the Students' Union Health and Dental Plan in the Fall Term. Coverage is for a full year from early September to the end of August. Students may choose to customize their coverage by keeping only parts of the plan or completely opt-out of the plan during the Fall Term change-of-coverage period (late August to mid September). The fee is assessed by the University of Alberta for the Fall Term only. New Winter Term students may choose to enrol in the plans. Changes to coverage can be completed online at www.ihaveaplan.ca, or by calling the Member's Services Centre at 1-866-795-4430 or in person at the Students' Union Health and Dental Plan Office (6-14 SUB).

Opting-Out of the plans:

The deadline to opt-out of the Students' Union Health and Dental plan is the Fall add/delete deadline (see Major Deadlines from the 2016-2017 Academic Schedule ). Students can opt-out online at www.ihaveaplan.ca, or by calling the Member's Services Centre at 1-866-795-4430, or in-person at the Students' Union Health and Dental Plan Office (6-14 SUB).

  1. Fees for Special Programs:
    1. Postgraduate Medical/Dental Education Program: Students in the Postgraduate Medical/Dental Education Program pay a Program Fee of $968.38 per year.
    2. Work Experience Courses (Co-op and Internships): Students registered in cooperative work experience programs or work internships will register in courses entitled "Work Experience" (WKEXP). The fees for the work experience program are assessed as instructional fees for the WKEXP courses. For the terms of registration in WKEXP alone, students are also assessed the Registration and Transcript Fee; Student Services Fee; the Students' Union Fees; Athletics and Recreation; PAW Centre Fee; Health Services; Students' Union Health and Dental Plan; Common Student Space, Sustainability and Services; and U-Pass Fees. If a student registers in other courses additional to WKEXP in a term, normal tuition fee calculations will apply for the total registration.
    3. Faculty Student Funds: Students in certain Faculties have voted to be assessed an additional Faculty Student Fund in accordance with the Students' Union bylaws. All students registered in the following Faculties for Fall or Winter Term will be assessed a Faculty Student Fund as indicated:
      Engineering: $25/term
    4. Visiting Student Certificate Program: Refer to Cost Recovery Programs or Courses 2015-2016 for the yearly fees for this program. Students in this program are assessed Full-time Non-Instructional Fees for each term they are assessed instructional fees, whether they are taking courses for credit or audit.
  2. Sample Fee Assessment Fall 2015/Winter 2016 Rates:

(For a full-time, Canadian or Permanent Resident student taking five credit courses, each with ★3 and six fee index units, per term.) Further fee samples, including International Student fee samples are available at www.registrarsoffice.ualberta.ca/Costs-Tuition-Fees.aspx.

Fee Fall Term Winter Term Total

Course Fees $2,660.40 $2,660.40 $5,320.80
Registration and Transcript $76.28 $76.28 $152.56
Student Services $57.08 $57.08 $114.16
Common Student Space, Sustainability and Services $153.08 $153.08 $306.16
Student's Union Membership $39.05 $39.05 $78.10
Students' Union Dedicated $43.19 $43.19 $86.38
Students' Union Health Plan $118 N/A $118
Students' Union Dental Plan $116.50 N/A $116.50
Athletics and Recreation $82 $82 $164
PAW Centre Fee $26.58 $26.58 $53.16
Health Services $27.06 $27.06 $54.12
U-Pass $135.42 $135.42 $270.84

Total $3,534.64 $3,300.14 $6,834.78

Fall 2015/Winter 2016 Graduate Instructional and Non-Instructional Fees

Changes in fees for Fall 2016/Winter 2017 were not available at the time of publication. Refer to www.gradstudies.ualberta.ca for 2016-2017 fees information and additional sample fees assessments.

All graduate students are assessed two types of fees: Instructional Fees and Non-Instructional Fees.

