University Academic Calendar > Graduate Fees

Please click on one of the following to learn more. Please note that this is a quick overview of the Graduate Fees for 2017-2018. Further information can be found in the Academic Calendar.

 

Student Accounts Office

The Student Accounts Office (University Hall, 1st floor) serves as the collection point for all university fees and charges. This office, however, cannot make adjustments to any fees without the permission of the Division of Research and Graduate Studies.

The Board of Governors reserves the right to change fees at any time. Registration is not completed until fees are paid.

Late Payment & Cancellation

Students who have not paid first term tuition by September 6th, 2017 will have their registration cancelled unless arrangements acceptable to Acadia University have been made with the Comptroller. A reinstatement fee of $50 will be charged and original course registration is not guaranteed. Acceptable arrangements include the assignment of required amounts from Federal and Provincial Student Loans.

Fee Deadlines

Fall Courses - September 6th
Winter Courses - January 8th

Special Note for Master of Education Students

MEd students pay a per course fee. A continuing fee will not be charged in those years when a course is not taken towards the degree.

The MEd thesis (5966) is charged as a 6 credit hour course.

Tuition-Canadian Students (Qualifying Residents of Nova Scotia)

Tuition for all graduate students (except MEd) is based on either a 1-yr or 2-yr residency requirement. In the unusual situation where a student completes their graduate program early, tuition for the residency will still apply.

Student who do not complete within the residency period will be charged a continuing fee for each additional semester that they are registered.

Full-time graduate enrolled in an MA program

6,853.00

Full-time graduate enrolled in an MSc/MR/MA in SOPT
program
1st year..............................
2nd year............................

 

4,418.00
4,418.00

MEd, per 3h course

1,038.00*

Continuing graduate fee per semester

362.00

Co-op work term, fee per 4 month course

824.00

Co-op internship, fee per 12 - 16 month course

1,636.00

PhD in Educational Studies

10,150.00

PhD Ancillary Fee

320.00

PhD Continuance Fee

2,897.00 

MEd Summer Institute 

75.00


*MEd students will receive a discount of $128.30 per 3 credit hour course to a maximum set by the
Provincial Government for September-August time frame.

Tuition-Canadian Students (Non Residents of Nova Scotia)

Tuition for all graduate students (except MEd) is based on either a 1-yr or 2-yr residency requirement. In the unusual situation where a student completes their graduate program early, tuition for the residency will still apply.

Student who do not complete within the residency period will be charged a continuing fee for each additional semester that they are registered.

Full-time graduate enrolled in an MA program

8,136.00

Full-time graduate enrolled in an MSc/MR/MA in SOPT
program
1st year.................................
2nd year.................................

 

5,701.00
5,701.00

MEd, per 3h course

1,038.00

Continuing graduate fee per semester

362.00

Co-op work term, fee per 4 month course

824.00

Co-op internship, fee per 12 - 16 month course

1,636.00

PhD in Educational Studies

10,150.00

PhD Ancillary Fee 

320.00

PhD Continuance Fee 

2,897.00 

 MEd Summer Institute

75.00 

 

Tuition-International Students

Tuition for all graduate students (except MEd) is based on either a 1-yr or 2-yr residency requirement. In the unusual situation where a student completes their graduate program early, tuition for the residency will still apply.

Student who do not complete within the residency period will be charged a continuing fee for each additional semester that they are registered.

Full-time graduate enrolled in an MA program

16,540.00

Full-time graduate enrolled in an MSc/MR/MA in SOPT program
1st year..............................
2nd year..............................

 

11,524.00
11,524.00

MEd, per 3h course

2,136.00

Continuing graduate fee per semester

745.00

Continuing in co-op work program fee per semester

1,697.00

Co-op internship program, fee per 16 month course

3,372.00

PhD in Educational Studies 

20,300.00

PhD Ancillary Fee

320.00

PhD Continuance Fee

5,794.00

MEd Summer Institute

75.00

 

Tuition Fees for MA and MSc students admitted Part-time

Students who are admitted part-time to a MA degree program will pay the above mentioned program fee over 2 years. Students who are admitted part-time to a MSc/MR degree program will pay the above mentioned program fees over 4 years.

Tuition for all graduate students (except MEd) is based on either a 1-yr or 2-yr residency requirement. In the unusual situation where a student completes their graduate program early, tuition for the residency will still apply.

Student who do not complete within the residency period will be charged a continuing fee for each additional semester that they are registered.

Leave of Absence Fees

Maternity/Parental Leave

100.00*

Illness Leave

100.00*

Compassionate Leave

100.00*

Employment Leave (international students)

2,235.00

Employment Leave (Canadian students)

1,086.00


*Those students on Maternity/Parental Leave or Illness Leave are ONLY required to pay the above mentioned fee in the event that they choose to maintain computer network, email, and library access during the period of the leave.

