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Athabasca University

Master of Science of Information Systems

Planning ahead? Here are the 2021 Fees.

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: $105

Course Tuition Fees (includes all required materials)

Students living in Canada $1,6541
Students living outside Canada $1,8591

1Master of Science of Information Systems (MSc IS) Course Tuition fees now include a Course Administration and Technology fee of $139 and Course Materials fee of $31 per course, plus the Athabasca University Graduate Students Association (AUGSA) fee of $13 per credit.

Estimated program tuition cost (2020 - 2021):

The total tuition cost (project or thesis route) for a student living in Canada who takes all courses from Athabasca University, would be $21,502 ($1,654 x 13, three-credit course equivalents). AUGSA fees, the Course Administration and Technology fee, and the Course Materials fee are included in the above calculations. Application and admission fees are not included.

Other Fees

Transfer credit evaluation fee: $295/course
Supplemental examination fee: $105
Course extension fee: $283
Program extension fee. Same as course tuition fees (see above):
Letter of Permission fee: $84
Western Deans' Agreement administration fee (non-AU visiting students) $250/course
Course withdrawal processing fee1: $383
AU Graduate Student Association Fee (per credit) $13

1The 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 July 28 2017 by Student & Academic Services

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