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Costs

The information below provides guidelines for the costs you may incur, including tuition and fees, education, and basic living expenses. The amount it costs to attend Queen's will depend somewhat on the choices you make. The Student Awards Office provides financial advising free of charge to students who need help budgeting or wish to learn more about financial aid options.

Note: if you are trying to determine the cost of attendance for U.S. Student Loans purposes please visit the U.S. Student Loans section.

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Estimated Living and Educational Expenses:

Books and Supplies

Below are estimated costs for books and supplies (e.g. lab kit, specialty software) associated with most programs. Costs may vary depending on the courses a student selects. The cost of a computer is not included. Depending on your program, you may need to have access to a personal computer. If purchasing a computer, you should budget approximately $750 - $1,000.

PROGRAM

ESTIMATED BOOKS AND SUPPLIES

Engineering & Applied Science

$1,700

Arts and Science

(Including Concurrent Education Programs)

$1,100

Art History

$1,330

Commerce

$1,830 - $1,930

Computing

$1,100

Education

$3,400

Film Studies 

$1,450 - $1,700

Fine Art

$1,950 - $2,600

Kinesiology/Phys-Ed

$1,600 - $1,950

Music

$1,240 - $2,400

Nursing Science 

$1,600 - $2,360

Theology

$1,750

 School of Medicine

$3,170 - $3,400

 Faculty of Law

$1,850

Living Expenses

Below are estimated living expenses for a typical single student. Costs may vary depending on a student's personal situation.

EXPENSE

In Residence

(1 Person, 8 Months)

Off-Campus

(1 Person, 8 Months)

Rent and Utilities

$13,284 - $15,009 $550 - $800 per month (Typically a 12 month lease) 1

Food

Included in "Rent and Utilities" $2,000 - $3,200 2

Cell Phone (Optional)

$35 - $65 per month $35 - $65 per month

Clothing/Laundry

$480 - $560 $480 - $560 3

Recreation

$500 - $700 $500 - $700 4

Personal Expenses

$400 - $680 $400 - $680 5

Transportation

Varies Varies

UHIP (International Students Only)

$612 $612

Total

$14,664 - $17,626+ $10,260 - $15,872+

1 For sole-support or married parents, rent costs will likely be closer to $1,100 - $1,800 per month.

2 For sole-support or married parents, food costs will likely be closer to $750 - $1,000 per month, or $6,000 - $8000 per year.

3 For sole-support or married parents, clothing/laundry costs will likely be closer to $750 - $1200 per year.

4 For sole-support or married parents, recreation costs will likely be closer to $800 - $1,000 per year.

5 For sole-support or married parents, personal expenses will likely be closer to $700 - $1,000 per month per year.

Sample Budgets

The information below provides guidelines for the approximate costs you may incur, including tuition and fees, education, and basic living expenses. The amount it costs to attend Queen's will depend somewhat on the choices you make.

Domestic Undergraduate Student (single, no children, Arts and Science)

(September to April - 8 Months)

EXPENSE

APPROXIMATE COST (Canadian Funds)

Tuition and Fees

$7,714

Books and Supplies

$1,850 (Includes cost of Computer - $750)

Room and Board
(Residence)

$13,284 - $15,009

Additional Meals

$680

Transportation
(Bus trip home)

$200 (this amount can vary greatly depending on destination)

Miscellaneous

$2,100

Total (Approximate)

$26,690
International Undergraduate Student (single, no children, Arts and Science)

(September to April - 8 Months)

EXPENSE

APPROXIMATE COST (Canadian Funds)

Tuition and Fees

$32,137

Books and Supplies

$1,850 (Includes cost of Computer - $750)

Room and Board
(Residence)

$12,942 - $13,242

Additional Meals

$680

Transportation
(Return flight home)

$2,000 (this amount can vary greatly depending on destination)

Miscellaneous

$2,100

UHIP​

$612

Total (Approximate)

$48,471
International Masters or Doctoral Student (single, no children)

(September to August - 12 Months)

EXPENSE

APPROXIMATE COST (Canadian Funds)

Tuition and Fees

$14,634

Books and Supplies

$2,100 (Includes cost of computer - $750)
Rent and Utilities

$10,475

Food

$2,920

Transportation

$1,100

Miscellaneous

$3,100

UHIP​

$612

Total (Approximate)

$34,941
International Masters or Doctoral Student (married with two children)

(September to August - 12 Months)

EXPENSE

APPROXIMATE COST (Canadian Funds)

Tuition and Fees

$14,634

Books and Supplies

$2,100 (Includes cost of computer - $750)

Rent and Utilities

$18,530

Food

$9,900

Transportation

$3,320

Miscellaneous

$8,000

UHIP

$1,836

Total (Approximate)

$58,320