Tuition and Fees

When you attend CBU, you’ll be happy to know you’re getting a world class education for an incredible value. That’s why when you graduate from Cape Breton University, you can focus on shaping the world!

Before you begin at CBU, you should take some time to familiarize yourself with our fees and tuition regulations. Payment of fees or arrangements to pay fees–such as a student loan–must be made in accordance with Cape Breton University’s policy before you can complete your registration. Making your arrangements with CBU as soon as possible gives you the opportunity to dive into university life and truly carve out your niche both on-campus and off.

For more information on CBU’s tuition and fees, as well as answers to any questions you may have, please see the links located in the menu on the right.

How much will university cost?

Finances are always a major consideration when preparing for university. Costs can vary depending on your lifestyle and how many courses you are taking.

Cost estimates for one year at CBU

For a Nova Scotia resident entering university direct from high school and taking five full-year undergraduate-level courses:

Tuition: $5,700
Fees: $720
Total: $6,420

For a Canadian citizen or landed resident taking five full-year undergraduate-level courses:

Tuition: $7,000
Fees: $720
Total: $7,720

For an international student taking five full-year undergraduate-level courses:

Tuition: $7,000
International differential fees: $7,000
International medical plan: $750
Other fees: $500
Total: $15,250

Residence and meal plans
Find out about the costs for staying in residence and meal plans

For any questions, please contact the Finance Office at or (902) 563-1670.

Please see Undergraduate Tuition and Fees or Graduate Tuition and Fees for the official breakdown of costs.

Finance Office

Phone: 902-563-1670