Estimating the cost of a year at Carleton will vary depending on your program of study and lifestyle preferences. Although the chart below will give you a general idea of what you should expect to spend over the course of a year while living in Ottawa, these costs will vary depending on your personal needs. The approximate costs are given in Canadian dollars and are based on a 12-month period unless otherwise noted.

Tuition Fee Estimator

Expenses Canadian Student International Student
Tuition and ancillary fees 2019-2020*:
Varies according to program. Visit Student Accounts Receivable for a list of fees by program. Fees listed are for the fall and winter terms of the listed academic year only (September-April). Many programs require summer registration as well, which will increase your annual fees.The quoted amounts include both the compulsory fees and optional non-tuition fees in their totals.
$6,590 – $8,388 (Fall & Winter terms only). Some programs also require a Summer term. Please consult your dept. & the fee calculator for details) $15,058 – $21,448 (Fall & Winter terms only). Some programs also require a Summer term. Please consult your dept. & the fee calculator for details)
MBA/MAcc Tuition and ancillary fees 2019-2020*:
Visit Student Accounts Receivable for complete fee details. Fees listed are for the fall and winter terms of the listed academic year only (September-April).
$9,232 – $11,666 $28,500 – $29,774
On-campus living
Single room in Carleton’s residence including meal plan. Cost from September to April only.
$8,304 – $13,354 $8,304 – $13,354
Off-campus living
Estimates based on a one bedroom unfurnished apartment for a single student. Shared accommodations (i.e. roommates) and location within Ottawa may lower the overall cost. Additional utility charges may apply.
$8000 –

$10,000

$8000 –

$10,000

Books and supplies
Varies according to program.
$1,200 $1,200
Miscellaneous expenses
Clothes, entertainment, personal expenses, etc.
$3,000 $3,000
Groceries $4,000 $4,000
Transportation**
If your registration status is full-time, the U-Pass (Universal Transit Pass) amount is included in your fall term fees.
N/A N/A
Estimated Total Expenses $22,790– $32,910 $31,258– $51,018

*Tuition and ancillary fees are estimates. For international students, estimated fees include the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) fee for 12 months.

** If your registration status is full-time, the U-Pass (Universal Transit Pass) amount is included in your fall term fees. The U-Pass is for current students only. Dependents will be required to buy a PRESTO card or use bus tickets. octranspo.com

Note: International student tuition fees are subject to an annual increase of 5% to 8% pending Senate approval. Students may be required to register in the summer term and will be subject to the appropriate tuition fee for that term. Official tuition fee information is available on the Student Accounts Receivable website.