Adapted from Statistics Canada Survey of Tuition and Living Accommodation Costs for Full-time Students at Canadian Degree-granting Institutions (TLAC), 2014 - 2015
Cost data (except for the books, entertainment, transportation, and other categories) in this calculator were adapted from Statistics Canada Survey of Tuition and Living Accommodation Costs for Full-time Students at Canadian Degree-granting Institutions (TLAC), 2014 - 2015. The survey was administered from April to July 2014 and the data cover the 2014 - 2015 academic year. Data are provided for the 109 institutions that are representing the frame of survey. All fees are reported in current dollars and do not take into account any tax credits that may apply.
Where an institution reported a combined figure for a room and meal plan package, the data have been displayed in a single field.
Cost data for the books, entertainment, and transportation categories are annual estimates based on a comparison of various Canadian post-secondary institutions.
The cost data in this spreadsheet may not represent all costs associated with post-secondary education. Check the student budget worksheet for additional items you may want to budget for. Use the "other" field to add in additional costs.
All cost data fields are editable. The table accommodates annual costs; when using monthly costs, multiply your monthly estimated cost by the number of months you expect to incur those costs.
Fields on the funding tab allow you enter annual amounts, which are then multiplied by the number of years in your program. If you have a one-time funding source (such as a bursary or scholarship), you should divide the total amount of the funding by the number of years in your program to avoid overstating your funding. For example, if you get a first-year entrance scholarship of $1,000 for your 4-year program, and you do not expect to receive the same amount every year, enter $250 for this scholarship ($1,000/4 years).