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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: $21,846*

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Circular graphic displaying domestic student breakdown for first year academic costs at NAIT.

*This information is a 2024/25 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. 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. Apprenticeship and open studies students must make their full payment at time of enrolment. 

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Credit programs 2023/24

The following program fees apply to domestic students who are enrolled in the 2023/24 Academic Year (rates valid from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024). 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.

Tuition information for students who started before July 1, 2021 and are still enrolled in the program

Students that started before July 1, 2021 and are still enrolled in their program (full-time, standard length to complete) should refer the Continuing Student Annual Tuition (pdf) document for further information.

Tuition fees for students who withdrew from their program and returned after July 1, 2021 should refer to the table below.

Academic YearProgram NameMax Credits/TermPer Credit Rate
2023-2024Academic Upgrading*15$145.20
2023-2024Advanced Care Paramedic18$169.00
2023-2024Advanced Plumbing Technology15$248.00
2023-2024Advanced Welding Technology15$253.00
2023-2024Alternative Energy Technology18$155.00
2023-2024Animal Health Technology18$153.00
2023-2024Applied Financial Services15$172.00
2023-2024Architectural Technology18$152.00
2023-2024Automotive Service Technology15$195.00
2023-2024Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology18$133.00
2023-2024Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management18$236.00
2023-2024Bachelor of Business Administration15$200.00
2023-2024Bachelor of Technology15$223.00
2023-2024Baking and Pastry Arts18$170.00
2023-2024Biological Sciences18$164.00
2023-2024Biomedical Engineering Technology Co-op18$185.00
2023-2024Biomedical Engineering Technology18$185.00
2023-2024Building Environmental Systems Technology15$188.00
2023-2024Business Administration15$204.00
2023-2024CNC Machinist Technician15$212.00
2023-2024Captioning and Court Reporting18$180.00
2023-2024Chemical Engineering Technology18$179.00
2023-2024Chemical Technology18$183.00
2023-2024Chemical Technology Co-op18$183.00
2023-2024Civil Engineering Technology Co-op18$196.00
2023-2024Civil Engineering Technology18$196.00
2023-2024Computer Engineering Technology18$156.00
2023-2024Computer Engineering Technology Co-op18$156.00
2023-2024Computer Network Administrator15$172.00
2023-2024Conservation Biology18$164.00
2023-2024Conservation Biology Co-op18$164.00
2023-2024Construction Engineering Technology Co-op18$158.00
2023-2024Construction Engineering Technology18$158.00
2023-2024Court Transcription15$214.00
2023-2024Culinary Arts16$176.00
2023-2024Cybersecurity15$448.00
2023-2024Cybersecurity Immersive Industry Education6$448.00
2023-2024Data Analytics15$402.00
2023-2024Dental Assisting15$363.00
2023-2024Dental Technology18$145.00
2023-2024Denturist Technology18$196.00
2023-2024Diagnostic Medical Sonography18$217.00
2023-2024Digital Media and IT18$181.00
2023-2024Digital Media and IT Co-op21$181.00
2023-2024Disaster and Emergency Management15$219.00
2023-2024Electrical Engineering Technology18$192.00
2023-2024Electrical Installations Technology15$218.00
2023-2024Electronics Engineering Technology Co-op18$157.00
2023-2024Electronics Engineering Technology18$157.00
2023-2024Engineering Design Technology18$159.00
2023-2024Environmental Monitoring & Assessment Co-op18$164.00
2023-2024Environmental Monitoring & Assessment18$164.00
2023-2024Food and Beverage Service Immersive Industry Education12$192.00
2023-2024Forest Technology18$143.00
2023-2024Forest Technology Co-op18$143.00
2023-2024Geoscience Technology18$132.00
2023-2024Geoscience Technology Co-op18$132.00
2023-2024Graphic Communications15$166.00
2023-2024Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Refrigeration Technician15$189.00
2023-2024Hospitality Management15$169.00
2023-2024Hospitality Management Co-op15$169.00
2023-2024Industrial Heavy Equipment Technology18$156.00
2023-2024Instrumentation Engineering Technology18$179.00
2023-2024Instrumentation Engineering Technology Co-op18$179.00
2023-2024Interior Design Technology18$147.00
2023-2024Laboratory and X-Ray Technology Combined15$210.00
2023-2024Laboratory Research and Biotechnology Co-op18$164.00
2023-2024Laboratory Research and Biotechnology18$164.00
2023-2024Landscape Architectural Technology18$154.00
2023-2024Magnetic Resonance Imaging 1st Discipline18$159.00
2023-2024Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2nd Discipline9$207.00
2023-2024Materials Engineering Technology18$153.00
2023-2024Mechanical Engineering Technology General Design Option18$157.00
2023-2024Medical Laboratory Technology18$229.00
2023-2024Medical Laboratory Assisting18$183.00
2023-2024Medical Radiologic Technology18$242.00
2023-2024Millwork and Carpentry16$159.00
2023-2024Nanosystems Engineering Technology18$152.00
2023-2024Network Engineering Technology Co-op18$170.00
2023-2024Network Engineering Technology18$170.00
2023-2024Occupational Health and Safety18$161.00
2023-2024Open Studies15$280.00
2023-2024Optical Sciences Eyeglasses19.5$130.00
2023-2024Optical Sciences Contact Lenses22.5$132.00
2023-2024Personal Fitness Trainer15$173.00
2023-2024Petroleum Engineering Technology18$172.00
2023-2024Photographic Technology18$131.00
2023-2024Power Engineering Technology18$166.00
2023-2024Pre-Employment Auto Body Repair12$214.00
2023-2024Pre-Employment Automotive Service Technician21$127.00
2023-2024Primary Care Paramedic18$165.00
2023-2024Professional Meat Cutting and Merchandising19$141.00
2023-2024Radio and Television18$166.00
2023-2024Respiratory Therapy15$199.00
2023-2024Surveying and Geospatial Engineering Technology18$180.00
2023-2024The Internet of Things (IoT) Immersive Industry Education9$320.00
2023-2024Veterinary Medical Assistant16$157.00
2023-2024Water and Wastewater Technician15$203.00
2023-2024Wireless Systems Engineering Technology18$148.00

