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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.  

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2020-2021 Student Fees

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 $165 ($82.50 per term)
U-Pass (Bus Pass) $164.50 (Charged in Fall term)

Students who register for the Winter term only will pay one term of student fees:
Full-time ($82.50-SMUSA + $82.25-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 $31.00 per term

Learn more about SMUSA fees.

Fall U-Pass

  • If you do not require your Fall U-Pass and wish to waive your Fall U-Pass fee, please contact karla.hodge@smu.ca.

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 $82.25.
  • 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 $82.25.
  • U-Passes will be valid from May 1st- August 31st.
  • For questions regarding the Summer U-Pass please contact karla.hodge@smu.ca


2020-2021 Medical & Dental Plans

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)
(2 dependents)
(3 dependents)
12 Month (Sept - Aug) $177.00 $369.00 $409.00 $449.00
 8 Month (Jan - Aug) $118.00 $246.00 $273.00 $300.00
International Full-time/Part time only Single Family (1 dependent) Family (2 dependents) Family (3 dependents)
12 Month (Sept - Aug) $1,020.00 $2,053.00 $2,935.00 $3,817.00
 8 Month (Jan - Aug) $680.00 $1,370.00 $1,957.00 $2,545.00

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

  Single Family
(1 dependent)
(2 dependents)
(3 dependents)
12 Month (Sept - Aug) $98.00 $196.00 $221.00 $246.00
 8 Month (Jan - Aug) $66.00 $131.00 $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, email healthplan.smusa@smu.ca.

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