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HRM Graduate Diploma Fee Information

Application & Registration Fees

For a summary of HRM undergraduate fees, please see the AU undergraduate calendar.

The following fees are effective for courses starting September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020. All fees are quoted in Canadian dollars and are subject to change. Academic-related fees are exempt from the Federal Goods and Services Tax (G.S.T.). G.S.T. is added to all other goods and services, for example, workshops, some publications, self-help seminars, and Athabasca University promotional sales items.

Course fees include all materials

Fee Description  
Program Application Fee (required with each application) $ 1501
Non-Program Application Fee $ 1031
Admission Fee (payable upon acceptance into the program) $ 2001
Course Registration Fee (per course)2
Students living in Canada - includes GSA fee $ 1549
Students living abroad $ 1749
Practicum Course Fee (+$400 over regular courses) - includes GSA fee
Students living in Canada - includes GSA fee $ 1988
Students living abroad $ 2188
Graduate Student Association Fee (Effective May 1, 2009, GSA Fee will be added to course registration fee) $13 per credit

1 Fee(s) are non-refundable.
2 There is no refund for returned course materials.

Other Fees

Fee Description
Transfer credit evaluation fee $ 276 per 3 credit course
Letter of Permission fee
(to transfer credits into the HRM program)
$ 82 per 3 credit course
Transcript fee No Charge
Withdrawal processing fee $ 3733
Continuation Fee $ 111

Western Deans’ Agreement administration fee (non-AU visiting students)

$ 250/course
Course Extension Fee $ 276

3 The withdrawal-processing fee includes the cost of course materials and an administrative fee for processing the request. There will be no refund for returned course materials.

Sample HRM Graduate Tuition Cost

The typical cost for a Canadian student living in Alberta, who takes all his or her courses from Athabasca University (without extensions), based on September 2015 fees, would be as follows:

Program application fee $ 150.00
Program admission fee $ 200.00
Tuition fee 4 graduate 3-credit courses at $1549.00 each $ 6,196.00
Tuition fee: 4 undergraduate 3-credit courses at $667.00 each $ 2,668.00
Tuition fee: 1 graduate practicum course $ 1988.00
Sample Total $ 11,202.00

Letter of Verification of Payment/Receipt

Athabasca University provides a "Letter of Verification," which serves as a receipt or "proof of payment." You may request this letter from the AU Finance Department by contacting the Accounts Receivable Assistant.

Send an email message identifying what transactions you wish to be included on the letter (i.e., tuition for HERM 5XX) along with your AU student ID number. The Letter of Verification will be sent to you by email.

Updated August 29 2019 by Student & Academic Services

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