*If you're an Academic Upgrading student but decide to take courses outside of the program in addition to your upgrading courses, that tuition will be charged at $242 per credit.

Fees are subject to change without notice

Apprenticeship 2023/24

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.

When registering for Apprenticeship training, students must make their full payment immediately. 

Tuition Fees

The following fees apply to apprentice students who are enrolled in the following academic years. Fees are charged per term:

2023/24 Academic Year

Rates valid from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

Class length

2023/24 Tuition

6 weeks

$786

7 weeks

$917

8 weeks

$1,048

10 weeks

$1,310

12 weeks

$1,572

2024/25 Academic Year

Effective from July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025

Class length

2024/25 Tuition

6 weeks

$804

7 weeks

$938

8 weeks

$1,072

10 weeks

$1,340

12 weeks

$1,608

Open Studies

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:

2023/24 Academic Year

Rates valid from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

2023/24 

Cost per credit

Domestic student Open Studies tuition

$280

International student Open Studies tuition

$1,020

2024/25 Academic Year

Effective from July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025

2024/25 

Cost per credit

Domestic student Open Studies tuition

$287

International student Open Studies tuition

$1,057

Continuing Education

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.

Credit programs 2024/25

The following program fees apply to domestic students who are enrolled in the 2024/25 Academic Year (rates effective July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025). 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.

Tuition information for students who started before July 1, 2021 and are still enrolled in the program

Students that started before July 1, 2021 and are still enrolled in their program (full-time, standard length to complete) should refer the Continuing Student Annual Tuition (pdf) document for further information.

Tuition fees for students who withdrew from their program and returned after July 1, 2021 should refer to the table below.

