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** $18,320 Y1: $4,580 
    Y2: $4,580 
    Y3: $4,580 
    Y4: $4,580
    Course Fees $6,286 Seven 3-credit courses ($898 each)
    Dissertation Fee $2,694 One-time Dissertation Fee
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,110
    Y6: $1,220
    Y7: $1,330
    Y8+: $1,440

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

    Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $36,640 Y1: $9,160            
    Y2: $9,160 
    Y3: $9,160
    Y4: $9,160
    Course Fees $6,286 Seven 3-credit courses ($898 each)
    Dissertation Fee $2,694 One-time Dissertation Fee
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,110
    Y6: $1,220
    Y7: $1,330
    Y8+: $1,440

    *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** $18,320 Y1: $4,580 
    Y2: $4,580 
    Y3: $4,580 
    Y4: $4,580
    Course Fees $5,388 Six 3-credit courses ($898 each)
    Canadian Association for
    Spiritual Care Professional Fees
    Not paid to St. Stephen's
    College
    Approx. $750
    Dissertation Fee $2,694 One-time Dissertation Fee
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,110
    Y6: $1,220
    Y7: $1,330
    Y8+: $1,440

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

    Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $36,640 Y1: $9,160            
    Y2: $9,160 
    Y3: $9,160 
    Y4: $9,160
    Course Fees $5,388 Six 3-credit courses ($898 each)
    Canadian Association for
    Spiritual Care Professional Fees

    Not paid to St. Stephen's
    College

    Approx. $750
    Dissertation Fee $2,694 One-time Dissertation Fee
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,110
    Y6: $1,220
    Y7: $1,330
    Y8+: $1,440

    *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** $16,480 Y1: $4,120            
    Y2: $4,120             
    Y3: $4,120             
    Y4: $4,120 
    Course Fees $13,302 Equivalent of 14 3-credit courses
    ($898 each) + 1 Academic 
    Writing Course ($730)
    Personal Therapy Paid directly to your 
    Therapist
    40 hours total
    Thesis or Capstone Fee $2,694 Equivalent of three 3-credit courses
    ($898 each)
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,110
    Y6: $1,110
    Y7: $1,330
    Y8+: $1,440

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

    Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $32,960 Y1: $8,240          
    Y2: $8,240
    Y3: $8,240 
    Y4: $8,240
    Course Fees $13,302 Equivalent of 14 3-credit courses
    ($898 each) + 1 Academic 
    Writing Course ($730)
    Personal Therapy Paid directly to your
    Therapist
    40 hours total
    Thesis or Capstone Fee $2,694 Equivalent of three 3-credit courses
    ($898 each)
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,110
    Y6: $1,220
    Y7: $1,330
    Y8+: $1,440

    *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** $16,480 Y1: $4,120
    Y2: $4,120
    Y3: $4,120
    Y4: $4,120
    Course Fees $16,894 Equivalent of 18 3-credit courses
    ($898 each) + 1 Academic 
    Writing Course ($730)
    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 $2,694 Equivalent of three 3-credit courses
    ($898 each)
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,110
    Y6: $1,220
    Y7: $1,330
    Y8+: $1,440

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

    Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $32,960 Y1: $8,240         
    Y2: $8,240
    Y3: $8,240 
    Y4: $8,240
    Course Fees $16,894 Equivalent of 18 3-credit courses
    ($898 each) + 1 Academic 
    Writing Course ($730)
    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 $2,694 Equivalent of three 3-credit courses
    ($898 each)
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,110
    Y6: $1,220
    Y7: $1,330
    Y8+: $1,440

    *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** $4,520 Y1: $1,130
    Y2: $1,130
    Y3: $1,130
    Y4: $1,130
    Course Fees $11,506 12 3-credit courses
    ($898 each) + 1 Academic 
    Writing Course ($730)
    Thesis Stream or Course-
    Based Stream
    $2,694 Equivalent of three 3-credit
    courses ($898 each)
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,110
    Y6: $1,220
    Y7: $1,330
    Y8+: $1,440

    International tuition for the MTS program is as follows*:

    Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $9,040 Y1: $2,260
    Y2: $2,260
    Y3: $2,260
    Y4: $2,260
    Course Fees $11,506 12 3-credit courses
    ($898 each) + 1 Academic 
    Writing Course ($730)
    Thesis Stream or Course-
    Based Stream
    $2,694 Equivalent of three 3-credit courses
    ($898 each)
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,110
    Y6: $1,220
    Y7: $1,330
    Y8+: $1,440

    *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** $2,260 Y1: $565
    Y2: $565
    Y3: $565
    Y4: $565
    Course Fees $5,388 Six 3-credit courses
    ($898 each)
    ITP Fee $898 One-time fee
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,110
    Y6: $1,220
    Y7: $1,330
    Y8+: $1,440

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

    Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $4,520 Y1: $1,130
    Y2: $1,130
    Y3: $1,130
    Y4: $1,130
    Course Fees $5,388 Six 3-credit courses
    ($898 each)
    ITP Fee $898 One-time fee
    Program Continuation
    Fees (if needed)
    Ongoing fees for
    Year 5 onward
    Y5: $1,110
    Y6: $1,220
    Y7: $1,330
    Y8+: $1,440

    *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** $13,120 Y1: $3,280
    Y2: $3,280
    Y3: $3,280
    Y4: $3,280
    Course Fees $15,266 Equivalent of 17 3-credit courses
    ($898 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: $1,110
    Y6: $1,220
    Y7: $1,330
    Y8+: $1,440

    International tuition for the PMATD program is as follows*:

    Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $26,240 Y1: $6,560
    Y2: $6,560
    Y3: $6,560
    Y4: $6,560
    Course Fees $15,266 Equivalent of 17 3-credit courses
    ($898 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: $1,110
    Y6: $1,220
    Y7: $1,330
    Y8+: $1,440

    *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** $1,130    Y1: $565
    Y2: $565
    Course Fees
    GCSD, GCSIP, GCSICA    

    GCTS

    $3,592

     


    $5,388

    Four, Six, or Seven 3-credit
    courses ($898 each),
    depending on the 
    Certificate
    GCSC Various*** ***Total Course Fee amount varies due to difference course fee costs at partner theological colleges

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

    Fee Kind Total over Program             Fee Breakdown
    Program Fee** $2,260 Y1: $1,130
    Y2: $1,130
    Course Fees
    GCSD, GCSIP, GCSICA    

    GCTS
    $3,592



    $5,388
    Four, Six, or Seven 3-credit
    courses ($898 each),
    depending on the 
    Certificate
    GCSC Various*** ***Total Course Fee amount varies due to difference course fee costs at partner theological colleges

    *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.

As an independent, degree-granting college, St. Stephen’s College sets its own tuition rates and does not follow the tuition rates of the University of Alberta. For more information, see our UAlberta Affiliation and Institutional Charter pages.

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. Degree application fee: Canadian and Permanent Resident applicants $200, International applicants $400. Certificate application fee: Canadian and Permanent Resident applicants $100; International applicants $200. There is no application fee for taking courses as an Open Studies student.

  • Breakdown of Course Fees
    Course fees are $898/3-credit course, $1,796/6-credit course, and $2,694/9-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
    Course fees for Clinical Pastoral Education are set at $2,400 per 6-credit offering. This tuition rate is set in consultation with the Alberta Consortium for Supervised Pastoral Education and is standardized across the province of Alberta.
  • Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
    Course fees for Clinical Pastoral Education are set at $2,400 per 6-credit offering. This tuition rate is set in consultation with the Alberta Consortium for Supervised Pastoral Education and is standardized across the province of Alberta.

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

Payments are routed through a Third Party Payment Processing Service (Plastiq).  Please note you will have to create an account and that payments may take 3-5 business days to process**.  A service fee of 2.85% will be applied.

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Debit/Cash Onsite at College.
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. 

Email Money Transfer (EMT)

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

Please indicate in the memo your reason for payment i.e. course fee, program fee, etc.

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When you pay for the course, please include extra fees as applicable: (1) Art materials fee $40 (applies to art therapy/art therapy studio courses, except when delivered remotely or online; see course schedule for details), (2) late registration ($75).

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