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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. Please see the Ministry of Advanced Education’s Tuition Limit Policy for more information.

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Payment options

You can pay your BCIT tuition in a variety of different ways. Whether you are paying in person or through online banking, choose a method that is most convenient for you.

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Tuition for full-time studies programs

Tuition for full-time studies programs may vary by term. View the pages below to find out what your total tuition will be.

2020-2021 Tuition, effective August 1, 2020:

Tuition for 2020-2021 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.


The 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

If you are granted transfer credit in your full-time program, your course load will be lighter; however, your full-time program tuition will not be reduced.

Tuition for individual courses 2020-2021

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

Course type Amount per credit Maximum per level or term
Business $184 $2,580
Business (3D Modeling, Art & Animation)
$337 $4,718
Business (New Media Design & Web Development)
$252.64 $3,537
Business (Technical Arts)
$371.57 $5,202
Engineering & Computer (including Broadcast and Media Communications) $208 $2,918
Health and Degrees $240 $3,354
Specialty Health (Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Medical Radiography Technology) $250 $3,520

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:

  • BCIT Student Association Activity fee
  • BCIT Student Association Extended Health & Dental Plan fee
  • BCIT Student Association Capital Levy fee
  • BCIT Student Association Building Centre fee (Burnaby Campus only)
  • Learning Resource fee
  • BCIT ID Card fee
  • Student Services fee
  • Building fee

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.

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 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

We accept the following forms of payment:

  1. 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

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.

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.

Visit 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