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ATHABASCA UNIVERSITY

Athabasca University is a world leader in online and distance education. Students can study anywhere, any time, and at their own pace. Through AU, students from across Canada and 90 countries around the world obtain a top-quality postsecondary education without leaving their home or workplace.

Established in 1970, AU outgrew its original Edmonton campus by 1978 and moved north to Athabasca, Alberta. The university maintains satellite locations in Calgary and Edmonton.

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STUDENT ENROLMENT

Part-time (undergraduates)
37,400

Part-time (graduates)
4,750

Source: Athabasca University (total enrolment includes students enrolled in non-credit or continuing education programs) (2016 rounded preliminary fall enrolment)

TUITION FEES

CANADIAN STUDENTS

Undergraduate tuition fees:
$4,760 - $6,050

Graduate tuition fees:
$13,760

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Undergraduate tuition fees:
$8,280

Graduate tuition fees:
$15,760

Source: Athabasca University. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities (2016-17).

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.