Cost of Post Secondary Education
Education after high school can be costly, it’s true, but in the end, it remains a great investment.
In a recent Canadian census, more than 60 percent of people in the lowest earnings category did not have more than a high school education, while more than 60 percent of those in the top category had a post secondary degree.
A student attending CEGEP, trade school, college or university full-time today can expect to pay between $2,500 and $8,000 per year or more in tuition alone—and books, supplies, student fees, transportation, housing and other expenses will add to the total.
In fact, full-time students in Canada paid $14,500 on average to cover a year of post secondary expenses in 2003-2004. That's roughly $58,000 for a four-year program.
Today’s students need to be smart about money, more than they ever needed to be before. Explore this section to find out more.
- Cost Breakdown
Learn what you'll have to pay for while in school, and why prices can differ.