Tuition & Costs

Tuition and costs

Program costs

Here are the estimated program costs you can expect to pay for the academic year 2016/2017 (eight months) based on five courses per semester: 

Expenses Living on Campus Living at Home Living off Campus
Tuition and Fees * $6,500 $6,500 $6,500
Books and Supplies $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Residence/Rent ** $5,749-$8,105 $0 $6,000-$8,000
Food $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation Calgary Transit U-Pass included in tuition/fees Calgary Transit U-Pass included in tuition/fees Calgary Transit U-Pass included in tuition/fees
Clothing/Personal care $1,100 $1,100 $1,100
Entertainment $600 $600 $600
$17,849 – $20,305
$12,200 $18,100 – $20,200

* Additional fees may apply for specific programs. Use the Budget Calculator for fees for your program.
** Based on a variety of circumstances, from shared accommodation with multiple roommates to independent apartment-living.

There are many things to consider within the costs for your education. In addition to tuition, books and supplies you may have other costs such as insurance, transportation and household expenses.

To help you budget for all of your expenses, we recommend that you take a look at our detailed Costs of Living page, which outlines potential living costs you may need to plan for.Cost by course
The table below outlines what you can expect to pay for undergraduate/credit tuition and fees based on the number of courses you are taking.

A standard course at Mount Royal is 3 credits. If you are taking courses worth other credit amounts, this table also outlines how much a single course worth a specific amount of credits will cost.

If you are taking a combination of Open Studies (undergraduate/credit) and Academic Upgrading (high-school level courses) courses, your costs will be a combination of undergraduate/credit tuition and upgrading tuition.

# of Courses Credits Tuition & Fees
1/4* 1 or less $313.64
1/2** 1.5 $443.96
1 2 to 5 $704.61
2 6 to 7 $1,225.91
3 8 to 10 $2,192.33
4 11 to 14 $2,713.63
5 15 $3,234.93

* A 1/4 course is a single course worth 1 or less credits
** A 1/2 course is a single course worth 1.5 credits

The above table only applies to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. For detailed information on fees for international students, see the 2016-2017 International Student Fee Schedule or our International Students page.
Occupational programsIf you are in an occupational program, your course costs are on a per course, not per credit basis. Tuition, fees, books & suppliesMount 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-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 2016/2017 academic year

Degree, diploma and certificate programs

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

Upgrading and International students