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Athabasca University

SCIS Graduate Fees

The following fees are effective for courses starting September 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.

Program application fee (non-refundable) required each time a person applies:$150
Program admission fee (payable upon acceptance into the program and non-refundable)$200
Non-program application fee (non-refundable) required only once and waived if previously an AU student: $100

Course Tuition Fees (includes all required materials)

Students living in Canada$1,510
Students living outside Canada$1,710

SCIS Graduate Course Tuition fees now include a Learning Resource fee of $160 per course. It is included in this calculation. The Athabasca University Graduate Students Association (AUGSA) fee of $13 per credit is not included in the above course tuition fees and must be added.

Other Fees

Transfer credit evaluation fee: $254
Supplemental examination fee:$100
Program Extension (Continuation) fee. Same as course tuition fees (see above):
Course extension fee: $254
Program extension fee. Same as course tuition fees (see above):
Letter of Permission fee: $76
Western Deans' Agreement administration fee (non-AU visiting students)$250 per course
Course withdrawal processing fee: $350
AU Graduate Student Association Fee (per credit)$13

The withdrawal processing fee includes the cost of course materials, shipping, and an administrative fee for processing the request. 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.

MSc IS Project option fee (in Canada): $4,530
MSc IS Thesis option fee (in Canada): $7,550


Estimated program tuition cost for MScIS program based on current fees:

The total tuition cost for a student living in Canada who takes all their courses from Athabasca University, would be $19,630 ($1,510 x 13, three-credit course equivalents) and with the application, AUGSA, and admission fees the total would be $20,487.00. Extension and continuation fees are not included in the calculation.

Estimated program tuition cost for Post Baccalaureate Certificate programs based on current fees:
The total tuition cost for a student living in Canada who takes all their courses from Athabasca University, would be $6,040 ($1,510 x 4, three-credit course equivalents) and with the application, AUGSA, and admission fees the total would be $6,546.00. Continuation fees are not included in the calculation.


Information effective Sept. 1, 2015 to Aug. 31, 2016.

Updated September 26 2016 by PBC IS Technical Staff

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