Vancouver Island University Nanaimo Campus

Tuition Fee Schedule

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Domestic Students – Tuition

Fee schedule effective April 1, 2018

Course/Program Area

Tuition Fees

Adult Basic Education

n/a

Co-op Education Fees

$641.72 per semester

Credit-based Undergraduate Programs (includes career and technical programs)

$147.76 per semester credit hour

English as a Second Language Programs

n/a

Literacy

n/a

Trades & Applied Technology Programs

Full-Time: $443.27 per month
Part-Time: $265.98 per month
Apprenticeship Programs: $102.31 (per week)
(Note: See individual program listing for fees if applicable)

Student Activity Fee

4% of tuition

Student Services Fee

$6.53 per credit

Programs for which Differential Tuition and/or Other Mandatory Student Fees Apply

Course/Program Area

Tuition Fees

Activity Assistant Certificate

$2,554.18 per program

Advanced Diploma in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications

$321.12 per credit

Animal Care Aide Certificate

$2,554.18 per program

Applied Business Technology (ABT)

$106.12 supply fee

Automotive Service Technician

$159.18 supply fee

Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design

Years 1, 2, and 3: $37.14 lab fee
Year 4: $74.28 lab fee

Bachelor of Interior Design

Year 1 $137.70 lab fee
Year 2 $163.20 lab fee
Year 3 $158.10 lab fee
Year 4 $173.40 lab fee

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies
Jazz Studies Diploma Program

Private Tuition:
1. Primary instrument private tuition courses (2 credits each) - $354.39 per credit
2. Secondary instrument private tuition courses (1 credit each) - $695.28 per credit

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Year two – $79.59 lab fee
Year three –$79.59lab fee

Bachelor of Social Work

60 credits at $402.04 per semester credit hour

Business Fundamentals for Aboriginal Communities Certificate

$211.08 per credit

Carpentry

$424.48 supply fee

Community Health Promotion for Aboriginal Communities Certificate

$7,242.72 for program

Community Mental Health Work Certificate

$7,723.05  for program

CYC 212 Introduction to Activity Based Child and Youth Care Practice

$106.12 lab fee

CYC 391 Therapeutic Applications of Wilderness Programming

$1185.51 per course
$857.34 lab fee

Dental Hygiene Program

Tuition: $221.93 per credit hour
Year one - 47 credits 
Year two - 40 credits 
Material Fee: 
Year one - $4,020.40
Year two - $3,446.05

EDEL 500, EDEL 501, EDEL 502, EDEL 503, EDEL 504

$258.46 per credit hour

ECEC 110, ECEC 111, ECEC 130

$561.95 per course

EDPB 501 Introduction to Visual Arts in Education

$47.75 supply fee

EDTE 417 Curriculum and Instruction: Visual Arts

$47.75 supply fee

EDUC 201 Intro to Visual and Performing Arts for Non-specialists

$37.14 supply fee

EDUC 203 Sustainability & Teacher Identity

$50.00 lab fee

Electrician Apprenticeship (Levels 1-4)