  1. Fall 2015/Winter 2016 Graduate Instructional Fees:
    1. Thesis-based graduate students admitted Fall 2011 and thereafter: Full-time thesis-based graduate students who are Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, or Convention Refugees or Protected Persons as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada are assessed a program fee; the annual amount for 2015-2016 is $3,662.40 assessed as follows: $1,220.80 for Fall 2015/Winter 2016 Terms and $610.40 for Spring/Summer 2016 Terms. In addition, full-time thesis-based graduate students who are neither Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, or Convention Refugees or Protected Persons as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada are assessed an international differential fee; the annual amount for 2015-2016 is $3,080.88 assessed as follows: $1,026.96 for Fall 2015/Winter 2016 Terms and $513.48 for Spring/Summer 2015 Terms.
      Part-time thesis-based graduate students who are Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, or Convention Refugees or Protected Persons as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada are assessed a program fee; the annual amount for 2015-2016 is $1,831.20 assessed as follows: $610.40 for Fall 2015/Winter 2016 Terms and $305.20 for Spring/Summer 2016 Terms. In addition, part-time thesis-based graduate students who are neither Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, or Convention Refugees or Protected Persons as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada are assessed an international differential fee; the annual amount for 2015-2016 is $1,540.44 assessed as follows: $513.48 for Fall 2015/Winter 2016 Terms and $256.74 for Spring/Summer 2016 Terms. Thesis-based Graduate students will be charged extra cost in case they enroll in an Alternate Delivery section.
    2. Thesis-based graduate students admitted before Fall 2011 and course-based graduate students:
      1. Course Instruction Fees: All thesis-based students admitted before Fall 2011 and all course-based graduate students are assessed individual course fees for all courses, projects, and thesis research. There is no maximum Instructional Fee. Fees for a course taken for credit are normally calculated according to the following formula: fee index value x units of fee index (except THES 919 ; see below). The fee index value is a dollar amount that is approved annually by the Board of Governors. The graduate fee index value for Fall 2015/Winter 2016 is $104.02. Fees for an audited course are calculated according to the following formula: fee index value x units of fee index x 1/2. Therefore, the Instructional Fee for a course with 6 fee index units taken for credit is $624.12. The Instructional Fee for a course with 6 fee index units taken for audit is $312.06. (Special Graduate Students may not audit courses.) The units of fee index are shown following the title of each course in Course Listings ), and are indicated by fi.
      2. Reduced Thesis-Only Fee: For 2015-2016, this Instructional Fee is assessed at a flat rate of $1,167.96 per term. To be assessed the Reduced Thesis-Only Fee for a full-time thesis registration, students must have been admitted before Fall 2011 and meet the following eligibility criteria:
        Doctoral Students: must be in a noncost-recovery program; must have been registered full-time (minimum of ★9 course/thesis per term) in at least four Fall or Winter Terms in their graduate program and have been assessed at least 18 fee index units in each of those terms; and must register in THES 919  instead of THES 909 . (THES 919  and THES 909  are both equivalent to ★9 in a term.)
        Master's Students: must be in a noncost-recovery program; must have been registered full-time (minimum of ★9 course/thesis per term) in at least two Fall or Winter Terms in their graduate program and have been assessed at least 18 fee index units in each of those terms; and must register in THES 919 , instead of THES 909 . (THES 919  and THES 909  are both equivalent to ★9 in a term.)
      3. Extra Course Fees: For thesis-based graduate students admitted before Fall 2011 and course-based graduate students fees for courses extra to a degree program are calculated in the same way as fees for courses that are part of a degree program.
      4. Program Differential Fee: In addition to Course Instructional Fees, students registered in the following program are assessed a Program Differential Fee:
        Master of Business Administration (MBA): Students admitted to this program in Fall 2008 or thereafter are assessed an MBA Program Differential Fee on a course-by-course basis. The 2015-2016 MBA Program Differential Fee is $597.84 per ★3 course. This fee is subject to yearly Instructional Fee increases. There is no maximum MBA Program Differential Fee amount.
        Non MBA Students taking MBA Courses are also assessed the MBA Program Differential Fee of $597.84 per ★3 MBA course.
      5. International Student Differential Fees: Thesis-based graduate students admitted before Fall 2011 and coursed-based students who are neither Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, or Convention Refugees or Protected Persons as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada are assessed an International Student Differential Fee calculated on and equal to the value of all Instructional Fees and Program Differential Fees assessed (108.7% Differential). If you become a Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee or Protected Person as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and present proof before the end of the term, the Differential Fee will not be assessed in that and subsequent terms. Please submit original proof of your change of immigration status to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall).
  2. Fall 2015/Winter 2016 Graduate Student Non-Instructional Fee Schedule: In addition to Instructional Fees, all graduate students are assessed Non-Instructional Fees. The Non-Instructional Fees assessed are based upon whether a student is full-time or part-time, and upon whether a student is on-campus or off-campus. Non-Instructional Fees differ between Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer.
    Students are assessed Non-Instructional Fees for each term in which they register. The Fall/Winter assessment rates are shown below. The corresponding privileges conferred are explained in Privileges Conferred by Payment of Non-Instructional Fees.
Fee Full-Time/term Part-Time/term

Registration and Transcript $76.28 $38.14
Student Services $57.08 $28.54
Common Student Space, Sustainability and Services1 $153.08 $76.54
Athletics and Recreation2 $82 $41
PAW Centre2 $26.58 $26.58
Health Services2 $27.06 $13.53
GSA Dental Plan3 $184.56 N/A
GSA Health Plan3 $244.09 N/A
Graduate Students' Association $79.06 $59.30
GSA Dedicated Fees $1.50 $1.50
U-Pass Fee2 $135.42 $135.42
Graduate Students' Assistance Program Fee4 $4/$8 $4/$8
Maintaining Registration5 N/A $624.12
Readmission6 $1,373.06 $1,373.06

1 Off-campus students are assessed the part-time Common Student Space, Sustainability and Services fees.

2 Off-campus students are not assessed these fees.

3GSA Dental Plan Fee and GSA Health Plan Fee: these fees are assessed in Fall Term to all full-time graduate students, both on-campus and off-campus.

4Graduate Student Assistance Program Fee: assessed at $4 in Fall Term and $8 in Winter Term for both full-time and part-time and on-campus and off-campus graduate students. The higher Winter Term amount covers access to services provided by this fee for the subsequent Spring and Summer Terms.

