Tuition and Living Accommodation Costs (TLAC)

Summary of changes

Activity on this program started: 1972-1973

Reference period of change - 2020/2021

Starting with the 2019/2020 data, a new methodology was used to calculate the weighted average tuition fees for Executive and Regular Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programs. This change resulted in a more accurate reflection of the proportion of MBA students enrolled in executive and regular programs. This methodology was applied from 2011/2012 onwards and results in a change in weighted average tuition fees for these programs in some provinces.

Reference period of change - 2019/2020

As of 2019/2020, the TLAC field of study "Other Health, Parks, Recreation and Fitness" was subdivided into "Other Health, Parks, Recreation and Fitness" and "Optometry".

Reference period of change - 2018/2019

As of 2018/2019, Architecture and Related Technologies was renamed Architecture.

Reference period of change - 2017/2018

As of 2017/2018, Social and Behavioural Sciences and Law, Legal Professions and Studies were renamed:
- Social and Behavioural Sciences, and Legal Studies
- Law

Reference period of change - 2016/2017

As of 2016/2017, the data provided by degree-granting colleges will be included in the weighted average calculations, and the detailed breakdown of Additional Compulsory Fees by field of study was eliminated.

Reference period of change - 2011/2012

Data sources - Formerly, a paper questionnaire was sent to respondents. As of the 2011-2012 cycle, all universities and degree-granting colleges report via an electronic questionnaire.

Reference period of change - 2010/2011

Starting this year, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs have been excluded from the national and provincial weighted averages to eliminate the impact of the high cost of these programs on the overall tuition fee average.

Reference period of change - 2008/2009

Instrument design - For the collection cycle 2008-09, there was a redesign of the questionnaire. The new fields of study presented for both graduate and undergraduate programs are adapted from the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP).

Reference period of change - 2000/2001

Data file - The purpose of the survey is to collect tuition fees and living accommodation costs concerning all universities and degree-granting colleges across the country.

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