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.
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.
2021-2022 Tuition, effective August 1, 2021:
- Trades and Technical program fees – 2021-2022 [PDF]
- Technology program fees – 2021-2022 [PDF]
- Technology Professional and Digital Arts program fees – 2021-2022 [PDF]
2020-2021 Tuition, effective August 1, 2020:
- Trades and Technical program fees – 2020-2021 [PDF]
- Technology program fees – 2020-2021 [PDF]
- Technology Professional and Digital Arts program fees – 2020-2021 [PDF]
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.
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.
Costs included in 2021-2022 full-time studies tuition
Additional fees not included in tuition
Tuition for individual courses 2021-2022
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 (3D Modeling, Art & Animation)
|Business (New Media Design & Web Development)
|Business (Technical Arts)
|Engineering & Computer (including Broadcast and Media Communications)||$212||$2,976|
|Health and Degrees||$244||$3,421|
|Specialty Health (Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Medical Radiography Technology)||$255||$3,590|
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:
- Debit card (in person only)
- Cheque or money order payable to BCIT – please include your BCIT ID (student number)
- 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.