$54.12 lab fee

Electrician Entry-Level Certificate

$287.17 lab fee

Esthetics Certificate

$12,729.19 per program

First Nations Housing Certificate

$1,139.24 per course

Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation Advanced Diploma

$282.58 per credit

Global Education Graduate Diploma

$394.16 per credit hour

Hairstylist Foundation Certificate Program

$339.33 supply fee
$416.16 lab fee

Health Care Assistant

$37.14 lab fee

Heavy Equipment Operator Foundation

$783.02 for 4-week program

Heavy Equipment Operator Specialized Machine Training

$1,837.90 per week

Heavy Equipment Operator Technician

$695.72 for 5-week program

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

$159.18 lab fee

Horticulture

$159.18 supply fee

HOSP 120 Accounting Principles

$26.53 lab fee

HOSP 130 Lodging, Organization and Operation

$53.06 lab fee

HOSP 133 Beverage Theory

$26.53 lab fee

HOSP 240 Principles of Food Production

$84.90 lab fee

HOSP 241 Food Service Management

$26.53 lab fee

Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate

$4,697.41 per program

Introduction to Construction Essentials

$3,901.50 per program

ITAS

$106.12 lab fee

Management Skills for Supervisors Certificate

$358.42 per credit

Medical Device Reprocessing Certificate

$8,868.90 per program

Medical Office Assistant Certificate

$4,697.41 per program

Online Learning and Teaching Graduate Diploma

$394.16 per credit hour

PHED 142 Introduction to Paddle Sports

$53.06 lab fee

PHED 222 Physical Activity and Local Food Production

$40.80 lab fee

PHED 270 Introduction to Leadership of Outdoor Pursuits

$53.06 lab fee

PHED 280 Physical Growth and Motor Development

$47.75 lab fee

PHED 370 Outdoor Education, Interpretation and Adventure Programming

$53.06 lab fee

PHED 401 Injury Management of Physical Activity

$50.00 lab fee

PHED 461 Applied Leadership in Physical Activity

$53.06 lab fee

PHED 491 Scholarship in Sport, Health and Physical Education

$47.75 lab fee

Power Engineering/Process Operator 4th Class

$8,843.40 per program
$432.97 lab fee

Practical Nursing Diploma

$197.07 per credit hour

PRNU 106/116

$63.67 lab fee per course

PRNU 206/216

$63.67 lab fee per course

Professional Baking and Pastry Arts

$424.48 lab fee

Culinary Arts - Professional Cook Levels 1 & 2

Level one - $546.63 lab fee
Level two - $248.96 lab fee
Culinary Arts Management Diploma - $378.85 lab fee

Science and Technology courses with compulsory lab

$21.22 lab fee per course

Special Education Teacher Specialty Post Degree Diploma

$258.46 per credit

Trades Discovery

$1,560.60 per program

Welder Fitter

$2,706.08 per program
$159.18 supply fee

Welder Foundation

$323.13 lab fee

Workplace Essential Skills and Training (WEST)

$4.27 per contact hour
Module 7 - $108.24 lab fee
Module 8 - $108.24 lab fee
Module 9 - $216.49 lab fee
Module 10 - $216.49 lab fee

Fees for Graduate Courses and Programs

Course/Program Area

Tuition Fees

EXTN 500 - Extended Research

$795.91 per course

Graduate Diploma in Gerontology: Active Aging

$394.16 per credit

Inclusive Education (Special Education) Graduate Diploma

$394.43 per credit

Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management

$13,209.89 per program
$902.03 field school fee

Master of Business Administration

$20,287.80 per program (with project or option)
$22,529.86 per program (with project and option)

Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in International Management

$21,250.69 per program (with project)
$23,611.88 per program (with project and option)

Master of Business Administration Foundation

$2,785.57 per program

Master of Community Planning

$315.71 per credit
$1,082.43 one-time field studies fee
$1,298.92 one-time thesis/major project fee

Master of Geographic Information System Applications

Year one - $321.12 per credit
Year two - $431.77 per credit

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

$2,682.18 per semester

Master of Education in Special Education

$2, 682.18 per semester

Online Learning and Teaching Graduate Diploma

$394.16 per credit hour

Teacher Leadership Graduate Diploma

$2,682.18 per semester

International Students – Tuition

Fee schedule effective September 1, 2017

Course/Program Area

Tuition Fees *

Advanced Diploma in GIS Applications

$17,400 per program

Undergraduate, Diploma, Certificate, and Academic and Career Preparation Programs

$7,620 per semester or equivalent for up to 15 credits; $635 per credit beyond 15 credits

VIU Prep

$30,480 per program

Trades & Applied Technology Programs

$1,905 per month

English as a Second Language Programs

$5,100 full-semester (14 weeks)
$2,550 half-semester (7 weeks) 
$1,975 Short-Term (4 weeks)
$1,550 Short-Term (3 weeks)

EXTN 500 - Extended Research

$1,125 per course

Co-op Education

$1,905 per semester

Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation Advanced Diploma

$846.65 per credit

Heavy Equipment Operator

$2,015 per week

Master of Arts in International Development Administration & Management

$23,000 per program

Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management

$23,000 per program

Master of Business Administration

$32,000 per program (with project or option)
$35,500 per program (with project and option)

Master of Business Administration Foundation

$5,040 per program

Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in International Management

$34,000 per program (with project)
$37,750 per program (with project and option)

Master of Community Planning

$23,000 per program
$1,082.43 field studies fee
$1,298.92 thesis/major fee

Online Learning and Teaching Graduate Diploma

$635 per credit hour

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

$23,000 per program

Master of Education in Special Education

$23,000 per program

Master of Geographic Information System Applications (MGISA)

$34,800 per program

Post-Degree Diploma in Business Studies

$9,525 per semester

Fees are payable in Canadian dollars.

