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All fees are subject to provincial legislation and board of governors approval.
Basic tuition fee1 Differential tuition fee for international students2 Full Time Fee Unit $729.50 $768.00 The following have their own unique fees $356.25 $375.00 $145.90 $153.60 $1662.50 $1750.00 $2565.00 $2700.00 Executive MBA Program (weeknight program) $3325.00 $3500.00 Executive MBA Program (weekend program) $4208.50 $4430.00 MBA Program
$760.00 $800.00 MBA Program (Management of Technology)
(per credit hour)
$395.80 $416.67 MPub Program
$475.00 $500.00 MPub Program internship $950.00 $1000.00Subject to the notes below, and to the graduate fee schedule:
1. The basic tuition fee schedule applies to a student who registers for a graduate course, or courses, who establishes or has established to the satisfaction of the University that, at the time of commencement of the semester, he or she is either a citizen of Canada or has the status of a permanent resident of Canada.
2. The differential tuition for international students schedule applies to each student who registers to undertake a graduate course, or courses, who does not establish or has not established to the satisfaction of the University that, at the time of commencement of the semester, he or she is either a citizen of Canada or has the status of a permanent resident of Canada.
- · Part time fee is equal to one half of the full time fee unit (see see "1.4.5 Part Time Study".).
- · Co-op fee is equal to one half of the full time fee unit (see see "1.4.7 Cooperative Education".).
- · The minimum fee for a master's degree is set at six full time fee units, unless the degree is completed in no more than 24 consecutive months of full time enrolment, in which case the student is liable only for the fee units payable until the date of completion of all degree requirements.
- · The minimum fee for a doctoral degree is set at eight full time fee units, unless the degree is completed in no more than 32 consecutive months of full time enrolment, in which case the student is liable only for the fee units payable until the date of completion of all degree requirements.
- · For students registered in the EMBA program, a continuing fee equal to one half of the regular full time fee unit will be payable in the second and subsequent semesters of continuing registration.
- · The continuing fee, equal to one half of the full time fee unit, is payable by students who have met the minimum fee requirement stated above.
- · Students who transfer to another degree program, without completing the first, retain credit for fee units already paid.
- · Registration in specific semesters in programs designated as discontinuous does not require payment of a fee. Those programs designated as discontinuous and affected semesters are:
- · Students registered on a time extension beyond the maximum given in Graduate General Regulation 1.12 (page 303) are required to pay a registration fee equal to one full time fee unit for each such registration.
- · Students registered for one semester to complete degree requirements as described in Graduate General Regulation 1.12.3 (page 303) are required to pay a registration fee equal to one and a half full time fee units.
Fees for Special, Exchange, and Qualifying Students
tuition fee per credit hour $77
Note: No tuition fees will be charged to an exchange student who is a bona fide graduate student paying regular fees at another Western Canadian university which extends a like privilege to graduate students registered at Simon Fraser University.
All fees are payable per semester.
students registered full time $30.00
students registered part time $15.00
Students registered in coop or on leave do not pay this fee.
Student Activity Fee
students registered full time $55.81
students registered part time $27.91
except for: students taking courses for credit at designated off campus locations $27.91
Students registered on leave do not pay this fee.
Student Services Fee
students registered full time and part time $18.00
Students registered in co-op, on leave, or in the offcampus MEd program do not pay this fee.
application fee $55.00
on leave fee (see page 301 Graduate General Regulations 1.8.4) $154.00
late registration fee $50.00
reinstatement fee $100.00
official transcript of academic record $3.25
Normally, students are required to submit the transcript fee before the transcript will be released. Only at the discretion of the registrar will the student be billed for a transcript after its release.
late submission fee (see Refunds below)
replacement library card fee $16.50
graduation fee $36.00
The non-refundable graduation fee is payable in six instalments of $6.00 in each of the student's first six semesters of registration in the graduate program.
- Penalty for Late Fee Payment
A penalty of 2% of outstanding fees after the last day of the fourth week of classes is payable, plus 2% of outstanding fees for each four week period thereafter, for a minimum charge of $10.
Mandatory Supplementary Course Fees
In addition to credit course fees, mandatory supplementary course fees may be assessed for individual courses in addition to basic tuition. Mandatory supplementary course fees cover additional costs associated with photocopied materials, prepared computer disks and/or audio visual tapes that may replace or enhance the use of a required text as a means of instruction. This material may be distributed by the bookstore or individual departments.
