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Winter 2022 update

With the health and safety of our students and employees top of mind, SAIT is following the Government of Alberta’s guidance specific to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The Residence buildings will be open and accepting students for Winter 2022. Prior to applying for Residence, we suggest that you check the status of your program, as your program delivery may be solely online.
  • Increased sanitization efforts will continue within the Residence buildings.

Please refer to the frequently asked questions at sait.ca/covid19 for the most up-to-date information about your studies, and for the latest details on SAIT's pandemic preparedness measures.

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Below you will find everything you need to know about residence rates and plans. Your SAIT Residence experience is as individual as you are, and we are excited for you to join the SAIT Residence community. 

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Rates

2021/22 — Academic year rates

Academic year rates run from Aug. 28, 2021 - April 23, 2022. A $50 application fee, along with a $250 security deposit is required for all applicants before being accepted into the residence.

East Hall

One-bedroom suites
Payment options Amount Date payment is due 
Full-year (two semesters) $10,280 June 15
Per semester $6,425 June 15
$3,855 Nov. 15
Four bedroom suites
Payment options Amount Date payment is due 
Full year (two semesters) $6,740 June 15
Per semester $4,212.50 June 15
$2,527.50 Nov. 15

Begin Tower

Two bedroom suites (floors 1 - 18)
Payment options Amount Date payment is due 
Full year (two semesters) $7,000 June 15
Per semester $4,375 June 15
$2,625 Nov. 15
Two bedroom suites (floors 19 - 21)
Payment options Amount Date payment is due 
Full year (two semesters) $7,640 June 15
Per semester $4,775 June 15
$2,865 Nov. 15
Studio suites (floors 1 - 18)
Payment options Amount Date payment is due 
Full year (two semesters) $8,600 June 15
Per semester $5,375 June 15
$3,225 Nov. 15
Studio suites (floors 19 - 21)
Payment options Amount Date payment is due 
Full-year (two semesters) $9,400 June 15
Per semester $5,875 June 15
$3,525 Nov. 15
2021/22 — Apprentice rates

The apprentice rates are based on program dates and start dates anytime between June 1, 2021, and May 30, 2022.

A $50 application fee, along with a $250 security deposit is required for all applicants before being accepted into the residence. Apprentice students are required to pay an additional administrative fee of $195.

Begin Tower

Two-bedroom suites
Payment options Amount  
Four weeks (27 days) $891
Six weeks (41 days) $1,353
Seven weeks (48 days) $1,584
Eight weeks (55 days) $1,815
10 weeks (69 days) $2,277
12 weeks (83 days) $2,739
2022 — Winter rates

Winter rates run from Jan. 8, 2022 - Apr. 23, 2022. A $50 application fee, along with a $250 security deposit is required for all applicants before being accepted into residence.

East Hall

One-bedroom suites
Payment options Amount Date payment is due 
Full payment $5,140 Dec 1
Four bedroom suites
Payment options Amount Date payment is due 
Full payment $3,370 Dec 1

Begin Tower

Two-bedroom suites (floors 1 - 18)
Payment options Amount Date payment is due 
Full payment $3,500 Dec 1
Two bedroom suites (floors 19 - 21)
Payment options Amount Date payment is due 
Full payment $3,820 Dec 1
Studio suites (floors 1 - 18)
Payment options Amount Date payment is due
Full payment $4,300 Dec 1
Studio suites (floors 19 - 21)
Payment options Amount Date payment is due 
Full payment $4,700 Dec 1
Short Term Stay 2021/22

Short Term Stay runs based on accommodation needs. A $50 application fee is required for all applicants before being accepted into the residence. Short Term stays are required to pay an additional administrative fee of $195.

Payment Options

$40.00/day for the accepted length of stay in days due 60 days prior to move-in at 5:00 p.m
  • If accepted after 60 days prior to move-in, payment is due immediately
Early arrivals or extensions

Early arrival or extension applies to any days outside of the semester start or end date. If you are requesting an early arrival or extension the charge is $50 per day as per the Student Residence Agreement (SRA).

