Tuition Fees & Administrative Fees

Tuition Fees 2017/2018

Tuition - Full-Time (10 credits per year)

$ 6,640.00

Tuition - One-Credit Course (1.0 credit)


Audit Fee for a one-credit course (1.0 credit)


Audit Fee for a 1.0 credit online or hybrid course


Thesis Tuition (based on rate charged per academic credit)


MTS Comprehensive Exam Fee



Senior Citizens Tuition Fee Policy

Tuition fees for senior citizens (that is, those persons sixty-five years of age or older as of the first day of classes at the beginning of the applicable term) is one-half of the regular course fee for courses offered on campus and three-quarters of the regular course fee for courses listed as Internet and/or hybrid and SMP courses, Directed Studies, Audit, Thesis, Comprehensive Examination, Field Examination fees and CPE credit authentication fee ($100 per academic credit) are all payable at the regular rate. Fees for Clinical Pastoral Education Units offered through an outside institution (eg. Nova Scotia Health Authority) and for which AST authenticates academic credit are payable according to fee schedule set by the outside institution.

Qualified students from Nova Scotia are eligible for a reduction in tuition under the Province of Nova Scotia University Student Bursary Program.

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.

Please Note:

  • 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.
  • 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 28, 2017. Registrants in courses after this date will be required to pay fees for the entire Fall Term unless exempted.
  • 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 24, 2018. Registrants in courses after this date may be required to pay fees for the entire Winter Term unless exempted.


Administration Fees

Application fee - MDiv, MA (Theology & Religious Studies), and Graduate Certificate program

      $    70.00

Application fee - Special Student


Prior Learning Portfolio Processing Fee


Application fee - Adult Education Program


Continuing Thesis Fee - MA (Theology and Religious Studies) and MTS


Thesis Processing


Graduation Fee - Degree Program


Graduation Fee - Graduate Certificate Program


Graduation Fee - Adult Education Certificate and/or Diploma Program


Processing Fee - Diploma in the New Evangelization, Authentication of comp. of Koinonia


Processing Fee - Diploma in Youth Ministry Program third party elective


Processing Fee - Diploma in Youth Ministry Program transfer or exemption


Transcript Fee - Official


Transcript Fee - Unofficial


Letter of Confirmation Fee (for those not in course)


Late Registration Fee (Full-Time Students)


Late Registration Fee (Part-Time Students)



Mandatory Fees

Campus Renewal Fee, $5 per course, max. $50.00

$    50.00

Technology Fee, $12.00 per course, max. $120.00



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

The student association fees are listed below for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Full-Time Students


$        120.00

SMUSA Student Fee (On Campus, FT)


SMUSA Student Fee (Distance Students)


SMUSA Student Fee (On-Campus, Winter Term Only)


Bus Pass


Health Plan (Canadian Students) *


Health Plan (International Students) *
Family - 1 dependent
Family - 2 dependents
Family - 3 dependents


Dental Plan (Canadian and International Students) *


Part-Time Students **

ASTSU Fee (per credit)


SMUSA Fee (full year)


SMUSA Fee (per term)



  • * 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 to SMUSA.
  • ** A part-time student is a student taking 5 or fewer courses in an academic year. Part-time students are not eligible for a bus pass.
  • Summer MDiv students are classified as part-time students for the purposes of SMUSA fees.
  • 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.