Graduate Tuition and Fees

For most programs, graduate tuition is assessed as an annual program fee, which is divided into three equal installments due at the beginning of academic terms starting in September, January and May.‌ Visit for payment methods. Tuition and Fee Regulations can be found here.

Have Graduate funding?Visit our Refunds webpage for information on how to receive your refund.

Graduate Studies Costs 

View tuition and fees for all graduate programs with an Annual Program Fee:

Per course graduate tuition and fees pertain to all visiting graduate students, MBA and CME students.

Additional Costs

-Seat Deposits  -Medical Insurance

-Student Fees   -Miscellaneous fees

Seat Deposits

Non-refundable Deposits







Master of Finance






Residence Deposit



Student Fees

Full-time Student Fees- for all per-course graduate students taking nine (9) credit hours or more in a term and all full-time graduate program fee students.

SMUSA Full-time student fee $159.00 ($79.50 per term)
U-Pass (Bus pass) $157.00 (charged only in the Fall term)


Part-time Student Feesfor all per-course graduate students taking less than nine (9) credit hours in a term and all part-time graduate program fee students.

SMUSA Part-time student fees $29.50 per term

Medical Plan

Medical and Dental plans are administered by the Saint Mary's University Student's Association (SMUSA).

Medical Plan- Full time Canadian, Permanent Residents & International students

Canadian full time only Single Family
12 Month (Sep-Aug) $137.00 $289.00
8 Month (Jan-Aug) $91.50 $193.00


Full/Part time



Family (3 or


12 Month (Sep-Aug) $940.00 $1,895.00 $2,468.00
8 Month (Jan-Aug) $626.50 $1,262.50 $1,644.00

Dental Plan

Plan Single Family
12 Month (Sep-Aug) $98.00 $196.00
8 Month (Jan-Aug) $65.50 $130.00


Medical and Dental Plan Information:

Students with comparable medical and dental coverage may opt out of the University medical and dental plans each year as indicated below:

Canadian Students: Online through SMUPort

International Students: To opt out of all or part of the health coverage, visit the Health Plan Office (Student Centre, Room 524), sign a waiver and provide proof of coverage.

Opt Out Deadlines: Fall Term - September 25, Winter Term - January 25

Questions? Contact the SMUSA Health Plan Office at or 902-496-8754

Miscellaneous Fees

Application Fee


Academic Appeal


Lost or stolen access cards


Replacement Student ID Card


Late Registration/Reinstatement Fee


Returned Cheques (NSF Charges)


Interest on overdue accounts

12.67% per annum

Graduate Program Fees


Leave of Absence


MMCCU Book Fee


MBA Society fee, Full-time


MBA Socierty fee, Part-time



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