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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 $500 - $1,000.

PROGRAM

ESTIMATED BOOKS AND SUPPLIES

Engineering & Applied Science

$1,920 - $2,200

Arts and Science

(Including Concurrent Education Programs)

$1,600

Art History

$1,830

Commerce

$2,162 - $2,643

Computing

$1,616

Education

$4,151

Film Studies 

$1,944 - $2,194

Fine Art

$2,150 - $3,100

Kinesiology

$2,116 - $2,466

Music

$1,744 - $2,909

Nursing Science 

$2,095 - $2,858

School of Medicine

$3,670 - $4,151

 Faculty of Law

$2,330 - $2,372

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

$8,967 - $16,605*

$625 - $1009 per month (Typically a 12 month lease) 1

Food

Included in "Rent and Utilities" $1,760 - $2,256 2

Miscellaneous

(Cell Phone, Clothing/Laundry, Recreation,

Other Personal Expenses etc.)

$2,416 $2,416

Transportation

Varies Varies

UHIP (International Students Only)

$480 $480

Total

$11,383 - $19,501+ $9,176 - $13,224+

1 For sole-support or married parents, rent costs will likely be closer to $1,545 - $2,051 per month.

2 For sole-support or married parents, food costs will likely be closer to $722- $1,172 per month, or $8,660 - $14,065 per year.

*Refer to 2020-21 Residence Fee Schedule

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)

In Residence on Campus

(September to April - 8 Months)

EXPENSE

APPROXIMATE COST (Canadian Funds)

Tuition and Fees

$7,221

Books and Supplies

$2,100 (Includes cost of Computer - $500)

Room and Board
(Residence)

$8,967 - $16,605
Refer to 2020-21 Residence Fee Schedule

Additional Meals

$720

Transportation
(Bus trip home)

$720 (this amount can vary greatly depending on destination)

Miscellaneous
(Cell Phone, Clothing/Laundry, Recreation, Other personal Expenses)

$2,416

Total (Approximate)

$22,144 - $34,782

Off Campus

(September to April - 8 Months)

EXPENSE

APPROXIMATE COST (Canadian Funds)

Tuition and Fees

$7,221

Books and Supplies

$2,100 (Includes cost of Computer - $500)

Rent and Utilities

$625 per month (Typically a 12 month lease)

Food

$2,256

Transportation
(Bus trip home)

$720 (this amount can vary greatly depending on destination)
Miscellaneous
(Cell Phone, Clothing/Laundry, Recreation, Other personal Expenses)
$2,416

Total (Approximate)

$19,713
International Undergraduate Student (single, no children, Arts and Science)

(September to April - 8 Months)

EXPENSE

APPROXIMATE COST (Canadian Funds)

Tuition and Fees

$45,257 - $50,358

Books and Supplies

$2,100 (Includes cost of Computer - $500)

Room and Board
(Residence)

$8,967 - $16,605
Refer to 2020-21 Residence Fee Schedule

Additional Meals

$720

Transportation
(Return flight home)

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

Miscellaneous

$2,416

UHIP​

$480

Total (Approximate)

$61,940 - $74,679
International Masters or Doctoral Student (single, no children)

(September to August - 12 Months)

EXPENSE

APPROXIMATE COST (Canadian Funds)

Tuition and Fees

$14,855

Books and Supplies

$1,565 - $2,350 (Includes cost of computer - $500)
Rent and Utilities

$12,108

Food

$3,384

Transportation

$1,260

Miscellaneous

$3,624

UHIP​

$720

Total (Approximate)

$37,516 - $38,301
International Masters or Doctoral Student (married with two children)

(September to August - 12 Months)

EXPENSE

APPROXIMATE COST (Canadian Funds)

Tuition and Fees

$14,855

Books and Supplies

$1,565 - $2,350 (Includes cost of computer - $500)

Rent and Utilities

$21,396

Food

$11,424

Transportation

$4,980

Miscellaneous

$9,132

UHIP

$2,160

Total (Approximate)

$65,512 - $66,297