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Whether you plan to enrol in a part-time program or study on a course-by-course basis, you can find the cost for your part-time course in our online course catalogue.

Note: In some cases, students may see a slightly higher tuition fee at the Burnaby Campus than the other campuses (Downtown, BMC, ATC) for duplicate course offerings. This is reflective of a Student Association Student Centre Building fee, passed through a 2017 BCIT Student Association referendum.

Tuition fees appear with information for each course offering, as in the following example:

part time course fee example

For a more accurate idea of the total cost of a course, visit the BCIT Bookstore for a list of required textbooks for the course you are considering.

Additional fees apply for international students. Please review international fees for part-time studies.

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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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Costs covered by Part-time Studies course fees, 2021-2022

Here’s what is included in your part-time studies course fees.

Fees On Campus (All Campuses)
Regular Enrolment & Industry Services
Distance & Online Learning
Student Association Activity $18.07 per course $9.05 per course
Student Association Capital Levy $2.28 per course Exempt
Student Association Student Centre  $11.43 per course
(Burnaby campus only)
Building $5.81 per course for courses that are less than 3 credits to a maximum of $23.26 per term.
$11.63 per course for courses that are 3 or more credits to a maximum of $23.26 per term.
BCIT ID card $2.50 per term if the course is 30 hours or more.
Learn more about the BCIT ID card.
Fees Microcredentials On Campus (All Campuses) Microcredentials Distance & Online Learning
Student Association Activity $5.28 per credit $2.65 per credit
Student Association Capital Levy $0.67 per credit Exempt
Student Association Student Centre $3.34 per credit
(Burnaby campus only)
Building $1.70 per credit to a maximum of $23.20 per term. Exempt
BCIT ID card $2.50 per term if the course is 30 hours or more. Exempt

You can see the breakdown of the course fees that you have paid through your myBCIT account. Click on Online Self Service then Student Self Service and Account Balance and Summary to display your fees term by term.

Paying for Part-time Studies courses

Fees for part-time courses must be paid at the time of registration using one of the following methods:

  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
  4. Letter of sponsorship authorization for invoicing by BCIT
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

If paying by online banking, please use your BCIT ID (student number) as your account number. Please allow up to 48 hours for online bill payments to be posted to your account.

Find out more about registering and paying for part-time studies courses.

Confirmation of registration and payment

You can view and print your course/tuition receipt through your myBCIT account. Check your classroom location online on the first day of your course.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Student Information & Enrolment Services.

NSF (Non-Sufficient Funds) cheques

If your cheque has been returned as ‘NSF’ your registration will be cancelled.

Part-time Studies program declaration fee

If you plan to complete one of the many programs offered through Part-time Studies, you need to declare your program. Program declaration requires a specific fee based on whether you are a domestic or international student.

Description . Amount
Program Declaration Fee – Domestic Effective January 7th, 2016 $90
Program Declaration Fee – International Effective January 7th, 2016 $154

Fees for part-time programs

The cost of a part-time program is the total of the separate course fees.

If you are accepted into a part-time program leading to a degree, tuition is assessed on a course-by-course basis. If you are completing your degree on a part-time basis, part-time studies fees and refunding information and policies apply.

Fees for full-time studies courses taken on a part-time basis

Even though you’re studying on a part-time basis, you may be able to enrol in a course that is part of a full-time program. The fee is calculated based on a certain dollar amount per credit plus full-time ancillary fees.

To register for one of these courses, you must also pay an application fee: $90 for domestic students; $154 for international students. Contact the program area to apply.

Payment is due upon course registration and full-time refund policies apply.

To learn more about these fees, visit the Full-time Studies Tuition & Fees page.

Transfer credit for part-time courses in full-time programs

If you complete a part-time course that is equivalent to a course in your full-time program, you can apply for transfer credit to lighten the course load in your full-time program.

Please note that your full-time program tuition will not be reduced if you are granted transfer credit.  The tuition paid for your part-time studies course(s) will be in addition to your full-time tuition.

Financial aid

If you need financial assistance when it comes to tuition, 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