Academic Calendar 2022/23

Fees and Other Costs

Tuition fees stated are for 2022/23 and may change for 2023/24. Some courses are offered on a full cost-recovery basis. Their fees may be higher. These fees will be shown in the Registration Timetable.

Application fee

New and returning domestic applicants applying to an undergraduate program or English Language Studies (including former Continuing Education students) $51.69
New international applicants applying to an undergraduate program or English Language Studies $150.00
New domestic applicants applying to a graduate-level program $78.03
New international applicants applying to a graduate-level program $250.00
Current UFV students applying to a different program $22.97
Students applying for Upgrading and University Preparation programs No fee
Study Abroad $100.00

Where applicable, the application fee must accompany submission of the online application.

Applicants not offered admission in their preferred program may be offered entrance to an alternate program without being charged an additional application fee or having to submit a new application.

Tuition fees

Fees per credit (see Notes)
Fee Type Undergraduate Courses Adult Basic Education Graduate Courses ELS Vocational Trades & Technology
Courses numbered 100–400 All 700 All



Tuition $157.00 No fee $570.74 No fee $156.98 $129.99
Ancillary fee (per credit; see Note 1) $15.70 $18.56 $15.70 $9.28 $15.70 $13.00
Experiential Learning & Wellness
(per credit; see Note 2)
$3.14 $3.71 $3.14 $1.86 $3.14 $2.60
Total (per credit) $175.84 $21.84 $589.58 $10.92 $175.82 $145.59
3-credit course $527.52 $65.52 $1,768.74 $32.76 $527.46  
4-credit course $703.36 $87.36 $2,358.32 $43.68 $703.28  

Note 1: The ancillary fee provides support for activities, athletics, library and technical services, legacy fund, and student space. It is set at 10% of tuition.

Note 2: The Experiential Learning & Wellness fee provides support for students in the form of experiential and co-curricular learning opportunities, expansion of the Co-Curricular Record, health & well-being, and peer mentoring. It is set at 2% of tuition.

There are many opportunities to apply for bursaries or scholarships through UFV. The Financial Aid and Awards website outlines these opportunities.

There are different tuition, fee, and refund schedules for international students. See International Student fees below for more information.

Program-specific fees

A number of programs set different tuition and fees. Sometimes these different fees will apply to the entire program, and sometimes they will apply to courses in a particular subject only. Please see Program-specific fees for details.

Co-operative Education

A Co-operative Education work term is six credits per semester. Domestic students should refer to Program-specific fees for current fees. The fee for international students is $1,200.00.

Upgrading and University Preparation fees

There is no application fee for UUP programs. Tuition, ancillary fees, semester-based fees, and the Health and Dental fee as listed above, apply to courses numbered 050 to 099.

Additional fees

For all courses except Continuing Education, students will be charged the following fees in addition to the tuition fees each semester.

Student organization fees

At the time of registration for each semester, UFV collects Board-approved student organization fees. These fees include membership, capital, shuttle transportation, IT tech support, and U-PASS fees on behalf of the Student Union Society, and membership fees on behalf of the Cascade student newspaper and CIVL Radio societies.

Student Union Society fees

The following fees are charged for every semester in which a student is enrolled:

UFV Student Union Society $36.50
Student Union Building $35.00
U-Pass Fall: $41.40
Winter: $42.62
Campus Connector (currently suspended) $27.23
SUS IT Tech Support Service $5.16
World University Services of Canada (WUSC) Student Refugee Program $2.00

Other societies' fees

UFV Campus & Community Radio $7.85
Cascade Journalism Society $6.36

For more information on these fees, see

SUS Health and Dental Coverage Plan

Most full-time students who are members of the Student Union Society (SUS) are automatically enrolled in the SUS Health & Dental Plan. A Health and Dental fee ($195.59 for full-time students) is charged in Fall semester to most students with nine or more credits. For those not registered in Fall, but starting or returning in the Winter, a prorated fee is charged.

The Plan provides students with health and dental coverage for 12 months, from September 1 to August 31 of the following year, or from January 1 to August 31 for those starting or returning in the Winter semester. The Plan is not available for students studying in the Summer only.

Health and Dental (annual fee for full-time students — Fall start) $195.59
Health and Dental (annual fee for full-time students — Winter start) $130.39

Students already covered by an equivalent extended health and dental plan may opt out of the Plan, online, during the Change-of-Coverage Period (typically the week before classes through the first two weeks of classes).

