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 2018-2019. 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 5th, 2018 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 5th
Winter Courses - January 7th

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 (except the MA in SOPT) and the MSc in GEOM

7,341.00

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

 

4,760.00
4,760.00

MEd, per 3h course

1,100.00

Continuing graduate fee per semester

383.66

Co-op work term, fee per 4 month course

873.00

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

1,734.00

PhD in Educational Studies

10,455.00

PhD Ancillary Fee

320.00

PhD Continuance Fee

2,984.00 

MEd Summer Institute 

50.00

 

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 (except the MA in SOPT) and the MSc in GEOM

8,624.00

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

 

6,043.00
6,043.00

MEd, per 3h course

1,100.00

Continuing graduate fee per semester

383.66

Co-op work term, fee per 4 month course

873.00

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

1,734.00

PhD in Educational Studies

10,455.00

PhD Ancillary Fee

320.00

PhD Continuance Fee

2,984.00

MEd Summer Institute

50.00

 

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 (except the MA in SOPT) and the MSc in GEOM

17,532.00

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

 

12,215.00
12,215.00

MEd, per 3h course

2,264.00

Continuing graduate fee per semester

789.66

Continuing in co-op work program fee per semester

1,799.00

Co-op internship program, fee per 16 month course

3,574.00

PhD in Educational Studies

20,910.00

PhD Ancillary Fee

320.00

PhD Continuance Fee

5,968.00

MEd Summer Institute

50.00

 

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/Master in Community Development 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

312.50

Student Union

187.50

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

171.70

Student Union

93.70

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:

10.38

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.*

Major External Award Opportunities

Canada Graduate Scholarship Program (Master's)

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.

Upcoming Funding Deadlines
  • NSERC Doctoral Competition - Deadline to submit OFFICIAL, hard copy transcripts to Graduate Studies is October 15th at 12:00NOON. Deadline to submit a complete application (on-line) is October 22nd at 12:00 NOON. Please see poster announcement.
  • SSHRC Doctoral Competition. Deadline to submit a COMPLETE hard copy application to your dept/school is October 22nd, 2018 at 12:00 NOON. Please see poster announcement.
  • CIHR/NSERC/SSHRC - Canada Graduate Scholarships (Master's).  Deadline to submit a COMPLETE application package through the Research Portal is December 1st. Please see the poster announcement. Please also visit the Graduate Studies website for more detailed info.