Athabasca University (ATHABASCAU) Tuition Fees and Refunds 2021. Want to know how much Athabasca tuition cost? Check up the information below.
Course fees are all-inclusive and are calculated by combining the tuition fee, course administration and technology fee, and Students’ Union and Alumni Relations fees. If applicable, the course materials fee and the out-of-country fee or the out-of-province fee may also be charged. Academic-related fees are exempt from the federal Goods and Services Tax (G.S.T.). Other goods are not G.S.T. exempt. Fees are listed and payable in Canadian dollars.
The payment of student fees entitles you to receive most learning resources and other support services (including tutorial assistance where provided) for the period of active registration.
See also: Athabasca University Undergraduate Courses
Athabasca University Tuition Fees 2021
Students attending Athabasca University grouped study courses at collaborating institutions may be assessed tuition and fees that vary from those established within this Calendar. Those students should contact an academic advisor or the Office of the Registrar at the collaborating institution.
Students are responsible for any expenses incurred when writing an examination. Most invigilators request a fee to invigilate examinations. Invigilation centers may also charge a fee if you cancel or reschedule your examination.
AU does not charge a fee to invigilate examinations at any of its three office locations in Athabasca, Edmonton, or Calgary, Alberta.
The following fee schedule applies to students who are registering in courses that have a September 1, 2021 or later start date, unless otherwise stated. It is Athabasca University’s intention to increase its tuition fees in future years by the maximum amount permitted under the Government of Alberta’s Tuition Fee Policy.
If you are a returning Athabasca University student, please log in to myAU. If you are no longer an active student, you may still log in to myAU and follow the reactivation procedure.
Once you have logged in to myAU, you may register in a course and view personal information, such as your AU Library account, and your assignment marks, and course grades. You may also take care of administrative matters, such as booking examinations, submitting assignments, and requesting extensions or course withdrawals.
Athabasca University will also communicate directly with you through myAU. Check the Message Centre on your myAU home page for general information and for mail addressed to you.
myAU (current students)
When first seeking admission to Athabasca University, all students submit a one-time, non-refundable application fee with their completed Undergraduate General Application Form.
The application fee is non-refundable and payable only once regardless of whether your requested start date is unavailable or if you choose not to register in an Athabasca University course.
The Undergraduate General Application Form, used to apply for admission, is separate from the Undergraduate Course Registration Form used for registering in most Athabasca University courses.
UG General Application Form (new students)
The course administration and technology fee and Alumni Relations fee do not apply to one-credit courses.
Athabasca University offers a number of zero-credit courses (e.g., ENGL 140). Zero-credit courses are assessed the same fee structure as three-credit courses minus the Students’ Union Fees and Alumni Fees. Other academic-related fees and regulations also apply to zero-credit courses.
Fees for audit courses are the same as their equivalent credit courses.
Re-registration fees include the tuition fee, the course administration and technology fee, the Students’ Union and Alumni Relations fees only. If the course has been revised since your last registration, you are required to purchase a new course package. In this case, the course materials fee is added to your re-registration amount.
Credit Card Convenience Charge
Effective June 29, 2020, a 2 percent non-refundable convenience charge will be added when using Visa or MasterCard to pay student fees.
This information will be effective from Sept. 1, 2021 to Aug. 31, 2022.
ATHABASCAU Refunds 2021: Individualized Study Course Tuition
The timing of a course withdrawal will impact eligibility for a refund of tuition.
Prior to the course contract start date: A refund of tuition and the course administration and technology fee, less the course withdrawal processing fee, may be granted if you formally withdraw from an individualized study course prior to the course contract start date and you are not involved in a disciplinary proceeding involving either academic or non-academic misconduct.
Within the first 30 days of the course contract: A refund of tuition and the course administration and technology fee, less the students’ union fees and the course withdrawal processing fee, may be granted if you formally withdraw from an individualized study course from the course contract start date up to 30 days after, providing the course final exam has not been written (or if all coursework has been submitted for marking, if there is no final exam) and you are not involved in a disciplinary proceeding involving either academic or non-academic misconduct.
Exception: Normally, no refunds will be given at any point after registration for nursing practicum courses or health administration practicum courses.
Complete and submit the Course Withdrawal Request Form – online, or download the PDF at Course Withdrawal Request Form – PDF and submit: in person, by fax, by mail, or email. The date of withdrawal will be the date of the online submission, the postmark on the envelope, the date of the email if the form is scanned and emailed, or the University date stamp if the form is hand-delivered or faxed (780.675.6174). No tuition refunds are issued if you withdraw more than 30 days after your course contract start date.
Tuition refunds are processed within approximately 45 days of Athabasca University’s receipt of the course withdrawal request. Your refund will be processed according to your method of payment, e.g., your credit card account will be credited, a cheque will be forwarded to your current mailing address, etc.
For information on how a withdrawal request impacts your academic record, please refer to Individualized Study/Online Courses in the Registration section.
A refund of the course materials fee will only be considered if you meet the course refund criteria and the University receives the course materials complete, unmarked, and undamaged within 30 days of your course withdrawal date. You will not receive a refund for course materials received by the University outside this time frame (late return).
Note: All returned course materials become the property of the University and will not be returned to you. Most AU courses include software, and/or software access codes. If the packaging around the software or the software access code has been opened you will not be eligible for a refund of the course materials fee. Once opened, the software cannot be re-issued and the material should not be returned.
To obtain a refund of the course materials fee, complete and submit the Course Withdrawal Request Form (Individualized Study), along with the materials eligible to be issued to another student (e.g. returned complete and unmarked, including any unopened software packaging) to:
Tim Byrne Centre
4001 Highway 2 South
Athabasca, AB, Canada T9S 1A4
Fax no: 780-675.6174
Include your full name, address, and student identification number with any returned course materials. Your course materials refund will be processed according to your initial method of payment, e.g., your credit card account will be credited, a cheque will be forwarded to your current mailing address, etc. You are required to pay the postage on any returned materials.
If the course materials for the course are only eTexts, the student does not need to do anything further than submitting their withdrawal request. The refund will be automatic if the withdrawal is received within the 30-day withdrawal period.
Information effective Sept. 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2021.