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Tuition, fees and costs

2022-23 tuition will be announced in the late spring once approved by the government of Nova Scotia. Amounts below are for the 2021-22 academic year.

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

Tuition (2021-22)

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 60 hours

Fees (2021-22)

Fees Cost
Application fee $25
College Services fee - full-time
(student ID cards, transcripts, and technology)
$100
College Services fee - part-time
(student ID cards, transcripts, and technology)
$50
Cooperative education tuition (if applicable) $478
Non-refundable tuition deposit $200
Student health and dental plan (full-time only) $230
Student Association fee Varies
UPass (full-time students at metro campuses) $183
Parking pass – optional (pass is required to park on NSCC property) $20

Program costs (2021-22)

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).

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