Cost & Dates

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

The fees listed are for the 2020-2021 academic year.


Spring 2020
May 11, 2020

Fall 2020
September 09, 2020

Winter 2021
January 09, 2021

Tuition and Fees

Base Tuition Fee $13,540 – 14,750 /year
Essential Fee $520.15 / Term
Insurance (Mandatory if in Canada – opt out option available for students studying outside of Canada) $840 / 3 Terms

$560 / 2 Terms

$280 / 1 Term

$280 / 1 Term

*additional fees related to materials are not included. Material fees vary by program

Based Tuition Fee $11,750 – $14,750 /Year
Essential Fee $520.15 / Term
Insurance (Mandatory if in Canada – opt-out option available for students studying outside of Canada) $840 / 3 Terms

$560 / 2 Terms

$280 / 1 Term

*additional fees related to materials are not included. Material fees vary by program

Based Tuition Fee $16,350.00/Year
Essential Fee $520.15 / Term
Insurance (Mandatory if in Canada – opt out option available for students studying outside of Canada) $840 / 3 Terms

$560 / 2 Terms

$280 / 1 Term

*additional fees related to materials are not included. Material fees vary by program

2020 -2021 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 2020-2021 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 support 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 students to access academic services, computing, and learning centre services not already funded through tuition fees and MTCU funding.
Intl-Athletics and Recreation  $68.00

*waived for Fall 2020

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

*waived for Fall 2020

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

*waived for Fall 2020

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.
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

Fall 2020 $8.05

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 lifetime!
Intl-NC SAC Clubs $1.50

Fall 2020 $0.75

The club’s 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

*waived for Fall 2020

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

*Waived for Fall 2020

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.


2020 – 2021 Other Essential Fees (vary from programs)

Intl-Orientation $28.00 One time charge in the first level of the 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 the 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

*waived for Fall 2020

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 The 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 the property of the student, and finally, they may be items where the College acts as a 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 2020: July 29, 2020
  • Winter 2021: December 4th, 2020
  • Spring 2021: TBA


  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 Programs
English Programs
Bachelors & GraduatesDiplomas & CertificatesEAP ProgramShort Term EAPELCP
Per 8 months of study
4 months2 months1 month
Tuition$18,544 – $19,274$14,282 – $19,917$5,855.34$3,215$3,900*
includes 3 meals a day
Landing Pad
30 days, includes 3 meals per day
$850 (per month)$850 (per month)$850 (per month)$850 (per month)
OR Room Rental$3,600 – $4,800$3,600 – $4,800$1,800 – $2,400$900 – $1,200
OR DormitoryClick here for feesClick here for feesAvailable on Special Request
Books & Supplies$2,500$2,500$500$500
Co-op & Material Fees$0 – $2,893.89$0 – $2,893.89
Personal Money$2,000 – $8,000$2,000 – $8,000$1,000 – $4,000$500 – $2,000$250 – $1,000
Total$25,284.00 – $34,907.89$21,022.00 – $35,550.89$8,555.34 – $11,555.34$4,775 – $6,275$4,150 – $4,900**

* Homestay fees is $850/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.


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.

COVID 19 – 2 Stage Visa Approval Process  – Withdrawal and Refund Policy Amendment

Niagara College’s international student withdrawal and refund policy has been temporarily amended to accommodate the new two-stage study permit approval process that IRCC introduced in July 2020 for the 2020 Fall term.

Students who receive their stage 1 study permit approval, and then subsequently receive a refusal of their study permit in stage 2, will be eligible to withdraw and apply for a refund of their tuition and fees paid for the 2020 Fall semester, based on the following:

  1. You have provided NC with proof of stage 1 approval and stage 2 refusal within 30 days of IRCC issuing your stage 2 refusal;
  2. You officially request to withdraw from your studies through the following withdrawal process before November 1, 2020;
  3. You haven’t knowingly misled or misrepresented your study permit application with fraudulent documents or had preexisting medical conditions that would make your completed study permit application be refused.

Refunds will be processed in accordance with Niagara College standard refund process.

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 withdrawal 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 stage 1 visa refusal and or stage 2 visa 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.