How to Study at SSC?

Tuition, Fees, and Payments

Students at St. Stephen's College pay both Program Fees (ongoing for the duration of their studies) and course fees (paid on a course-by-course basis). Students are required to pay the entire Program Fee regardless of the number of years they take to complete the program. The fee schedules for each of our programs are as follows:

Total Tuition and Fees by Program

  • DMin (Core Stream) Tuition and Fees

    Domestic tuition for the DMin (Core Stream) program is as follows*:

    Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $17,552 Y1: $4,388
    Y2: $4,388
    Y3: $4,388
    Y4: $4,388
    Course Fees $6,013 Seven 3-credit courses ($859 each)
    Dissertation Fee $2,577 One-time Dissertation Fee
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,060
    Y6: $1,166
    Y7: $1,272
    Y8+: $1,378

    International tuition for the DMin (Core Stream) program is as follows*:

    Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $35,104 Y1: $8,776            
    Y2: $8,766 
    Y3: $8,766 
    Y4: $8,766
    Course Fees $6,013 Seven 3-credit courses ($859 each)
    Dissertation Fee $2,577 One-time Dissertation Fee
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,060
    Y6: $1,166
    Y7: $1,272
    Y8+: $1,378

    *Note: All fees are in Canadian dollars.
    **Note: Program Fees are typically paid in semi-annual payments over four years; the annual amount is subject to increase.

  • DMin (Supervisory Education Stream) Tuition and Fees

    Domestic tuition for the DMin (Supervisory Education Stream) program is as follows*:

    Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $17,552 Y1: $4,388
    Y2: $4,388
    Y3: $4,388
    Y4: $4,388
    Course Fees $5,154 Six 3-credit courses ($859 each)
    Canadian Association for
    Spiritual Care Professional Fees
    Not paid to St. Stephen's
    College
    Approx. $750
    Dissertation Fee $2,577 One-time Dissertation Fee
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,060
    Y6: $1,166
    Y7: $1,272
    Y8+: $1,378

    International tuition for the DMin (Supervisory Education Stream) program is as follows*:

    Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $35,104 Y1: $8,776            
    Y2: $8,766 
    Y3: $8,766 
    Y4: $8,766
    Course Fees $5,154 Six 3-credit courses ($859 each)
    Canadian Association for
    Spiritual Care Professional Fees

    Not paid to St. Stephen's
    College

    Approx. $750
    Dissertation Fee $2,577 One-time Dissertation Fee
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,060
    Y6: $1,166
    Y7: $1,272
    Y8+: $1,378

    *Note: All fees are in Canadian dollars.
    **Note: Program Fees are typically paid in semi-annual payments over four years; the annual amount is subject to increase.

  • MPS (Core Stream) Tuition and Fees

    Domestic tuition for the MPS (Core Stream) program is as follows*:

    Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $15,392 Y1: $3,848            
    Y2: $3,848 
    Y3: $3,848 
    Y4: $3,848 
    Course Fees $12,726 Equivalent of 14 3-credit courses
    ($859 each) + 1 Academic 
    Writing Course ($700)
    Personal Therapy Paid directly to your 
    Therapist
    40 hours total
    Thesis or Capstone Fee $2,577 Equivalent of three 3-credit courses
    ($859 each)
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,060
    Y6: $1,166
    Y7: $1,272
    Y8+: $1,378

    International tuition for the MPS (Core Stream) program is as follows*:

    Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $30,784 Y1: $7,696          
    Y2: $7,696
    Y3: $7,696 
    Y4: $7,696
    Course Fees $12,726 Equivalent of 14 3-credit courses
    ($859 each) + 1 Academic 
    Writing Course ($700)
    Personal Therapy Paid directly to your
    Therapist
    40 hours total
    Thesis or Capstone Fee $2,577 Equivalent of three 3-credit courses
    ($859 each)
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,060
    Y6: $1,166
    Y7: $1,272
    Y8+: $1,378

    *Note: All fees are in Canadian dollars.
    **Note: Program Fees are typically paid in semi-annual payments over four years; the annual amount is subject to increase.

