Student Budget calculator

You can use this tuition calculator to estimate your costs and resources. Tuition amounts are for fall 2023 based on 1 year of full-time studies.

All expense boxes are pre-populated with either tuition amounts or approximate costs from the chart on the Study and living costs page, but can be edited to fit your personal circumstances or preferences.

The resources boxes are not pre-populated and can be filled in with the funding information from your offer letter and personal contributions or grants/loans. Learn about ways to fund your graduate education.

Co-op programs are marked with a *. These programs may include a compulsory co-op fee of $745.00/term, which is not included in the tuition and incidental fee calculation. These additional fees are assessed to students in specific co-operative education programs and charged during a specific work term.

Tuition and fees

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Where do you plan to live in first year?

Living off campus

Values below are averages. Your costs may be higher or lower depending upon your preferences. Expenses are multiplied by 12 months to provide a total for first year.



Personal expenses


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While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this page, the graduate fees listed in your Waterloo Quest accounts are the official fees owing.

For a breakdown of approximate off-campus housing costs, food and groceries, personal expenses, and one-time costs to consider, see the Study and living costs page.