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Tuition and Refund Policy

Financial Policy

Students who enroll at City University of Seattle assume responsibility for the payment of all tuition and fees in accordance with the financial policies set forth below. City University of Seattle reserves the right to change the tuition and fee schedule for any given quarter without prior notice.

Application Fee

All applicants seeking a degree, certificate, or “No Intended Degree” coursework, whether full-time or part-time, submit a City University of Seattle Application form along with a non-refundable application fee.


CityU is committed to making college more affordable. We do this by keeping our tuition prices down. We want to help you attend college successfully and affordably. If you need help with the financial costs of obtaining your degree, please check out our scholarship page or speak directly to your enrollment advisor. 

The tuition rates listed below are effective for the 2022-23 academic year (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023). 

Tuition Rates

The tuition rates listed below are effective for the 2022-23 Academic Year (July 1, 2022– June 30, 2023). Because CityU is a private, nonprofit institution, the costs associated with the operation of the university and its academic programs are supported primarily by tuition and fee revenues. When you enroll at CityU, you assume responsibility for the payment of tuition and fees, in accordance with our financial policies:

  • Tuition is due on the twentieth of every month a student is enrolled, prior to the month in which his or her course begins. All fees are due at the time the cost is incurred.
  • Students are responsible for purchasing course materials and textbooks separately.
  • CityU reserves the right to change tuition and fee schedules for any given term without prior notice. Once a term begins, no changes in tuition or fees will be made for that student that term.
School/ProgramIn CAD$
School of Education Graduate/ Master of Education per Credit$525
School of Arts and Sciences Graduate/ Master of Counselling- per Credit$625
Undergrad Prerequisite for Master of Education – per Credit$120
Undergrad Prerequisite for Master of Counselling – per Credit$120
School of Management/ Bachelor of Arts in Management (BAM) —per Credit$200
School of Management/ Bachelor of Arts in Management (BAM)—per Credit International Student$350
DescriptionIn CAD$
Application Fee-Domestic Student $50
Application Fee-International Student$200
Alumni Audit per Course$450
Apostille Fee$30
Challenge Course Fee$450
Diploma Authentication fee$15
Diploma Re-Issue Fee$50
English Language Testing Fee$70
Final Degree Audit Application Fee$100
Late Registration Fee$100
Official Transcript Fee per copy—Online$13*
Official Transcript Fee per copy—Onsite$18
Prior Learning Portfolio Fee : 0-15 Credits Evaluation (Undergrad. only)$500
Prior Learning Portfolio Fee: 16-30 Credits Evaluation (Undergrad. only)$1000
Prior Learning Portfolio Fee: 31-45 Credits Evaluation (Undergrad. only)$1500

* Online transcript orders are subject to a vendor processing fee.

International Tuition Deposit – Canada

The tuition and fee information listed in the previous section, as noted, is in Canadian dollars. Tuition and fee are subject to change without notice.

The tuition deposit is non-refundable. Any request for a deposit refund is subject to the following conditions:

  • The tuition deposit is non-refundable after the Letter of Acceptance has been issued, unless an application for a study permit has been denied, in which case the refusal letter is required along with the deposit refund request.
  • The deposit will be applied towards the term(s) of enrollment at CityU. Any portion of the deposit not used in the first term will be credited to the student’s second term as a non-refundable payment towards tuition and fees.
  • If a student applicant requests a deposit refund before the Letter of Acceptance has been issued, a $300 handling fee will be charged, which does not include the non-refundable CityU application fee.
  • In the event of visa rejection, a student applicant should expect to wait 15 business days for a deposit refund to be processed. Such refund will be returned to the fee payer directly.

For NEW International Students who paid the required tuition deposit and received a Letter of Acceptance:

Withdrawn from the program BEFORE the classes start in the first term
Status of Study PermitAmount Retained at CityU
Approved100% of the deposit quoted in the Letter of Acceptance
Withdrawn from the program AFTER the classes start in first term
At any point after the first day of classes in the first quarter as listed on the Enrollment Agreement100% of total fee under agreement
Payment Options

There are several ways you can pay your tuition at City University in Canada.  You can use any combination of these methods and/or a different method each term.

Tuition Payment Schedule
QuarterStandard Payment Deadline without a Payment PlanPayment Plan Application DeadlineMonthly Payment Plan
First Installment Due*
SummerJune 20thJune 15thJune 20th
FallSeptember 20th September 15thSeptember 20th
WinterDecember 20th December 15thDecember 20th
SpringMarch 20th March 15th March 20th 

* Refer to the amount on the monthly payment plan agreement

Refund Policy

Tuition deposits and tuition are non-refundable after the published deadline. Students who have not paid the fees in full, will be required to pay the unpaid balance on their student account for the quarter and can be subjected to the collections process. 

Exceptions will be considered for extenuating circumstances, provided that the student submit written documentation of the extenuating circumstance. The Tuition Refund Review Committee will review the application and notify the student about the outcome.  

2022-2023 Refund Dates

Summer 2022
SessionLast Day to Withdraw100% Refund Due50% Refund Due0% Refund Due
10-Week SessionAug 28Through Jul 10Jul 11-24Jul 25 & after
5-Week I SessionJuly 31Through Jul 4Jul 5-10Jul 11 & after
5-Week II SessionSep 11Through Aug 15Aug 16-21Aug 22 & after
Fall 2022
SessionLast Day to Withdraw100% Refund Due50% Refund Due0% Refund Due
10-Week SessionNov 27Through Oct 9Oct 10-23Oct 24 & after
5-Week I SessionOct 30Through Oct 3Oct 4-9Oct 10 & after
5-Week II SessionDec 11Through Nov 14Nov 15-20Nov 21 & after
Winter 2023
SessionLast Day to Withdraw100% Refund Due50% Refund Due0% Refund Due
10-Week SessionMar 5Through Jan 15Jan 16-29Jan 30 & after
5-Week I SessionFeb 5Through Jan 9Jan 10-15Jan 16 & after
5-Week II SessionMar 19Through Feb 20Feb 21-26Feb 27 & after
Spring 2023
SessionLast Day to Withdraw100% Refund Due50% Refund Due0% Refund Due
10-Week SessionMay 28Through Apr 9Apr 10-23Apr 24 & after
5-Week I SessionApril 30Through Apr 3Apr 4-9Apr 10 & after
5-Week II SessionJun 11Through May 15May 15-21May 22 & after

For more information about CityU’s Refund Policy please click here

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