Tuition and fees

Tuition and fee amounts are reviewed annually. See the Tuition and Related Fees Procedure for more information.

All amounts listed are in Canadian currency.

2021-2022

Tuition deposit

Applicants who receive an offer of admission are required to pay a non-transferable tuition deposit to hold a seat in a program. The deposit must be paid before the deadline specified in the offer of admission. The tuition deposit is applied to the first term’s tuition.

  Domestic International
Tuition deposit $400 $1000

Students who cancel their enrolment at least 30 days before the start date of their program are eligible for a 50% refund. The entire tuition deposit is non-refundable after that date.

If a student’s study permit application is denied and the Office of the Registrar is notified one or more days before the start of a program, a student is eligible to receive a refund of fees, less 25% of the tuition deposit.

Proof of sponsorship or confirmation of Learner Income Support funding may be accepted instead of the tuition deposit.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are assessed on a per credit basis according to the program in which you are enrolled.

Program Domestic
(per credit)
International
(per credit)
Academic Upgrading $122 $374
Accounting Technician $168 $546
Addictions Recovery Practitioner $225 $726
Administrative Professional $150.03 $418
Advanced Education in Orthopaedics for LPNs $39 N/A
Apprenticeship Prep $376 $1197
Arts and Sciences $165 $499
Business Administration $168 $588
Child and Youth Care $165 $463
Community Support Worker $165 $578
Day Home Provider $185 $589
Dental Office Assistant $155.50 $481
Disability Studies $165 $444
Early Learning and Child Care (certificate) $135.30 $379
Early Learning and Child Care (diploma) $135.30 $379
Educational Assistant $157.50 $463
Energy Management $168 $488
ESL Intensive $127 $329
Environmental Technician $168 $441
Foundations for Learning $50 $169
Health Care Aide $165 $475
Health Care Aide Workplace $72 $207.36
Health Care Leadership $220 $618
Hospital Unit Clerk $155.50 $449
Indigenous Studies $165 $503
Interdisciplinary Therapy Assistant $165 $451
Justice $165 $432
LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) No fees No fees
Machine Learning Analyst $220 $530
Medical Device Reprocessing Technician $210 $708
Medical Office Assistant $155.50 $496
Mental Health Recovery Practitioner $225 $726
NorQuest Bridging to Post-Secondary $127 $329
Open Studies $165 $499
Optical Office Assistant $155.50 $482
Pharmacy Technician $143.99 $409
Practical Nurse $143.99 $475
Practical Nurse Refresher $143.99 $475
Settlement Studies $165 $445
Social Work $151 $493
Teaching English as an Additional Language Professional $220 $683
Therapeutic Recreation $143.99 $409
Transitions to Employment $239 $754
Veterinary Office Assistant $155.50 $482

Tuition deposit

Applicants who receive an offer of admission are required to pay a non-transferable tuition deposit to hold a seat in a program. The deposit must be paid before the deadline specified in the offer of admission. The tuition deposit is applied to the first term’s tuition.

  Domestic International
Tuition deposit $400 $1000

Students who cancel their enrolment at least 30 days before the start date of their program are eligible for a 50% refund. The entire tuition deposit is non-refundable after that date.

If a student’s study permit application is denied and the Office of the Registrar is notified one or more days before the start of a program, a student is eligible to receive a refund of fees, less 25% of the tuition deposit.

Proof of sponsorship or confirmation of Learner Income Support funding may be accepted instead of the tuition deposit.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are assessed on a per credit basis according to the program in which you are enrolled.

Program Domestic
(per credit)
International
(per credit)
Academic Upgrading $122 $381.48
Accounting Technician $181.25 $546
Addictions Recovery Practitioner $233 $740.52
Administrative Professional $165 $418
Advanced Education in Orthopaedics for LPNs $42.90 $508.98
Apprenticeship Prep $376 $1197
Arts and Sciences $181.25 $508.98
Business Administration $181.25 $588
Child and Youth Care $181.25 $472.26
Community Support Worker $181.25 $578
Day Home Provider $185 $589
Dental Office Assistant $168 $490.62
Disability Studies $181.25 $444
Early Learning and Child Care (certificate) $148.50 $379
Early Learning and Child Care (diploma) $148.50 $379
Educational Assistant $168 $463
Energy Management $181.25 $497.76
ESL Intensive $122 $335.58
Environmental Technician $181.25 $449.82
Foundations for Learning $50 $169
Health Care Aide $181.25 $475
Health Care Aide Workplace $78.50 $200.20
Health Care Leadership $233 $618
Hospital Unit Clerk $168 $457.98
Indigenous Studies $181.25 $503
Interdisciplinary Therapy Assistant $181.25 $451
Justice $181.25 $440.64
LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) No fees No fees
Machine Learning Analyst $231 $540.60
Medical Device Reprocessing Technician $210 $722.16
Medical Office Assistant $168 $505.92
Mental Health Recovery Practitioner $233 $740.52
NorQuest Bridging to Post-Secondary $122 $381.48
Open Studies $181.25 $508.98
Optical Office Assistant $168 $491.64
Pharmacy Technician $158.40 $409
Practical Nurse $158.40 $484.50
Practical Nurse Refresher $158.40 $484.50
Settlement Studies $181.25 $453.90
Social Work $166 $493
Teaching English as an Additional Language Professional $233 $683
Therapeutic Recreation $158.40 $409
Transitions to Employment $239 $754
Veterinary Office Assistant $167 $491.64

