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Domestic Students Tuition and Fees

How much will first year cost?

The following estimates provide a cost breakdown of tuition, fees and approximate living costs for a domestic (Canadian) student at NAIT for one year of studies.

Total NAIT and living costs: $19,190*

Circular graphic displaying domestic student breakdown for first year academic costs at NAIT.
Circular infographic displaying estimated living costs for a domestic first year student at NAIT.

*This information is an estimated average of domestic student costs for one year. It will be updated periodically and may change without notice. Check your program’s page for a more detailed estimate of tuition, fees, and books and supplies. For the 2020/21 academic year, students who take all their courses virtually are exempt from the U-Pass for transit. All fees are subject to change.

Tuition by program

To secure your place in your chosen course(s), you must pay your fees by the payment deadline. Open studies students must make full payment for each course at the time of enrolment. 

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The following program fees apply to domestic students who are enrolled in the 2021-22 Academic Year*. Fees are charged per term.

Tuition and Fees per term are made up of two types of fees: tuition and mandatory fees. Please see below for the tuition rate for each program. Please refer to Additional Fees and Expenses section for details on mandatory fees such as program and material fees, recreation and athletic fees, and NAITSA fees.

*Note: Tuition fees will be limited to an overall 10% increase for the 2021-22 Academic Year for students who started their program of study before July 1, 2021. If you fall into this category, please refer to the Continuing Student Annual Tuition Limit document. Tuition fees for students who withdrew from their program and are returning after July 1, 2021 will not be subject to this 10% increase limit.

