Tuition, Fees & Costs

2017-18 tuition and fee due dates are noted in the payment schedule.

Tuition (2017-2018)

Programs Tuition
Full-time Certificate and Diploma Programs $3,220
Full-time Advanced Diploma Programs $4,930
Academic & Career Connections $1,325
International Students $10,390
Adult Learning Program $0
English for Academic Purposes $0
Achieve $0

Fees (2017-18)

Fees Cost International Student Cost
Application Fee $25 $75
College Services Fee – Student ID cards, transcripts, and technology $100 $100
Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit $200 $400
International Student Fee -- $1,000
Student Health & Dental Plan $242 $650
Student Association Fee Varies Varies
U-Pass (only required for Metro Campus Students) $173 $173
Parking Pass – Optional (pass is required to park on NSCC property) $20 $20

Program Costs (2017-18)

View 2017-18 program costs (amounts for textbooks and supplies).

Student Health & Dental Benefits Plan

All students enrolled in full-time and customized programs that are 20 weeks or longer, Adult Learning Program students enrolled in three or more units, and 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, students studying solely online and students in programs less than 20 weeks in length are not eligible for this program.

Plan Benefits, Claims & Opt-out

Students are encouraged to visit to review deadlines as well as details on their student benefits plan. The website provides information and support for the following:

  • Plan benefits and eligibility information;
  • 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); or
  • 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 30th. For all other students, the Opt Out deadline is 30 days from the start of your program.

The deadline to complete an Opt In waiver is 30 days from your loss of coverage. However, if you previously opted out, are now returning to NSCC in a new program, and no longer have alternate coverage, you will be required to complete an Opt In within 30 days from the start of your new program.

Payment Schedule

Programs Starting in September 2017 1st Term Payment Due: August 4, 2017
(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.
2nd Term Payment Due: January 5, 2018
(50% Tuition)
Programs Starting in January 2018 1st Term Payment Due: November 22, 2017
(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 canceled 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 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address

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

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