5Maintaining Registration Fee: Part-time Graduate students who wish to keep their program active, but who are not working on courses, projects, or thesis research register in "Maintaining Registration" by registering in M REG 800 . Such students are assessed a Maintaining Registration Fee and off-campus part-time Non-Instructional fees.

6Readmission Fee: Graduate students who do not keep their programs active as described in Registration  must reapply and be readmitted before they can resume their program of studies. All readmitted students are assessed a Readmission Fee in addition to other applicable Instructional and Non-Instructional fees.

Full-time graduate students are eligible to become members of the undergraduate Students' Union by paying the applicable fee.

  1. Sample Fee Assessment 2015-2016 Rates:
    1. Thesis-based students admitted before Fall 2011 and course-based students with 18 fee index units per term (full-time on-campus)
Fee  Fall Term Winter Term Total

Instruction $1,872.36 $1,872.36 $3,744.72
Registration and Transcript $76.28 $76.28 $152.56
Student Services $57.08 $57.08 $114.16
Common Student Space, Sustainability and Services $153.08 $153.08 $306.16
Athletics and Recreation $82 $82 $164
PAW Centre $26.58 $26.58 $53.16
Health Services $27.06 $27.06 $54.12
GSA Dental Plan $184.56 N/A $184.56
GSA Health Plan $244.09 N/A $244.09
Graduate Students' Association $79.06 $79.07 $158.13
GSA Dedicated Fees $1.50 $1.50 $3
Graduate Students' Assistance Program $4 $8 $12
U-Pass* $135.42 $270.84* $406.26*

Total $2,943.07 $2,653.85* $5,596.92*

International Student Differential $2,036.16 $2,036.16 $4,072.32

Total $4,979.23 $4,690.01* $9,669.24*

*Thesis based students pay an additional $135.42 in Winter Term for the Spring/Summer U-Pass. 

  1. On-campus Full-time thesis-based students admitted Fall 2011 and thereafter
Fee Fall Term Winter Term Total

Instruction1  $1,220.80 $1,220.80 $3,662.40
Registration and Transcript $76.28 $76.28 $152.56
Student Services $57.08 $57.08 $114.16
Common Student Space, Sustainability and Services $153.08 $153.08 $306.16
Athletics and Recreation $82 $82 $164
PAW Centre $26.58 $26.58 $53.16
Health Services  $27.06 $27.06 $54.12
GSA Dental Plan  $184.56 N/A $184.56
GSA Health Plan $244.09 N/A $244.09
Graduate Students' Association  $79.06 $79.07 $158.13
GSA Dedicated Fees $1.50 $1.50 $3
Graduate Students' Assistance Program $4 $8 $12
U-Pass2 $135.42 $135.42 $270.84

Total1  $2,291.51 $1,866.87 $5,379.18

International Student Differential3  $1,026.96 $1,026.96 $2,053.92

Total1  $3,318.47 $2,893.83 $7,433.10

1 Students are assessed $610.40 in the Spring and Summer Terms. In addition, students are assessed Non-Instructional fees and instructional fees (based on the graduate level fee index value) if they register for courses other than THES in the Spring or Summer Terms.

2 Students are assessed $135.42 in the Spring Term.

3 Students are assessed $513.48 in the Spring and Summer Terms.

  1. Assistantship and Department Fees Payment Inquiries: Staff and Student Payments, Human Resources can assist with the following types of inquiries: payment of monthly stipends to holders of graduate assistantships, payroll deduction of fees from assistantships, and fees payment from department and trust accounts.

Student Instructional Support Fees 2015-2016

The University of Alberta complies with the Public Postsecondary Institutions' Tuition Fees Regulations released by the Government of Alberta, which states that postsecondary institutions may charge mandatory student fees further to fees for instruction to support the provision of supplies, equipment, materials and services to students.

The Student Instructional Support Fees policy is located on the University of Alberta Policies and Procedures Online (UAPPOL) website at: https://policiesonline.ualberta.ca

Instructors, Departments and/or Faculties may also charge students Supplementary Incidental Fees as long as the student is not obligated to purchase the item. Students may register a concern about supplementary incidental fees by making the concern known to the appropriate individual in the following sequence:

  1. Instructor
  2. Chair of the department in which the course is taught
  3. Dean of the Faculty in which the course is taught.

Alternate Delivery Sections 2015-2016

Sections of certain approved courses, as noted below, may be offered in an Alternate Delivery format at an increased rate of fee assessment.

Cost Recovery Programs or Courses 2015-2016

Programs or sections of certain approved courses, as noted below, may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment.

