Fees - Domestic Students
International students: please see International Student Fees.
Tuition payments will be accepted by cash, money order, Interac direct payment, personal cheque, or via online banking. Credit cards are not accepted for payment of tuition, Students' Union fees, or student activity fees. Application fees, tuition deposits, and fees for registration services, e.g. transcripts, duplicate diplomas, etc. can still be paid by credit card. Additionally, parking, health and dental insurance, and residence fees can still be paid with a credit card.
Students who are unable to pay fees, and who cannot obtain financial assistance or sponsorship, should check with the Financial Aid & Awards office (250-740-6423) for further information. VIU reserves the right to cancel registration or withdraw an offer of admission to students who do not pay fees when required.
Students with outstanding debts to the University such as tuition fees, library fines, NSF cheques, parking violation fines, or overdue emergency loans will not be permitted to register and are not eligible to receive an official transcript of marks, certificate, diploma or degree until the accounts are paid.
All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
A non-refundable Application Fee is charged for the development and processing of a student-record file. This fee must accompany the application.
- Application fee for undergraduate programs: $36.40
- Application fee for Graduate programs (excluding Faculty of Management): $100.00
- Application fee for Faculty of Management Graduate programs: $150.00
For details on fees see International Students.
The appeals fee is $25, payable at the time of registering a formal appeal.
Cooperative Education Work Term Fee
Students may obtain duplicate copies of income tax receipts for years previous to 2004 for $15 each. For 2004 and beyond, income tax receipts are available at no charge through their online student record. Duplicate certificates, diplomas and degrees are available at a charge of $50 for each copy.
Graduation and Alumni Fee
The Graduation & Alumni fee of $50 is charged to bachelor and master degree students for each application to graduate that they submit.
In cases where a student has been allowed to remain enrolled after payment is due, a late fee of 10% of the outstanding tuition balance will be assessed and added to the overdue fees.
An official statement of a student´s entire academic record at Vancouver Island University, certified by the Registrar, is available for order. Transcript orders are processed on a weekly basis however same–day service is available for rush orders. Information on transcript fees is available at Cost of Official Transcripts. Note: Official transcripts will not be issued until all financial obligations to VIU have been cleared.
Returned Cheques Fee
Individuals who issue cheques that are returned by the bank as non-negotiable will be assessed a fee of $40 on each returned cheque. Returned cheques constitute a non-payment; VIU will not accept personal cheques from any student who has had more than one cheque dishonored by the bank.
Payment Replacement Service Fee
Replacement payments issued in cheque or electronic format for items that are lost, destroyed, stale dated (not cashed within 6 months of issue date) or where incorrect banking information is provided, are subject to a payment replacement service fee in the amount of $25.00 per item. This service fee will be automatically deducted from the payment upon reissue.
For details see payment of fees.
Updated October 17, 2012