For most courses the tuition fee includes all study materials necessary for the course, as well as access to the course tutors and the cost of setting up a final examination (some courses require separate purchase of textbook or software – see additional fees below).
- Diploma Program in Urban Land Economics
- Certificate Program in Real Property Assessment
- Bachelor of Business in Real Estate
- Appraisal Institute of Canada Education Program
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Real Property Valuation
- Certificate in Residential Valuation
Please note that the above programs are not eligible for Canada Student Loans.
2020-21 Tuition (from Winter Term I 2020)
|Winter Term I||July 15, 2020||Aug 15, 2020|
|Winter Term II||Nov 1, 2020||Nov 30, 2020|
|Summer Term I||Apr 15, 2021||May 15, 2021|
|Most BUSI courses||$645||$695|
|BUSI 344, 444 and 460||$695||$745|
Reserve Fund Planning Program
Professional development courses tuition
|3 or 4 Lessons||$130||$165|
Textbooks are included as a part of the course materials for most courses, with the exception of the following. In the courses below, the textbooks are not included with the course materials and must be purchased separately. These can be purchased using the Real Estate Division Online Bookstore. Taxes are not included in the prices below.
BUSI 100: Principles of Microeconomics (8th Canadian Edition), Mankiw, $125.00 (plus taxes, includes study guide). See the economics page for additional book options
BUSI 101: Principles of Macroeconomics (8th Canadian Edition), Mankiw, $125.00 (plus taxes, includes study guide). See the economics page for additional book options
BUSI 330: The Appraisal of Real Estate (3rd Canadian Edition) is required for BUSI 330, and recommended for BUSI 331, 398, 442, 452, 497, and 499, $99.00 (plus GST)
BUSI 400: Residential Property Analysis, UBC Real Estate Division, $95.00 (plus GST)
BUSI 401: Commercial Property Analysis, UBC Real Estate Division, $95.00 (plus GST)
BUSI 451: Managing and Leasing Commercial Properties (2nd Edition), John Wiley & Sons, $119.00 (plus GST)
BUSI 460: Winning Decisions, Currency/Doubleday, $30 (plus GST)
In most courses, students are required to use a financial calculator. The calculator of instruction for all programs is the Hewlett Packard (HP)10BII/10BII+. The cost of this calculator is $75 (plus all applicable taxes) and is not included in the tuition fees. These calculators are available in most shopping centres, or they may be purchased directly from the Real Estate Division.
International courier fee
This fee is required for the shipment of course materials to all students who reside outside of Canada or the Continental United States. This fee varies according to your country of residence, and the number of course packages you need to receive. Please contact the Real Estate Division prior to registration to inquire about the amount.
Students enrolled in Course RPA 841, BUSI 344, BUSI 444 and BUSI 460 should note that the cost of the required software is not included in the tuition fee.
Documents / research expenses
Various courses may require students to pursue research and documents that incur associated fees; these are the responsibility of the student. In particular, BUSI 398/497/499 demand considerable independent research with fees potentially up to several hundred dollars, for documents such as: title searches for the subject property and comparables, corporate registry searches, costing reports, surveys and maps, and so on.
Income tax receipts
Tuition fees are deductible for income tax purposes as an educational expense. Receipts for tuition fees will be issued online by February 28, for courses that began in the previous year.
Students may transfer to a later offering of the course, subject to the requirements specific for each course. Applications to transfer are made online using the "Transfer/Withdraw" option in "Course Tools" on your Course Resources webpage. There is a $75 fee.
To receive a refund, an online request for withdrawal must be received by the Real Estate Division.
Refunds are provided less the following fees:
- Prior to early registration deadline: $50
- After early registration deadline but before materials have been sent out: $100
- After materials have been sent out: $200
Please refer to the Important dates webpage for specific dates.
Administrative fees, in addition to regular fees, will be charged for the following:
All new students enrolling in the Diploma Program in Urban Land Economics, Bachelor of Business in Real Estate, the AIC Distance Education Program, the Certificate Program in Real Property Assessment or the Post-Graduate Certificate in Real Property are required to include a one-time application fee of $75. This fee is required by the University's Registrar for all students who are admitted to the University of British Columbia. This application must be accompanied by an offical and original copy of your secondary school transcript, post-secondary school transcript, and/or equivalent. See Admissions for more details.
Enrollment in the Reserve Fund Planning Program requires a one-time admission fee of $35.
Challenge course fee
$150.00 (non-refundable)––to students who have been granted permission to challenge a course based on previous education. Course materials cost extra.
Transcript review fee
Transcript review is required for admission to the Post-Graduate Certificate in Real Property Valuation program or to apply for transfer credit or course equivalencies in this or any other program. You must submit all applicable post-secondary transcripts. The review of these are subject to the following fees:
- $50.00 (non-refundable)––to review Canadian transcripts.
- $100.00 (non-refundable)––to review non-Canadian transcripts.
To have your transcripts reviewed for transfer credit or for entry into the Post-Graduate Certificate in Real Property Valuation program all students must complete a Transcript Review Form.
Late assignment fee
$15.00 (non-refundable)––for any assignment or project received after the due date.
Rewrite and deferred examination fee
- $125 (non–refundable)––to defer an examination to a scheduled supplemental examination date or a regularly scheduled exam date.
- $125 (non–refundable)––to rewrite an examination on a scheduled supplemental examination date or a regularly scheduled exam date.