Aboriginal Governance & Partnership Certificate Program $931 (per course)
e3 Berlin Education Abroad Program $1,052.72 (per ★3)
e3 Brazil Education Abroad Program $1,167.46 (per ★3)
e3 Washington Education Abroad Program $1,635.20 (per ★3)
BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences (Yukon College) $532.08 (per ★3)
CSD 200   $766.50
CSD 211

Domestic Rate: $815

International Rate: $3,000

DDS 829   $5,609.56
EAP 135   $2,265.76
EAP 140   $2,265.76
EAP 145   $2,265.76
EAP 150   $2,265.76
EAP 550   $1,359.30
EDEL 495  (International Teaching and Learning Diploma) $1,479 - $2,456
EDEL 498 (International Teaching and Learning Diploma, Fall/Winter Sections) $2,467 - $3,442
EDEL 498 (International Teaching and Learning Diploma, Spring/Summer Sections) $2,859 - $3,834
EDPS 514  - Online $868.70
Executive Master of Business Administration (2 year Program) 2015 Cohort $62,000
Executive Master of Business Administration (2 year Program) 2016 Cohort $64,500
Executive Master of Business Administration (2 year Program) 2017 Cohort $67,000
EXT 531 /EXT 532   $1,000 (per course)
Faculty of Arts School in Cortona (three courses) $3,750.48
Faculty of Arts School in Lille - Undergraduate $1358.70 (per ★3)
Faculty of Arts School in Lille - Graduate $1381.12 (per ★3)
Faculty of Business (BCom) WKEXP 911 , WKEXP 912 , WKEXP 913 , WKEXP 914   $798.12 (per course)
INT D 130

Domestics Rate: $532.08

International Rate: $2,007.60

INT D 281   $2,865.88
INT D 340 /INT D 345   $827.82
INT D 375   $1,100 - $2,000
INT D 457: Global Health in China $1,400 - $2,000
LAW 599   $3,066.00
Faculty of Law - National Committee on Accreditation(NCA) $40,000
LING 205   $715.40
Master of Arts in Communications Technology (per year) $7,212
Master of Business Administration Fort McMurray (3 year program) $45,000
Master of Education in Curriculum and Pedagogy (online) $1,022 (per ★3)
Master of Education in Health Studies Education $1,600 (per course)
Master of Education in Educational Studies (Leadership and School Improvement) (2 year program) $1,635.20 (per course)
Master of Financial Management (China) $40,000
Master of Financial Management (Calgary) $29,900
Master of Financial Management (Shanghai) $60,000
Master of Financial Management (Xi'an) $40,000
Master of Library & Information Science (online) $1,022 (per ★3)
Master of Science in Internetworking (per course) $2,200 (per ★3)
Master of Science Specialization Program in Multimedia $2,000 (per ★3)
MEC E 464   $1,425
Nursing Online PhD $20,000 (per year)
Orthodontics Graduate Program - Clinical Operations Fee $16,126.28 (per year)
PHARM 453   $1,100-$2,000
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Sexual Health $1,328.60 (per course)
Post Professional PharmD Program $425 (per credit)
PTHER 350 , PTHER 351 PTHER 352  - Online $817
REHAB 500   $963
REHAB 570   $820.52
REHAB 535 /REHAB 536 /REHAB 537   $1,200 (per course)
REHAB 540 /REHAB 541 /REHAB 542   $1,200 (per course)
Southern African Field School (SAFS) $2,500 - 10,000
STS 351  

Undergraduate Domestic Rate: $798.12

Undergraduate International Rate: $3,011.40

Graduate Rates Apply

Visiting Student Certificate Program (per year) $2,481

Deadlines for Fee Payment

For details on the deadlines for payment of Instructional and Non-Instructional Fees, see Academic Schedule .

To avoid instalment charges, all Fall/Winter fees must be paid by the last weekday in September (the Fall Term Fee Payment Deadline).

If students choose to pay by term:

  • Fall Term fees must be paid by the last weekday in September; and
  • Winter Term fees, plus a $40 instalment charge, must be paid by the last weekday in January (the Winter Term Fee Payment Deadline).

All Spring/Summer fees must be paid by the last day to add or delete courses (the Spring Term Fee Payment Deadline, see Academic Schedule ).

If students choose to pay by term:

  • Spring Term fees must be paid by the last day for paying Spring fees;
    and
  • Summer Term fees must be paid by the last day for paying Summer fees (the Summer Term Fee Payment Deadline).

After the published fee payment deadline, in cases where late course registration is permitted, payment must be made within 15 days of that late registration.

Penalties for Late Payment of Fees

If fees are not paid by the term fee payment deadline, a late payment penalty of 18% per annum will be applied to the outstanding balance at the end of each month.

For a discussion of the implications of not paying amounts owed to the University, see Overdue Accounts: Withholding of University documents and Denial of Registration .

Delinquent accounts will be reported to the Credit Bureau and referred to a collection agency for recovery.

