The Board of Governors annually approves a Fee Schedule for tuition and compulsory ancillary 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 is normally calculated and billed on a two-semester basis if both semesters fall within the same academic year*. In programs scheduled for more than two semesters the length of the program determines the amount of tuition. To view fees for a specific program, go to the Conestoga home page and select the Academic tab then Program/Courses. Locate the program, click on the Program Fees Chart found under the Program Facts heading.
*Note: Fees for the next academic year (September 2013 - August 2014) will be set in May 2013.
Students in these programs are expected to complete 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 is calculated on a rate per hour. Some compulsory fees may apply
If an international student acquires Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status during a semester in which a student is registered in a program, the fees for international students continue to be applicable for that semester. The fees payable by Canadian citizens and permanent residents apply only to the next semester in which the student is registered.
Incidental fees are billed to the student each academic year at the same time as tuition is billed. All fees on the student's bill are mandatory; however, CSI Health Plan Fees will be refunded with proof of alternate coverage. (See Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) Fees - Opting Out/Premium Refund for details.)
This per/semester fee is assessed to full time, fee-paying students in Degree, Diploma and Certificate programs. It pays for items such as:
This per/semester fee provides for all services related to graduation, convocation, and the Alumni Association.
This fee covers the costs of tracking required health related student documentation in certain programs prior to student work experiences/practicums.
This fee supports the process of ensuring students in certain programs meet all medical criteria requirements for participation in work experience placements/practicums. This includes medical reviews by college nurses and access to on-campus testing/immunization clinics. Hepatitis B immunization for students who require it is available at an additional cost.
All students in co-op programs pay a non-refundable fee to offset costs involved with the wide variety of co-op services provided including marketing of students to potential employers, job search assistance, and monitoring of the work terms.
The Program Services Fee is billed in equal payments over the number of academic terms in which a student is registered in the program.
Some programs levy this fee for specific purposes such as special supplies, uniforms, etc.
All full time, fee-paying students at the Cambridge and Doon campuses must pay this fee, which assists in offsetting the costs of the intercollegiate athletics program, the intramural program, and provides access to the Recreation Centre for the academic year. Full time students at other campuses, who are not obliged to pay the compulsory athletic fee, may purchase a student membership at a student rate equal to the athletic fee or buy a day pass.
This fee funds services, projects, and initiatives of direct benefit to students. The priorities are set jointly by Conestoga and the CSI.
This fee assists in offsetting the cost of providing Cambridge, Doon, Guelph, and Waterloo students with up-to-date computer equipment, software, and services (for example access to e-mail and the Internet).
For additional information on the information below, refer to www.conestogastudents.com/
This fee, levied by Conestoga Students Inc., allows the CSI to provide representation, services and to organize activities for students at the Cambridge, Doon, Guelph, Stratford, and Waterloo campuses. Fees are collected by the College on behalf of the Student Association. Fees vary per campus/course load.
This fee applies to all CSI members depending upon campus/course load and is allocated for capital purchases and other initiatives deemed of benefit to students.
This fee applies to all CSI members and provides membership in the College Student Alliance.
CSI Health Plan information may be found at: www.conestogastudents.com/services-landing-page/