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NSCC tuition for 2018-19 announced

April 11, 2018 – Media Release

Halifax, NS – Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) has set tuition rates for 2018-19. These include a three per cent increase for most programming.

NSCC held the line on tuition costs in the previous academic year, but requires additional revenue in the coming year to help offset rising costs and deliver a balanced budget for 2018-19.

"We understand that for many students, any additional cost can be a challenge," says NSCC President Don Bureaux. "We always look internally for savings before seeking an increase. The additional funds will support our ability to deliver high-quality programming for students throughout the province while ensuring we remain fiscally responsible."

The three percent increase equates to an additional $95 in annual tuition costs for the majority of students. Tuition will not increase for certain programs already offered outside of the standard tuition fee structure including Health Information Management, Certified Welding, Gas Technician, Heavy Equipment Operator, Process Operations - 4th Class Power Engineering, and Aviation Programs (Avionics, Mechanical and Structures). The College continues to offer its Adult Learning Program and English for Academic Purposes program at no cost to students.

Summary of 2018-19 Tuition Levels (with 2017-18 figures):

Program Type Tuition 2017-18 Tuition 2018-19
Full-time Core* $3,220 $3,315
Advanced Diploma $4,930 $5,075
Academic & Career Connections $1,325 $1,360
International $10,390 $10,700
Adult Learning Program and English for Academic Purposes No Cost No Cost

Additional Notes:

  • Continuing Education Program Tuition Fees will increase by 3%.
  • Tuition for programs outside the standard fee structure will NOT increase. These include but are not limited to - Health Information Management, Certified Welding, Gas Technician, Heavy Equipment Operator, Process Operations - 4th Class Power Engineering, and Aviation Programs (Avionics, Mechanical and Structures).

About NSCC

NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation. Serving the province through a network of 13 campuses, the College offers 120 plus programs in five academic schools — Access, Business, IT & Creative Industries, Health & Human Services, and Trades & Technology — reflecting labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC's primary goal: student success. In an annual survey of its graduates, the College has found 87% are employed, most in their field of choice, with 92% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia.

For More Information

Kathleen Cameron, NSCC
Manager, External Relations
902-499-7844

@NSCCNews

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