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Domestic Students Tuition and Fees

How much will first year cost?

The following estimates provide a cost breakdown of tuition, fees and approximate living costs for a domestic (Canadian) student at NAIT for one year of studies.

Total NAIT and living costs: $20,740*

Circular graphic displaying domestic student breakdown for first year academic costs at NAIT.
Circular infographic displaying estimated living costs for a domestic first year student at NAIT.

*This information is an estimated average of domestic student costs for one year. It will be updated periodically and may change without notice. Check your program’s page for a more detailed estimate of tuition, fees, and books and supplies. All fees are subject to change.

Tuition by program

To secure your place in your chosen course(s), you must pay your fees by the payment deadline. Apprenticeship and open studies students must make their full payment at time of enrolment. 

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Credit programs 2022/2023

The following program fees apply to domestic students who are enrolled in the 2022-23 Academic Year*. Fees are charged per term.

Tuition and Fees per term are made up of two types of fees: tuition and mandatory fees. Please see below for the tuition rate for each program. Please refer to Additional Fees and Expenses section for details on mandatory fees such as program and material fees, recreation and athletic fees, and NAITSA fees.

*Students that started before July 1, 2021 and are still enrolled in their program should refer the Continuing Student Annual Tuition (pdf) document for further information. Tuition fees for students who withdrew from their program and returned after July 1, 2021 should refer to the table below.

Academic YearProgram NameMax Credits/TermPer Credit Rate
2022-2023Academic Upgrading*15$142.80000000000001
2022-2023Advanced Care Paramedic21$158
2022-2023Advanced Plumbing Technology15$188
2022-2023Advanced Welding Technology15$240
2022-2023Alternative Energy Technology18$147
2022-2023Animal Health Technology18$141
2022-2023Applied Financial Services15$169
2022-2023Architectural Technology18$147
2022-2023Automotive Service Technology 15$182
2022-2023Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology18$126
2022-2023Bachelor of Applied Business Administration15$179
2022-2023Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management18$232
2022-2023Bachelor of Business Administration 15$193
2022-2023Bachelor of Business Administration Co-op15$193
2022-2023Bachelor of Technology15$223
2022-2023Baking and Pastry Arts18$157
2022-2023Biological Sciences Technology18$153
2022-2023Biomedical Engineering Technology 18$173
2022-2023Biomedical Engineering Technology Co-op18$173
2022-2023Building Environmental Systems Technology18$182
2022-2023Business Administration15$193
2022-2023Captioning and Court Reporting18$177
2022-2023Chemical Engineering Technology24$165
2022-2023Chemical Technology18$169
2022-2023Chemical Technology Co-op18$169
2022-2023Civil Engineering Technology30$134
2022-2023Civil Engineering Technology Co-op25.5$134
2022-2023CNC Machinist Technician15$201
2022-2023Computer Engineering Technology18$148
2022-2023Computer Engineering Technology Co-op18$148
2022-2023Computer Network Administrator15$163
2022-2023Construction Engineering Technology18$152
2022-2023Court Transcription15$210
2022-2023Culinary Arts16$176
2022-2023Cybersecurity 15$425
2022-2023Data Analytics 15$381
2022-2023Dental Assisting15$350
2022-2023Dental Assisting Technology 22.5$128
2022-2023Dental Technology 18$134
2022-2023Denturist Technology18$179
2022-2023Diagnostic Medical Sonography18$195
2022-2023Digital Media and IT 21$169
2022-2023Digital Media and IT Co-op21$169
2022-2023Disaster and Emergency Management15$211
2022-2023Electrical Engineering Technology18$179
2022-2023Electrical Installations Technology15$210
2022-2023Electronics Engineering Technology18$149
2022-2023Electronics Engineering Technology Co-op18$149
2022-2023Engineering Design Technology18$153
2022-2023Forest Technology 18$134
2022-2023Geological Technology18$125
2022-2023Geomatics Engineering Technology18$171
2022-2023Graphic Communications15$157
2022-2023Hospitality Management15$163
2022-2023HVAC Refrigeration Technician15$179
2022-2023Industrial Heavy Equipment Technology18$146
2022-2023Instrumentation Engineering Technology18$167
2022-2023Instrumentation Engineering Technology Co-op18$167
2022-2023Interior Design Technology18$140
2022-2023Laboratory and X-Ray Technology Combined15$196
2022-2023Landscape Architectural Technology18$149
2022-2023Magnetic Resonance18$154
2022-2023Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Second Discipline)27$204
2022-2023Materials Engineering Technology18$148
2022-2023Mechanical Engineering Technology18$147
2022-2023Medical Laboratory Technology 18$214
2022-2023Medical Laboratory Assisting18$171
2022-2023Medical Radiologic Technology15$223
2022-2023Millwork and Carpentry16$151
2022-2023Nanosystems Engineering Technology18$144
2022-2023Network Engineering Technology18$161
2022-2023Network Engineering Technology Co-op18$161
2022-2023Occupational Health and Safety18$155
2022-2023Open Studies15$280
2022-2023Optical Sciences - Eyeglasses19.5$102
2022-2023Optical Sciences - Contact Lenses22.5$127
2022-2023Personal Fitness Trainer15$170
2022-2023Petroleum Engineering Technology18$161
2022-2023Photographic Technology18$129
2022-2023Power Engineering Certificate (4th Class)18$148
2022-2023Power Engineering Technology18$155
2022-2023Pre-Employment Auto Body Repair12$203
2022-2023Pre-Employment Automotive Service Technology21$125
2022-2023Primary Care Paramedic 22.5$160
2022-2023Professional Meat Cutting19$132
2022-2023Radio and Television22$156
2022-2023Respiratory Therapy15$186
2022-2023Veterinary Medical Assistant16$151
2022-2023Water and Wastewater Technician24$203
2022-2023Wireless Systems Engineering Technology18$140

