Cost & Dates

The fees listed are for the 2019-2020 academic year.


Spring 2020
May 11, 2020

Fall 2020
September 09, 2020

Winter 2021
January 09, 2021

Tuition and Fees

Based Tuition Fee $13,330 – 13,740 / 2 Terms
Essential Fee $349.10 / Term
Optional Ancillary Fees $65.35 / Term
Mandatory Insurance

$840 / 3 Terms

$560 / 2 Terms

$280 / 1 Term

Public Transit (Upass) Mandatory for full time $192.50 / Terms


*Material fees & co-op fees apply to specific programs.

Based Tuition Fee $14,550 / 2 Terms
Essential Fee $349.10 / Term
Optional Ancillary Fees $65.35 / Term
Mandatory Insurance

$840 / 3 Terms

$560 / 2 Terms

$280 / 1 Term

Public Transit (Upass) Mandatory for full-time $192.50 / Terms

Based Tuition Fee $16,150/ 2 Terms
Essential Fee $349.10 / Term
Optional Ancillary Fees $65.35 / Term
Mandatory Insurance

$840 / 3 Terms

$560 / 2 Terms

$280 / 1 Term

Public Transit (Upass) Mandatory for full-time $192.50 / Term

2019 -2020 Compulsory (Essential) Ancillary Fees

Compulsory ancillary fees are those that a student is required to pay in addition to tuition fees to enroll in or successfully complete any course or program eligible for general purpose operating grant funding. These fees may be increased or expanded to include new fees through the implementation of a protocol agreement between the college’s administration and student government representatives and with the approval of the Board of Governors.

Compulsory ancillary fees are regulated by the Fee Protocol Committee. Once agreed upon and approved, these fees are mandatory and charged to all students unless otherwise stated.

The following table lists the current fees for the 2019-20 year including an explanation of each fee. Fees are listed for full time students; essential ancillary fees are prorated for students registered on a part-time basis.

Essential Ancillary Fees – *Description below is what will appear on a student account
Amount Comments
Intl–NC SAC Student Resources $3.00 Academic supports provided by NC Student Administrative Council (NCSAC) include assistance with students navigating various policies including but not limited to academic appeals and student issues processes within student services.
Intl–Academic Advising $29.50 Academic advising supports to assist in student success and retention includes staff dedicated to assisting students deemed at risk as well as any student seeking assistance. Activities include proactive interventions and regular liaison with faculty.
Intl–Peer Services $12.50 Peer services supports including individual and group tutoring to assist with student success and retention, offered at course, subject, and program levels.
Intl-Technology $85.60 Revenue from this fee supports enhanced technology services for student to access academic services, computing and learning centre services not already funded through tuition fees and MTCU funding.
Intl- Athletics and Recreation $68.00 Fees supporting the operating and capital costs of athletic facilities made available to the broader student body, as well as recreation and fitness programming.
Intl–Campus Safety $2.00 Fees that support programs and services that promote on-campus safety, including the prevention of sexual violence, and walk safe programs which provide students, faculty and staff free night-time accompaniment for those who are uncomfortable or who are unable to walk home alone
Intl-Career Services $10.00 Fees to support career related services made available to the broader student body, including career counselling, information sessions, job fairs, job boards and job placement.
Intl-Financial Aid Offices $10.00 Fees that support enhanced financial aid office services to students that help students navigate, understand and monitor the status of their financial aid.
Intl-Counselling, Mental Health $23.00 Access to qualified health professionals mental health and counselling.
Intl-Professional Health Service $17.50 Access to health professionals for basic medical care in campus clinics, and basic health resources.
Intl-Student Buildings $80.00 Fees that support spaces and facilities that host student activities and services which are not supported through the government operating and capital grants.
Intl-Student ID Cards $8.00 Student ID cards identify individuals as students at their college and are used for access to services and facilities such as athletic centres, library and media services. The cards may also be required for exams and accessing academic records.
$349.10 charge per term

2019 – 2020 Optional (Non-Essential) Ancillary Fees

Effective 2019-20, the MTCU required the implementation of transparency and student choice at each institution known as the Student Choice Initiative (SCI). This included a review and itemized listing of all existing ancillary fees and the creation of new categories: Compulsory and Optional fees. Compulsory fees may be charged on a mandatory basis, while optional fees are not compulsory and give students the choice to pay for additional services.

