Tuition and Fees

General Tuition and Fees for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Undergraduate Programs (Domestic Students)

1 Course 2 Courses 3 Courses 4 Courses 5 Courses Annual Cost Audit
Tuition $715.50 $1,431 $2,146.50 $2,862 $3,577.50 $7,155 $357.75
Athletics/Campus Recreation Fee $50 $50 $100 $100 $100 $200
Computer Resources Fee $35 $35 $70 $70 $70 $140
Students’ Association Fee $9 $18 $27 $36 $45 $90
U-Pass $140 $140 $140 $280
Total $809.50 $1,534 $2,483.50 $3,208 $3,932.50 $7,865 $357.75

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Undergraduate Programs (International Students)

1 Course 2 Courses 3 Courses 4 Courses 5 Courses Annual Cost
Tuition $1,431 $2,862 $4,293 $5,724 $7,155 $14,310
Athletics/Campus Recreation Fee $50 $50 $100 $100 $100 $200
Computer Resources Fee $35 $35 $70 $70 $70 $140
Students’ Association Fee $9 $18 $27 $36 $45 $90
U-Pass $140 $140 $140 $280
Total $1,525 $2,965 $4,630 $6,070 $7,510 $15,020

Bachelor of Education (Elementary) After Degree Program Domestic Student

Per Term Annual Cost
Tuition $4,762.50 $9,525
Athletics/Campus Recreation Fee $100 $200
Computer Resources Fee $70 $140
Students’ Association Fee $45 $90
U-Pass $140 $280
Total $5,117.50 $10,235

Bachelor of Education (Elementary) After Degree Program International Students

Per Term Annual Cost
Tuition $9,525 $19,050
Athletics/Campus Recreation Fee $100 $200
Computer Resources Fee $70 $140
Students’ Association Fee $45 $90
U-Pass $140 $280
Total $9,880 $19,760

GDRE/GCCEL

3 credit course 1.5 credit course
$715.50 $357.75

Change of Registration & Fee Deadlines for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

  • September 6, 2017
    • First day of classes
    • Deadline to pay Fall 2017 tuition & fees for registered and wait-listed courses
    • Deadline to apply for a payment plan
  • September 13, 2017
    • Change of registration deadline
    • Last day to change registration for Fall 2017 courses with a refund

  • January 8, 2018
    • First day of classes
    • Deadline to pay Winter 2018 tuition & fees for registered and wait-listed courses
    • Deadline to apply for a payment plan
  • January 15, 2018
    • Change of registration deadline
    • Last day to change registration for Winter 2018 courses with a refund

  • May 7, 2018
    • First day of classes
    • Deadline to pay Spring 2018 tuition & fees for registered and wait-listed courses
  • May 10, 2018
    • Change of registration deadline
    • Last day to change registration for Spring 2018 courses with a refund

  • July 9, 2018
    • First day of classes
    • Deadline to pay Spring 2018 tuition & fees for registered and wait-listed courses
  • July 12, 2018
    • Change of registration deadline
    • Last day to change registration for Spring 2018 courses with a refund

  • Day of first class: Deadline to pay tuition
  • Two weeks after the day of first class: Last day to change registration for GDRE or GCCEL courses with a refund

Change of Registration & Fee Deadlines – 2017-2018 Academic Year

Tuition is assessed on a per credit hour basis. The tuition cost
per credit hour is $231.50 for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science students and $308 for Bachelor of Education students. Tuition cost per credit hour is $463 for international Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science students and $616 for international Bachelor of Education students. In addition to tuition, students are charged the following general fees:

Application Fee

  • Application Fee (non-refundable) $100
  • International Student Application Fee (non-refundable) $275
  • Application for Continuance (non-refundable) $50

Admission Confirmation Deposit

All new applicants who have been offered conditional or full admission are required to pay a deposit of $200 to confirm their intention to attend St. Mary’s University. This non-refundable admission confirmation deposit will be applied to the student’s first term tuition and fees. After the deposit has been paid, students will be granted access to my.StMU, a self-service portal where they will be able to register for courses and make payments.
Payment of this deposit indicates that:

  • the applicant agrees to be bound by all University policies and procedures outlined in the Academic Calendar
  • the timetable is subject to change and it is the student’s responsibility to check for updates
  • non-attendance does not constitute notice of withdrawal and students must complete the appropriate form to cancel a course registration
  • all tuition and fees are payable on or before the fee deadlines outlined in the Academic Calendar.

Athletics and Campus Recreation

This is a compulsory fee that entitles students to on-campus recreation facilities and structured fitness and wellness activities. Full-time undergraduate credit students and Bachelor of Education students pay $100 per term and part-time undergraduate credit students pay $50 per term.

Computer Resources

This is a compulsory fee that entitles students to access the computer labs and wireless internet services. Full-time undergraduate credit students and Bachelor of Education students pay $70 per term and part-time undergraduate students pay $35 per term. E-mail accounts are assigned only to students who pay this fee.

Students’ Association

This is a compulsory fee that entitles students to membership in their association and all the benefits offered. Undergraduate credit students and Bachelor of Education students pay $3 per credit hour each term. For example, a student taking five three-credit hour courses will be charged $45 per term. These fees are collected by the University and paid to the Students’ Association.