The Plan also gives students the option to enrol their families (spouses and/or dependants) by paying an additional fee. Most SUS members who are not automatically assessed the fee but wish to have coverage, are able to enrol themselves for an additional fee.

For more information, contact at 1-866-358-4437 or visit

Lab/materials fee

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

International Student fees

Regular programs
Undergraduate and Developmental courses (per credit) $656.00
Differential fee programs
Cooperative Education work term (per semester) $1,200.00
Graduate certificate in Program Evaluation (per credit) $656.00
Graduate certificate in Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning (per credit) $691.00
Master's programs (program fee) $25,000.00
Graduate studies in Migration and Citizenship (per credit) $1,000.00
Post-baccalaureate certificate programs (per credit) $691.00
Additional fees
Ancillary fees (per semester) (see Note 1) $445.00
International Administration fee (first year registration) (see Note 2) $1,450.00

Note 1: Includes student Ancillary fee, Experiential Learning & Wellness fee, and all student society fees.

Note 2: Payable in the first semester of study for incoming credential program students.

Please refer to the UFV International website, or contact 604-854-4544, 604-504-7441, or for more information.

Registration deposit

A $200 registration deposit is required each semester, which must be received before registration.

Students who are receiving student loans or need a fee deferral should contact Financial Aid & Awards to make arrangements prior to registration. Sponsored students should ensure UFV has an updated sponsorship letter prior to registration.

Students who have paid the $200 deposit and will not be attending can request a refund by emailing

International students are required to pay all fees in full before registration.

Late registration fee

There is a late registration fee of $20 per course (subject to change) for any registration after the first 7% of the semester (see Dates and deadlines for specific dates).

Office of the Registrar service fees

Additional fees apply for certain services provided by the Office of the Registrar, such as transcript requests and document evaluation. Please see for a list of these fees.

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 Dates and deadlines for specific dates).

Students with approved student loans may have the deadline extended by the Financial Aid and Awards office.

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.

Refunds/fee reductions

The following guidelines for refund/reduction of fees apply to all classes.

Students taking courses offered through the Continuing Education (CE) department, should review the information on course fees, dates, and refund policies at

International Students should review the information on course fees, dates, and refund policies at

Portion of course or semester completed Fee reduction or refund
0% 90–100%
1–15% to a maximum of two weeks 90%
Over 15%, or after two weeks 0%

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. (Please allow at least three weeks for processing of refunds.)

See Dates and deadlines for specific dates for each semester.

Where there are extenuating circumstances beyond one's control, exceptions to the refund policy may be permitted. Apply in writing to the Registrar.

Tuition exemption for older adults

The University of the Fraser Valley exempts tuition fees for older adults for up to two courses (maximum 5 credits each) in Fall and Winter. There is no course limit for Summer semester, with a registration limit of 20 credits. Course registration is subject to availability.

To qualify, students must be 65 years of age or older by the start of classes for the term they are registering in and be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Students must also complete the process for admission to the university by the stated deadlines and be eligible for course registration.

The tuition-free registration period for courses begins approximately two weeks before classes begin each semester. The specific dates are available each term from the Office of the Registrar. Students identified as being eligible to register for tuition-free courses will be able to register at their assigned time online, over the phone with the Office of the Registrar, or in person at the Abbotsford, Chilliwack, or Mission campus. Those who wish to register earlier than the tuition-free period may do so on a full-fee basis. This is done by contacting the Office of the Registrar, and those who choose this option will not be able to revert back to tuition-free status regardless of space available.

Older adult students are responsible for the appropriate application fee, ancillary fees, and semester fees, as well as any mandatory supplementary course fees (if applicable).

Some courses and programs do not qualify for the older adult tuition exemption and require full fee payment (see the Office of the Registrar's Older adults tuition exemption page for details).

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.

Failure to meet financial obligations

Failure to meet financial obligations will result in denial of UFV services such as statements of grades, transcripts, and use of libraries and computer resources. Students may be withdrawn from all of their classes. Penalties may be applied if obligations are not met by the deadlines. See Dates and deadlines for fee payment deadlines.

There is a $25 fee for dishonoured cheques.

Study materials and textbooks

Textbooks are required for most courses. Some UFV instructors require the purchase of supplemental materials and equipment for their classes. Refer to course outlines for details.

Income tax receipts

An official receipt for income tax purposes (T2202) will be available through myUFV at the end of February for the preceding calendar year.

Current Students