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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. 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

$2,160 - $2,640

Computing

$1,620

Education

$4,150

Film Studies 

$1,945 - $2,195

Fine Art

$2,150 - $3,100

Kinesiology

$2,115 - $2,465

Music

$1,745 - $2,910

Nursing Science 

$2,095 - $2,860

School of Medicine

$3,670 - $6,300

 Faculty of Law

$2,330 - $2,375

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

$15,160 - $17,050*

$650 - $1025 per month (Typically a 12 month lease) 1

Food

Included in "Rent and Utilities" $285 per month 2

Miscellaneous

(Cell Phone, Clothing/Laundry, Recreation,

Other Personal Expenses etc.)

$2,450 $2,450

Transportation

Varies Varies

UHIP (International Students Only)

$480 $480

Total

$17,610 - $19,980+ $9,930 - $13,410+

1 For sole-support or married parents with children, rent costs will likely be closer to $1,570 - $1,800 per month.

2 For sole-support or married parents with children, food costs will likely be closer to $730 - $965 per month, or $8,760 - $11,580 per year.

*Refer to 2021-22 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

$7,220

Books and Supplies

$1,600

Room and Board
(Residence)

$15,160 - $17,050
Refer to 2021-22 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)

$2,450

Total (Approximate)

$27,870 - $29,760

Off Campus

(September to April - 8 Months)

EXPENSE

APPROXIMATE COST (Canadian Funds)

Tuition and Fees

$7,220

Books and Supplies

$1,600

Rent and Utilities

$650 - $1,025 per month (Typically a 12 month lease)

Food

$285 per month

Transportation
(Bus trip home)

$720 (this amount can vary greatly depending on destination)
Miscellaneous
(Cell Phone, Clothing/Laundry, Recreation, Other personal Expenses)
$2,450

Total (Approximate)

$19,470 - $22,470
International 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

$50,355 - $53,000

Books and Supplies

$1,600

Room and Board
(Residence)

$15,160 - $17,050
Refer to 2021-22 Residence Fee Schedule

Additional Meals

$720

Transportation
(Return flight home)

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

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

$2,450

UHIP​

$480

Total (Approximate)

$72,765 - $77,300

Off Campus

(September to April - 8 Months)

EXPENSE

APPROXIMATE COST (Canadian Funds)

Tuition and Fees

$50,355 - $53,000

Books and Supplies

$1,600
Rent and Utilities

$650 - $1,025 per month (Typically a 12 month lease)

Food

$285 per month

Transportation
(Return flight home)

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

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

$2,450

UHIP​

$480

Total (Approximate)

$64,365 - $70,010
International Masters or Doctoral Student (single, no children)

(September to August - 12 Months)

EXPENSE

APPROXIMATE COST (Canadian Funds)

Tuition and Fees

$14,855 (3 terms)

Books and Supplies

$1,565 - $1,850
Rent and Utilities

$850 - $1025 per month (Typically a 12 month lease)

Food

$285 per month

Transportation
(Return flight home)

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

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

$3,675 per year

UHIP​

$720 per year

Total (Approximate)

$36,435 - $38,820
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 - $1,850

Rent and Utilities

$1,810 per month (Typically a 12 month lease)

Food

$965 per month

Transportation
(Return flight home)

$2,000 (this amount can vary greatly depending on destination and number of family members)

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

$9,460 per year

UHIP

$2,160

Total (Approximate)

$63,340 - $63,625