Academic YearProgram NameMax Credits/TermPer Credit Rate
2024-2025Academic Upgrading*15$145.20
2024-2025Advanced Care Paramedic18$172.00
2024-2025Advanced Carpentry Technology Co-op15$286.00
2024-2025Advanced Carpentry Technology15$286.00
2024-2025Advanced Plumbing Technology Co-op15$253.00
2024-2025Advanced Plumbing Technology15$253.00
2024-2025Advanced Welding Technology15$258.00
2024-2025Alternative Energy Technology18$158.00
2024-2025Applied Financial Services15$175.00
2024-2025Architectural Technology18$155.00
2024-2025Architectural Technology Co-op18$155.00
2024-2025Automotive Service Technology15$199.00
2024-2025Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology18$136.00
2024-2025Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management18$241.00
2024-2025Bachelor of Business Administration15$204.00
2024-2025Bachelor of Technology15$227.00
2024-2025Bachelor of Technology Co-op15$227.00
2024-2025Baking and Pastry Arts18$173.00
2024-2025Biological Sciences18$167.00
2024-2025Biomedical Engineering Technology Co-op18$189.00
2024-2025Biomedical Engineering Technology18$189.00
2024-2025Business Administration15$208.00
2024-2025CNC Machinist Technician15$216.00
2024-2025Captioning and Court Reporting18$184.00
2024-2025Chemical Engineering Technology18$183.00
2024-2025Chemical Technology18$187.00
2024-2025Chemical Technology Co-op18$187.00
2024-2025Civil Engineering Technology Co-op18$200.00
2024-2025Civil Engineering Technology18$200.00
2024-2025Computer Engineering Technology Co-op18$159.00
2024-2025Computer Engineering Technology18$159.00
2024-2025Computer Network Administrator15$175.00
2024-2025Conservation Biology18$167.00
2024-2025Conservation Biology Co-op18$167.00
2024-2025Construction Engineering Technology Co-op18$161.00
2024-2025Construction Engineering Technology18$161.00
2024-2025Court Transcription15$218.00
2024-2025Culinary Arts16$180.00
2024-2025Cybersecurity15$457.00
2024-2025Cybersecurity Immersive Industry Education15$457.00
2024-2025Data Analytics15$410.00
2024-2025Dental Assisting15$370.00
2024-2025Dental Technology18$148.00
2024-2025Denturist Technology18$200.00
2024-2025Diagnostic Medical Sonography - General and Cardiac18$218.00
2024-2025Diagnostic Medical Sonography - General18$218.00
2024-2025Digital Media and IT18$185.00
2024-2025Digital Media and IT Co-op21$185.00
2024-2025Disaster and Emergency Management Co-op15$223.00
2024-2025Disaster and Emergency Management15$223.00
2024-2025Electrical Engineering Technology18$196.00
2024-2025Electrical Installations Technology15$222.00
2024-2025Electronics Engineering Technology Co-op18$160.00
2024-2025Electronics Engineering Technology18$160.00
2024-2025Engineering Design Technology18$162.00
2024-2025Environmental Monitoring & Assessment Co-op18$167.00
2024-2025Environmental Monitoring & Assessment18$167.00
2024-2025Forest Technology18$146.00
2024-2025Forest Technology Co-op18$146.00
2024-2025Geomatics Engineering Technology18$184.00
2024-2025Geoscience Technology18$135.00
2024-2025Geoscience Technology Co-op18$135.00
2024-2025Graphic Communications15$169.00
2024-2025Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Refrigeration Technician15$193.00
2024-2025Hospitality Management15$172.00
2024-2025Hospitality Management Co-op15$172.00
2024-2025Industrial Heavy Equipment Technology18$159.00
2024-2025Instrumentation Engineering Technology18$183.00
2024-2025Instrumentation Engineering Technology Co-op18$183.00
2024-2025Interior Design Technology18$150.00
2024-2025Laboratory and X-Ray Technology Combined15$214.00
2024-2025Laboratory Research and Biotechnology Co-op18$167.00
2024-2025Laboratory Research and Biotechnology18$167.00
2024-2025Landscape Architectural Technology18$157.00
2024-2025Leadership in Healthcare9$246.00
2024-2025Magnetic Resonance Imaging 1st Discipline18$162.00
2024-2025Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2nd Discipline9$211.00
2024-2025Materials Engineering Technology18$156.00
2024-2025Mechanical Engineering Technology General Design Option18$160.00
2024-2025Medical Laboratory Technology18$234.00
2024-2025Medical Laboratory Assisting18$187.00
2024-2025Medical Radiologic Technology15$247.00
2024-2025Millwork and Carpentry16$162.00
2024-2025Nanosystems Engineering Technology18$155.00
2024-2025Network Engineering Technology Co-op18$173.00
2024-2025Network Engineering Technology18$173.00
2024-2025Occupational Health and Safety18$164.00
2024-2025Open Studies15$287.00
2024-2025Optical Sciences Eyeglasses19.5$133.00
2024-2025Optical Sciences Contact Lenses22.5$188.00
2024-2025Personal Fitness Trainer15$176.00
2024-2025Petroleum Engineering Technology18$175.00
2024-2025Photographic Technology18$134.00
2024-2025Power Engineering Technology18$169.00
2024-2025Pre-Employment Auto Body Repair12$218.00
2024-2025Primary Care Paramedic18$168.00
2024-2025Professional Meat Cutting and Merchandising19$144.00
2024-2025Radio and Television18$169.00
2024-2025Respiratory Therapy15$203.00
2024-2025Veterinary Technology18$156.00
2024-2025Veterinary Technology Co-op18$156.00
2024-2025Veterinary Medical Assistant16$160.00
2024-2025Water and Wastewater Technician15$207.00
2024-2025Wireless Systems Engineering Technology18$151.00

*If you're an Academic Upgrading student but decide to take courses outside of the program in addition to your upgrading courses, that tuition will be charged at $242 per credit.

Fees are subject to change without notice

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