Tuition and Fees

General Tuition and Fees for the 2021-2022 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 $792 $1,584 $2,376 $3,168 $3,960 $7,920 $396
Athletics/Campus Recreation Fee $50 $50 $100 $100 $100 $200
Student Services Fee $120 $120 $240 $240 $240 $480 $120
Students’ Association Fee $15 $30 $45 $60 $75 $150
U-Pass $155 $155 $155 $310
Total $977 $1,784 $2,916 $3,723 $4,530 $9,060 $516
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Undergraduate Programs (International Students)

1 Course 2 Courses 3 Courses 4 Courses 5 Courses Annual Cost
Tuition $2,367 $4,752 $7,128 $9,504 $11,880 $23,760
Athletics/Campus Recreation Fee $50 $50 $100 $100 $100 $200
Student Services Fee $120 $120 $240 $240 $240 $480
Students’ Association Fee $15 $30 $45 $60 $75 $150
U-Pass $155 $155 $155 $301
Total $2,561 $4,952 $7,668 $10,059 $12,450 $24,900
Bachelor of Education After Degree Program Domestic Student

Per Term Annual Cost
Tuition $5,055 $10,110
Athletics/Campus Recreation Fee $100 $200
Student Services Fee $240 $480
Students’ Association Fee $75 $150
U-Pass $155 $310
Total $5,625 $11,250
Bachelor of Education After Degree Program International Students

Per Term Annual Cost
Tuition $15,165 $30,330
Athletics/Campus Recreation Fee $100 $200
Student Services Fee $240 $480
Students’ Association Fee $75 $150
U-Pass $155 $310
Total $15,735 $31,470
DRE/CCELTotal$912$516

3 credit course 1.5 credit course
Tuition $792 $390
Student Services Fee $120 $120

Change of Registration & Fee Deadlines for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

September 8, 2021
First Day of classes

September 15, 2021
Change of registration deadline.
Last day to change registration for Fall 2021 and full-year courses.

September 22, 2021
Deadline to pay Fall tuition and fees.
Deadline to apply for a payment plan.

January 10, 2022
First Day of classes

January 17, 2022
Change of registration deadline.
Last day to change registration for Winter 2022 courses.

January 24, 2022
Deadline to pay Winter tuition and fees.
Deadline to apply for a payment plan.

May 9, 2022
First Day of classes

May 16, 2022
Change of registration deadline.
Last day to change registration for Spring/Summer 2022 courses.

May 23, 2022
Deadline to pay Spring/Summer tuition and fees.

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

Tuition & General Fees

Tuition is assessed on a per credit hour basis. The tuition cost per credit hour is $264 for domestic Arts and Bachelor of Science students and $337 for domestic Education students. Tuition cost per credit hour is $792 for international Arts and Bachelor of Science students and $1011 for international 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) $175
  • Application for Continuance (non-refundable) $50

Registration Deposit

All new applicants who have been offered admission are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $200 to confirm their intention to attend St. Mary’s University. This registration deposit will be applied to the student’s first term tuition and fees. After the deposit has been paid, students will be able to register for courses and make payments. Payment of this deposit indicates the following:

  • the applicant agrees to be bound by all University policies and procedures as outlined in the University Calendar
  • the timetable is subject to change and it is the student’s responsibility to check for updates
  • all tuition and fees are payable on or before the fee deadlines outlined in the University Calendar

Athletics and Campus Recreation Fee

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.

Student Services Fee

This is a compulsory and comprehensive fee that supports student services and resources to help students succeed throughout their academic careers. Full-time undergraduate credit students and Bachelor of Education students pay $240 per term and part-time undergraduate credit students pay $120 per term. Services included in the fee:

  • IT infrastructure, servers, Wi-Fi, email, website, online delivery tools, D2L, and Moodle
  • Library Services, including enhanced electronic resources, licenses and access to statistical software
  • Student Counselling Services
  • Career Services
  • Accessibility Services
  • CLASS Services
  • Peer Mentors

Students’ Association Fee

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 $5 per credit hour each term. For example, a student taking five 3-credit hour courses will be charged $75 per term. These fees are collected by the University and paid to the Students’ Association.

