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2023-2024 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University 
    
2023-2024 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University

Fees and Deposits



It is mandatory that all students pay applicable tuition, deposits, and fees each semester. The Board of Governors reserves the right to change fees and deposits when necessary and without notice. Any unpaid fees owing on the fee deadline dates included below will result in the cancellation of registration in all classes for the semester and a reinstatement fee will apply. For additional information, visit mru.ca or in-person at the Office of the Registrar (A101) unless specified below.

Important Dates

FALL 2023

August 15, 2023 - Full fees due (registered students only) 1

September 15, 2023 - Last day to adjust registration (Add/Drop) with full tuition refund (less tuition deposit/registration deposit) 2

Students cancelling their registration in full after August 15, 2023, and on or before September 15, 2023, will receive a full-tuition credit less the $125 nonrefundable registration deposit OR the $425 nonrefundable tuition deposit, on their student account. No tuition credit of fees will be given after September 16, 2023.

September 15, 2023 - Full fees due 3
September 29, 2023 - Last day to be re-instated 4

WINTER 2024

January 12, 2024 - Last day to adjust registration (Add/Drop) with full tuition refund (less tuition deposit) ²
January 12, 2024 - Full fees due ³
January 31, 2024 - Last day to be re-instated 4

SPRING 2024

May 9, 2024 - Last day to adjust registration (Add/Drop) with full tuition refund (less tuition deposit) ²
May 9, 2024 - Full fees due ³
May 21, 2024- Last day to be re-instated 4

SUMMER 2024

July 5, 2024 - Last day to adjust registration (Add/Drop) with full tuition refund (less tuition deposit) ²
July 5, 2024 - Full fees due ³
July 16, 2024 - Last day to be re-instated 4

1 Applies to students who have registered in courses on or prior to this date. Non-payment or partial payment of fees results in de-registration from all classes.

2 Students may no longer change their registration and are financially responsible for all classes on record at this time. No tuition credit of fees will be given after the Full Fee Deadline.

3 Applies to all students. Non-payment or partial payment of fees results in de-registration from all classes.

4 Students must reinstate into all courses that were on the registration record as of the Add/Drop deadline and all fees must be paid in full at the time of reinstatement. No exceptions will be permitted.

How to Pay Tuition and Mandatory Fees

Internet Banking

Pay your tuition online at any time through most major banks or credit unions. Add Mount Royal University as a payee through your online banking. Your student ID number is the account number required to make a payment.

Credit Card Payments - Online

By Mail

  • Money order

Not Accepted

  • Personal cheques
  • Postdated cheques of any kind
  • International money orders
  • Credit cards cannot be used in person
For more information visit our website.

Fee Payment Procedures for all Semesters

Any unpaid fees owing after any Fee Deadline will result in the cancellation of registration in all classes for the Semester. After the initial Fee Deadline is missed (applicable to fall semester only), students may register and are automatically assessed a $150 re-registration fee. After the Full Fee Deadline for any semester is missed, students may only re-register at the Office of the Registrar and are automatically assessed a $150 re-registration fee.

All newly admitted students pay a $425 non-refundable tuition deposit. The Tuition Deposit for new students confirms their acceptance of an offer of admission into a program. Although the deposit is non-refundable, it will be credited toward regular tuition fees.

All continuing students pay a $125 per semester non-refundable Registration Deposit. The Registration Deposit for continuing students confirms their intent to register for the semester. Although the deposit is non-refundable, it will be credited toward regular tuition fees. The Registration Deposit is not required for the Spring and Summer semesters.

