Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the Board of Governors. In recent years, tuition increases have been 2% for continuing domestic students and between 2% and 5% for continuing international students.

Every student enrolled in a doctoral program is required to maintain continuous registration by paying tuition instalments, plus authorized student fees according to the appropriate tuition fee schedule.

All students are "full-time" for the assessment of tuition and authorized student fees. Authorized student fees apply to all doctoral programs regardless of credit load or place of residence.

Students who have paid more than the minimum for the degree (the first six (6) instalments) will have their tuition fees prorated to the end of the month in which the College of Graduate Studies confirms that all degree requirements have been completed. This includes the submission of their dissertation to the College of Graduate Studies. Student fees are not prorated.

Program Instalments per year Minimum # of instalments for program Domestic
fee per
fee per
Full-time (Schedule A) 3 6 $1,767.18 $3,104.64
Continuing Fee1 3 N/A $807.36 $3,104.64
Extension Fee2 3 N/A $1,133.95 $3,104.64
1 If a degree program is not completed by a set number of instalments or a minimum program fee, the assessments will then switch to a Continuing fee. The Schedule A Continuing fee is assessed after instalment 9.
2 If a doctoral degree is not awarded within a period of six years from the initial registration, a student may be granted an extension with permission from the College of Graduate Studies, but will be charged the extension fee.

Page last updated: June 2, 2022

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