Tuition, Fees & Estimates

Going to university requires a significant financial investment: tuition fees, service fees, books and supplies. It all adds up. But with a bit of planning, you can enjoy all that student life has to offer, even while balancing work and your studies.

All fees are reviewed and approved annually and published in MacEwan University's Academic Calendar.

Tuition & Fee Breakdown
The Academic Calendar lists admission fees, tuition and other costs associated with your program.

You must pay a fee each time you submit an application for admission to the university. Application fees are non-refundable.


Fall 2022 | Winter 2023 | Spring/Summer 2023

Application Fee
Application for Admission $110
Outbound Exchange Student Application $100

When you accept admission to a program, you must pay an admission confirmation deposit. These funds will be applied towards your tuition. You must pay the deposit even if you have applied for student loans, scholarships, bursaries or sponsorship. If you do not pay your admission confirmation deposit by the deadline indicated in your offer letter, your offer of admission will be withdrawn.


Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Spring/Summer 2023

Admission confirmation deposit
New domestic students
New international students

1A domestic student may be eligible for a 50% refund of their admission confirmation deposit if they withdraw from the program and all their classes before the admission confirmation deposit refund deadline. Use myStudentSystem to remove all classes from your schedule and then email to withdraw from your program and request a 50% refund. The email must be received by the dates listed below.

2International admission confirmation deposits are non-refundable.

Admission confirmation deposit refund deadlines:

  • Fall Term – July 1
  • Winter Term – November 1
  • Spring/Summer Term – March 1

Your costs each term include tuition, mandatory term fees, SAMU fees and other fees.

  • Tuition supports the cost of instruction.
  • Mandatory term fees support non-instructional services and benefits such as technology and health services.
  • Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) fees for services are collected by the university on behalf of the organization.
  • Other fees cover the costs of specific products or services related to your program of study. Some of these fees, such as the cost of a locker, are optional. Others are mandatory, such as the student ID card fee in your first term.

MacEwan reviews and approves all fees annually. Consult the Academic Calendar for a breakdown including the cost per credit for your program.

Academic Calendar // Registrarial Information // Fees

Some individual courses have material and/or special fees connected with them. These fees are outlined in myStudentSystem.

Term cost estimate

Estimate the fees you can expect in a single term. An academic year has three terms: Fall, Winter and Spring/Summer.

Canadian Students

Estimate tuition and fees for Canadian students, including permanent residents and convention refugees.

Canadian estimator
International Students

Estimate tuition and fees for international students.

International estimator

Full program cost estimate

Check the cost estimate sheet for the approximate cost of your entire program—including your books and supplies. Estimates are based on current tuition and fees which are subject to change.

Cost estimate sheet

Money matters
Find more information about a range of financial topics, including budgeting, bursaries, scholarships, student loans, tuition and fees.