Fees

It is your responsibility to pay all fees at the time of registration. Forms received without proper payment will not be processed.

Students with a student number may submit an online payment here. In the payment/deposit field, please select Open Acadia.

Tuition and Admission Fees

Admission Fees

Undergraduate $25.00
Bachelor of Education $35.00
Graduate $50.00

Tuition Fees

 

 

 

Effective September 1

 

 

3 credit-hour

6 credit-hour 3 credit-hour 6 credit-hour
Undergraduate Online, Canadian $854 $1708 $879 $1759
Undergraduate Campus, Canadian $854 $1708 $879 $1759
Undergraduate Off-site, Canadian $854 (plus fee*1) $1708 (plus fee*1) $879 (plus fee*1) $1759 (plus fee*1)
Undergraduate with Lab, Canadian $854 (plus lab fee*2) $1708 (plus lab fee*2) $879 (plus lab fee*2) $1759 (plus lab fee*2)
Undergraduate Online, International

$1724

$3448

$1775

$3550
Undergraduate Campus, International $1724 $3448 $1775 $3550
Undergraduate Off-site, International $1724 (plus fee*1) $3448 (plus fee*1) $1775 (plus fee*1) $3550 (plus fee*1)
Undergraduate with Lab, International $1724 (plus lab fee*2) $3448 (plus lab fee*2) $1775 (plus lab fee*2) $3550 (plus lab fee*2)
Graduate, Canadian $922 $1844 $950 $1900
Graduate, International $1898 $3796 $1955 $3910
Graduate, Summer Institute  $75  $75 $75 $75
Audit  $458 $916  $500 $1000
Audit ALL Member (50+)  Free Free  Free Free
Student fees (on campus courses only)  $10

 $20 

$10

$20

 *1 Offsite course ancillary fees vary.
*2 Lab fee - $100

Online Course Fees

6 month course extension $150
Withdrawal within 30 days of start date, completed no course work Full refund of tuition less $250
Withdrawal within 30 days of start date, completed less than 50% of course work Refund of 50%
Withdrawal within 30 days of start date, completed 50% or more of course work No refund
Withdrawal after 30 days No refund

Other Service Fees (all courses)

Late fee $25
Interest on overdue accounts 1% per month
Withdrawal fee (per lecture day - spring and summer) 10%
Withdrawal fee (per lecture week - fall and winter)*1 20%
Letter of Permission $10
   
NSF cheque or declined credit card $35
Transcripts*2 - up to 2 copies, same address $10
Transcripts*2 - up to 2 copies, same address, special handling $20
Off-campus examinations varies by institution

*1 No fee adjustments will be made after October 13, 2013 for the fall term and February 9, 2014 for the winter term.

*2You can apply for a transcript at the Registrar’s Office or online at Acadia Central.

Health and Dental Insurance

All on-campus students are automatically enrolled in the Acadia student health plan. The plan fee is automatically charged to your student account. Students may opt out of this plan and receive a credit for the fee by providing proof of other comparable coverage and signing a waiver form at the Health Plan Office. Current rates are available here.

Payment Options

Online (recommended)
In Person Phone or Fax Mail

If you are a current Open Acadia student and know your Acadia Student number click here to submit payment information.

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Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

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8:00am – 5:00pm (AST)

Phone:
(902)585-1434
(800)565-6568

Fax:
(902)585-1068

Monday to Friday,
8:00am – 5:00pm (AST)

 

Acadia University
Open Acadia
Box 118
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

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Canada Student Loan

You must complete your open-entry online courses by September 1 if you are returning to full-time studies, or the amount of your loan for fall-winter may be affected. For more information about Canada Student Loans visit: www.hrsdc.gc.ca.

Scholarships, Bursaries and Funding

 

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Several local and national organizations offer scholarships applicable to distance or adult learners. A small selection of awards are listed below:

Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship

Destiny Solutions offers two $2,500 awards in tribute to the University of Toronto's Dr. Mary Cone Barrie.  The award is available for students studying in a non-traditional learning environment (ex. enrolled in online courses) who are improving their lives through continuing education.  The deadline for the 2011 award is July 29: please visit the Destiny Solutions award website for the application form and additional information.

APACUE Joyce Kennedy Adult Learner Award

APACUE, the Atlantic Provinces Association for Continuing University Education, presents two $1000 scholarships for adult learners enrolled full- or part-time in a university credit program.  Awards are assessed based on academic achievement, family considerations (including financial need), community contributions, and long-term goals.  As nominations for this award must be submitted by a university's continuing education department, students interested in the award should contact Open Acadia for assistance in their application.  The annual deadline is October 31.

Nova Scotia Criminal Justice Association

The NS Criminal Justice Association provides a $500.00 cash award to a student (either part or full time) enrolled in a Social Science program with a focus on Social Justice. The deadline is January 31.

 

Other Resources

Students may also find the Resources and Tools of Acadia University's Scholarships and Financial Assistance page to be of interest.

Outstanding Accounts

Students who have outstanding accounts are

  • not permitted to register again,
  • not permitted to receive or have sent an official transcript of their record
  • not recommended for graduation until the debt is paid.

Income Tax Exemption

The Tuition and Education Credit Certificate, Income Tax T-2202A form, is available from the Registrar’s web site. Login to your account and then select the Tax Form (T2202A) option from My Account on the main menu. The Education Tax Credit applies only to courses completed within a four month term. Open entry online courses do not qualify unless completed within the four month fall, winter or intersession terms.

If the credit card is not in your name, written permission from the card owner is required. You are responsible for any fees associated with an NSF cheque or a declined credit card.

If you are paying by student loan, the loan application must accompany your registration form. Your registration cannot be processed without this application unless arrangements have been made with Acadia's Student Accounts Office. This can be done by calling 902-585-1297.

Contact Us

Email: openacadia@acadiau.ca
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Phone: 902-585-1434
Toll-Free: 1-800-565-6568
Fax:  902-585-1068 
Box 118
38 Crowell Dr
Willett House, Acadia University
Wolfville, NS 
B4P 2R6