Tuition & Fees

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The cost of education at Vanguard College is kept at the lowest possible level so that all qualified individuals may have the opportunity to attend. Students pay only a portion of the entire cost of their education. The College is subsidized by churches of the constituency and the District Office under which the College functions, as well as by private donations.

Whether you need help writing your first cheque, or budgeting your limited student resources, the student finance office is always open. We can provide cost estimates, free budgeting resources, loan repayment resources and much more. If your questions are not answered here, you can always email our student finance administrator: studentfinance@vanguardcollege.com

For more detailed fee information, or the exact costs relating to your program, please view the appropriate section of the College Catalogue.

Please note that Vanguard College reserves the right to change/amend fees without notice. All costs are in Canadian dollars.

Tuition Rates

ON CAMPUS

Sample 3 Credit Course Cost:

Tuition Fees - $705
Course Fees - $75
TOTAL COST - $780

ONLINE

Tuition Fees - $705
Course Fees - $75
TOTAL COST - $780 plus textbooks and shipping
 
Textbooks and Shipping

Textbooks can be purchased from our online Bookstore using your Populi account. Textbook estimates are not included. Textbooks can range from $11-200 per course. Shipping ranges from $15-$75 depending on region and timeline.

Orientation to Online Learning Course
Flat Fee - $125
*Please note this course is not covered by student loan funding and must be paid for and completed prior to registering for other courses

How to Pay

For on-campus studies, the total cost per year is billed on a semester basis. For online studies, the total cost is billed on a per-class basis. Payment for each term’s tuition and fees is due in full no later than 7 days after the first day of class (the 22nd of the month for online courses) unless students make alternative arrangements with the Student Finance Administrator.

Payment follows course registration. Once you have been registered in your courses you can see your course(s) invoice in your Populi student account. You can pay the invoice directly through Populi or if you prefer, call in over the phone or bring your payment to campus.

If you are using Student Loans, a Notice of Assessment must be received by the payment deadline provided you have been in communication with the Student Finance Administrator.

Textbooks can be purchased separately from the Populi Bookstore.

Payment Plan Option

Students who cannot pay in full at the beginning of their studies may take advantage of our payment plan option. Application for the payment plan must be made before the payment deadline, by contacting studentfinance@vanguardcollege.com.  If approved, the payment plan will be applied to the student’s account and payment instructions will given.

On-Campus Student Payment Plan Details:

  • 50% by the payment deadline, and two subsequent payments of 25%. (For on-campus students: October 1, November 1 in the fall term, or February 1, and March 1 in winter term).  
  • A $75.00 finance fee is charged per term.
  • Available to program students registered in 6 credits or more.

Online Student Payment Plan Details:

  • A payment plan option is available for students who have successfully paid and completed 15 credits of online courses.

Students with more questions regarding finances may contact our studentfinance@vanguardcollege.com.

Tuition Refund Policy

ON CAMPUS

The Student Finance Administrator will apply a credit to a student’s account upon notification from the Academic Department. The student is entitled to a refund, net of change/withdrawal fees, as follows:

  • 1-7 calendar days after the First Day of Class - 100% refund on Tuition and Fees (Program Fees are non-refundable following the 7th day after the first day of class)
  • 8-14 calendar days after the First Day of Class - 75% refund on Tuition and Fees
  • 15-21 calendar days after the First Day of Class - 50% refund on Tuition and Fees
  • 22 days or more after the First Day of Class - 0% refund on Tuition and Fees

A $25.00 fee per course will be charged for each course drop submitted after the seventh day following the first day of classes.

On Campus students: see the student handbook for the tuition refund policy as it applies to cluster and modular courses. A different refund schedule is in effect for these courses.

 

ONLINE

The Student Finance Administrator will make a refund only upon notification from the Academic Department. The student is entitled to a refund, net of change/withdrawal fees, as follows:

  • 1-7 calendar days after the First Day of Class (22nd of each month) - 100% refund on Tuition and Fees
  • 8-14 calendar days after the First Day of Class - 75% refund on Tuition and Fees
  • 15-21 calendar days after the First Day of Class - 50% refund on Tuition and Fees
  • 22 days or more after the First Day of Class -  0% refund on Tuition and Fees

Frequently Asked Finance Questions

What methods of payment can I use to pay for school?

  • Interac e-transfer to payments@vanguardcollege.com
  • Call in with a Visa or Mastercard
  • In person payments can be made with:
    • Cash
    • Debit
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Money order
    • Bank draft
    • Provincial tuition vouchers
  • Student loans:
    • Proof of student loan approval is required. You can submit either a Notice of Assessment of Funding Summary. For more information on student loans Click Here.

Can I use my RESP to pay for school?

I am receiving Band Funding. What do I do?

There is a credit on my student account. How do I get that back?

Important On-Campus Finance Dates

 

 

FALL TERM

WINTER TERM

Last day to withdraw from Student housing and receive a full refund Housing deposit.

June 28, 2020

 

Student Housing TERM Rent Due

Sept 1, 2020

Dec  1, 2020

Last day to register for courses without penalty

Sept 4, 2020

Jan  8, 2021

$50 Late registration fee applies

Sept 5, 2020

Jan 9, 2021

Last day to ADD / DROP  without penalty

Sept 15, 2020

Jan 18, 2021

Payment Deadline, tuition and fees due in full

Sept 15, 2020

Jan 18, 2021

$75 Finance fee applied to students who have not paid in full

Sept 16, 2020

Jan 19, 2021

Refund 75%

Sept 16-22, 2020

Jan 19-25, 2021

Refund 50%

Sept 23-29, 2020

Jan 26-Feb 1, 2021

Refund  0%

Sept 30, 2020

Feb 2, 2021

Payment Plan 2nd Payment Due

Oct 1, 2020

Feb 1, 2021

Payment Plan 3rd Payment Due

Nov 1, 2020

Mar 1, 2021