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Athabasca University

Fees and Funding

Please see the fees for undergraduate programs for more information and the latest updates.

The following fees are effective for students registering in courses on July 11, 2009 or later, with a start date of Sept. 1, 2009 to August 31, 2010.

Fee Summary

Course fees are calculated by combining the tuition fees, learning resources fee, and mandatory Students' Union and Alumni Relations fees. Academic-related fees are exempt from the federal Goods and Services Tax (G.S.T.). Other goods are not G.S.T exempt and are described in Section 5.8.1. Fees are listed and payable in Canadian dollars.

The payment of course fees entitles you to receive most learning resources and other support services (including tutorial assistance where provided) for the period of active registration.

Students attending Athabasca University grouped study courses at collaborating institutions may be assessed tuition and fees that vary from those established within this Calendar. Those students should contact an academic advisor or the Office of the Registrar at the institution.

Effective Dates

This fee schedule applies to students who are registering in courses that have a September 1, 2009 or later start date. It is Athabasca University's intention to increase its tuition fees in future years by the maximum amount permitted under the Government of Alberta's Tuition Fee Policy.

Returning Students

If you are a returning Athabasca University student, please log in to myAU. If you are no longer an active student, you may still access myAU and follow the “reactivation” procedure.

Once you have logged in to myAU, you may register in a course and view personal information, such as your AU Library account, and your assignment marks, and course grades. You may also take care of administrative matters, such as booking examinations, submitting assignments, and applying for extensions.

Athabasca University will also communicate directly with you through myAU. Check the Message Centre on your myAU home page for general information and for mail addressed to you.

myAU (current students)

General Application Form/Fee (New Students)

When first seeking admission to Athabasca University, all students submit a one-time $100 application fee with their completed Undergraduate General Application Form. This fee covers the administrative costs associated with entering student demographic information and creating student accounts and records.

The $100 application fee is non-refundable and payable only once regardless of how long ago you were an active student, or whether your requested start date is unavailable and you choose not to register in an Athabasca University course.

The Undergraduate General Application Form, used to apply for admission, is separate from the Undergraduate Course Registration Form used for registering in most Athabasca University courses. As a new student, you may still access myAU, but logging in won't be necessary.

UG General Application Form (new students)
myAU (current students)

Course Fee Example

Province of Alberta Students

Course fees (regular and audit registrations) for a Province of Alberta student in a three-credit course, for example, are calculated by combining the following: Tuition fee $458 Learning resources fee $170 Students’ Union ($9) and Alumni Relations fees ($2) $11 Alberta student pays $639 per course

Out of Province Canadian Students

Course fees (regular and audit registrations) for an out of province Canadian student in a three-credit course, for example, are calculated by combining the following: Tuition fee $458 Learning resources fee $170 Students' Union ($9) and Alumni Relations fees ($2) $11 Out of Province fee $105 Out of Province student pays $744 per course

Out of Country Students

Course fees (regular and audit registrations) for a student living outside Canada in a three-credit course, for example, are calculated by combining the following: Tuition fee $458 Learning resources fee $170 Students’ Union ($9) and Alumni Relations fees ($2) $11 Out of Country fee $325 Out of Country student pays $964 per course

Non-Canadian Students
(temporarily in Canada, living in Alberta)

Course fees (regular and audit registrations) for a Non-Canadian student temporarily in Canada, living in Alberta in a three-credit course, for example, are calculated by combining the following:

Tuition fee $928
Learning resources fee
$170 Students’ Union ($9) and Alumni Relations fees ($2) $11
Non-Canadian student temporarily in Canada, living in Alberta pays $1,109 per course

Non-Canadian Students
(temporarily in Canada, living outside Alberta)

Course fees (regular and audit registrations) for a Non-Canadian student temporarily in Canada, living outside Alberta in a three-credit course, for example, are calculated by combining the following:

Tuition fee $928
Learning resources fee $170
Students' Union ($9) and Alumni Relations fees ($2) $11
Out of Province fee $105
Non-Canadian student temporarily in Canada, living in Alberta pays $1,214 per course

The learning resources fee and Alumni Relations fee do not apply to one-credit courses.

Athabasca University offers a number of zero-credit courses (e.g., ENGL 140, ENGL 143). Zero-credit courses are assessed the same fee structure as three-credit courses. Other academic-related fees and regulations also apply to zero-credit courses.

Re-registration Fees

Re-registration fees include the tuition fee, Students' Union and Alumni Relations fees only. If the course has been revised since your last registration, you are required to purchase new learning resources. In this case, the learning resources fee is added to your re-registration amount.

Updated February 11 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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