Money matters

Tuition and fees

Yukon University is pleased to offer some of the most competitive tuition & fees rates in the country.

Please note that we have recently changed the process in how tuition and fees are collected. You can now register for courses and pay at a later date. See below for payment information.


(effective for programs/courses within the 2020/21 academic year)

Resident of Canada or Alaska

All fees are in Canadian dollars

Credit courses for certificate and diploma programs

  • $120/credit
  • $360/three-credit course

Credit courses for 3rd and 4th year courses in degree programs

  • $142/credit
  • $426/three-credit course

Graduate level courses (i.e. Climate Change Policy)

  • $500/credit

University Access Pathways courses

  • $76/credit
  • $228/three-credit course

Practical Nurse, Renewable Resources Management

  •  $114/credit

Earth Sciences

  • $116/credit

Workplace Readiness

  • $513/term full-time
  • $366/term part-time

Full-time vocational, Culinary Arts

  • $1,742/term

Pre-Apprenticeship programs (Carpentry, Electrical, Welding)

  • $2,600/program


  • With the exception of program-specific ancillary fees (e.g., activity and lab fees), application and tuition fees for credit courses are waived for those aged 65 and over
  • For cost-recovery courses (generally under Continuing Education and Training), tuition payment is required

International students

Please note:

  • Tuition fees listed above are for standard Yukon University courses and programs
  • Tuition fees do not include textbooks. Required texts are an additional cost
  • Tuition fees are currently under review and may change without notice

Mandatory fees (non-refundable)

Application fee

  • $30

International student application fee

  • $100

Student Union fee

  • $55/term (full-time)
  • $15/term (part-time)

Technology fee

  • $105/term (full-time)
  • $26/term (part-time)

Student activity fee

  • $31/term (full-time, Ayamdigut campus)
  • $16/term (full-time, community campus/distance)
  • $16/term (part-time, Ayamdigut campus)
  • $9/term (part-time, community campus/distance)

Ancillary fees

Audit fees

  • Students auditing courses pay regular course fees

Invigilation fee

  • $75 for first three hours and $25 for each hour thereafter
  • This service is provided for students taking correspondence courses through other educational institutions
Campus housing fees

Visit our Campus Housing page for current fees and other information about living in Campus Housing.

Books & supplies

Textbooks are available from the Campus Store throughout the academic year. While most training tools are provided, students in some programs may be required to purchase special tools or clothing.

Visit the Campus Store

  • We encourage you to make payments through our online payment portal TOUCHNET (accessed through your student account)
  • Fees for credit programs and credit courses must be paid by September 30th for the Fall term and January 30th for the winter term
  • Limited enrolment programs such as Health Care Assistant, Culinary and Trades have earlier payment deadlines. Please refer to your acceptance letter for your program's payment dates
  • If you are funded, you must submit a completed Third party billing authorization to the Admissions Office.
  • International students pay International student fees
  • Students who fail to pay by the payment deadline will be blocked from future registrations with the University and have restricted access to library loans and official documents such as transcripts and parchments

Learn more about payment options 


Students may officially withdraw from a course or program without academic penalty up until two-thirds of the course contact hours have been completed. Specific withdrawal dates vary and students should become familiar with the withdrawal dates of their program.

You must submit either an official withdrawal form obtained from the Registrar’s Office, or a letter-signed and dated by yourself-clearly outlining the course name, number and section.

Failure to comply with the proper withdrawal procedures may result in a grade being assigned based on the work completed to the date of withdrawal or a failing grade (F) and ineligibility for any refund of tuition fees. Withdrawals will not be accepted without your signature.

Late withdrawals

Late withdrawals will be considered by the Registrar in the event that extenuating circumstances prevent you from notifying the University prior to the last day to withdraw. A grade of “W” will be assigned when you officially withdraw from a course.


Academic misconduct, academic deficiency or for unsatisfactory attendance may result in dismissal from a course. A final grade will be assigned based on the work completed to the date of dismissal. Dismissals are subject to appeal and students must be informed, in writing, of their right to appeal such a decision at the time of dismissal.

Questions? Email the Admission's Office  for help

Refund policies & procedures

Refund of tuition fees

  • If you withdraw from a course or program you may be eligible for a full or partial refund of tuition fees in accordance with the refund policy below
  • Students dismissed from the University may forfeit the fee. Contact the Admissions Office for more information
  • High demand program $250 deposit is non-refundable

Refund policy: credit courses and full-time programs

  • Withdrawal prior to course start date - full refund
  • Withdrawal by the end of the first full week of classes - full refund
  • Within the second week of classes - refund 80% of tuition fees
  • Within the third week of classes - refund 50% of tuition fees
  • After third week of classes - no refund

Please note the following:

  • Refunds are not immediate. Refund cheques are mailed within 10 days of official withdrawal
  • Refunds are issued directly to the student, unless a student is funded. In that case, the funder will be refunded
  • Any debts owed to the University will be deducted from the amount to be refunded
  • Exceptions to this policy may be made for compassionate reasons
  • If the University cancels a course or program, fees will be refunded in full
  • Students MUST follow the proper withdrawal procedure in order to be eligible for a refund
  • The date of official withdrawal is the date used for the refund calculation, not the date on which the student discontinues classes
  • The application fees is non-refundable
  • Please refer to our International Refund Policies for all International students
Financial supports

Student financial supports can help you offset educational and living costs, so you can focus on your studies.

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Yukon University Student Financial Awards

Students are at the heart of Yukon University and are an integral part of Yukon’s future. Our Student Financial Awards program can help you reach your educational goals. Yukon University and our generous donors understand the value of an education, so we supply a variety of awards to help you support your educational and living costs.

Find an award right for you

Yukon First Nations education programs

Financial assistance may be available to Yukon First Nation beneficiaries or citizens who are accepted into post-secondary programs.

For information on eligibility and procedures to apply for financial assistance, please contact your First Nation’s Education Office.

Yukon grant & student training allowance

The Yukon Government has two types of funds available for post-secondary students, the Student Training Allowance and the Yukon Grant.

Find out more about these awards on the Yukon Government scholarship listings webpage.

Yukon Excellence Awards

Celebrating academic achievement in grades 10 – 12, the Yukon Excellence Awards can support you in your post-secondary pursuits.

Find out more about these awards on the Yukon Government Scholarship Listings webpage.

Yukon scholarships

Organizations across the territory provide a variety of scholarships and awards for post-secondary students. You can find a list of these awards on the Yukon Government Scholarship Listings webpage.

Questions and applications should be directed to the organization administering the award.

Canada student loans & grants

If you’re a full- or part-time student you may be eligible for Canada Student Loans and Grants. You can learn more about eligibility and application processes on the Yukon Government website.

Skills development & training programs

If you are on Employment Insurance (EI) or have been on EI recently, there are government programs that may help you. They provide financial assistance while you take skills training to re-enter the labour market. Find out more on the Yukon Government Training and Work webpage.

Have questions?

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