Projected Costs of a Four-Year University Program

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Projected Costs of a Four-Year University Program

October 2, 2020

The average national one-year cost of university in 2019/2020 was $21,110 for students in residence and $11,210 for those living at home. Here is what the total cost of a four-year program (national average) could be in the future*:

The first year of tuition for students enrolling in a Canadian university in 2037 could cost them as much as $30,931 – that’s more than $127,000 for a four-year program. And as you can see below, tuition is only going to increase.

Year of Birth Year of School Entrance 4-Year Tuition with Residence 4-Year Tuition without Residence
2021 2039 $122,651 $64,371
2020 2038 $120,425 $63,295
2019 2037 $118,248 $62,238
2018 2036 $116,091 $61,181
2017 2035 $113,974 $60,144
2016 2034 $111,897 $59,117
2015 2033 $109,851 $58,101
2014 2032 $107,844 $57,104
2013 2031 $105,847 $56,097
2012 2030 $103,880 $55,110
2011 2029 $101,943 $54,133
2010 2028 $100,027 $53,157
2009 2027 $98,140 $52,190
2008 2026 $96,283 $51,233
2007 2025 $94,466 $50,296
2006 2024 $92,669 $49,359
2005 2023 $90,893 $48,433
2004 2022 $89,146 $47,516
*Average annual increase based on previous 10-year data cited in Tuition Living and Accommodation Costs, 2019-2020. Statistics Canada, Sept. 2019. “Without Residence” costs are calculated for students who live at home while pursing their studies, not having to pay for either food or shelter costs.
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