Camosun stands with Indigenous peoples

From Sherri Bell, President

The revealing by the Penelakut Tribe of 160+ undocumented and unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Kuper Island Industrial School and foreshore deepens the pain of all Indigenous peoples.

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Fees and Financial Policies and Procedures

Application Fee

Domestic applicants

A non-refundable application fee of $44.38 (effective Sep 1, 2021) per application for domestic students is required.* Please note that incomplete or inadmissible applications will be held for up to 12 months pending receipt of documentation, and the nonrefundable application fee will be retained.

Camosun College/UVic BSN applicants

A non-refundable application fee of $119.06 (effective Sep 1, 2021)per application to the Camosun College/University of Victoria BSN Program is required. This amount reflects the Camosun College/University of Victoria BSN Program application fees for both Camosun and UVIC and includes transfer credit assessment.

*Course Audit - General Interest students are exempt from paying the application fee.

International applicants

A non-refundable application fee of $100 per application for international students is required. See Camosun International for full tuition and fee information.

Registration Deposit

All students (except Apprentice, Audit – General Interest) are required to pay a nonrefundable registration deposit of $175 for each registration period. This deposit must be paid:

  • at least one week prior to their registration day; OR
  • according to deadlines provided by Registration when confirming acceptance into a program.

The nonrefundable registration deposit is not an additional fee. It is tuition and applies to the total fees payable for that academic term with the balance of fees payable according to published fee deadlines. The deposit must be paid prior to registration.

Continuing Education

Most Continuing Education (CE) certificate programs require a nonrefundable registration deposit of $500 due and payable upon acceptance into the program.

The nonrefundable registration deposit is not an additional fee. It is tuition and applies to the total fees payable for that academic term with the balance of fees payable according to published fee deadlines. Failure to pay the registration deposit will result in forfeiting the seat.

International Education

Visit the Camosun International website for specific information on international fees.

Tuition Fees and Payment

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.

Apprenticeship

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

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.

International Education

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.

Fee Deadlines

Fees are due according to published deadlines 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 OwingLate Payment Fee
Less than $50None
$50 to $499$50
Greater than $500$100

Non-payment of fees will also result in a restriction being placed on the student file.

Payment Methods

See also How to pay your fees

Direct Payment

Payment may be made via online banking, debit cards/Interac, or cheque/money order. 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).

Note Effective Jan. 1, 2020 Camosun will no longer accept cash payments for tuition and student fees.

Sponsorship

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.

Registration Deposit Transfers 

(effective Sept 2021)

The nonrefundable registration deposit is transferable if requested by the following deadlines, and for the following scenarios:

  • Transfer requests for the following scenarios must be received before the start of the term:
    • when a student has requested a Seat Deferral (according to the guidelines outlined in the Seat Deferral section). Seat Deferrals will be granted only when the request is received prior to the start date of the program; or
    • between programs within the same term, when multiple program offers are provided; or,
    • between programs in different terms, when multiple program offers are provided (within 12 months).
  • Transfer requests for the following scenario must be received by the add/drop deadline of the term:
    • as a one-time transfer to another term of a student’s program (within 12 months).

Co-operative Education/Internship

In some cases, the nonrefundable registration deposit may be transferred to the next term if it cannot be applied towards a course in the current term.

Fee Refunds

Application and Assessment

Application fees and assessment fees will not be refunded.

Registration Deposit

The registration deposit is nonrefundable, except in the following circumstance:

  • Fully Refunded: students who are still waitlisted for all classes on the day following the add and drop deadlines and have never registered for any course during this time
  • Co-operative Education/Internship: Students who do not register in either a work term or courses should see the Co-operative Education and Career Services office for potential refund options of the Registration Deposit.

Tuition Fee Refunds

To receive a refund, students must officially drop a course according to the following timelines:

  • Courses that span a period of 62 calendar days or less in length: Students must officially drop within seven (7) calendar days from the first day of the term.* Fees will be refunded less the non-refundable registration deposit.
  • Courses that span a period of more than 62 calendar days in length: Students must officially drop within ten (10) calendar days from the first day of the term.* Fees will be refunded less the non-refundable registration deposit.

*For courses that start outside of the term start week, the deadlines are calculated based upon the course start date.

Continuing Education

Refund policies vary due to the nature of these programs and courses. Students should consult the Continuing Education calendar for further details. A special refund policy is in place for some credentialed CE programs.

Co-operative Education/Internship

Co-op students unable to secure a placement will be eligible for a tuition refund. Students who are unplaced for a work term must obtain a signed withdrawal form obtainable from the Co-operative Education and Career Services office, and present it to Registration. This form must be submitted no later than five days after the last possible day to start a work term in order for students to receive a refund of the Co-op/Internship tuition. No refund will be given following the withdrawal deadline of five days after the last possible day to begin a work term.

