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Cost Calculator

Are you new to university? Here's what you can expect to pay.

Use the calculator to get a general idea of how much it costs for undergraduate, foundation trades and international programs at TRU's Kamloops campus. Keep in mind that the final total may be affected by requirements of specialized programs and your personal circumstances.

  • You can also look at program costs as they relate to student awards.
  • More information on fees for international students is available at TRU World.

Tuition and fees

1. Click on button for type of program
2. Click on Select for cost


Domestic undergraduate
How long will you be studying?
(Semester based on 15 credits)

Foundation trades
How many weeks is the program? If you're not sure, you can look it up.


International undergraduate
How long will you be studying?
(Semester based on 15 credits)


Featured specialty programs
Costs for the first full year. Which program would you like to take? (Domestic student fees)


Books and supplies

How many courses will you need books for? Books cost about $200 per course and there are 10 courses in a year.

Lab / studio fees

You might have to pay extra fees for some courses. Select a number of courses to get an idea of the cost.

Health and dental plan

The cost of $248 is included in student fees, but you can opt out if you have your own plan.

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Residence (September to April)

Will you be living in residence? Select an option here, or follow the links for details:
On-Campus Housing | TRU Residence.
If you're staying at home or renting, use the personal expenses estimate below.

Parking and transit

Will you be driving to TRU? These are the fees for a year of parking. We also have other options.

Estimate your personal expenses

How much money will you spend on things like rent, food, utilities and gas? Give a rough estimate or get more precise with our personal expenses worksheet.

Estimate your funding resources

How much money do you have to pay with? Examples include scholarships and awards, government student loans and grants, income from part-time or summer employment, family support, third-pary funding, external awards, bank loans. We have an income/resources worksheet to help with your estimate.

Need help with your estimates?

Get help from Student Awards staff or explore these financial tools.