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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 2018/19 academic year.

Note: Fees subject to increase for 2019/20. This chart is an estimate only. Costs are variable depending on the student.

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




$6,732 – $9,608

Student Fees

$1,188 – $1,426



Academic Subtotal

$8,870 – $11,984


$5,090 – $8,594 (Waterloo: dorm or apartment style)

$6,608 – $7,083 (Brantford: apartment style only)

Meal Plans2

$2,180, $5,250 or $5,650 (Waterloo)

$800 – $1,200 (Brantford)


$2,400 ($300/month)

Personal (Phone, Hair, etc.)

$1,600 ($200/month)

Travel Home



$1,600 ($200/month)



Personal Expenses Subtotal

$13,870 – $17,498

Total (Estimate)

$22,740 – $29,482

1 Canadian undergraduate tuition fees. Canadian tuition fees for BBA/BCS double degree with the University of Waterloo are $14,302 for first-year students.

2 Costs variable depending on residence style and meal plan.

3 Students living in an apartment-style residence should factor in groceries.

When Are Tuition Fees Due?

Fall term fees are due in early September. Winter term fees are due in early January.

Your tuition invoice will appear online on LORIS. Look under the Student Services tab and select "View Student Invoice." Fall term tuition fees are assessed in mid-July and early August, and adding or dropping courses may change the amount owing. Winter term fees are assessed and invoiced in late November. Check your account status on LORIS at any time after the assessment date. The full amount should be paid by the due date to avoid paying late fees.

Laurier is a top 5 university in Canada for student awards, scholarships and bursaries, and faculty awards (2018 Maclean's University Rankings).

  • 45 money management workshops, events and seminars held annually for students.
  • 650+ competitive scholarships and awards available.

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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