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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. Tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year will be published in April 2020.

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The following program fees apply to domestic students who are enrolled in the 2020-21 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.

Academic Year

Program

Max Credits/term

Per Credit Rate

Tuition Cap

2020-2021

Academic Upgrading

15

$227.00*

$1,921.00

2020-2021

Advanced Care Paramedic

21

$239.00

$2,319.00

2020-2021

Alternative Energy Technology

18

$239.00

$2,231.00

2020-2021

Animal Health Technology

27

$161.00

$2,015.00

2020-2021

Applied Financial Services

15

$161.00

$2,015.00

2020-2021

Architectural Technology

18

$193.00

$2,076.00

2020-2021

Bach Appl Information Systems

21

$239.00

$2,231.00

2020-2021

Bach of Applied Bus Admin

15

$180.00

$1,940.00

2020-2021

Bachelor of Business Admin

15

$193.00

$2,076.00

2020-2021 Bachelor of Business Admin Co-op 15

$193.00

$2,076.00

2020-2021

Bach of Tech - Const Mgmt

18

$239.00

$2,319.00

2020-2021

Bachelor of Technology

15

$239.00

$2,231.00

2020-2021

Baking and Pastry Arts

18

$193.00

$2,076.00

2020-2021

Biological Sciences

18

$193.00

$2,076.00

2020-2021

Biomedical Engineering Tech

18

$239.00

$2,319.00

2020-2021

Biomedical Eng Tech Co-op

18

$239.00

$2,319.00

2020-2021

Building Enviro Systems Tech

18

$239.00

$2,319.00

2020-2021

Business Administration

15

$189.00

$2,076.00

2020-2021

Captioning and Court Reporting

21

$161.00

$2,015.00

2020-2021

Chemical Engineering Tech

24

$239.00

$2,231.00

2020-2021

Chemical Technology

22.5

$239.00

$2,231.00

2020-2021

Chemical Technology Co-op

22.5

$239.00

$2,231.00

2020-2021

Civil Engineering Technology

30

$239.00

$2,319.00

2020-2021

Civil Engineering Tech Co-op

25.5

$239.00

$2,319.00

2020-2021

CNC Machinist Technician

15

$239.00

$2,231.00

2020-2021

Cybersecurity

15

$425.00

$6,375.00

2020-2021

Data Analytics

15

$370.00

$5,550.00

2020-2021

Computer Engineering Tech

21

$193.00

$2,076.00

2020-2021

Computer Engineering Tech Co-op

21

$193.00

$2,076.00

2020-2021

Computer Network Administrator

15

$193.00

$2,076.00

2020-2021

Construction Engineering Tech

18

$239.00

$2,319.00

2020-2021

Culinary Arts

21

$193.00

$2,076.00

2020-2021

Dental Assisting Technology

22.5

$239.00

$2,231.00

2020-2021

Dental Technology

18

$193.00

$2,076.00

2020-2021

Denturist Technology

25.5

$239.00

$2,231.00

2020-2021

Diagnostic Med Sonography

18

$239.00

$2,319.00

2020-2021

Digital Media and IT

21

$193.00

$2,076.00

2020-2021

Digital Media and IT Co-op

21

$193.00

$2,076.00

2020-2021

Disaster and Emergency Mgmt

18

$198.00

$2,319.00

2020-2021

Electrical Engineering Tech

18

$239.00

$2,319.00

2020-2021

Electronics Engineering Tech

18

$193.00

$2,076.00

2020-2021

Electronics Eng Tech-Co-op

18

$193.00

$2,076.00

2020-2021

Primary Care Paramedic

22.5

$330.00

$2,231.00

2020-2021

Engineering Design Technology

18

$239.00

$2,231.00

2020-2021

Forest Technology

18

$193.00

$2,076.00

2020-2021

Geological Technology

18

$193.00

$2,076.00

2020-2021

Geomatics Engineering Tech

18

$239.00

$2,319.00

2020-2021

Graphic Communications

15

$161.00

$2,015.00

2020-2021

Hospitality Management

15

$161.00

$2,015.00

2020-2021

HVAC Refrigeration Technician

18

$239.00

$2,231.00

2020-2021

Industrial Heavy Equipment

18

$239.00

$2,231.00

2020-2021

Instrumentation Eng Tech

18

$239.00

$2,319.00

2020-2021

Instrumentation Eng Tech Co-op

18

$239.00

$2,319.00

2020-2021

Interior Design Technology

18

$161.00

$2,015.00

2020-2021

Lab & X-Ray Tech Combined

18

$239.00

$2,231.00

2020-2021

Landscape Architectural Tech

18

$193.00

$2,076.00

2020-2021

Magnetic Resonance

27

$193.00

$2,076.00

2020-2021

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

27

$161.00

$2,015.00

2020-2021

Materials Eng Technology

18

$239.00

$2,231.00

2020-2021

Mechanical Engineering Tech

18

$239.00

$2,231.00

2020-2021

Medical Laboratory Assisting

18

$193.00

$2,076.00

2020-2021

Medical Laboratory Technology

30

$239.00

$2,231.00

2020-2021

Medical Radiologic Tech

15

$239.00

$2,231.00

2020-2021

Medical Transcription

18

$223.00

$2,085.00

2020-2021

Millwork and Carpentry

16

$161.00

$2,015.00

2020-2021

Nanotechnology Systems

18

$239.00

$2,231.00

2020-2021

Network Engineering Technology

18

$239.00

$2,231.00

2020-2021

Network Engineering Tech Co-op

18

$239.00

$2,231.00

2020-2021

Occupational Health and Safety

18

$239.00

$2,231.00

2020-2021

Open Studies

 

