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Fees and Other Costs

Tuition fees stated are for 2008/09 and may change for 2009/10. Some courses are offered on a full cost-recovery basis. Their fees may be higher. The fees will be shown in the Registration Guide & Timetable.

Application fee

$45 for each application (excluding College and Career Preparation programs).

Tuition fees

Fees per credit
Fee Type Credit College & Career Prep ESL Vocational Trades & Technology
Courses numbered 100-400 070 up to 099 All

Weekly Beginning Fall 2008

Weekly Beginning Fall 2008

Tuition $118.97 $0.00 $50.56 $118.97 $98.51
Ancillary Fee $11.90 $5.06 $5.06 $11.90 $9.85
Total $130.87 $5.06 $55.62 $130.87 $108.36
3 credit course $392.61 $15.18 $166.86 $392.61 $325.08
4 credit course $523.48 $20.24 $222.48 $523.48 $433.44
Typical vocational 16 week semester $2,093.92 $1,733.76

Note: There are no tuition fees for College and Career Preparation courses, and no ancillary fees for courses numbered below 070.

Check the semester Registration Guide & Timetable to confirm the fee schedule.

There are many opportunities to apply for bursaries or scholarships through UFV. The Financial Aid and Awards website ( outlines these opportunities and is available to students at no cost through Financial Aid and Awards.

Additional fees

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

• Ancillary fee: 10% of the tuition fees for Activities, Athletics, Legacy Fund, Library and Technical Services, Student Activity Centre, and student insurance
• $25 per semester for Student Union Society membership
• $35 per semester Student Union Society Capital fee
• $4.50 per semester Cascade student newspaper fee
• $3 per semester radio station fee
• A Health and Dental fee ($159.92 for 2008/09) is charged in fall semester to most students with nine or more credits. See below for more information.

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

Program-specific fees

Some programs have special fees. The following figures include tuition and ancillary fees only. The application, Student Union Society, Cascade newspaper, and Radio station fees ($77.50 in total) must be added.

Program Program Cost Payments Over
Applied Business Technology $6,108.30 1 semester
Architectural Drafting Technician certificate $4,009.32 3 semesters
Certified Dental Assistant $5,234.80 3 semesters
Dental Hygiene (Two-year program) $17,170.00 6 semesters
Home Support/Resident Care Attendant $2,600.64 1 semester
Practical Nursing $5,365.67 3 semesters
Teacher Education Program $8,058.00 3 semesters
Workplace TASK $2,109.04 2 semesters

Co-operative Education fees

The fee for the Co-operative Education work term is $476.28 ($432.96 for tuition and $43.32 for ancillary fees) for domestic students, plus the additional fees listed above. The fee for international students is $800.

Graduate Studies fees

The fee for Graduate Studies is $489.95 per credit ($477.55 for tuition and $11.90 for ancillary fees) per credit plus the additional fees listed above.

College and Career Preparation fees
(see also Tuition Fees table, above)

There is no application fee for CCP programs and CCP courses numbered below 099. Ancillary fee apply to courses numbered 070 to 099; there are no ancillary fees for courses numbered below 070.

International Student fees

There are different tuition, fee, and refund schedules for international students. Please refer to the UFV International website at, call 604-854-4544 or 604-504-7411, or email for more information.

Senior citizen's discount

Seniors 65 years of age and older may enrol in credit courses without having to pay tuition or ancillary fees, provided they do not displace fee-paying students. They will be charged the application fee and will be responsible for the cost of any supplies required for the course(s).

Note: Courses and programs offered on a cost-recovery basis, such as UFV Continuing Studies, are not included as part of this special discount.

SUS Health & Dental Plan

Most full-time students who are members of the Student Union Society (SUS) are automatically enrolled in the SUS Health & Dental Plan. The Plan provides you with health and dental coverage for 12 months, from September 1 to August 31 of the following year. If you’re already covered by an equivalent extended health and dental plan, you may opt out of the Plan, online, during the Change-of-Coverage Period (typically within the first 3 weeks of classes). The Plan also gives you the option to enrol your family (spouse and/or dependants) by paying an additional fee. Most members that are not automatically assessed the fee, but wish to have coverage, are able to enrol themselves for an additional fee. Students starting in January may enrol at a pro-rated rate for 8 months of coverage (January 1–August 31). For more information, contact at 1-866-358-4437 or visit

Legacy Fund

The UFV Legacy Fund is based on the belief that each person served by UFV should contribute to the future of the university. 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 UFV Board, administration and the Student Union Society. The contribution to the Legacy Fund is included in the ancillary fee.

Student Union Society fees

UFV collects a membership fee on behalf of the Society at the time of registration for each semester.

Non-refundable deposit on fees

At the time of registration, students are required to pay a deposit (currently $200) 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 UFV according to the dates listed in the semester Registration Guide & Timetable.

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 & Timetable for specific dates).

Failure to pay fees by the deadline

Failure to pay fees when due will result in withdrawal from all courses and forfeit of the registration deposit. Students who pay fees late, but prior to being withdrawn, will be charged a late payment penalty of $50.

Late registration fee

There is a late registration fee of $20 per course (subject to change) for any registration after the first seven percent of the semester (see Schedule of Events for dates).

The refund is based on the full course fee, not the deposit, e.g. 10% of the total course fee is charged (not refundable) in the first two weeks of classes.

See the Registration Guide & Timetable for specific dates for each semester.

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.

Refunds/fee reductions

The following guidelines for refund/reduction of fees apply to all classes except courses offered through the Continuing Studies department. For information on refunds for Continuing Studies (CS) courses, please check the CS booklet published twice a year in August and December.

Portion of course or semester completed Fee reduction or refund
0% 90100%
1-15% to a maximum of two weeks 90%
Over 15%, or after two weeks 0%

Financial obligations

Failure to meet financial obligations will result in denial of UFV 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 Schedule of Events for fee payment deadlines. There is a $25 fee for dishonoured cheques.

Study materials and textbooks

Text books are required for most courses. Some UFV 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 through Student Web services each February for the preceding calendar year.