Fees and Information
OSAP, Awards and Bursaries
Canadian citizens and landed immigrants/ permanent residents accepted into a ministry-approved program which leads to a Conestoga certificate or diploma may apply for financial assistance under the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 519-748-5220 ext. 3202.
Continuing Education Incidental Fees
Continuing Education students enrolled in courses and programs pay an administrative fee of 47¢ per student credit hour to a maximum of $22.56. If the College cancels a course, the full administrative fee will be refunded.
Continuing Education Graduation/Alumni Fee
This per program fee of $42.60 provides for all services related to graduation, convocation and the Alumni Association.
Resources Enhancement Fee
Continuing Education students pay a fee which is used to enhance and upgrade the equipment and facilities for all C.E. students at the College. A fee of 50¢ per student credit hour is charged to a maximum of $24.00 per course.
Student Priority Fee
This fee funds services, projects and initiatives of direct benefit to students. The priorities are set jointly by the College and Conestoga Student Incorporated (C.S.I.). The fee applies to courses that are part of certificate/diploma/ degree programs as well as general education electives. Fees are charged at 24¢ per credit hour to a maximum of $11.52 per course.
Income Tax Receipts
Income Tax receipts will be issued by the end of February, to all Continuing Education students that qualify. Please refer to the Income Tax Guide or visit their Website at www.rc.gc.ca to determine eligibility for tuition and education tax credits. Please allow 2 weeks for processing.
Tuition fees are subject to review on an annual basis. Tuition fees are not transferable from one semester to another. Many courses and seminars offered through Continuing Education are subject to HST.
Reduced Fees for Senior Citizens
Part-time students, age 60 or over, may take many courses for a reduced tuition fee. This discount applies to tuition fees (does not apply to supplies, equipment, tuition fees for seminars and tuition fees for some specialty courses). Please contact the Registrar's Office, 519-748-5220, ext. 3656, to confirm your tuition fee discount.
A fee of $30 will be charged for each cheque returned to us by your bank, due to nonsufficient funds, stopped payment, incorrect account number, etc.
Do not submit post-dated cheques. Your application and cheque may be returned to you.
Credit Card Transactions
If your VISA/Mastercard/American Express transaction is declined your registration cannot be processed.
Duplicate Receipts/Confirmation of Registration
If you have not received your confirmation within 3 weeks of submitting your application to registration you must contact the Registration Office at 519-748-3550.
Course Transfer Fee
A $25 Course Transfer Fee will be charged to students requesting to change courses in which they are registered within the refund period/registration deadline for the course. The fee must be paid at the time the transfer is requested. If request is made by telephone, students must supply their credit card information as payment. If request is made in person, payment will be accepted by cash, debit, cheque or credit card.
- If the College decides a course cannot be given, the full amount of fees paid will be refunded if the student is registered at time of cancellation.
- If a student withdraws from a course within the time period specified in the "Refund Policy" a fee of $25.00 is charged. Additionally, it may be necessary for the College to hold monies for supplies, association fees, HST, etc.
- It is the responsibility of students to be aware of the policy for their specific course(s), as there are various refund policies depending on the type and duration of the course. The refund policy is indicated on the Confirmation of Registration form.
- A refund cheque will be issued and mailed for any type of payment. Refunds require approximately 3 weeks for processing. (Refunds under $5.00 are issued only upon request.)
- The Recreation Centre's program refund policy is found in the Sports and Recreation section.
- Normal refund deadlines apply to sponsored students. A student's failure to complete/pass a course does not void the invoice.
Student Withdrawal/Dropping a Course
Students wishing to withdraw from a course after the start date must contact the Registrar's Office. A mark of "W" will be assigned if withdrawal is prior to 75% of course completion. A mark of "F" (academic penalty) will be assigned if withdrawal is after 75% of completion. Failure to attend does not constitute a withdrawal.
To withdraw and request a refund from a course, the Registrar's Office must be notified within the time period specified in the "Refund Policy" on the Confirmation of Registration and student identification number must be provided. We regret that exceptions to the refund policy cannot be made for students who register late in a course. After the start of the first class, refunds for supplies and/or association fees may not be issued.