Tuition and costs

Program costs

Here are the estimated program costs you can expect to pay for the academic year 2014/2015 (eight months) based on five courses per semester at Mount Royal University:

ProgramsTuition and FeesBooks and Supplies
Bachelor's Degrees$6,400$1,500
Applied Degrees$6,400$1,500
University Transfer$6,400$1,500
Diplomas *$6,400$1,500
Certificates$6,400$1,500

* Note: exception for  students that are in the Aviation Diploma Program additional flight training fees apply. Flight training fees for 2014/2015 are $32,500.00

 In addition to your program costs here are some basic living costs you can expect:

ExpensesLiving on CampusLiving at HomeLiving off Campus
Residence/Rent*$5,531-$7,737$0$6,000-$8,000
Food$2,500$1,900$2,500
TransportationCalgary Transit U-Pass included in tuition/feesCalgary Transit U-Pass included in tuition/feesCalgary Transit U-Pass included in tuition/fees
Clothing/Personal care$1,100$1,100$1,100
Entertainment$500$500$500
TOTAL$9,631-$11,837$3,500$10,100-$12,100

*Based on a variety of circumstances, from shared accommodation with multiple roommates to independent apartment-living.

There are many things to consider when you pay for your education. Some, such as tuition, books and supplies will be obvious. Others, however, may not be - such as insurance, transportation and household expenses.

Living costs

Students will face a number of living costs while attending Mount Royal, whether they live at home, with their parents or on their own.

In order to help you budget to cover all of your expenses, we recommend that you take a look at our detailed Costs of Living page, which outlines all of the potential living costs you might face.

Tuition, fees, books & supplies

Mount Royal students are required to pay tuition and mandatory fees in each semester they are in attendance. Depending when you register for classes, your tuition and fees for the fall semester will be due in mid-August or early-September. Winter semester fees are due in early-December or early-January.

Your book costs will be dependent on the courses you take and supplies costs can vary greatly from program to program. For example, students who will be enrolling in the Interior Design or Journalism programs and must buy a camera or art supplies can expect to pay more. 

All students in the BCMM – Information Design program are required to purchase a laptop computer. Full details about the program and the hardware and software recommendations are available here.

International students will be charged fees according to the International Student Fee Schedule.

Estimated tuition and fees for the 2014/2015 academic year

Degree, diploma and certificate programs

Use the budget calculator to figure out your budget based on your program choice and personal expenses.

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