Fees & payment

Paying for college

Review important dates associated with paying tuition and other college fees as well as refund and withdrawal information.

Tuition fee schedule

2021 - 2022 Academic Year Tuition Fee Schedule

English for Academic Studies (EAS)

LengthFee (tuition only)
Tuition (4 months) (Starts Sept/Jan/May)$5,500
Tuition (2 months)(Starts Nov/Mar/Jul)$2,750

Diploma/Certificate programs (Excluding Practical Nursing Diploma program)

LengthFee (tuition only)
Tuition (2 terms)$13,350

Graduate (Post-graduate)

LengthFee (tuition only)
Tuition (2 terms)$14,500

Degree programs (Including Practical Nursing Diploma program)

LengthFee (tuition only)
Tuition (2 terms)$14,750

Please note:  

  • The pricing above is for tuition only and does not include compulsory ancillary fees, which are pending approval. The total fee is tuition plus ancillary fees. Please refer to the program page for current fees to estimate the ancillary fees until this information is approved. Compulsory ancillary fees may include: health insurance and prescription drug plan, student activities, graduation fee, athletic services, student ID, etc.
  • All estimated values are listed in Canadian dollars and are subject to change without notice.
2022 - 2023 Academic Year Tuition Fee Schedule

English for Academic Studies (EAS)

LengthFee (tuition only)
Tuition (4 months)
(Starts Sept/Jan/May)
$5,500
Tuition (2 months)
(Starts Nov/Mar/Jul)
$2,750

Diploma/Certificate programs (Excluding Practical Nursing Diploma program)

LengthFee (tuition only)
Tuition (2 terms)
$13,750

Graduate (Post-graduate)

LengthFee (tuition only)
Tuition (2 terms)$14,935

Degree programs (Including Practical Nursing Diploma program)

LengthFee (tuition only)
Tuition (2 terms)$15,192

Please note:  

  • The pricing above is for tuition only and does not include compulsory ancillary fees, which are pending approval. The total fee is tuition plus ancillary fees. Please refer to the program page for current fees to estimate the ancillary fees until this information is approved. Compulsory ancillary fees may include: health insurance and prescription drug plan, student activities, graduation fee, athletic services, student ID, etc.
  • All estimated values are listed in Canadian dollars and are subject to change without notice.

Payment and key dates

Please refer to your Letter of Acceptance for your payment key dates.

Deposit

A $1,500 mandatory, non-refundable tuition deposit is required in order to secure a place in the program.

Should you defer to another available intake, any fees paid will transfer to the new intake, however, deposit payment remains non-refundable if you do not supply proof of a visa refusal. *See refund policy & withdrawals below.

For students who register and attend classes, the tuition deposit is part of the student’s tuition fees and reduces the tuition owed.

Should a student’s visa be refused and Student Fees is provided with a copy of the visa rejection letter, tuition will be refunded, less the $200.00 college administrative fee.

Fees

Your deposit is applied to your tuition, however, you are still required to pay the balance of tuition owing by the due dates specified in your Letter of Acceptance.

Key due date for payments – when you should pay

Program of Study - Start Date​Deposit Due Date - International Students
Fall term
30 days from date of acceptance1
Winter term 30 days from date of acceptance1
Spring term 30 days from date of acceptance1

1 as indicated in the offer letter

Please note: Key dates are for reference and subject to change without notice. Please refer to the dates provided in your Letter of Acceptance for more accurate information. ** A $150 charge will be applied to payments received after due date as posted on the Student Portal.

Payment options

Make an international payment to the college

Conestoga College has partnered with three leading international payment processors: Flywire, CIBC International Student Pay and Western Union Global Pay for International Students. These services allow you to make a payment to Conestoga through a wire transfer or credit card payment directly from your home country.

Payments can be made quickly and in your home currency and are typically applied to your student account within five business days of being received by the college.

In addition to Flywire and Western Union, we continue to accept online payments through web banking. We also accept international money orders, bank drafts or certified cheques.

Choose the payment option that works best for you.

Flywire

Conestoga College has partnered with Flywire to provide our international students with a secure payment method that simplifies the payment process. With Flywire, you can pay online from banks and countries around the world, usually in your home currency.                    

