Bill 1, An Act to Reduce School Fees

Learn More About School Fees

As part of our commitment to keep school fees to a minimum, students will no longer be charged for textbooks, workbooks, photocopying, printing or paper supplies. Remaining fees charged will be to ensure quality programs and services are provided for students.
-Administrative Procedure (AP 505) School Fees
-Waiver of School Fees Less than $150 – AP 505 Form 1
-Waiver of School Fees Greater than $150 – AP 505 Form 2
-School Fee Outline (All Schools)

Bill 1, An Act to Reduce School Fees has been proclaimed - June 5, 2017

On June 5th of 2017, the Alberta Government proclaimed BILL 1 – AN ACT TO REDUCE SCHOOL FEES, reducing the burden of school fees on Alberta families. 

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Message from the Minister of Education, Mr. David Eggen - March 2, 2017

Today in Alberta the legislature was pleased to introduce Bill 1, An Act to Reduce School Fees. With this bill, our government is working to make life better and more affordable for Alberta families, and to ensure that all students have equitable access to a quality education in an Alberta public school.

If proclaimed, Bill 1 will save Alberta families more than $50 million, starting in the 2017/2018 school year. Through this legislation, Alberta public, separate and Francophone school boards will not be permitted to charge fees for instructional supplies or materials (such as textbooks, workbooks, printing and paper costs) or for the transportation of eligible students (students attending their designated school and living more than 2.4 kilometres from the school).

Additional details will be available in the coming weeks, upon release of Budget 2017 and as the accompanying regulation is developed. For further information about Bill 1, please visit

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