MANDATORY FEES (M = mandatory for all students MFT = mandatory for all full-time students)
FEE TYPE AND AMOUNT TYPE DESCRIPTION
Application - fee
$100, non-refundable
M Must accompany every admission or re-admission application in order to be processed. This amount is not credited toward tuition fees. 
Tuition - deposit
$425, non-refundable
M Applicable to all newly admitted students or continuing students applying to a new program. This deposit confirms acceptance of an offer of admission into a program. Upon registration, this amount is credited toward tuition fees. 
Registration - deposit
$125, non-refundable
M Applicable to all continuing students. This deposit confirms attendance in the applicable term. Upon registration, this amount is credited toward tuition fees. The Registration Deposit is not required for the Spring and Summer semesters.
General
See online fee table
M Covers recreation and athletics fees and accident insurance fees. 
M Recreation & Athletics: The Recreation and Athletics fee is used to support and develop varsity sport and recreation programs and services for the University community. See online fee table. For more information on Recreation and Athletics, visit their website.
M Student services fee: The Student Services fee is a mandatory fee, assessed on a per-term basis, that directly supports services vital to students’ academic and personal success. It is a comprehensive fee that is applied to services and supports in Student Affairs, Enrolment Services and International Education. A report detailing how this fee supports the student experience is published annually. See online fee table.
MFT UPass: Provides unlimited use of Calgary Transit buses and LRT. For more info visit the Parking Office (Room EA1016) or online.  See online fee table.
M Insurance: This fee is levied each semester and is intended to provide students with accident expense reimbursement, dental accident reimbursement and permanent total disability benefit. See online fee table. 
Other Fees - Instructional Equipment and Lab Fee M The instructional equipment and lab fee provides supplementary funding for the purchase of supplies and equipment used for instructional support purposes by students and faculty. This fee is calculated as a part of your total tuition.
Students’ Association
Collected by MRU on behalf of SAMRU
See online fee table
M Capital Campaign: funds necessary to develop Wyckham House Student Centre to better accommodate student needs (including renovations and new program offerings).
M General: funds necessary to provide services and representation to students and to operate Wyckham House Student Centre. For a complete list of programs and services, visit SAMRU
MFT Health and dental: applicable to students taking nine credits or more in each semester of registration. Charged in both the Fall and Winter semesters. Insurance coverage extends from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31 of each year. For more information on how to opt out of your health and dental benefits, visit Z001 in Wyckham House.
M Scholarship provides scholarships and bursaries to Mount Royal students. All Students’ Association fees are collected by Mount Royal University on behalf of the Students’ Association (SAMRU). Any inquiries should be directed to SAMRU in Wyckham House Student Centre.
M Reflector Fee: The Reflector fee is collected by the Students’ Association through an agreement with the Reflector - the autonomous student newspaper on campus.

 

ACADEMIC FEES
FEE TYPE AND AMOUNT DESCRIPTION
Audit student
50% of the normal course fee
See Registration Information.
Degree program non-credit work experience and Co-operative Education
Subject to change
Fees charged to students for non-credit work experience, Co-operative Education, professional development courses and program-specific fees may differ from the fees for full courses. For further details see the online fee table.
International/Non-resident student
See fee schedule
International Students defined as students who do not have Canadian Citizenship Status or Permanent Resident Status in Canada are required to pay fees based on the International Student Fee Schedule
Unclassified Registration Fee
$75, non-refundable
Applicable to all students who register as an “unclassified student”. This amount is not credited toward tuition fees.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
50% of course fee is assessed
Applicable to students requesting assessment and recognition of prior learning. See Transfer Credit and Evaluation of Prior Learning.
Re-registration
$150, non-refundable
Applicable to students whose registration is cancelled due to non-payment of tuition and/or other fees. Reinstatement is subject to course availability. This amount is not credited toward tuition fees. 
Special programs
applicable for fall/winter only

Aviation: Flight training fees are assigned to the flight training hours. Flight training fees are subject to change depending on operating costs for aircraft and related services and are due immediately upon registration. Contact the program directly for more information.

Bachelor of Interior Design has unique tuition and fee structure due to the cost of delivery. This includes a program fee assessed by term based on the student’s full-time or part-time status. 

Bachelor of Communications, Broadcast Media Studies has unique tuition and fee structure due to the cost of delivery. This includes a program fee assessed by term based on the student’s full-time or part-time status.

Bachelor of Social Work has unique tuition and fee structure due to the cost of delivery. This includes a program fee assessed by term based on the student’s full-time or part-time status

Technology Enhanced Resource Fees

Instructors may utilize Technology Enhanced Resources including but not limited to: web space, online simulations, software-based classroom response systems, and supplementary software assessment(s).