  • MPS (Art Therapy) Tuition and Fees

    Domestic tuition for the MPS (Art Therapy) program is as follows*:

    Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $15,392 Y1: $3,848
    Y2: $3,848
    Y3: $3,848
    Y4: $3,848
    Course Fees $17,880 Equivalent of 20 3-credit courses
    ($859 each) + 1 Academic 
    Writing Course ($700)
    RCAT Clinical Supervision
    Fees
    Paid directly to your RCAT
    Clinical Supervisor
    35 hours total
    Personal Therapy Paid directly to your 
    Therapist
    40 hours total
    Thesis or Capstone Fee $2,577 Equivalent of three 3-credit courses
    ($859 each)
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,060
    Y6: $1,166
    Y7: $1,272
    Y8+: $1,378

    International tuition for the MPS (Core Stream) program is as follows*:

    Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $30,784 Y1: $7,696          
    Y2: $7,696
    Y3: $7,696 
    Y4: $7,696
    Course Fees $12,726 Equivalent of 14 3-credit courses
    ($859 each) + 1 Academic 
    Writing Course ($700)
    RCAT Clinical Supervision Paid directly to your RCAT
    Clinical Supervisor
    35 hours total
    Personal Therapy Paid directly to your
    Therapist
    40 hours total
    Thesis or Capstone Fee $2,577 Equivalent of three 3-credit courses
    ($859 each)
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,060
    Y6: $1,166
    Y7: $1,272
    Y8+: $1,378

    *Note: All fees are in Canadian dollars.
    **Note: Program Fees are typically paid in semi-annual payments over four years; the annual amount is subject to increase.

  • MTS Tuition and Fees

    Domestic tuition for the MTS program is as follows*:

    Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $4,320 Y1: $1,080
    Y2: $1,080
    Y3: $1,080
    Y4: $1,080
    Course Fees $11,008 12 3-credit courses
    ($859 each) + 1 Academic 
    Writing Course ($700)
    Thesis Stream or Course-
    Based Stream
    $2,577 Equivalent of three 3-credit
    courses ($859 each)
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,060
    Y6: $1,166
    Y7: $1,272
    Y8+: $1,378

    International tuition for the MTS program is as follows*:

    Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $8,640 Y1: $2,160
    Y2: $2,160
    Y3: $2,160
    Y4: $2,160
    Course Fees $11,008 12 3-credit courses
    ($859 each) + 1 Academic 
    Writing Course ($700)
    Thesis Stream or Course-
    Based Stream
    $2,577 Equivalent of three 3-credit courses
    ($859 each)
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,060
    Y6: $1,166
    Y7: $1,272
    Y8+: $1,378

    *Note: All fees are in Canadian dollars.
    **Note: Program Fees are typically paid in semi-annual payments over four years; the annual amount is subject to increase.

  • MTS/BTS Diaconal Tuition and Fees

    Domestic tuition for the MTS/BTS Diaconal program is as follows*:

    Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $2,160 Y1: $540
    Y2: $540
    Y3: $540
    Y4: $540
    Course Fees $5,154 Six 3-credit courses
    ($859 each)
    ITP Fee $859 One-time fee
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,060
    Y6: $1,166
    Y7: $1,272
    Y8+: $1,378

    International tuition for the MTS/BTS Diaconal program is as follows*:

    Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $4,320 Y1: $1,080
    Y2: $1,080
    Y3: $1,080
    Y4: $1,080
    Course Fees $5,154 Six 3-credit courses
    ($859 each)
    ITP Fee $859 One-time fee
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,060
    Y6: $1,166
    Y7: $1,272
    Y8+: $1,378

    *Note: All fees are in Canadian dollars.
    **Note: Program Fees are typically paid in semi-annual payments over four years; the annual amount is subject to increase.

  • PMATD Tuition and Fees

    Domestic tuition for the PMATD program is as follows*:

    Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $12,560 Y1: $3,140
    Y2: $3,140
    Y3: $3,140
    Y4: $3,140
    Course Fees $15,462 Equivalent of 18 3-credit courses
    ($859 each)
    Clinical Supervision Fees Paid directly to your 
    Clinical Supervisor
    35 hours total
    Personal Therapy Paid directly to your 
    Therapist
    40 hours total
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,060
    Y6: $1,166
    Y7: $1,272
    Y8+: $1,378

    International tuition for the PMATD program is as follows*:

    Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $25,120 Y1: $6,280
    Y2: $6,280
    Y3: $6,280
    Y4: $6,280
    Course Fees $15,462 Equivalent of 18 3-credit courses
    ($859 each)
    Clinical Supervision Fees Paid directly to your
    Clinical Supervisor
    35 hours total
    Personal Therapy Paid directly to your
    Therapist
    40 hours total
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,060
    Y6: $1,166
    Y7: $1,272
    Y8+: $1,378

    *Note: All fees are in Canadian dollars.
    **Note: Program Fees are typically paid in semi-annual payments over four years; the annual amount is subject to increase.

