Contact Hours and Fee Regulations

Tuition and Fees for the 2022-23 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 fees.

Tuition may be waived for students aged 65 years or older. Submit proof of age (government issued photo ID with birthdate) to any student services office prior to the start of classes.  For details regarding eligibility, see Policy F-4.04 Tuition Waiver for Seniors.

This fee schedule applies from 1 August 2022 to 31 July 2023. NLC reserves the right to amend this schedule without notice. Rates are listed in Canadian dollars. For rates for Continuing Education courses, please see Continuing Education.

Calculating Official Tuition

Tuition fees are normally calculated by multiplying the rate by the number of contact hours or the number of credits 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 $117.04/credit $366.18 /credit
Career & College Prep $5.06/contact hour * $12.19 /contact hour
Trades/Apprenticeship $3.36/contact hour $11.38 /contact hour
Vocational/Career Technical $3.36/contact hour $11.38 /contact hour
Job Education & Training $1.60/contact hour n/a
Practical Nursing Diploma $5.32/contact hour $20.06 /contact hour
English as a Second Language $6.08 /contact hour $15.30 /contact hour

* The BC Government has eliminated tuition fees for Adult Basic Education and English Language Learning beginning Sep 1, 2017 for domestic students.  For information about what this means at NLC, please see CCP and ESL Tuition Waived.

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
Library $ 6.78 $ 3.72
Facilities* $26.55 $14.58
Technology $20.49 $11.26

* Courses delivered wholly in an online format are not assessed 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:  Each student will be assessed a Part 1 fee and a Part 2 fee, depending on their status and their home campus.

Assessment Rates
Part 1 - Executive Board fee $2.00 for full-time or $1.00 for part-time
Part 2 - Branch fee $1.18/credit or $0.05/contact hour

* Branch fees are allocated by student home campus to one of: Atlin, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Dease Lake, Fort Nelson, Fort St. John, Tumbler Ridge, or Online.

Note: Concurrent studies students (including dual-credit students) are NLCSA members, and are therefore 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 Rate Unit
Aircraft Maintenance Technician $225.53 semester
Aircraft Maintenance Technician - Vernon $301.08 program
Applied Business Technology $0.42 contact hour
Automotive Service Technician - Apprenticeship Level 1 $108.70 level
Automotive Service Technician - Apprenticeship Level 2 $174.17 level
Automotive Service Technician - Apprenticeship Level 3 $108.70 level
Automotive Service Technician - Apprenticeship Level 4 $93.18 level
Automotive Service Technician - Foundation $464.85 program
Building Maintenance $481.76 program
Business Management (including Advanced Certificate in Management, Executive Assistant Diploma) $48.41 lab
Career and College Preparation (lab courses) $48.41 lab
Career and College Preparation including BC Adult Graduation Diploma (all courses) $0.17 contact hour
Carpenter - Apprenticeship Level 1 $121.43 level
Carpenter - Apprenticeship Level 2 $121.43 level
Carpenter - Apprenticeship Level 3 $121.43 level
Carpenter - Apprenticeship Level 4 $121.43 level
Carpenter - Foundation (Enhanced) $481.76 program
Cosmetology Diploma (see Esthetician and Hairstylist) $3588.74 program
Culinary Arts Advanced Certificate $1037.28 program
Early Childhood Education and Care Diploma $91.36 course
Education Assistant $91.36 course
Electrician - Apprenticeship Level 1 $170.86 level
Electrician - Apprenticeship Level 1-2 Gap Training $6.81 level
Electrician - Apprenticeship Level 2 $170.86 level
Electrician - Apprenticeship Level 3 $170.86 level
Electrician - Apprenticeship Level 4 $170.86 level
Electrician - Foundation $547.33 program
Esthetician Certificate $2293.68 program
Explore Trades for Adults $276.01 program
Explore Trades for Youth $276.01 program
Family Resource Practitioner Advanced Certificate $91.36 course
Hairstylist - Foundation $1295.06 program
Health Care Assistant $316.32 program
Heavy Duty Equipment Technician - Apprenticeship Level 4 $99.35 level
Heavy Mechanical Trades - Apprenticeship Level 1 $102.73 level
Heavy Mechanical Trades - Apprenticeship Level 2 $102.73 level
Heavy Mechanical Trades - Apprenticeship Level 3 $102.73 level
Heavy Mechanical Trades - Foundation $464.85 program
Human Services Professional Development Advanced Certificate $91.36 course
Interactive Technologies (not including ITEC-240, ITEC-250, ITEC-320) $108.24 course
Job Education and Training Program $152.28 program
Millwright - Apprenticeship Level 1 $123.05 level
Millwright - Apprenticeship Level 2 $123.05 level
Millwright - Apprenticeship Level 3 $123.05 level
Millwright - Apprenticeship Level 4 $123.05 level
Millwright Foundations $279.72 program
Oil and Gas Field Operations $2086.59 program
People Obtaining Workplace Employment Requirements (POWER) $276.01 program
Piping Trades Foundation $318.36 program
Plumber - Apprenticeship Level 1 $102.73 level
Plumber - Apprenticeship Level 2 $102.73 level
Plumber - Apprenticeship Level 3 $102.73 level
Plumber - Apprenticeship Level 4 $124.25 level
Power Engineering $1804.05 program
Access to Practical Nursing $585.81 program
Practical Nursing $585.81 program
Pre-Employment Workplace Essential Skills $530.73 program
Professional Cook 1 Direct Entry $147.74 level
Professional Cook 1 Institutional Entry $439.75 program
Professional Cook 2 Direct Entry $337.83 level
Professional Cook 2 Institutional Entry $597.52 program
Professional Cook 3 Direct Entry $337.83 level
Social Services Worker Diploma $48.41 lab
Truck and Transport Mechanic - Apprenticeship Level 4 $99.35 level
University Arts and Sciences (includes Associate of Arts Degrees, Archaeology, Criminology, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Land & Water Resources, Pre-medicine, Social Sciences) $48.41 lab
Welder - Apprenticeship Level 1 $120.68 level
Welder - Apprenticeship Level 2 $120.68 level
Welder - Apprenticeship Level 2-3 Gap Training $17.64 level
Welder - Apprenticeship Level 3 $176.63 level
Welder - Multi-process Alloy Welder $143.51 level
Welder-Fabricator Foundation $750.00 program
Welder Foundation $622.59 program
Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician $827.05 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 requests 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 $828 per year.

Other Fees and Charges

The following fees and charges are in effect from 01 August 2021 to 31 July 2022. For Testing/Assessment Service fees, see Entrance Assessments.

Service Fee
Application Fees $ 25.00 (domestic)
$ 100.00 (international)
Convocation Registration Fee $ 30.00
NSF cheque $ 48.00
Reissue of log books (Welding/AME) $ 50.00
Replacement credential $ 25.00
Student cards (replacement only) $ 10.00
Student Records Requests (incl. legal & FOIPOP requests; includes unofficial transcript) $10 each + $0.25/page
Study Permit Renewal Support Letter (5 day business service) $25.00
Study Permit Renewal Support Letter (Rush, next business day) $50.00
Supplemental Exam Fees $ 75.00/rewrite
Unofficial Transcript (online in Borealis) Free
Transcript (5 business days service, per copy) $ 10.00 + GST
Transcript (Rush, next business day, per copy*) $ 30.00 + GST
Transfer credit assessment (BC public post-secondary) Free
Transfer credit assessment (out-of-province including international) $ 20.00/request
Verification of Enrolment letter Free

* Includes delivery by XpressPost. All other delivery methods must be arranged and paid for by the student.