Tuition and Fees
Schedule of Fees 2020-2021
These fees include all the regular charges of the University for the full academic year for registration, tuition, libraries and other academic services, athletics, creative arts, and accident insurance.
Students may also access their financial accounts anytime via their WebAdvisor accounts. Fees for 2020-21 should be posted to student accounts during the week of August 17, 2020 for all registered students.
|Bachelor of Arts||$7,292||$16,389|
|Bachelor of Arts – Returning NB Students* (3rd & 4th year)||$7,049||N/A|
|Post-degree Bachelor of Education||$10,166||$20,767|
|Post-degree Bachelor of Social Work||$10,291||$21,097|
|Part-time (per three credit hour course)||$732||$1,488|
* Per an agreement with the Provincial Government, returning students who are residents of New Brunswick will receive a “New Brunswick Discount” on both the fall and winter semesters that reduces their annual tuition fee from $7,292 to $7,049. (For the purpose of this discount, students who meet the New Brunswick Student Financial Assistance Program’s definition of New Brunswick resident are deemed to be New Brunswick students. In addition, returning students must have been continuously enrolled full-time since the 2018-19 academic year and must be continuing in an undergraduate program in September 2020 to be eligible for the discount.)
Residence Fees: Holy Cross
Residence Fees: Harrington Hall, Rigby Hall
Windsor Street: $4,569
Please note that for the fall 2020 academic term, students living in residence will pay double room fees for single rooms. This temporary adjustment is in response to public health requirements that prohibit the use of double rooms for the fall 2020 term.
Meal Plan Only
|Meal Plan (14 meals)||$3,995|
Food services are constrained this year by public health requirements for fewer students in residence and the need to centralize these students mostly at Rigby Hall where there are single rooms with washrooms.
- There will be one meal plan in 2020-21 with 14 meals/week. The only dining room will be at Rigby Hall with lunch from 12 noon to 2 pm and supper from 5:30 pm to 7 pm each day.
- The meal plan will be $3,995 and includes $200 Flex Dollars for use at Tim Hortons.
- The Rigby Hall dining room (approx. 20 seats) will have distanced seating so students will be able to sit at a table or pick up their food to go. There will no self-serve stations.
- The Tim Horton’s outlet will open beginning Sept. 9 from 8 am to 12:30 pm Monday – Friday.
There are still residence rooms available. These are single rooms being offered at the double room rate of $5,831. For further information, please contact Residence Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that if the type of instruction changes from remote to in-person in January 2021 and campus moves to a more normal mode of operation, food service operations and rates will be revisited.
|Other residence fees are:|
|Damage Deposit (refundable)||$250|
|Health Plan||Dental Plan|
|Single - $274.03||Single - $131.87|
|Family - $596.11||Family - $244.73|
|Student Union Full-time||$163.36||$27.83 per 3 credit hour course|
|Student 's Union Welcome Week Kit||$95 for first-year students just out of high school|
|Student's Union Media Fees||$31 full time|
|Student's Union Mental Health Fee||$33.91 full-time||$3.40 per 3 credit hour course|
|Facility Renewal Fee||$150 full time||$15 part time per three credit hours|
|Technology Fee||$150 full time||$15 part time per three credit hours|
|Universal Bus Pass Fee||$95.05 full time|
|Student Health Centre Fee||$50|
|Health Plan Fee (International Students)||$264|
|Journalism Fee (3rd & 4th Year)||$250|
|Social Work Practicum Fee||$500|
|Education Practicum Fee||$500|
Part-time is defined as registration in six credit hours or less per semester.
The Students’ Union requires all full-time students to pay an annual fee to support student organizations. The students’ union fee is not refundable and is payable on or before registration. Compulsory student fees are the same for Canadian and International students.
A discount of 10% may be available on tuition fees when two or more immediate members of the same family attend St. Thomas University concurrently on a full time basis. This discount is not available to major scholarship recipients or to dependents of university employees.
Applicants who have reached the age of sixty years are eligible to apply for a rebate of 50% of normal tuition fees.
Intersession and Summer Session 2020
Payment of tuition fees for Intersession and Summer Session must be made at the Financial Services prior to the start of classes. Tuition fees are as follows:
3 credit-hour course - $717
6 credit-hour course - $1,434
International Students - $1,458 per 3 credit hours
Audit (non-credit) - half fees
Note: Applicants 60 years of age or older are eligible for a rebate of 50% of normal tuition fees
Payment Schedule and Deadlines
The payment schedules and deadlines for each program may vary. Please find the appropriate schedule for your circumstance below. Note that students living in residence will need to add their totals from the tuition and fees worksheet and the residence fees worksheet. The last day to confirm registration by payment of fees is September 18, 2020.
Returning New Brunswick Students Payment Schedule (must have been continuously enrolled since 2018-2019)
Residence and Meals
Note: In some situations St. Thomas University will consider payment plans for students. To be considered for a payment plan students must complete the “Payment Plan Application”. Students will only be considered for a payment plan if they pay their first semester fees in full and prove they can pay the remainder instalments.
Please note: Effective September 1st, 2009 ended the option of using credit cards to pay tuition and residence fees. This change saves the university more than $100,000 annually in transaction fee payments to credit card companies. Students will still be able to pay their tuition and residence fees through a variety of options: student loan, cheque, cash, money order, debit (in person or internet banking) and bank wire.
