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Graduate Tuition Fees

 
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The following are fees mandated by Senate.

Tuition and Fees

Fees are subject to change, subject to provincial legislation, and subject to board of governors approval.

Audit fees are set at 50% of the rate for the courses in which the student enrolls.

Where indicated, some graduate program fees at previous years’ rates may apply for students who entered those programs prior to fall 2009. 

Research Programs

full-time fee

$1,834.63
(per term)

continuing fee*

$917.32
(per term)

all graduate credit programs - basic

$276.90
(per unit)

graduate co-op program practicum

$779.91
(per term)

*After 6 completed terms of full-time fees as a master's student, and 8 completed terms of full-time fees as a doctoral student.

 

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Specialty Programs

Faculty of Applied Sciences

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Master of Science in Computing Science, course-based

$508.11
(per unit)

Master of Science in Computing Science, dual degree

$508.11
(per unit)

Master of Science in Computer Science*  
Domestic Students

$7,337.00
(per term)

International Students

$9,555.00
(per term)

Master of Engineering if entered in 2016/2017 or earlier

$508.11
(per unit)

Master of Engineering if entered in 2017/2018 or later  
Domestic Students

$508.11
(per unit)

International Students

$660.55
(per unit)

Master of Science in Big Data if entered in 2014/2015  

     Domestic Students

$6,500.00
(per term)

International Students

$7,750.00
(per term)

Master of Science in Big Data if entered in 2015/2016*  
Domestic Students

$6,630.00
(per term)

International Students

$7,905.00
(per term)

Master of Science in Big Data if entered in 2016/2017*  
Domestic Students

$6,762.60
(per term)

International Students

$8,063.10
(per term)

Master of Science in Big Data if entered in 2017/2018*  
Domestic Students

$6,897.86
(per term)

International Students

$8,224.37
(per term)

Master of Engineering in Mechatronics Product Realization if entered in 2015/2016*  
Domestic Students

$6,630.00
(per term)

International Students

$7,905.00
(per term)

Master of Engineering in Mechatronics Product Realization if entered in 2016/2017*  
Domestic Students

$6,762.60
(per term)

International Students

$8,063.10
(per term)

Master of Engineering in Mechatronics Product Realization if entered in 2017/2018*
 
Domestic Students

$6,897.86
(per term)

International Students

$8,224.37
(per term)

* A term fee will be charged for the first four terms, and then a 50% continuing fee will be applied for the remainder of the program.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Master of Arts in Applied Legal Studies (MA)

$239.56
(per unit)*

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MA)

$173.74
(per unit)

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

  • entered fall 2009 or later

$255.58
(per unit)

Master of Terrorism, Risk, and Security Studies  
Domestic Students

$1,071.00
(per unit)

International Students

$1,530.00
(per unit)

Graduate Diploma in Urban Studies (GDUS)

$297.58
(per unit)

Master of Urban Studies (MUrb)

$297.58
(per unit)

Graduate Certificate in Linguistics of a First Nations Language

$276.90
(per unit)

*The Master of Arts in Applied Legal Studies program changed from term-based fees to unit-based fees in 2012/13.

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Beedie School of Business

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

$10,698.56
(per term)*

Executive Master of Business Administration, Northwest (EMBA)

$8915.47
(per term)**

Executive Master of Business Administration, Aboriginal Business (EMBA) if entered in 2015/2016 or earlier

$9,426.48
(per term)**

Executive Master of Business Administration, Aboriginal Business (EMBA) if entered in 2016/2017 or later

$8915.47
(per term)**

Master of Business Administration (MBA) if entered in 2015/2016 or earlier

$671.01
(per unit)***

Master of Business Administration (MBA) if entered in 2016/2017 or later  
Domestic Students

$671.01
(per unit)***

International Students

$838.77
(per unit)***

Master of Science in Finance (MSc) if entered in 2015/2016 or earlier

$653.80
(per unit)

Master of Science in Finance (MSc) if entered in 2016/2017 or later
 
Domestic Students

$653.80
(per unit)

International Students

$817.26
(per unit)

Management of Technology Master of Business Administration (MOT MBA) if entered in 2015/2016 or earlier

$653.80
(per unit)

Management of Technology Master of Business Administration (MOT MBA) if entered in 2016/2017 or later
 
Domestic Students

$653.80
(per unit)

International Students

$817.26
(per unit)

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA)

$671.01
(per unit)

Graduate Diploma in Financial Engineering
Faculty of Science Courses

$276.90
(per unit)

Beedie School of Business Courses - Domestic Students

$653.80
(per unit)

Beedie School of Business Courses - International Students

$817.26
(per unit)

Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization

$653.80
(per unit)

*the Executive MBA program charges the same continuing fee as Research Programs in the sixth and subsequent terms of enrollment.

