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Tuition and fee details

General information

The Board of Governors annually approves a Fee Schedule for tuition, compulsory and optional ancillary fees, 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 session programs

Tuition is normally calculated and billed on a two-session basis if both sessions fall within the same academic year. In programs scheduled for more than two sessions, the length of the program determines the amount of tuition.

Tuition for full-time non-session certificate and vocational preparation programs

Students in these programs are expected to complete the program 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, permanent residence status, or meets the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities criteria for exemption for international tuition fees during the session, the student must provide the documentation and submit it in writing to [email protected] prior to the start of the next session.

Fees will not be reduced due to a change in status for the current session.  The fees payable by Canadian citizens, permanent residents or exempt students will apply only to the future sessions in which the student is registered.


Capital Development Fee

This fee contributes to capital enhancements that improve the student experience. It is approved by a referendum that is administered through a formal agreement with CSI.

ONE Card Fee

This fee is assessed with issuing the student ID card (ONE Card).

Recreation/Athletic Fee

This fee contributes to supporting the costs of intramural programs, varsity athletics and access to the Athletic and Recreation Centre. Full-time students at other campuses, who are not obliged to pay the essential fee, may purchase a membership.

Student Services Fee

This fee contributes to the provision of essential academic, career, and wellness services and supports for students. This includes:

  • access to health professionals for medical services and mental health care.
  • a range of career-related services including career counselling, job fairs, job placement services and programs to support career and employment readiness.
  • tutoring, writing and math supports, study and learning skills services, as well as a range of workshops and programming to improve academic success.

Student Spaces Fee

This fee contributes to our spaces that host activities, events, programs and services offered to students.

Technology Enhancement Fee

This fee includes up-to-date computer equipment, software and services to provide students with enhanced academic support.

CSI Association Fee

This fee provides access to Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) services and resources. These include: health and wellness supports, academic supports, career and leadership development opportunities, and the CSI Shuttle. This fee also supports improvements to student spaces and basic operating costs.

CSI Health Plan Fee

This fee supports health and dental premiums and plan administration.

CSI International Health Plan Fee

This fee supports health and dental premiums and plan administration. More information about the CSI Health Plans are available at CSI Health Care Plans.

CSI Legal Protection Fee

The CSI Legal Protection Program ensures that students have the tools and financial means to defend their legal rights, have access to legal information via a toll-free legal assistance helpline and have further counsel should they qualify for legal representation. Legal representation includes: housing rights or tenant disputes, employment rights, and academic rights.


Program Services Fee (co-op 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.

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Documentation Fee (confirmed via email)

This mandatory fee covers the cost of tracking health-related and other required student documentation prior to student WIL experiences. Depending on your program’s requirements, this may include immunization records, TB testing, police record checks, workplace health & safety course completion, first aid/CPR, respiratory fit testing, consent form completion, etc.

Program-Specific Fee

Some programs levy this fee for specific purposes such as special supplies, uniforms, etc.


  • Tuition:
    • Domestic student: $6.24 per course hour ($25 per course is non-refundable)
    • International student: $22.25 per course hour ($25 per course is non-refundable)
    • International student grad certificate: $24.17 per course hour ($25 per course is non-refundable)
    • International student degree/ACR: $24.58 per course hour ($25 per course is non-refundable)
  • Administration Fee: $0.49 per hour to a maximum of $23.52 per course
  • CSI Association Fee: $0.45 per hour to a maximum of $21.60 per course
  • Resource Enhancement Fee: $0.52 per hour to a maximum of $24.96 per course
  • Student Service fee: $0.24 per hour to a maximum of $11.52 per course


CSI Clubs and Societies

Start a club or join a club. CSI Clubs are a great way to meet new people, make friends and foster a sense of community and belonging. This fee supports club spaces and club events.

CSI Frosh Kits

All the items you need and didn’t know you needed to start your year off right. The CSI Frosh Kit is an excellent way to upgrade your student experience through branded apparel and trending gifts which elevate your Frosh week and more.

CSI Event Fee and Campus Life

Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) provides events and activities for students to relax and have fun with other Condors. Events and activities are held throughout the year and cater to the diverse student population. From concerts and trivia contests, to other pop culture events, there is no shortage of events taking place virtually or on campus.

Sustainability Fee

This fee assists the college in completing projects that increase our energy efficiency, reduce our carbon footprint, and help to meet our overall sustainability goals.


​Advanced Standing Application​$35.00
​Airport transportation​See Airport pick-up services for details
​Application to graduate/Alumni fee​$48.00
Audit tuition fee$6.24 per course hour
Completion of forms/Verification letters fee$23.00 (includes HST)
Continuing Education graduation/Alumni Services fee$48.00
Duplicate document of recognition (degree, diploma, certificate)$40.00
​Duplicate Statement of Participation/Affirmation​$25.00
HOAE admission test$85.00 US
​International Application fee​$89.39
Late fee$150.00
Legal request fee$75.00
Letter of Permission$30.00
Parking feesSee Parking Services for rates
​Payment schedule fee​$200.00
Prior Learning Assessment feeMaximum of $135.57
​Program Application fee​$35.00
Replacement ONE Card Photo ID card$20.00
Returned cheque (NSF) fee$35.00
Supplemental fee$45.00
Tax receipt (T2202A) duplicate$30.00
Testing fee for applicants$35.00 / 1 test
$45.00 / 2 tests
$55.00 / 3 tests
Rewrite $35.00
Transcript fee$12.00 (HST included)
​Visa Refusal fee​$200.00
WIL documentation feeFee range $40 – $108 (see Student Fee Invoice)
​Withdrawal fee – transfer to another institution​$1,500.00

Description of other fees

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.