Fees & Financial Aid :: Full-time Studies

Please note the Payment Options for BCIT.

Ensuring your fees are paid on time reserves your place in your chosen full-time program. Here's what you need to know about paying for your full-time studies.

Please note: Each year BC post-secondary institutions may raise tuition by 2 per cent. In April each year, BCIT posts the new rates that take effect on August 1. If you pay your tuition prior to April using the old rates, you are required to pay the difference within 10 business days from the start of your program.

Tuition for full-time studies programs

2016-2017 tuition effective August 1, 2016:
Tuition for 2016-2017 full-time studies programs includes:

Total tuition for Trades and Technical studies programs also include a tool deposit and lab or flying fee. Coveralls fees are included for applicable programs delivered at the following campuses: Annacis Island, Aerospace, and Marine. Students are required to supply their own coveralls for programs delivered at the Burnaby campus.

Total tuition for Technology programs includes an optional co-op fee and a mandatory clinical and practicum fee.

U-Pass:
Total tuition cost listed in the full-time tuition schedules does not include the U-Pass BC fee. The U-Pass BC fee will be charged upon registration and is a mandatory fee for all eligible students.

Transfer Credit:
Where academic credit has been granted within a full-time studies program a student’s course load will be reduced, however full-time tuition will not be reduced.

Tuition for individual courses 2016-2017

Full-time technology and degree studies students who are registering for courses on a course-by-course basis, pay fees calculated on the basis of a certain amount per credit, depending on the course type:

Course type Amount per credit Maximum per level or term
Business $172 $2,386
Engineering & Computer (including Broadcast and Media Communications) $194 $2,697
Health and Degrees $224 $3,100
Specialty Health (Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Medical Radiography Technology) $234
$3,253

Tuition for individual full-time courses will also include the following ancillary fees, which will be assessed when you register on a course-by-course basis:

Application and late fees

Students will be subject to withdrawal for non-payment of fees.

Description Amount
Application Fee - Domestic $90
Application Fee - International $154
Reinstatement Charge $200

Paying full-time tuition

Once you receive your offer of admission, BCIT will reserve a seat in the program for you when you submit your commitment fee. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Fees are payable on a term basis. First-term tuition is due 60 days prior to the start of your program. Returning and continuing students must pay their tuition in full within 10 business days from the start of classes or have an approved fee deferral in place. Ensure your payment is on time to avoid penalty fees and to keep your place in the program.

We accept the following forms of payment:

  1. Cash or debit card (in person only)
  2. Cheque or money order payable to BCIT - please include your BCIT ID (student number)
  3. Online banking (bill payment) through your financial institution using BCIT - Tuition as the payee

Please note: BCIT does not accept credit card payments for tuition or rent.

BCIT will no longer be providing support or assistance with dispute resolution to students who choose to use Plastiq as a third party payment service provider in order to pay for tuition, rent, and other services. 

Please note that BCIT will not be responsible for any fees incurred for such payments or returns.

If paying by online banking, please use your BCIT ID (student number) as your account number. Please allow up to 3 business days for online bill payments to be posted to your account.

Note:  BCIT accepts payment from all Canadian banks and credit unions and it is the recommended method for paying your fees.  For more information view Payment Options at BCIT

Refunds for full-time tuition

You may withdraw from your program and be eligible to receive a tuition refund (less the processing fee and applicable non-refundable commitment fee), if you voluntarily withdraw by the refund deadline. U-Pass BC fees are collected on behalf of Translink and are not covered by BCIT's refund policy.

Note: If you're a student (not applicable to apprenticeship students) in a Trades and Technical Studies program who wishes to withdraw voluntarily from your program, start by reporting to your classroom instructor. If you've been asked to withdraw from a course/program for reasons of discipline or unsatisfactory progress, you may forfeit any right to a refund under this section.

Program type Commitment fee Processing fee deducted from refund Deadline for refund eligible (latest acceptable withdrawal date*)
Trades programs lasting 20 weeks or less non-refundable $100 10 business days after the start of class
Levels within a Trades program lasting 20 weeks or less non-refundable $100 10 business days after the start of class
Trades programs lasting 21 weeks or more non-refundable $100 10 business days after the start of class
Levels within a Trades program lasting 21 weeks or more non-refundable $100 10 business days after the start of class
Airline and flight operations non-refundable $1000 10 business days after the start of the class
Technology program fees: all full- and part-time day students non-refundable $200 Withdrawal no later than 10 business days after the start of class
 Degrees programs: full-time
 non-refundable  $200  Withdrawal no later than 10 business days after the start of class
High Tech Professional Program  non-refundable   Refer to the specific program web page for all refund details for High Tech programs

Please allow up to four weeks for all refunds to be issued plus mailing time. Refunds are issued by cheque made payable to the student. The exception to this is refunds issued where a third party was invoiced. In those instances, the refund will be made payable to the third party.

If you have not received your refund, please contact Student Information and Enrolment Services at 604-434-1610 or toll free at 1-866-434-1610 (Canada and US only). Allow for processing—up to four weeks plus mailing time.

Apprenticeship refunds

For information, refer to Apprenticeship Training Fees and Refunds.

Financial aid

If you need financial assistance when it comes to tuition, contact BCIT's Student Financial Aid and Awards. We can help guide you to scholarships, bursaries, awards and more.