Obtaining and Paying Your Fee Assessment

  1. Obtaining a Fee Assessment: Students enrolled in Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer are e-mailed a notification to view their Fee Assessment in Bear Tracks (https://www.beartracks.ualberta.ca). E-mail notifications are sent in August/September for students registered in Fall/Winter. Notifications are sent in December/January for students registered in Winter only; in April for students registered in Spring only and in June for Summer only. If students make registration changes they should check their Fee Assessment in Bear Tracks to determine if the change has affected their fee assessment.
  2. Obtaining a Current Account Balance: It is a student's responsibility to find out the correct amount of fees owing and to pay this amount on or before the fee payment deadline. Refer to Deadlines for Fee Payment. The account balance can be checked at https://www.beartracks.ualberta.ca. Payments after the fee payment deadline may incur financial penalties (Penalties for Late Payment of Fees); information on refunds is given in Refunds and Withdrawals. Registration deadlines are listed in Academic Schedule .
  3. Tuition Payment Options
    1. Internet Banking, Mobile Banking, Telephone Banking, or automated banking machine.
      These options are available through the Royal Bank (RBC), Bank of Montreal (BMO), CIBC, Scotiabank, TD/Canada Trust, HSBC, ATB Financial, Canadian Western Bank, Servus Credit Union, and other credit unions.
      To set up Internet, Mobile or Telephone banking, follow the procedures provided by your financial institution. The University of Alberta is set up in the same manner as all other bill payments. Your account number is the seven digit student ID number and the first four letters of the student's last name (e.g., ONEcard: 01 1234567 equals an account number of 1234567LAST).
    2. Interac Online Payment (Debit Card)
      Tuition and Non-Instructional fees can be paid by Interac online. To access select student tuition payment options go to www.financial.ualberta.ca. This service is available to clients of Royal Bank (RBC), TD/Canada Trust, Bank of Montreal (BMO), and Scotiabank.
      Note: Please ensure that your debit card daily and transaction limits are sufficiently large enough to pay the tuition and Non-Instructional fees. Please contact your financial institution directly for any inquiries or changes to your daily and transaction limits.
      Important Note: The University of Alberta accepts credit card for application fee, however credit cards are not accepted for tuition payments.
    3. Credit Card Payment by Third Party Payment Processing Service (Plastiq)
      Plastiq is a service provider that facilitates the use of credit cards for student tuition payments. Student's can access Plastiq's website at https://www.plastiq.com/pay, please note, there is a platform fee for this external service. Allow three to six business days for the University of Alberta account to receive funds from Plastiq and update the student tuition account. It is important to note payment deadlines still apply, see Major Deadlines from the Academic Schedule .
      To make a payment on the Plastiq website, the cardholder will need to input the student's first and last name and the seven digit student ID number. An e-mail address for confirmation of the payment will also be required. Print a copy of the receipt at the time of payment, the University of Alberta is unable to access or print this receipt.
      For additional information see www.financial.ualberta.ca/StudentTuitionPaymentOptions.
    4. Payment In Person
      Tuition and Non-Instructional fees may be paid at the Cashier's counter located on the third floor of the University of Alberta Administration Building; 114 Street and 89 Avenue; and at the Augustana Campus Cashier Office located on the second floor of the Forum. The cashiers accept the following methods of payment: cash, cheque, or debit card. A dropbox/mailslot is located on the third floor of the Administration Building. Envelopes are provided. Cheques or money orders must be made payable to the University of Alberta (students are requested to provide their student ID numbers on their cheques).
      Notes
      1. Please ensure that your debit card daily and transaction limits are sufficiently large enough to pay the tuition and Non-Instructional fees. Please contact your financial institution directly for any inquiries or changes to your daily and transaction limits.
      2. The University accepts Credit Card Cheques for tuition payment. Please contact your credit card provider for further details on credit card cheque interest rates, as these cheques may be considered a cash advance.
    5. Mail
      Tuition and Non-Instructional fees may be paid by campus mail by depositing a cheque with the student ID number noted on it, in the special drop box, available one week before the payment deadline date, on the main floor of the Administration Building.
      Payments may be mailed to Student Receivables, Financial Services, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2M7.
      Note: Mail delays will not be accepted as a reason for late payment.
    6. Student Loans
      Tuition and Non-Instructional fees will be deducted from student loans at the time of institutional approval. See How to Process a Loan from Another Provincial Government.
  4. Dishonored Cheques: Payment by dishonored cheque is treated as nonpayment of fees. Please refer to Penalties for Late Payment of Fees for consequences. In addition to the penalties outlined there, a $25 charge is assessed for the dishonored cheque itself.
    Students will be required to pay by certified cheque or guaranteed funds for any cheque returned due to lack of sufficient funds (NSF) in the account against which the cheque was written.
  5. Deposits: Students who have paid a deposit to confirm their admission to a program should deduct this from their fee assessment total.
  6. Student Loans: Alberta students who need financial assistance apply online at Student Aid Alberta (www.studentaid.alberta.ca). Student Connect, the Office of the Registrar's student service centre, provides information, advising and assistance in government-issued student loans.
    Undergraduate students must be registered full-time for the period of their loan. If your loan covers both terms of Fall/Winter, you must be registered for credit in courses with a combined weight of 9 or more in each term in order to have your loan approved. Students must maintain full-time status for the duration of their student loan period to remain eligible for their full-time loan funding. For information on how to process your student loan refer to the Office of the Registrar website at www.registrarsoffice.ualberta.ca.
  7. How to Process a Loan from Another Provincial Government: All out of province government student loans are available online to the staff in Student Receivables, Financial Services. When you receive notification from Financial Services, please bring your OneCard, SIN Card, and Notice of Assessment to have your loan confirmed. Students wishing to pay by term must present a Student Finance Board Notice of Assessment or Funding Summary Indicating further loan disbursements. Without this document, the tuition and fees for the full year will be deducted.
  8. Scholarships, Bursaries and Other Financial Assistance: Students with tuition and/or fees being paid for by scholarships, bursaries or other University-processed financial assistance will typically have funds applied to their tuition account balance prior to the tuition deadline. To avoid payment penalties, students' full installment of fees must be paid by the tuition deadline.
    Students who receive direct assistance that is not processed through the University (e.g. grant from an employer) must follow normal fee payment regulations and meet the tuition deadline. Confirmation of enrolment will be provided by the Office of the Registrar upon request.
  9. Receipts: The Tuition and Education Amounts Certificate (Form T2202A) is the students' official receipt for income tax purposes. This form can be accessed on Bear Tracks (https://www.beartracks.ualberta.ca). Students who make payments after the production of the certificate will have a revised certificate posted on Bear Tracks. Please note that students are no longer required to present a printed copy of the tax form when filing their tax returns.
    Students requiring proof of payment prior to February are encouraged to use their cancelled cheque if possible. Alternatively, a cashier's receipt will be provided at time of payment when paying in person at the Cashier's counter of Financial Services. At any other time, Student Receivables of Financial Services will provide proof of payment at the student's request. Please allow up to three weeks for delivery.

