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 operate and provide our educational program.

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 be $15,000 CDN per year or more.

Cost of attendance 2023-2024 1

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 2 $23,000 $38,000
Room and board
           Accommodation $8,800 $8,800
           Meal plan $6,930 $6,930
Books $350 $350
Students’ Association fee $219 $219
Health insurance 3 $650
Subtotal $39,299 $54,949
Personal travel $0 – $2,500 $0 – $2,500
Personal expenses 4 $2,000 $2,000
Total billed and unbilled costs 5, 6 $41,299 – $43,799 $56,949 – $59,449

(1) All costs are listed in Canadian dollars.

(2) Students who fall within one of the following categories will be considered domestic for tuition purposes:

  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents of Canada
  • Persons with refugee status in Canada

(3) International students are required to have health insurance and will be automatically enrolled in our Guard.Me international health insurance program.

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

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

(6) Costs are 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 f0r registration and parking.

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 exchanges 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: for students who worked for Quest during the tax year


Quest is a Canadian institution and does not issue Form 1098-T to students from the United States. However, 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

Quest University Canada is suspending regular academic programming following
completion of the current academic year in April 2023.

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