VIU Students at Beach


Students who are unable to pay fees, and who cannot obtain financial assistance or sponsorship, should check with the Financial Aid and 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.

Application Fee

A non-refundable Application Fee is charged for the development and processing of a student-record file. This fee must accompany the application. 

Domestic Students

  • Undergraduate programs: $45.16
  • Graduate programs: $117.13

Note: There is no application fee charged for the Adult Basic Education (ABE) program.

International Students

  • All programs: $150.00

Tuition Fees

For details see tuition fees.

Miscellaneous Fees

Cooperative Education Work Term Fee

Students in Cooperative Education work terms pay Co-op Fees, which are due during the second month of each work term.

Duplicate Copies

Students may obtain duplicate copies of income tax receipts for years previous to 2004 for $36.00 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 $67.00 for each copy.

Graduation and Alumni Fee

The Graduation and Alumni fee of $58.56 is charged to students for each application to graduate that they submit for a degree, diploma, or certificate program (five months in duration or longer). Some certificate programs will have this fee included with their initial program fee assessment.

Late Fee

In cases where a student has been allowed to remain enrolled after payment is due, a late fee of 5% of the outstanding balance will be assessed and added to the overdue fees.

Official Transcript

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 $38.75 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 dishonoured 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 $38.75 per item. This service fee will be automatically deducted from the payment upon reissue.

Fee Payment

For details see How do I pay?