Undergraduate tuition and fees

Tuition for most undergraduate programs is calculated by adding up the cost of each individual class you've registered in. Every class is made up of a number of credit units (usually 3) and is assigned a tuition category. The category determines how much a credit unit costs. So, once you've found the category for each of your classes (using the tool below), multiply it by the number of credit units to find out the total cost for that class.

Note: Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine students are charged a flat amount every year.


Enter a course name to find its tuition:

ex. BIOL or Biology

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).

Tuition category legend

Canadian students International students
Tuition Category Cost per credit unit Cost per 3 credit units Cost per credit unit Cost per 3 credit units
1 $205.30$615.90 $560.46$1,681.38
2 $214.70$644.10 $586.13$1,758.39
3 $236.10$708.30 $644.55$1,933.65
4 $279.70$839.10 $763.58$2,290.74
5 $301.30$903.90 $822.54$2,467.62
6 $455.10$1,365.30 $1,242.42$3,727.26
7 $236.10$708.30 $644.55$1,933.65
8 $217.80$653.40 $594.59$1,783.77
9 $236.30$708.90 $645.09$1,935.27
10 $309.10$927.30 $843.84$2,531.52
11 $215.60$646.80 $588.58$1,765.74
12 $212.90$638.70 $581.21$1,743.63
13 $215.90$647.70 $589.40$1,768.20

Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine

Tuition for these programs is assessed annually instead of per class or credit unit. Student fees below are still assessed normally. Each program below also has equipment and college specific student association fees beyond those listed on this page.

Program Yearly flat cost
Dentistry (D.M.D.) $34,628.00

Additional $7,000 program rate applied to all students in the Dentistry program

Medicine (M.D.) $17,474.00
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) $17,340.00
Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) $9,761.00

Student fees

In addition to tuition above, students also pay fees for programs like health and dental insurance, a bus pass, and other campus services. The amount you need to pay depends on if you are taking classes full time or part time, and if you are on campus or not.

Full-time on-campus undergraduate students are registered in 9 or more on-campus credit units per term. During the Spring and Summer Terms, full-time on-campus undergraduate students are registered in 4 or more on-campus credit units per term.

Student fee Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
USSU $45.78 $45.78 $22.90 $22.90
Athletic $45.47 $45.47 $0.00 $0.00
Recreation $34.16 $34.16 $0.00 $0.00
Sheaf $8.88 $8.88 $0.00 $0.00
Student Wellness and Services $45.00 $45.00 $22.50 $22.50
WUSC $5.00 $5.00 $0.00 $0.00
Health Insurance $145.13 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Dental Insurance $117.55 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Infrastructure $62.56 $62.56 $31.28 $31.28
Transit (U-PASS) $82.64 $82.64 $41.32 $41.32
Total $592.17 $329.49 $118.00 $118.00

Part-time on-campus undergraduate students are registered in fewer than 9 on-campus credit units per term. During the Spring and Summer Terms, part-time on-campus undergraduate students are registered in fewer than 4 on-campus credit units per term.

Student fee Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
USSU $22.89 $22.89 $11.45 $11.45
Athletic $22.74 $22.74 $0.00 $0.00
Recreation $17.08 $17.08 $0.00 $0.00
Sheaf $4.44 $4.44 $0.00 $0.00
Student Wellness and Services $45.00 $45.00 $22.50 $22.50
WUSC $5.00 $5.00 $0.00 $0.00
Infrastructure $31.28 $31.28 $15.64 $15.64
Transit (U-PASS) $82.64 $82.64 $41.32 $41.32
Total $231.07 $231.07 $90.91 $90.91

Full- and part-time fees for students enrolled only in off-campus and/or audit classes.

