Tuition & Fees
Fees are in effect from September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018.
Program-Specific Tuition Fees
Tuition and Fees for full-time programs are found on the individual program pages. Search our full-time programs for information about your program's tuition and fees.
*Note: Fees for the next academic year (September 2018 - August 2019) will be set in May 2018.
|Affirmation & Statement of Participation||$20.00|
|Audit Tuition Fee||$6.74 per course hour|
|Completion of Forms/Verification Letters Fee||$18.00 (includes HST)|
|Continuing Education Graduation/Alumni Services Fee||$42.60|
|Duplicate Documents of Recognition - Degree, Diploma, Certificate||$35.00|
|Health Documentation Fee||Fee Range $58-$105 (see student fee invoice)|
|HOAE Admission Test||$50.00|
|Legal Request Fee||$50.00|
|Letter of Permission||$25.00|
|Parking Fees||Please see parking website|
|Prior Learning Assessment Fee||Maximum of $146.26|
|Replacement ONE Card Photo ID card||$20.00|
|Returned Cheque Fee||$30.00|
|Tax Receipt (T2202A) Duplicate||$25.00|
|Testing Fee for Applicants||$30.00 / 1 test
$40.00 / 2 test
$50.00 / 3 tests
|Transcript Fee||$12.00 (HST included)|
Description of Other Fees
Affirmation & Statement of Participation - Documents of Recognition
If an Affirmation or Statement of Participation is required, the request must be made in writing to the Registrar's Office. A General Request Form is available for this purpose.
Audit Tuition Fee
An audit tuition fee will be charged to students auditing a course (course hourly rates apply)
Completion of Forms/Verification Letters Fee
This fee is charged when a letter is requested from the Registrar's Office, or a form must be completed, verifying current or past enrolment. A Request for Letter Form is available for this purpose.
Continuing Education Graduation/Alumni Services Fee
This per/semester fee provides for all services related to graduation, convocation, and the Alumni Association.
Duplicate Documents of Recognition
If a duplicate copy of a Document of Recognition is required, the request must be made in writing to the Registrar's Office. A General Request Form is available for this purpose. Documents that can be requested are: Certificates, Ontario Graduate Certificates, Ontario College Diplomas, Ontario College Advanced Diplomas, Degrees, Affirmations and Statements of Participation.
This mandatory fee covers costs of tracking health related student documentation required prior to student practicums.
The Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE) is a requirement for admission to the Practical Nursing program at Conestoga. Please refer to the Health Occupations Aptitude Exam webpage for additional information.
Late fees are intended to ensure timeliness of tuition fee payments and are charged if fees are not received by the due date specified.
Request by a legal authority for student file/record information.
A Letter of Permission (LOP) allows a student to take courses at another recognized postsecondary institution that may be considered for credit towards their program subject to faculty/program approval and regulations.
A system of paid parking is in place at Cambridge, Doon, Guelph and Waterloo. For information on regulations, rates and refunds, refer to the Parking website.
The fee associated with assessment of prior learning (PLAR) varies each academic year. Contact the Registrar's Office for the exact amount and a PLAR registration form.
A processing fee is charged to individuals requiring an assessment of qualifications and processing of personal information for various purposes such as requests for transfer to another program, readmission to a program or entrance to a program that does not use Ontario College Application Services (ontariocolleges.ca).
Each cheque returned by a student's bank, for any reason, is assessed a return cheque fee. This fee offsets some of the bank charges and administrative costs involved in the collection and reprocessing of the cheque.
A supplemental opportunity may be in the form of an exam or additional work required to clear an academic deficiency. To register for a supplemental, the completed and signed Authorization for Supplemental form along with payment must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Please keep your copy of your payment receipt for income tax purposes.
This fee is charged to help offset the administrative costs of creating duplicate T2202A certificates.
Applicants who do not meet the program's English, Mathematics, Chemistry and/or Biology admission requirements may be tested to assess program eligibility. A fee is charged for this service.
The Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE) is a requirement for admission to the Practical Nursing program at Conestoga. Please refer to Health Occupations Aptitude Exam webpage for additional information.
This fee, which includes GST, is charged for each copy. Note: Official transcripts will not be issued to students with outstanding tuition, residence or incidental fees.
Tuition & Fee Details
The Board of Governors annually approves a Fee Schedule for tuition and compulsory ancillary and other incidental fees for the college. Tuition covers only part of the costs associated with post-secondary education. The tuition fee and other specific fees can be claimed as a deduction for income tax purposes, subject to tax regulations.
