Athabasca University Tuition And Fees Structure

Fee summary

The following fees are effective September 1 to August 31.

Go here for fees starting effective Sep. 1 to Aug. 31.

Course fees are all-inclusive, and are calculated by combining the tuition fee, course administration and technology fee, and Students’ Union and Alumni Relations fees. If applicable, the course materials fee and the out-of-country fee or the out-of-province fee, may also be charged. Academic-related fees are exempt from the federal Goods and Services Tax (G.S.T.). Other goods are not G.S.T. exempt. Fees are listed and payable in Canadian dollars.

The payment of student 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 collaborating institution.

Students are responsible for any expenses incurred when writing an examination. Most invigilators request a fee to invigilate examinations. Invigilation centers may also charge a fee if you cancel or reschedule your examination.

AU does not charge a fee to invigilate examinations at any of its three office locations in Athabasca, Edmonton, or Calgary, Alberta.

Effective Dates

The following fee schedule applies to students who are registering in courses that have a September 1,or later start date, unless otherwise stated. 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 log in to 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 requesting extensions or course withdrawals.

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.

General Application Form / Fee (new students)

When first seeking admission to Athabasca University, all students submit a one-time, non-refundable application fee with their completed Undergraduate General Application Form.

The application fee is non-refundable and payable only once regardless of whether your requested start date is unavailable or if 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.

1-credit courses

The course administration and technology fee and Alumni Relations fee do not apply to one-credit courses.

0-credit courses

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

Audit course fees

Fees for audit courses are the same as their equivalent credit courses.

Re-registration fees

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

Credit card convenience charge

For more information on convenience changes, please visit the Financial Services website.