Refunds and Withdrawals

  1. Refer to Academic Schedule  for deadline details.
  2. The Tuition Deposit is nonrefundable, except in cases where a student has paid the deposit and is subsequently denied admission.
  3. If a student drops a course from a registration before the Registration Deadline, no Instructional Fees will be assessed. If the course change results in a registration status change (e.g., from full-time to part-time), Non-Instructional Fees will also be reassessed accordingly. Course drops can only be processed on Bear Tracks (https://www.beartracks.ualberta.ca) until the registration deadline for the term.
  4. If a student withdraws from a course after the Registration Deadline and up to the Refund Deadline there will be a 50% reduction in the Instructional Fees assessed for that course. If the course change results in a registration status change, Non-Instructional Fees will also be reassessed.
  5. Students who withdraw after the Refund Deadline will not receive any reduction in Instructional and Non-Instructional fees assessed.
  6. Where students have a credit balance as a result of reassessment, Financial Services will issue a refund.
  7. For course withdrawals after the Registration Deadline the effective date of the withdrawal is the day the Faculty receives the withdrawal form. Students who register and then cease to attend, or never attend, without formally withdrawing will not be eligible for any refund of fees nor will they be exempt from paying assessed fees that are unpaid.
  8. Fees deadlines are firm and are strictly enforced. Students must ensure that they process and confirm any intended withdrawals by the required deadline since ignorance of the deadline or its consequences will not be accepted as an excuse. No special financial consideration is given to students who must withdraw after the deadlines. Students should be aware that when they withdraw from a course at any time after the Registration Deadline, they have effectively occupied a place in the class for the entire term. Since space in classes is limited, an underlying principle of this policy is to ensure that as many opportunities as possible are left open for students seeking to register. The University treats all students in an equitable fashion by adhering strictly to the deadlines published.
  9. Students are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of their registrations. Students should validate course changes and any fee assessment changes, by reviewing their Class Timetable and Fee Assessment on Bear Tracks (https://www.beartracks.ualberta.ca).
  10. Changes from credit to audit: If the change is made during the audit registration period (see Academic Schedule ), the assessment for the course will be at the audit rate both for undergraduate students and graduate students.
  11. Partially Paid Accounts: If the full fee assessment for the term has not been paid upon withdrawal or a change from credit to audit, money may still be owed to the University. Account balances can be checked online at https://www.beartracks.ualberta.ca or Financial Services can be contacted at (780) 492-3000 for an up-to-date Statement of Account.
  12. Refund Cheques: Financial Services normally issues refunds up to six weeks after the Refund Deadline. Refunds are issued either by cheque or directly to the student bank account if the student provides this information on Bear Tracks. If the student account is overpaid, the student will receive the refund if the registration status remains at full-time. Registration status changes from full-time to part-time will result in student loan refunds being refunded to the National Student Loan Centre. Undergraduate Scholarships are applied directly to the student tuition account, and once paid in full the excess is refunded following the 50% deadline each term.

Staff Remissions

University of Alberta staff members are eligible for remission of fees under the terms outlined in their contracts. Remission covers Instructional, Athletics and Recreation fees, PAW Centre fee, and University Health Services fees provided the Request for Remission of Fees form is received by Financial Services prior to the term payment deadline. Staff members are responsible for paying all other assessed fees by the payment deadline; otherwise penalties will apply. Books and supplies are the responsibility of the employee.

Third Party Billing

Any student whose fees are paid by another source is considered a third party/sponsored student.

In accordance with Deadlines for Fee Payment, Penalties for Late Payment of Fees, Obtaining and Paying Your Fee Assessment and Refunds and Withdrawals, Third Party Sponsors will be expected to adhere to University policies with respect to payment deadlines, late payment penalties, instalment charges, withdrawals and so forth. Individual listing or group listings of sponsorship should be forwarded to Student Receivables, Financial Services, well in advance of the Registration deadline. Students are responsible for advising the third party of any changes to the financial record after the initial billing.