Tuition for Full-time Semestered Programs
Tuition is normally calculated and billed on a two-semester basis if both semesters fall within the same academic year*. In programs scheduled for more than two semesters the length of the program determines the amount of tuition. To view fees for a specific program, go to the Conestoga home page and select the Academic tab then Program/Courses. Locate the program, click on the Program Fees Chart found under the Program Facts heading.
*Note: Fees for the next academic year (September 2017 - August 2018) will be set in May 2017.
Tuition for Full-time Non-Semestered Certificate and Vocational Preparation Programs
Students in these programs are expected to complete in less than one year. Program length is indicated in weeks. Fees are not reduced for statutory holidays, but no fees are charged for the December holiday break.
Tuition for Part-time Courses
Tuition for part-time courses is calculated on a rate per hour. Some compulsory fees may apply.
International Student Fees
If an international student acquires Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status during a semester in which a student is registered in a program, the fees for international students continue to be applicable for that semester. The fees payable by Canadian citizens and permanent residents apply only to the next semester in which the student is registered.
Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Full-time Programs
Compulsory ancillary fees are billed to the student each academic year at the same time as tuition is billed. All fees on the student's invoice(s) are mandatory; however, CSI Health Plan Fees will be refunded with proof of alternate coverage. (See Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) Fees - Opting Out/Premium Refund for details.)
This per/semester fee is assessed to full-time, fee-paying students in Degree, Diploma and Certificate programs. It pays for items such as:
- Accident insurance plan providing coverage 24 hours per day, seven days per week within Canada, as long as the student is enrolled at the college
- Use of lockers
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee
This per/semester fee provides for all services related to graduation, convocation, and the Alumni Association.
Health Records Documentation Fee
This fee covers the costs of tracking required health related student documentation in certain programs prior to student work experiences/practicums.
ONE Card Student Photo ID
Students are required to have a valid Student ID card. The ONE Card is the identification piece used for Conestoga students. The ONE Card is used to gain access to the different services the College provides, such as but not limited to testing, printing and library resources, writing tests/exams, receiving course marks, access open computer labs, borrow materials from the Library Resource Centre. The ONE Card will be used to gain entry to the Recreation Centre. This card is normally issued in the student's first semester and is valid for their entire college enrolment. Applicable fees will apply for a replacement card.
Program Services Fee (Coop Programs)
All students in co-op programs, including mandatory, optional and alternative, such as guided career management, pay a non-refundable fee to offset costs involved with the wide variety of services and supports that are provided.
The Program Services Fee is billed in equal payments over the number of academic terms in which a student is registered in the program.
- Students in programs that have both Direct Entry and Optional Co-op opportunities will be billed the Program Services Fee.
- The calculation for the Program Services Fee for students in programs with optional co-op work terms (such as in some degree programs) will use the maximum number of co-op terms required by the program multiplied by the current rate.
- In the event that a co-op work term is missed and all academic work is completed, the student will not be charged an additional Program Services Fee.
Program Specific Fee
Some programs levy this fee for specific purposes such as special supplies, uniforms, etc.
All full time, fee-paying students at the Cambridge and Kitchener campuses must pay this fee, which assists in offsetting the costs of the intercollegiate athletics program, the intramural program, and provides access to the Recreation Centre for the academic year. Full time students at other campuses, who are not obliged to pay the compulsory athletic fee, may purchase a student membership at a student rate equal to the athletic fee or buy a day pass.
Student Priority Fee
This fee funds services, projects, and initiatives of direct benefit to students. The priorities are set jointly by Conestoga and the CSI.
Technology Enhancement Fee
This fee assists in offsetting the cost of providing students with up-to-date computer equipment, software, and services (for example access to email and the Internet).
Tuition Rate and Compulsory Fees for Part-time Courses
- Tuition: $6.74 per course hour ($25 per course is non-refundable)
- International Student: $19.80 per course hour ($25.00 is non-refundable.)
- Priority fee: $0.24 per hour to a maximum of $11.52 per course
- Administrative fee: $0.47 per hour to a maximum of $22.56 per course
- Resource Enhancement fee: $0.50 per hour to a maximum of $24.00 per course
- CSI Association: $0.45 per hour to a maximum of $20.00 per course charged to part time students enrolled in a Category 1 Post-Secondary program course.
Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) Fees
For additional information on the information below, refer to www.conestogastudents.com/
This fee, levied by Conestoga Students Inc., allows the CSI to provide representation, services and to organize activities for students at the Cambridge, Kitchener, Guelph, Stratford, Waterloo, and Brantford/Ingersoll campuses. Fees are collected by the college on behalf of the Student Association. Fees vary per campus/course load.
Capital Development Fee
This fee applies to all CSI members depending upon campus/course load and is allocated for capital purchases and other initiatives deemed of benefit to students.
This fee applies to all CSI members and provides membership in the College Student Alliance.