Costs for 1 term (4 months) of BASE

Tuition
and incidental costs
MATH
International
(study permit)
ALL OTHER FACULTIES
International
(study permit)
ALL FACULTIES (including Math)
Canadian/
Permanent resident
BASE program fee $8,873.00 $8,873.00 $8,873.00
University course (0.5 units)* $5,063.60 $4,677.20 $683.00
Incidental fees $898.56 $898.56 $623.26
Total (excluding HST) $14,835.16 $14,448.76 $10,179.26

The costs above are for the 2022/2023 academic year. These are estimated costs and are in Canadian dollars (CAD). Exact costs will be available 5 weeks prior to starting classes and can be found on our fee schedules page.

NOTE: The BASE program is not eligible for OSAP.

*This cost is per course. Some programs require you to complete more than one course.

See costs for iBASE.

Other expenses (per term):

  • Books and supplies for BASE program: approximately $250.
  • Residence living: $5,800-8,200 depending on your residence and meal plan.
  • Personal expenses (e.g. phone, entertainment, recreation, laundry, clothing): $1,500.

Amounts vary depending on your needs.

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