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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.

2021/22 tuition update

Tuition deposit

Your tuition deposit is required after you’ve received your offer of admission. The deposit will be applied to your account and will be used as a credit towards your first-semester tuition payment. The tuition deposit is non-refundable. It is important to pay the tuition deposit in advance of the deadline as we do not provide extensions for the standardized dates.

Student Tuition deposit rate Due date
Canadian citizens, permanent residents and refugees $750 30 business days after the date of offer, or as stated on your admission offer
International students $1,750 15 business days after the date of offer, or as stated on your admission offer
Academic Upgrading students N/A N/A

Tuition payment and deadlines

Tuition and fees are payable after you have been registered in your classes. 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.

If your tuition payment is not received by the deadline, you'll be dismissed from SAIT and will be responsible for full fees owing.

*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
May 8, 2023 April 5, 2023 (accepted students)
May 20, 2022 (continuing students)
Starting date Tuition payment deadline
July 4, 2022 June 8, 2022 (accepted students)

Continuing students must pay tuition by their program’s add/drop deadline. Review registration and schedule to learn more.

Starting date Tuition payment deadline
Sept. 6, 2022 Aug. 8, 2022 (accepted students)
Sept. 16, 2022 (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. 11, 2022 Oct. 26, 2022 (accepted students)
Starting date Tuition payment deadline
Jan. 9, 2023 Dec. 12, 2022 (accepted students)
Jan. 20, 2023 (continuing students)

Exemptions for UPass and recreation fees

Eligible students can opt-out of UPass and campus recreation fees. 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.

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 summer recreation fees

The deadline to submit your Summer 2022 fee exemption was Friday, July 8. We are unable to accept any further applications.

Exemptions for fall UPass and recreation fees

The deadline to apply for an exemption for the UPass and campus rec fee for Fall 2022 is Friday, Sept. 16. 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, Sept. 16.
  • 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 Fall 2022 exemption application

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