Tuition Fees & Administrative Fees
Tuition Fees 2011/2012
|Full time tuition (10 credits a year)||$ 5,360.00|
|One-credit course (1.0 credit)||$ 536.00|
|Audit fee for a one-credit course (1.0 credit)||$ 268.00|
|Thesis tuition (based on rate charged per academic credit)||$ 536.00|
|MTS Comprehensive Exam Fee||$ 1,608.00|
|Adult Education Certificate Program Component Fee||$ 420.00|
|Diploma in Youth Ministry Learning Unit Fee (offered over one academic term)||$ 420.00|
Tuition for Diploma in Youth Ministry Learning Units offered over less than one academic term will range from $275.00 to $420.00 depending on location and method of course delivery.
Qualified students from Nova Scotia are eligible for a reduction in tuition under the Province of Nova Scotia University Student Bursary Program.
Please note that all students at AST who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada will pay an International Differential Fee on tuition at the rate of two times the standard tuition rate.
1. All fees and outstanding debts to the School are to be paid upon registration at the beginning of each term. Students in arrears will not be permitted to register.
2. Changes in the Fall Term course registration must be submitted to the Registrar's Office, Room 131 of the Residence Building, by 5 p.m., September 23, 2011. Registrants in courses after this date will be required to pay fees for the entire Fall Term unless exempted.
3. Changes in Winter Term course registration must be submitted to the Registrar's Office, Room 131 of the Residence Building, by 5 p.m., January 20, 2012. Registrants in courses after this date may be required to pay fees for the entire Winter Term unless exempted.
|MDiv, MA (Theology & Religious Studies), and
Graduate Certificate Application Fee
|Special Student Application Fee||$ 40.00|
|Prior Learning Portfolio Processing Fee||$ 100.00|
|Adult Education Program Application Fee||$ 25.00|
|MA (Theology and Religious Studies) and MTS Continuing Thesis Registration for 2011-2012||$ 100.00|
|Thesis Processing||$ 140.00|
|Degree Program Graduation Fee||$ 75.00|
|Graduate Certificate Program Graduation Fee||$ 30.00|
|Adult Education Certificate Program Graduation Fee||
|Diploma in Youth Ministry Program Graduation Fee||$ 25.00|
|Official Transcript Fee||$ 10.00|
|Unofficial Transcript Fee||$ 5.00|
|Letter of Confirmation (for those not in course)||$ 10.00|
Student Association Fees
On April 30, 2007 an agreement was signed between the AST Student Union ASTSU) and the the Saint Mary's University Student Association (SMUSA). The agreement provides for a number of services to AST students including health and dental plans, access to SMU's health centre, Metro Transit bus passes, and membership at the Tower Athletic Centre. For more information about these services, please contact the ASTSU at firstname.lastname@example.org or (902) 422-5684.
The following are the student assocation fees projected for 2011-12:
|Full time AST Students|
|ASTSU Fee||$ 100.00|
|SMUSA Student Fee||$ 115.00|
|Bus Pass||$ 117.00 (for 8 months)|
|Part-time AST Students**|
$10.00 / credit
|SMUSA Fee||$45.00 / academic year|
*Students may opt out of medical and dental plans if they have existing health plans; students must sign a waiver and provide proof of existing insurance.
** A part-time student is a student taking 5 or fewer courses in an academic year. Part-time students are not eligible for health/dental or bus pass.
International students should be familiar with the medical coverage they have to assist in determining what coverage they need.
This information is current at time of writing. Fees approval is subject to referendums.