Student fee Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
USSU $22.89 $22.89 $11.45 $11.45
Student Wellness and Services $22.50 $22.50 $11.25 $11.25
Total $45.39 $45.39 $22.70 $22.70
Fee adjustments
Full-time students who change to part time before the registration change deadline for a given term Assessed part time student fees
Part-time students who change to full time at any point in Fall Term or Winter Term Assessed full time student fees
On-campus students who become off-campus students before the registration change deadline for a given term
Note: On-campus and off-campus students fees are different. Please ensure you know the implications of off-campus classes within your registration.
Assessed applicable off campus
student fees
Full-time on-campus students who become off-campus students after the registration change deadline for a given term No reduction in student fees
Part-time on-campus students who become off-campus students after the registration change deadline for a given term No reduction in student fees
Off-campus students who become on-campus students at any time Assessed the applicable (full or part-time) on-campus fees
For complete cancellations or for changes in status from on-campus to off-campus after the registration change deadline for a given term No reduction in student fees

Opt out of fees

You may be able to opt out of your health, dental, and transit (U-PASS) plans. The eligibility requirements and process differs for each.

Opt in of fees

If you have not been assessed health and dental fees in the Fall Term but are taking part-time, off-campus, or outbound exchange classes you may be eligible to opt in to the health and dental plans.

Co-op and internships

Internships and co-op programs are assessed differently than a regular class.
Course Canadian International

Notes

Undergraduate notes
  • 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 2.73 times the rate for Canadian students, except for those students registered in non-degree level 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • Effective May 1st, 2018, the university will only accept Permanent Resident Cards as proof of permanent residency. International students whose immigration status changes to permanent resident will qualify to have their tuition differential reassessed on a prorated basis. The differential tuition for the term will be removed if PR status changes as of or before the payment deadline. Students who become a permanent resident after the payment deadline will have their tuition differential reassessed on a prorated basis starting the first date of the next full month of their change in status (e.g. if the change from international student to PR occurs on Oct 20th, the tuition differential will be prorated and removed as of November 1st).
  • 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 DEU.
  • Tuition and fees for classes spanning both terms will be split between the terms: half will be due on the Fall Term due date and half will be due on the Winter Term due date. The exception is health and dental fees, which, if assessed, are all owing in Fall Term.
  • Previous tuition information can be found in the catalogue archives.
  • Further information about audit classes can be found on the classes and registration website.

Graduate tuition and fees

Thesis and project based master's and doctoral programs

Graduate students in a thesis or project based program pay tuition three times a year for as long as they are enrolled in their program.
Term Canadian International
January 1 - April 30, 2019 $1,379.00 $2,178.82
May 1 - August 31, 2019 $1,379.00 $2,178.82
September 1 - December 31, 2018 $1,379.00 $2,178.82
Total per academic year $4137.00 $6536.46

Course based master's and postgraduate diploma programs

Students in course based programs pay tuition for each class they take. Every class is assigned a number of credit units (usually three) which determines their cost. If a student is not enrolled in any classes for a term, they will need to register in a 'Maintenance of Status' class that is 3 credits to stay in their program.

Canadian International
Cost per 3 credit unit class $668.40 $1,056.07
Cost per credit unit $222.80 $352.02
Maintenance of Status course $668.40 $1,056.07

Programs with special tuition rates

The following programs have unique tuition rates. Some have a single flat tuition rate for the entire program, others have a per term charge that differs from the above.

The tuition for the Postgraduate Degree Specialization Certificate in Corrections is covered by a sponsoring external agency.

Programs assessed per term

Program Canadian International
Master of Public Health (thesis-based) $1,262.00 $1,993.96
Master of Science - Finance $1,757.00 $2,776.06
Master of Science - Marketing $2,500.00 $3,950.00
Master of Sustainable Environmental Management $2,922.00 $4,616.76
Master of Water Security $2,922.00 $4,616.76
Master's and PhD - Environment and Sustainability $1,512.00 $2,388.96
Master's and PhD - Public Policy

International students pay an additional $900 per term.

$1,483.00 *

Programs assessed a single flat fee

Program Canadian International
JSGS Internship

International students pay an additional $900 per term.

$1,000.00 *
Master of Business Administration $30,006.00 $47,409.48
Master of International Trade $19,289.00 $30,476.62
Master of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner $10,500.00 $16,590.00
Master of Physical Therapy

* This program is only available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

$19,924.00 *
Master of Professional Accounting

For 2018/19, the new Master of Professional Accounting rate is effective May 1, 2019.

