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Tuition and Refund Policy

Financial Policy

Students who enroll at City University in Canada assume responsibility for the payment of all tuition and fees in accordance with the financial policies set forth below. City University in Canada 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 in Canada 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 2024-25 academic year (July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025). 

Tuition Rates

The tuition rates listed below are effective for the 2024-25 academic year (July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025). 

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 of Education Graduate/ Master of Education per Credit$535
School of Arts and Sciences Graduate/ Master of Counselling per Credit$635
Undergrad Prerequisite for Master of Education per Credit$125
Undergrad Prerequisite for Master of Counselling per Credit$125
School of Management/ Bachelor of Arts in Management (BAM) — per Credit$200
Active-Duty Military – Undergraduate per Credit   $166 
Active-Duty Military – Graduate per Credit  $312 



*Active-duty military students need to provide proof of active duty status.   

Other Fees

The following tuition rates are effective for the academic year 2023-2024 (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024)

DescriptionIn CAD$
Application Fee – Domestic Student $50
Application Fee – International Student$200
Alumni Audit per Course$450
Challenge Course Fee$450
Diploma Apostille Fee*$30
Diploma Authentication Fee*$15
Diploma Apostille/Authentication Fee*$45
Diploma Re-Issue Fee$50
English Language iTep 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
Auditing FeesAuditing Fees
Unpaid Bill Carrying Cost Fee1%

*Fee is set by Government Agency – subject to change

**Fee is set by vendor and subject to change

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

****Transcripts to non-U.S. location must use e-global ship and are extra charges paid directly to the shipping vendor

International Tuition Deposit – Canada

CityU Entrance Scholarships for international students are available for students completing their Bachelor of Arts in Management. Scholarships are normally awarded to students through an offer letter. 

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 Plan
Monthly Payment Plan
First Installment Due
SummerJune 20thJune 20th
FallSeptember 20thSeptember 20th
WinterDecember 20thDecember 20th
SpringMarch 20thMarch 20th

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.  

CityU Tuition and Fees Refund Guidelines

Tuition is refundable only when a student “officially” withdraws from a course/s according to the schedule documented in the refund policy. Students who are withdrawn from a course/s for disciplinary reasons or a breach of conduct forfeit the right to a refund of any portion of their tuition and fees. 

If students neither pay for nor attend course/s for which they are registered, they will be withdrawn from the course/s for nonpayment and their accounts credited at 100% tuition. If students should attend courses without having paid for them, they will be withdrawn from the course/s at their request, and their accounts credited according to the applicable Tuition Refund Schedule.

To officially withdraw from a course/s, students must contact their Advisor or the Office of the Registrar to initiate the process. If the student is eligible for a tuition refund according to University policy, the date that the student contacts his/her Advisor or the Office of the Registrar will determine the amount of the refund. Appeals solicited for extenuating circumstances (hardship, medical, or other related reason) requested outside of the refund schedule may require documentation pending the decision of CityU’s Withdrawal Committee.

All refunds solicited by students receiving financial aid will be referred to the Office of Student Financial Aid for review in accordance with relevant financial aid program requirements or governmental regulations.

If a student waits until the end of the term to withdraw from a course, there will be no course tuition refund or credit balance on the student’s account. If repeating the course is needed, the student will be required to pay the tuition upon re-enrollment in the course. When submitting refund requests, students may indicate their desired disposition of the funds. If no specification is received the refund will stay on the student’s account. If reimbursement is requested and payment was originally made by credit card, the same account will be credited directly. Otherwise, students must indicate that they either elect to receive the refund by check or that they wish to keep the funds in their City University of Seattle account to be applied to the cost of future registrations. Any credit balances of less than one dollar ($1.00) that remain on students’ accounts at the end of the fiscal year (6/30) will be written off except for credit balances originating from federal financial aid or veteran benefits. Federal financial aid or veteran benefits with unclaimed credit balances of one dollar ($1.00) or less will be returned to the originating agency.

2024-2025 Refund Dates

Summer 2024
SessionFirst Day of Session100% Refund Due50% Refund DueLast Day of Session
10-Week SessionJul 1Jul 7Jul 21Sep 8
5-Week I SessionJul 1Jul 1Jul 7Aug 4
5-Week II SessionAug 12Aug 12Aug 19Sep 15
Fall 2024
SessionFirst Day of Session100% Refund Due50% Refund DueLast Day of Session
10-Week SessionOct 7Oct 14Oct 28Dec 15
5-Week I SessionOct 7Oct 7Oct 14Nov 1
5-Week II SessionNov 18Nov 18Nov 25Dec 22
Winter 2025
SessionFirst Day of Session100% Refund Due50% Refund DueLast Day of Session
10-Week SessionJan 6Jan 13Jan 27Mar 16
5-Week I SessionJan 6Jan 6Jan 13Feb 9
5-Week II SessionFeb 17Feb 17Feb 24Mar 23
Spring 2025
SessionFirst Day of Session100% Refund Due50% Refund DueLast Day of Session
10-Week SessionApr 7Apr 14Apr 28Jun 15
5-Week I SessionApr 7Apr 7Apr 14May 11
5-Week II SessionMay 19May 19May 26Jun 22

For more information regarding CityU’s refund policy please visit our catalogue.

Tuition Reimbursement and Third-Party Billing

The tuition of many CityU students is paid by their employers through company tuition payment programs. Students are encouraged to check with their employers to find out whether such a program is available to them.

Employers may offer tuition reimbursement to students or direct billing from City University of Seattle as a third-party payer. Direct billing is confirmed by means of a letter or voucher authorizing subsequent billing. Such letters or vouchers must be presented at the time of registration. Any portion that is not covered by the student’s employer becomes the students’ responsibility and is due according to City University of Seattle financial policies. All grades, transcripts, diplomas, and certificates are subject to being withheld until payment in full is received from the third-party payer.

Students receiving tuition reimbursement directly from their employers must pay for their tuition and fees according to City University of Seattle financial policies and apply for reimbursement through their organization.

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