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Tuition and Fees

In order to secure your seat at SAIT, you’ll need to make two payments:

  1. Tuition deposit (new students)
  2. Tuition fees

2022/23 tuition

SAIT has reviewed its tuition and fees for 2022/23, domestic and international, in comparison to local, national and international programs, and the SAIT Board of Governors has approved increases.

Tuition and fee increases will be effective for the 2022/23 academic year, starting July 2022.

2022/23 tuition update

Tuition deposit

Your tuition deposit is required after you’ve received your offer of admission. Please make note of the following when paying your deposit.

  • The tuition deposit is non-refundable.
  • The deposit is equal to approximately 20% of your total fees for your first term.
  • This will be applied to your tuition –  the remaining balance will be available, and is due after you choose your schedule.
  • Your offer will expire if the deposit is not received by the deadline listed on your offer letter.
  •  It is important to pay the tuition deposit in advance of the deadline as we do not provide extensions.
Program Tuition deposit rate Due date
All certificate, diploma, applied degree, bachelor degree or open studies programs. $750 30 business days after the date of offer, or as stated on your admission offer
Academic Upgrading N/A N/A

Programs Tuition deposit rate Due date
All certificate, diploma, applied degree or bachelor degree programs. $1,750 15 business days after the date of offer, or as stated on your admission offer
Academic Upgrading N/A N/A

Programs Tuition deposit rate Due date
All certificate, diploma, applied degree or bachelor degree programs. $1,750 20 days after the date of offer, or as stated on your admission offer.
Academic Upgrading, ELF, Open Studies $1,000 20 days after the date of offer, or as stated on your admission offer.

Tuition payment and deadlines

Tuition and fees are payable after you have been registered in your classes. Please make note of the following when paying your tuition and fees.

  • You must have your financing in place and have paid your tuition by the applicable deadline. 
  • Tuition for full-time programs is paid on a semester-by-semester basis.
  • Make sure to pay early enough through your preferred online payment option for your funds to appear on your account by the tuition deadline.
  • If your tuition payment is not received by the deadline, you'll be dismissed from SAIT and may be responsible for full fees owing.
  • Tuition deposits will be forfeited for newly accepted students cancelled for non-payment. 

*Program start dates not listed below have a tuition payment deadline of the first business day of the month before classes begin.

Starting date Tuition payment deadline
Sept. 5, 2023 Aug. 8, 2023 (accepted students)
Sept. 15, 2023 (continuing students)
Sept. 26, 2022 Aug. 31, 2022 (accepted students)
Oct. 24, 2022 Oct. 24, 2022
Oct. 31, 2022 Oct. 5, 2022 (accepted students)
Nov. 21, 2022 Oct. 26, 2022 (accepted students)
Starting date Tuition payment deadline
Jan. 9, 2023 Dec. 12, 2022 (accepted students)
Jan. 20, 2023 (continuing students)
Feb. 21, 2023 Jan. 25, 2023 (accepted students)
Feb. 27, 2023 Feb. 1, 2023 (accepted students)
March 20, 2023 March 1, 2023 (accepted students)
March 31, 2023 (continuing students)
March 27, 2023 March 8, 2023 (accepted students) 
April 3, 2023 March 8, 2023 (accepted students)
Starting date Tuition payment deadline
May 8, 2023 April 5, 2023 (accepted students)
May 19, 2023 (continuing students)
May 23, 2023 April 25, 2023 (accepted students)
Starting date Tuition payment deadline
July 4, 2023 June 8, 2023 (accepted students)
July 14, 2023 (continuing students)

Exemptions for UPass and recreation fees

Eligible students can opt-out of UPass and campus recreation fees when registration opens for the upcoming semester. To be eligible for an exemption:

  • Campus Recreation: all your courses are fully online and you reside 100 km or farther from the main campus.
  • UPass: you are enrolled in 9 credits or more per semester and all your courses are fully online.
  • Full payment for tuition and fees or approval for student loan funding must be applied to your account.
  • Fee exemption requests will be denied if you are cancelled for non-pay and reinstated after the application submission deadline.

Note: Exemptions to both fees continue to be available for students with a physical/mobility or other valid disability-related concern. You must be registered with Accessibility Services and/or have a Calgary Transit Access Pass. Please contact Accessibility Services for more information.

Exemptions for Winter 2023 UPass and recreation fees

The deadline to apply for an exemption for one or both fees for Winter 2023 is Friday, Jan. 20. Exemptions are not guaranteed and supporting documentation may be required.

Before submitting your application, please note the following. 

  • You will be notified of the outcome of your application by email
  • If you're approved, a credit will be applied to your account 6 to 8 weeks after the deadline of Friday, Jan. 20.
  • The credit will remain on your account to be used for tuition in future semesters. Review our refund policy for more details.

Review our refund policy for more details.

Submit your Winter Exemption application

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