At Niagara College students will be able to log into their MyNC account and select which optional fees and services they wish to pay for and receive. This functionality will be available from mid-June until late August, at which point all decisions made by students will be deemed final so that we can accurately process OSAP transactions for the fall term and minimize the potential of refunds for these fees.

Students will be also be able to make choices about optional ancillary fees each term. After the deadline is passed, students no longer allow to make any changes. A student who does not login will automatically be assessed the fees.

Optional Ancillary Fees – *Description below is what will appear on a student account


 Amount  Comment
Intl-NC SAC Membership $11.25 This fee enables your Niagara College Student Administrative Council (NCSAC) to advocate for you, the student, at an institutional, municipal, provincial and federal level. From advocacy support during events like strikes on campus, to advocating for students during announcements like the Student Choice Initiative, your NCSAC exists to support and advocate for you. Remaining a member also allows you employment opportunities, volunteer opportunities and other student life experiences throughout the year with regards to NCSAC.
Intl-NC SAC Social Engagement $16.10 Your college experience takes place both inside and outside of the classroom. The NCSAC social engagement fee allows you to take part in exciting orientation events, entertaining concerts, celebrity appearance events, pop-up events, cultural celebrations and other activities hosted at both campuses. From discounted tickets to exclusive event offerings, this fee will help you create college memories to last a life time!
Intl-NC SAC Clubs $1.50 The clubs fee allows you to enhance your student experience and engage with peers, fostering a sense of community on campus. Feel free to join an existing club ranging from general interest/hobby, socially minded or academically focused. Can’t find a club you like? Start your own!
Intl-NC SAC Services $5.50 From the student organizational handbook and scholarships, to discounted amusement tickets, graduation photos and other useful student services, your NCSAC provides meaningful support for you throughout your academic term. NCSAC is constantly working with the student population to add valuable new supports, so please feel free to drop by our office, get in touch on social media or talk to an NCSAC Director to suggest a new service.
Intl-Sustainability $5.00 The alumni fee is used to support the services provided by the Office of Alumni Relations. The Alumni Council provides meaningful services to alumni and support to provide scholarships and bursaries to current students.
Intl-Co-curricular $11.00 Revenue from this fee support sustainability initiatives at the college. The Niagara College Student Administrative Council and other key college stakeholders are working towards the addition of worthwhile green development, campus naturalization, and sustainable projects on campus, in conjunction with the office of Sustainability.
Intl-Alumni $15.00 The Co-curricular Record fee funds the Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership’s Co-Curricular Record (CCR) service, which provides leadership, strategic direction, campus wide training and support to all students, academic programs and service areas. The CCR platform continues to grow through the Get Involved Program (, the Community Engagement and Volunteer (CEV) portfolio, and the Student Leadership Development program. The Centre plans, promotes, and facilitates student-focused engagement events across the college. Through the CCR service, the validation of student engagement and leadership experiences are tracked and recorded using sound processes technology for official and reliable co-curricular record creation purposes.

2019 – 2020 Other Essential Fees (vary from programs)

Intl-Orientation $28.00 One time charge in first level of program (eg. Level 01 most programs and greater levels for advanced or bridge programs)
Intl-Achievement and Records $40.00 Charged rate per term in first 2 levels of program (eg. Level 01 & 02 most programs and greater levels for advanced or bridge programs)
CDS Fee $75.00 Applies to specific programs
Chef Uniform $270.00 Applies to specific programs
Technology Kit $180.00 Applies to specific programs
Transit Pass $192.50 Charged per term – not co-op terms
Co-op Fees $475.00 Applies to specific programs
Laptop Fees $2,018.53 Applies to specific programs
Intl-Service Fee $150.00 NEW – flat rate per term
Gerontology First Aid $146.00 Only Gerontology program
Material fees These fees are defined broadly defined under several headings in the Ministry guidelines. They are fees for program-specific materials, equipment, or clothing retained by the student. They can also be materials consumed in the production of items becoming property of the student, and finally they may be items where the College acts as broker for a vendor supplying the materials to students. The costs of supplies consumed in the delivery of the program (for example, lab supplies) are not eligible as ancillary fees and are assumed to be covered using the revenues from tuition and General Purpose Operating Grants (GPOG).
Other course related charges
Access code $65.60 charge each time enroll in the course
online learning fee $47.00 applies to online course

New Students

All fees need to be paid no later than the due dates that are listed on your Letter of Acceptance.

