Academics

Tuition and Fees

View Tuition and Fees for the Academic Year (September- August).


2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition 

September 2019- August 2020

Tuition and Fees (includes all per-course mandatory fees)

Course Type Arts Commerce Science & Engineering Co-op
Nova Scotia *
Canadian/Permanent Resident
$734.70 $844.70 $813.70 $489.70
Out of Province
Canadian/Permanent Resident
$863.00 $973.00 $942.00 $618.00
International ** $1781.00 $1977.00 $1921.00 $618.00

Tuition includes per course (half credit) mandatory fees: Arts Learning Resource ($10), Science Technology ($30), Sobey School of Business Career Services ($10), Campus Renewal ($35), Recreational Facilities Renewal ($11), Copyright ($3), Sports & Recreation ($5) and Student Services ($5).

*Nova Scotia residents‌‌ receive the NS University Student Bursary of $128.30 per half-credit courses, which is deducted from the cost of each half credit (3 credit hour) course.

**International students who provide Landed Immigration or Permanent Citizenship papers to the Service Centre (Enrolment Services) will have their tuition adjusted, starting in the next academic term.  


2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition 

September 2020 -August 2021

Tuition and Fees (includes all per-course mandatory fees)

Course Type Arts Commerce Science & Engineering Co-op
Nova Scotia *
Canadian/Permanent Resident
$763.70 $876.70 $843.70 $500.00
Out of Province
Canadian/Permanent Resident
$892.00 $972.00 $1,005.00 $500.00
International ** $1,906.00 $2,115.00 $2,054.00 $500.00

*The following fees have not been updated and are currently under review*

Tuition includes per course (half credit) mandatory fees: Arts Learning Resource ($10), Science Technology ($30), Sobey School of Business Career Services ($10), Campus Renewal ($37), Recreational Facilities Renewal ($11), Copyright ($3), Sports & Recreation ($6), Student Services ($7), System Technology Fee ($4).

*Nova Scotia residents‌‌ receive the NS University Student Bursary of $128.30 per half-credit courses, which is deducted from the cost of each half credit (3 credit hour) course.

**International students who provide Landed Immigration or Permanent Citizenship papers to the Service Centre (Enrolment Services) will have their tuition adjusted, starting in the next academic term.  


2019-2020 Student Fees

Fees for 2020-2021 will be released in the coming weeks.
Student fees are comprised of:

  • SMUSA (Saint Mary's University Student Association) fees (full-time or part-time)
  • U-Pass (University bus pass)
  • Medical & Dental (read below for opt-out instructions)

Full-time Student Fees- for students taking nine (9) credit hours or more in a term.

SMUSA Full-time Student Fee $162 ($81 per term)
U-Pass (Bus Pass) $160 (Charged in Fall term)

Students who register for the Winter term only will pay one term of student fees:
Full-time ($81.00-SMUSA + $80.00-U-Pass) OR Part-time ($30.50-SMUSA)

Part-time Student Fees- for students taking less than nine (9) credit hours in a term.

SMUSA Part-time Student Fee $30.50 per term

Summer U-Pass

  • If a student is registered in two or more courses for the May-June term they will automatically receive the Summer U-Pass at a cost of $80.00.
  • Students who are taking one or more courses over the May - June and/or July - August terms can opt-in and purchase a U-Pass at the Service Centre for $80.00.
  • U-Passes will be valid from May 1st- August 31st.
  • For questions regarding the Summer U-Pass please contact karla.hodge@smu.ca

 


2019-2020 Medical & Dental Plans

Fees for 2020-2021 will be released in the coming weeks.
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
(1 dependent)
Family
(2 dependents)
Family
(3 dependents)
12 Month (Sept - Aug) $162.00 $339.00 $364.00 $389.00
 8 Month (Jan - Aug) $108.00 $226.00 $243.00 $260.00
International Full-time/Part time only Single Family (1 dependent) Family (2 dependents) Family (3 dependents)
12 Month (Sept - Aug) $1,005.00 $2,023.00 $2,890.00 $3,757.00
 8 Month (Jan - Aug) $670.00 $1,350.00 $1,927.00 $2,505.00

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

  Single Family
(1 dependent)
Family
(2 dependents)
Family
(3 dependents)
12 Month (Sept - Aug) $98.00 $196.00 $221.00 $246.00
 8 Month (Jan - Aug) $66.00 $131 $148.00 $164.00

 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: Opt out 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 healthplan.smusa@smu.ca or 902.496.8754


Miscellaneous Fees

Fee

Cost

Undergraduate Applications

$40.00

Residence Applications

$25.00

Residence Deposits

$500.00

Academic Appeal

$30.00

Replacement Student ID Card

$15.00

Reinstatement

$50.00

Returned Cheque (NSF Charge)    

$20.00

Interest on Overdue Accounts

12.67% per annum