2019-20 Fees Explained

As defined by MTCU, a full-time student is:

“An individual who is enrolled in a college program of instruction for at least 70% of the student contact hours or 66⅔% of the courses required for the program of instruction in a given semester or reporting period. A student granted advanced standing or an exemption from a course is not considered to be enrolled in the course.”

Also per MTCU, tuition fees are:

“Fees charged to students representing their contribution towards the operating and capital costs of academic program delivery and general overhead for the institution.”

At the time of registration, fees are assessed individually for those full-time students registered in more credits than the maximum for their program/semester (i.e., a student in “overload”). The rate charged for the overload credits will be the same as the part-time tuition rate (noted below).

Please see links above for tuition charged to full-time students based on their program/semester.

As defined by MTCU, ancillary fees are:

“Fees charged to support services and activities distinct from academic programming or general overhead for the institution.”

The ancillary fees charged under the Ministry’s Ancillary Fee Classification Framework are classified under Essential (compulsory) or Non-Essential (optional) fees.

Compulsory Fees

The following fees are charged to all full-time students on a compulsory basis. These are charged per term and some may be prorated for semesters less than 15 weeks. See individual program/semester fees for exceptions.

FEE NAMEDESCRIPTIONDOMESTIC*INTERNATIONAL*
Academic SupportThis fee supports services such as Peer Tutoring and the Learning Centre.$15.00$15.00
Athletic CentreThis fee supports the operating and capital costs associated with the Athletic Centre and provides the student with a membership to the Athletic Centre.$72.61$72.61
Career ServicesThis fee supports career-related services, including career counselling, information sessions, career fair, etc.$20.00$20.00
Health and CounsellingThis fee provides students access to basic health resources and health professionals on campus, including mental health and well-being.$15.00$15.00
Health Insurance*All students have access to health benefits. This fee covers the cost of that insurance. Domestic students may be eligible to opt out of this insurance and receive a refund from the provider if they have pre-existing and comparable coverage. International students are not eligible to opt out of this insurance.$96.05$643.01
Student Achievement and RecordsThis fee is for the preparation and/or completion and postage related to offical letters, forms, transcripts, and other student records. This fee supports the costs associated with hosting convocation ceremonies for students, including providing regalia for graduates.$70.00$70.00
Student ID CardThis fee supports the production of the student card and is charged upon a student’s first registration in a program.$5.00$5.00
Student Life CentreThis fee assists in the running of the Student Life Centre and associated activities and services.$51.86$51.86
Student RecreationThis fee supports the intramural and extramural sporting events accessible to all students.$15.87$15.87
TechnologyThis fee is used to support technology in the classroom, open access labs, library technologies, program-specific requests for specialized equipment within programs, required software to support academic program needs, and learning tools and supports.$60.00$60.00
Varsity AthleticsThis fee supports varsity athletics at the College.$37.03$37.03
CSC – Health ProgrammingThe fee provides all students with access to various health programming opportunities provided by the Cambrian Student Council (CSC). These may include animal therapy events, healthy eating education, and various awareness campaigns.$12.08$12.08
CISC – Health ProgrammingThis fee supports health awareness campaigns provided through the Cambrian Indigenous Student Circle (CISC).$0.79$0.79
TOTAL COMPULSORY INSTITUTIONAL ANCILLARY FEES$471.29$1,018.25

* The fee shown is for a 12-month coverage (September to August) levied in the Fall term. If you start your Academic Year in the Winter or Summer terms, you may have your Health Insurance fees prorated.

Optional Fees

The following are institutional ancillary fees that you may opt out of from within your myCambrian portal.

