Tuition and Fees

In addition to tuition fees payable for each term of enrollment, students pay ancillary fees

Ancillary Fees for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Graduation Fee

  • $12 is charged the first three terms of enrollment for all programs
  • When convocating, the only additional charge you will be responsible for is for your regalia

Student Services Fee

  • $48.05 per term
  • Students enrolled in a given term exclusively in courses offered through the Centre for Educational Excellence or in a co-op through Work Integrated Learning will automatically be exempt from this fee. 
  • Students taking courses being delivered remotely due to COVID-19 do not qualify for an exemption of this fee. 

Graduate Student Activity Fee

Recreation-Athletics Fee

  • $80.04 per term: students in per term fee programs, or unit fee programs and enrolled in more than 6 units of on-campus courses
  • $40.03 per term: students in unit-fee programs enrolled in less than 6 units of courses, or are enrolled a co-op through Work Integrated Learning
  • Students taking courses being delivered remotely due to COVID-19 do not qualify for an exemption of this fee.

Universal Transit Pass

  • $170 per term: graduate students enrolled in a per term fee program or per unit fee program with at least one course on-campus
  • The U-Pass BC program provides unlimited, all zone access to public transit in Metro Vancouver including TransLink Bus, SkyTrain, and SeaBus services and a discount on West Coast Express Train fares.
  • U-Pass BC eligibility is determined the day after enrollment. If the eligibility requirements are met, then the U-Pass BC term fee is assessed the next business day after course enrollment.
  • Learn more about the U-Pass BC →

Medical Insurance

Graduate Health and Dental

  • Students are automatically enrolled in an Extended Health and Dental plan.
  • Students may opt-out during designated opt-out periods if they have comparable extended health and/or dental plans.
  • Learn more about Student Care →

International Medical Insurance

  • $281: new international students will be charged a mandatory primary medical insurance for the first term through guard.me@SFU
  • All students are required to have adequate hospital and medical insurance coverage. Adequate medical and hospital insurance is that which is provided under the Medical Services Plan of BC (MSP), or any other plan, government or private, which provides coverage equivalent to that offered under the Medical Services Plan of BC.
  • You are expected to apply for BC MSP (MSP health fee: $75/month) when you arrive in British Columbia.
  • Learn more about medical insurance →

Other Fees

These additional fees are not charged every term, but, may be charged if the situation applies. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • taking additional courses outside your requirements
  • enrolling in co-op through Work Integrated Learning
  • formal exchange programs and courses which charge mandatory supplemental fees 

For further information on these fees, consult the Graduate Tuition Regulation.