Call: 780.645.4455




University nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills

Treaty Six Territory

About Blue Quills: 

Blue Quills began as a college in 1971 and became a university in 2015. Our NEW Acronym: UnnBQ

Follow this link to see our courses and programs.


Application for Admission (Non-refundable): $100.00
Tuition Fees:
Each half course (3 credits): $600.00
Each full course (6 credits): $1200.00
Each half course audit registration (3 credits) – Audit fee: $300.00
Each full course audit registration (6 credits) – Audit fee: $600.00
Textbooks (Includes material, shipping and handling)*: $125.00
Withdrawal Fee (when you withdraw from a course within a specific time): $150.00
*Costs for textbooks will vary by course, price listed above is an average.


Fees Per Course: Per Semester: Per Spring:
Educational Services Fee $50.00 $200.00 $100.00
Library/Computer Fee $30.00 $150.00 $75.00
Student Association/Transcript Fee $25.00 $50.00 $25.00
Recreation Fee $12.50 $25.00 $12.50
Graduation Fee Per Semester: $12.50


Student Aid Alberta (SAA) scholarship Information:


Each institution has specific policies on the refund of fees and tuition. Please refer to your particular institution.

UnBQ Programs
I. Refund of Fees – Before Program Commences

1. If a student terminates before the program has commenced, the sponsor will be refunded 100% of the student’s tuition.

2. If the program does not commence by the scheduled date, Blue Quills First Nations College must refund 100% of the student’s tuition. Refund will be made to the sponsoring agencies as appropriate, or to students who directly pay their own tuition.

II. Refund of Fees – After Program Commences
If the student has not attended any classes (no show) after program commences, Blue Quills must refund 100% of the student’s tuition.

1. If a student contract is terminated after the vocational training begins Blue Quills First Nations College is entitled to the following amounts of tuition:
a. 25% of the student’s tuition when 10% or less of the vocational training has been provided;
b. 60% of the student’s tuition when more 10% but 50% or less of the vocational training has been provided;
c. 100% of the student’s tuition when more than 50% of the vocational training has been provided.

2. If Blue Quills has received tuition in excess of the amount that the college is entitled to under subsection (1), the excess amount must be refunded.

FUNDRAISING to “Enhance Lives”

As a Federally Registered NON-PROFIT organization serving close to 500 students from surrounding communities, we are always fundraising to enhance the lives and opportunities for our students and staff, and provide as much support to them and their families.

One of our long term goals is to build a new Blue Quills college which will support and reflect our wholistic approach towards education and create the same type of learning environment for our future generations to enjoy.

Individuals and Organizations considering making a donation(s) are invited to contact our Chief Financial Officer.

We have our Revenue Canada Charitable Tax number which allows us to offer Tax Deductible receipts for well appreciated donations.

Chief Financial Officer 1-888-645-4455 Ext: # 105

Join the Blue Quills Circle
We take great pride in ourselves as an Indigenous institution whose collective leadership style and academic programs are grounded in traditional Indigenous knowledge and ancient sacred wisdom that has been transmitted orally over several generations through ceremony, language and land based teaching.

Every gift changes the future
The decision to attend College is often a turning point in an individual’s life. For some, it is also the decision to move away from home, or start a new career, or pursue something that they have always been passionate about.

At UnBQ students receive not only an education and skills to build sustainable futures, they are also encouraged to grow personally and to cultivate a greater understanding of First Nations culture and the world. This is the true knowledge that stays with a Blue Quills student throughout their lifetime. It makes the UnBQ a unique place where Indigenous wisdom and Western research come together for a transformational educational experience.
But students cannot undergo this transformation on their own.

Alumni, donors and friends of Blue Quills provide the support that students need to be successful: rewarding excellence, fostering growth, and allowing the College to respond to changing needs. By making a gift to Blue Quills First Nations College, you allow our students the opportunity to experience a lifetime of success, of discovery, and learning.

Choose how your gift will make the difference:
 Build a sustainability fund (30% of all donations)
 Contribute to new campus building designed by Douglas Cardinal
 Provide scholarships and bursaries
 Purchase specific items that are needed by the College
 Support a specific program or project which is important to you

Contact Us:

Box 279; St Paul, Alberta T0A 3A0

UnBQ Main Phone Line: 780-645-4455; Toll Free: 1-888-645-4455;


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