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First-year tuition

Below is an overview of tuition fees. Use our budget calculator to estimate your total costs and resources, including tuition, residence, meal plan, and more.

Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident fees for 2 terms/8 months of school

Faculty or program Approximate tuition and incidentals Books, supplies
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Environment, Faculty of Science $7,700 $2,000
Faculty of Engineering, Software Engineering $17,446 $2,000
Faculty of Mathematics* $7,549 $2,000
Accounting and Financial Management, Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy, Mathematics/Chartered Professional Accountancy** $7,860 $2,000
Architecture $10,858 $4,000
Business Administration (Laurier) and Computer Science (Waterloo) Double Degree $16,176 $2,000
Business Administration (Laurier) and Mathematics (Waterloo) Double Degree $11,598 $2,000
Computer Science* $14,557 $2,000
Computing and Financial Management** $9,288 $2,000
Global Business and Digital Arts $13,155 $2,000
Mathematics/Financial Analysis and Risk Management* $11,061 $2,000
*Co-op students in these programs pay a co-op fee of $709 per term starting in first year.
**For accounting and finance programs, tuition is significantly higher in your upper years.

International student first-year fees for 2 terms/8 months of school

Faculty or program Approximate tuition and incidentals Books, supplies
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Environment $28,241 $2,000
Faculty of Engineering, Software Engineering $42,272 $2,000
Faculty of Mathematics* $30,511 $2,000
Faculty of Science $29,549 $2,000
Accounting and Financial Management** $28,999 $2,000
Architecture $43,356 $4,000
Business Administration (Laurier) and and Computer Science (Waterloo) Double Degree, Business Administration (Laurier) and Mathematics (Waterloo) Double Degree $32,538 $2,000
Computing and Financial Management** $32,658 $2,000
Global Business and Digital Arts $30,843 $2,000
*Co-op students in these programs pay a co-op fee of $709 per term starting in first year.
**For accounting and finance programs, tuition is significantly higher in your upper years.

Notes

  • Fees are based on fall 2017 for a full course load (5 courses per term). Amounts for 2018 will likely be higher. Exact fees will be posted to students' Waterloo Quest accounts in July 2018. All figures are in Canadian dollars.
  • You pay fees one school term at a time (not the entire year at once). You do not pay tuition during co-op terms.
  • A $709 fee for co-op students covers some of the costs of recruiting employers, facilitating job interviews, advising students, and more. 
  • For aviation programs, the additional cost of the Professional Pilot Training is projected to be approximately $65,000 over 3 calendar years.

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