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NSCC tuition rates for 2019-22 announced

May 21, 2019 – Media Release

Halifax – Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) has set tuition rates for the next three academic years (2019-22). There will be an increase of three per cent in each year – or approximately $100 per year – for most programs. The increases will offset program delivery costs and support the delivery of balanced budgets.

NSCC has released tuition rates for a three-year period to offer a longer-term planning horizon for the College, which also provides a longer lead-time for students planning for tuition costs.

NSCC President Don Bureaux says, “As Nova Scotia’s Community College, with campuses in communities across the province, we continue to work to keep our commitment to offer quality programming that is accessible and affordable.”

Tuition will not increase for certain programs already offered outside of the standard tuition fee structure which include, but are not limited to, Health Information Management, Heavy Equipment Operator and Aviation Programs (Avionics, Mechanical and Structures). With support from the province, NSCC continues to offer its Adult Learning Program and English for Academic Purposes program at no cost to students.

The table below provides a comparison of tuition rates (includes last year’s for comparison) and the three years ahead.

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Program Type 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
Full-time Core $3,315 $3,415 $3,515 $3,620
Advanced Diplomas $5,075 $5,225 $5,380 $5,540
Academic & Career Connections $1,360 $1,400 $1,440 $1,480
International Students $10,700 $11,020 $11,350 $11,690

Adult Learning Program and English for Academic Purposes

No Cost No Cost No Cost No Cost

About Nova Scotia Community College

NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation, transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time. Serving the province through a network of 13 campuses, the College offers 130 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 88% are employed, most in their field of choice, with 92% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia.

For more information

Kathleen Cameron, Manager, External Relations, NSCC

Niki Toomey, Communications Advisor, NSCC

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