FEE NAMEDESCRIPTIONFEES BY TERM
CSC - Student Rights AdvocacyThis fee enables assistance and guidance with grade appeals and grievances, the submission of position papers regarding topics like OSAP funding, and student integration for both Indigenous and International students. It also provides students with advocacy supports at both a provincial and federal level such as membership into the College Student Alliance, an organization which lobbies politically on students’ behalf at the provincial level.$11.48
CSC - Student Life Activities and ServicesThis fee includes access to various events and discounted access to prime events, travel excursions and services through the Cambrian Student Council (CSC). ($19.24 + $2.50 HST)$21.74
CSC - Students in NeedThis fee supports the Cambrian Student Council (CSC) Food Bank and other hardship assistance offered by the CSC.$7.25
Cambrian Indigenous Student CircleThis fee provides Indigenous cultural events and activities such as a Pow-Wow, craft workshops, health programming with an Indigenous focus which are held throughout the year. The purpose of these events is to create awareness on the diversity and richness of our community. ($6.25 + $0.81 HST)$7.06
TOTAL OPTIONAL INSTITUTIONAL ANCILLARY FEES$47.53

The following are compulsory ancillary fees for all full-time and part-time students registered in the programs and semesters indicated.

PROGRAMSEMESTER(S)DESCRIPTIONTOTAL FEES
Animation (ANPG)1, 3, 5Life drawing paper$25.00
Animation (ANPG)1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6Animation paper$50.00
Advanced Care Paramedic (APPD)1Uniform$123.31
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSCN)1Kit$32.62
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSCN)3Lab kit$211.22
Carpentry Renovation Techniques (CRTQ)1, 2Kit$100.00
Community & Justice Services (CJSP)1 or with registration in CWP1210Trip$500.00
Child and Youth Care (CYCP)6Project Materials$60.00
Dental Assistant Level I & II (DENA)1, 2Comptracker$60.00
Dental Hygiene (DHYG)3, 4, 5, 6Comptracker$60.00
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (USPG)4, 5, 6Comptracker$60.00
Electrical Engineering programs (EETQ/EETN/EETY)1Tool kit$490.00
Electromechanical Engineering
Technician/Technologist –
Mechatronics (EMTN/EMTY)
1Equipment kit$150.00
Graphic Design (PAGD)1, 3, 5Field trip$315.00
Graphic Design (PAGD)1, 2, 5, 6Kit$25.00
Graphic Design (PAGD)3, 4Kit$50.00
Heavy Equipment Technician (HDTN)1Additional certification$113.00
Motive Power Technician – Service and Management (VMTN)4Kit$84.75
Motive Power Technician - Truck and Coach (TCTN)1Additional certification$113.00
Paramedic (PARA)1Uniform and equipment kit$956.33
Paramedic (PARA)1, 2, 3, 4Comptracker$60.00
Police Foundations (PFPG)3Uniform$350.00
Practical Nursing (PNDP)1Kit$36.74
Practical Nursing (PNDP)2Kit$83.21
Practical Nursing (PNDP)3Kit$250.65
Personal Support Worker (PSPG, PSPE, PSPL)1Kit$133.10
Welding & Fabrication Technician (WFTN)1, 2, 3, 4Kit$150.00

As defined by MTCU, a part-time student is:

“An individual who is enrolled in one or more courses comprising less than 70% of the student contact hours or 66⅔% of the courses required for a full-time program of instruction in a given semester or reporting period.”

TUITIONDOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
Per credit (15 credit hours)$94.20$360.10

At the time of registration, fees are assessed individually for part-time students based on the number of credits in which they are registered to a maximum of the tuition that a full-time student would pay in the same program and semester.

Part-time students pay tuition fees, applicable program ancillary fees (see previous section – FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME PROGRAM LEVEL ANCILLARY FEES), plus the following compulsory ancillary fees: Academic Support, Career Services, Health and Counselling, and Student Achievement and Records (see next section – PART-TIME INSTITUTIONAL LEVEL ANCILLARY FEES).

As defined by MTCU, ancillary fees are:

“Fees charged to support services and activities distinct from academic programming or general overhead for the institution.”

Over and above tuition, the following fees are being charged as compulsory based on the Ministry’s Ancillary Fee Classification Framework for Essential and Non-Essential Ancillary fees.

Compulsory Fees 

The following fees are charged on a compulsory basis per credit to all part-time students, to the maximum of the same fee charged per term to a full-time student.

