Your tuition is calculated based on the number of courses in which you are registered each semester. Additional courses will result in higher total tuition per year.

Who pays international tuition rates?

You will pay international tuition rates if you are:

  • an international student
  • temporary resident with a study permit, work permit or visitor visa
  • living in Canada but do not have permanent resident or refugee status.

International students on a study permit who become Permanent Residents of Canada, Convention Refugees or Protected Persons may be eligible for a fee reassessment and removal of the international differential fee depending on the effective date of their permanent residency or claim. You must provide the documents before the first day of classes for the differential fee to be removed for an entire term. The differential fee will be applied to the following semester if you provide the documentation after the first day of classes.

2023/24 tuition and fees

The following rates are effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024.

Fees

Your fees are calculated based on the number of course credits you take per semester (approximately 16 weeks of study). In most cases, your fee is determined based on whether you're taking more or less than nine (9) course credits (more than nine credits in a semester are considered full-time studies.)

Fees are adjusted for programs with start dates outside the typical 16-week program.

Fees are subject to change without notice. All rates are in Canadian dollars.

Learn more about what your fees are for

2023/24 fees < 9 credits per semester > 9 credits per semester
SAIT fees
Campus athletic and recreation $51.50 $103
Student support fee $52.75 $105.50
Student technology fee $52.75 $105.50
UPass* N/A $165**
Total $157 $474
Saitsa fees
Student association fee*** $16.23/credit $146
Health plan**** $86 $86
Dental plan**** $79 $79
Total $311 maximum $476

*Additional eligibility requirements apply for students to obtain a UPass. To check your eligibility, visit our Upass page.

**The City of Calgary has increased their UPass fee from $160 to $165, effective for Winter 2024. This increase was not reflected in the above-quoted tuition and fee amounts at the time of publishing.

***Saitsa fees are paid per credit to a maximum amount of $146 per semester.

****Health and dental fees are charged per semester to an annual maximum amount of $172 for health and $158 for dental. In most cases, program fees quoted are based on students paying for a full year of health and dental coverage. International students are charged these fees regardless of course load. Domestic students with existing health and/or dental plans can opt-out. Learn more at saitsa.com/benefits.