**Total program tuition for the EMBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership program and the Northwest EMBA program are the same as program tuition for the EMBA program. The per term tuition amount is different because the EMBA program is 5 terms in duration and the Aboriginal EMBA and the Northwest EMBA are 6 terms in duration.

***An additional activity fee up to $3,000 per student for an international study tour will also be charged for the full time Masters in Business Administration program. This fee does not include the cost of airfare to the study tour destination. The destination is subject to change from year to year and may result in a higher additional activity fee.

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Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology

Master of Digital Media

domestic students entered fall 2015 or later $10,725.00
(per term)

domestic students entered fall 2012 to summer 2015

$715.00
(per unit)

international students entered fall 2015 or later 

$16,500.00
(per term)

international students entered fall 2012 to summer 2015

$1,100.00
(per unit)

internship fee - first term

$600.00
(per term)

internship fee - subsequent terms

$300.00
(per term)

Master of Publishing (MPub)

$351.70
(per unit)

Master of Arts in Global Comm., Dual Degree (MA) -1st year

$4,185.45
(per term)

Master of Arts in Global Comm., Dual Degree (MA)- 2nd year 

$9,000
(year)**

Master of Arts in Comparative Media Arts

$1,834.63
(per term)***

*The Master of Digital Media changed from term-based fees to unit based fees in 2012/2013.
** When a student is resident at the Communication University of China (2nd year of the program), the student will pay the full annual amount of the tuition fee directly to CUC.

Faculty of Education

Master of Education (MEd), Educational Practice and Off-campus

$2,910.88
(per term)

Master of Education (MEd), TEAL-F and International Cohorts

$7,149.58
(per term)

Doctor of Education (EdD)

$4,798.44
(per term)

Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE)

$301.80
(per unit)

Graduate Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction (GCCI)

$582.26
(per unit)

Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership (GCEDUCL)

$582.26
(per unit)

Graduate Certificate in Imaginative Education

$582.26
(per unit)

Faculty of Environment

Master of Science in Ecological Restoration                          

Domestic Students

$5,049.00
(per term)*

                                                   International Students

$6,715.17
(per term)*

Master of Arts in Heritage Resource Management if entered in 2016/2017

$5,200.00
(per term)**

Master of Arts in Heritage Resource Management if entered in 2017/2018

$5304.00
(per term)**

Graduate Certificate in Heritage Resource Management Archaelogy $698.70
(per unit)***

*A term fee will be charged for the first four terms, and then a $900 continuing fee per term will be applied for the remainder of the program.

**A term fee will be charged for the first five terms, and then a 50% continuing fee per term will be applied for the remainder of the program. The minimum total program tuition for the Heritage Resource Management MA program is set at $26,000 if entered in 2016/2017, or $26,520 if entered in 2017/2018.

***A course supplemental fee of $100 will be charged.

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Faculty of Health Sciences

Master of Public Health (MPH)

$290.10
(per unit)

Graduate Diploma in Global Health (GDGH)

$284.41
(per unit)

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Master’s Program

The minimum fee for a master’s term fee program is six terms of tuition. However, the minimum fee rule will be waived for students who complete all degree requirements in less than six terms of full time enrollment and have not taken any leaves.

Students who enrol on leave are not eligible for the waiver of the minimum fee requirements.

A master’s students who has completed six terms of enrollment (excluding on leave enrollment) pays a continuing fee in subsequent terms equal to one half of the regular fee.

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Doctoral Program

A doctoral student who has completed eight terms of enrollment (excluding on leave enrollment) pays a continuing fee in subsequent terms equal to one half of the regular fee.

Terms in which a student enrolls on leave do not count towards the number of terms required to switch to the continuing fee.

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Co-operative Education

Per term fee students in a co-operative education term who are completing at least one course will pay a per term fee based on the stage they have reached in their program (either regular fee or continuing fee). Students not completing a course will pay the co-operative education fee.

