Tuition & Fees

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The U of A offers a world-class education and competitive tuition rates in one of Canada's most affordable urban centres. Your tuition and fees will depend on your program. Use the cost calculator to estimate what your costs may be.

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Tuition Guarantee

International undergraduate students will receive a tuition guarantee (annual and program total) for the duration of their program.

Tuition Model


Payment Options

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

Application fee
The $125 or $75 (for current or former students) non-refundable application fee for new students must be paid at the time of application. Accepted payment methods are MasterCard, Visa, Visa Debit, AmEx, and Discover.
Tuition deposit

For most new applicants, the $1000 tuition deposit is required in order to accept the admission offer and become eligible to register in courses.

Note: Some types of applicants are exempt from having to accept their offer and/or pay the tuition deposit. See the list of exemptions»

The tuition deposit can be paid in the UAlberta Launchpad via online banking or credit card.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are due by the fee deadline each semester (typically late September for Fall and late January for Winter). 

Tuition can be paid in Bear Tracks via online banking.

Tuition fees cannot be paid via credit card.

You can sign in as a Guest on Bear Tracks to pay a student's tuition fees or tuition deposit. (You will need to know their Student ID number.)

For more information, see Tuition Payment Options »

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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