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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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Amounts for future academic years are subject to change.

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.

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

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)
(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
Bridging to Post-Secondary $127 $329
Business Administration $168 $588
Child & 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 Protection Technology $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
Medical Device Reprocessing Technician $210 $708
Medical Office Assistant $155.50 $496
Mental Health Recovery Practitioner $225 $726
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

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

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Program and Term Fees

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 (OER), 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   $41 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 fee ($25)
  • Navigators - advisors available to students from apply to graduation
  • Tutorial Services - in-person and online tutoring
  • eTutor Alberta - online writing service
  • eProctor ($9) - gives students option to write exams in location of choice
  • Career and Employment Services ($6) - 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 impact the learner experience including infrastructure (network, server, storage and telephony), software applications, etc.

Students’ Association Fees

Health and dental plan   $386 (12 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.


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

12 months from the beginning of a month of your class

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 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
$51.50 per term

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

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
$180 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.

Legal plan $18 per year

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 + $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
Document evaluation fee
(for domestic applicants with international documents)
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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