Thompson Rivers University

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees listed were made effective September 1, 2015.

Tuition, fees and materials costs vary from course to course and program to program. For specific fees, you may find a course using our online search tool, select a program using the program application form, or contact Student Services.

A description of general tuition and fees is provided below.

Courses Delivered by TRU-OL

Course Fees

  • Administration fee: $89.60 per course*
  • Technology fee: $5.94 per credit ($17.82 for 3 credits)*
  • Fees are subject to change without notice
  • Yukon residents pay the same tuition as BC residents
  • Taxes are added as applicable to course materials

*The course administration and technology fees are non-refundable when students cancel their registration or withdraw from a course.

Course Tuition

Canadian Residents and Permanent Residents: Course tuition varies. Please see individual courses for specific fees.

University Prepraration (ABE) courses: $181.32 per credit.

Canadian Citizens residing outside of Canada: Canadian citizens who live outside of Canada will be charged the non-BC Canadian resident tuition rate.

International Students: $356.40 per credit for undergraduate courses.
An international student is defined as a person who does not possess Canadian citizenship and is not classified as a permanent resident of Canada under Canadian immigration regulations.

Seniors (65 years +): Course tuition varies with payment equivalent to 25% of Canadian and Permanent Residents tuition.

Additional Fees

Course Extensions: $95.48 per course (not all courses are eligible for extension).

Repeat Course Registrations: Refer to the policy.

Program Reactivation fee: $32.03. Individuals who were previously enrolled as a TRU-OL student must email OLAdmissions@tru.ca for reactivation instructions.

Formal Grade Appeal: $119.22 per course.

Replacement Parchment/Credential: $62.50. Refer to the TRU's Request for Replacement or Reissued Credentials for more information.

Official Transcript Request: $8.56. Refer to TRU Official Transcripts for more information.

Assignment Submissions: Students are responsible for the cost of submitting assignments for grading.

Long-distance Phone Charges: Students residing in Canada may access phone services toll-free.

Students residing outside Canada are required to pay for all long-distance phone charges except in the following areas:

  • Hong Kong: 001.800.965.261
  • India: 000.800.1007.576
  • Indonesia: 00.803.018.5610
  • UAE: 800.017.8313
  • Saudi Arabia: 800.814.5681

TRU-OL Program Fees

Fees associated with programs, such as transcript assessments, application, program plans and PLAR, as listed below. Some programs (e.g. Adult Basic Education) have different fees or no fees; for specific program costs, please find the program you're looking for using the online program admission form or contact Student Services.

Transcript Assessments:

BC documents only: $47.46
Non-BC or combined documents: $89.41

Application Fee:

$27.57

Program Plans:

$32.03 per certificate (30-credit only), diploma, associate degree, advanced certificate, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and post-baccalaureate program plan.
$121.46 per bachelor's degree program plan.

PLAR:
The cost of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) varies depending on the assessment method you choose. For more information on these methods and costs, see PLAR Fees.

Materials Fees:

The cost of materials is provided in the online course description.

Course and materials fees for Canadian citizens residing outside of Canada will be re-calculated at the time of registration.

Shipping and handling fees for courses that include materials are determined by the mailing address on your account.

  • Canadian Mailing Address: $21
  • USA Mailing Address: $70
  • International Address: $140

TRU-OL Courses Delivered by UVic

Permanent Residents of BC and Permanent Residents of Canada residing outside BC:
$168.60 per credit ($337.20 tuition per UVic fee unit)
$41.79 course administration fee (varies by course)
Texts + course materials

International Students
$545.53 per credit ($1,091.06 tuition per UVic fee unit)
$41.79 course administration fee
Seniors: No reduced fees

Note: UVic course credits are typically 1.5 units or 3.0 units which are displayed as 3 credit and 6 credit courses when registering via TRU-OL.

  • UVic will assign each student with an ID number. Please allow time for this process and ensure that your email information is up-to-date.
  • Tuition fees per credit (per UVic unit) vary by course.
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • The course administration fee is non-refundable when students cancel their registration or withdraw from a course.
  • For information on audit courses, contact UVic.
  • Fees listed do not apply to all courses. Refer to individual course descriptions or contact Student Services.

Non-Tuition Course Costs (TRU-OL Courses Delivered by UVic)

Texts and Course Materials: Students are responsible for purchasing the required texts for most courses. Specific program areas mail instructions to registered students on how to purchase course materials. Texts are available at the UVic Bookstore.

Assignment Submissions: All students in all distance courses are responsible for the cost of submitting assignments for grading.

Loaned Materials/Long-distance Phone Charges: Information about loans of materials and long-distance phone charges is provided by the specific program area at UVic.

UBC Distance Courses

UBC distance courses are offered directly from UBC through the Access Studies program.

Students requiring a UBC course to complete a program offered through TRU-OL should obtain approval from TRU-OL, register through UBC Access Studies, and then transfer the UBC credit to TRU-OL. This credit cannot be used for TRU-OL’s residency requirement.

Fees Payment

  • All fees are payable with course registrations and other requested services and are required to be paid to Thompson Rivers University in Canadian funds.

  • The Board of Thompson Rivers University reserves the right to change tuition fees and the President of Thompson Rivers University reserves the right to change all other fees without prior notice.

  • In the event of any indebtedness to Thompson Rivers University, any fees paid are first applied to the removal of the debt.

  • No official transcripts, certificates, diplomas or degrees are issued to a student in debt to Thompson Rivers University except by the approval of the board, nor is the student permitted to repeat a registration, obtain a course extension or write an examination until all indebtedness is removed.

  • Yukon residents are subject to the same tuition fees as residents of British Columbia.