Program Fees Fall/Winter 2017-18

New students should login to Carleton Central (once they are registered in courses) to view the most up-to-date information about their fees.

Costs for Domestic students taking first-year courses:

Costs for Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents
Course Cost
#1 Carleton University credit course $ 1,402.24
#1 ESP/AESP Workshop $ 980.00
#2 Carleton University credit course $ 1,402.24
#2 ESP/AESP Workshop $ 980.00
# 3 First Year Seminar (credit course) $ 1,402.24
U-Pass (bus pass, mandatory fee) $ 409.24
Total $6,575.96

*Note: The above table does not include fees for health or dental, as ESP/AESP students are not automatically enrolled in the student health and dental plan nor charged any fees.  The costs to opt in for the 2017-2018 year will be announced in August; please see the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) website for more information.  The deadline to opt-in is September 30, 2017. 

Costs for International students taking first year courses:

Costs for International Students
#1 Carleton University credit course $ 5,434.24
#1 ESP/AESP Workshop $ 980.00
#2 Carleton University credit course $ 5,434.24
#2 ESP/AESP Workshop $ 980.00
# 3 First Year Seminar (credit course) $ 5,434.24
U-Pass (bus pass mandatory fee) $ 409.24
UHIP (mandatory health insurance) $ 612.00
Total $19,283.96

Payment Deadline

Payment for your Fall Term is due by August 25, 2017 and your Winter Term fees are due November 25, 2017 to avoid additional charges. If you are planning to apply for student loans, be sure to apply as soon as possible (there’s no need to wait for an admissions decision to begin your application). If you will be receiving funding from a Government Student Aid Program such as OSAP, you may be eligible to defer fee payment beyond the August 25 payment deadline (to September 14 for the Fall and January 12 for the winter). Please contact our Student Accounts office if you have any concerns about meeting the payment deadline at 613-520-3626 or student_accounts@carleton.ca.

What if I pay after the deadline?

Students who have not made arrangements to have their fees paid by September 30, 2017 will be deregistered from all courses for the fall and winter terms.

Detailed payment information can be found on the Student Accounts website: carleton.ca/fees. Please contact our Student Accounts office if you have any concerns about meeting the payment deadline at 613-520-3626 or student_accounts@carleton.ca.

Do I have to pay for both terms at the same time?

No – while many students and parents prefer to pay the entire academic year up-front, you do have an option to pay by term, provided your payments are received by the associated deadlines (August 25th for the fall and November 25th for winter term fees). Make sure you are aware of the late and interest charge penalties for late payment, as well as our financial hold policy.

How can I check my balance?

You may check your balance online via Carleton Central. Click on “Calculate Amount to Pay” from the “Registration” menu. The ‘Total Amount to Pay’ amount is your account balance. The ‘Minimum Amount to Pay’ amount is the balance for your fall term (if electing to pay by term).

Budget

Canadian students should expect to budget about $16,000 per year if living away from home.

Please see the Awards Office website for interactive resources to help you with calculating your costs.

Bursaries

Bursaries are monetary awards based on financial need. Some bursary support is available to ESP/AESP students demonstrating financial need.  See the Awards Office website for details on applying for a bursary. Most ESP students apply for a bursary in the fall, and if successful, receive it for the winter semester.

Student Loans

Students enrolled in the ESP/AESP students may be eligible, if qualified, for assistance under one or more of the following components of the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP):

  • the Canada Student Loans Program (CSL)
  • the Ontario Student Loans Plan (OSL)

You apply for both of these programs on one application through the OSAP website.

Not all provinces fund the program. For further information about financial support available to ESP/AESP students, please contact Carleton’s Awards Office.