Tuition & Other Fees for 2023-24

Please note that the majority of courses have an academic value of one-half unit of credit and a full course load for a fall/winter term is typically 10 courses.

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Course type
Cost of course ($CAD)
Undergraduate courses (excluding BEd at 5000 level, biology, chemistry and physics courses and specific courses with a lab component) $892.75
Specific undergraduate courses with a lab component $937.05
BEd (at 5000 level) and biology, chemistry and physics courses $937.05
BEd courses held at NSCAD (includes materials fee) $966.53
Graduate courses (excluding certain school psychology courses and courses for external cohorts) $1,118.58
School psychology (GSPY) courses $1,218.58
Co-op work term
per work term
Auditing students Half of full rate

Nova Scotia University Student Bursary Program

For the 2023-24 academic year, all Nova Scotia students (as determined by a definition established by the province) will receive a reduction in their tuition of $128.30 per course. This reduction, which will take the form of a bursary, will be applied using the same guidelines as for tuition. View detailed information about the Nova Scotia University Student Bursary Program.

Supplemental Course Fees

Certain courses have extra fees associated with them. Occasionally, lab manuals and materials are prepared by the instructor for use in a course in lieu of an externally prepared text, and there is a fee for those materials. Please note that certain external (off-campus) courses and international courses have specialized fees.


Students participating in practica will be charged on the basis of the credit value of each practica. If the practica carries no credit value, the practica will be charged at the rate of one-half unit for each practica.

International Student Differential

International visa students $892.75 per course in addition to regular tuition fees.

Application Fees

Fee Description | Cost

Application fee, graduate programs: $50 pay now

Application fee, graduate programs international: $90 pay now

Application fee, BEd: $40 pay now

Application fee, all other programs: $40 pay now

Application fee, all other programs international: $80 pay now

Confirmation deposit

Fee Description Cost
Confirmation deposit, first year (excluding BEd) $100 pay now
Confirmation deposit, first year BEd $300 pay now
Confirmation deposit, International students $500 pay now

Per-course fees

Fee Description Cost per course

Technology fee $25

Athletics recreation fee $10
Students’ Union fee $24.35
Campus facilities renewal fee $10
Refugee Student Program fee $4.46

Fees Charged Once per Academic Year

Fee Description Cost
U-PASS fee $170.00 full-time student

Health/Dental fees

Students’ Union Health & Dental Plans

All full-time domestic undergraduate and graduate students are automatically enrolled in the plans in the fall term but may opt out up to and including September 13, 2023. Part-time student and family coverage is available to be purchased through the Students’ Union. More information about the Students’ Union Health and Dental Plan.

Students who only qualify for the Students’ Union health and/or dental plan in the winter term may join the plan by contacting the Health Plan Administrator at 902-457-6532

Fee Description Cost
Students’ Union health-plan fee for 12 months (full-time students) $325.77 single
Students’ Union dental-plan fee for 12 months (full-time students) $197.36 single
Students’ Union health-plan fee for full-time students – Jan to Aug $325.77 single

Students’ Union dental-plan fee for full-time students – Jan to Aug $197.36 single

International Student Health Plan

Fee Description Cost
International Student Health Plan $654.00 single (12 months) – opt out process for students not in Canada

See policy section for restrictions on opt outs.

Single Room

Building/Residence (including meal plan)
Birches 1–4 $11,055.00
Birch 5 $6,405.00*
Assisi – Single
Assisi – Super Single
Westwood (dorm style) $11,930.00

Apartment Style

Building/Residence (Room Only)
Westwood, per occupant $7,365.00*
Residence deposit $500 pay now

*Note: for Westwood Apartment Style and Birch 5 Rooms a minimum meal plan of $1,110 is required.

Commuter Meal Plans

Non-residence students – a variety of meal plan options may be purchased by non-boarding students.

Determine your other miscellaneous fees

Miscellaneous Fee Description
Challenge examinations fee (must be paid before taking the exam) Half of full rate for course challenged
Prior learning assessment fee Half of full rate for course assessed
Stage two re-read fee, payable prior to re-read non-refundable $25
Late Payment Fee $50 per term
Technology Service Reinstatement Fee $25
Application to Graduate fee

$65 pay now

Trunk-storage fee $40
Locker fee $20
Returned-cheque fee $20

Transcript Delivery Fees

Transcripts will be issued within three working days of receipt of request (not including the day of receipt), except at the end of each term when five or more working days may be required. Regular delivery is by Canada Post (first class) or personal pick up from the Registrar’s Office.

Delivery Charges

Official and unofficial transcripts are provided without charge except when certain delivery methods are requested.

  • Delivery by Canada Post (first class) will be provided without charge.
  • Delivery by courier or expedited service will be at cost.
  • Delivery by fax will be charged as follows:
Destination Cost
Local fax No charge
Atlantic provinces $10 per destination
Rest of Canada $15 per destination
U.S., Bermuda, Caribbean $25 per destination

Note: when fax is chosen, a hard copy will be sent at no extra charge by regular Canada Post as long as an address is included. Students are responsible to ensure that transcripts sent by fax are acceptable by the recipient. Students are responsible to supply the exact delivery address or fax number when requesting these delivery modes. Students requesting delivery by expedited, courier or fax service must provide payment (cash, cheque, VISA, MasterCard, debit) at the time of the request.

The Board of Governors has final authority on all financial matters. The financial policies will be enforced through Financial Services, under the direction of the Director of Finance and Administration. Notwithstanding any other provision of this calendar, it is expressly understood by all students that Mount Saint Vincent University accepts no responsibility to provide any course of instruction, program or class, residential or other services including the normal range of academic, residential and other services in circumstances of utility interruptions, fire, flood, strikes, work stoppages, labour disputes, war, insurrection, the operation of law or acts of God or any other cause (whether similar or dissimilar to those enumerated) that reasonably prevent their provision.