Tuition and Fees

Full-Time Students

To qualify as a full-time student, your course load must represent at least 70% of the hours of the courses required for the semester of the program in which you are enrolled.  

STUDENT FEES (2019 – 2020)

The following tuition and ancillary fees apply to full-time day students for a standard two-semester program for Fall intake. Rates are adjusted for part-time day students and for Winter/Spring and Summer intake. Fees are subject to change.


Year One
(Fall Start)

Year One 
(Winter Start)
Year One (Spring Start) Year Two Year Three
Tuition $2,722.08 $2,722.08 $1,361.04 $2,696.54 $2,682.28
Full-Time Ancillary Fees* $1,301 $1,195 $528 $1,301 $1,301
Total $4,023.08 $3,917.08 $1,889.04 $3,997.54 $3,983.28

* For a list of the many services, activities and items included within the ancillary fees, and the related policies, download the 2019 – 2020 Ancillary Fee Schedule for full-time students.

No additional taxes.

Programs that are less than or greater than two semesters, or offered through a different delivery option, have different costs. For example:

  • Practical Nursing Tuition: $3,986.64 (year one) and $5,545.23 (year two – three semesters), plus $1,301 in ancillary fees for year one and $1,829 in ancillary fees for year two (three semesters)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Tuition: $6,008.94 (year one) and $5,951.54 (year two), plus $1,301 in ancillary fees per year.

All 2019 – 2020 semester fees are payable no later than the following dates except when otherwise advised by the Registrar’s Office:


  • September 4, 2019
  • January 7, 2020
  • May 4, 2020

INTERNATIONAL (returning students)

  • August 1, 2019
  • December 1, 2019
  • April 1, 2020

Textbooks, instruments and supplies vary in cost from $500 to $2,500 per year. Most of these items are available through the College Bookstore. A $150 late fee will be charged to unpaid accounts 30 days after the start date of each semester.


Loyalist College and Loyalist Student Government offer a range of services and resources, funded through optional ancillary fees, which contribute to your overall College experience and help you succeed in your journey. Please review these fees carefully to determine if they are right for you.

Students may opt out of optional ancillary fees online through the myLoyalist portal during the following dates:

  • If you are enrolled in the Fall semester: July 15 – August 2, before 12 pm
  • If you are enrolled in the Winter semester: November 18 – 29, before 5 pm
  • If you are enrolled in the Spring semester: March 30 – April 17

Domestic students who can provide proof of pre-existing coverage may opt out of Accident Insurance and Prescription Drug Plan Fees online through the website during the following dates. Loyalist College does not provide reimbursements for these ancillary fees. It is up to the Health Plan Provider to determine if the pre-existing coverage is satisfactory and issue a refund. 

  • For Fall 2019 students: Monday, September 9 – Friday, September 20
  • For new Winter 2020 students only: January 13 – 24
  • For new Spring 2020 students only: May 19 – 29

International students cannot opt out of the Student Prescription Drug Plan and Accident Insurance Fees as your International Student Health Insurance does not provide adequate coverage.



Some programs charge an additional non-refundable fee for items such as equipment, learning materials, co-op work terms and clothing retained by the student, along with material used in the production of items that become the property of the student. Additional program costs, where applicable, will be outlined in the fee statement.


Incidental administrative charges are non-refundable.

  • Official transcripts (students in attendance prior to 1995): $5.75
  • Course outline requests: $5 per course to a maximum of $250
  • Penalty for NSF cheques: $35
  • Prior learning assessment (per course): $117.33
  • Replacement of diploma: $37.45
  • Transfer credit/exemption fee: $25 per course
  • Unofficial transcripts (students in attendance prior to 1995): $2.30
  • Administrative fee, part-time student withdrawals: $20 per course
  • Supplemental exam and approved missed tests fees


Students who apply to challenge a course by portfolio, examination, demonstration or other acceptable method, will be assessed a non-refundable fee of $117.33 for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR).

