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.

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.

studentfinance@vanguardcollege.com

 

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.

Tuition Rates

Tuition rate for 2021-22 academic year is $242/credit hour*

*Tuition rates and fees are subject to change

ON CAMPUS

Sample 3 Credit Course Cost:

Tuition Fees - $726
Course Fees - $75
TOTAL COST - $801

ONLINE

Tuition Fees - $726
Course Fees - $75
TOTAL COST - $801 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

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 15, November 15 in the fall term, or February 15, and March 15 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

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 drop Modular Course without Penalty

*If dropped before 12pm NOON

August 30, 2021

Jan 3, 2022

Modular Course Refund 75%*

*If dropped before 12pm NOON

August 31, 2021

Jan 4, 2022

Modular Course Refund 50%*

*If dropped before 4:30pm

August 31, 2021

Jan 4, 2022

Modular Course Refund 0%*

*If dropped after 4:30pm

August 31, 2021

Jan 4, 2022

Student Housing Payment 1st Installment/2nd Installment

Sept 1, 2021

TBD

Last day to register for courses without penalty

Sep 3, 2021

Jan 7, 2022

$50 Late registration fee applies

Sep 4, 2021

Jan 8, 2022

Last day to ADD / DROP without penalty

Sept 14, 2021

Jan 17, 2022

Payment Deadline, tuition and fees due in full

Sept 14, 2021

Jan 17, 2022

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

Sept 15, 2021

Jan 18, 2022

Refund 75%

Sept 15- 21, 2021

Jan 18 –24, 2022

Refund 50%

Sept 22- 28, 2021

Jan 25–31, 2022

Refund  0%

Sept 29, 2021

Feb 1, 2022

Payment Plan 2nd Payment Due

Oct 15, 2021

Feb 15, 2022

Payment Plan 3rd Payment Due

Nov 15, 2021

Mar 15, 2022