Per unit fee students in a co-operative education term will pay the co-operative education fee. If students are also completing courses, they also pay the fees that are applicable to those courses.

Fees are listed in the tables above.

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Per Unit Fee Programs

In programs in which there is a final ‘capstone’ requirement such as a thesis, project, extended essay or field exam, this requirement is assigned a number of units. Students must enrol for this and pay the appropriate fee for at least one term, normally at the end of their program of study. Once they have enrolled for this requirement in a particular term, they must enrol in all subsequent terms until degree requirements have been completed. In the subsequent terms of enrollment for this requirement, the units assigned will be half the first term’s value.

Students who audit a course will pay the same audit fee as domestic undergraduate students.

Students in per unit programs who complete undergraduate or graduate courses in other programs at Simon Fraser University, or who complete courses at other institutions covered by the Western Deans’ Agreement, will pay the same fee per unit as they do for courses in their own programs.

Fees are listed in the tables above.

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Extension and Readmission

Per term fee students who receive an extension beyond the time limits of their program pay tuition at the continuing rate of 50% when enrolled.

Per unit fee students who receive an extension beyond the time limit of their program pay the per unit fee that is applicable to their program when enrolled.

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Fees — Ancillary

In addition to tuition fees payable for each term of enrollment, both undergraduate and graduate students pay three further assessments. For further information, consult the undergraduate information on Student Services and Recreation-Athletics Fees and Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass BC) websites.

Graduate Student Activity Fee

This fee, which is set by the Graduate Student Society through a referendum of all graduate students, is collected from all students who are enrolled in a graduate program.

Student Activity Fee payable by all students, except as noted below

$67.80

designated ‘off-campus’ courses only

$33.91

Enrolled in a 'course unit fee program' and enrolled in 3 or fewer course units

$33.91

Co-operative Education only

$33.91

students registered on leave

$0.00

The chart below gives a breakdown of the use of this fee by the Graduate Student Society.

Graduate Student Fees Breakdown
Full-Time ($67.80)
Part-Time ($33.91)
Graduate Student Society membership fee

$51.65

$25.83

Capital Levy

$0

$0

The Peak: Student Newspaper (PEAK)

$4.90

$2.45

Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG)

$3.00

$1.50

Simon Fraser Campus Radio Society (CJSF)

$3.00

$1.50

World University Services of Canada Student Refugee Program (WUSC)

$1.00

$0.50

First Nations Student Association

$0.75

$0.38

Embark

$3.50

$1.75

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Universal Transit Pass

The U-Pass BC program is a comprehensive transportation package providing students in metropolitan Vancouver with universal and affordable access to public transit in partnership with Simon Fraser University, the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS), the Graduate Student Society (GSS), TransLink and the Province of British Columbia. The program was approved through referenda by both student societies.

U-Pass BC is a mandatory program for all members of Simon Fraser University's student societies. The U-Pass BC term fee, effective May 1, 2017, is $164. All eligible students will be charged for the U-Pass BC term fee to their student financial accounts. For further information, see www.sfu.ca/students/upass.

Student Services and Recreation-Athletics Fees

  Student Services Fee Recreation-
Athletics Fee
Total
part-time academic load
$45.26
(per term)
$37.71
(per term)
$82.97
full-time academic load
$45.26
(per term)
$75.42
(per term)
$120.68
any combination of Co-operative Education work term and credit course $45.26
(per term)
$37.71
(per term)
$82.97

The Student Services fee (SSF) and Recreation-Athletics fee (RAF) are assessed to all students enrolled for credit courses that are offered at the Burnaby, Vancouver and Surrey campuses. Those enrolled in audit courses, on leave, designated ‘off-campus’ courses or distance education courses only, do not pay these fees.

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Special Fees

application fee

$90.00

application fee with international transcript evaluation ($90 + $35)

$125

graduation

The non-refundable graduation fee is payable in three installments of $12 in each of the student’s first three terms of enrollment in the graduate program.

$36

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Additional Fee Information

Non-degree, exchange and qualifying students, and students who take courses that are outside their program requirements will pay whatever the rate is for the courses in which they enroll (i.e. if an undergraduate course, the applicable undergraduate domestic or international fee, if a graduate course, the applicable graduate fee, etc.) in addition to their regular graduate tuition payable. For courses in specialty graduate programs, the relevant per-credit fee will apply. For courses in regular graduate programs, the graduate basic per-credit fee will apply.