If payment is not received by the Payment Deadline, academic and financial penalties will be imposed.

2015-2016 Schedule of Fees for Special Services

The following are fees for special services; the rates for 2016-2017 were not known at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice. Refer to www.registrarsoffice.ualberta.ca/Costs-Tuition-Fees.aspx for 2016-2017 fees.

Examination and examination-related fees [see Examinations (Exams) ]:

Reappraisal $99.82
Reexamination (Reexaminations ) $149.74/paper
Examination conducted at an established centre other than Edmonton:  
  In Canada $131 (additional)/paper
  Outside Canada $156 (additional)/paper
Final examination reappraisal (Notification of Results ) $99.82/paper
Credit by special assessment (Credit by Special Assessment ) $266.04/course

Other fees (payable in advance):

Application for Undergraduate Admission (Undergraduate Application Deadlines for Admission and Readmission ) $125/form
Application for Undergraduate Readmission or Transfer (Undergraduate Application Deadlines for Admission and Readmission ) $75/form
Augustana Student Insurance Policy Fee $8
Cooperative Education Program (Arts and Business)  
  Application Fee $50
  Program Administration Fee $150
Graduate Application for Admission $100
Graduate Readmission (Fall 2015/Winter 2016 Graduate Instructional and Non-Instructional Fees)  $1,373.06
Graduate thesis microfilming $44.10
Health Care Coverage for International Students (UAHIP) $38/month
Language Other Than English Proficiency Exam1 $50/exam
Parchment Off-Cycle Printing Fee $100
Postgraduate Dental Residency Program Application Fee $75
Replacement parchment $100
Replacement Student ONEcard $20
Respiratory Fit-Testing2 $30-$40/test
Security Clearance Check3 $30 - 50/check (variable)

1For students in the Faculty of Arts to meet the second language requirement.

2Applies to students who are commencing a placement in a facility under Alberta Health Services administration in one of the designated patient care areas and/or in one of the identified disciplines.

3Students across various Faculties (health science Faculties, Arts, Business and Education) may require a security clearance check as part of their placement or practicum experience with external agencies.

Privileges Conferred by Payment of Non-Instructional Fees

Additional information and 2015-2016 rates for these fees are given in Fall 2015/Winter 2016 Undergraduate Instructional and Non-Instructional Fees  and Fall 2015/Winter 2016 Graduate Instructional and Non-Instructional Fees .