A schedule of these fees appears below, and is also published in the Graduate Course Timetable. The fees are approved by the vice president finance and administration, following the recommendation of the advisory committee on mandatory supplementary course fees. Questions regarding these fees may be directed to the department initiating the fee, the Office of the Registrar, or the vice president finance and administration.
Mandatory supplementary course fees are not charged for regular credit instruction services which may include
- · evaluation of work or performance, such as marking of papers and exams
- · laboratory use, including materials and supplies that are consumed during laboratory use. (Departments may charge a refundable deposit for materials that are used by the student and returned to the University in reasonable condition at the end of the course.)
- · basic library facilities including one library card and access to collections
- · basic microcomputer laboratory use
- · materials or services required as a result of the method of instruction such as audio visual equipment, course outlines, study rooms and films and video tapes that are integral to the instruction and do not become property of the student.
All MASC courses offered at the Western Canadian Universities Marine Biological Station (Bamfield)
$137 per credit hour
Resource and Environmental Management
REM 698 $100 per semester
Form of Payment
Unless otherwise authorized, fees must be paid in full each semester at the time of registration. Credits for scholarships or bursaries will be given only on the authority of the dean of graduate studies. A student applying for Canada student loans should try to make arrangements to pay fees from other sources, as loans cannot be authorized until the student is officially registered.
With regard to the British Columbia student assistance program, students are reminded to register as full time students in order to qualify to receive funds in a given semester, to retain funds received in a given semester, and to be granted interest free status for a given semester.
See "Payment of Fees". for a description of various payment methods.
Withdrawal from Program
If a student withdraws from the graduate program without completing the degree before the end of the semester, refunds will be calculated from the date the student officially notifies the registrar in writing of his/her withdrawal from the University. Withdrawal in the first month of the semester will result in a refund of 50% of the tuition fees payable.No other refund will be made.
Change of Fee Status
Students whose registration status changes during a semester and within the first four weeks of classes, may be eligible for partial refund of the applicable fees and should consult the Office of the Registrar for further information. No other refund will be made.
Qualifying and Special Students
Fees and fee refunds for qualifying and special students are in accordance with the undergraduate fee schedule.
Students in bad financial standing because of overdue University accounts will be precluded from registering in subsequent semesters. In addition, the University will withhold certain services. For example, the Office of the Registrar will not release various letters and documents including: statement of grades, official transcripts of academic record, and parchments for degrees, diplomas and certificates. Delinquent accounts will be forwarded to a collection agency for appropriate action.
Students with overdue accounts will be assessed a penalty of 2% after the first day of the fifth week of classes, and an additional 2% in each four week period thereafter. A minimum charge of $10 will apply to each penalty assessment. Total penalties will be adjusted to conform to Canadian laws and regulations when the final payment is made.
Completion of Program
If a student completes all requirements for the degree during the semester, the following refund schedule for total tuition fees payable will apply:
- Completion in the first month of the semester
- refund of 75% of fees payable for the semester
- refund of 50% of fees payable for the semester
- refund of 25% of fees payable for the semester
Refunds are applicable to the time extension surcharge, but not to the readmission, reinstatement or late registration fees. Refunds will be made only if the required minimum fee has been paid prior to the semester in which the degree requirements are completed.
The on-leave fee may be waived in exceptional circumstances, for example, from accident, illness or parenting, on the basis of medical documentation.
Late Submission Fee
The fee for submission to the library of thesis, project or extended essays after the deadline for submission, but prior to the first day of classes of the next semester, shall be one eighth of a full time fee unit.
The late submission fee applies to all degree completion requirements, including the master's final examinations.
Fees for Courses at Another Institution
A student registered at Simon Fraser University who takes a course at another institution of higher learning and has had this course approved in advance for credit towards the graduate program (see General Regulations) is responsible for enrolling at the other institution and paying fees assessed by that institution. When the student produces satisfactory evidence of tuition fee payment at the other institution, the Simon Fraser University fees for that semester will be decreased by this amount.
The student must maintain full time registration at Simon Fraser University. The SFU fee paid for that semester will be refunded to an amount not to exceed the lesser of the two amounts.
The `minimum fee for the degree' is at least six fee units for a master's degree and at least eight fee units for a doctoral degree.
Tuition Fee Certificates (T2202A)
The official tuition fee certificates will be produced by the Cashiers' Office in January of the following year. They will be available for personal pick up at the Cashiers' Office during the month of February in the following year.
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