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Tuition & Fees

Tuition and Fees for the 2015-2016 Academic Year

The NLC Board has approved tuition and other fees for each program. They vary depending upon the type and duration of the program. In addition to approved tuition fees, instruction-related fees, and student service fees, students also pay fees levied by the NLC Student Association (NLCSA).

Part-time students (less than 9 credits per term or in a part-time program) are assessed 55% of student and NLCSA fees.

Tuition may be waived for students aged 60 years or older. In instances where courses are offered on a cost recovery basis, a student may enrol, but the course will not be offered until the cost recovery aspect has been met. Exemption from tuition does not include any special charges or material costs normally associated with the course.

This fee schedule applies from 1 September 2015 to 31 July 2016. NLC reserves the right to amend this schedule without notice. Rates are listed in Canadian dollars. For rates for Workforce Training and Continuing Education courses, please see nlc.bc.ca/Programs/Workforce-Training.

Tuition Fees Table

Tuition fees are normally calculated by multiplying the rate by the number of contact hours in the course or program. Note that programs that register students in more than one academic year (September to August) will be subject to the subsequent year rates.

Program Fee Type Domestic International
Academic $6.80 /contact hour $19.67 /contact hour
Career & College Prep $4.44 /contact hour $9.83 /contact hour
Trades/Apprenticeship $2.95 /contact hour $9.17 /contact hour
Vocational/Career Technical $2.95 /contact hour $9.17 /contact hour
Job Education & Training $1.43 /contact hour n/a
Practical Nursing Diploma $4.66 /contact hour $19.67 /contact hour
English as a Second Language $5.33 /contact hour $13.75 /contact hour

* See the list of all Programs for Program Fee Type.

Student Services Fees Table

Student services fees are assessed for each semester or equivalent instructional period in which a student is enrolled. Full-time students are student enrolled in 9 or more credits per semester, or 18 or more contact hours per week. For programs that do not follow a semester, Student Services Fees cover up to five months (20 weeks).

Fee Full-time Part-time
NLC Student Association* $18.87 $10.38
Library $ 5.93 $ 3.26
Facilities* $23.12 $12.72
Technology $17.87 $ 9.83
Total $65.79 $36.19

* Courses delivered wholly in an online format are not assessed NLCSA or Facilities fees.

NLC Student Association

All students that are assessed NLC Student Association fees are members of the NLCSA. For detailed information about the NLCSA, please see:  nlc.bc.ca/Student-Life/Student-Association.

Note: Concurrent studies students (including dual-credit students) are not NLCSA members, and are therefore not assessed Student Association fees.

Instruction-Related Fees

Instruction-related fees are established for each program to cover resources consumed during normal instructional activities. These fees are charged in addition to tuition and student services fees. All instruction-related fees are subject to 5% GST and are the same for both domestic and international students.