$30,000.00 $47,400.00
Master of Public Administration

Students admitted prior to fall 2015 pay a program fee of $13,801. International students pay an additional $900 per term.

$15,766.00 *
Master of Public Health (course-based) $12,200.00 $19,276.00

Student fees

In addition to tuition above, students also pay fees for programs like health and dental insurance, a bus pass, and other campus services. The amount you need to pay depends on if you are taking classes full time or part time, and if you are on campus or not.

Full-time on-campus graduate students are registered in 6 or more on-campus credit units per term.

Student fee Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Athletic $45.47 $45.47 $0.00 $0.00
Recreation $34.16 $34.16 $0.00 $0.00
Student Wellness and Services $45.00 $45.00 $22.50 $22.50
Health Insurance $222.51 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Dental Insurance $236.52 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
GSA $35.32 $35.32 $0.00 $0.00
Canadian Federation of Students $6.15 $6.15 $0.00 $0.00
Transit (GSA U-PASS) $111.01 $111.01 $0.00 $0.00
Total $736.14 $277.11 $22.50 $22.50

Part-time on-campus graduate students are registered in fewer than 6 on-campus credit units per term.

Student fee Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Athletic $22.74 $22.74 $0.00 $0.00
Recreation $17.08 $17.08 $0.00 $0.00
Student Wellness and Services $45.00 $45.00 $22.50 $22.50
GSA $17.66 $17.66 $0.00 $0.00
Canadian Federation of Students $3.07 $3.07 $0.00 $0.00
Transit (GSA U-PASS) $111.01 $111.01 $0.00 $0.00
Total $216.56 $216.56 $22.50 $22.50

Full- and part-time fees for students enrolled only in off-campus and/or audit classes:

Student fee Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Student Wellness and Services $22.50 $22.50 $11.25 $11.25
GSA $17.66 $17.66 $0.00 $0.00
Canadian Federation of Students $3.07 $3.07 $0.00 $0.00
Total $43.23 $43.23 $11.25 $11.25
Fee adjustments
Full-time students who change to part time before the registration change deadline for a given term Assessed part time student fees
Part-time students who change to full time at any point in Fall Term or Winter Term Assessed full time student fees
On-campus students who become off-campus students before the registration change deadline for a given term
Note: On-campus and off-campus students fees are different. Please ensure you know the implications of off-campus classes within your registration.
Assessed applicable off campus
student fees
Full-time on-campus students who become off-campus students after the registration change deadline for a given term No reduction in student fees
Part-time on-campus students who become off-campus students after the registration change deadline for a given term No reduction in student fees
Off-campus students who become on-campus students at any time Assessed the applicable (full or part-time) on-campus fees
For complete cancellations or for changes in status from on-campus to off-campus after theregistration change deadline for a given term No reduction in student fees

Opt out of fees

You may be able to opt out of your health, dental, and transit (GSA U-PASS) plans. The eligibility requirements and process differs for each.

Opt in of fees

If you have not been assessed health and dental fees in the Fall Term but are taking part-time, off-campus, or outbound exchange classes you may be eligible to opt in to the health and dental plans.

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 gradfees@usask.ca for further details.

Notes

Graduate notes
  • All graduate students except postgraduate diploma students must maintain continuous registration in their programs. More information can be found in the CGPS 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. 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 in a course-based program registered in any undergraduate classes or graduate students in a thesis/project based or special tuition program, for which the classes are not part of their program of study, will be assessed additional tuition at the undergraduate rate.
  • International Graduate students in a course-based program registered in any undergraduate classes or international graduate students in a thesis/project based or special tuition program for which  the classes are not part of their program of study, will be assessed a differential of 2.73 times the rate of Canadian students.
  • Effective May 1st, 2018, the university will only accept Permanent Resident Cards as proof of permanent residency. International students whose immigration status changes to “permanent resident” will qualify to have their tuition differential reassessed on a pro-rated basis. The differential tuition for the term will be removed if PR status changes as of or before the Payment Deadline. Students who become a permanent resident after the Payment Deadline will have their tuition differential reassessed on a prorated basis starting the first date of the next full month of their change in status (e.g. if the change from international student to PR occurs on Oct 20th, the tuition differential will be prorated and removed effective as of November 1st).
  • 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.

