An application fee of $110 per application is required. For most of our programs you will be able to select a second choice program within the same application.
The fee must be paid at the time your application is submitted. Application fees are non-refundable and cannot be applied toward tuition.
Admission Confirmation Deposit
To guarantee your position in the program, you must accept your offer of admission and pay the Admission Confirmation Deposit within 45 days of your date of acceptance.
All cheques, money orders, and drafts MUST have all of the following imprints by the bank:
- bank transit/swift number
- bank account number
- branch number
- cheque, money order or draft number
For Canadian applicants, the most convenient method to pay your program deposit is online.
Admissions Related Fees and Deposits
|Fee Description||All Admission Intakes in the 2019-2020 Academic Year|
|Application for Admissions Fee||$110|
|Admissions Confirmation Deposit (applied towards tuition)||$4001|
|Admission Confirmation Deposit for an International Applicant Residing Outside of Canada at Time of Application (applied towards tuition)||$10,000|
|Admission Confirmation Deposit for an International Applicant Residing Inside of Canada at Time of Application (applied towards tuition)||$1,000|
|Outbound Exchange Student Application Fee||$100|
Students may be eligible for a 50% refund of their Admission Confirmation Deposit if they notify the Office of the University Registrar in writing of their intent to withdraw from the university by the following deadlines: Fall Term – July 1st, Winter Term – November 1st and Spring/Summer Term – March 1st.
International applicants will receive a 100 per cent refund of their Admission Confirmation Deposit if the Study Permit is denied and a copy of the denial letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is received by the Office of the University Registrar. International applicants who decide not to attend MacEwan University may be eligible for a refund of up to 50 per cent of the Admission Confirmation Deposit.
Tuition and Service Fees
As a post secondary student you are expected to make a direct financial contribution to the operating costs of your educational activity. Tuition fees, which are fees for instruction, are established and reviewed on an annual basis through the university’s approval process in accordance with the provincial tuition fee legislation. Service fees are developed and approved through the university’s fee approval process and are reviewed on an annual basis. Service fees are defined as fees for specified products or services and are either mandatory or optional. All fees for service must be paid at the time they are assessed. Fees related to undergraduate course registration(s) must be paid prior to the published deadline in the annual academic schedule produced by the Office of the University Registrar.
Canadian/Permanent Resident Per Credit Tuition Rates by Program1
|Accounting and Strategic Measurement||$134|
|Arts and Cultural Management||$154|
|Asia Pacific Management||$154|
|Bachelor of Applied Business Administration - Accounting||$134|
|Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration||$180|
|Bachelor of Arts||$154|
|Bachelor of Child and Youth Care||$154|
|Bachelor of Commerce||$154|
|Bachelor of Communication Studies||$209|
|Bachelor of Design||$209|
|Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music||$180|
|Bachelor of Physical Education Transfer - UT||$134|
|Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing||$180|
|Bachelor of Science||$180|
|Bachelor of Science in Engineering Transfer - UT||$134|
|Bachelor of Science in Nursing||$180|
|Bachelor of Social Work||$180|
|Cardiac Nursing Post-basic Certificate||$222|
|Disability Management in the Workplace||$134|
|Disability Studies: Leadership and Community||$134|
|Early Learning and Child Care||$134|
|Emergency Communications and Response||$134|
|English as an Additional Language3||$209|
|Hearing Aid Practitioner||$154|
|Human Resources Management||$180|
|Library and Information Technology||$209|
|Occupational Health Nursing||$180|
|Perioperative Nursing for Registered Nurses||$222|
|Police and Investigations||$134|
|Post-basic Nursing Practice||$222|
|Psychiatric Nursing (Diploma)||$180|
|Social Work (Diploma)||$134|
|Special Needs Educational Assistant||$134|
|Wound Management Post-basic Certificate||$222|
Tuition fees are calculated by taking the number of course credits multiplied by the per credit tuition rate for your program.
The Canadian category includes Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees. For information on change of status, see International Students - Immigration Status section.
Tuition fees for academic upgrading (high school) and English language preparation courses are calculated by taking 60% of the number of course credits multiplied by the per credit tuition rate for your program.
International Tuition Fees
Post Secondary Programs (Fall and Winter Terms) & Preparatory Programs (All Terms)
|Credits||Tuition Per Credit||Total Tuition|
Post Secondary Programs (Spring / Summer Term Only)
|Credits||Tuition Per Credit||Total Tuition|
Mandatory Term Fees
|University Mandatory Term Fees||Fall or Winter Terms||Spring/Summer Term|
|Information Technology Fee||$34.50 (per term)||$34.50 (per term)|
|Medical Clinic1||$10 (at 6+ credits)||$10 (at 6+ credits)|
|Registrarial Service Fee||$13 (full-time, 9 credits +)||$13 (full-time, 9 credits +)|
|$6.50 (part-time, 1-8 credits)||$6.50 (part-time, 1-8 credits)|
|Sport & Wellness Fee1||$84 (at 6+ credits)||$84 (at 6+ credits)|
Not applicable for off-campus programs.
Information Technology Fee
This fee was established to fund technology projects that specifically result in providing new or improved technology services that benefit students.
These fees support Health Services for all students. If you are in need of medical support, please drop in or make an appointment MacEwan Health Service’s easily accessible medical clinic located on the City Centre Campus. For a list of services visit MacEwanHealth.ca.
Registrarial Service Fee
This fee covers a variety of services offered by the Office of the University Registrar, including but not limited to: your Application to Graduate, Parchment Replacement, Confirmation Letters and cost of Undergraduate Transcripts.