$239.00

n/a

2020-2021

Optical Sciences Contact Lens

22.5

$198.00

$2,134.00

2020-2021

Optical Sciences Eyeglasses

19.5

$89.00

$2,134.00

2020-2021

Personal Fitness Trainer

15

$155.00

$2,015.00

2020-2021

Petroleum Engineering Tech

18

$239.00

$2,319.00

2020-2021

Photographic Technology

18

$161.00

$2,015.00

2020-2021

Power Engineering Certificate

18

$239.00

$2,319.00

2020-2021

Power Engineering Technology

18

$239.00

$2,319.00

2020-2021

Pre-Emp. Auto Body Repair

12

$193.00

$2,076.00

2020-2021

Pre-Emp. Auto Service Tech

21

$239.00

$2,231.00

2020-2021 Primary Care Paramedic 22.5 $330.00 $2,231.00

2020-2021

Professional Meat Cutting

19

$193.00

$2,076.00

2020-2021

Radio and Television

25.5

$161.00

$2,015.00

2020-2021

Respiratory Therapy

19.5

$239.00

$2,319.00

2020-2021

Veterinary Medical Assistant

16

$161.00

$2,015.00

2020-2021

Water & Wastewater Technician

24

$239.00

$2,319.00

2020-2021

Wireless Systems Eng Tech

18

$239.00

$2,231.00

* 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 
 

Note: Tuition cap does not apply to most programs in the Spring and Summer terms.

The costs for apprentice courses are made up of two types of fees: tuition and mandatory fees

Tuition Fees

The following fees apply to apprentice students who are enrolled in the 2020-21 Academic Year. Fees are charged per term.

Class length

Tuition ($105/week)

4 weeks

$420

5 weeks

$525

6 weeks

$630

7 weeks

$735

8 weeks

$840

10 weeks

$1050

12 weeks

$1260

Mandatory Fees

Class length

Materials

Athletic & Recreation

4 week rate

$72

$9.40

5 week rate

$72

$11.75

6 week rate

$72

$14.10

7 week rate

$72

$16.45

8 week rate

$72

$18.80

10 week rate

$72

$23.50

12 week rate

$72

$28.2

 

NAITSA membership fees for apprentice students

Class length

Fall 2020

Winter 2021

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

4 week rate

$21.88

$34.88

$34.88

N/A

5 week rate

$26.88

$43.88

$43.88

N/A

6 week rate

$31.88

$52.88

$52.88

N/A

7 week rate

$37.88

$60.88

$60.88

N/A

8 week rate

$42.88

$69.88

$69.88

N/A

10 week rate

$53.88

$87.88

$87.88

N/A

12 week rate

$63.88

$104.88

$104.88

N/A

 

The costs for Open Studies courses are made up of two types of fees: tuition and mandatory fees.

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.

 

Cost per credit

Domestic student Open Studies tuition

$239

International student Open Studies tuition for 2020/2021

$1020

Mandatory  Fees

In addition to tuition, there are other fees associated with taking Open Studies courses. You may be eligible to be exempted from some of these fees. See the following tables for details.

 

Cost per credit

NAITSA membership fees for credit students

Fall 2020

Winter 2021

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Full & Part-Time Students

$8.90

$14.55

$14.55

$14.55

Exclusively Online Students

$8.90

$8.90

$8.90

$8.90

Maximum fee per term

$79.90

$131.00

$131.00

$131.00

U-PASS fee*

Fall 2020

Winter 2021

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Per term rate

N/A

$180.00

N/A

N/A

*U-PASS is a mandatory fee for students enrolled in a single credit course at NAIT. The program has been suspended for Fall 2020. Please refer to https://naitsa.ca/service-hub/upass/ for more information.

Health and Dental Benefits*

Fall 2020

Winter 2021

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Health

$59.00

$59.00

N/A

N/A

Dental

$65.00

$65.00

N/A

N/A

*Health and Dental Benefits are mandatory fees students enrolled in a single credit course at NAIT. Please refer to https://naitsa.ca/service-hub/health-and-dental/ for more information.

Athletic & Recreation Fee

Cost

Fall and Winter Terms

$35.00 each semester. Mandatory fee.

Spring and Summer Terms

Optional monthly fee.

*Fees are subject to change without notice

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.

International Students

If you are an international student enrolled in a course that runs for 20+ hours, you must pay the domestic tuition plus an additional fee equal to 3.15 times the domestic rate. This surcharge does not apply to courses taken as part of our English as a Second Language (ESL) program.

Please note: As per Alberta Advanced Education, International students in Alberta are permitted to enrol only in post-secondary programs and courses that are approved by the Ministry or have Ministry-recognized, third party, quality oversight. Continuing Education courses and programs (non-credit), with the exception of English as a Second Language (ESL) and Academic Upgrading, are not open to international students who hold a Study Permit issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). However, students on a visitor visa (studying in courses or programs of 6 months or less) or on a work permit are eligible to take Continuing Education courses and programs.

International Students who hold a Study Permit are required by the IRCC to enrol in Designated Learning Programs. NAIT credit programs (degree, diploma and certificate programs), Academic Upgrading and the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program are considered as Designated Learning Programs under the IRCC Study Permit program.