Tuition rates below are effective from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015. View the archives to see tuition rates for previous years. You can view your assessed tuition within PAWS.


Term 2 (Winter) tuition is due January 30. There are a variety of ways to make your payment to the university.

Student fees

Student fees are assessed in addition to the tuition rates below.

Enter a course name to find its tuition:

ex. BIOL or Biology

Undergraduate courses are assessed by their category and number of credit units. Use the form to find the specific amount for your classes. You can search by the subject code (ex. BIOL) or the subject description (ex. Biology).

Glossary of tuition categories

Tuition category Cost per C.U. Cost per 3 C.U. class Cost per 6 C.U. class
Category 1
Category 2
Computer Science
Category 3
Edwards School of Business
Category 4
Category 5
Category 6
Category 7
Science, Health Science
Category 8
Category 9
Applied Music
Category 10
Category 11
Category 12
Agriculture and Bioresrources
Category 13
Thesis and Project based Masters and Doctoral programs
TermDomestic AmountInternational Amount
September 1 - December 31, 2014 $1,243.00 $1,864.50
January 1 - April 30, 2015 $1,243.00 $1,864.50
May 1 - August 31, 2015 $1,243.00 $1,864.50
Total per academic year $3,729.00 $5,593.50

Thesis Tuition Reduction Policy

Students who defend their thesis prior to the end of a term may be eligible for a tuition refund. All requirements must be complete (which include the Application to Graduate, all paperwork from academic unit and student, and thesis is successfully submitted through the electronic site).  Credits are pro-rated monthly and will be placed on the student's account by Registrarial Services, Student and Enrolment Services Division. If you are entitled to a refund, please visit the Financial Services Division website to access a Request for Refund form. Eligible students can expect to receive the credit on their account approximately one month after completion of requirements. This policy does not apply to course-based or project students. Contact for further details.

Programs with special tuition rates
ProgramDomestic AmountInternational Amount
Master of Business Administration $28,000 $42,000
Master of International Trade $18,000 $18,000
Master of Physical Therapy $17,706 $26,559
Master of Professional Accounting $18,000 $27,000
Master of Science Finance $1,631 (per term)
$2,446.5 (per term)
Master of Public Administration $12,270 additional $800 per term
Master of Public Health $9,429 $14,143.50
Master and PhD of Public Policy $1,318 (per term) additional $800 per term
Master of Sustainable Environmental Management $1,243 (per term) $1,864.50 (per term)
*ENVS 992 Project Course:
Postgraduate Degree Specialization Certificate in Corrections The tuition for this program is covered by a sponsoring external agency
Course based Masters and PGD programs
Amount per credit unitAmount per 3 credit unit course“Maintenance of Status” course
CollegeYearly Flat Cost
Dentistry $32,960.00
Medicine M.D. $15,530.00
Veterinary Medicine $8,266.00
CourseCost per course
Computer Science Professional Internship $621.00
EPIP 401.0 $600.00
EPIP 402.0 $400.00
EPIP 403.0 $200.00
EPIP 404.0 $200.00
GEOG 272.0, 372.0, 373.0, 472.0, 473.0 $1,098.00
Business Co-op Education Program (COMM 380.0, COMM 480.0) $1,098.00
Adult & Continuing Education per course $500
Business Administration per course $700
Executive Business Administration per course $730.50
Teaching English as a Second Language per course $550
Special Education Certificate Program See website
Prairie Horticulture Certificate (PHC) See PHC website
Tuition for Senior Citizens

Tuition for some courses may be waived for persons 65 years of age and over who enroll to a maximum of 15 credit units during the Fall and Winter Terms and a maximum of 6 credit units in Spring and Summer Terms . The waiver applies to tuition only and students are responsible for any materials fees, laboratory fees, student fees and other class costs. The waiver extends to registration as an audit or credit student.

For more information, go to the University Secretary website.

In order to qualify for the waiver, students must submit proof of age and reach age 65 by the date the class starts.

The waiver does not apply to classes which are filled with students paying tuition, internships or co-op work placements, exchange programs, classes which are held outside Canada, graduate courses, thesis or project supervision or maintenance of status for graduate students, non-credit courses (including non-degree certificate programs), distance education degree courses where instructors are paid on a per student basis, courses offered as part of a contract, or programs where tuition is assessed on a program basis.  If you are unsure whether your qualify for a Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver please contact Student Central.

Tuition waiver form
Tuition for Audit Students

Tuition for auditing degree-level classes is normally 50% of regular tuition for the class.  International undergraduate audit students will be assessed the international student differential of 2.6 times the audit tuition.

The following certificate programs offered by the Centre for Continuing and Distance Education (CCDE) will be charged 100% audit tuition:

  • Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education (CACE)
  • Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (CERTESL)
  • Prairie Horticulture Certificate Program (PHC)
  • University tuition and fees are subject to review and revision at any time by the Provost Committee on Integrated Planning and/or the Board of Governors of the University.  The tuition policy can be found on the University Secretary's website.
  • Canadian student tuition for degree programs is assessed on a per credit unit basis.
  • International students registered in undergraduate classes are assessed tuition at 2.6 times the rate for Canadian students, except for those students registered in distance education classes in the certificate programs which are assessed at 1.5 times the rate for Canadian students.
  • Tuition and student fees are normally automatically charged to students at the time of registration (graduate students who began their program prior to May 1, 2005, are assessed manually).
  • Registration automatically results in a financial obligation.  Failure to make payment by the stated deadlines will result in the withholding of future services by the University and in some cases may result in the termination of registration.
  • International students whose immigration status changes to “permanent resident” must submit a copy of the Record of Landing to Student Central. Tuition fees will be reassessed for undergraduate students who become landed immigrants on or before September 30, 2014. Undergraduate students who become landed immigrants after September 30, 2014 but on or before January 31, 2015 will have tuition fees reassessed for Term 2 classes and the Term 2 portion of classes extending over both terms.
  • Student fees are non-refundable after the registration change deadline for a given term.  For multi-term classes (classes extending over two terms), students fees are non-refundable after the registration change deadline of the first term in which the class is offered.
    Material fees are non-refundable, for more information, contact CCDE.
  • Tuition and fees for classes spanning both terms will be split between the terms: half will be due on the Term 1 due date and half will be due on the Term 2 due date.  The exception is health and dental fees, which, if assessed, are all owing in Term 1.
  • For information on how the Board of Governors sets tuition rates view the U of S tuition website.
  • Previous tuition information can be found in the catalogue archives.
Graduate students
  • All graduate students except PGD students must maintain continuous registration in their programs.  More information can be found in the CGSR Policies and Procedures manual.
  • Tuition fees are assessed at the time a student registers. They are subject to validation for accuracy and correctness at any time by Registrarial Services, Student and Enrolment Services Division. If an error is made in assessing a student's account, upon discovery, the student's account will be retroactively reassessed and the student notified of any amount credited or debited, regardless of whether or not the student has completed the class, graduated, or is no longer attending the University.
  • The tuition policy can be found on the University Secretary's website.
  • Student fees are assessed in addition to tuition fees.
  • Students taking courses that are not required for their degrees must pay the full cost of the courses.
  • Graduate students registered in undergraduate classes (course-based) and which are not part of their program of study (thesis/project based or special tuition program) will be assessed a differential of 2.6 times the rate of Canadian students.
  • Tuition will be waived when a student is on an official leave.
  • Tuition rates are subject to change upon approval of the Board of Govenors