Diplomas and certificates

Certificates are assessed per course.
Program Canadian International
Business Administration Certificate

*International tuition is not applicable for this program.

$839.10 *
Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (CERTESL) - degree level TESL course $644.10 $1,758.39
Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (CERTESL) - non-degree level TESL course $644.10 $966.15
Graduate Certificate in One Health $668.40 $1,056.07
Graduate Certificate in Social Economy

 *International students pay an additional $900 per term.

$1,313.80 *
Postgraduate Degree Specialization Certificate: Nurse Practitioner Program fee $6,016.00 *
STEM Accelerator Certificate

*International tuition is not applicable for this program.

$500.00 *
Undergraduate Certificate in One Health $653.40 $1,783.78

Prairie Horticulture Certificate

Course Canadian International
HORT 13.6, 34.6

Tuition is $641 per course.

*Tuition is $961.50 per course for international non-degree certificate students. Tuition is $1749.93 per course for international undergraduate students.

$641.00 *
HORT 14.6, 25.6, 28.6, 31.6, 36.6

Tuition is $640 per course.

*Tuition is $960 per course for international non-degree certificate students. Tuition is $1747.20 per course for international undergraduate students.

$640.00 *
HORT 15.3, 17.3, 18.3, 19.3, 20.3, 23.3, 26.3, 27.3, 29.3, 30.3, 33.3, 35.3, 37.3, 38.3, 41.3, 42.3

Tuition is $485 per course.

*Tuition is $727.50 per course for international non-degree certificate students. Tuition is $1324.05 per course for international undergraduate students.

$485.00 *
SLSC 14.6

Tuition is $641 per course.

*Tuition is $961.50 per course for international non-degree certificate students. Tuition is $1749.93 per course for international undergraduate students.

$641.00 *

Tuition and fee adjustments

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 2.73 times the audit tuition.

The following certificate programs offered by the Distance Education Unit will be charged 100% audit tuition:

  • Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (CERTESL)
  • Prairie Horticulture Certificate Program (PHC)

International students becoming permanent residents

Students who become a permanent resident (PR) should submit proof of their status change to Student Central.

Effective May 1st, 2018, the university will only accept Permanent Resident Cards as proof of permanent residency. The Permanent Resident Card offers many security features and is the recommended official proof of immigration status by the Government of Canada. As a permanent resident, you will normally receive the card within 60 days of becoming a permanent resident. The university will update your student record upon receipt of your card and your immigration status will be updated to reflect the day you became a permanent resident (PR).   

Proration of international differential

International differential tuition will be prorated based on the date a student becomes a Permanent Resident (as indicated on their PR Card). 

If a student becomes a PR before the payment deadline in a given term, all differential tuition is removed. If a student becomes a PR after the payment deadline, differential tuition will be charged for the month in which the status changed, but will be waived for any subsequent months within that term.

Fall

Become PR by Payment Deadline

Become PR in October

Become PR in November

Become PR in December

All differential tuition removed

50% of differential waived

25% of differential waived

No differential tuition adjustment

Winter

Become PR by Payment Deadline

Become PR in February

Become PR in March

Become PR in April

All differential tuition removed

50% of differential waived

25% of differential waived

No differential tuition adjustment

Spring and Summer

Become PR by Payment Deadline

Become PR after payment deadline in the month of May or July

Become PR in June or August

All differential tuition removed

50% of differential waived

No differential tuition adjustment

Senior citizens

Tuition, subject to certain restrictions, may be waived for persons 65 years of age and over up to a maximum of 15 credit units total during the Fall and Winter Terms (September to April) and a maximum of six credit units total in Spring and Summer Terms (May to August). 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.

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.

Waiver of international tuition differential for Native American students from the United States of America

The University of Saskatchewan honours the Jay Treaty, 1794. Native American undergraduate and graduate students from the United States of America who fall under the Jay Treaty will be assessed domestic tuition and will have the international tuition differential waived. A federal tribal enrollment or registration card, or similar documentation, must be presented to be considered eligible. To have the international tuition differential waived, students must present their required documentation at Student Central.