Tuition regulations

Rules that govern post-secondary tuition and non-instructional fee increases in Alberta.


Tuition and non-instructional fee increases at public post-secondary institutions in Alberta are subject to the following rules:

  • Tuition remains frozen for 2019-20 and will not increase until the next academic year, beginning in September 2020
  • An institution’s average tuition and apprenticeship fee increases cannot increase by more than 7% each year for the next three years
  • An institution cannot increase tuition for any single program by more than 10% each year
  • Students must be given the opportunity to provide input into tuition and fee increases
  • International students have a guaranteed rate of tuition for the standard length of their programs

The Minister of Advanced Education also has the authority to regulate mandatory non-instructional fees, set apprenticeship fees and approve exceptional tuition increases.

More details can be found in the Alberta tuition framework.


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If you have questions about the upcoming changes to post-secondary education in Alberta, email [email protected].