Program and course fees

2021-2022

Digital resource fee $7 per course $14 max per term

Fee to cover the cost of digitizing course materials, online video streaming, access to online college-created resources and open education resources, and curriculum renewal.

Program and supplies fee See 2021/22 course fees

Covers the anticipated cost for materials and supplies that are essential to the completion of a program or course of study (online or in person). This may include materials used in a classroom, software licenses, technology support, lab supplies and apparel, guest speakers, or other materials or supplies that the college provides. Fee amounts vary by course.

Registrarial and student service fee $44 per course $76 max per term

Charged to all full- and part-time registered students, this fee covers the following services (available to current and former NorQuest students, upon request):

  • registrarial services
  • student navigators - advisors available to students from apply to graduation
  • tutorial services - in-person and online tutoring
  • eTutor Alberta - online writing service
  • eProctoring - gives students option to write exams in location of choice
  • career education services - one-on-one appointments, career fair, networking techniques, LinkedIn profile review, career transition, digital skills badging
Student technology fee $12 per course $24 max per term

Helps address costs related to educational and information technologies that directly affect the learner experience including infrastructure (network, server, storage and telephony), software applications, etc.

Students’ Association fees

Health and dental plan $386 per year

All eligible students are enrolled in the student health and dental plans. Students are eligible if they are:

  • part- or full-time registered in an eligible program
  • self-funded (including those receiving student loans) or third-party funded
  • under the age of 70 and live in Canada

Auditing and Health Care Aide Workplace students are not eligible.

Opting out

Students can opt out based on their personal situation. Students can choose to stay in one plan or choose to opt out of both plans. If you have another insurance plan, you can use the student plan in combination with that insurance plan for more coverage. You do not need proof of other coverage to opt out of the plan.

Period of coverage

Students receive 12 months of coverage from the first day of the month in which their opt-out deadline occurs.

The deadline to pay or opt out is the 14th day from the start date of your first class. See MyStudentPlan.ca for more information.

Students’ Association $51.50 per term

The Students' Association is mandatory for all eligible students. The following students are not assessed the fee:

  • auditing students
  • LINC students
  • students enrolled in NorQuest College credit classes purchased through an external contract
  • non-credit, continuing education students

The fee is payable at the start of the term.

U-Pass $180 per term

The U-Pass (or Universal Transit Pass) provides unlimited usage of regular transit service in the Edmonton region.

The U-Pass is mandatory for all eligible students. Full- and part-time NorQuest College students who have been assessed the Students’ Association fee and are taking classes within the Edmonton city limits are eligible for the U-Pass.

See U-Pass for more information on coverage and opting out.

Legal plan $18 per year

Students are eligible if they are:

  • part- or full-time registered in an eligible program
  • self-funded (including those receiving student loans) or third-party funded
  • under the age of 70 and live in Canada

Auditing and Health Care Aide Workplace students are not eligible.

Period of coverage

Students receive 12 months of coverage from the first day of the month in which their opt-out deadline occurs.

The deadline to pay or opt out is the 14th day from the start date of your first class.

Other and incidental fees

Auditing fees 50% of tuition

Fees for auditing a course are 50% of the tuition, and the full cost for the program and supplies fee and book rental fee, if applicable. Auditing students are not assessed a Students' Association fee, registrarial fee, health and dental plan fee, or U-Pass fee.

Challenge exam fee50% of tuition + $65

See Challenge exams for more details.

Change of login for MyMail/MyQuest (subject to review of circumstances) $100 + GST
Clinical practice ID card replacement $15 + GST
ID card replacement $15 + GST
Late penalty fee $100

Applied to a student account if payment is not received according to the college's tuition and fee payment schedule.

