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Fees & Funding

Graduate Diploma in Architecture

Effective June 29, 2020, a 2 per cent non-refundable convenience charge will be charged when using Visa or Mastercard to pay student fees. American Express is no longer an accepted method of payment.

The following fees are effective for courses starting September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021. All fees are quoted in Canadian dollars and are subject to change. Academic-related fees are exempt from the Federal Goods and Services Tax (G.S.T.). G.S.T. is added to all other goods and services, for example, workshops, some publications, self-help seminars, and Athabasca University promotional sales items.

Program application fee (non-refundable) required each time a person applies: $154
Program admission fee (payable upon acceptance into the program and non-refundable) $214
Non-program application fee (non-refundable) required only once and waived if previously an AU student: $105

Course Tuition Fees (includes all required materials)

Students living in Canada:
Students living outside Canada: $1,8591
ADST 690 (in Canada) $3,3081
ADST 690 (outside Canada)

1Graduate Diploma in Architecture (GDA) Course Tuition fees now includes a Course Administration and Technology fee of $139 and Course Materials fee of $31 per course, plus the Athabasca University Graduate Students Association (AUGSA) fees of $13 per credit.

Estimated program tuition cost (2020-2021):

The total tuition cost for a student living in Canada who takes all courses from Athabasca University, would be $14,886 ($1,654 x 7, three-credit course equivalents, plus one six-credit course equivalent). AUGSA fees, the Course Administration and Technology fee, and Course Materials fee are included in this calculation. Application and admission fees are not.

Other Fees

Transfer Credit Evaluation fee:
$295 per course
Letter of Permission fee: $84
Continuation fee: $119
Course Extension fee: $283
Western Deans' Agreement administration fee (non-AU visiting students) $250 per course
Course Withdrawal Processing fee2: $383

2The course withdrawal processing fee is a mandatory administrative fee charged when a student withdraws from a course. For early withdrawal only, the student will be refunded the full course tuition fees (see above) less the course withdrawal processing fee. Refer to Withdrawals.

Information effective September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

Updated September 08 2016 by Student & Academic Services

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