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Planning Your Finances

Here is how much you can expect to pay in a year at Carleton University:

Expenses Cost CDN dollars*
Tuition and ancillary fees
2018-2019** (varies according to program)
$26,490 – $34,221
Room and board
(Fees include the residence room, meal plan, internet, local phone service, residence association fees and all utilities for the academic year. Prices vary based on single or double occupancy and meal plan selected.)
$10,648 – $13,052
Off-campus living
(Estimate based on eight months of rent [one bedroom, shared kitchen/bath, includes utilities, laundry, and groceries])
Books and supplies
(Varies according to program)
Personal Expenses $2,000
Estimated total expenses per year $38,490 – $50,673

* All fees payable in Canadian funds only. Current exchange rates can be found at
** Tuition and ancillary fees include miscellaneous student fees and the 2018-2019 University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) fee of $624 (CDN) per person for 12 months.

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