Tuition and Fees

Instructional Fee Calculations

Graduate instructional fees are calculated based on your program of study (ie. course-based or thesis-based) and according to your year of admission. In this section, we present calculations for standard programs and courses. Please consult the following link for a list of graduate programs with non-standard fees.

The following three graduate student scenarios describe how program fees are determined:

  1. Thesis-based Programs
    For Students Admitted Fall 2011 and Onwards

  2. Thesis-Based Programs
    For Students Admitted Prior to Fall 2011

  3. Course-based Programs
    For All Students

 

Check Your Fee Assessment Regularly!

It is very important to check your Bear Tracks account regularly. Due to system configuration and changes, student fees may be recalculated throughout the term. Please notify gradfees@ualberta.ca as soon as possible if you are concerned about your fee assessment being either too high or too low in value.

 

Thesis-based Programs:
For Students Admitted in Fall 2011 and onwards

All students admitted in thesis based programs on or after Fall 2011 are assessed instructional fees using a program fee rather than a per course fee charge.

The program fee is assessed in the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer terms. The total yearly program fee is divided as follows: 1/3, 1/3, 1/6, 1/6 for each of the four terms, respectively.

Students enrolled in programs or courses with non-standard fees, for credit or audit, will incur additional charges.

In Spring/Summer terms, thesis based students must pay their program fee and the UPass fee. If they choose to enroll in a NON-Thesis course for credit or audit, they will be charged additional course fees and non-instructional fees.

A complete graduate fee assessment consists of instructional and non-instructional fees. There is a separate page for non-instructional fees categorised by term, registration (either full-time or part-time) and location (on or off-campus).

On this website, we provide fee estimates for your information; your actual fee assessments are available on Bear Tracks after you register.


2018 - 2019 Academic Year

Canadian Full-time Yearly Program Fee Course load of at least *9 credits
$3,662.40
Canadian Part-time Yearly Program Fee Course load of less than *9 credits
$1,831.20
International Full-time Program Fee Course load of at least *9 credits
$7,279.32
International Part-time Program Fee Course load of less than *9 credits $3,639.66

 


Thesis-based Programs: 
For Students Admitted Prior to Fall 2011

Fees are calculated based on the thesis research activity and/or the number of courses in which you register. Every thesis/course section at the University of Alberta is assigned fee index units, represented by the (fi X) beside each course listed in Bear Tracks and the University Calendar.

As you can see below, the instructional fees for courses is determined by multiplying the fee index units of each course by the graduate fee index value approved by the Board of Governors each year.

Students enrolled in programs or courses with non-standard fees, for credit or audit, will incur additional charges.

A complete graduate fee assessment consists of instructional and non-instructional fees. There is a separate page for non-instructional fees categorised by term, registration (either full-time or part-time) and location (on or off-campus).

On this website, we provide fee estimates for your information; your actual fee assessments are available on Bear Tracks after you register.

2018 – 2019 Academic Year Fee Index:

  • Domestic = $104.02
  • International = $234.

Calculations for Standard Fee Courses


Credit fee - Standard course

Credit * 2 * Fee index

Credit fee - Alternate delivery section Credit * 3 * Fee index
Audit fee Credit * Fee index

Note: Here you can find information on eligibility and fees for Thesis 919 enrollment.



Course-based Programs

Fees are calculated based on the number of courses in which you register. Every course section at the University of Alberta is assigned fee index units, represented by the (fi X) beside each course listed in Bear Tracks and the University Calendar.

As you can see below, the instructional fees for courses is determined by multiplying the fee index units of each course by the graduate fee index value approved by the Board of Governors each year.

Students enrolled in programs or courses with non-standard fees, for credit or audit, will incur additional charges.

A complete graduate fee assessment consists of instructional and non-instructional fees. There is a separate page for non-instructional fees categorised by term, registration (either full-time or part-time) and location (on or off-campus).

On this website, we provide fee estimates for your information; your actual fee assessments are available on Bear Tracks after you register.

2018 – 2019 Academic Year Fee Index:

  • Domestic = $104.02
  • International = $234.38

Calculations for Standard Fee Courses


Credit fee - Standard course

Credit * 2 * Fee index

Credit fee - Alternate delivery section Credit * 3 * Fee index
Audit fee Credit * Fee index