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|
|Academic & Career Connections||$1,325||$1,360|
|Adult Learning Program and English for Academic Purposes||No Cost||No Cost|
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