There are three (3) terms per year:  September to December, January to April and May to August.

12.1. GRADUATE STUDENT TUITION

Tuition is assessed at the time of registration. Tuition is defined as follows:

Tuition: Assessment for credit instruction (degree or diploma). Tuition provides access to basic University-wide services associated with credit instruction.

Most students registering in a thesis- or project-based degree program will pay a fixed amount each term, called a Standard Term Tuition, from the beginning to the end of their program of studies.  Some programs (course-based, for example) may have different registration and tuition requirements. Tuition will not be assessed when a student is on an approved leave.

Students attending the U of S in a joint/sandwich student program will pay tuition to the U of S for each term, in which they are registered in graduate studies at the U of S.

Students attending the U of S in a dual degree program will pay standard term tuition to the U of S for each term in which they are registered in graduate studies at the U of S.

Students are required to pay tuition for any courses they take which are not part of their program of studies.

For up-to-date information about program tuition and fees, students should refer to the Tuition page on the University of Saskatchewan website.

The current Tuition and fee Schedule is available. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all outstanding tuition and fees are paid.

12.1.1. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION DIFFERENTIAL

Under the standard tuition model, international students are assessed a tuition differential. International students in special tuition programs will be assessed per the tuition agreement for those programs. For up-to-date information about program tuition and fees, students should refer to the Tuition page on the University of Saskatchewan website.
Detailed information about current tuition and fees can be found.

12.1.2. TUITION AND FEES FOLLOWING UNAPPROVED TERMS OF ABSENCE

When permission has been granted by the academic unit and the CGPS for a student to resume a Program of Studies in which the student has not maintained continuous registration without officially withdrawing, retroactive tuition shall be assessed in the amount the student would have paid had they maintained continuous registration from the time of first registration. Late payment penalties and retroactive student fees will be applied.

12.1.3. TUITION REFUND FOLLOWING THESIS PROGRAM COMPLETION

Program Completion During the Term

Graduate students who defend their thesis and complete all program requirements prior to the end of an academic term may be eligible for a partial tuition refund. Only students in thesis-based programs are eligible.

To be eligible for a refund, all program requirements must be complete and submitted, including all defence and program completion paperwork from the academic unit and student, and the final thesis being successfully submitted through the electronic site. The date that all of these requirements are met is the student's official completion date, and will be the date used to assess any refund.

Refunds are pro-rated monthly (e.g. a student with a completion date which falls on any day in January will receive a tuition refund for February, March and April. A student who completes on any day in February will receive a tuition refund for March and April, etc.). This refund applies only to tuition, student fees are non-refundable.

See Procedures and Guidelines 8.1.3 for additional information and instructions on applying for a partial refund.

Program Completion Prior to the Term Add/Drop Deadline

Students who complete all requirements prior to the University add/drop deadline in a term (per the Academic Calendar) have the ability to drop their registration for the term, which will result in a full refund of tuition AND fees for that term. Students must do this themselves through the Registration Channel in PAWS. The resulting refund is automatic and does not require the submission of a refund application form.

Before dropping registration for the term, students must ensure that all program requirements are complete and submitted, including all defence and program completion paperwork from the academic unit and student, and the final thesis being successfully submitted through the electronic site. If a student drops registration for the term and has not completed all requirements, they will be required to re-register and will be responsible for any associated tuition and fees.

Refunds will be placed on the student's account by Registrarial Services, Student and Enrolment Services Division.

To apply for a refund, please visit the Financial Services Division website to access a Request for Refund form. Eligible students can expect to receive the credit on their account within one month after completion of requirements. Contact grad.fees@usask.ca for further details.

12.2. GRADUATE STUDENT FEES

Graduate Student Fees are assessed at the time of registration. All graduate students shall pay graduate student fees at the prevailing rate as posted.