Initial Application Fee
For most universities and colleges, learners who are first seeking admission must submit a one-time non-refundable application fee before they can be registered into a program. This fee covers the administrative costs involved with entering student demographic information and creating student accounts and records.
At this time, learners applying to Columbia College do not pay an application fee.
Course Registration Fees
$200.00 of the learner’s initial program registration tuition fees is retained for a non-refundable program registration fee. Part-time students have $200.00 retained from the tuition of each course registration fee for a non-refundable course registration fee.
Please refer to the specific program section of the Academic Calendar for a listing of course fees.
The fee for auditing a course or program is 100% of the tuition as well as all other regular fees.
Senior Citizens’ Fees (Canadian Seniors Only)
Canadian senior citizens (65 years of age or more) are offered a reduction in course registration fees. See below for two scenarios.
Seniors pay the full learning resources and other course-related fees portion of the course registration, but have tuition fees waived 100% if, in the opinion of the Program Manager, space is available after all fee-paying students have been accommodated.
Seniors pay the full learning resources and other course-related fees portion of a course registration but are given a reduction of one-half the tuition registration fee. The seniors’ reduction does not apply to international seniors.
Re-registration is the fee a learner pays when registering into a course for the second time. Re-registration fees equal the full cost of the course registration, less the course-related text fees. However, if the course has been revised since the last registration, he/she must purchase the new course-related text material; and the course-related text fees will be added to his/her re-registration fee.