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First-year tuition

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

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

Faculty or program Tuition and incidental fees 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 (2 terms/8 months of school)

Faculty or program Tuition and incidental fees 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 and will be available in July 2018. All figures are in Canadian dollars.
  • Estimate your total first-year costs using our interactive budget. 
  • You'll pay your fees one term at a time.
  • For co-op programs, an added fee of $709 covers some of the cost of recruiting employers, facilitating job interviews, advising students, and more. Engineering and Mathematics students pay this fee starting in first year. All other students start paying this fee in second year.
  • For aviation programs, the additional cost of the Professional Pilot Training is projected to be approximately $65,000 over 3 calendar years.

Paying for your education

Visit our paying for your education page to learn about scholarships, bursaries, co-op earnings, on-campus jobs, other sources of money, and how to submit your tuition fees.