  • Pay with accounts in your home country, in your currency for most countries.
  • Offers payment methods like bank transfer, credit cards and e-payments (Alipay/PayPal) making the process familiar and easy for you.
  • Avoid unnecessary bank fees and receive favorable foreign exchange rates.
  • Track the progress of your payment anytime. Flywire's multilingual customer support is available to help 24x7 using multiple channels.

To begin your payment, visit conestogac.flywire.com and follow the instructions provided.                      

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) International Student Pay

Conestoga College has partnered with CIBC International Student Pay to offer a secure online portal for International Students to make tuition payments in their local currency.                    

Benefits of the International Student Pay Platform:
  • Security of a Leading Canadian Financial Institution: With CIBC you can trust that your payment will be transferred in a secure and timely manner.
  • Enhanced Student Experience: Easily make payments in your preferred currency through an intuitive online portal.
  • Access to Preferred Foreign Exchange Rates: With CIBC International Student Pay you will have access to the competitive foreign exchange rates CIBC is providing to Conestoga College.
  • Diverse Payment Methods: The following payment methods are currently available through CIBC’s International Student Pay platform: International Bank Wire, ACH Direct Debit for U.S. bank accounts, Visa & MasterCard debit and credit cards, and China UnionPay credit and debit cards.
  • Student Support: CIBC International Student Pay provides customer service support through a dedicated and responsive team.
  • End-to-End Communication: CIBC International Student Pay provides payment status updates and reminders to facilitate timely payment to Conestoga College

Click here to use CIBC International Student Pay.                     

Western Union GlobalPay For International Students

Please note:

  

Western Union will soon be recognized as Convera. Please monitor this space for any updates, and continue to utilize the services provided by Western Union (Convera).

The Western Union's GlobalPay for International Students option allows you to pay the Canadian dollar tuition fees in the currency of your choice.  

Please note: This is not a payment through Western Union Agent locations (except in the case of some payments from India). You will simply be paying a Western Union Bank account and then Western Union transfers the funds to Conestoga College in Canadian dollars.   

How to Make a Payment
  • Visit the Western Union GlobalPay for Students payment page.
  • Provide Student/Payer Information
  • Complete the required fields (Conestoga College student ID number, student's first and last name, email address, etc.) and select Next.
  • Enter the amount you wish to pay in Canadian dollars and select Next.
  • Select the currency that you would like to pay in from the drop down list. You will notice on the right-hand side that you now see the amount you will be paying in the currency selected. Select Next.
  • Select the checkbox if you would like to receive the payment instructions via email.
  • Complete other fields as listed if the payer is not the student then select Next.
  • Review the conditions and select the checkbox, then select Submit.
    NOTE: You may need to temporarily allow pop-ups on your computer in order to view the payment instructions.
  • Print your payment instructions and make the payment. For most countries this will be by wire at your bank.
  • Instruct your bank to wire transfer funds to the Western Union bank account indicated on your payment instructions.
  • The reference number on the payment instructions is very important. It must be included on your payment in order for the funds to be correctly and promptly applied to your student fee account. A reference number should not be used more than once. If you are making a second payment, or have a quote that has expired, please go through Steps 1-3 again to get new payments instructions with a new reference number.
  • The payment must be sent within 72 hours of the quote or Western Union shall use the current exchange rate to convert the currency. The expiry of the quote is indicated on the bottom of the payment instructions that you have printed.
  • While the transfer is in progress, your account will continue to show the outstanding amount.
  • Conestoga College will post the Canadian dollar equivalent to your student account, generally two to five days after your local bank initiates payment.

* If your local currency is not an option available in the system, you will need to choose another currency on the list to arrange your payment, or contact Western Union for more information. The subject line should read ‘Western Union payment issue'. Please indicate what currency you are trying to pay in, or where you are trying to pay from, and what the precise issue is.           

** When paying from China or India, you will be given your rate when you process your transfer per the payment instructions.           

*** For payments from India, China and South Korea, you will be instructed to pay on a particular website or bank (e.g. ICICI for India)           

Should you require assistance using Western Union Global Pay For International Students, please visit their website or contact Western Union by telephone at 1-877-218-8829 or by email.            

Web Banking

You may pay your tuition online via Web banking through most Canadian banks. You will be required to set-up Conestoga College as a vendor for payment purposes in order to do so. Your student ID number will be used as your account number to associate your payment to your student account.                 

