Mount Saint Vincent University Tuition Fees
MSVU Tuition Fees
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Please note that the majority of courses have an academic value of one-half unit of credit and a full course load for a fall/winter term is typically 10 courses.
|Course type||Cost per course ($)|
|Undergraduate courses (excluding BEd at 5000 level, biology, chemistry and physics courses and specific courses with a lab component)||$684.50|
|Specific undergraduate courses with a lab component||$713.50|
|BEd (at 5000 level) and biology, chemistry and physics courses||$720.50|
|BEd courses held at NSCAD (includes materials fee)||$744.50|
|Graduate courses (excluding certain school psychology courses and courses for external cohorts)||$909.50|
|School psychology (GSPY) courses||$959.50|
|Co-op work term|
per work term
|Auditing students||Half of full rate|
Nova Scotia University Student Bursary Program
For the 2016-17 academic year, all Nova Scotia students (as determined by a definition established by the province) will receive a reduction in their tuition of $128.30 per course. This reduction, which will take the form of a bursary, will be applied using the same guidelines as for tuition.
Supplemental Course Fees
Certain courses have extra fees associated with them. Occasionally, lab manuals and materials are prepared by the instructor for use in a course in lieu of an externally prepared text, and there is a fee for those materials.
Students participating in practica will be charged on the basis of the credit value of each practica. If the practica carries no credit value, the practica will be charged at the rate of one-half unit for each practica.
Distance Education Administration Fee
Per course (half unit) $100.00
The Distance Education administration fee is on top of the regular course fee and applies to most distance-learning courses. Other fees may be assessed for textbooks, course materials and course media. Please note that certain external (off-campus) courses and international courses have specialized fees.
International Student Differential
International visa students $684.50/course in addition to regular tuition fees.
|Application fee, graduate programs||$50 pay now|
|Application fee, BEd||$40 pay now|
|Application fee, all other programs||$40 pay now|
|Confirmation deposit, first year (excluding BEd)||$100 pay now|
|Confirmation deposit, first year BEd||$300 pay now|
|Confirmation deposit, International students||$275 pay now|
|Fee Description||Cost per course|
|Athletics recreation fee||$5|
|Students’ Union fee||$19.99|
|Students’ Union capital campaign fee||$3|
|Refugee Student Program fee||$3.63|
Fees Charged Once per Academic Year
|Students’ Union orientation fee||$35 for each new full-time student (fall term only)|
|U-PASS fee||$152 full-time student|
Students' Union Health & Dental Plans
All full-time on-campus domestic undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in the plans in the fall term but may opt out up to and including September 14, 2016. Family coverage is available to be purchased through the Students’ Union
Students who only qualify for the Students' Union health and/or dental plan in the winter term may join the plan by contacting the Health Plan Administrator at 902-457-6532
|Students’ Union health-plan fee for 12 months||$274.55 single|
|Students’ Union dental-plan fee for 12 months||$158.00 single|
|Students' Union health-plan fee for qualifying students - Jan to Aug||$TBC single|
|Students' Union dental-plan fee for qualifying students - Jan to Aug||$TBC single|
International Student Health Plan
|International Student Health Plan||$618.00 single (12 months)|
Room and Board Fees
|Birch 5||$5,743 plus $869 in flex cash for food services|
|Westwood (dorm style)||$10,171*|
|Westwood, per occupant||$6,603 plus $869 in flex cash for food services|
|Residence deposit||$500 pay now|
* includes $3,873 "all you care to eat" meal plan
Note:several additional options of meal plans are available through the Housing Office.
Commuter Meal Plans
Non-residence students - a variety of meal plan options may be purchased by non-boarding students.
Determine your other miscellaneous fees
|Miscellaneous Fee Description||Cost|
|Challenge examinations fee (must be paid before taking the exam)||Half of full rate for course challenged|
|Prior learning assessment fee||Half of full rate for course assessed|
|Stage two re-read fee, payable prior to re-read non-refundable||$25|
|Late Payment Fee||$50 per term|
|Technology Service Reinstatement Fee||$25|
|Application to Graduate fee||$65 pay now|
Transcript Delivery Fees
Transcripts will be issued within three working days of receipt of request (not including the day of receipt), except at the end of each term when five or more working days may be required. Regular delivery is by Canada Post (first class) or personal pick up from the Registrar’s Office.
Official and unofficial transcripts are provided without charge except when certain delivery methods are requested.
- Delivery by Canada Post (first class) will be provided without charge.
- Delivery by courier or expedited service will be at cost.
- Delivery by fax will be charged as follows:
|Local fax||No charge|
|Atlantic provinces||$10 per destination|
|Rest of Canada||$15 per destination|
|U.S., Bermuda, Caribbean||$25 per destination|
Note: when fax is chosen, a hard copy will be sent at no extra charge by regular Canada Post as long as an address is included. Students are responsible to ensure that transcripts sent by fax are acceptable by the recipient. Students are responsible to supply the exact delivery address or fax number when requesting these delivery modes. Students requesting delivery by expedited, courier or fax service must provide payment (cash, cheque, VISA, MasterCard, debit) at the time of the request.
The Board of Governors has final authority on all financial matters. The financial policies will be enforced through Financial Services, under the direction of the Director of Finance and Administration. Notwithstanding any other provision of this calendar, it is expressly understood by all students that Mount Saint Vincent University accepts no responsibility to provide any course of instruction, program or class, residential or other services including the normal range of academic, residential and other services in circumstances of utility interruptions, fire, flood, strikes, work stoppages, labour disputes, war, insurrection, the operation of law or acts of God or any other cause (whether similar or dissimilar to those enumerated) that reasonably prevent their provision.