Tuition & New Fees 2012Tuition Increase | International Student Fee | College Services Fee
Why is tuition increasing this year?
When we looked at how we would deal with rising costs in order to maintain the ability to deliver high-quality, affordable education now and in the future, we had to look at both sides of the ledger. In addition to cutting expenditures, we also had to make changes on the revenue side – including a 3% tuition increase which has just been approved by the provincial government for 2012-13.
Why can't NSCC announce the 2012-13 tuition levels earlier? It would help with financial planning.
We post updated tuition amounts as soon as the information is approved and finalized. Every year, NSCC's Board of Governors recommends tuition levels to the provincial government.
Will my student loan (private lenders, Canada Student Loan) cover this new tuition level?
Student loan amounts are based on your individual financial profile; lenders will use 2012-13 tuition amounts in their assessments.
Will this tuition increase be covered by sponsoring agencies such as Employment Nova Scotia or the Department of Community Services?
Sponsoring agencies will use 2012-13 tuition amounts when assessing student applications for funding.
Why is NSCC charging an International Student Fee and what does it cover?
The International Student Fee will support continued improvement and development of dedicated services and supports for International students. This includes tools such as an International student guidebook that is designed specifically to support orientation for International students. Most post-secondary institutions charge International student fees.
When and how do I pay my International Student Fee?
The International Student fee of $1,000 is payable before the beginning of your academic year. For programs beginning in September 2012, tuition and fees are payable on August 3. You can pay fees with a credit card through the MyNSCC "Make a Payment" service or contact the Admissions Office to pay by phone with a credit card.
What does the College Services Fee cover?
The College Services Fee covers the cost of student ID cards, transcripts, and technology. Most post-secondary institutions charge a fee for these services. NSCC introduced the fee for the first time to address rising costs.
Do all students have to pay this fee?
The College Services Fee applies to all NSCC students except those in the Adult Learning Program (ALP); unlike all other NSCC programs, ALP is funded by the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning.
Can I opt-out if I don't want any of these services?
Only ALP students are exempt from paying this fee as this program is funded differently by the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning.
When do I have to pay this fee?
The $100 College Services Fee is payable at the beginning of your academic year. For most students, the academic year begins September 2012 and the fee is payable on August 3.
Do part-time students have to pay the College Services Fee?
Yes. Part-time students will pay a $50 College Services Fee when they enroll in credit courses. The fee will be charged once per academic year.
I am a funded student. Is the College Services Fee covered by my sponsoring agency (i.e., Employment Nova Scotia or the Department of Community Services)?
While we don't have an answer yet, NSCC will be working with the various funding organizations to explain the new fee and encourage them to support payment of the fee as a part of the costs of NSCC students.