Tuition, Fees & Costs

The provincial government approves the annual tuition for full-time regular programs (all programs except apprenticeship, customized training and continuing education).

Tuition (2013-2014)

The 2013-14 tuition amounts are now approved. Sign-up for Fees Notification and we'll let you know by email when all additional program fees are finalized and online (including textbooks and estimated costs per program).

Programs Tuition
Full-time Certificate and Diploma Programs $2,950
Full-time Advanced Diploma Programs $4,515
Academic & Career Connections Certificate $1,220
International Students $9,515
Adult Learning Program and English for Academic Purposes $0
Customized Programs Varies

Tuition (2012-2013)

Programs Tuition
Full-time Certificate and Diploma Programs $2,865
Full-time Advanced Diploma Programs $3,925
Academic & Career Connections Certificate $1,190
International Students $8,275
Adult Learning Program, African Canadian Transition Program, and English for Academic Purposes $0
Customized Programs Varies

Other Fees (2012-2013)

Fees Cost International Student Cost
Additional Program Costs – Supplies & Textbooks Varies Varies
Application Fee $25 $75
College Services Fee – Student ID cards, transcripts, and technology $100 $100
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit $200 $400
International Student Fee -- $1,000
Student Health & Dental Plan $238 $650
Student Association Fee Varies Varies
U-Pass (only required for Metro Campus Students) $159 $159
Parking Pass - Optional (pass is required to park on NSCC property) $20 $20
Student Photo ID Replacement $5 $5
Replacement Diplomas $25 $25
NSF Cheques $20 $20

Student Health & Dental Benefits Plan

All students enrolled in full-time and customized programs that are 20 weeks or longer, Adult Learning Program (ALP) students enrolled in 3 or more units, and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) students, will be enrolled in a mandatory NSCC Student Health & Dental Plan that provides extended medical and dental benefits.

Plan Benefits, Claims & Opt-out
To review plan benefits, find out how to make a claim or to opt-out of the plan (using alternate comparable coverage), visit www.mystudentplan.ca.

Payment Schedule

Programs Starting in September 2013 1st Term Payment Due: August 2, 2013
(50% Tuition + Student Association Fee + Health & Dental Plan + College Services Fee). Payment includes a $200 non-refundable tuition deposit. If you've already paid the $200 tuition deposit your payment total will be decreased by $200.
2nd Term Payment Due: January 10, 2014
(50% Tuition)
Programs Starting in January 2014 1st Term Payment Due: November 27, 2013
(50% Tuition + Student Association Fee + Health & Dental Plan + College Services Fee). Payment includes a $200 non-refundable tuition deposit. If you've already paid the $200 tuition deposit your payment total will be decreased by $200.
Programs Starting Off-cycle VariesCheck the Program Fee pages for payment due dates.
Canada Student Loans 100% Tuition + Student Association Fee + Health & Dental Plan + College Services Fee are deducted from the first, main, loan disbursement.

These deadline dates can only be deferred if you can provide documentation that you are going to receive a student loan or your tuition is being paid by a sponsoring agency. You're required to provide your Canada Student Loan file number or official documentation from your sponsor.

Payment Options

When making a payment, have your student ID # ready. If paying by credit card, we accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

  • Online – Use the MyNSCC "Make a Payment" service and pay by credit card.
  • Phone – Call any Campus Business Office or the Admissions Office and pay by credit card.
  • Mail – Pay by mail using a personal cheque.
  • In Person – Stop by any Campus Business Office and pay using a debit card, personal cheque, or credit card.
  • Canada Student Loan – If you have been approved and have your loan documents, you'll need to mail or drop off your "Schedule 1" to the campus. If we do not receive your Schedule 1 before the 1st Term Payment is due, you will need to arrange a deferral (allowing up to an additional 12 weeks to pay). Call your campus for additional deferral information.

Tuition Refund

Tuition refunds are available if you formally withdraw early in the program. A formal withdrawal requires that you write a letter or complete a withdrawal form (form is available through Student Services). Your refund does not include the non-refundable tuition deposit.

  • Before first day of class: full refund (less tuition deposit)
  • During first two weeks of either term: 95% of term amount (less tuition deposit)
  • After second week of either term: no refund

If you have received a student loan or had your tuition paid by a sponsoring agency, the appropriate refund will be sent directly to your lending institution or sponsor. If a program is canceled after the start of an academic year all fees previously paid will be refunded (including the confirmation fee).

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