COMPULSORY ANCILLARY FEESDESCRIPTIONAMOUNT PER CREDIT
Academic SupportThis fee supports services such as Peer Tutoring and the Learning Centre.$1.50
Career ServicesThis fee supports career-related services, including career counselling, information sessions, career fair, etc.$1.95
Health and CounsellingThis fee provides students access to basic health resources and health professionals on campus, including mental health and well-being.$1.50
Student Achievement and RecordsThis fee is for the preparation and/or completion and postage related to offical letters, forms, transcripts, and other student records. This fee supports the costs associated with hosting convocation ceremonies for students, including providing regalia for graduates.$6.90
TechnologyThis fee is used to support technology in the classroom, open access labs, library technologies, program-specific requests for specialized equipment within programs, required software to support academic program needs and learning tools and supports.$3.00
CSC – Health ProgrammingThe fee provides all students with access to various health programming opportunities provided by the Cambrian Student Council (CSC). These may include animal therapy events, healthy eating education, and various awareness campaigns.$0.90
CISC – Health ProgrammingThis fee supports health awareness campaigns provided through the Cambrian Indigenous Student Circle (CISC).$0.30
TOTAL (per credit)$16.05

General interest and other non-credit courses as well as courses delivered through contract training may be exempt from MTCU guidelines. Please see individual courses for fees information.

Optional Fees 

There are no optional ancillary fees for the part-time student.

Other fees that may be charged at registration are as follows:

FEE NAMEDESCRIPTIONFEE
Co-opCharged to a student on a Co-op work placement, this ancillary fee supports the administrative costs associated to the placement and related services. $250.00
PLARA student challenging a course through prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) is charged a flat rate of $132.74 in tuition plus the following compulsory ancillary fees at the same rate as a part-time student: Academic Support, Career Services, Health and Counselling, and Student Achievement and Records.$132.74
plus ancillary fees
OntarioLearnA student registered in an OntarioLearn course is charged tuition plus compulsory ancillary fees at the same rate as a part-time student, plus an additional $94.00 per course. This compulsory ancillary fee supports technical, access and administrative costs associated with the student’s registration in the course on the OntarioLearn Network.Tuition plus ancillary fees plus $94.00 per course

2019-20 Payment Schedule

DESCRIPTIONAMOUNTDUE DATE
FALL 2019
Term Deposit *$500JUN 17
Remaining tuition feesDue in full for the term or the $150 late fee* is appliedSEP 16
WINTER 2020
Term deposit *$500OCT 15
Remaining tuition feesDue in full for the term or the $150 late fee* is appliedJAN 17
SPRING 2020
Term deposit *$500FEB 18
Remaining tuition feesDue in full for the term or the $150 late fee* is appliedMAY 15

* The term deposit and late fee are non-refundable.

Note: All outstanding fees plus the term deposit must be paid in full before a student may registration in a subsequent term. In other words, your account balance must be zero and you must have paid a minimum of $500 to register for your next semester. 

Keep in mind…

  • Fees and fee deadlines are subject to change. Please review your fees in the myCambrian student portal.
  • Deposit payments must occur by the deadline to reserve a seat in a program. You may lose your place in your program if term fees are not paid in full by the deadlines noted above.
  • If you are unable to pay term tuition fees by the deadline noted, a $150 non-refundable late fee per term will be added to your balance owing.
  • If you are being sponsored by a First Nation, government agency, employer, or other organization, you must provide a sponsorship letter verifying the sponsorship and return it to the College’s Enrolment Centre by the term deposit due date. If you are unable to provide the letter in time, it is still your responsibility to pay the $500 fee to reserve your seat.

Important dates, including tuition, refund and other deadlines, can be found in the Academic Schedule.

Refund Policy

The College’s refund policy complies with the Binding Policy Directive and Reporting Operating Procedure of the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU). The Policy can be found in your myCambrian portal and on the Web under Academic Policies.

How to Pay

At Cambrian, we have many options for payment of fees. Click here to see the available payment options offered to you.


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