*If you're an Academic Upgrading student but decide to take courses outside of the program in addition to your upgrading courses, that tuition will be charged at $238 per credit.

Fees are subject to change without notice

Credit programs 2021/2022

The following program fees apply to domestic students who are enrolled in the 2021-22 Academic Year*. Fees are charged per term.

Tuition and Fees per term are made up of two types of fees: tuition and mandatory fees. Please see below for the tuition rate for each program. Please refer to Additional Fees and Expenses section for details on mandatory fees such as program and material fees, recreation and athletic fees, and NAITSA fees.

*Note: Tuition fees will be limited to an overall 10% increase for the 2021-22 Academic Year for students who started their program of study before July 1, 2021. If you fall into this category, please refer to the Continuing Student Annual Tuition Limit document. Tuition fees for students who withdrew from their program and are returning after July 1, 2021 will not be subject to this 10% increase limit.

Academic YearProgram NameMax Credits/TermPer Credit Rate
2021-2022Academic Upgrading*15$142.80000000000001
2021-2022Advanced Care Paramedic21$145
2021-2022Advanced Plumbing Technology15$233
2021-2022Advanced Welding Technology15$233
2021-2022Alternative Energy Technology18$137
2021-2022Animal Health Technology18$132
2021-2022Applied Financial Services15$154
2021-2022Architectural Technology18$137
2021-2022Automotive Service Technology15$177
2021-2022Bachelor Applied Information Systems Technology18$122
2021-2022Bachelor of Applied Business Administration15$179
2021-2022Bachelor of Technology - Construction Management18$217
2021-2022Bachelor of Business Administration15$182
2021-2022Bachelor of Business Administration Co-op15$182
2021-2022Bachelor of Technology15$215
2021-2022Baking and Pastry Arts18$143
2021-2022Biological Sciences18$143
2021-2022Biomedical Engineering Technology Co-op18$162
2021-2022Biomedical Engineering Technology18$162
2021-2022Building Enviromental Systems Technology18$139
2021-2022Business Administration15$180
2021-2022Captioning and Court Reporting18$161
2021-2022Chemical Engineering Technology24$158
2021-2022Chemical Technology18$158
2021-2022Chemical Technology Co-op18$158
2021-2022Civil Engineering Technology Co-op25.5$125
2021-2022Civil Engineering Technology30$125
2021-2022CNC Machinist Technician15$189
2021-2022Computer Engineering Technology18$138
2021-2022Computer Engineering Technology Co-op18$138
2021-2022Computer Network Administrator15$152
2021-2022Construction Engineering Technology18$142
2021-2022Culinary Arts21$115
2021-2022Cybersecurity15$425
2021-2022Data Analytics15$370
2021-2022Dental Assisting Technology22.5$117
2021-2022Dental Technology18$122
2021-2022Denturist Technology25.5$156
2021-2022Diagnostic Med Sonography18$185
2021-2022Digital Media and IT21$154
2021-2022Digital Media and IT Co-op21$154
2021-2022Disaster and Emergency Management15$197
2021-2022Electrical Engineering Technology18$167
2021-2022Electrical Installations Technology15$204
2021-2022Electronics Engineering Technology Co-op18$140
2021-2022Electronics Engineering Technology18$140
2021-2022Engineering Design Technology18$148
2021-2022Forest Technology18$125
2021-2022Geological Technology18$125
2021-2022Geomatics Engineering Technology18$165
2021-2022Graphic Communications15$147
2021-2022Hospitality Management15$152
2021-2022HVAC Refrigeration Technician15$167
2021-2022Industrial Heavy Equipment18$133
2021-2022Instrumentation Engineering Technology18$161
2021-2022Instrumentation Engineering Technology Co-op18$161
2021-2022Interior Design Technology18$128
2021-2022Lab & X-Ray Technology Combined15$183
2021-2022Landscape Architectural Technology18$139