International tuition

Program Cost per 1.5 credit course Cost per 3.0 credit course Cost per 6.0 credit course Cost per course (custom) Maximum total program credits 23/24 cost per credit Program fees 
Academic Upgrading -- $1,941.51 -- -- -- $647.17 --
Accounting -- $1,820.79 -- -- 30.0 $606.93 --
Administrative Information Management $928.16 $1,856.31 $3,712.62 -- 61.5 $618.77 --
Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Technology $917.42 $1,834.83 -- -- 60.0 $611.61 --
Aircraft Structures Technician $1,231.49 -- $4,925.94 -- 34.5 $820.99 --
Architectural Technologies -- $1,893.63 -- -- 60.0 $631.21 --
Automotive Service Technology $1,018.17 $2,036.34 $4,072.68 -- 60.0 $678.78 --
Avionics Technology $1,029.78 $2,059.56 -- -- 63.0 $686.52 --
Bachelor of Applied Technology Geographic Information Systems $1,108.23 $2,216.46 -- $22,164.60 (30-credit course) 60.0 $738.82 --
Bachelor of Applied Technology Petroleum Engineering $1,311.32 $2,622.63 -- $13,113.15 (15-credit course) 57.0 $874.21 --
Bachelor of Applied Business Administration -- $2,652.63 -- $13,263.15 (15-credit course) 60.0 $884.21 --
Bachelor of Business Administration - all majors -- $2,126.10 $4,252.20 -- 120.0 $708.70 --
Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management -- $2,146.35 -- -- 60.0 $715.45 --
Bachelor of Science in Construction Project Management -- $2,156.94 -- -- 123.0 $718.98 --
Baking and Pastry Arts $993.14 $1,986.27 -- -- 73.5 $662.09 $300
Business Administration - all majors -- $1,893.63 -- -- 60.0 $631.21 --
Business Administration Automotive Management $834.47 $1,668.93 -- -- 63.0 $556.31 --
Business and Entrepreneurship -- $1,820.79 -- -- 30.0 $606.93 --
Business Intelligence: Data Analysis and Reporting $1,343.97 $2,686.74 -- -- 19.5 $895.58 --
Butchery and Charcuterie Management $1,084.35 $2,168.70 $4,337.40 -- 30.0 $722.90 $300
Chemical Engineering Technology $936.84 $1,873.69 -- -- 61.5 $624.56 --
Chemical Laboratory Technology $1,003.31 $2,006.61 $4,013.22 -- 61.5 $668.87 --
Civil Engineering Technology - all majors $928.23 $1,856.46 -- -- 61.5 $618.82 --
Culinary Arts $1,078.01 $2,156.01 -- -- 73.5 $718.67 $300
Cyber Security for Control Systems $1,325.72 $2,651.43 -- -- 27.0 $883.81 --
Cyber Security for Control Systems + Management and Leadership $1,325.72 $2,651.43 -- -- 57.0 $883.81 --
Data Analytics -- $2,093.16 -- -- 24.0 $697.72 --
Data Analytics + Management and Leadership -- $2,093.16 -- -- 54.0 $697.72 --
Database Administrator $1,142.79 $2,285.58 $4,571.16 -- 39.0 $761.86 --
Dental Assisting $889.89 $1,779.78 -- -- 40.5 $593.26 --
Electrical Engineering Technology $873.41 $1,746.81 -- -- 67.5 $582.27 --
Electronics Engineering Technology -- $2,178.78 -- -- 60.0 $726.26 --
Energy Asset Management -- $1,741.38 -- -- 60.0 $580.46 --
English Language Foundations -- $1,473.51 -- -- 30.0 $491.14 --
Environmental Technology $966.11 $1,932.21 -- -- 60.0 $644.07 --
Film and Video Production $918.27 $1,836.54 -- -- 60.0 $612.18 --
Fitness and Wellness Management *New $810 $1,620 -- -- 67.5 $540 --
Geomatics Engineering Technology -- $1,959.78 -- -- 60.0 $653.26
Graphic Communications and Print Technology $848.15 $1,696.29 $3,392.58 -- 61.5 $565.43 --
Healthcare Leadership -- $2,220 $4,440 -- 27.0 $740 --
Hospitality and Tourism Management (Beverage Management major) $915.11 $1,830.21 -- -- 63.0 $610.07 $350
Hospitality and Tourism Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation major) $915.11 $1,830.21 -- -- 63.0 $610.07 --
Hospitality and Tourism Management (Event Management major) $915.11 $1,830.21 -- -- 63.0 $610.07 --
Hospitality and Tourism Management (Hotels and Accommodation major) $915.11 $1,830.21 -- -- 63.0 $610.07 --
Hospitality and Tourism Management (Multidisciplinary major) $915.11 $1,830.21 -- -- 63.0 $610.07 --
Hospitality and Tourism Management (Restaurant and Service Operations major) $915.11 $1,830.21 -- -- 63.0 $610.07 $150
Hospitality and Tourism Management (Travel and Tourism major) $915.11 $1,830.21 -- -- 63.0 $610.07 --
Health Information Management $898.71 $1,797.42 $3,594.84 -- 61.5 $599.14 --
Information Security Analyst -- $2,887.83 -- -- 27.0 $962.61 --
Information Systems Security -- $2,907.51 -- -- 60.0 $969.17 --
Information Technology Services -- $2,357.16 -- -- 60.0 $785.72 --
Instrumentation Engineering Technology $941.97 $1,883.94 -- -- 60.0 $627.98 --
Integrated Water Management -- $2,770.26 $5,540.52 -- 60.0 $923.42 --
Interactive Design - Graphic Design *New $1,178.58 $2,357.16 -- -- 60.0 $785.72 --
Interactive Design - User Experience *New $1,178.58 $2,357.16 -- -- 60.0 $785.72 --
Interactive Design - Web Design and Development *New $1,178.58 $2,357.16 -- -- 60.0 $785.72 --
International Business Management  -- $2,084.40 -- -- 30.0 $694.80 --
Journalism - all majors -- $2,133.96 $4,267.92 -- 60.0 $711.32 --
Land Analyst -- $774 -- -- 30.0 $258 --
Legal Assistant $788.54 $1,577.07 -- -- 61.5 $525.69 --
Library Information Technology $824.82 $1,649.64 -- -- 61.5 $549.88 --
Machining Technology *New $997.50 $1,995 -- -- 60.0 $665 --
Management and Leadership -- $1,820.79 -- -- 30.0 $606.93 --
Marketing -- $1,820.79 -- -- 30.0 $606.93 --
Mechanical Engineering Technology - all majors $927.93 $1,855.86 -- -- 60.0 $618.62 --
Network Systems Specialist $1,012.95 $2,025.90 -- -- 33.0 $675.30 --
New Media Production and Design $888.27 $1776.54 $3,553.08 -- 60.0 $592.18 --
Non-Destructive Testing Foundations $1,402.49 $2,804.97 -- -- 16.5 $934.99 --
Object-Oriented Software Development $1,149.69 $2,299.38 -- -- 28.5 $766.46 --
Office Professional -- $1,735.86 -- -- 30.0 $578.62 --
Open Studies See program page See program page -- -- -- $800 - $1,144 --
Ophthalmic and Optometric Assisting -- $2,077.80 -- -- 27.0 $692.60 --
Optician $1,093.31 $2,186.61 -- -- 66.0 $728.87 --
Petroleum Engineering Technology $923.67 $1,847.34 -- -- 60.0 $615.78 --
Petroleum Land Administration $836.90 $1,673.79 -- -- 15.0 $557.93 --
Power and Process Operations $917.96 $1,835.91 $3,671.82 -- 30.0 $611.97 --
Power Engineering Technology $1,050.77 $2,101.53 -- -- 61.5 $700.51 --
Radio Television and Broadcast News (Broadcast News major) $1,059.29 $2,118.57 -- -- 60.0 $706.19 --
Radio Television and Broadcast News (Radio major) $1,059.29 $2,118.57 $4,237.14 -- 61.5 $706.19 --
Radio Television and Broadcast News (Television major) $1,059.29 $2,118.57 $4,237.14 -- 60.0 $706.19 --
Railway Conductor $2,044.52 $4,089.03 -- -- 13.5 $1,363.01 --
Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant $810 $1,620 $3,240 -- 60.0 $540 --
Software Development -- $2,357.16 -- -- 60.0 $785.72 --
Technology Infrastructure Analyst $1,289.58 $2,579.16 -- -- 36.0 $859.72 --
Transport and Heavy Equipment Technology *New $951 $1,902 $3,804 -- 60.0 $634
Water and Wastewater Treatment Operations $1,176.53 $2,353.05 -- -- 33.0 $784.35 --
Web Developer $1,406.19 $2,812.38 -- -- 15.0 $937.46 --
Welding and Fabrication Technology *New $978.60 $1,957.20 $3,914.40 -- 60.0 $652.40 --
Welding Engineering Technology $1,085.19 $2,170.38 -- -- 60.0 $723.46 --