Fees and Expenses
A. FEES FOR FULL-TIME POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS
The Ontario Council of Regents for Colleges of Applied Arts & Technology draws attention to the fact that tuition fees represent only a small fraction of the total cost of providing post-secondary education through the College, the balance being provided by public funds.
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 first semester.
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
- Tuition fees for international students may range from $14,838 - $17,907 per two-semester academic year, plus ancillary fees, dependent on program of study.
- Fees not paid by the semester deadline dates are subject to a $150 late payment fee.
- Full-time students in Co-operative Education programs (including, but not limited to, Civil Engineering Technician, Natural Environment Technician/Technologist - Conservation and Management, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Technician, Forestry Technician - Conservation, Adventure Recreation and Parks Technician, and Culinary Management) are required to pay a co-op fee for each academic semester.
- 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 POST-SECONDARY 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 and Aviation Technology – Flight) are calculated on the basis of approximately $5.91 per credit hour x 15 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. Passes may be purchased from the Financial Services Office.
Parking on campus costs $120 plus tax per semester, $225 plus tax for the year, or $40 plus tax per calendar month. There are two student parking lots to choose from: 1. A North, which is across the street from the main campus; or 2. J South, which is around the back of J-wing. Students may choose the lot they prefer depending on which area of the College they will be studying in.
Please note parking rates are subject to change.
Parking permits are non-refundable, unless terminated from school. At this point, refunds will be issued (for annual and semester permits only) upon presentation of the valid undamaged permit and a signed Withdrawal Form from the Dean’s office. In cases where there is no withdrawal form, a refund will only be issued within the first 30 days the parking permit becomes valid. Refunds will consist of any unused full-month portion of the parking fee paid, less an administration fee as determined by Sault College Financial Services.
All lost or stolen parking permits must be reported to the Facilities Management Department. Replacement parking permits will cost an additional $10 each.
Student vehicles, including motorcycles, must be parked in designated student parking lots. All parking lots are controlled. Parking is prohibited in any service, emergency or loading zone, bus stops, roadway, walkway, patron or grassed/landscaped areas. Vehicles parked in these areas will be ticketed and/or towed away at the owner’s expense.
Accessible parking spaces are available. Vehicles accessing these parking spaces must display the appropriate accessible permit or licence plates or are subject to a $300 parking ticket.
In the interest of our neighbours’ safety, students are asked not to park on nearby streets. Please use College parking facilities.
Bicycles, while exempt from parking charges, must be parked in bicycle racks situated around the College grounds.
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 30 weeks).
|Home||On Campus||Off Campus|
|Tuition & Ancillary Fees||$4,298*||$4,298*||$4,298*|
|Books & Supplies||$1,600||$1,600||$1,600|
|Housing||$0||$5,300 – 7,000||$4,400 – 7,000**|
|Food/Meal Plan||$0||$0 $1,650 - 3,400***||$2,500 - 4,000|
|Internet, Cable & Laundry||$600||Included|
$2,500 - 4,000
|Local Transportation||$0 - $360****||$0 - $360****||$0 - $360****|
|Miscellaneous (Entertainment, Shopping, etc.)||$2,600||$2,600||$2,600|
Above Represents 2020-2021 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.
*** Mandatory meal plan.
**** Local transportation for two semesters is optional.
F. REFUND OF FEES FOR FULL-TIME POST-SECONDARY 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 www.saultcollege.ca/importantdates.
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, or failed to meet outstanding admission requirements, 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 www.saultcollege.ca/importantdates
As of August 1, 2020, all refund packages must be submitted via the International Application Services (IAS) portal.
H. REFUND OF FEES FOR PART-TIME POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS – DAY CLASSES
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.
2020/2021 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||$3,486 – $10,272**||$14,838 – 22,396***|
|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|
|Health & Dental Plan – Domestic||$190|
|International Health Insurance||$650|
|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|
*Due to changes in program delivery resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, some fees may be removed or reduced during the 2020-2021 academic year.
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 co-op programs.
- Media & Design Technology Fee - $200 is assessed annually to students who are in the Game –Art (4008), Digital Film Production, and Graphic Design – Digital Media programs.
- Digital Learning Materials Fee – this is a one-time fee of $480 assessed to students who are in the Global Business Management program (all campuses).
- E-Learning Technology Support Fee – Effective in the 2021 Winter semester, 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 (1250), Business (2735), and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (2752) Distance Education programs.
The following program-related fees are subject to change annually*:
- Equipment Lending Fee – $200 is assessed annually to students who are in the Digital Film Production program.
- Field Camp Fee – $170 to $460 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 program.
- 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 programs.
*Due to changes in program delivery resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, some fees may be removed or reduced during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Fees Schedules for non-post-secondary programs are available from the Registrar’s Office.
You are encouraged to go online to view the Program Fact Sheet associated with your program of choice.
The below policies are located on the student portal (my.saultcollege.ca), under the "Support Services" tab, under "Forms and Policies".
Parking Regulations Policy
Student Fee Administration Policy