Joy of Lifelong Learning

Discover the Joy of Lifelong Learning at NIC. Students, 55 and up, access exceptional NIC faculty, facilities and more than 80 academically focused arts, science, creative writing and fine arts courses at reduced rates.

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Each course costs $105 + administrative fees (application, student union and learner fees apply).

Who can apply

Canadian citizens and permanent BC residents, aged 55+.
Students who pay appropriate tuition and fees no later than the first day of classes for the term.
Students who register as an auditing student in Joy of Lifelong Learning courses.

How it works

Students will not be charged a non-refundable deposit at time of registration but will be subject to fee and refund deadlines. Students take as many Joy of Lifelong Learning courses as they like; however, they cannot register more than once for the same course at the reduced rate. As audit students in Joy of Lifelong Learning courses, assignments and exams are optional. Instructors have agreed to provide feedback on summary assignments and projects. However, university transfer credit is not awarded to auditing students on course completion. Students who wish to register in courses for credit must pay the full tuition and meet the admission and course prerequisites.


Once you find courses that match your interests, check the location and timetable to find courses that fit your schedule. Bring your completed joy of learning application form and your ID with you to any NIC Registration Office. As an audit student, transcripts are not required; however, please review the course details so you will be prepared to join the class activity. Once registered, you will receive an email to your personal email address providing you with an NIC student ID and log in information. Pay your tuition and fees no later than the first day of classes for the term.