Rates are effective September each year and are subject to change. Tuition rates are approved annually and changes will take effect September 1. See each program page and the course fee listings for details.
Program and Course Fees
Revised: December 2017
Generally, Camosun sets course tuition based on a cost-per-hour calculation taking into account course type, delivery costs and external markets comparisons. For the purpose of assigning tuition rate (cost-per-course hour equivalent), programs with similar operating features are generally grouped into categories. Course hours are referenced in the course description for each course.
To meet the needs of our diverse learners, Camosun may at times offer courses of different durations and delivery types (e.g. face-to-face, online, blended) where standard course hours may vary. However, courses providing learners identical benefits (e.g. learning outcomes, credits, etc.) will be charged equivalent tuition rates. Fees vary by course and by program. A complete listing of course fees is available on the Camosun website.
Tuition fees are applicable to the year in which the apprentice course occurs.
Fees are due at least 60 days prior to start date. Students who drop at least 60 days prior to start date will receive a full tuition refund. Students who drop 30-60 days prior to start date will receive tuition refund minus $175. Students who drop within 30 days of program start or after program start will not receive a refund of tuition.
Continuing Education (CE) fees are due and payable upon registration. For some programs, tuition fees may be paid in instalments. The balance of fees is due by the published fee deadlines for each program. Tuition fee deadlines are published in the CE calendar and in specific program information brochures and sheets. Some course fees are subject to GST. Failure to pay by the deadline will result in withdrawal from the program.
A complete listing of the current CE courses is available on the college website.
Co-operative Education/Internships/Work Terms
Tuition for Co-operative education and internship work terms is calculated by the duration of the work term. Non-co-op work terms are a required element of the Bachelor of Business Administration. The tuition is set at a flat rate equivalent to two thirds of the rate for the four-month co-op work term. Course fees are due according to the standard fee deadlines for each term.
Course Audit – General Interest
Members of the community can audit credit courses for half the tuition, plus Student Society Fees and Levies. Course fees are due according to the standard fee deadlines for each term.
A complete listing of the current tuition for international students studying at Camosun is available on the college website.
Student Society Fees and Levies
Student Society (CCSS) fees and levies are approved annually and changes will take effect in September.
Fees are due according to published deadlines in the Important Dates calendar, and/or in correspondence from the Registration office.
Late Payment Fee
It is a student's responsibility to pay fees by the fee deadline. Failure to pay fees by the deadline will result in a late payment fee being assessed according to the amount of fees owing. The late payment fee will be assessed as follows:
|Amount Owing ||Late Payment Fee |
|Less than $50 || None |
| $50 to $499 ||$50 |
| Greater than $500 || $100 |
Non-payment of fees will also result in a restriction being placed on the student file.
See also How to pay your fees
Payment may be made via online banking, debit cards/Interac, cheque/money order, and cash*. Post-dated cheques will not be accepted.
Credit cards are no longer accepted for domestic fees (except for the application fee, registration deposit, and tuition for Continuing Education courses).
If fees are paid by a sponsoring agency, a fully completed and authorized Sponsor Agency Approval for Fees form must be submitted by the fee payment deadline. It is the student's responsibility to obtain a valid sponsorship for any/all sessions.
Students should be aware that sponsor agencies may require considerable lead-time to approve sponsorship. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the sponsor whether the extended health and/ or dental plan will be sponsored. If the sponsorship does not include the premiums for the Student Benefits Plan, the student is required to opt out or pay the assessed fees by the published fee deadlines.
The sponsor agency will be sent an invoice by the college Finance office after the tuition fee deadline.
Passport to Education
The Provincial Passport to Education (awarded to secondary school students) may be applied towards the payment of tuition fees for academic, career or vocational programs/courses at Camosun College. Please note that the Passport to Education must be used within five years (of June 30) of the year of issue. Refer to expiry dates printed on the passport.