Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

Quest University is a registered charity and receives no government funding at any level. Quest relies on tuition and philanthropic support to deliver its mission.

All students have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and bursaries. Quest students are also eligible for a variety of government loan programs.

Please note that Quest does not provide resources to cover room, board, travel, and other fees. Students can expect these costs to begin at ca. $15,000 per year.

Cost of Attendance 2021-2022

Estimated annual cost of attendance (based on full-time enrolment of two terms/eight Blocks). Exact cost depends on each student’s selection of meal plan and individual expenses. Students are billed per term.

  Canadian Non-Canadian
Tuition $35,000 $35,000
Room and Board
           Accommodation $8,200 $8,200
           Unlimited Meal Plan5 $5,680 $5,680
Books $350 $350
Student Association Fee $200 $200
Medical Insurance 2 $650
Subtotal $49,430 $50,080
Personal Travel $0 – $2,500 $0 – $2,500
Personal Expenses 3, 4 $2,000 $2,000
Total billed and unbilled costs $49,430 – 53,930 $50,080 – $54,580

(1) All costs are listed in Canadian dollars.

(2) Non-Canadian students are required to have health insurance. International students will be automatically enrolled in our Guard.Me international health insurance program unless they choose to opt out.

(3) All students are required to have a tablet or laptop computer.

(4) Students who bring a vehicle to campus should plan for additional related expenses, including a fee for parking and registration.

(5) This cost is subject to change.

More information on tuition and fees can be found in the Academic Calendar.

Non-essential fees

Vehicle Parking and Registration

Students who bring a vehicle to campus must pay a modest registration and parking fee.

Study Abroad

Students who choose to participate in a Study Abroad exchange with one of our partner universities must budget for their own:

  • Travel
  • Room and board
  • Visa fees
  • Health insurance
  • Incidentals
  • Application costs

Quest tuition, scholarships and bursaries apply for study at all partner institutions.

Experiential Learning

Students pursuing their Experiential Learning away from Squamish must budget for travel and accommodation.

Field Courses

Some courses are held off-campus and may involve considerable travel. Courses that involve an additional fee will have the costs outlined in the course registration.

Refund and Withdrawal Policies

For information on Refund and Withdrawal Policies, please refer to the Academic Calendar.


The Quest Finance office issues tax receipts to students for the previous tax year, which runs from January – December. As the academic year runs from September – August, the tax receipts may include information from two academic years.

Quest issues the following tax receipts to its students:

  • T2202A: for tuition fees paid to Quest in the tax year
  • T4A: for any scholarships or bursaries awarded by Quest in the tax year
  • RL8: only for students from Quebec
  • T4: if you are a student worker and worked for Quest during the tax year


Quest does not issue Form 1098-T to students from the United States as it is a Canadian institution. However, such students can still claim the educational tax benefit on their US tax return, as Quest is an eligible educational institute due to its participation in the US Direct Loan Program.

For the most current information on claiming tuition and eligible expenses without the 1098-T, please go to Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education.

Previous Years' Cost of Attendance

More Information on How to Pay Tuition Fees

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