2021-2022Magnetic Resonance27$120
2021-2022Magnetic Resonance Imaging27$176
2021-2022Materials Engineering Technology18$138
2021-2022Mechanical Engineering Technology18$137
2021-2022Medical Laboratory Technology18$200
2021-2022Medical Laboratory Assisting18$160
2021-2022Medical Radiologic Technology15$208
2021-2022Millwork and Carpentry16$141
2021-2022Nanosystems Engineering Technology18$139
2021-2022Network Engineering Technology Co-op18$150
2021-2022Network Engineering Technology18$150
2021-2022Occupational Health and Safety18$145
2021-2022Open Studies15$255
2021-2022Optical Sciences Eyeglasses19.5$95
2021-2022Optical Sciences Contact Lenses22.5$119
2021-2022Personal Fitness Trainer15$159
2021-2022Petroleum Engineering Technology18$150
2021-2022Photographic Technology18$121
2021-2022Power Engineering Certificate18$138
2021-2022Power Engineering Technology18$145
2021-2022Pre-Employment Auto Body Repair12$185
2021-2022Pre-Employment Auto Service Technology21$117
2021-2022Primary Care Paramedic22.5$175
2021-2022Professional Meat Cutting19$123
2021-2022Radio and Television25.5$90
2021-2022Respiratory Therapy19.5$196
2021-2022Veterinary Medical Assistant16$141
2021-2022Water & Wastewater Technician24$103
2021-2022Wireless Systems Engineering Technology18$135

*If you're an Academic Upgrading student but decide to take courses outside of the program in addition to your upgrading courses, that tuition will be charged at $238 per credit.

Fees are subject to change without notice

Apprenticeship 2022/2023

The costs for apprentice courses are made up of two types of fees: tuition and mandatory fees. Please see below for the tuition fees. Please refer to Additional Fees and Expenses section for details on mandatory fees such as recreation and athletic fees, and NAITSA fees.

When registering for Apprenticeship training, students must make their full payment immediately. 

Tuition Fees

The following fees apply to apprentice students who are enrolled in the 2022-23 Academic Year. Fees are charged per term.

Class length

Tuition

6 weeks

$720

7 weeks

$840

8 weeks

$960

10 weeks

$1200

12 weeks

$1440

Apprenticeship 2021/2022

The costs for apprentice courses are made up of two types of fees: tuition and mandatory fees. Please see below for the tuition fees. Please refer to Additional Fees and Expenses section for details on mandatory fees such as recreation and athletic fees, and NAITSA fees.

When registering for Apprenticeship training, students must make their full payment immediately. 

Tuition Fees

The following fees apply to apprentice students who are enrolled in the 2021-22 Academic Year. Fees are charged per term.

Class length

Tuition

6 weeks

$674

7 weeks

$786

8 weeks

$899

10 weeks

$1124

12 weeks

$1348

Open Studies

The costs for Open Studies courses are made up of two types of fees: tuition and mandatory fees. You can refer to the Additional Fees and Expenses section for details on mandatory fees. Please note that U-Pass and Health and Dental benefits are mandatory fees for students enrolled in a single credit course at NAIT. 

Tuition Fees

Tuition for Open Studies is based on the credit value of each course you are enrolled in. Rates are subject to change each academic year. The below tuition fees apply to  students who are enrolled in the 2022-23 Academic Year.

 

Cost per credit

Domestic student Open Studies tuition

$280

International student Open Studies tuition

$1020

Continuing Education

Tuition and fees for Continuing Education courses and programs vary and are due when you register.

Note: If your employer is paying your tuition or fees, you must fill out a Continuing Education Registration form and include it with the purchase requisition.

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