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 for 2021-2022

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** $19,040 Y1: $4,760
Y2: $4,760
Y3: $4,760
Y4: $4,760
Course Fees $6,538 Seven 3-credit courses ($934 each)
Dissertation Fee $2,802 One-time Dissertation Fee
Program Continuation
Fees (if needed)
Ongoing fees for
Year 5 onward
Y5: $1,160
Y6: $1,270
Y7: $1,380
Y8+: $1,500

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

Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
Program Fee** $38,080 Y1: $9,520
Y2: $9,520
Y3: $9,520
Y4: $9,520
Course Fees $6,538 Seven 3-credit courses ($934 each)
Dissertation Fee $2,802 One-time Dissertation Fee
Program Continuation
Fees (if needed)
Ongoing fees for
Year 5 onward
Y5: $1,160
Y6: $1,270
Y7: $1,380
Y8+: $1,500

*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** $19,040 Y1: $4,760
Y2: $4,760
Y3: $4,760
Y4: $4,760
Course Fees $5,604 Six 3-credit courses ($934 each)
Canadian Association for
Spiritual Care Professional Fees
Not paid to St. Stephen's
College
Approx. $750
Dissertation Fee $2,802 One-time Dissertation Fee
Program Continuation
Fees (if needed)
Ongoing fees for
Year 5 onward
Y5: $1,160
Y6: $1,270
Y7: $1,380
Y8+: $1,500

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

Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
Program Fee** $38,080 Y1: $9,520
Y2: $9,520
Y3: $9,520
Y4: $9,520
Course Fees $5,604 Six 3-credit courses ($934 each)
Canadian Association for
Spiritual Care Professional Fees

Not paid to St. Stephen's
College

Approx. $750
Dissertation Fee $2,802 One-time Dissertation Fee
Program Continuation
Fees (if needed)
Ongoing fees for
Year 5 onward
Y5: $1,160
Y6: $1,270
Y7: $1,380
Y8+: $1,500

*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** $17,120 Y1: $4,280
Y2: $4,280
Y3: $4,280
Y4: $4,280
Course Fees $14,010 Equivalent of 15 3-credit courses
($934 each) 
Personal Therapy Paid directly to your
Therapist
40 hours total
Thesis or Capstone Fee $2,802 Equivalent of three 3-credit courses
($934 each)
Program Continuation
Fees (if needed)
Ongoing fees for
Year 5 onward
Y5: $1,160
Y6: $1,270
Y7: $1,380
Y8+: $1,500

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

Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
Program Fee** $34,240 Y1: $8,560
Y2: $8,560
Y3: $8,560
Y4: $8,560
Course Fees $14,010 Equivalent of 15 3-credit courses
($934 each) 
Personal Therapy Paid directly to your
Therapist
40 hours total
Thesis or Capstone Fee $2,802 Equivalent of three 3-credit courses
($934 each)
Program Continuation
Fees (if needed)
Ongoing fees for
Year 5 onward
Y5: $1,160
Y6: $1,270
Y7: $1,380
Y8+: $1,500

*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** $17,120 Y1: $4,280
Y2: $4,280
Y3: $4,280
Y4: $4,280
Course Fees $17,746 Equivalent of 19 3-credit courses
($934 each) 
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 $2,802 Equivalent of three 3-credit courses
($934 each)
Program Continuation
Fees (if needed)
Ongoing fees for
Year 5 onward
Y5: $1,160
Y6: $1,270
Y7: $1,380
Y8+: $1,500

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

Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
Program Fee** $34,240 Y1: $8,560
Y2: $8,560
Y3: $8,560
Y4: $8,560
Course Fees $17,746 Equivalent of 19 3-credit courses
($934 each) 
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 $2,802 Equivalent of three 3-credit courses
($934 each)
Program Continuation
Fees (if needed)
Ongoing fees for
Year 5 onward
Y5: $1,160
Y6: $1,270
Y7: $1,380
Y8+: $1,500

*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** $4,720 Y1: $1,180
Y2: $1,180
Y3: $1,180
Y4: $1,180
Course Fees $12,142 13 3-credit courses ($934 each)
Course-Based
Culminating Paper or 
Honours Thesis
Stream
$934 or $2,802 3-credit Culminating Paper ($934) or 9-credit 
thesis ($2,802)
Program Continuation
Fees (if needed)
Ongoing fees for
Year 5 onward
Y5: $1,160
Y6: $1,270
Y7: $1,380
Y8+: $1,500

International tuition for the MTS program is as follows*:

Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
Program Fee** $9,440 Y1: $2,360
Y2: $2,360
Y3: $2,360
Y4: $2,360
Course Fees $12,142 13 3-credit courses ($934 each)
Course-Based
Culminating Paper or
Honours Thesis
Stream
$934 or $2,802 3-credit Culminating Paper ($934) or 9-credit
thesis ($2,802)
Program Continuation
Fees (if needed)
Ongoing fees for
Year 5 onward
Y5: $1,160
Y6: $1,270
Y7: $1,380
Y8+: $1,500

*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** $2,360 Y1: $590
Y2: $590
Y3: $590
Y4: $590
Course Fees $5,604 Six 3-credit courses
($934 each)
ITP Fee $934 One-time fee
Program Continuation
Fees (if needed)
Ongoing fees for
Year 5 onward
Y5: $1,160
Y6: $1,270
Y7: $1,380
Y8+: $1,500

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

Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
Program Fee** $4,720 Y1: $1,180
Y2: $1,180
Y3: $1,180
Y4: $1,180
Course Fees $5,604 Six 3-credit courses
($934 each)
ITP Fee $934 One-time fee
Program Continuation
Fees (if needed)
Ongoing fees for
Year 5 onward
Y5: $1,160
Y6: $1,270
Y7: $1,380
Y8+: $1,500

*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** $13,640 Y1: $3,410
Y2: $3,410
Y3: $3,410
Y4: $3,410
Course Fees $15,878 Equivalent of 17 3-credit courses
($934 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: $1,160
Y6: $1,270
Y7: $1,380
Y8+: $1,500

International tuition for the PMATD program is as follows*:

Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
Program Fee** $27,280 Y1: $6,820
Y2: $6,820
Y3: $6,820
Y4: $6,820
Course Fees $15,878 Equivalent of 17 3-credit courses
($934 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: $1,160
Y6: $1,270
Y7: $1,380
Y8+: $1,500

*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** $1,180 Y1: $590
Y2: $590
Course Fees for
GCSD, GCSIP, GCSICA, GCTS and GCSC***

$3,736 or $5,604 or $6,538***

 

Four, Six, or Seven 3-credit
courses ($934 each),
depending on the
Certificate

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

Fee Kind Total over Program Fee Breakdown
Program Fee** $2,360 Y1: $1,180
Y2: $1,180
Course Fees for
GCSD, GCSIP, GCSICA, GCTS, and GCSC***

$3,736 or $5,604 or $6,538***



Four, Six, or Seven 3-credit
courses ($934 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.
***Total Course Fees for the GCSC will vary due to different course fees at partner theological colleges.

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 additional professional fees, which are paid to the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care / Association canadienne de soins spirituels (CASC/ACSS).
  • 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 $934/3-credit course, $1,868/6-credit course, and $2,802/9-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 for 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.

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.

Payment Methods

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.

Plastiq "Pay Now" Button

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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.

**notification of payment occurs within 2 hours of payment being made. Choose earliest arrival date for payment to arrive.

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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