Tuition and Fees

(When the deadline date falls on a weekend, fees are due in full the following working day):

Fall term: October 1

Spring term: February 1

Summer term: June 1

As an international student, you are welcome to make advance payments for tuition once you have accepted their offer of admission, although it is not typically required for the study permit application. In some cases, such as for applications through the Student Direct Stream (SDS) or when specifically requested by IRCC, advance payment of tuition is required before receiving approval of a study permit application. If not required or recommended for study permit application purposes, we ask that you wait until your study permit applications is approved to make any advance tuition payments.

Always be sure to pay your tuition by the deadline.  If you do not make any payment towards your tuition and fees for the term by the deadline, you will be removed from your classes. If you fail to pay your tuition and fees in full by the deadline, you will be charged interest at a rate of the bank prime rate plus five percent per annum. You will not be able to register for future semesters or obtain documents such as transcripts until you have paid tuition and fees for the previous semester in full. If you are in a difficult financial situation and find yourself unable to pay your tuition on time, visit the International Centre (SU060) and see the International Student Advisors for assistance.

Exact tuition and fees will vary from year to year and depending on the courses taken each semester. Below you will find tuition and fees for the 2020/2021 academic year. For more detailed information on assessment of tuition and fees, visit the Academic Calendar and look up “Fees Schedules” under the desired year.

(Fall 2020 includes 12 months extended medical/dental coverage at $312.62)

(Spring 2021 includes 8 months extended medical/dental coverage at $188.00)

Number of Courses

Fall 2020

(Payable by Oct. 1/20)

Spring 2021

(Payable by Feb. 1/21)

3 Courses (9 credit hours)



4 Courses (12 credit hours)



5 Courses (15 credit hours)



You can find a summary of your current term charges by looking online on The Bridge under “Student → Student Account → Account Summary by Term”. There are a number of methods you can use to pay your tuition.

  • Cash, cheque, and Interac debit card payments are accepted at the Cash Office, located in Anderson Hall (AH144). Payments can also be put in the 24-hour deposit vault located at the end of the counter in front of the Cash Office.
  • You can add the University of Lethbridge as a payee through your online banking service, including ATB, RBC, Scotiabank, and TD Canada Trust, and send your payments online.
  • You can use GlobalPay, which enables you to transfer funds from your international bank account directly to the University of Lethbridge.
  • You can also use PayMyTuition to make your tuition payments from any bank, in any country, in any currency at better than bank exchange rates.

Please view the Financial Services page for more information.

Note: Credit cards are not accepted as a form of tuition payment.

It is important to be realistic about how much your cost of living will be each month. If you are single and plan to live in shared accommodations, you need to plan to spend a minimum of $1,000 a month on living costs. If you choose to live alone or are bringing your family, your costs will be higher. It is important to ensure you have adequate funds to cover your academic and living costs for the year without depending on work from outside sources.

If you are depending upon meeting some of your financial requirements through money you will receive in Canada, you need to find out if the money will be available upon your arrival in Lethbridge.

Keep in mind that your first month’s expenses can be high given the costs associated with setting up a new residence, such as paying an extra month’s rent as a security deposit, buying furniture and household items, purchasing warm clothing, etc.

Sample Monthly Budget for a Single Student (in Canadian dollars)


Off Campus

Monthly Living Costs

On Campus

Monthly Living Costs

Rent and Utilities






Personal Expenses/Clothing



Local Transportation4



Textbooks (per course)



Basic Health Insurance5



Total Living Cost per Month



Based on shared accommodation
2 Based on four bedroom suite
3 Based on commuter meal plan
4 Universal Transit Pass included in Tuition and fees (Main Campus only)
5 Alberta Health Care provided at no extra cost for students 18 and older with a study permit valid for at least one year