Tuition & Mandatory Student Fees

The KPU Board of Governors determines tuition and fees, which vary depending upon the type and duration of the program. The fee schedules below apply from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020, unless otherwise noted. KPU reserves the right to amend this schedule without notice. Rates are listed in Canadian dollars.

Tuition and fees are normally assessed as a rate per credit. The cost of most courses can be calculated by multiplying the applicable rate by the credit value of the course as shown in the Course Descriptions section of the University Calendar. In some cases, a maximum amount or flat rate is charged for a given course, semester or program.

In addition to KPU tuition and fees, students also pay fees that are levied by the Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) . Details of the KSA fees are given below, following the KPU fees.

Students can calculate their expected tuition fees using the Tuition Estimator.

Semester-Based Programs

Tuition Category Applicable Courses & Program(s) Tuition (per credit) Mandatory Student Fees1 (per credit)
2.a.1 Most undergraduate courses and university preparatory courses $144.62 $10.12
2.a.2 Education Assistant $174.74 $12.23
2.a.3 Bachelor of Design, Product Design $195.18 $13.66
2.a.4 Health Unit Coordinator $223.37 $15.63
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Advanced Entry
2.a.5 Brewing and Brewery Operations $276.02 $19.32
Mechatronics & Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Industry-specific technical programs and courses such as HEAL
2.a.6 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Technical Apparel Design $579.09 $40.53
2.a.7 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting $234.09 $16.38
2.a.8 Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture $318.36 $22.28
2.a.9 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Operations & Supply Chain Management $364.14 $25.48
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Technical Management & Services
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration-Green Business Management and Sustainability
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration-Global Business Management
2.c University Qualifying Studies No charge per credit $10.12
BC Adult Graduation Diploma, except undergraduate courses No charge per credit $10.12
2.d English Language Studies, except undergraduate courses No charge per credit $10.12
2.e Adult Special Education (e.g. Access Programs for People with Disabilites) No charge per credit. $31.50 per week program fee No charge per credit
International Students
7.a Any program admitting international students $658.03 $46.06

Fixed-Term Programs and Continuous-Intake Offerings

Tuition Category Applicable Courses & Program(s) