Fees and Expenses
A. Fees For Full-Time Postsecondary Students
The basis for fee assessment for all programs/courses will be the definition of a full-time student.
A full-time post-secondary student is a student who is:
- enrolled in a program which has been approved by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) and/or the Sault College Board of Governors; AND
- carrying a workload of at least 70% of the program credits, or 66 2/3 of the courses required for the program, in any semester (except for Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) students, where program full-time is defined as a minimum of 12 credits or 4 courses per semester).
An academic period is defined as follows:
- FALL: September 1 to December 31
- WINTER: January 1 to April 30
- SUMMER: May 1 to August 31
Note: A Student Achievement and Records fee will be assessed for each program of study and is typically charged in the
i) Course Overload Fees
When students register for more courses and credits than are required for their particular program and semester, a
course overload occurs. This will result in additional fees being charged. Students are advised to contact the Registrar’s
Office when adding a course(s) to determine if the addition(s) will result in an “overload” situation.
ii) Extracurricular Course Fees
Regardless of course load, students enrolling in courses outside of their program graduation requirements will be
assessed additional fees.
iii) Additional Information
- Fees not paid by the semester deadline dates are subject to a $150 late payment fee.
- Some programs have additional program-related fees that are assessed either annually or one-time and are listed at tthe end of this document.
- Fees for course overloads and extra-curricular courses will be assessed after the “add deadline’’ in each semester (see Key Dates Calendar).
- A 100% level is the total number of program credits scheduled for a given program and level in a particular semester.
B. Fees For Part-Time Postsecondary Students
A part-time post-secondary student is a student who is enrolled in course(s) less than 70% of the program credits and
fewer than 66 2/3 of the courses required for the program in any semester (except for Collaborative Bachelor of Science
in Nursing (BScN) students, where program part-time is defined as less than 12 credits or 4 courses per semester).
Part-time tuition fees for most post-secondary programs (excluding BScN, Aviation Technology – Flight, and
Mechatronics) are calculated on the basis of approximately $5.91 per credit hour x 14 weeks (subject to change at Sault
College’s discretion). Some programs may have a higher part-time calculation rate. Tuition fees for part-time students
are due in full at the time of registration.
C. Fees For Lockers
- Locker fees are determined by Sault College and may be subject to change. These fees are part of the compulsory ancillary fees and are used to maintain the locker program.
- If a student withdraws by Day 10 of class from the College, the locker fee will be refunded along with all other fees.
- There will be a $20 fee charged for any missing locks.
- The Locker Assignment information is available on the Sault College Student Portal.
- If a student withdraws or leaves the College for any reason, the locker must be vacated the last day of attended classes. All contents are to be removed and the assigned lock left on the locker and locked.
- Without prior notice, the lock will be cut and contents removed from any unregistered locker, any locker a student has taken possession of without being assigned to it, or a locker registration date that has expired. Sault College is not responsible for any items that are removed from an unregistered locker or an expired locker. All contents will be stored for 10 business days, after which time they are donated to the Sault College Students’ Union (SCSU) office for their annual sale, or discarded at the discretion of the College.
- The College bears no liability for the contents or personal property stored in the locker. The occupant is responsible for any items stored in lockers and use of lockers is at the risk of the occupant.
- The student is responsible for the replacement and/or repair of the locker as a result of damage or misuse of College property.
- Occupants are expected to vacate the locker by the expiry period displayed with their rental location and combination code.
- In order to allow for summer cleaning and maintenance of lockers, all contents must be removed by May 1st. Any contents left in the lockers will be considered abandoned and discarded without further communication to the student. Lockers are available after August 20th
D. Fees For Parking
Students who need to park on campus will require a current parking pass.
Please note parking rates are subject to change.
More information regarding parking is available on the Sault College website.
E. Typical Expenses
The costs listed below are approximations and may vary, depending on the type or length of the program, accommodations, and spending habits. The budget is based on one academic year (typically 28 weeks).
|Expense||Home||On Campus||Off Campus|
|Tuition & Ancillary Fees||$4,304*||$4,304*||$4,304*|
|Books & Supplies||$1,700||$1,700||$1,700|
|Housing||$0||$5,000 – 7,000||$5,500 – 8,000**|
|Food/Meal Plan||$0||$2,775***||$4,200 - 5,800|
|Internet, Cable & Laundry||$0||Included|
$2,650 - 4,240
|Local Transportation||$0 - $409****||$0 - $409****||$0 - $409****|
|Miscellaneous (Entertainment, Shopping, etc.)||$3,180||$3,180||$3,180|
Above Represents 2023-2024 academic year. Fees subject to change. Represents approximate costs only.
* Domestic student fees only. Some programs cost more. Refer to the website for specific tuition fees.
** Some off-campus housing options require a 12 month lease, which will increase the above mentioned costs.
*** Meal Plans are optional. This represents the Annual Plan Cost. Other options are available.
**** Local transportation for two semesters is optional
F. Refund Of Fees For Full-Time Postsecondary Students
In accordance with MCU guidelines, fee refunds are determined as of the effective date identified on the Withdrawal Form or the drop date. To obtain a refund, the student must initiate the withdrawal process by completing the withdrawal form, which is available in the Dean's/Chair’s Office.
In accordance with MCU guidelines, refunds of fees are determined as of the effective date identified on the Withdrawal Form or the drop date. To obtain a refund, the student must initiate the withdrawal process by completing the withdrawal form, which is available in the Dean's/Chair’s Office; and by completing the International Refund Application, which is available on the Sault College website or from the Registrar’s Office. The fees eligible for refund are outlined on the Application form.
G. Refund Schedule
If full-time students officially withdraw on or before Day 10 of the semester as specified in the Key Dates Calendar, all fees paid will be refunded, less the $100 non-refundable administration fee, and any late fees assessed. Please note the administration fee differs for international students.
