Tuition, Fees & Costs

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.

Use this tuition estimator to roughly calculate the fees you can expect in a single term. There are typically two terms in one academic year.

The fees in this estimate apply to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Convention refugees. International students, please use the estimator on MacEwan International.

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Tuition estimator for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Convention refugees.


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Information on Canadian and International student status is found on our Tuition and Term Fees page


Credits and course load

Most courses are worth 3 credits and most programs consider 15 credits (5 courses) a full course load for one term. You need to take a minimum of 9 credits to be considered full-time for the purposes of student loans, unless you have been approved through Services to Students with Disabilities to take a reduced course load.

Technology Requirements

Second-year students in the Bachelor of Music must supply their own Apple laptop, peripherals, and software. If you need to purchase a new computer for this purpose, the details and specifications are outlined each year (usually in early July). If you already own an Apple laptop, it must meet the minimum standard.

You are required to have your laptop and the most current (or documented) version of each software program for the first week of classes in your second year. During your first year, there are a number of dedicated desktop computers available to students in the Library and various labs.