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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

$1,700

Arts and Science

(Including Concurrent Education Programs)

$1,100

Art History

$1,330

Commerce

$1,660 - $2,145

Computing

$1,100

Education

$3,575

Film Studies 

$1,450 - $1,700

Fine Art

$1,650 - $2,100

Kinesiology

$1,600 - $1,950

Music

$1,240 - $2,400

Nursing Science 

$1,600 - $2,360

School of Medicine

$3,170 - $3,575

 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

$7,145 - $15,525*

$600 - $950 per month (Typically a 12 month lease) 1

Food

Included in "Rent and Utilities $1,688 - $2,160 2

Miscellaneous

(Cell Phone, Clothing/Laundry, Recreation, Other Personal Expenses etc.)

$2,300 $2,300

Transportation

Varies Varies

UHIP (International Students Only)

$624 $624

Total

$10,070 - $18,450+ $9,425 - $12,690+

1 For sole-support or married parents, rent costs will likely be closer to $1,490 - $1,975 per month.

2 For sole-support or married parents, food costs will likely be closer to $700 - $1,125 per month, or $5,600 - $9,000 per year.

*Refer to 2018-2019 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)

(September to April - 8 Months)

EXPENSE

APPROXIMATE COST (Canadian Funds)

Tuition and Fees

$7,853

Books and Supplies

$1,600 (Includes cost of Computer - $500)

Room and Board
(Residence)

$7,145 - $15,525
Refer to 2018-2019 Residence Fee Schedule

Additional Meals

$720

Transportation
(Bus trip home)

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

Miscellaneous

$2,320

Total (Approximate)

$19,840 - $28,220
International Undergraduate Student (single, no children, Arts and Science)

(September to April - 8 Months)

EXPENSE

APPROXIMATE COST (Canadian Funds)

Tuition and Fees

$43,422

Books and Supplies

$1,600 (Includes cost of Computer - $500)

Room and Board
(Residence)

$7,145 - $15,525
Refer to 2018-2019 Residence Fee Schedule

Additional Meals

$720

Transportation
(Return flight home)

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

Miscellaneous

$2,320

UHIP​

$624

Total (Approximate)

$57,831 - $66,211
International Masters or Doctoral Student (single, no children)

(September to August - 12 Months)

EXPENSE

APPROXIMATE COST (Canadian Funds)

Tuition and Fees

$14,748

Books and Supplies

$1,850 (Includes cost of computer - $500)
Rent and Utilities

$11,616

Food

$3,240

Transportation

$1,212

Miscellaneous

$3,480

UHIP​

$624

Total (Approximate)

$36,770
International Masters or Doctoral Student (married with two children)

(September to August - 12 Months)

EXPENSE

APPROXIMATE COST (Canadian Funds)

Tuition and Fees

$14,748

Books and Supplies

$1,850 (Includes cost of computer - $500)

Rent and Utilities

$20,532

Food

$10,956

Transportation

$4,800

Miscellaneous

$8,940

UHIP

$1,872

Total (Approximate)

$63,698