The program start dates are listed in the Key Dates Calendar, which is provided to all students at Key Dates Calendar.
Students officially withdrawing after Day 10 of the semester (as specified in the Key Dates Calendar) will not be eligible for a refund of fees for that semester. However, all fees paid in advance for future semester(s) will be refunded.
If international students officially withdraw on or before the last day to withdraw as specified in the Key Dates Calendar (usually Day 10 of the semester), all fees paid will be refunded, less the $2,500 non-refundable administration fee. If a student has received a visa refusal, they will receive a refund less a $400 non-refundable withdrawal fee. Bank charges may apply and will be deducted from the refund in addition to fees listed above. All funds will be returned to the country of origin.
The program start dates are listed in the Key Dates Calendar, which is provided to all students at Key Dates Calendar.
All refund packages must be submitted via the International Application Services (IAS) portal
H. Refund Of Fees For Part-Time Postsecondary Students
A $15 registration fee is included in the total fees payable and is non-refundable. Also, any course-specific supply fee is not refundable. Students enrolled in Continuing Education classes must officially withdraw from courses by letting the Registrar’s Office know prior to the second class to be eligible for a refund. The fee refunded will not include the registration fee of $15. If the course has only one class, the withdrawal request must be made prior to the beginning of that scheduled class.
I. Tuition And Education Credit Certificate
The Tuition and Education Credit Certificate (T2202) is a form that includes months of full-time or part-time attendance and tuition fees paid.
The certificate is available on the Student Portal to post-secondary, apprenticeship, adult training and continuing education students in late February of each year.
Tuition fees must be paid by December of each year to ensure that the tuition receipt section of the certificate will be
issued by February of the year following payment.
2023/2024 ANNUAL FEE SCHEDULE*
** For Full-time Post-secondary (Domestic) Students. Tuition Fees subject to change.
*** For Full-Time Post-secondary (International) Students. Tuition Fees subject to change.
|Tuition Fee||$2,649-$8,524**||$15,121 – 22,830***|
|Academic Support – Academic Transition Fee||$5||$5|
|Academic Support – Peer Tutoring Fee||$40||$40|
|Academic Support – Student Support||$50||$50|
|Academic Support – Testing Services Fee||$10||$10|
|Academic Technology Support Fee||$120||$120|
|Athletics & Recreation Fee||$170||$170|
|Chapters & Clubs Membership Fee||$12||$12|
|Employment & Career Services Fee||$55||$55|
|Event Membership Fee||$43||$43|
|Health & Counselling – Health Support Fee||$35||$35|
|Health & Counselling – Mental Health Support Fee||$35||$35|
|Health & Counselling Wellness Programming||$35||$35|
|International Health Insurance||n/a||$650|
|SCSU Supplement Health & Dental Plan Fee||$190||$190|
|Student Achievement & Records Fee||$50||$50|
|Student Association Membership Fee||$18||$18|
|Student Buildings – Health & Wellness Building Trust||$100||$100|
|Student Buildings – Athletics Equipment Investment Fund||$16||$16|
|Student Buildings – Capital Improvement||$20||$20|
|Student Buildings – Student Life Centre Operations||$48||$48|
|Student Financial Assistance Fee||$15||$15|
|Student ID Cards - Campus One Card Fee||$15||$15|
|Student Legal Services Plan Fee||$33||$33|
|WUSC Fee / Student Refugee Sponsorship Program||$5||$5|
Please note: some programs have additional program-related fees*.
|Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA) Fee||$10 is assessed annually to students who are in the|
Practical Nursing & Collaborative Bachelor of Science in
Nursing (BScN) programs.
|Co-op Education Fee||$150 per academic semester for students in designated|
|E-Learning Technology Support Fee||This per-term fee of $139.50 is assessed in place of the|
Academic Technology Support Fee for OntarioLearn
students only. Applicable to Accommodation and Human
Rights Management, Business, and Fetal Alcohol
Spectrum Disorder Fully Online programs.
|Equipment Lending Fee||$200 is assessed annually to students who are in the|
Digital Film Production program.
|Field Camp Fee||$106 to $543 is assessed annually to students who attend|
a Field Camp as a program requirement in the School of
Natural Environment. Students may be required to attend
up to three of these Field Camps depending upon their
|Flight Training Support Fee||$200 is assessed annually to students enrolled in the|
Aviation Technology – Flight program.
|Food Lab Fee||$450 is assessed annually to students in the Culinary|
Management and Culinary Skills – Chef Training
|Global Business Management Digital Learning|
Materials Fee - One-Time Fee
|This is a one-time fee of $480 assessed to students who|
are in the Global Business Management program (all
|Graphic Design Student Registered Graphic|
Designers Membership Fee - Annual Fee
|$35 is assessed annually to students in the Graphic|
Design - Digital Media program.
|Health Care Administration & Health Care|
Leadership Micro-Credential Fee - One-Time Fee
|$25.00 assessed one time to students enrolled in the|
Health Care Administration, and the Health Care
Leadership - Canadian Context programs (all campuses).
|Media & Design Technology Fee||$200 is assessed annually to students who are in the|
Game – Art, Digital Film Production, and Graphic Design –
Digital Media programs.
|Office Administration - Executive Micro-Credential|
Bundle Fee - One-Time Fee
|$90 one-time fee for students enrolled in the Office|
Administration - Executive program.
|Project Management Digital Learning Materials Fee|
- One-Time Fee
|$55 is assessed one time to students enrolled in the|
Project Management programs (all campuses).
The below policies are located on the student portal at my.saultcollege.ca, under the "Support Services" tab, under "Forms and Policies".
- Parking Regulations Policy
- Student Fee Administration Policy