Audit fees are set at 50% of the rate for the courses in which the student enrolls.

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International Programs

For students who have been selected and have accepted the offer to participate in an international program, the following fees are applicable.

Formal exchange programs participation

$150.00

International field school administration

$150.00

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Mandatory Supplementary Course Fees

For information about these fees, which are applicable to both graduate and undergraduate students, visit Mandatory Supplementary Course Fees.

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Courses at Another Institution

Except for situations covered by the Western Deans’ Agreement, a student enrolled at Simon Fraser University who is approved to complete a course at another institution for credit toward their graduate program is responsible for enrolling at the other institution and paying fees assessed by that institution. When the student submits proof of tuition fee payment at the other institution, the Simon Fraser University tuition fees for that term will be decreased by that amount and will not exceed the lesser of the two amounts.

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Basic Medical Insurance

For information concerning basic medical insurance, visit Medical Requirements.

International Student Medical Insurance: $281.00 per term

For information concerning guard.me@SFU mandatory primary medical insurance plan for new international, exchange & study abroad students, visit www.sfu.ca/medical-insurance

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Graduate Benefit Plan

Graduate Extended Health and Dental Benefits 

For students beginning in:

Fall Term

Spring Term

Extended Health Plan (Graduates) 

(part-time and full-time students)

$194.03

$129.35

Extended Dental Plan  (Graduates)

(part-time and full-time students)

$265.51

$177.01

For new students beginning in Summer term, you may enroll yourself during the term's Change-of-Coverage Period. Please visit www.ihaveaplan.ca for more details.

 

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Refunds

Withdrawal from Program

If students withdraw from the graduate program without completing the degree before the end of the term or withdraw from the term, refunds will be calculated from the date the students officially notify the director of graduate admissions and records in writing of their withdrawal from the term and/or from the University. Withdrawal in the first month of the term will result in a refund of 75% of the tuition fees and in the second month of the term a refund of 50% of the tuition fees. No other refund will be made.

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Course Drop

Students in per term fee programs are not eligible for refunds if they drop one or more courses.

Students in per unit fee programs who drop a course in the first month of the term will receive a 75% refund of tuition fees for that course and 50% in the second month of the term. No refunds will be given if all courses are dropped after that date.

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Early Completion

Students who complete their program early in the term may be eligible for a partial refund of the tuition portion of their term fees. For further information, see the dean of graduate studies website at http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies.

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Overdue Accounts and Dishonoured Payments

Students with overdue accounts will be considered to be in bad financial standing and will be precluded from enrolling in subsequent terms. In addition, the University will withhold certain services, including but not limited to the release of various letters and documents such as official transcripts of academic record and parchments for degrees, diplomas and certificates. An account that is delinquent without approved resolution will be forwarded to a collection agency for appropriate action.

A student who presents payment in the form of a cheque that is subsequently returned by the student’s Letters of Permission financial institution for lack of sufficient funds or because a stop payment has been placed on that cheque will be assessed a penalty fee of $25. In the event that a student on more than one occasion submits a cheque that is dishonoured for any reason, the University reserves the right to require all future financial transactions with the University to be by cash, certified cheque or money order. The University may cancel a student’s enrollment in a term when payments made by the student are subsequently dishonoured by the student’s financial institution. Late payment fees will apply.

Students with overdue accounts will be assessed a late fee penalty on outstanding fees. 2% will be assessed each month on the outstanding balance, regardless of any pending scholarships, bursaries, awards, tuition waivers and school associate certificates. Total penalties will be adjusted to conform to Canadian laws and regulations when the final payment is made.

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Full Time and Part Time Attendance

All graduate students in per term fee programs are considered full time students.

All graduate students enrolled for thesis, project or field exams are considered full time students.

Graduate students in per unit fee programs who enrol for six or more units in a term are considered full time students.

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Tuition Tax Forms T2202A and T4A

All Simon Fraser University students who have an active University computing ID can print their T2202A tax form (starting from the 2003 tax year) and T4A tax form using the Student Information System. Financial records are retained for a period of seven years and then are destroyed.

For detailed information, visit students.sfu.ca/fees/T2202A and students.sfu.ca/fees/T4A.html.

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