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Queen's University
 

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How Much Does It Cost?

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. 

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.

Estimated Living and Educational Expenses:

Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional Students:

OFF CAMPUS

Undergraduate

(8 Months)

Medicine

(8 Months)

Law

(8 Months)

Graduate

(12 Months)

Tuition and Fees

Domestic International

Domestic

International

Domestic

International

Domestic

International

Books and Supplies

Refer to Books and Supplies Table below

Living Expenses

Off-Campus: The cost of living off campus varies depending on the type of accommodations you choose (e.g. living alone, living with roommates),and other lifestyle choices.

 

Living in Residence? Refer to Living Expenses (In Residence)

Rent and Utilities

$4,350-$6,900

$6,500-$10,500

Food

$1,800-$2,000

$2,700-$2,900

Telephone

(long distance, cell phone)

$200-$440

$300-$660

Clothing/Laundry

$480-$560 

$720-$840

Recreation

$500-$700

$720-$1,080

Personal Expenses

(e.g. hygiene products)

$400-$680

$600-$1,020

Transportation

(Includes Return Trip Home)

Travel costs vary significantly depending on distance and frequency of trips home.  Students receive full access to Kingston Public Transit System (Some exceptions apply).  Contact your student society (AMS or SGPS) for further details.**

UHIP

(International and U.S. student only)

$684

University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) rate for a single individual for 2013/2014. Please visit Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) website for further information about UHIP.

** Normal transportation within Canada; amount varies if travelling outside of Canada and/or if travel is required for research

 

Sole-Support or Married Student with Two Children:

(Estimated monthly expenses for planning purposes only)

EXPENSE

ESTIMATED COST Per Month

Sole Support Parent with 2 Children

ESTIMATED COST Per Month

Married Student  with 2 Children

Tuition and Fees

Refer to Domestic or International Tuition and Fees under the appropriate 

Faculty or School in the table above.

Books and Supplies

Refer to Books and Supplies Table below

Rent and utilities

$1,330

$1,540

Food

$620

$825

Transportation

$275

$300

Miscellaneous

(Includes Personal & Health Care, Clothing, Household Cleaning, Entertainment, Recreation)

$460

$675

 

Undergraduate Programs - Living Expenses (In Residence)

Typically, undergraduate students choose to live on campus in a Queen's residence during their first year.  The cost of living in residence varies depending on the type of room (e.g. single, double), the meal plan option you choose (e.g. 10 meals/week, 15 meals/week, 18 meals/week, etc.), and other lifestyle choices. For more information please visit the Queen's Residences website. The figures below provide an estimate of the cost of living in residence for a single student.

EXPENSE

ESTIMATED COST

(8 month study period)

Residence

(including meal plan fees and ResNet)

Visit University Residence web site.

Additional Meals

$680 - $850

Refer to Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional Living Expenses (Off-Campus) table above for estimated costs of Clothing/Laundry, Recreation, Personal Expenses, Transportation, and UHIP. 

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

$1,300

Commerce

$1,830-$1,930

Computing

$1,165

Education

$2,280

Film Studies 

$1,450-$1,700

Fine Art

$1,950-$2,600

Kinesiology/Phys-Ed

$1,570-$1,900

Music

$1,200-$2,400

Nursing Science 

$1,590-$2,275

Theology

$2,250-3,300

 Graduate Student

$1,300-2,100 

 School of Medicine

$3,170-$3,300

 Faculty of Law

$1,850

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