Budgeting for Application Fees

Applying for grad school can be pricey, especially if you're applying for multiple years, or multiple programs. Here's a guide for some of the expenses you may come across.

1. Application Fees

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2. Mailing 

Despite the fact that most applications are online, there are still a few things you may have to mail. The cost of postage will range but the most important factor is time. Mailing something last minute could cost around $15.00

3. Transcripts 

Time is also an important factor when it comes to transcripts. If you order them rushed, it will cost you extra, whereas some schools will provide and mail transcripts for free if you order them approximately 10 business days in advance.

4. GRE 

Both Alberta and Dalhousie require you to take the GRE, which is an expensive test to take. It costs $195 (USD) excluding any prep materials you may decide to purchase


Applying for graduate school can cost $1000. There's no doubt that it's worth it! But it's important to be aware of the cost so that you can plan ahead.