Tuition Fees and Living Costs

Total Scholarships as a Percentage of Tuition and Fees
among Maclean's Comprehensive Universities, 2015-16

This report (678 KB) PDF provides an illustration comparing tuition and fee revenues to scholarship, bursary and prizes awarded to students in 2015-16.

The educational institutions included are from Maclean's magazines' comprehensive grouping, as well as the University of Saskatchewan (as the University of Regina is often compared to the latter, even though U of S is a medical-doctoral institution).

Faculty of Arts Tuition & Fees within Arts Faculties across Canada

This summary (386 KB) PDF includes tuition and fees charged to domestic, first-year, full-time undergraduate Arts students by Canadian English-language universities in 2014-15. The first chart contains the average tuition per province (using a simple average calculation, i.e. not weighted by university enrolment, and eliminating some expensive private universities as indicated). The second chart provides details for each English-language university in Canada with first and third year tuitions, additional fees, and totals, ranked from lowest to highest.

The 2015-16 tuition and fees comparison is a labour intensive exercise that involves collecting publicly available tuition and fee rates from each university. Usually this exercise cannot be fully completed until approximately mid-August as the various universities update their tuition and fee rates on their respective websites.

TLAC Criteria

Tuition and Living Costs for Full Time Students are reported to Statistics Canada annually. At the University of Regina, this report is prepared by OIR using the following criteria:

Undergraduate Tuition Fees

This refers only to the cost of tuition fees for full-time students and does not include additional fees for materials or equipment. The U of R defines these students as full-course load students. Although tuition fees can be reported on any basis, tables produced by Statistics Canada reflect an academic year of two semesters (eight months) or 30 credits in order to create a basis for comparison with other Canadian institutions.

Graduate Tuition Fees

This refers only to the cost of full-time graduate tuition. Additional fees such as materials and equipment are not included. When reporting Tuition & Living Accommodation Costs to Statistics Canada, the University of Regina defines this as 18 credit hours per two semesters.