You may also visit your local bank branch to initiate your payment.                 

Canadian Money Order, Bank Draft or Certified Cheque

Remit a Canadian money order, bank draft or certified cheque. Please remember to include your student number on all payments sent to the College.                    

Payable to 'Conestoga College' at the following address:                 

International Education Office
Conestoga College
299 Doon Valley Drive
Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 4M4 Canada

Refund policy & withdrawals

Please note: Should you wish to withdraw and request a refund, you must sign in to the Student Portal.

  • Select the "Services" tab, click on the "My Forms" button, then log in with your Conestoga email address, and select "Withdrawal Form".
  • Once your Withdrawal Form is complete, select "Request for Refund".

Refunds can take up to eight (8) weeks to be received and will be returned by the same method in which the funds were received.

For further support, contact Student Fees.

COVID-19 refund policy: For Level 1 students beginning their studies outside of Canada with confirmation of IRCC student visa application submission

The following refund policy applies to International students (level 1) who are studying online from outside of Canada and who have applied for their student visa before the start of their program.

Spring 2022 term

Students with a valid study permit must follow the standard college withdrawal procedures.

Students who begin their studies online from outside of Canada for the Spring 2022 intake and the final decision from IRCC results in the refusal of their student visa application, the following refund policy will apply:  

  • A full refund (less the $200 administrative fee) will be provided to Level 1 students who begin their studies online from outside of Canada up until August 31, 2022 whose visa has been denied.
    • A copy of the visa refusal letter is required and must be submitted at the time of withdrawal.
  • Students who have not withdrawn from the program on or before August 31, 2022 for the Spring term will not be eligible for a refund. Not withdrawing from the program by the stated date indicates that you are pursuing your studies regardless of the outcome of your study permit (visa) application.
  • No refund requests, regardless of the outcome of the visa application, will be granted after August 31, 2022.

I understand: 

  • if I qualify for a refund and if there are already grades on my record for the term the refund has been received, my grades will be removed and will not be reinstated.
  • if my application for study permit is not refused, but I choose to withdraw from the program, the standard college refund policy applies.

Winter 2022 term

Students who begin their studies online from outside of Canada for the Winter 2022 intake and the final decision from IRCC results in the refusal of their student visa, the following refund policy will apply:

  • A full refund (less the $200 administrative fee) will be provided to Level 1 students who begin their studies online from outside of Canada up until April 30, 2022. A visa refusal letter is required and must be submitted at the time of withdrawal. No refund requests will be granted after April 30, 2022.

I understand that if I request and am given a refund, my grades will be removed and will not be reinstated. 

If my application for study permit is not refused but I choose to withdraw from the program, the standard college refund policy applies. 

Fall 2021 term

Students who begin their studies online from outside of Canada for the Fall 2021 term and the final decision from IRCC results in the refusal of their student visa, the following refund policy will apply:

  • Until December 31, 2021: a full refund, minus the CAN $200 administrative fee and CSI fees (CSI Legal Protection Fee, CSI International Health Fee and CSI Health Plan Fee), will be refunded. A copy of the visa refusal letter must be attached to the request.
  • After December 31, 2021: no refund will be granted for the Fall 2021 intake.

Regarding your student record: If a student withdraws and receives a refund for the Fall 2021 term based on a visa refusal, all grades will be removed for that term and no verification of enrolment or participation will be available.

If your application for a visa is not refused but you choose to withdraw from the program, the standard International Refund Policy outlined below applies and withdrawal must be made within 10 business days of the beginning of the term for which you have paid fees.

International refund policy

Withdrawal within 10 business days of the beginning of a term or the beginning of the period for which the student paid fees in the case of a non-term or continuous intake program of instruction, the student shall receive:

  • a refund of the full tuition and ancillary fees for the term or program less the non-refundable deposit if withdrawal is made after the deposit due date *or if withdrawal is made after a deferral admission had been given.
  • a refund in full of any tuition and ancillary fees paid in advance for subsequent terms.
  • a refund in full of any fees paid in advance for subsequent terms. This also applies to students who do not register on a term basis.

Please note: All refunds are payable to the student only. The college will not issue a refund to a third party.

For refund information, including follow-up and refund processing inquiries, please contact studentfees@conestogac.on.ca.