U-Pass

The Calgary Transit Universal Pass (U-Pass) provides full access to transit services for full-time post-secondary students. The U-Pass is a special validation sticker that is affixed to St. Mary’s University student ID cards. The sticker is renewed each term as long as the student maintains full-time status. ID cards with U-Pass stickers may be used on Calgary Transit buses and trains. Full-time students at St. Mary’s will be assessed a compulsory $140 fee for each Fall term and a $140 fee for the Winter term. This fee is payable with tuition and other fees.

Supplementary Course Fees

Supplementary course fees are required to cover the extra costs associated with laboratory consumables, specialty software, or equipment. A $50 supplementary course fee  ($100 fee for MGST 331) will be applied to certain courses at the time of registration. See the current University Calendar for more information.

Auditing Fees

Students who are auditing courses are charged one-half the regular tuition fee and are exempt from Students’ Association, campus recreation and computer resources fees. The total cost per 3-credit course is $347.25.

GDRE/GCCEL Fees

Students in the Graduate Diploma in Religious Education Program (GDRE) are exempt from Students’ Association, athletics/campus recreation and computer resources fees when taking graduate level courses. The total cost is $694.50 per three-credit hour course and $347.25  per 1.5-credit hour course.

Books and Supplies

Students are required to purchase their own books and supplies. Required and optional textbooks are available from the University bookstore. Students who are sponsored by a band education authority or other organization may have part or all of the cost of their books and supplies paid for by their sponsor. Sponsored students should ensure that all documentation has been forwarded to the Enrolment Services Office and to the bookstore.

Transcript Fees

  • Official Transcript (each) – $10
  • Unofficial Transcript (free on my.StMU) – $2
  • Courier Fee – Variable

Other Fees

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Undergraduate Programs (Domestic Students)

ID Card Replacement $5
T2202A Replacement $5
NSF/Returned Cheque $25
Deferred Examination $25
Formal Grade Appeal $25
Delinquent Account $65
Graduation Fee $100
Parchment Replacement $50
Challenge Examination $150
Replacement U-Pass $130
Payment Plan Administration Fee $50
Re-registration Fee $50
Exam Proctoring $50/hour

Choir and Drama Fees

Fees for community participation in choral performances & drama productions

Community participants must be registered and must pay a $75 non-refundable materials fee (GST included). Academic credit will not be given for participation.

Payment of Fees

All tuition and fees for undergraduate courses and the Bachelor of Education program are due and payable either through self service at my.StMU on the St. Mary’s University website or at the Enrolment Service Office, and will be strictly enforced.

Tuition and fees are due in full for both registered courses and wait-listed courses on or before the first day of classes each term. Students who have not paid their fees by the deadline will be de-registered from all courses and can only be reinstated by re-registering in person at the Enrolment Services Office. A $50 re-registration fee, as well as all tuition and fees, will be required to be paid at time of re-registering.

Payment Methods

The preferred method of payment is via credit card through self-service at my.StMU. Payments are also accepted in person at the Enrolment Services Office during regular office hours in the form of debit, cash, cheque or money order. Cheques and money orders should be made payable to St. Mary’s University.

Account Statements

A record is kept of each student’s financial transactions at the University. Students may print a statement through self service at my.StMU or request copies of their account statements from the Enrolment Services Office to verify their financial status. Any discrepancies must be reported as soon as they are discovered.

Payment Plans & Deferrals

Students experiencing difficulty in acquiring the necessary funds for tuition and fees may apply for a payment plan through the Enrolment Services Office prior to the fee payment deadline (first day of classes). All applications must include post-dated cheques or credit card information and a mandatory payment plan administration fee of $50. A fee of $65 will be charged for any late payment plan instalments. The payment plan contract requires students to pay at least one-third of tuition and fees by the fee deadline, at least another third within thirty days of the fee payment deadline, and the final third within sixty days of the fee deadline. Full-time students expecting financial assistance in the form of government student loans will automatically be granted a deferral of tuition payment until their funding is received. However, if loan money is not enough to cover tuition owing, the student will be responsible for paying the balance by the appropriate fee deadlines.

Fee Adjustment/Refunds

Dropping Courses

Tuition and fees will not be charged for courses dropped before the change of registration deadline. Students are required to return their U-Pass if they are no longer registered in at least nine credit hours.

Withdrawal

Dropping a course after the change of registration deadline will be considered a withdrawal and tuition and fees will be charged.

Cancellation of Registration

Students cancelling their registration before the change of registration deadline will not be charged tuition and will be required to return their U-Pass.
A student who cancels registration after the change of registration deadline and before the course withdrawal deadline will receive a grade of “W” for all courses and will owe tuition and fees for those courses. In extenuating circumstances involving illness or compassion, students may submit a written request to have a portion of the tuition and fees refunded.
A student who has ceased to attend a course and who has not officially dropped, withdrawn or cancelled, is considered to be registered in that course and all fees remain payable.

Refunds

Refund cheques will be mailed to students for all tuition and fees paid for courses that are dropped or cancelled before the change of registration deadline.

Tuition Tax Receipts

Tuition, Education and Textbook Amounts Certificates (T2202A) for federal income tax purposes will be issued by the end of February, based on eligible fees assessed and paid during the previous calendar year. They will be available on your my.StMU account. Replacement T2202A statements are also available on your my.StMU account or can be requested at the Enrolment Services Office. A fee of $5 will be charged for each duplicate statement.

Other Deductible Eductaion Expenses

Tax credits are available for textbook costs and U-Pass fees. Students do not need to retain textbook receipts; the tax credit is a flat amount per month based on full- or part-time attendance at a recognized post-secondary institution. Students are advised to retain their ID cards with the U-Pass stickers to claim the tax credit.