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Join us at Laurier

Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

So, how much does it all cost, you ask? There’s tuition, living expenses, textbooks, technology, fees and parking costs. And don’t forget food, clothing, entertainment, transportation, phone bills and the occasional haircut! The good news is we can help.

Between entrance scholarships and bursaries, competitive scholarships and awardsfinancial assistance and on-campus employment opportunities, we offer a number of options to help you finance your education.

Estimated Costs to Attend Laurier

The following are estimated costs for your first year at Laurier (two terms studying full time) based on the fees for the 2017/18 academic year. Fees subject to increase for 2018/19. This chart is an estimate only.

Estimated graduate tuition fees can be found in our Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies section.

For a full breakdown of tuition and incidental fees by program, as well as information on how to understand your tuition invoice, visit our Tuition and Fees section on

Estimated Costs to Attend Laurier




$6,536 – $9,150

Incidental fees

  • $1,314 – $1,444 (Waterloo)
  • $1,330 (Brantford)



Academic subtotal

$8,800 – $11,544


  • $4,941 – $7,955 (Waterloo: dorm or apartment style); or
  • $6,415 – $6,877 (Brantford: apartment style only)

Meal plans2

  • $5,000 or $5,400 (Waterloo: dormitory-style meal plan); or
  • $2,080 (Waterloo: apartment-style meal plan) + $300/month for groceries; or
  • $800 – $1,200 (Brantford: convenience meal plan) + $300/month for groceries





Personal (entertainment, hair, etc.)*

$2,000 ($250/month)

Parking fees*

$300 – $488

Total (approximate)

$20,341 – $28,487

* Costs variable depending on student.

1 Canadian undergraduate BBA/BCS double degree with the University of Waterloo tuition fees for first-year students are $13,620.

2 The apartment-style meal plan option is mandatory for those students who have been assigned to an apartment-style residence. Students in apartment-style residences should also factor in groceries at approximately $300/month.

Contact Service Laurier:

Waterloo Campus Office

T: 519.884.0710 x2800
Office Location: Schlegel Building, first floor

Brantford Campus Office

T: 519.756.8228 x5885
Office Location: Grand River Hall, room 202


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