Academic Year

Program

Max Credits/Term

Per Credit Rate

2021-2022

Academic Upgrading*

15

$238.00

2021-2022

Advanced Care Paramedic

21

$145.00

2021-2022

Advanced Plumbing Technology

15

$233.00

2021-2022 Advanced Welding Technology 15 $233.00

2021-2022

Alternative Energy Technology

18

$137.00

2021-2022

Animal Health Technology

18

$132.00

2021-2022

Applied Financial Services

15

$154.00

2021-2022

Architectural Technology

18

$137.00

2021-2022

Automotive Service Technology

15

$177.00

2021-2022

Bachelor of Applied Information Systems

18

$122.00

2021-2022

Bachelor of Applied Business Administration

15

$179.00

2021-2022

Bachelor of Technology - Construction Management

18

$217.00

2021-2022

Bachelor of Business Administration

15

$182.00

2021-2022 Bachelor of Business Administration Co-op 15 $182.00

2021-2022

Bachelor of Technology

15

$215.00

2021-2022

Baking and Pastry Arts

18

$143.00

2021-2022

Biological Sciences

18

$143.00

2021-2022

Biomedical Engineering Technology  Co-op

18

$162.00

2021-2022

Biomedical Engineering Technology

18

$162.00

2021-2022

Building Enviro Systems Technology

18

$139.00

2021-2022

Business Administration

15

$180.00

2021-2022

Captioning and Court Reporting

18

$161.00

2021-2022

Chemical Engineering Technology

24

$137.00

2021-2022

Chemical Technology

18

$158.00

2021-2022

Chemical Technology Co-op

18

$158.00

2021-2022

Civil Engineering Technology Co-op

25.5

$125.00

2021-2022

Civil Engineering Technology

30

$125.00

2021-2022

CNC Machinist Technician

15

$189.00

2021-2022

Computer Engineering Technology

18

$138.00

2021-2022

Computer Engineering Technology Co-op

18

$138.00

2021-2022

Computer Network Administrator

15

$152.00

2021-2022

Construction Engineering Technology

18

$142.00

2021-2022

Culinary Arts

21

$115.00

2021-2022

Cybersecurity

15

$425.00

2021-2022

Data Analytics

15

$370.00

2021-2022

Dental Assisting Technology

22.5

$117.00

2021-2022

Dental Technology

18

$122.00

2021-2022

Denturist Technology

25.5

$156.00

2021-2022

Diagnostic Med Sonography

18

$185.00

2021-2022

Digital Media and IT

21

$154.00

2021-2022

Digital Media and IT Co-op

21

$154.00

2021-2022

Disaster and Emergency Management

15

$197.00

2021-2022

Electrical Engineering Technology

18

$167.00

2021-2022

Electrical Installations Technology

15

$204.00

2021-2022

Electronics Engineering Technology Co-op

18

$140.00

2021-2022

Electronics Engineering Technology

18

$140.00

2021-2022

Engineering Design Technology

18

$148.00

2021-2022

Forest Technology

18

$125.00

2021-2022

Geological Technology

18

$125.00

2021-2022

Geomatics Engineering Technology

18

$165.00

2021-2022

Graphic Communications

15

$147.00

2021-2022

Hospitality Management

15

$152.00

2021-2022

HVAC Refrigeration Technician

15

$167.00

2021-2022

Industrial Heavy Equipment

18

$133.00

2021-2022

Instrumentation Engineering Technology

18

$161.00

2021-2022

Instrumentation Engineering Technology Co-Op

18

$161.00

2021-2022

Interior Design Technology

18

$128.00

2021-2022

Lab & X-Ray Technology Combined

15

$183.00

2021-2022

Landscape Architectural Technology

18

$139.00

2021-2022

Magnetic Resonance

27

$120.00

2021-2022

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

27

$176.00

2021-2022

Materials Engineering Technology

18

$138.00

2021-2022

Mechanical Engineering Technology

18

$137.00

2021-2022

Medical Laboratory Technology

18

$200.00

2021-2022

Medical Laboratory Assisting

18

$160.00

2021-2022

Medical Radiologic Technology

15

$208.00

2021-2022

Millwork and Carpentry

16

$141.00

2021-2022

Nanotechnology Systems

18

$139.00

2021-2022

Network Engineering Technology Co-Op

18

$150.00

2021-2022

Network Engineering Technology

18

$150.00

2021-2022

Occupational Health and Safety

18

$145.00

2021-2022

Open Studies

15

$255.00

2021-2022

Optical Sciences Eyeglasses

19.5

$ 95.00

2021-2022

Optical Sciences Contact Lense

22.5

$119.00

2021-2022

Personal Fitness Trainer

15

$159.00

2021-2022

Petroleum Engineering Technology

18

$150.00

2021-2022

Photographic Technology

18

$121.00

2021-2022

Power Engineering Certificate

18

$138.00

2021-2022

Power Engineering Technology

18

$145.00

2021-2022

Pre-Employment Auto Body Repair

12

$185.00

2021-2022

Pre-Employment Auto Service Technology

21

$117.00

2021-2022

Primary Care Paramedic

22.5

$175.00

2021-2022

Professional Meat Cutting

19

$123.00

2021-2022

Radio and Television

25.5

$ 90.00

2021-2022

Respiratory Therapy

19.5

$196.00

2021-2022

Veterinary Medical Assistant

16

$141.00

2021-2022

Water & Wastewater Technician

24

$103.00

2021-2022

Wireless Systems Engineering Technology

18

$135.00

*Tuition for Academic Upgrading courses is calculated by taking 60% of the number of course credits multiplied by the per credit rate. 

Fees are subject to change without notice

The costs for apprentice courses are made up of two types of fees: tuition and mandatory fees. Please see below for the tuition fees. Please refer to Additional Fees and Expenses section for details on mandatory fees such as recreation and athletic fees, and NAITSA fees.

Tuition Fees

The following fees apply to apprentice students who are enrolled in the 2021-22 Academic Year. Fees are charged per term.

Class length

Tuition

6 weeks

$674

7 weeks

$786

8 weeks

$899

10 weeks

$1124

12 weeks

$1348

The costs for Open Studies courses are made up of two types of fees: tuition and mandatory fees. You can refer to the Additional Fees and Expenses section for details on mandatory fees. Please note that U-Pass and Health and Dental benefits are mandatory fees for students enrolled in a single credit course at NAIT. 

Tuition Fees

Tuition for Open Studies is based on the credit value of each course you are enrolled in. Rates are subject to change each academic year. The below tuition fees apply to  students who are enrolled in the 2021-22 Academic Year.

 

Cost per credit

Domestic student Open Studies tuition

$255

International student Open Studies tuition

$1020

Tuition and fees for Continuing Education courses and programs vary and are due when you register.

Note: If your employer is paying your tuition or fees, you must fill out a Continuing Education Registration form and include it with the purchase requisition.