International Student Tuition and Fees
Tuition fees per semester (four months, approximate)
|All full-time programs||$4,595 - $28,031 (depending on program)|
|English Language Foundations (ELF)||$2,680.56 per eight-week session|
2019/20 International Student Fee table is now available.
* All tuition fees will be listed in Canadian dollars and are subject to change without notice.
|Books, lab materials||$200 - $1,000 per semester (depending on program)|
|Campus recreational/athletic fee||$80 per semester|
|Student Association fee||$144 per semester|
|Transit pass (unlimited use of public transit)||$140 per semester|
|Health plan||$125 per academic year|
|Dental plan||$110 per academic year|
*$400 refundable laptop security deposit is applicable only to Laptop (e-Learning) Programs.
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 an 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.
As an international student at SAIT, there are many ways for you to pay your tuition deposit and fees:
- Online banking
- Credit card payments (Visa, MasterCard)
- Cheque, bank draft or money order
- Student loans
- CIBC International Student Pay