Fees/Payment of Fees
2015/16 Fee Schedule
Fees are subject to revisions by the NVIT Board each year. Any revisions in fees will come into effect September 1 2015.
Academic (first & second year levels) and Career/Technical Programs:
$80.77 per credit (courses range from 2 to 6 credits each).
Academic (third & fourth year levels) Programs:
$116.84 per credit (courses range from 3 to 12 credits each).
Access to Practical Nursing and Practical Nursing Programs
$83.50 per credit
Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Program Tuition $2,535.91
Plumbing and Piping Trades Program
Program Tuition $2,585.70
Residential Construction Foundations Certificate Program
Program Tuition $3,042.00
College Readiness Program:
College Readiness courses are tuition free. Students must pay any applicable lab fees and the student activity fee (see details following).
Seniors (age 60+)
Tuition is waived subject to the "Institute Fees, Senior Citizens" policy.
*Note: Students must pay all assessed Lab/Studio and Student Activity fees.
Additional Program Fees
Science Courses: $30.00 per course
Computer Courses: $30.00 per course
Student Society Fee: $20.00 per course (max. $60.00 per term and is non-refundable)
International Student Fees
Tuition per credit: $335.57 (for international students each College Readiness/Adult Basic Education course is considered equivalent to 3 credits for tuition calculation purposes).
(Lab and Student Activity fees also required.)
Science Courses $30.00 per course (credit and non-credit)
Computer Courses $30.00 per course (credit and non-credit)
Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship Shop Fees $275.00
Plumbing and Piping Shop Fees $275.00
Residential Construction Shop Fees $275.00
Health Lab Fees $275.00
On-Line Course Technology Fees $100.00
Student Society Fee
Student Society Fee per course (maximum $60.00/semester) $20.00
Fee Payment Due Date
Payment is due according to the dates specified in the schedule of events. Fees can be paid by cash, Interac® direct payment, cheque*, credit card, money order, PayPal ™, Passport to Education or Letter of Sponsorship from a NVIT recognized sponsor. Registration is not complete until all fees are paid.
NSF Cheque Charge: A $20.00 fee is charged on all dishonoured cheques.
Fax Transmission Service: $1.00 per page for receiving or $2.00 per page for sending.
Community Education Fees
Courses will be offered for fees which are sufficient to cover all costs of delivery, including administrative overhead charges determined according to Board Policy.
Students may be required to take tests, which will help to determine skill levels and aid selection of courses appropriate to their educational backgrounds and abilities. Placement tests are also required for entrance in some courses and programs. Specific fees will be assessed based on the required tests.
Tuition Refund Policy
If the student transfers from a class(es) or program(s) to another of equal credit value during the first two calendar weeks of classes for any given semester, no additional tuition fees will be levied. In the event the student withdraws from a credit class(es) or program(s) and reduces their total number of credit hours during the first two calendar weeks* of classes for any given semester, the following shall apply:
100% of tuition will be refunded for withdrawal prior to classes starting;
75% of tuition will be refunded for withdrawal before end of first week of classes;
50% of tuition will be refunded for withdrawal before end of second week of classes;
Lab Fees Refund Policy
If the learner withdraws prior to the start of classes, a full refund for lab fees will be provided. After classes commence*, lab fees will be refunded as follows:
75% of lab fees will be refunded for withdrawal before end of first week of classes;
50% of lab fees will be refunded for withdrawal before end of second week of classes;
No tuition or lab fee refunds are permitted after the end of the second week of classes*.
Directed Studies and/or Prior Learning Assessment Recognition Refund Policy
No refunds are provided for course work involving Directed Studies and/or Prior Learning Assessment Recognition once course work and/or assessment has commenced.
NVIT Student Society Fees, UPASS BC Fees, and Student Health and Dental Insurance Refund Policy
Should a learner withdraw prior to classes starting* a 100% refund of Student Society Fees will be provided.
No refund for Student Society fees will be provided to any student after classes have commenced*.
As NVIT distributes the UPASS BC Cards monthly, the UPASS BC fees are not refundable once either of the following has occurred: 1) student has been issued their UPASS BC Card; OR 2) Classes have started for the same month of validity of the UPASS Card. In the event of a course or program withdraw, which results in the student no longer being eligible for the UPASS BC program, a refund may be granted only for future months of study.
As fees are assessed annually for the Student Health and Dental Insurance plan, no refunds will be issued after 30 days of commencement of studies (determined by the first official start date of curriculum delivery within the study period). Within the first 30 days of study, students have the opportunity to demonstrate they meet opt out criteria. After 30 days, student will be enrolled in the Student Health and Dental Insurance plan and qualify for benefits under such plan for one year, regardless of their current student status.
Medical Refund Policy
The student must submit to the Enrolment Services Office an official withdraw form accompanied by written notification from a certified medical doctor advising of the student’s ability/inability to complete their studies. Requests will be forwarded to the Director, Enrolment Services and Registrar for consideration of a full OR partial tuition refund. This applies to full- and part-time students. Other than what is provided within the terms and conditions above, no refunds will be provided for lab fees, Directed Studies and/or Prior Learning Assessment Recognition courses, NVIT Student Society Fees and/or UPASS BC Fees.
*See the NVIT Schedule of Events, found in NVIT’s annual Program Calendar for specific dates for each semester.
Income Tax Receipts
An official receipt for income tax purposes will be available on the mynvit.ca portal.
See the Schedule of Events for specific dates for each semester.