Our residence floor plans

Begin Tower

Photograph of Begin Tower housing residence building

Begin Tower is situated right on campus and offers two spacious living suites to choose from:

  • Studio apartments
  • Two bedrooms, one bathroom shared suites
    • Our two-bedroom suites are based on individual liability agreements and are per bedroom, per person.
    • Two bedroom virtual tour  

To apply for residence at SAIT, you must register and complete a full application with a $50 non-refundable application fee and a $250 refundable security deposit.

All units come fully furnished with utilities included — water, sewer, trash and high-speed internet.

*Please note that rates, fees, deadlines and utilities are subject to change and floor plans may vary.

Studio apartment — private bedroom and bathroom

Studio apartment at Begin Tower residence.

Features:

  • Square footage: 306
  • Private suite
  • Full-size refrigerator
  • Range and microwave oven
  • Double, extra-long bed
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Study desk and chair
  • Stackable dresser drawers
  • Bedside table
  • Full-size tub and shower
  • 32" TV
Two bedrooms, one bathroom — private bedroom, shared bathroom and kitchen

Two bedroom suite at Begin Tower residence.

Features:

  • Square footage: 472
  • Private key-locked bedrooms
  • Full-size refrigerator
  • Range and microwave oven
  • Double, extra-long bed
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Study desk and chair
  • Stackable dresser drawers
  • Bedside table

East Hall

Photograph of Begin Tower housing residence building

East Hall is situated right on campus and offers two spacious living suites to choose from:

  • One bedroom, one bathroom suites
    • Our one-bedroom suites are based on individual liability agreements and are per bedroom, per person.
    • One bedroom virtual tour
  • Four bedrooms, two bathrooms shared suites

To apply for residence at SAIT, you must register and complete a full application with a $50 non-refundable application fee and a $250 refundable security deposit.

All units come fully furnished with utilities included - water, sewer, trash and high-speed internet.

*Please note that rates, fees, deadlines and utilities are subject to change and floor plans may vary.

One bedroom, one bathroom — private bedroom and bathroom

Studio apartment at Begin Tower residence.

Features:

  • Square footage: 490
  • Private suite
  • Full-size refrigerator
  • Oven/Stove
  • Microwave oven
  • Double, extra-long bed
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Study desk and chair
  • Couch, side chair and coffee table
  • Stackable dresser drawers
  • Full-size tub and shower
  • 32" TV
Four bedrooms, two bathrooms — private bedroom, shared bathroom, common area

Two bedroom suite at Begin Tower residence.

Features:

  • Square footage: 1,080  
  • Private key-locked bedrooms
  • Full-size refrigerator
  • Oven/Stove
  • Microwave
  • Double, extra-long bed
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Study desk and chair
  • Couch, side chair, coffee table
  • Stackable dresser drawers

Meal plans

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Meal plans are first come, first served and offer limited capacity.

Meal plan options for 2021/22

Semester plan

Fall semester (payment due July 31)

Winter semester (payment due Nov. 30) 

Total amount (one payment due July 31)

5 days (Monday to Friday) $2,400 $2,250 $4,650
7 days $3,390 $3,150 $6,540

*Meal plans are GST exempt.

** Prior to purchasing a meal plan, please ensure you are accepted into the residence.

Apprentice plan
Program length

7-day meal plan cost

5-day meal plan cost

Four weeks (26 days) $780 $600
Six weeks (40 days) $1,200 $900
Seven weeks (47 days) $1,410 $1,050
Eight weeks (54 days) $1,620 $1,200
Ten weeks (68 days) $2,040 $1,500
Twelve weeks (82 days) $2,460 $1,800

*All apprentice plan payments are due two weeks prior to start date. Meal plans are not guaranteed until purchased as limited plans are made available.

**Meal plans are GST exempt.

*** Prior to purchasing a meal plan, please ensure you are accepted into the residence.

Once the plan is purchased, your Student ID card will grant you access to the Begin Tower Dining Centre.

If you cannot pay by credit card, require support, or have any issues accessing the Begin Tower Dining Centre, please contact the eCARD office at card.office@sait.ca.

You can view the terms and conditions here.

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