U-Pass

The Universal Pass Program (UPass) is a transit sticker that is applied to St. Mary’s University student ID cards that entitles full-time students access to transit services (buses and trains). UPass stickers are only valid for the student to whom it has been issued and will be VOID if removed from your ID card. Do not attempt to remove. Keep your ID card with your UPass sticker with you at all times when riding Calgary Transit. If you are found riding Calgary Transit without a valid UPass, you will be issued a transit violation citation by a Calgary Peace Officer.

The UPass fee is compulsory for full-time students, and $155 is automatically applied to each Fall and Winter term fees.

Supplementary Course Fees

Supplementary course fees are required to cover the extra costs associated with laboratory consumables, specialty software, experiential learning, or equipment. A $75 supplementary course fee (unless another amount is indicated here) will be applied to certain courses at the time of registration.

Auditing Fees

Students who are auditing courses are charged one-half the regular tuition fee and are exempt from the Athletics/ Campus recreation and Students’ Association Fee, but are charged the Student Services Fee. The tuition cost per three-credit hour course is $396, and fees are based on the number of courses registered for audit.

DRE/CCEL Fees

Students in the Diploma in Religious Education Program (DRE) and Certificate in Catholic Educational Leadership (CCEL) are exempt from the Athletics/Campus recreation and Students’ Association Fee, but are charged the Student Services Fee. The total cost is $912 per three-credit hour course and $516 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. A textbook list is available at stmu.ca/bookstore/ or through self-service at My.StMU. 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)

Challenge Examination $396
Deferred Examination $25
Confirmation of Enrolment Letter $10
Exam Proctoring $50/hour
Formal Grade Appeal $25
Graduation Fee $100
ID Card Replacement $5
Locker, Half (per semester) $13 + GST
Locker, Full (per semester) $15 + GST
NSF/Returned Cheque $65
Parchment Replacement $65
Payment Plan Administration Fee $50
Payment Plan Delinquent Fee $65
Replacement UPass $155
Re-registration Fee $50
T2202A Replacement (prior to 2008) $5

Fees for Community Participation in St. Mary’s University Choir

Community participants will be registered on the first night of class and must pay a $72 + GST non-refundable materials fee ($75.60). Academic credit will not be given for participation.

Payment of Fees

Payment of Fees

Tuition and fees are due in full on or before the fee deadline each term. Students who have not paid their tuition and 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 online banking through setting up St. Mary’s University as a payee through your bank. Credit card payments will be accepted via My.StMU; however, all transactions will automatically be charged a 3% fee.

Payment may also be made 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. No credit card payments will be accepted in person at the Enrolment Services Office.

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

Students having trouble paying their tuition and fees by the fee deadline may apply for a payment plan in person at the Enrolment Services Office. Payments via post-dated cheque only are scheduled over three months:

  • first one-third of tuition and fees, along with a $50 administration fee, are due by the fee deadline
  • second payment is due within thirty days of the fee deadline
  • third and final payment is due within sixty days of the fee deadline

A fee of $65 will be charged for any NSF/Returned cheques. If you are interested in joining a payment plan, please read the contract carefully regarding the penalties of non-payment. If a student breaks the contract by neglecting to make payments on time, they will not be offered the payment plan option for future semesters.

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 in the term and do not have an approved reduced course load.

Withdrawal/Withdrawal With Cause

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 fees 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. 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 tuition and fees remain payable.

Refunds

Refunds will be provided to students for all tuition and fees paid for courses that are dropped or cancelled before the change of registration deadline. Refunds will be completed in the month
following the tuition & fee deadline. Students will be asked to provide banking information to set up direct online deposit with St. Mary’s University. Students are required to provide this information to receive their refunds in a timely manner. Refund cheques will be mailed as an alternate means of refund if necessary under special circumstances.

Tuition Tax Receipts

Tuition, Education and Textbook Amounts Certificates (T2202) 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 T2202 statements are also available on your My.StMU account from 2008 to the present. A fee of $5 will be charged for each duplicate statement older than 2008, and must be requested at the Enrollment Services Office.