It is your responsibility to pay all fees at the time of registration. Forms received without proper payment will not be processed. Students with a student number may submit an online payment here. In the payment/deposit field, please select Open Acadia.

Notice related to Student Accounts and Use of Credit Cards:

Acadia University will no longer be accepting credit cards for student accounts (tuition and related fees) effective May 1, 2017.

Acadia University is the last university in Nova Scotia to make this change concerning the use of credit cards for tuition and related fees. This change aligns Acadia with industry standards and best practices, and is a measure in response to increasing Data Security Standards compliance and their related costs. For more information, please visit the Office of Student Accounts.

Tuition and Admission Fees

Admission Fees

Current Fees Effective
September 2017
Undergraduate $40.00
Bachelor of Education $35.00
Graduate $50.00

Tuition Fees

Undergraduate Online, Canadian $969
Undergraduate Campus (Intersession), Canadian $969 
Undergraduate Off-site, Canadian $1,095 
Undergraduate with Lab, Canadian


Undergraduate Online, International $1,939 
Undergraduate Campus (Intersession), International $1,939 
Undergraduate Off-site, International $2,190 
Undergraduate with Lab, International $2,190 
Graduate, Canadian $1,038 
Graduate, International $2,136 
Graduate, Summer Institute $75 
Math 0110 and 0120, Canadian $525
Math 0110 and 0120, International $1,050
Audit $515
Audit ALL Member (50+) Free
Student fees (on campus courses only) $10.30

Online Course Fees

6 month course extension $150
Withdrawal Fees refer to this page 

Other Service Fees (all courses)

Late fee Acadia University
service fees apply.
Interest on overdue accounts
Withdrawal fee (per lecture day - spring and summer)
Withdrawal fee (per lecture week - fall and winter)
Letter of Permission
NSF cheque or declined credit card
Transcripts - up to 2 copies, same address
Transcripts - up to 2 copies, same address, special handling
Off-campus examinations

You can apply for a transcript at the Registrar’s Office or online at Acadia Central.

Health and Dental Insurance

All on-campus students are automatically enrolled in the Acadia student health plan. The plan fee is automatically charged to your student account. Students may opt out of this plan and receive a credit for the fee by providing proof of other comparable coverage and signing a waiver form at the Health Plan Office. Current rates are available here.

Payment Options

Please note that effective May 1, 2017, Acadia University will no longer accept credit card payments for undergraduate and graduate tuition fees. Please visit our Student Accounts page for more details and alternative payment options.

Online (recommended)

In Person



If you are a current Open Acadia student and know your Acadia Student number, click here to submit payment information.

Online banking, Additional payment options

Registrar's Office
University Hall
15 University Avenue

Cash, Cheque, Money order, Additional payment options

Monday to Friday,
8:30am – 4:30pm (AST)



Additional payment options

Acadia University
Open Acadia
Box 118
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

Cheque, Money order, Additional payment options

Canada Student Loan

You must complete your open-entry online courses by September 1 if you are returning to full-time studies, or the amount of your loan for fall-winter may be affected. For more information about Canada Student Loans visit: www.hrsdc.gc.ca.

Scholarships, Bursaries and Funding


Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Several local and national organizations offer scholarships applicable to distance or adult learners. A small selection of awards are listed below:

Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship

Destiny Solutions offers two $2,500 awards in tribute to the University of Toronto's Dr. Mary Cone Barrie.  The award is available for students studying in a non-traditional learning environment (ex. enrolled in online courses) who are improving their lives through continuing education.  The deadline for the 2014 award is August 29: please visit the Destiny Solutions award website for the application form and additional information.

APACUE Joyce Kennedy Adult Learner Award

APACUE, the Atlantic Provinces Association for Continuing University Education, presents two $1000 scholarships for adult learners enrolled full- or part-time in a university credit program.  Awards are assessed based on academic achievement, family considerations (including financial need), community contributions, and long-term goals.  As nominations for this award must be submitted by a university's continuing education department, students interested in the award should contact Open Acadia for assistance in their application.  The annual deadline is October 31.

Nova Scotia Criminal Justice Association

The NS Criminal Justice Association provides a $500.00 cash award to a student (either part or full time) enrolled in a Social Science program with a focus on Social Justice. The deadline is January 31.

Other Resources

Students may also find the Resources and Tools of Acadia University's Scholarships and Financial Assistance page to be of interest.

Outstanding Accounts

Students who have outstanding accounts are

  • not permitted to register again,
  • not permitted to receive or have sent an official transcript of their record
  • not recommended for graduation until the debt is paid.

Income Tax Exemption

The Tuition and Education Credit Certificate, Income Tax T-2202A form, is available from the Registrar’s web site. Login to your account and then select the Tax Form (T2202A) option from My Account on the main menu. The Education Tax Credit applies only to courses completed within a four month term. Open entry online courses do not qualify unless completed within the four month fall, winter or intersession terms.

If the credit card is not in your name, written permission from the card owner is required. You are responsible for any fees associated with an NSF cheque or a declined credit card.

If you are paying by student loan, the loan application must accompany your registration form. Your registration cannot be processed without this application unless arrangements have been made with Acadia's Student Accounts Office. This can be done by calling 902-585-1297.

Contact Us

phone Phone: 902-585-1434
Toll-Free: 1-800-565-6568
Fax:  902-585-1081 
phone Rhodes Hall, Attn: Open Acadia
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS 
B4P 2R6
phone openacadia@acadiau.ca
Monday — Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm AST