As a private Christian college, Briercrest works hard to provide an educational environment that is unlike public universities at a cost that competes with other Christian schools in Canada.

Our high-quality academic and discipleship programs reflect the value we place on whole-person education. A Briercrest education is an academic, spiritual, personal, and professional investment that will shape the rest of your life!

Average cost of attending colleges and universities in Canada. Tuition, fees, residence, and meals included.


Tuition and Academic Fees

Most students sign up for 8 courses (24 credit hours) during a year. For the 2022-23 year, total tuition for 8 courses is $9,240.  All students are charged a Student Life Fee of $385/semester and a one-time Student Government fee of $75.


Textbooks are an essential part of postsecondary learning and will cost approximately $800 for the year.


Many students say that their dorm experience is one of the most transformational experiences of their Briercrest education. Living on campus in a double occupancy dorm room costs $3,150 for September 2022 through April 2023. All dorms are within walking distance of the academic complex, making the cost of transportation virtually nothing. For more living options and costs, see Other Fees.

Meal Plans

Another social highlight of our campus, our dining hall offers a number of flexible meal plan options that can be used at the Dining Hall (all-you-can-eat), Crossroads Café, or Subway® on campus. One popular choice is the “14 per week” meal plan which costs $4,200 for the year.

Other Fees

In addition to standard student fees, there may be a few additional fees that get you opportunities to take certain courses, serve on worship teams, compete on athletics teams, and engage more deeply with student life. For more details, see Other Fees.

The most satisfying experience has been interacting with the faculty members, many of which have encouraged and poured into me, and been willing to help me with difficult course work.
From the National Survey of Student Engagement 2015