Fees/Payment of Fees
2016/17 Fee Schedule
Academic (1st & 2nd Year) and Career/Technical Programs
Academic (3rd & 4th Year) Programs
Cost Per Credit
Access to Practical Nursing and Practical Nursing Programs
Assessed at a rate of $85.17 per credit (Lab and Student Activity Fees also required)
Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Assessed program tuition of $2586.63 (Student Fees and Shop Fee also required)
Plumbing and Piping Trades Program
Assessed program tuition of $2,637.41 (Student Fees and Shop Fee also required)
Residential Construction Foundations Program
Assessed program tuition of $3,102.84 (Student Fees and Shop Fee also required)
Construction Craft Worker Certificate Program Level 1 and 2
Assessed program tuition of $497.76 per level (Student Fees and Shop Fee also required)
Heavy Equipment Operator Foundation Program
Assessed program tuition of $13,260.00 (Student Fees and Shop Fee also required)
Heavy Equipment Operator-Excavators Training Program
Assessed program tuition of $10,021.50 (Student Fees and Shop Fee also required)
College Readiness, Foundation Skills and Trades Bridging Programs
No tuition is assessed for these Adult Basic Education courses. Lab & Studio Activity fees may be required.
Seniors/Elders Fees (60+)
No tuition assessed for Seniors/Elders (excludes Community/Continuing Education courses). Lab and Studio Activity Fees also required.
Youth In Care
May be waived subject to the "Institute Fees, Youth In Care" policy - C.3.16 - Note: Students must pay all assessed "other fees:
Additional Required Fees
one time fee per program intake
Health Lab Fee
per Science and Computer course (credit and non-credit)
Student Activity Fee
per course to a maximum of $60.00 per semester.
per month, per semester. Students must be enrolled in a course of at least 21 duration, assess the Student Society fees, and enrolled in a course that is either a minimum of 3 credits OR if College Readiness is a minimum of 12 hours per week.
Health and Dental
mandatory for all NVIT students who are enrolled in a program which delivers 60 contact hours within the first 7 weeks of study and are assessed student society fees. Paid annually. Opt out is optional and must go through the company.
for each credential received or acknowledged at the Graduation Ceremony
Online Course Technology Fee
cost per course
Experiential Learning Fee
$400 for LEPP, $250 for ENRT 1 and 2, $150 for SOCW 375. Fees are based on non-tuition expenses related to specific experiential learning delivery and activities
International Student Fees
Assessed at a rate of $342.28 per credit (Lab and Student Activity fees also required.)
College Readiness (ABE) is considered equivalent to 3 credits for tuition calculation purposes
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:
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.