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Tuition, fees and costs

Amounts below are for the 2024-25 academic year.

These are tuition and fees for students within Canada. Costs differ for international students. View international student amounts

Tuition (2024-25)

Programs Full-time tuition Part-time tuition
Certificate, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma programs $3,620 $478/unit*
Graduate Certificate programs $5,540 $677/unit*
Academic and Career Connections $1,480 $187/unit*
Adult Learning Program $0
English for Academic Purposes $0
Achieve $0

*A unit is equal to four credits or 60 hours. Tuition for part-time offerings is calculated on a per-unit basis.

Fees (2024-25)

Fees Cost
Application fee $40
College Services fee - full-time
(student ID cards, transcripts, and technology)
College Services fee - part-time
(student ID cards, transcripts, and technology)
Cooperative education tuition (if applicable) $478
Non-refundable tuition deposit $200
Student health and dental plan (full-time only) $230
Virtual health care fee (full-time/part-time) $49
Student Association fee (full-time/part-time) Varies
UPass (full-time students at metro campuses) $191
Parking pass – optional (pass is required to park on NSCC property) $20

Program costs (2024-25)

To find the cost of your program, including amounts for textbooks, supplies, tuition and fees,
view program costs.

Payment schedule and options

View due dates and payment options for tuition and fees.

Tuition refunds

Tuition refunds are only available if you formally withdraw from your program; you must complete a withdrawal form (form is available through Student Services). The refund doesn’t include the application fee and tuition deposit; they’re non-refundable.

  • Before first day of class: Full refund (less application fee and tuition deposit)
  • During first two weeks of the fall/winter term: 95% of term amount (less application fee and tuition deposit)
  • After second week of the fall/winter term: No refund

If you’ve 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).

Refunds for domestic students can only be made by cheque, regardless of the method of payment. Ensure that your student account reflects your current address and allow two-to-four weeks for reimbursement. Refunds for international students will be refunded via the original payment method to the account from which they were paid.