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Tuition / Fees 2017/18

Paying Tuition

You may pay your tuition via:

  • myNIC leave site - select Students then Financial Information.
  • In person at Student Services by Visa, Master Card, debit, cheque or cash
  • Online banking
  • Refer to the Academic Deadlines to confirm tuition due dates for your program.
  • Sponsored students are responsible for ensuring sponsorship documentation has been submitted prior to payment deadlines.

Student Loans & Financial Aid

Advisors are available to assist you with the application, ongoing status, and repayment methods of your Federal and Provincial student loans. They are also able to recommend other financial options that you may not have considered, such as bursaries, scholarships, and study grants. For more information, please visit Financial Aid.

Students who receive financial assistance should see a Financial Aid Advisor prior to withdrawing from classes. It is important to understand the consequences of withdrawal.

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Fees

Domestic Tuition

Refer to the program areas for tuition costs. Fees listed are subject to Board approval and may change. A student may be denied admission, registration, grades, official transcripts or credentials until all outstanding debt to the college has been paid. Sponsored students are responsible for negotiating support with their sponsoring agency.

Student Society Fees

  • $4.03 per credit
  • $15.13 per month
  • $59.48 per term for International students
  • Health & Dental - $275.00/year for full-time students in qualifying programs

Learner's Resource Fee*

  • Credit based courses - $5.10/credit
  • Program based tuition - $16.99/month

* Fee is levied on registrations for post-secondary courses and programmes.

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International Tuition Fees

Refer to the program areas for tuition costs. Fees listed are subject to Board approval and may change. A student may be denied admission, registration, grades, official transcripts or credentials until all outstanding debt to the college has been paid. Sponsored students are responsible for negotiating support with their sponsoring agency.

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Other Fees

Application $25 non-refundable (Contract, Continuing Education & ElderCollege courses are exempt from this fee)
$100 International applicant
Assessment English or Math Placement
$15 NIC applicant | $40 Non-applicant
$20 Off-Campus Assessment
Books Costs vary and may be obtained through NIC Bookstores
Duplicate Document $10
Laboratory Varies per course
Letter of Permission $5
Prior Learning Assessment 75% of the normal cost of the course, plus additional advising fees may apply
Transcript $10 + GST each (official)
Transfer Credit Evaluations (No charge for BC post-secondary transcript).
Transfer Credit Evaluations No charge for BC post-secondary transcript.
$20 per out-of-province transcript request.
$75 for international transcripts.
Tuition Deposit Varies by program – these are non-refundable and non-transferable payments, at the time of registration or earlier, that are applied to tuition.
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Tuition & Refund Categories

Category 1 Courses or Programs

Tuition - Typically, these include ABE, ESL, University Studies, Trades & Technology courses or programs that require admission, transcript and/or graduation services. Such courses or programs may require a non-refundable, non-transferable tuition deposit upon registration or earlier. Normally, full fees are due by 4 pm on the first day of the term. Exceptions may include limited entry programs which require full fees to be paid three weeks prior to the start of classes.

Refund - Students must drop from courses and programs within specific timelines as outlined in the North Island College Calendar in order to receive a refund minus the tuition deposit. Refunds may take as long as three weeks to process.

Category 2 Courses or Programs

Tuition - Typically, these include Continuing Education courses or programs and do not require admissions, transcript or graduation services. Such courses or programs require full tuition payment upon registration and the student pays the majority of the instructional costs.

Refund - The college will return tuition to students who drop after the time of registration to seven calendar days before the start date of the course or program. Students who drop with less than seven calendar days to the course or program start date will not receive a refund.

Category 3 Courses or Programs

Tuition - These programs or courses may have non-standard tuition fees. In addition, they may require admission, transcript and/or graduation services. Such courses or programs may require a non-refundable non-transferable tuition deposit as established by the Instructional Division upon admission. These courses and programs have varying deadlines for fees ranging from two to four weeks prior to the first day of classes.

Refund - Students who drop after the time of registration to 14 calendar days before the start date of the course or program will receive a refund minus their tuition deposit. Students who drop with less than 14 calendar days to the course or program start date will not receive a refund.

Category 4 Courses or Programs

Tuition -– Typically, these include apprenticeship training classes or courses that require admission and transcript services. Such courses or programs may require a non- refundable non-transferable tuition deposit upon registration or earlier with full fees due 60 days before the course or program commences.

Refund - Students who drop after the time of registration to 28 calendar days before the start date will receive a refund minus the tuition deposit. Students who drop with less than 28 days to the course or program start date will not receive a refund.

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