Tuition Fees & Administrative Fees


Tuition Fees 2018/2019

Tuition - Full-Time (10 credits per year)

$ 6,840.00

Tuition - One-Credit Course (1.0 credit)

   684.00

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

 342.00

Audit Fee for a 1.0 credit online or hybrid course

  513.00

Thesis Tuition (based on rate charged per academic credit)

 684.00

MTS Comprehensive Exam Fee

 2,052.00

Adult Education Certificate Program Component Fee

477.00

Diploma in the New Evangelization Program Component Fee

477.00

Diploma in Youth Ministry Learning Unit Fee (offered over one academic term)

477.00

Diploma in Youth Ministry Elective (offered for less than one academic term)

311.00

Diploma in Youth Ministry Practicum Unit Registration Fee

227.00

Senior Citizens Tuition Fee Policy

Tuition fees for senior citizens (that is, those persons 65 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 bursary 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 AST are to be paid upon registration at the beginning of each term. Students who have an outstanding balance owing to AST will not be permitted to register for subsequent courses until the balance is paid in full.
  • Changes in the Fall Term course registration must be submitted to the Registrar's Office in accordance with the Course Withdrawal and Refund Schedule (2018-2019) published in the Academic Policies and Regulations section of the Academic Calendar.
  • Changes in Winter Term course registration must be submitted to the Registrar's Office in accordance with the Course Withdrawal and Refund Schedule (2018-2019) published in the Academic Policies and Regulations section of the Academic Calendar.

 


Administration Fees

Campus Renewal Fee ($5 per academic credit to a maximum of $50 per academic year)

$    50.00

Technology Fee ($12 per academic credit to a maximum of $120 per academic year)

120.00

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

          70.00

Application fee - Special Student

 70.00

Prior Learning Assessment Fee

400.00

Assessment of Accelerated Entry Processing Fee

200.00

Application fee - Adult Education Program

25.00

Application fee - Diploma in the New Evangelization Authentication of Completion of Koinonia Processing Fee

25.00

Diploma in Youth Ministry Third-Party Elective Processing Fee

25.00

Diploma in Youth Ministry Transfer or Exemption Processing Fee

50.00

Continuing Thesis Fee - MA (Theology and Religious Studies)
Note: This fee will increase to $500 effective May 1, 2019, for academic year 2019-2020

250.00

Thesis Processing

140.00

Graduate Program Leave of Absence Fee

100.00

Graduation Fee - Degree Program

75.00

Graduation Fee - Graduate Certificate Program

30.00

Graduation Fee - Adult Education Certificate and/or Diploma Program

25.00

Graduation Fee - Diploma in Youth Ministry Program

25.00

Official Transcript Fee

10.00

Unofficial Transcript Fee

5.00

Letter of Confirmation (for those not in course)

10.00

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Student Association Fees

An agreement between the AST Student Union (ASTSU) and the Saint Mary’s University Student Association (SMUSA) provides for a number of services to AST students. This includes access to SMU’s health centre, Husky Patrol Safe Drive Access as well as a variety of sports, social and education events. Health and dental plans are provided for full time students, although they may opt out if they show proof of similar coverage. Part time students may opt into this coverage if they choose (the cost is the same). Metro Transit bus passes are included for all full students and may be opted into by the summer distance students. For more information about these and other services, please refer to the SMUSA’S website (smusa.ca) or contact any member of the ASTSU executive (aststudentunion@astheology.ns.ca). The following are the student association fees until April 30th, 2017 at which time they will be reviewed and a new fee structure will be made prior to the Summer Term 2018:

Full-Time Students

ASTSU Fee
($12 per credit to a max. of $120)

$        120.00

 

SMUSA Student Fee
(On Campus, FT)

 152.00

 

SMUSA Student Fee
(Summer Distance MDiv Students)

 152.00

 

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

   76.00

 

Bus Pass for 8 months
(On-campus full-time students only)

  155.50

 

Bus Pass for Summer Distance Students
(May 1-August 31: must opt in)

77.75

 

Health Plan (Canadian Students) *
Individual
Family

12 months
137.00
 289.00

 

Medical (International Students) *
(Basic and Extended Health)
Individual
Family - 1 dependent
Family - 2 dependents

12 months

940.00
1,895.00
2,468.00

8 months

626.50
1262.50
1644.00

Dental Plan
(Canadian and International Students) *
Individual
Family

Sept.Registration

 98.00
196.00

Jan. Registration

65.50
130.00

Part-Time Students **

ASTSU Fee (per credit)

 12.00

 

SMUSA Fee (per academic year)

 53.50

 

SMUSA Fee (for registration in one academic term only)

 26.00

 


Notes:

  • * Students may opt out of medical and dental plans if they have existing health plans; students must sign a waiver at the Saint Mary's Student Union Centre 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 a bus pass. Part-time students may opt in to the health and dental plans by contacting the SMUSA Health Plan office. Health and dental plan fees may be reduced for part-time students who commence studies in the Winter Term.
  • International students should be familiar with the medical coverage they have to assist in determining what coverage they need. Full-time and part-time international students are automatically enrolled in the health plan, but may opt out. Full-time international students are also enrolled in the dental plan, but may opt out.

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