Locker rental fee $16 + GST per term
Non-cancellation fee $250

May be applied to a student's account due to non-attendance within the "add period" of the term or session. See Changes to registration for more details.

Non-sufficient funds cheque fee $35 + GST
Replacement of non-credit documents $25 + GST
T2202A duplicate or replacement (before 2009) $15 + GST
Withdrawal reinstatement fee $100

Program and course fees

Digital resource fee $7 per course $21 max per term

Fee to cover the cost of digitizing course materials, online video streaming, access to online college-created resources and open education resources, and curriculum renewal.

Program and supplies fee See 2022/23 course fees

Covers the anticipated cost for materials and supplies that are essential to the completion of a program or course of study (online or in person). This may include materials used in a classroom, software licenses, technology support, lab supplies and apparel, guest speakers, or other materials or supplies that the college provides. Fee amounts vary by course.

Registrarial and student service fee $44 per course $123 max per term

Charged to all full- and part-time registered students, this fee covers the following services (available to current and former NorQuest students, upon request):

  • registrarial services
  • student navigators - advisors available to students from apply to graduation
  • tutorial services - in-person and online tutoring
  • eTutor Alberta - online writing service
  • eProctoring - gives students option to write exams in location of choice
  • career education services - one-on-one appointments, career fair, networking techniques, LinkedIn profile review, career transition, digital skills badging
Student technology fee $12 per course $36 max per term

Helps address costs related to educational and information technologies that directly affect the learner experience including infrastructure (network, server, storage and telephony), software applications, etc.

Students’ Association fees

Health and dental plan $386 per year

All eligible students are enrolled in the student health and dental plans. Students are eligible if they are:

  • part- or full-time registered in an eligible program
  • self-funded (including those receiving student loans) or third-party funded
  • under the age of 70 and live in Canada

Auditing and Health Care Aide Workplace students are not eligible.

Opting out

Students can opt out based on their personal situation. Students can choose to stay in one plan or choose to opt out of both plans. If you have another insurance plan, you can use the student plan in combination with that insurance plan for more coverage. You do not need proof of other coverage to opt out of the plan.

Period of coverage

Students receive 12 months of coverage from the first day of the month in which their opt-out deadline occurs.

The deadline to pay or opt out is the 14th day from the start date of your first class. See MyStudentPlan.ca for more information.

Students’ Association $53.50 per term

The Students' Association is mandatory for all eligible students. The following students are not assessed the fee:

  • auditing students
  • LINC students
  • students enrolled in NorQuest College credit classes purchased through an external contract
  • non-credit, continuing education students

The fee is payable at the start of the term.

U-Pass $180 per term

The U-Pass (or Universal Transit Pass) provides unlimited usage of regular transit service in the Edmonton region.

The U-Pass is mandatory for all eligible students. Full- and part-time NorQuest College students who have been assessed the Students’ Association fee and are taking classes within the Edmonton city limits are eligible for the U-Pass.

See U-Pass for more information on coverage and opting out.

Legal plan $18 per year

Students are eligible if they are:

  • part- or full-time registered in an eligible program
  • self-funded (including those receiving student loans) or third-party funded
  • under the age of 70 and live in Canada

Auditing and Health Care Aide Workplace students are not eligible.

Period of coverage

Students receive 12 months of coverage from the first day of the month in which their opt-out deadline occurs.

The deadline to pay or opt out is the 14th day from the start date of your first class.

Other and incidental fees

Auditing fees 50% of tuition

Fees for auditing a course are 50% of the tuition, and the full cost for the program and supplies fee and book rental fee, if applicable. Auditing students are not assessed a Students' Association fee, registrarial fee, health and dental plan fee, or U-Pass fee.

Challenge exam fee50% of tuition + $65

See Challenge exams for more details.

Change of login for MyMail/MyQuest (subject to review of circumstances) $100 + GST
Clinical practice ID card replacement $15 + GST
ID card replacement $15 + GST
Late penalty fee $100

Applied to a student account if payment is not received according to the college's tuition and fee payment schedule.

Locker rental fee $16 + GST per term
Non-cancellation fee $250

May be applied to a student's account due to non-attendance within the "add period" of the term or session. See Changes to registration for more details.

Non-sufficient funds cheque fee $35 + GST
Replacement of non-credit documents $25 + GST
T2202A duplicate or replacement (before 2009) $15 + GST
Withdrawal reinstatement fee $100