Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fee amounts are reviewed annually. For more information, see the Tuition and Related Fees Procedure.

All amounts listed are in Canadian (CAD) currency.

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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 prior to the start date of their program are eligible for a 50% refund. The entire tuition deposit is non-refundable after that date.

Note: Proof of sponsorship or confirmation of Alberta Works 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 $111 $353
Accounting Technician $162 $516
Addictions Recovery Practitioner $215 $684
Administrative Professional $124 $394
Advanced Education in Orthopaedics for LPNs $39 $125
Apprenticeship Prep $376 $1197
Arts and Sciences $148 $471
Business Administration $140 $555
Community Support Worker $147 $546
Day Home Provider $185 $589
Dental Office Assistant $147 $454
Disability Studies $140 $420
Early Learning and Child Care Certificate $112 $356
Early Learning and Child Care Diploma $112 $356
Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Year 2 $112 $356
English as a Second Language Intensive $122 $311
Environmental Protection Technology $140 $408.66
Foundations for Learning $50 $160
Health Care Aide $147 $432
Health Care Aide Workplace $60 $176
Health Care Leadership $200 $580
Hospital Unit Clerk $133 $423
Interdisciplinary Therapy Assistant $140 $420
LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) No Fees No Fees
Medical Device Reprocessing Technician $210 $668
Medical Office Assistant $147 $468
Mental Health Recovery Practitioner $215 $684
Open Studies $148 $471
Optical Office Assistant $147 $454
Pharmacy Technician $119 $379
Practical Nurse $119 $443
Practical Nurse Refresher $119 $443
Settlement Studies $140 $420
Social Work $125 $465
Teaching English as an Additional Language Professional $215 $645
Therapeutic Recreation Certificate $119 $379
Therapeutic Recreation Diploma $119 $379
Transitions to Employment $223.50 $712
Upgrading for ESL Youth No Fees No Fees
Veterinary Office Assistant $147 $454

See Tuition & Fees Estimator for a detailed breakdown of tuition fees.

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Program and Term Fees

Program and supplies fee   See 2019/20 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 fee   $25 (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):

  • credential (certificate or diploma) replacement
  • completion of forms for enrolment verification
  • determination of eligibility to graduate
  • issuance of a student ID card
  • official transcript reprinting
Textbook rentals   See 2019/20 Course Fees

Textbooks are loaned to students in Academic Upgrading and employment preparation programs during a term, and a mandatory book rental fee is assessed to a student's account upon registration.

Registered students can pick up their books from the bookstore with a valid NorQuest College student ID. Once the term is over, students are responsible for returning their books. If books are not returned, the cost of the books will be charged to the student's account.

In most programs, students are required to purchase books and supplies.

Students’ Association Fees

Health and dental plan   $386 (full year) $260 (eight months)

All eligible students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory student health and dental plans offered by the Students' Association of NorQuest College. Plan fees are payable along with all other tuition and fees at the start of term.

Eligibility

Students are eligible if they are full-time and meet all of the following:

  • assessed Students' Association fees
  • registered in an eligible program at NorQuest College's Edmonton campus or a regional campus in Drayton Valley, Wetaskiwin, or Whitecourt
  • self-funded (including those receiving student loans) or third-party funded

The following types of students are not eligible:

  • part-time students, Alberta Works grant-funded students, auditing students, and students with an Advancing Futures bursary
  • students whose first term of studies for the academic year is the spring term; however, students will be automatically enrolled in the plan for the fall term if they have paid Students' Association fees and are enrolled in an eligible program.
  • students taking a program at a campus other than Edmonton, Drayton Valley, Wetaskiwin, or Whitecourt
  • students who declare Indigenous status; however, they may choose to opt in.

Period of coverage

Full-year: start date of fall term to August 31

Eight-month*: start date of winter term to August 31

* Available to students starting full-time studies in the winter term.

Opting Out

Each plan has an annual premium; therefore, opting out of either the health or dental plan must be done prior to the specified deadline and must be accompanied by proof of existing insurance. Students who have paid for the health and dental plan and wish to add on family members may do so by paying the applicable fees directly to the Students' Association.

The deadline to opt out of the health and dental plans is the drop date for the term. See the Academic Schedule for dates.

Students who had previously opted out of the health and dental plans but wish to re-enrol in the plan may do so on their opt-out anniversary or within 30 days of losing their existing insurance coverage.

More information regarding student health and dental plans can be found at MyStudentPlan.ca or by visiting the Student Benefits Plan office, located in the Students' Association office, Room 1-114, Singhmar Centre for Learning, Edmonton campus.

Students’ Association
(per term)  
$63.50
(on campus)
$39.50
(online/work placement)

The Students' Association of NorQuest College establishes the rates for Students' Association fees.

Students enrolled in a combination of on-campus and online classes will be assessed the on-campus rate of $63.50.

The following students are not assessed the Students' Association fee:

  • students auditing classes
  • students enrolled in LINC or Upgrading for ESL Youth
  • students enrolled in NorQuest College credit classes that are purchased through an external contract
  • students taking non-credit, continuing education classes
U-Pass   $175 (per term)  

The U-Pass (or Universal Transit Pass) provides unlimited usage of regular service (excluding special event, contracted, and charter service) from:

  • Edmonton Transit System
  • Fort Saskatchewan
  • Leduc Transit
  • Spruce Grove Transit
  • St. Albert Transit
  • Strathcona County Transit

The U-Pass is valid during:

  • fall term (Aug 25 - Dec 31),
  • winter term (Jan 1 - Apr 30), and
  • spring term (May 1 - Aug 31)

Full-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. The U-Pass is mandatory for all eligible students, and administered by the Students’ Association of NorQuest College.

Students who have a valid CNIB registration, DATS, SCAT, or Handibus registration, who work for one of the transit services, or who have a practicum or class outside of the service area for longer than eight consecutive weeks may be eligible to opt out of U-Pass

Students who register after the drop date (last day for payment of term fees - 10% of the term) will not be eligible for the U-Pass. See the Academic Schedule for the exact dates.

More information regarding the U-Pass program can be found on the Students’ Association website.

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 fee   50% of tuition + $25

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
Document evaluation fee
(for domestic applicants with international documents)
$55
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 further details.

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

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Office of the Registrar

Location:
Room 1-205, Civic Employees Legacy Tower
10215 108 Street NW
Edmonton, AB Canada  T5J 1L6

Phone:
780.644.6000

Fax:
780.644.6013

Toll-free:
866.534.7218

Email:
info@norquest.ca