Tuition & Fee Deferrals

If you're eligible, a tuition & fee deferral will allow you to delay your payment deadline until approved funding is received. If you are approved, you still have to pay your tuition & fees, but at a later date. Deferrals must be approved prior to the Tuition & Fee Payment Deadline. 

Tuition & Fee Deferrals

If you are an International student, speak to Camosun International to discuss fees and payment methods.

Students approved for a tuition & fee deferral will receive an email confirmation. Log in to your myCamosun account and check your notifications to confirm an active tuition & fee deferral exists.

It is important to know your tuition & fee payment deadline. Camosun College tuition & fees are payable on a term-by-term basis. Please see Important Dates & Fee Deadlines for details.

If you drop courses, decide not to attend classes, or become ineligible for funding, you are responsible for withdrawing from your courses and for any tuition & fees or penalties that may result. Refer to Camosun Fees and Financial Policies and Procedures for further information.

In order to be eligible for a tuition & fee deferral and avoid being dropped from your courses for non-payment, you must qualify under one of the following categories:

Tuition & Fee Deferral Categories

  • BC/Canada Student Loans or Grants
  • Out of Province Student Loans or Grants
  • Provincial Tuition Waiver Program
  • Adult Upgrading Grant
  • Student Sponsorships
  • Other Funding (Tuition & Fee Deferral Request Form Required)

BC/Canada Student Loans or Grants

  • If you are approved for BC student loan or grant funding prior to the tuition & fee payment deadline, a tuition & fee deferral will be processed and you will not be de-registered from your courses for non-payment.
  • You will receive an email confirmation once your tuition & fee deferral has been processed. Log in to your myCamosun account and check your notifications to confirm an active tuition & fee deferral exists.
  • In BC, apply to StudentAid BC for funding help. Your application may take up to six weeks to process, so apply as early as possible. For BC/Canada student loan questions, contact Financial Aid & Awards.

Out-of-Province Student Loan or Grants

  • If you are approved for an out-of-province student loan, prior to the tuition & fee payment deadline, a fee deferral will be applied to your myCamosun account.
  • You will receive an email confirmation once your tuition & fee deferral has been processed. Log in to your myCamosun account and check your notifications to confirm an active tuition & fee deferral exists.
  • If you do not see the tuition & fee deferral notification in your myCamosun account by the tuition & fee payment deadline, contact Financial Aid & Awards.

Provincial Tuition Waiver Program (PTWP) or Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG)

  • If you are approved for the Tuition Waiver Program or Adult Upgrading Grant funding an automatic tuition & fee deferral for tuition and fees will be processed and you will not be de-registered from your courses for non-payment.
  • You will receive an email confirmation once your tuition & fee deferral has been processed. Log in to your myCamosun account and check your notifications to confirm an active tuition & fee deferral exists. For PTWP or AUG questions, contact Financial Aid & Awards.

Student sponsorships

  • If you expect to receive sponsorship funding, you are required to provide an approved sponsorship form prior to the tuition & fee payment deadline.
  • Approved sponsorships will appear in your myCamosun student account under Student Finance and will appear as a sponsorship. For Sponsorship questions, contact Registration.

Other Funding - Tuition & Fee Deferral

If you are receiving another source of funding, such as Employment Insurance (EI) sponsorship, RRSP, RESP, external awards, you may request a tuition & fee deferral. To be eligible for a tuition & fee deferral, you must prove that you have sufficient and confirmed funding. Proof of funding is required with your deferral request.

Tuition & Fee Deferral Request 

Other considerations

  • You cannot defer tuition & fees that exceed the total amount of your funding, unless you pay the difference first.
  • Camosun does not offer payment plans, such as paying tuition & fees over a period of time.
  • Tuition & fee deferral requests are approved on a term-by-term basis. You must submit a new request form for each term.
  • Tuition & fee deferral applications are processed in the order received and may take up to five business days to process.
  • If you are approved for a tuition & fee deferral, you will receive an email notification confirming your delayed tuition & fee payment deadline. Log in to your myCamosun account and check your notifications to confirm an active tuition & fee deferral exists.
  • If you are approved for a tuition & fee deferral, Camosun expects you to pay your tuition & fees within 5 days of your funding arriving and no later than two weeks after the start date of your course(s). Failure to pay by the deferred tuition & fee payment deadline may incur late fees and a restriction being placed on your student file.
  • If your tuition & fee deferral request is denied, you must pay your tuition & fees by the payment deadline. Failure to do so may result in de-registration from your program and/or courses.

The following are not eligible for a tuition & fee deferral