The maximum cost permitted per three-credit course for Technology Enhanced Resources is $125. The cost limit will be reviewed and adjusted accordingly on an annual basis.  Students must be made aware of the associated costs and technical requirements for use of this technology prior to the first day of classes for each semester. This information must also be provided in the course outline.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE FEES
FEE TYPE AND AMOUNT DESCRIPTION
Convocation
$50
Applicable to students attending convocation (covers cost of regalia and parchment).
Duplicate document
$10 per copy requested
Charged to replace T2202A forms. Tax forms from 2003 onwards are available free of charge through MyMRU
Student Permit renewal letter
$25 per request
Applicable to registered international students who require formal verification of enrolment status.
Confirmation of graduation
$10 
Applicable to students requiring a letter confirming the status of their graduation application.
Confirmation of enrolment
$6 
Applicable to registered students who require formal verification of enrolment status, excluding study permit renewal.
Custom letters and forms
$10 
Applicable to students who require a customized form or letter.
Late graduation application fee
$50 
Applicable to students who apply to graduate after the deadline.
Parchment replacement
$50
Charged per parchment replacement request. Email studentrecords@mtroyal.ca or visit the Office of the Registrar (Room A101).
Transcript Request

$16, per official MyCreds share
$20, per official paper copy
$5, per unofficial copy

Official transcripts are normally issued to educational institutions, potential employers and students upon request. Unofficial transcripts are issued to students on demand. For more information visit MyMRU, the Office at the Registrar (A101) or email studentrecords@mtroyal.ca

Information on all financial assistance programs described below is available from the Office of the Registrar (A101).

For students applying for student loans through Alberta, applications must be received 30 days prior to the student’s study period end date: however, students are advised to apply well before the beginning of the academic session for which assistance is required.

Additional Information

Deferrals for Government Student Loans

In order to have a deferral prior to the fee payment deadline, students must confirm with the Office of the Registrar (A101) that they will be receiving government funding. Once a loan is signed by the University, payment of fees for any courses that are then added (e.g. waitlist or program adjustment) is the student’s responsibility. If any charges remain outstanding on the fee payment deadlines, the student will be deregistered from all classes. More information.

Third-Party Sponsorship

Mount Royal will issue an invoice on behalf of a student who is sponsored by an outside organization (e.g., Workers Compensation Board or an Indigenous Band) as a service to students and sponsoring agencies. To be eligible for third-party billing, sponsoring agencies must complete and submit a sponsorship form prior to all applicable fee payment deadline dates. Acceptance of third-party billing is at the discretion of Mount Royal University. All sponsorship documents must be received prior to all applicable fee payment deadline dates. Any fees that remain outstanding on a student account must be paid prior to all fee payment deadlines or the student will be de-registered from all courses. studentspons@mtroyal.ca

Administration Fee for Tuition Charge Backs

A student who cancels or charges back a payment that results in tuition owing will have a financial hold placed on their account for one year. Future payments must be made by cash, certified cheque, money order or through Internet banking. For credit card charge-backs and returned bank payments, a per-item fee of $35 will be assessed.

Domestic Students

Students who are assessed domestic fees may be required to provide valid proof of Canadian citizenship upon request.

International/Non-Resident Students

International students whose immigration status changes will be required to provide proof of permanent status before a change in fee assessment is made. Appropriate documentation must be received prior to all applicable fee payment deadlines.

Fee Refunds

Credits due to tuition/fee adjustments are only issued to students who follow formal cancellation procedures before the deadlines shown in the Academic Schedule. No tuition/fee adjustment credits will be issued after the end of the Add/Drop period for each semester.

Mount Royal University will refund the original payment method used when possible. The student’s responsibility is to ensure that the address on file is current, as refunds cannot be processed if an address is inactive. Refunds can take from five to seven weeks to process. 

Eligible students with credit balances due to overpayments, scholarships, government loans or grants are automatically refunded after the final fee deadline for each term. Mount Royal University now uses Interac e-Transfer (Email Money Transfer) for non-Plastiq student refunds. Interac e-transfer is fast and convenient. You will receive a notification to your MRU email asking you to choose where you wish to deposit your funds. 

Students can request that the credit balance be carried forward to a future term. This request must be made to Student Fees via email (studentfees@mtroyal.ca) within one week after the last day to adjust registration. Students will need to provide their full name and student ID number when requesting the funds be transferred and will need to specify which term the funds are to be transferred to.