Course Audit

There is no tuition refund after the fee deadline.

International Education

Refer to the International website for the international student refund policy.

Medical/Compassionate Withdrawals

Students who have serious medical or compassionate circumstances may apply for a late drop and possible tuition refund. Requests will normally only be considered up to the last day of instructional activity (prior to final exams).

Refer to Policy E-2.8 Medical/Compassionate Withdrawals

Student Society Fees and Levies (Ancillary) Refunds

Refunds of Student Society fees and levies* are not provided after the add and drop deadlines.

* Early completers in self-paced vocational and access programs will be eligible for refund for those months of Camosun College Student Society fees which they have paid for full months not in attendance.

Note In the case of the Student Benefit fee, students who drop below full-time status prior to the opt-out date will be refunded their Student Benefit fee.

Sponsored Students

Sponsored students are advised that refunds will be provided to the sponsoring agency.


Miscellaneous Fees and Charges

Note Fees are subject to change. For updates, check the college website.

Dishonoured Payments (NSF)

The consequences of issuing a dishonoured cheque or credit card rest entirely on the student. Students who realize a cheque issued to the college may be returned for any reason should, for their own interest, contact the college's Finance office immediately. All issuers of dishonoured cheques or credit cards to the college will be charged for each dishonoured cheque (or credit card).

If a cheque or credit card issued to the college is returned by the financial institution to the college, the following will happen:

  • The college will mail a dishonoured cheque or credit card advice to the student at the address on record in the student's registration file;
  • A dishonoured cheque or credit card is to be redeemed within five working days of the date of the written advice. The student remains liable for the transaction. The college will take all legal steps necessary to recover such debts;
  • Students who have unsettled dishonoured cheque or credit card debts owing to the college will not be permitted to register again at the college until such debts plus all related costs assessed by the college have been satisfactorily settled;
  • Students who redeem a dishonoured cheque or credit card will be assessed the normal tuition amounts applicable. (There will be no tuition penalty; however, the dishonoured cheque/credit card fee will not be waived or cancelled.) Such students, however, cannot be guaranteed seats. Course seats may be filled immediately as they are vacated. Issuing a dishonoured cheque may therefore prevent students from getting a seat(s) in the course they want;
  • The college reserves the right to ask that dishonoured cheques or credit cards be redeemed in cash, by money order, by bank certified cheque or by bank debit card; and,
  • The college reserves the right to refuse to accept payment by cheque or credit card from anyone who has tendered two cheques or credit cards to the college which have been returned by the bank.

Student File Restrictions

Students will be restricted from registration and other services in the event a restriction has been placed on a student file. File restrictions are due to a financial obligation to the college, and are initiated by the affected department.

A restriction will be placed on a student file for the following reasons:

  • An application to the college where the applicant has declared permanent resident status but has not provided proof of this status (Admissions);
  • The submission of a dishonoured cheque or credit card for payment of fees (Finance office);
  • The submission of a dishonoured credit card for payment of books (Bookstore);
  • The non-return of library books or the non-payment of library fines (Library/Media Centre);
  • The submission of a dishonoured cheque or credit card for payment of library fines (Finance office);
  • The submission of a dishonoured cheque or credit card for payment of Child Care fees (Finance office/Child Care); and,
  • The non-payment of fees, including Camosun College Student Society fees (Registration office).

The Office of the Registrar will not undertake any transactions until the restriction has been removed by the department involved, nor will it be responsible for any consequences that result from the restriction. The consequences affect the issuing of official transcripts, registration services (including web registration), processing applications for admission, and receipt of other college services. Course drops up until and including the last day to drop, payment transactions and tax forms are exceptions.

Tax Forms

T4A Statement of Pension, Retirement, Annuity, and Other Income

If you received financial assistance from Camosun in the form of a grant, bursary or award, a T4A for tax purposes will be issued to you (by mail) for the cumulative amount.  This may include, but not limited to, Adult Upgrading Grants (AUG), bursaries, scholarships, or other awards received through the College within the tax (calendar) year. Amounts on T4As are considered ‘other income’.  For more information check with Canada Revenue Agency.

T2202 Tuition and Enrolment Certificate (previously T2202A)

The T2202 summarizes eligible tuition, fees, and months of study for qualifying courses. For income tax purposes, T2202 forms for the previous calendar year will be available on myCamosun February 15. Previous taxation years are also available for students on myCamosun.

For further information visit Student Records T2202 information.