Other Academic Fees

Letter of Permission

10.00

Late payment fee

50.00

Transcript of Record

10.00

Replacement Diploma

50.00

Campus Card System Access Fee

10.00

N.S.F. or other returned cheques handling charge

35.00

Declined/refused Mastercard or Visa handling charge

20.00

Reinstatement fee

50.00

Late Graduation fee

25.00

Payment Extension Fee

25.00

Student Organization Fees

Full-time: Fall-winter term

303.90

Student Union

178.90

ASU Building Fund

30.00

ASU Wellness Fee 

30.00

ASU Renovation & Accessibility Fee

30.00

Limited interest group fund

3.00

Yearbook

20.00

Graduate Student Fee

1.00

WUSC Fee

1.00

Campus Card System Access Fee

10.00

 

 

Full-time: Either fall term or term

167.45

Student Union

89.45

ASU Building Fund

15.00

ASU Wellness Fee 

15.00

ASU Renovation & Accessibility Fee 

15.00

Limited interest group fund

1.50

Yearbook

20.00

Graduate Student Assoc. Fee

1.00

WUSC Fee

0.50

Campus Card System Access Fee

10.00

   
   

General Part-time Studies Fee in all terms per 3hr course:

10.30

 

ASU Extended Health Plan

Canadian students: Canadian full-time students attending Acadia University are enrolled in the Acadia Canadian Student Health Plan, which supplements but not replaces the provincial health care plan.  The health plan fee is automatically charged to your student account. Students may opt out of this plan by submitting an opt out request for consideration at studentbenefits.ca. Select the "ASU" log and then the "Opt Out" option to access the "Opt Out Form". In person requests will not be processed.

Single person, 12 months          $231.00      Family *, 12 months          $535.00


International Students:
All international students are enrolled in the Acadia International Student Health Plan. The health plan fee is automatically charged to your student account. Students may opt out of this plan by submitting an opt out request for consideration at studentbenefits.ca. Select the "ASU" log and then the "Opt Out" option to access the "Opt Out Form". In person requests will not be processed.

Single person, 12 months          $750.00      Family *, 12 months           $1,500.00


ASU Dental Coverage For All Full-time Students

All full-time students attending Acadia University are automatically enrolled in the Acadia Student Dental Plan upon registration. The Dental Plan fee is automatically charged to your student account. Students may opt out of this plan by submitting an opt out request for consideration at studentbenefits.ca. Select the "ASU" log and then the "Opt Out" option to access the "Opt Out Form". In person requests will not be processed.

Single person, 12 months          $165.00          Family *, 12 months          $350.00


Family Coverage:
If you wish to add dependents to your Extended Health and/or Dental policy, you must contact the Health Plan Administrator before the last business day of the month in which your current academic year begins; otherwise you will be included in the single plan only. Please note: Insurance premiums are subject to change.*

 

Funding for Graduate Studies

    

Major External Award Opportunities

Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s program (CGS M)

The CGS M program provides financial support to high caliber scholars who are engaged in eligible Masters or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada.This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies in their chosen fields. The CGS M program supports 2,500 students annually in all disciplines and is administered jointly by Canada’s three federal granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The selection process and post-award administration are carried out at the university level, under the guidance of the three agencies. Students submit their application to the university at which they propose to hold their award via the Research Portal.

Qualifying Canadian universities receive a CGS M allocation indicating the number of students to whom they can award scholarships; these allocations are divided by broad fields of study: health, natural sciences and/or engineering and social sciences and/or humanities. IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants MUST also apply to graduate studies at the Universities they propose to hold the award. Acadia’s admission application deadline is February 1st for consideration.

NSHRF Scotia ScholarsOM

The Scotia ScholarsOM Awards are intended to provide financial support to high caliber trainees engaged in health research related to academic study at Nova Scotia universities. The goal of the awards is to support the development of the next generation of highly qualified health researchers and leaders in the Nova Scotia health research enterprise. For further information see www.nshrf.ca

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan

These awards are available for Commonwealth students to study in Canada or Canadian students to study in other Commonwealth countries.

The fellowships are awarded to graduates of recognized universities for a period of two academic years and the intervening summer, and are intended to cover the holder's traveling, living and student expenses during the period of tenure.

Application forms and details of the award may be obtained on-line, or for students wishing to study in Canada, through the Canadian High Commissioner in their country. Persons intending to apply are advised to inquire not later than the beginning of October approximately one year prior to the date of tenure.

Arthur Irving Academy Scholarships in Environmental Science at Acadia University

The Arthur Irving Academy Scholarships in Environmental Science at Acadia University are among the most prestigious of university scholarships. The scholarships provide some of the best students at Acadia University with the financial assistance and research support they need in order to excel in their studies. Furthermore, recipients are part of a mentorship program and are provided with invaluable opportunities in research at the renowned K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens. The financial assistance component of the scholarship is renewable and is valued at $20,000 per academic year.

Applications need to be received by May 31, 2015.

Application details

Upcoming Funding Deadlines
  • NSERC representatives will be on campus September 20th from 11:00-2:00pm in the Alumni Boardroom of the Fountain Commons to discuss their funding opportunities. Click here to view the powerpoint presentation.
  • CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarships (Masters) and Doctoral Scholarships - CIHR will be hosting a number of webinars this Fall. Click here to view the presentation.
  • SSHRC Doctoral Competition - Submit app to your dept by Oct 23rd at 12:00 NOON.
  • Foreign Gov't Awards - Mexico 2018/19 - The Gov't of Mexico is offering scholarships to Canadians for study or research at participating Mexican post-secondary institutions. Deadline - Oct 27, 2017. For full details please visit their site.
  • Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships Competition - Please visit their portal to create an account and register. The University deadline to submit a COMPLETE PACKAGE ON-LINE is November 24th at 12:00 Noon.
  • NSERC/SSHRC/CIHR CGS-Masters competition - Submit app on-line by December 1st, 2017