Tuition Payment and Planning
Tuition deposit payment
A tuition deposit is required to secure your seat in a program after you've received an offer of admission. The deposit will be applied to your account and will be used as a credit for your first-semester tuition payment.
If you're offered admission to a program, your tuition deposit is due 30 days after the offer is made.
- Canadian citizens, permanent residents and refugees: $750 tuition deposit
- International students: $1,750 tuition deposit
- Academic Upgrading students: $250 tuition deposit
Your tuition deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
When is tuition due?
Tuition and fees are payable after you have been registered in your classes. You must have your financing in place and pay your tuition by the applicable deadline. Tuition is due in full four weeks before the program start date for new students and on the last day of the add/drop period for continuing students.
If you're starting a new program at SAIT, then you're considered a new student — or accepted student. Tuition is due in full four weeks before the program start date. If your tuition payment is not received by the deadline, your offer of admission will be cancelled.
If you're going into the next term of the same program at SAIT, then you're considered a continuing student — or a current student. Tuition is due in full on the last day of the add/drop period. If your tuition payment is not received by the deadline, you'll be dismissed from SAIT and will be responsible for full fees owing.
Tuition payment deadline
|Term*||Tuition payment deadline|
|Fall 2018 (starting Sept. 4, 2018)||Aug. 7, 2018 (new students)|
|Sept. 14, 2018 (continuing students)|
|Winter 2019 (starting Jan. 7, 2019)||Dec. 10, 2018 (new students)|
|Jan. 18, 2019 (continuing students)|
|Spring 2019 (starting May 6, 2019)||April 8, 2019 (new students)|
|May 17, 2019 (continuing students)|
*Program start dates not listed above have a tuition payment deadline of four weeks before the program start date for new students and on the first day of class for continuing students.
Applications for student loans typically open in mid-June before fall programs start.
Apply early to make sure your loan is processed as soon as possible — you don't have to be accepted to SAIT to apply for funding. Also, if you have your funding in place and confirmed with SAIT and Student Aid Alberta (or the office for your province) before your tuition payment deadline, then we'll defer your deadline for the amount that will be received until your loan disbursement date.
If you're an Alberta resident, visit Student Aid Alberta to apply for a student loan. If you haven't lived in Alberta for at least 12 months prior to the start of your program, you must apply for student loan funding from your province of residence.
Entrance awards are designated for students who are beginning a new program at SAIT. In some instances, they are program specific and in others, students in all programs may apply.
Confirmation of Enrolment letter
You'll need a Confirmation of Enrolment letter in order to access RESPs, scholarships, or other sources of funding. Contact the Office of the Registrar to request the letter after you're registered in classes.
Contact us for assistance
We offer workshops, labs and advising to help you figure out how to pay for your education. Contact us for assistance with funding options, students awards and to get the documents you'll need.