Academics

Graduate Tuition and Fees

For most programs, graduate tuition is assessed as an annual program fee, which is divided into three equal installments due at the beginning of academic terms starting in September, January and May.

Graduate Studies Costs 

View tuition and fees for all graduate programs in the Annual Program Fee Schedules below:


Student Fees

Co-Op Work Term Fees

Co-Op Fee Campus Renewal Fee Total
$500 $70 $570

Student Association (SMUSA) Fees

1) Full-time Student Fees

  • Compulsory for all per-course graduate students taking nine (9) credit hours or more in a term and all full-time graduate program fee students.
Fees Fall Term Winter Term Term Totals
Full-time SMUSA $74.75 $74.75 $149.50
U (Bus) Pass $150.25 (*) $150.25
Total $225 $74.75 $299.75

2) Part-time Student Fees

  •  Applies to per-course graduate students taking less than nine (9) credit hours in a term and all part-time graduate program fee students.
Fees          
Fall Term Winter Term
Term Totals
Part-time SMUSA $26 $26 $52


Medical Plan

Medical and Dental plans are administered by the Saint Mary's University Student's Association (SMUSA).

Canadian Students (full-time only)

Plan Single Family
12 Month (Sept - Aug) $137 $289
8 Month (Jan - Aug) $91.50 $193

Full and part-time International Students

Plan Single Family Family (3 or more)
12 Month (Sept - Aug) $820 $1,654 $2,337
8 Month (Jan - Aug) $546 $1,102 $1,648

Visit the Health Plan Office (Student Centre, Room 524), sign a waiver and provide proof of coverage.

Dental Plan

Plan Single Family
12 Month (Sept - Aug) $98 $196
8 Month (Jan - Aug) $65.50 $130

Medical and Dental Plan Information:

Students with comparable medical and dental coverage may opt out of the University medical and dental plans each year as indicated below:

Canadian Students: Online through SMUPort

International Students: To opt out of all or part of the health coverage, visit the Health Plan Office (Student Centre, Room 524), sign a waiver and provide proof of coverage.

Opt Out Deadlines: Fall Term - September 25, Winter Term - January 25

Questions? Contact the SMUSA Health Plan Office at healthplan.smusa@smu.ca or 902-496-8754

Additional Fees

  • View our list of Miscellaneous Fees.
  • Students who audit courses will be charged the same tuition and fees as if they were taking the course for credit.

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