Graduate Diploma in Counselling*
*This program was previously called Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Counselling (PBDC).
The following fees are effective for courses starting September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021. All fees are quoted in Canadian dollars and are subject to change. Academic-related fees are exempt from the Federal Goods and Services Tax (G.S.T.). G.S.T. is added to all other goods and services, for example, workshops, some publications, self-help seminars, and Athabasca University promotional sales items.
|Program application fee (non-refundable) required each time a person applies:||$154|
|Program admission fee (payable upon acceptance into the program and non-refundable)||$214|
|Non-program application fee (non-refundable) required only once:||$105|
Course Tuition Fees (includes all required materials)
|Students living in Canada||$1,5631|
|Students living outside Canada||$1,7681|
1The Graduate Diploma in Counselling (GDC) Course Tuition fees now include a Course Administration and Technology fee of $48 and Course Materials fee of $31 per course. They are included in this calculation and are non-refundable. This calculation also includes the Athabasca University Graduate Students Association (AUGSA) fee of $13 per credit.
|Program fee per 3-credit course (non-refundable)||$565|
|Program fee per 6-credit course (non-refundable)||$1,130|
|Total Program fee (non-refundable)2||$3,390|
Estimated program tuition cost (2020-2021):
The total tuition cost for a student living in Canada who takes all courses from Athabasca University, over a 1 2/3 year period, would be $12,768 ($1,563 x 6 = $9,378, three-credit course equivalents, plus program fees of $3,390 for a total of $12,768). AUGSA fees are included in this calculation. Application and Admission fees are not included in the above calculation.
|Transfer credit evaluation fee||$295/course|
|Course extension fee (regular mode or paced independent study):||$283|
|Letter of Permission fee||$84|
|Course withdrawal processing fee2:||$383|
|AU Graduate Student Association Fee (per credit):||$13|
2The course withdrawal processing fee includes the cost of course materials, shipping, and an administrative fee for processing the request. For early withdrawal only, the student will be refunded the full course tuition fees (see above) less the course withdrawal processing fee. Refer to Course Withdrawal.
Information effective September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.