FEES and OTHER COSTS

Note: Tuition fees stated are in effect for 2002/03, and are subject to change for 2003/04.

Application fee

$45 for each application.

Tuition fees

Vocational courses

$54.65 per credit
1 week instruction = 1 credit

College and Career Prep

0$ per credit plus additional fees below.

Continuing Education

Fees vary. They are listed in the Continuing Education brochure which is published in early September and late December.

For programs/courses within Faculties of:
 Arts and Applied Arts
 Business and Information Technology
 Science, Health, & Human Services

Lower-level courses

$66 per credit

Upper-level degree completion courses

$75.48 per credit

English as a Second Language

$28.05 per credit

Senior citizens*

75% of tuition fee for most courses. 
* Age 65 or more as of the first day of classes

Additional fees (Subject to change for Fall 2002)

For all courses except continuing education, students will be charged the following fees in addition to the tuition fees for each course:

UCFV reserves the right to limit the number of seniors enrolled at a discount in a given course.

Some courses or programs may require a laboratory or materials fee.

Legacy Fund

The UCFV Legacy Fund is based on the belief that each person served by UCFV should contribute to the future of the University College. The Legacy Fund supports capital projects which directly enhance the quality of student campus experiences. The Legacy Fund is a trust fund managed by a special committee with representatives from the UCFV Board, administration and the Student Union Society.

The Legacy Fund is not assessed for courses taken on the Abbotsford campus. Instead a $15 levy to pay for the Student Activity Centre is charged if any course is taken on the Abbotsford campus.

Student Union Society fees

UCFV collects a membership fee on behalf of the Society at the time of registration.

Non-refundable deposit on fees

When they register, students are required to pay a deposit (currently $150) which is applied towards fees. In the event that students withdraw from courses before classes begin, all or a portion of the deposit will be forfeited to UCFV according to the dates listed in the Schedule of Events section.

Fee payment due date

Students are expected to pay the balance of their fees by approximately the end of the second week of classes (see the semester registration guide and timetable for specific dates).

Late payment fee

A late payment fee of 10% of the outstanding balance, to a maximum of $50 (may be increased for Fall 2002), will be applied to fees unpaid after the fee payment due date.

Late registration fee

There is a late registration fee of $10 per course (subject to change for Fall 2002) for any registration after the first seven percent of the semester (see the Schedule of Events section).

Refunds/reduction of assessed fees

The following guidelines for refund/reduction of fees apply to all classes except courses offered through the Continuing Education department. For information on refunds for Continuing Education (CE) courses, please check the CE booklet published twice a year in August and December. The refund is based on the full course fee, not the deposit.

See Schedule of Events and the semester Registration Guide and timetable for specific dates for each semester.

Refund rates for 2001/02 (under review)

Portion of course or semester completed

 Fee refund/reduction in 
fees owing

0%

 90–100%

1–7%

 75%*

Over 7%

 0%

* Twenty-five percent of the total course fee is charged (i.e., not refundable) in the first two weeks of classes (see the Schedule of Events section).

Where there are extenuating circumstances, exceptions to refund policy may be permitted. Apply in writing to the Registrar. Please allow at least three weeks for processing of refunds.

Financial obligations

Failure to meet financial obligations will result in denial of UCFV services such as statements of grades, transcripts, use of libraries. Students may be withdrawn from all of their classes. Penalties may be applied if obligations are not met by the deadlines. See the Schedule of Events section for fee payment deadlines. There is a $25 fee for dishonoured cheques and a late payment fee of 10% of the outstanding balance, to a maximum of $50. (This is under review and may be increased for Fall 2002.)

Study materials and textbooks

Text books are required for most courses. Some UCFV instructors require the purchase of supplemental materials and equipment for their classes. Refer to program course outlines for details.

Income tax receipts

An official receipt for income tax purposes will be available each February for the preceding calendar year.


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