  • Graduate Certificates Tuition and Fees

    Domestic tuition for the Graduate Certificate programs is as follows*:

    Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $1,080 Y1: $540
    Y2: $540
    Course Fees
    GCSD, GCSIP, GCSICA

    GCTS

    $3,436

    $5,154
    Four or Six 3-credit
    courses ($859 each),
    depending on the 
    Certificate

    International tuition for the Graduate Certificate programs is as follows*:

    Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $2,160 Y1: $1,080
    Y2: $1,080
    Course Fees
    GCSD, GCSIP, GCSICA

    GCTS

    $3,436

    $5,154
    Four or Six 3-credit
    courses ($859 each),
    depending on the 
    Certificate

    *Note: All fees are in Canadian dollars.
    **Note: Program Fees are typically paid in semi-annual payments over four years; the annual amount is subject to increase.

Payment Schedule

  • Students are required to pay the entire Program Fee, regardless of the number of years they take to complete the program. The entire Program Fee is typically paid over four annual installments (except Graduate Certificates, which are paid over two annual installments). Each year, Program Fees are to be paid in full by July 31, or in two installments (50% by July 31 + 50% by January 31). A late penalty of 10% of the total outstanding amount will be assessed on accounts paid after these due dates. Students will not be allowed to register for, or participate in, any course or learning event unless their account is paid in full.
  • Course fees are due at the time of course registration. If a student is permitted to register late for a course, a late fee of $75 will be applied.
  • The Dissertation/Thesis/IP fee is due when the student's dissertation/thesis/IP proposal is approved.
  • Students in the MPS (Core Stream) and MPS (Art Therapy) have additional Personal Therapy and Clinical Supervision fees, which are not paid to the College.
  • Students in the DMin-SE program have an additional $750 in fees, which are not paid to the College.
  • Ongoing Program Fees are assessed for Years 5 onward; they are to be paid (in full) annually on July 1.

Other Tuition and Fee Information

  • Application Fees

    When applying to a program of study, there is a non-refundable application fee for all degree programs: Canadian and Permanent Resident applicants $195, International applicants $390.

    Open Studies are required to pay a non-refundable fee of $75 (fee waived for University of Alberta baccalaureate graduates, St. Stephen's College Alumni, CCS and PRC students).

  • Breakdown of Course Fees
    Course fees are $859/3-credit course, $1,718/6-credit course, and $2,577/9-credit course (unless otherwise stated). Tuition for auditing online courses is the same as credit course tuition; other courses may be audited for half the credit course fee.
  • Further Information on Program Fees
    Program Fees cover general academic and administrative support. Students are required to pay the entire Program Fee, regardless of the number of years they take to complete the program. The entire Program Fee amount is typically paid over four annual installments (except Graduate Certificates, which are paid over two annual installments). Students may avoid annual increases by paying the entire Program Fee in advance. Degree and Post-Master's Program Fees are paid in semi-annual or annual installments over the first four years of the program; Graduate Certificate Program Fees are paid in annual installments over the first two years of the program. The Ongoing Program Fee applies only to those students taking longer than the prescribed period for completing a program. Students do not pay a continuation fee in the academic year they graduate; the academic year at SSC is June 1 to May 31, and graduation is in November.

Payment Methods

Effective January 1, 2018, tuition payments (for both program and course fees) are accepted only by the methods below.

Credit Cards:

Visa/MC/AE

MC Debit/Visa Debit

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Cheques/Money Orders

Onsite at College or mail to:

8810 112 Street Edmonton, AB   T6G 2J6

Must be received at College on or before registration deadline or the late payment fee may be applied. 

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NEW: Payment by EMT to st.stephens@ualberta.ca. Automatic deposit; no password required.

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Don't forget to include art material, late registration, Open Studies fees as required. Courses requiring Art Material Fee:

$35.00 PPSYC5841, PPSYC5890, PPSYC5841 (Halifax), PPSYC5830, ARTST5865, PPSYC5833, PPSYC5879, ARTST5897

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