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Tuition, Fees & Costs

Tuition (2018-2019)

Programs Full-Time Tuition Part-Time Tuition
Certificate and Diploma Programs $3,315 $439/unit*
Advanced Diploma Programs $5,075 $621/unit*
Academic & Career Connections $1,360 $172/unit*
International Students $10,700 $1,028/unit*
Adult Learning Program $0
English for Academic Purposes $0
Achieve $0

*A unit is equal to 60 hours

Fees (2018-19)

Fees Cost International Student Cost
Application Fee $25 $75
College Services Fee – Student ID cards, transcripts, and technology Full-time $100
Part-time $50
$100
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit $200 $1,000
International Student Fee -- $1,000
Student Health & Dental Plan (Full-time only) $242 $881
Student Association Fee Varies Varies
U-Pass (only required for Full-time Metro Campus Students) $174 $174
Parking Pass – Optional (pass is required to park on NSCC property) $20 $20

Program Costs (2018-19)

Find the cost of your program, including amounts for textbooks, supplies, tuition and fees.
View 2018-19 program costs

Student Health & Dental Benefits Plan

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

Please note: Part-time students, and students in programs less than 20 weeks in length are not eligible for this program. You are considered part-time if your course load is less than 60 per cent of a full-time course load in your program (without an accommodated reduction).

Plan Benefits, Claims & Opt-out

Visit the My Student Plan website to review deadlines and details of your student benefits plan as well as access contact information for our Student Benefits office. The website also provides information and support for the following:

  • Plan benefits and eligibility information.
  • Emergency medical coverage details for international students.
  • Making a health and/or dental claim and downloading your student benefits card.
  • Adding family coverage for dependents.
  • Completing an Opt Out waiver form (using alternate comparable coverage).
  • Providing proof of NS MSI (for international students opting out of emergency coverage).
  • Completing an Opt In waiver form (for those who previously opted out but have lost their alternate coverage).

Please note the following deadlines:

The deadline to complete an Opt Out waiver for students beginning their program in September is September 30. For all other students, the Opt Out deadline is 30 days from the start of your program. Once your opt-out form has been accepted, the waiver will remain in force for 12 months.  Students are required to complete an online opt out each academic year, should they wish to waive NSCC's coverage.

Please note: Returning international students may only opt out of the emergency portion of their health and dental plan, but only if they are in receipt of a Nova Scotia Health Card (MSI). Please contact the Benefits office for further information.

The deadline to complete an Opt In waiver is 30 days from your loss of coverage.

Payment Schedule

Programs Starting in September 2018 First Term Payment Due: August 3, 2018
(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.
Second Term Payment Due: January 4, 2019
(50% Tuition)
Programs Starting in January 2019 First Term Payment Due: November 21, 2018
(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 have applied for 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 cash, debit card, personal cheque, or credit card.
  • Canada Student Loan – If you have been approved for a student loan, or are waiting for approval, you will need to contact your campus prior to the tuition deadline.

Tuition Refunds

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 tuition refund does not include any non-refundable fees (application fee & 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 cancelled after the start of an academic year, tuition and fees previously paid will be refunded (including the tuition deposit but not including the application fee).

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Phone: 902-491-4911
Toll-free: 1-866-679-6722

Hours of Operation

(Atlantic Time)

Monday to Thursday:
8 AM – 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address

NSCC Admissions
P.O. Box 220
Halifax, NS B3J 2M4

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