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Tuition Deposit & Commitment Fees

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.

If fees are paid through a bank, allow seven working days for the payment to be applied to your TRU account. The system checks to see if the commitment fee has been paid prior to allowing you to register.

How much is my tuition deposit?

  • Tuition deposit: $300 for open program students and returning limited or selective program students. $500 for first-time limited or selective program students.
  • International students (54+ undergraduate credits, or enrolled in a post-baccalaureate or graduate program): $1,200
  • International students (0-53 undergraduate credits): $6,900 (see payment deadlines)

How to pay tuition and fees

Sponsored students
Sponsored students are not required to pay the tuition deposit before registration provided a tuition sponsorship application has been approved by TRU before the time of registration.

University preparation students
Students in a university preparation program who have an approved adult upgrading grant application for the current term are not required to pay a tuition deposit.

In rare situations, a student may have the Tuition Deposit waived. Students must first be able to demonstrate 1.) how they will fund all of their living and educational costs for the coming school year (normally at least $16,000) and 2.) that they currently have no personal or family savings or other resources available to them. Tuition deposit waivers may only be approved by Student Awards & Financial Support. For further information please contact or 250-828-5024.