Exchange students are responsible for the following costs:

Budget for a Single Student (in Canadian dollars)

Fall 2024




Room Only

(Living with a family)


Rent and Utilities per 4-month term


(1,2 or 4 bedroom)


(2,4 or 5 bedroom homes)

Students purchase and prepare their own meals


Students purchase and prepare their own meals


$33 per night (includes meals)


Mandatory One-Time Fees

Application: $60

ORS: $50/term

Telecom: $102/term

Tenant Insurance: $85/academic year



Registration, placement & orientation fee: $300

Admin fee per payment: $75


Students living in University Hall, Piikani House, or Kainai House are automatically enrolled in a minimum Commuter Dining Plan with no option to "opt-out".  This is a "room and board" program.

Dining Plan



Meals included

Personal Expenses





Other Mandatory Fees:

  • Sport & Recreation Fee:  $107 per semester - covers athletic fees, gym, swimming pool use, weight room and most physical activities class
  • UPass:  $82 per semester (City Transit)
  • Fine Arts Access Fee:  $13.67 per semester
  • Textbooks:  $150 - $200 per course