Alberta University of the Arts

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Tuition Fees

Provincial Students:$4,793 - $15,625
Canadian Students:$4,793 - $15,625
International Students:$15,980 - $31,250

Notes for Canadian Students:

ACAD uses a per credit system of assessing tuition fees. The above represents tuition for a student taking a load of 30 credits per academic year. Fees include ACADSA's Health and Dental Benefits Plan (September to April), and unlimited access to Calgary Transit's light rail and bus systems during the period of enrolment (September to April). Estimated material costs for a first year studies student are $3150. However, due to the individual nature of art education, estimated material costs might vary substantially from student to student, and from program to program. Estimated supply/material costs vary for each major and program of study. For complete information relating to tuition/fees please visit

Supplementary Fees 2024 - 2025

Network access fee

NOTE: This fee is mandatory.

Universal transit pass (U-Pass)

NOTE: All full-time students are assessed a mandatory universal transit pass fee (UPASS) which entitles students to unlimited City of Calgary transit services for the semester. Fall U-Passes are valid from September 1 to December 31, 2019 and Winter U-Passes are valid from January 1 to April 30, 2020. U-Passes are valid on all Calgary Transit buses and CTrains operated by the City of Calgary at all hours of operation. U-Passes are not transferable by the holder, and may be revoked by the City of Calgary if it is misused or presented for transportation by any person other than the person to whom it is issued. The City of Calgary maintains the right to inspect the U-Pass used by a student and to ask the student for another form of identification to ensure that the U-Pass is being used by the person to whom it is issued. The City of Calgary maintains the right to deny a student access to the Calgary Transit system and impose fines in accordance with the City by-laws, if the student does not possess a valid U-Pass or other valid pass or ticket. Students who are caught violating these regulations also face a non-academic misconduct allegation and investigation at AU Arts.

ACADSA membership

NOTE: includes $4.49 in CFS Fees

Health + Dental planac

NOTE: All full-time students must pay this premium for mandatory full year health/dental coverage in September. Students providing proof of equivalent alternate health and/or dental benefits to the Students’ Association Office by Friday, September 21, 2018 will be refunded this amount by the benefits company. NOTE: Alberta Health Care is not considered equivalent coverage. See the Students' Association for opt-out conditions/ deadlines, coverage for family and/or dependents, coverage for part-time students and coverage for students starting in January. The opt-in deadline for students starting their studies in January is Friday, January 23, 2019.

Processing fee (first year and part-time only)

NOTE: This fee is mandatory.

SAIT Wellness Centre

NOTE: This fee is mandatory.

Student services fee

NOTE: This fee is mandatory.

Modified on July 18, 2023