Payment of tuition and fees may be made through several methods. They include the following: student loans, cheque, cash, money order, debit (through internet banking or in person) and bank wire.
Federal and Provincial Student Loans
Students from New Brunswick may be eligible for the Renewed Tuition Bursary, which is designed to provide more upfront bursary funding to students from families with the greatest financial need.
Students who apply for and are granted federal or provincial student loans can use these funds to pay their tuition and fees. For Information on how to apply for student loans, please visit the following website: http://www.canlearn.ca/eng/index.shtml
Most Provincial and Federal loans are now being processed on the NEW on-line Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (ECE) Portal including the Province of New Brunswick. This means there will be no paper loan document at Financial Services to pick up.
The new Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (ECE) system allows the University to electronically deduct the amount owing to the University from your loan as long as your course registration is complete.
If you have any questions about the status of your student loan, please contact your provincial loan provider.
If you are aware that your loan is going to be delayed for any reason, and that you may not make the payment deadline, it is your responsibility to provide a proof of assessment notice confirming your funding.
Payment may be made in person at Financial Services at any time by cash, debit or money order. Office hours are 8:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday.
Payment may also be made via internet banking though several of Canada’s chartered banks. St. Thomas will be notified of the payment within 24 hours and your student account will be updated accordingly. Currently, payment can be made at the following:
National Bank www.nbc.ca
The account number required to set up your account for internet banking includes your six or seven digit STU identification number as well as the first four or three letters of your last name. For example:
Six Digit - John Smith STU ID 912345 would have an internet banking account of 912345SMIT.
Seven Digit - John Smith STU ID 1012345 would have an internet banking account of 1012345SMI.
Payment can be wired directly to St. Thomas University from any financial institution using the following information:
Bank of Montreal, Swift Address BOFMCAM2
29 Dineen Drive
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3
Bank # 001
Please ensure your STU identification number is included with the payment.
Federal Financial Support - COVID-19
- Federal Government – Support for Students and New Graduates Affected by COVID-19
- Backgrounder – Support for Students and Recent Graduates Impacted by COVID-19
- International Students
- Guidance on Essential Services and Function in Canada During COVID-19 Pandemic
St. Thomas University has partnered with PayMyTuition for international tuition payments. With PayMyTuition, you can pay your tuition payments from any bank, in any country in any currency at better than bank exchange rates.
PayMyTuition allows you to choose from several payment options and currencies including wire transfers, eWallet payments, bill payments and credit card payments. You can pay your tuition payments in your home currency at better than bank exchange rates. PayMyTuition is fast, simple and cost effective.
Follow the step by step instructions to begin your transfer. Please ensure to make your payment before the transfer date.
To make a payment to St. Thomas University click here
Additional Information on PayMyTuition by MTFX:
Benefits for international students – click here
Price match guarantee – click here
How it works – click here
St. Thomas students can now fund their tuition by converting Aeroplan® Miles through HigherEdPoints.com 35,000 Aeroplan® Miles can be converted into $250 worth of tuition credits.
The Aeroplan® Miles can also be used towards residence fees and meal plan credits. Students can also convert the Aeroplan® Miles of family members and friends to help pay for school. Anyone can donate their points to an individual student or directly to St. Thomas for students in need. For more information and to set up an account, please visit: http://www.higheredpoints.com/.
Balances are due in full by January 15, 2021. Students are encouraged to review their webadvisor account in December to ensure charges owing for January have been accurately reflected.
Student Health Plan
Full-time students participate in a Student Health Plan which provides supplementary coverage for prescription drugs and major medical expenses not included in provincial Medicare plans. Full-time students also have the option to participate in a Student Dental Plan. Coverage under these plans extends from September 1 to August 31 of the following year. Complete information on the plans is available at www.studentbenefits.ca.
Participation in the Student Health Plan is mandatory unless proof of other medical insurance is presented. Participation in the Student Dental Plan is optional. This year, the single plan fees for health and dental have been placed on each student’s account and will remain to be paid unless they are waived by the process described below.
If you do not require health or dental benefits under the student plans, you must opt-out by October 11. The fees for the health and dental plans will be reversed in full after October 16 upon successfully completing the waiver forms. Refer to the opt-out tab at www.studentbenefits.ca and complete the required information. An e-mail confirming you have waived coverage will be sent on completion. You should save this receipt for your records.
International Student Health Plan
Effective September 1, 2017 full-time international students are eligible to apply for New Brunswick Medicare. Each student is responsible to apply for coverage. Program information, eligibility requirements and The Application for Registration.
The Health Plan Fee of $264 will cover international students for the period before the New Brunswick Medicare takes effect. This Guard.me health plan fee is mandatory and includes coverage for emergency medical services, similar to the New Brunswick Medicare plan, including physician care, for the first semester from September 1 to December 31.
Please note that students who have not obtained proof of New Brunswick Medicare coverage by December 15 will be charged an additional $400 for the January to August period. Proof of Medicare coverage from the Province of New Brunswick must be presented to Financial Services to avoid further charges for the Guard.me plan.
The Guard.me health plan fee also includes emergency health services coverage for international students travelling outside of Canada. Travel is limited to 30 days or less except for USA which is limited to 15 days or less. The student’s home country is excluded. Coverage for travel outside of Canada is effective for the twelve months ending August 31 as New Brunswick Medicare will not extend to coverage outside of the country.