Money Matters

The cost of your education will vary depending on your program, the type of student you are (full time, part time, Canadian, international), as well as your choice of living arrangements.

Our Cost Calculator will help you estimate tuition and fees for your first year of university, with the option to include Residence fees if you plan to live on campus.

Sample Cost Estimates for First Year Students

The sample cost estimates below are in Canadian dollars (CAD) and based on 2013-14 figures; tuition fees are subject to change every year. Estimates are based on a full-time study schedule in General Arts or Science; fees for some faculties and programs may be higher.

  • These figures are for Canadian students only; international fees will be higher. Please use the Cost Calculator for more information.
  • The amount for Room & Board is based on a shared room in Lister Hall for 8 months, including a mid-range meal plan. For a complete listing of residence fees and options, please visit
Sample Cost Estimate for First Year Students
Tuition Fees $5,269
Non-Instructional Fees $1,356
Books & Supplies $1,200
Estimated Cost (excluding room & board) $7,825
Room & Board $6,602
Estimated Cost (with residence) $14,427

For complete information about tuition and fees at the University of Alberta, visit Costs, Tuition, Fees.