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A university education is a big investment in your future. It is important to consider the cost of a university education and make sure that you have planned carefully for all your expenses. Estimating the cost of a year of study varies from student to student and depends on the program you are interested in. Here is a breakdown of your tuition costs and other fees to help you in your planning.

Your tuition, your investment Cost CDN dollars
Living on campus
Tuition and ancillary fees (2016-2017) $7,429 – $11,769
Traditional residence room and board* $10,544
Books and supplies (varies according to program) $1,300
Personal expenses $2,000
Total $21,273 – $25,613
Living off campus
Tuition and ancillary fees (2016-2017) $7,429 – $11,769
Off-campus housing** $7,600
Books and supplies (varies according to program) $1,300
Personal expenses $2,000
Total $18,329 – $22,669

*Based on double occupancy and includes meal plan, local telephone and access to the university’s existing computer system, including the Internet.
**Estimate based on eight months of rent (one bedroom, shared kitchen/bath, includes utilities, laundry and groceries).

For program-specific tuition fees, please visit carleton.ca/fees.

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