Sport and Wellness Fee
MacEwan University supports the value of developing the whole person by providing students with opportunities to grow intellectually, socially, personally and physically. The Sport and Wellness fee provides students a membership to Sport and Wellness, funding for Recreation programming and Griffins Athletics.
Students' Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) Charged Term Fees
|Students'Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) Mandatory Term Fees||Fall or Winter Terms||Spring/Summer Term|
|SAMU General Membership Fee||$11.75 (per credit, maximum 176.25 per term)||$11.75 (per credit, maximum 176.25 per term)|
|Special SAMU Membership Fee2||$4.66 (per credit, maximum of $69.00 per term)||$4.66 (per credit, maximum of $69.00 per term)|
|SAMU Building Levy1||$35 (per term) charged at 1 credit||$35 (per term) charged at 1 credit|
|U-Pass Fee1||$175 (per term) charged at 1 credit||$175 (per term) charged at 1 credit|
|Health Care Benefit Fee||$76.75 (per term) charged at 1 credit||-|
|Dental Benefit Fee||$62.45 (per term) charged at 1 credit||-|
|Global Education Fee1||$3.50 (per term, billed at 9+ credits)||-|
Not applicable for off-campus programs.
Only applicable for English as an Additional Language and University Preparation programs.
SAMU General Membership Fee
The Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) is the student government body that represents and serves MacEwan University students. SAMU is a statutory corporation established under section 93 of the Post secondary Learning Act that operates offices on all MacEwan University campuses.
The Students’ Association of MacEwan University exists to:
- act as the sole representative body for all MacEwan University students
- oversee all student-operated facilities on campus
- provide a wide variety of excellent student services
- enhance students’ overall university experience
- provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for students
- coordinate special events and activities
- provide leadership development designed to complement students’ academic pursuits
- act as the official medium of communication between the students and the university’s Board of Governors and Academic Governance Council
- develop and manage student clubs and organizations
- liaise between the students, the university, and various levels of government
- help interpret university policies with and for students
- promote the general welfare of students consistent with the purposes of the university
- administer student funds and affairs
- provide a social centre
The SAMU general membership fee is fee is $11.75 per credit to a maximum of fifteen credits during the Fall, Winter and Spring/Summer terms.
Global Education Fee
This fee provides funds to overseas educational projects for underprivileged schools and students ($1); and sponsors refugee students’ attendance at MacEwan University ($2.50).
Supplemental Health Care and Dental Fee
A mandatory Supplemental Health Care and Dental Care fee is charged to all full time students as part of the enrolment process. Student eligibility for health and dental plans is determined and assessed in the Fall term for coverage until December 31 and again in the Winter term for coverage until August 31. Any student with proof of alternate coverage for supplemental health care and/or dental care may opt out of these plans prior to the advertised deadline date by contacting the plan administrator. The health plan is above and beyond your provincial insurance plan, and the dental plan has a list of specified dentists. For more information about your eligibility, policy content, family add-on, opt out, and current network dental list visit SAMU.ca/Health-Dental.
The Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) is a mandatory fee-based service that is charged to all students who are registered for 1 (one) credit or more in a single term. The U-Pass gives all MacEwan University students unlimited use of regular ETS, St. Albert and Strathcona bus and LRT service from September to August. At MacEwan University, SAMU administers the U-Pass and will attach a U-Pass sticker on the MacEwan University Student ID card from late August to early September for the Fall term, from December to early January for the Winter term and from the end of April to early May for the Spring/Summer term. For more information, visit SAMU.ca/UPass.
|Challenge Exam/Prior Learning Assessment||$40|
|Course Audit (for students choosing to audit a course versus completing a course for credit)||50% of course tuition|
|Deferred Examination||$50 for single exam; $100 for 2+ exams|
|Extension to Incomplete Grade||$50|
|Field Placement/Practicum Identification Card||$10|
|Locker Fees per term||$20|
|Locker Contents Reclaiming||$25|
|Non-Program International Student Services||$50|
|Photo Identification Card||$10|
|Photo ID Card Replacement||$10|
|Reassessment of Final Exam||$20|
|Returned Cheque (NSF)||$40|
|Tuition Payment Plan||$50|
Paying Your Fees
The university provides several payment methods for tuition and all other fees. For more information please visit: MacEwan.ca/MakeAPayment.
The most convenient method is online through myStudentSystem or through Internet or telephone banking. All major banks and credit unions offer Internet and telephone banking. To use these services to pay your tuition and related fees, note the following:
- Register with your bank to make online bill payments.
- Select MacEwan University as the payee. If MacEwan University is not listed as a payee, try searching for Grant MacEwan University or Grant MacEwan College. If that is not successful, contact your bank.
- The account number will be your seven-digit student ID number.
- For Internet or telephone banking, the payment will be considered received as of the transaction date; however, it might not show up in your balance in myStudentSystem for up to five business days, as it takes time for the payment to be processed.
If your fees are being paid by a sponsor, you must obtain a letter from the sponsoring agency. A copy of this letter must be received in Financial Services prior to enrolment or it must be presented on enrolment day. Sponsorship approval may be emailed to AcctRec@macewan.ca or faxed to 780-497-5450. Refunds for sponsored students will be made directly to the sponsoring agency.
Refunds (Excerpt from Policy E2112)
Refunds for tuition and fees will be actioned according to the guidelines as set out in Policy E2112 Refunds of Tuition and Student Fees.
T2202A tax receipts will be made available to students online via MyPortal.MacEwan.ca in February. Tax receipts will not be mailed and will only be accessible via the web.
G.S.T. is applied to material fees. G.S.T. is not applied to tuition fees.