Alberta University Of The Arts Tuition And Fees Structure

First-year Estimate

The following figures are for Canadian students, based on one year of full-time study in a general Arts program for academic year; fees are subject to change every year. 

International students, including international students in Canada on a study permit: please see international tuition fees or use the Cost Calculator.

Tuition fees$6,100
Non-instructional fees$1,750
Books and supplies$1,750
Year 1 total$9,190
Residence and meal plan$12,500*
Year 1 total in residence$21,590

Based on a single room with private washroom in Schaffer for eight months, with a 7-day meal plan.

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Payment Options

We offer several convenient payment options for admission-related fees and deposits:

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The Costs

There are four main factors that will influence how much your degree will cost:

Instructional (tuition) fees: These cover the cost of your courses and instruction. Different programs will have different costs.

Non-instructional fees: These cover various student services and benefits.

Books and supplies: Every course has required reading and textbooks; the cost can vary greatly for each course or program. The cost outlined in the first-year estimate table is an estimated average only.

Living arrangement: Whether you choose to live at home, in residence, or off campus will impact the overall cost of your degree.

The Perks

Health benefits and services

By default, you’ll be enrolled for health and dental coverage through You’ll also have access to the University Health Centre and Counselling and Clinical Services.

Student services

There are many student services on campus, including the Academic Success Centre, the Career Centre, the Math and Applied Sciences Centre, and much more.

Fitness facilities

As a student you’ll get access to many fitness and recreation facilities, including our 60-foot indoor climbing wall at the PAW Centre.

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