PROGRAM AMOUNT UNIT
AHCOTE (Teacher Education) $ 42.17 lab
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering $ 785.40 program
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Vernon) $ 262.14 program
Applied Business Technology $ 0.42 contact hour
Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Level 1 $ 94.67 level
Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Level 2 $ 123.80 level
Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 $ 94.67 level
Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Level 4 $ 81.15 level
Automotive Service Technician Foundation, Dawson Creek $ 404.71 program
Automotive Service Technician Foundation, Fort St. John $ 387.02 program
Business Management $ 42.17 lab
Career and College Preparation (all courses) $ 0.17 contact hour
Career and College Preparation (lab courses) $ 42.17 lab
Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 1 $ 89.47 level
Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 2 $ 89.47 level
Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 3 $ 89.47 level
Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 4 $ 89.47 level
Carpentry Foundation Level 1 (Enhanced) $ 262.14 program
Carpentry Foundation Level 2 (Enhanced) $ 157.30 program
Commercial Transport Technician Apprenticeship Level 1 $ 89.47 level
Commercial Transport Technician Apprenticeship Level 2 $ 89.47 level
Commercial Transport Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 $ 89.47 level
Commercial Transport Technician Apprenticeship Level 4 $ 108.20 level
Cosmetology $ 995.66 program
Early Childhood Education $ 79.56 course
Education Assistant $ 79.56 course
Electrician Apprenticeship Level 1 $ 148.77 level
Electrician Apprenticeship Level 2 $ 148.77 level
Electrician Apprenticeship Level 3 $ 148.77 level
Electrician Apprenticeship Level 4 $ 148.77 level
Electrician Foundation $ 476.50 program
Esthetician $ 1996.82 program
Health Care Assistant $ 275.40 program
Heavy Duty Technician Apprenticeship Level 1 $ 89.47 level
Heavy Duty Technician Apprenticeship Level 2 $ 89.47 level
Heavy Duty Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 $ 89.47 level
Heavy Duty Technician Apprenticeship Level 4 $ 89.47 level
Heavy Mechanical Trades - Apprenticeship Level 1 $ 89.47 level
Heavy Mechanical Trades - Apprenticeship Level 2 $ 89.47 level
Heavy Mechanical Trades - Apprenticeship Level 3 $ 89.47 level
Heavy Mechanical Trades - Apprenticeship Level 4 $ 89.47 level
Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation/Level 1 $ 404.71 program
Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic – Apprenticeship Level 1 $ 190.39 level
Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic – Apprenticeship Level 2 $ 190.39 level
Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic – Apprenticeship Level 3 $ 190.39 level
Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic – Apprenticeship Level 4 $ 190.39 level
Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic – Foundation $ 476.50 program
Job Education and Training Program $ 132.60 program
Millwright Apprenticeship Level 1 $ 107.16 level
Millwright Apprenticeship Level 2 $ 107.16 level
Millwright Apprenticeship Level 3 $ 107.16 level
Millwright Apprenticeship Level 4 $ 107.16 level
Millwright Foundation Level 1 (Enhanced) $ 158.32 program
Millwright Foundation Level 2 (Enhanced) $ 85.25 program
Oil and Gas Field Operations $ 1816.53 program
Plumbing Apprenticeship Level 1 $ 89.47 level
Plumbing Apprenticeship Level 2 $ 89.47 level
Plumbing Apprenticeship Level 3 $ 89.47 level
Plumbing Apprenticeship Level 4 $ 108.20 level
Plumbing Foundation Level 1 (Enhanced) $ 170.41 program
Plumbing Foundation Level 2 (Enhanced) $ 73.04 program
Power Engineering and Gas Processing $ 1205.82 program
Practical Nursing $ 510.00 program
Pre-Employment Workplace Essential Skills $ 462.06 program
Professional Cook – Level 1 $ 382.86 level
Professional Cook – Level 2 $ 520.20 level
Social Services Worker Diploma $ 42.17 lab
University Arts and Sciences $ 42.17 lab
Welder Special Metals Endorsement $ 105.08 level
Welding Apprenticeship Level 1 $ 105.08 level
Welding Apprenticeship Level 2 $ 105.08 level
Welding Apprenticeship Level 3 $ 105.08 level
Welding Foundation Trades Training $ 542.04 program
Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician $ 1109.06 program

* Program IR fees are assessed in the initial period of study.

Prior Learning Assessment and Transfer Credit

Prior Learning Assessment, including course challenge are assessed fees as follows:

  • Course challenge fees are assessed at 75% of the cost of the course tuition as defined in the Tuition Fees Table. Student Services fees and Instruction-related fees do not apply.
  • Transfer credit requests for courses taken at BC public post-secondary institutions are free. Out-of-province transfer credit request are subject to a $20.00/transcript fee.

International Medical Insurance

All international students enrolled at NLC must have medical insurance. This is available through GuardMe. Please contact the International Education Department. Students are required to pay the premium in advance so that coverage is in place on the day the student arrives in Canada. The cost is currently $276 for 4 months.

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