Tuition and Fees

Schedule of Fees 2015-2016

These fees include all the regular charges of the University for the full academic year for registration, tuition, libraries and other academic services, athletics, creative arts, and accident insurance.

Tuition Canadian International
Bachelor of Arts $5,914 $13,385
Post-degree Bachelor of Education $8,445 $16,895
Post-degree Bachelor of Social Work $8,645 $17,335
Part-time (per three credit hour course) $618 $1,230
Extension (per three credit hour course) $618 $1,230

Student Health Plan

Full-time students participate in a Student Health Plan which provides supplementary coverage for prescription drugs and major medical expenses not included in provincial Medicare plans. Full-time students also have the option to participate in a Student Dental Plan. Coverage under these plans extends from September 1 to August 31 of the following year. Complete information on the plans is available at

Participation in the Student Health Plan is mandatory unless proof of other medical insurance is presented. Participation in the Student Dental Plan is optional. This year, the single plan fees for health and dental have been placed on each student’s account and will remain to be paid unless they are waived by the process described below.

If you do not require health or dental benefits under the student plans, you must opt-out by October 17. The fees for the health and dental plans will be reversed in full after October 18 upon successfully completing the waiver forms. Refer to the opt-out tab at and complete the required information. An e-mail confirming you have waived coverage will be sent on completion. You should save this receipt for your records.

Fees (2015-2016)
Health Plan Dental Plan
Single - $237.52 Single - $80.00
Family - $472.94 Family - $185.53


Student Fees:
Student Union Full-time $137.00 $21 per 3 credit hour course
Student 's Union Welcome Week Kit $75 for first-year students just out of high school
Student's Union Media Fees $27 full time  
Facility Renewal Fee $100 full time $10 part time per three credit hours
Technology Fee $100 full time $10 part time per three credit hours
Universal Bus Pass Fee $86.25 full time  
Student Health Centre Fee $50  
Health Plan Fee (International Students) $630  
Journalism Fee (3rd & 4th Year) $250.00  

Part-time is defined as registration in six credit hours or less per semester.

The Students’ Union requires all full-time students to pay an annual fee to support student organizations. The students’ union fee is not refundable and is payable on or before registration. Compulsory student fees are the same for Canadian and International students.

A discount of 10% may be available on tuition fees when two or more immediate members of the same family attend St. Thomas University concurrently on a full time basis. This discount is not available to major scholarship recipients or to dependents of university employees.

Residence Fees (Vanier, Harrington, Holy Cross)
Meal Plan 10 Meals 19 Meals Freedom
Double Room $7,780 $8,280 $8,480
Single Room $9,680 $10,180 $10,380

Residence Fees (Rigby Hall, Chatham Hall)
Meal Plan 10 Meals 19 Meals Freedom
Double Room $8,130 $8,630 $8,830
Single Room $10,030 $10,530 $10,730

Meal Plans Only

Meal Plan Only
Meal Plan 10 Meals 19 Meals Freedom
  $2,900 $3,400 $3,600

The All You Care To Eat meal plan model has been successfully introduced at other universities across the country, including all the universities in Maritime Canada.  Once you’re in the dining hall—either with your plan or by paying for a meal with cash, debit, or credit card—you are free to explore the options available to you and enjoy your visit to the fullest without worrying about the cost of individual items.  For students on meal plans, this alleviates the stress of constantly budgeting meal card money, while for both plan holders and visitors, this means more flexibility to enjoy favourite foods, explore new options, or combine items to create a personalized dining experience.

Focusing on a real food concept, the new dining options will offer quality, nutritious and assorted choices, enriched by exhibition and scratch cooking (less packaged ingredients, more items made from scratch, and meals cooked to order), enhanced vegan and vegetarian choices, a greater variety of locally sourced products and healthier choices.  There will be three levels of plans to accommodate different lifestyles and schedules:

The Freedom Plan + $200 STU Dollars – Value and Maximum Flexibility – $3,600

The 19-Meal Plan + $200 STU Dollars – Controlling Your Budget – $3,400

The 10-Meal Plan + $500 STU Dollars – The Basic – $2,900

STU Dollars are flex dollars that can be used at other locations on campus, such as the Tim Horton’s and Subway outlets, or used to pay for visitors’ meals.  Payment at all food locations can also be made by cash, debit or credit cards.  For those not living in residence, meal plans will be available for purchase from the Registrar’s Office or individuals may purchase a single meal in one of the dining halls at the following prices:

Breakfast: $6.29 + tax = $7.10

Lunch: $8.48 + tax = $9.55

Dinner: $11.93 + tax = $13.50

Other residence fees are:
Damage Deposit (refundable) $250
Laundry Fees $65
House Dues $50

Intersession and Summer Session

Payment of tuition fees for Intersession and Summer Session must be made at the Registrar's Office prior to the start of classes. Tuition fees are as follows:

3 credit-hour course - $600.00
6 credit-hour course - $1200.00
Audit (non-credit) - half fees
Differential fee (International Students) - $610 additional per 3 credit hours for 2015