International Student Fees (2019 – 2020)

Applicants who applied for a student visa may pay the following fees for regular full-time post-secondary programs (two semesters per year). Fees related to programs that are less than or greater than two semesters will be adjusted accordingly. Please note that a minimum payment equivalent to one semester is required prior to the start of classes. However, we encourage students to pay for the entire academic year in one transfer. Costs related to textbooks, instruments and supplies vary from $500 to $2,500 per year, depending on the program. Most of these items are available through the College Bookstore.


Year One
(Fall Start)

Year Two
(Winter Start)

Year One 
(Spring Start)

Year Two

Year Three

Tuition $13,650 $13,650 $6,825 $13,130 $13,130
Full-Time Ancillary Fees* $1,366.19 $1,220.23 $589.11 $1,366.19 $1,366.19
Health Insurance (mandatory) $600 $600 $600 $600 $600
Total $15,616.19 $15,470.23 $8,014.11 $15,096.19 $15,096.19

*Fees are subject to change

First-year students: All semester fees are payable no later than the deadline date listed on your invoice provided at the time of receiving an offer. 

Returning students (2019 – 2020): All semester fees are payable no later than the following dates except when otherwise advised by the Registrar’s Office:

  • August 1, 2019
  • December 1, 2019
  • April 1, 2020

Part-Time Day Students

Students taking a course load that is less than that prescribed for full-time students are designated as part-time day students. The standard tuition fee for all part-time day courses is $5.59 per hour, plus an ancillary fee* of $1.99 per student contact hour (SCH), plus the full Student ID Card, Orientation and Online Mental Health Service fees. Fees are subject to change.

* For a list of the many services, activities and items included within the ancillary fees, and the related policies, download the 2019 – 2020 Ancillary Fees Schedule for part-time day students

No additional taxes.

Distance Studies and Continuing Education

For costs of programs and courses offered through distance studies, including online and correspondence, visit

Short skills programs (under 50 weeks)

For skills programs, the tuition fee is calculated at the rate of $80.53 per week. Additional fees may be assessed for some programs. The full fee is payable in advance of registration. Fee information for specific skills programs can be obtained by inquiring at the Admissions Office.

Method of payment

You can make your payments using:

  • Pay your SEAT DEPOSIT through myFees available on the student portal
  • Your bank (in person or through the bank’s online and automated bill payment options)
  • A bank wire transfer (for international students)
  • A personal cheque (Canadian residents only) or money order, by mail or in person. Post-dated cheques are not accepted. There is a $35 charge for NSF (non-sufficient funds) cheques.
  • A debit card or cash, if paying in person.

Credit cards are no longer accepted for tuition fees, ancillary fees and Residence rent.

Cash Office Hours (Room 2H1): Monday to Friday, 10 am – 3 pm


Students who are in any way indebted to the College cannot register for new courses, do not receive course marks or a transcript of their marks, graduation certificate or diploma, until the debt is cleared.

Withdrawal and Refund Process


  • Domestic students who officially withdraw up to and including the first ten (10) days of scheduled classes of a semester are entitled to receive a refund of tuition and ancillary fees (excluding the Student ID Card and Orientation fees) for that semester less a $150 administrative charge. The College will refund in full any tuition paid in advance for second and subsequent semesters. Failure to attend does not constitute a withdrawal. Students must inform the Registrar’s Office, in writing, that they are withdrawing. Withdrawal forms are available from the Student Success Mentors. 
  • After 10 days of scheduled classes, colleges are required to refund only tuition and ancillary fees paid in advance for subsequent semesters. 
  • It is the responsibility of the student to complete the official withdrawal process and/or to apply for fee refunds. Application for a fee refund should be made to the Registrar’s Office. Overpayments are not automatically refunded. Withdrawal forms are available from Student Success Mentors.
  • Fee refunds are issued directly to the student.


Please note

Fees charged for full- and part-time credit programs are established by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities and can be changed without advance notice. The fees indicated here are those in place for the 2019 – 2020 academic year.

Income tax receipts

Students can print an official copy of the Tuition and Education Credit Certificate (T2202A) – certificate includes both the number of months of schooling and the fees paid for the calendar year and Statement of Pension, Retirement, Annuity, and Other Income (T4A) – for income from bursary/scholarship for income tax purposes from their Banner account. Duplicate certificates are available on students’ Banner accounts.