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Tuition & Fees

A world-class education at BCIT comes at a reasonable price. Generally, our program costs cover tuition as well as most service fees.

If you are studying from abroad, international tuition and fees will apply.

If you are domestic student, tuition depends on your program type:

Other additional expenses, including books, study materials and supplies, are the responsibility of each student.

Notice from BCIT Financial Services

Changes to payment options

Effective August 1, 2019: BCIT will no longer accept cash payments for tuition or rent. BCIT does not accept credit card payments for tuition or rent. BCIT accepts payment from all Canadian banks and credit unions and it is the recommended method for paying your fees.

Further, 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, and will not be responsible for any fees incurred for such payments or returns.

Payment Options for Paying Tuition

Costs included in tuition

Some fees and costs are already included in your tuition at BCIT and you will not have to purchase separately.

Service fees

Fees for many campus and student services, such as your BCIT Student Association activity and BCIT ID card fee, are included with your total tuition. For details, check the fees for full-time studies, part-time studies, apprenticeship training or degree & graduate study programs.

BCITSA student health and dental plan benefits

Full-time, eligible students in technology, trades or technical studies programs running for 16 weeks or longer are automatically covered by the BCITSA Student Health and Dental Plan. If the student is already covered for comparable extended health and dental benefits, they have the option to opt out of their student plan. Important: The Opt-Out and Family Add-On deadlines are 30 days from the start of their program, once per 12 months. After the deadline, Opt-Outs and Add-Ons cannot be processed.

Accident insurance plan for students

BCIT has a Student Accident Insurance Program that covers everything from a cracked tooth to a broken leg.

Insurance under WorkSafeBC

Employers pay the WorkSafeBC premium for all students participating in a required practicum at a recognized work site. Student apprentices are also covered during classroom, lab and shop instruction.

Costs not included in tuition

There are specific costs that are not included in your BCIT tuition and you will need to purchase before attending class.

Books and supplies

The cost of textbooks and study materials is additional to program and other mandatory fees. There are a few exceptions that are outlined in the program or course description. Check the BCIT Bookstore for most books and supplies.

Mandatory medical insurance coverage

If you are a non-Canadian or a Quebec resident, or have never signed up for coverage in Canada, you will need to apply for medical insurance coverage. Minimum advance payment is three months, but if you had low earnings last year, you may qualify for free coverage. See the Medical Services Plan website for more details.

Computer hardware and software needs

Although it’s not required for most programs, it is recommended that you possess a personal computer capable of running the current version of MS Office and a web browser, as well as have an account with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) of your choice.

Additional miscellaneous fees

View additional miscellaneous fees that may be incurred as part of the application process or for services at BCIT.

Financial aid

Cost shouldn’t be a deciding factor when you’re choosing a school—first and foremost, you’ve chosen BCIT because you want a cutting-edge education that is taught by industry experts. 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.

Student Financial Aid and Awards

Refunds & withdrawals

Looking to withdraw from a program or find out if you are eligible to receive a full or partial refund?

Learn More About Refunds & Withdrawals