Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Tuition and Fees

2016/2017 Fees

Undergraduate on Campus Tuition

Program TypeTuition
Undergraduate Tuition $135.48/credit
Career Technical Courses $126.77/credit
Vocational Full Time $380.43/month
Vocational Part Time $190.19/month*
University Preparation $181.32/credit
Practical Nursing $178.59/credit
Applied Sustainable Ranching $215.22/credit
Adult Special Education Training $3,043.44/program
Apprenticeship $86.28/week
Lab/Studio Fees (if applicable) $20.08/lab/studio

*Less than 15 hours of instruction per week

Additional TRU Fees

 Academic, Career and UPrepVocational FTVocational PT
Comprehensive University Enhancement Fee $5.83 per credit $17.55 per month $8.76per month
Library Building Fund $4.83 per credit $14.60 per month $7.28 per month
Ancillary Fees $8.51 per credit $32.07 per month $13.61 per month
Athletic Fee $3.61 per credit $10.94 per month $5.44 per month
Material/Lab Fee $20.08 per course if applicable $20.08 per month $20.08 per month
Tool Tags   $2.45 per month $2.45 per month

Administrative Fees

Type of FeeAmount
Effective Aug. 1
Duplicate T2202a $5.61
Duplicate Credential $63.75 (GST included)
NSF Fee $27.06
Reinstatement Fee $168.85 (GST included)
Grade Appeals $28.14
Effective Sept. 1
Transcript Fees $8.73 (GST included)
Effective October 1
Domestic Application Fee $28.12
International Application Fee $100.00

Tuition Deposit

Students are required to pay a tuition deposit prior to registering for Fall and Winter semester courses. The tuition deposit is applied as a payment toward tuition fees.

  • Tuition Deposit: $300
  • International Students (continuing): $1,200
  • International Students (new): One semester of tuition

Payment Deadlines

The balance of fees owing are due by the following dates:

  • Fall Semester:
    • Canadian/Permanent residents: September 2, 2016
    • International Students: August 4, 2016
  • Winter Semester:
    • Canadian/Permanent residents: January 6, 2017
    • International Students: October 30, 2016
  • Summer Semester:
    •  April 28, 2017

Trade Foundation and Apprenticeship Program

  • Trade Foundation Fees: Fees are due in full on or before the first day of classes.
  • Apprenticeship Programs: Fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Students whose fees have not been paid in full, or who do not have a fee deferral by the payment deadline, may have their registration cancelled and their space made available to students in the following order of priority: a) wait-listed students b) new registrants from the late applicant group.

Reinstatement

Students may be deleted from courses if payment is not received in full by the fee payment deadline. Reinstatement into courses can occur only between the reinstatement dates outlined below upon payment of all outstanding fees and a $168.85 reinstatement fee. The student must then advise the Registrar's Office of the payment and courses will be reinstated.

Reinstatement Period

  • Fall Semester:  Last day for reinstatement is November 30, 2016.
  • Winter Semester: Last day for reinstatement is April 1, 2017.

Refunds

Refunds must be requested through the Registrar's Office before a refund is processed.

Canadian citizens/permanent residents
Undergraduate and graduate studies programs

a. Fall semester withdrawal before August 1, 2016 will be subject to a 100% refund of fees paid. Programs that require a $500 commitment fee will receive a refund less $300 of the commitment fee.
b. Fall semester withdrawal from August 1, 2016 until the end of the second week of instruction will be subject to a 100% refund of fees less the tuition deposit/commitment fee.
c. Winter semester withdrawal before December 1, 2016 will be subject to a 100% refund of fees paid for the Winter Semester.
d. Withdrawal from December 1, 2016 until the end of the second week of instruction for the Winter Semester will be subject to a 100% refund of fees less the $300 tuition deposit, if applicable.
e. Withdrawal after the end of the second week of instruction in Fall or Winter — no refund.

Trades and Apprenticeship Programs

Trade Foundation Programs

a. Withdrawal a minimum of 30 days prior to the start of the program will result in a $200 partial refund of the $500 commitment fee paid.
b. If the withdrawal takes place less than 30 days before the start of the program, no portion of the commitment fee will be refunded.
c. If the withdrawal takes place within 14 days of the start of the program, a full refund of fees less the $500 commitment fee will be provided.
d. If the withdrawal takes place after 14 days into a 7 month or less program — no refund.
e. If the withdrawal takes place after 14 days into an 8 month or longer program, no refund of fees for the first term will be provided.

Apprenticeship Program

a. Withdrawal a minimum of 30 days prior to the start of class will result in a full refund.
b. If the withdrawal takes place less than 30 days before the start of class or after the start of class — no refund.

International Students

  • Withdraw prior to the start of instruction will receive a 50% refund of tuition and general fees invoiced.
  • Withdraw in the first or second week of instruction will receive a 25% refund of tuition and general fees invoiced.
  • Withdraw after the second week of instruction will receive no refund of tuition and general fees.

Students who are not able to obtain a student permit prior to arriving at TRU will be entitled to a refund of tuition and general fees invoiced less a $200 (CDN) administration fee. Students must notify TRU in writing and provide documentation prior to the start of the semester (the original letter from the Canadian Embassy stating the reasons the visa was denied is required — no photocopies or faxes are accepted). Total non-refundable including application fee of $100 is $300 (CDN).

Students who wish to defer the start of their first semester of study to a future semester may do so only twice and up to a maximum of one calendar year (e.g., if accepted to the fall semester, you may defer until the next fall semester but not beyond). Once the deferral has expired, students will receive a 50% refund of tuition and general fees invoiced and will need to re-apply if they wish to commence studies at a later date. Deferral must be requested in writing and sent to iapply@tru.ca prior to the start of the semester. Once instruction begins the above policies apply.

Medical Withdrawal
  • Semester Based Programs: Students who completely withdraw from all courses for medical reasons before the last day of class may be eligible for a medical withdrawal. A medical certificate or other documentation from their doctor must be received at the time of withdrawal to be considered. A medical withdrawal provides an 80% refund of tuition fees only. Students who complete all course requirements are not eligible for a medical withdrawal.
  • Trade Foundation and Apprenticeship Programs: For those programs assessed on a monthly basis, students will be refunded the portion of tuition paid but not used.

» More information about medical withdrawals

Fee Deferrals

The Student Awards and Financial Support Office is responsible for the approval of fee deferrals.

Students who:

  1. Cannot pay the balance of their fees by the deadline dates
  2. Who have been approved for full-time student loans through Student Aid BC prior to the start of classes, and
  3. Have a loan amount greater than their total fees owing

. . . will have their fees deferred automatically.

Students who can provide proof of funding from a province other than BC may also be granted a fee deferral.

Where fees are deferred for students on semester programs, the schedule of payment is as follows:

Students who will be applying for Student Loans are strongly encouraged to apply two months in advance of their fee payment/fee deferral deadline.

SemesterFull Balance Deadline
Fall 2016 Friday, Sept. 18, 2016
Winter 2017 Friday, Jan. 15, 2017 (eight- and nine-month programs)