Returning student fee payment due dates

All fees need to be paid no later than the deadline date advised by the International office.

  • Fall 2019 : July 31, 2019
  • Winter 2020 : December 04, 2019
  • Spring 2020 : April 27, 2020


  1. Notice of change of fees: All fees are subjected to change every academic year. If your program is scheduled to continue in the next academic year, please check for your future fees with the International office.
  2. The fees indicated on your Letter of Acceptance for visa purposes were estimated. Please refer to the actual tuition fees noted on the final invoice.

Landing Pad Homestay Dormitory
30 Days : $850 / Month 2 Months : $850 / Month Click here for latest fees

Estimated Study Expenses

The following information is provided as a minimum estimate only. Individual choices regarding living accommodations may vary widely. Fees change on an academic year basis.

 Post-Secondary ProgramsEnglish Programs
Bachelors & GraduatesDiplomas & CertificatesEAP ProgramShort Term EAPELCP
Per 8 months of study4 months2 months1 month
Tuition$18,612 – $19,424$15,112 – $17,411$5,817.50$3,115$3,500*
includes 3 meals a day
Landing Pad
30 days
$850 (per month)$850 (per month)$850 (per month)$850 (per month)
OR Room Rental$3,200 – $5,600$3,200 – $5,600$1,600 – $2,800$800 – $1,400
OR DormitoryClick here for feesClick here for feesAvailable on Special Request
Books & Supplies$2,500$2,500$500$500
Co-op & Material Fees$0 – $1,275$0 – $1,275
Personal Money$2,000 – $8,000$2,000 – $8,000$1,000 – $4,000$500 – $2,000$250 – $1,000
Total$24,896.30 – $37,501.30$24,096.30 – $35,101.30$9,803.16 – $13,643.16$5,355 – $7,275$3,200 – $3,950**

* Homestay fees is $750/month.

** The English Language and Culture Program includes Tuition, Homestay, Local Busing, Materials, Books and Supplies, Medical Insurance, Airport Pick-Up and Drop Off, Service and Activity Fees.

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In accordance with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ Tuition Fee Operating Procedures, students must complete a withdrawal form within 10 business days of the beginning of a semester to receive a refund of fees for the current term. If you do not complete the official withdrawal process, you will be responsible for all fees assessed. Non-attendance does not constitute an Official Withdrawal.

International students are refunded all fees assessed for the term and subsequent terms paid in advance, less any non-refundable fee(s):

  • International Tuition Fees ÷ Canadian Funded Tuition Fees X $500.00 CAD
  • If applicable, any fee paid for services that are non-refundable after use (airport pickup, medical insurance etc.)

The withdraw fee is calculated based on the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities policy.

Quebec Certificate of Acceptance (CAQ) is required for students who want to transfer to the province of Quebec. Failure to provide this CAQ document before the withdrawal deadline will result in the denial of the withdrawal request and no refund will be issued. The CAQ must accompany the Quebec institution’s letter of acceptance.


**please note that the entire withdrawal process must be completed in order to be eligible for a refund

Prices include the following:

  • tuition
  • bus pass
  • health insurance
  • some material fees

**International students that have been refused a study permit for the current semester and have notified the International Division within 10 days of the beginning of the semester will be refunded all fees paid less a non-refundable deposit of $200.00 CAD. Note, students are required to provide documentation verifying a study permit refusal.


*Niagara College does not have the authority to refund an authorized credit card purchase to someone other than the original cardholder. This is in line with industry standard and considered a best practice throughout the payment card industry.

*If you have paid by the CIBC Payment Platform, your refund will be returned directly back to the account that was used at the time of payment.