Age Exemption

Domestic students 65 years or older are entitled to free tuition for Academic undergraduate courses, space permitting. This exemption applies to standard tuition fees, Student Services fees, and Student Activity Fees only, for courses scheduled within the regular timetable. The age exemption does not apply to:

 Please contact the Registration Centre for details.

Fee Payment

For details see Payment of Fees.

Student Activity Fee

A Student Activity fee, normally equivalent to four (4) percent of tuition, is assessed at the time of registration. The fee is non-refundable and applies to both full-time and part-time students. The fees are collected to administer campus recreation activities and athletic programs for students.

Student Services Fee

The Student Services Fee applies to domestic full- and part-time VIU undergraduate students. The fee is $6.53 per credit, or as a pro-rated percentage of tuition for those students in non-credit-based programs. This fee will cover services related to three areas: student health services, experiential education, and access to technology.

The Student Services Fee does not apply to students in short-term Professional Development and Training programs, as these students are not eligible for the support services provided through the fee.

Students’ Union Fees

Students’ Union and other membership fees are collected by the University and distributed to several student organizations. The Navigator Newspaper Society is the University's student newspaper and supplies news, arts, music and sports information for the campus community. The Radio Malaspina Society is a student and community radio station that supports student broadcasting and provides information for students. The Canadian Federation of Students is Canada's national and provincial students' union and works to provide services and representation on behalf of all students in Canada. The VIU Students' Union is the voice of students at VIU and organizes events, hosts services, runs the student pub, provides advocacy and more.

Annually, each of the above organizations is responsible for conducting an audit of its finances to ensure that funds collected from students are spent appropriately. For more information about student fees, or any of these organizations, please contact the Students' Union office at 250-754-8866.

Fees – Nanaimo

On a monthly basis, membership fees break down as follows:

Students' Union Monthly Fee - Nanaimo

Cost

VIU Students’ Union operation fee

$10.17

VIU Students’ Union Club fee

$0.81

World University Services Canada fee

$0.48

Navigator Newspaper Society membership fee

$1.32

Canadian Federation of Students membership fee

$2.29

Students' Union Building fee

$3.38

Radio Malaspina fee

$0.98

Total

$19.43

 

Fees – Parksville, Powell River, Duncan

On a monthly basis, membership fees break down as follows:

Students' Union Monthly Fee
Parksville, Powell River, Duncan

Cost

VIU Students’ Union operation fee

$7.67

World University Services Canada fee

$0.48

Navigator Newspaper Society membership fee

$1.32

Canadian Federation of Students membership fee

$2.29

Total

$11.76

  • Fees are non-refundable.
  • Fees are applicable throughout the entire year.
  • Fees are applicable to auditing students at the full rate of the regular fee for any appropriate time frame (e.g., semester or monthly).
  • Fees are applicable only once for each student for each time frame (e.g., semester or monthly).
  • Fees are applicable to part-time students at the full rate of the regular fee rate for any appropriate time frame (e.g., semester or monthly).

Fees are subject to review and change. For further information, please contact the VIU Students’ Union office 250-754-8866.

Health and Dental Plan Fees

Health and Dental plan fees are also collected by the University on behalf of the Students' Union. The plan is currently in effect at the Nanaimo campus only. Some restrictions apply and students with pre-existing coverage are given a time-limited opportunity to opt out. For more information contact the Students' Union office at 250-754-8866.

Tuition/T2202A Tax Receipts

Official tax receipts are prepared by the end of February and are available to print from the student’s online student record at that time.

Student Sponsorship

Organizations wishing to sponsor students should submit a letter to the Registration Centre stating the terms of sponsorship. Letters must be printed on the organization’s letterhead and include the following information:

  • sponsor name, address, phone number, fax number and contact person;
  • student(s) name(s) and SIN number(s), if available;
  • date of anticipated enrolment in program/course(s);
  • duration of sponsorship (i.e., Fall/Spring semesters);
  • financial limit (if any);
  • books/supplies (if required) and financial limits. 
    Note: a duplicate letter should be sent to the VIU Campus Store if books/supplies are included in the sponsorship.

For a brochure containing more detailed information regarding sponsor liability and refund/withdrawal policies, please contact VIU’s Accounts Receivables department at 250-740-6235, or check the Student Financial Information web site.


Updated Date: July 27, 2018

 

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