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Graduate Studies Calendar 2012-2013 Fees and Expenses General Fees
General Fees

All graduate students are assessed general fees, which are subject to change without notice, each year.

General fees are assessed yearly and on a per term basis. See "General Fees" charts below for more information.

General Fees Chart (Assessed Yearly)
  Full-Time Part-Time  
Graduate Students' Association (GSA) $127.12 $105.67  All students
Group Insurance $11.00   Full-time students only
Extended Health Insurance/
Dental Insurance*
$283.52/$220.61   Each student is responsible for his/her own basic health care coverage and must be enrolled in a provincial health plan or its equivalent. The Graduate Student Association arranges an extended health and dental benefit plan which is compulsory for full-time students who are automatically enrolled unless proof of alternative coverage (i.e., Blue Cross, Clarica), with his/her name on it, is submitted to the GSA (MacEwan Student Centre, Room 350) before the fee payment deadline. Family Coverage must be applied for before the fee deadline. Part-time students are automatically excluded from the Health and Dental Plan, but may apply to the GSA to purchase this coverage. Application must be made before the fee payment deadline.
Graduate Bursary Donation* $10.00 $10.00 Optional
TOTAL $652.25 $115.67  
*Must Opt-out online, or by sending the appropriate form and documentation to the Graduate Students Association before the Fee Payment deadline of your Annual Registration.
**Must Opt-out in writing through the Faculty of Graduate Studies before the Fee Payment deadline of your Annual Registration by emailing .
General Fees Assessed on a Per Term Basis




Spring/ Summer* 2012
Fall 2012
Winter 2013
Spring/Summer 2012
Fall 2012
Winter 2013


Full-time students only

$23.66 $23.66
$23.66 $23.66
Campus Recreation
$34.46 $34.46 $34.46 $34.46 $34.46 $34.46
Student Services Fee
$33.33 $33.34

$244.46 $275.12 $275.12 $67.79 $91.46 $91.45

*Spring registrants will be charged the Spring/Summer amount in May; Summer registrants will be charged the Spring/Summer amount in July; Fall and Winter registrants will be charged the Spring/Summer amount in May. All Spring/Summer services are available May 1st and expire on August 31st. For additional information on fees and payment plans please see: .

Late Charges

Students who do not register by the fee payment deadline will be assessed a late registration fee of $60.00.

Students who make course changes (i.e., additions or substitutions) after the fee payment deadline will be assessed a fee of $60.00 for each Change of Registration form.

Students in course-based programs are assessed tuition fees by course, based on the level of the course.

Each year, at the time of the student’s annual registration, each course-based student is assessed a non-refundable tuition fee equivalent to a graduate half-course, whether or not the student has registered in a course. This fee will be credited to the first half-course taken in the registration year.

Please note that differential fees are assessed for MBA courses offered by the Haskayne School of Business, for undergraduate courses in the Faculty of Medicine and for undergraduate courses in the Faculty of Law. All students who take these courses are required to pay the differential fee. Students in thesis programs who take courses with differential fee assessments will be required to pay the differential fee assessment in addition to their normal program or continuing fees.

Students who audit courses pay half the current course fees. For courses with a differential fee assessment, for example, MBA courses, a student who audits a course pays half the current course fee + half the current differential fee.

ACADEMIC STAFF, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS and VISITING SCHOLARS (not to be interpreted as visiting students) are eligible to audit without payment of fees, are not required to seek admission to the University, but must obtain written permission from the instructor of the course on a "Permission to Audit" form obtainable from Enrolment Services. Such audits will not be recorded on an official transcript. Academic staff and visiting scholars who wish to have an audit course recorded on an official transcript must pay the regular audit course fees.