  1. Registration and Transcript Fee: supports the provision of services for admission, student records management, academic certification including official transcripts, convocation, and related services from the Office of the Registrar, Financial Services, and Faculty offices. This fee is assessed to all on-campus and off-campus, graduate and undergraduate students, full-time and part-time. See Academic History (Transcript) Records .
  2. Student Services Fee: supports the provision of ongoing services from the Office of the Dean of Students and associated offices such as Aboriginal Student Services Centre, Academic Support Centre, Augustana Student Services, Career Centre, Math and Applied Sciences Centre, Student Accessibility Services, University Wellness Centre which includes the Sexual Assault Centre and the Mental Health Centre, Student Success Centre, Student OmbudService, University Bursaries and Emergency Funding. The fee also entitles students to services from the International Centre. This fee is assessed to all on-campus and off-campus, graduate and undergraduate students, full-time and part-time.
  3. Students' Union Membership Fees: confers membership in the Students' Union to all undergraduate students. Membership entitles a student to use all Students' Union facilities and services. These funds are used by the organization to operate various student services (see Students' Union Student Services ), run annual elections, undertake political advocacy initiatives and run a host of programming activities for the students at the University of Alberta. Part of this fee is used to purchase capital equipment for upgrades to the Students' Union Building and the various businesses operated by the Students' Union.
  4. Students' Union Dedicated Fees: composed of individual fees created through student votes in campus-wide referenda; each of which is designated for a specific purpose. Some of these are administered internally by the Students' Union, whereas the majority are controlled by independent groups on campus. For further information on all SU fees, contact the Vice President (Operations and Finance), 2-900 SUB (780) 492-4236.
  5. Students' Union Health Plan: covers the cost of enrolment in the Students' Union Health plan for a 12 month period from September 1 to August 31 of the following year. More information, including how to change coverage including opting out of the plan by the Fall Term deadline, or how to enrol if you are a new Winter Term student, is available at www.ihaveaplan.ca or call the Member's Services Centre at 1-866-795-4430. Or in-person at the Students' Union Health and Dental Plan Office (6-14 SUB)
  6. Students' Union Dental Plan: covers the cost of enrolment in the Students' Union Dental plan for a 12 month period from September 1 to August 31 of the following year. More information, including how to change coverage including opting out of the plan by the Fall Term deadline, or how to enrol if you are a new Winter Term student, is available at www.ihaveaplan.ca or call the Member's Services Centre at 1-866-795-4430. Or in-person at the Students' Union Health and Dental Plan Office (6-14 SUB)
  7. Graduate Students' Association Membership Fee: supports services provided to graduate students by the Graduate Students' Association (GSA). These include access to GSA Professional Development Awards, Academically-Related Student Group Awards, Child Care Grants, Emergency Bursaries, and Recognition Awards, advising with respect to issues related to the Collective Agreement Governing Academically-Employed Graduate Students, the GSA Agenda/Handbook the GSA Health and Dental Plan, and many other services. The Graduate Students' Association represents graduate students on University governing bodies, committees, and councils and negotiates, with the Board of Governors, the Collective Agreement Governing Academically-Employed Graduate Students. The GSA Membership Fee includes two dedicated fees created through referenda, designated for CJSR and the Alberta Graduate Provincial Advocacy Council (formerly the Alberta Graduate Council). 
  8. Graduate Students' Association Dental Plan Fee: covers the cost of enrolment in the GSA Dental Plan for a 12-month period from September 1 through August 31 of the following year. New graduate students who begin their programs of study in the Winter Term are also automatically enrolled at a pro-rated cost. More information, including provisions for opting in or out of the Plan, or how to enrol partners and dependents, is available at www.studentcare.net.
  9. Graduate Students' Association Health Plan Fee: covers the cost of enrolment in the GSA Health Plan for a 12-month period from September 1 through August 31 of the following year. New graduate student who begin their programs of study in the Winter Term are also automatically enrolled at a prorated cost. More information, including provisions for opting or out of the Plan, or how to enrol partners and dependents, is available at www.studentcare.net.
  10. Graduate Students' Assistance Program Fee: supports services provided to graduate students from Homewood Human Solutions in such areas as advice and counselling in mental health, finances, nutrition, legal and immigration services/counselling, and other issues relevant to student life. This fee is assessed to all graduate students-full-time and part-time, and on-campus and off-campus. Further information is available on the Graduate Students' Association website at www.gsa.ualberta.ca.
  11. Athletics and Recreation Fee: supports the provision of recreation, sport and wellness services, access to recreation and sport facilities and the administrative support for these services that benefit students, including varsity athletics, recreation facility access, group exercise, intramural sports, aquatics, instructional recreation, special events, sport clubs, personal training, and sport development. This fee is assessed to all on-campus graduate and undergraduate students, full-time and part-time. See also Recreation Services and Athletics .
  12. Health Services Fee: supports the provision of health and wellness services available to students, including medical clinic services, mental health counselling, an on-site pharmacy, sexual assault services and health promotion initiatives. This fee is assessed to all on-campus graduate and undergraduate students, full-time and part-time and all students completing English as a second language programs. See also University Student Services .
  13. Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) Fee: provides eligible students unlimited access to regular Edmonton, St Albert and Strathcona County Transit services for the Fall (September-December), Winter (January-April), and Spring/Summer (May-August) Terms. This fee is assessed to all students registered in on-campus courses in the Fall, Winter and Spring/Summer Terms (with the exception of Augustana Faculty). More information is available at www.gsa.ualberta.ca
  14. Common Student Space, Sustainability and Services (CoSSS) Fee: sustains and supports the provision of an extensive range of non-instructional services of direct benefit to students including such services as Bear Tracks, administrative support for information technology, risk management programs such as Protective Services and the University's emergency notification systems and a broad range of services provided through the Registrar's Office and Dean of Students. This fee is assessed to all on-campus graduate and undergraduate students, full-time and part-time.
  15. PAW Centre Fee: supports the construction of the Physical Activity and Wellness (PAW) Centre. Services available in the PAW Centre include a climbing wall, fitness centre, space for studying, graduate and undergraduate student lounge, gymnasium and a new expanded Steadward Centre. This fee is assessed to all on-campus graduate and undergraduate students, full-time and part-time.

Estimates of Future Fees

At the time of publication there are proposed 2015-2016 fee increases calculated in compliance with the Public Postsecondary Institutions' Tuition Fees Regulations released by the Government of Alberta. The proposed fees, shown below, have not yet been approved by the University's Board of Governors. As per the Public Postsecondary Institutions' Tuition Fees Regulations released by the Government of Alberta, future increases to tuition fees will be indexed to the Annual Average Alberta Consumer Price Index (July to June).

2015-2016 Proposed Fee Estimate

Increase in instructional fee 0%
Undergraduate fee index value $88.68
Cost of ★3 courses in Arts or Science1 $532.08

1Undergraduate International student fees include an International Student Differential Fee.

The Student Services, Registration and Transcript, Athletics and Recreation, CoSSS, PAW Centre Fee, and Health Services fees are indexed to the Annual Average Alberta Consumer Price Index (September to August).

Other Non-Instructional fees are reviewed and adjusted as required on an annual basis by the Board of Governors taking into account changes to the costs of delivering the services associated with the fees.

Students' Union and Graduate Students' Association fees are adjusted as determined by each of the two student associations in accordance with their bylaws.

The University of Alberta reserves the right to increase student fees over and above the estimates noted above provided such increases comply with the Public Postsecondary Institutions' Tuition Fees Regulations released by the Government of Alberta. Also note that International student fees may be subject to increases throughout the duration of a student's program.