Funding and Supports to Learners

Tuition information 

Advanced Education aims to provide accessible, affordable and high quality learning opportunities for Albertans.

For the 2013-14 school the average tuition cost in Alberta is $5,670 as reported by Statistics Canada.  This is below the national average of $5,772. The Government of Alberta froze tuition rates for the 2013-14 school year, maintaining tuition at 2012-13 rates.

Each year in Alberta public post-secondary institutions are permitted to increase tuition by a percentage equal to the increase in Alberta's Consumer Price Index. For the 2014-15 school year this will equal an allowed increase of up to one per cent, across the institution.  This is an annual process allowed under the Tuition Fee Regulation.

2013-14 average Alberta tuition   2014-15 projected average Alberta tuition
 $5,670  $5,727

The increase of $57 is roughly equal to $1.10 a week.

Tuition rates will vary depending on the program being taken, for more information on specific program costs contact the individual institution. Each institution is responsible for engaging its students and stakeholders to discuss tuition.

Tuition help

The Alberta Government provides comprehensive student funding programs, including scholarships, education savings plans, and student aid, work to reward excellence and remove financial barriers to succeeding in your post-secondary education.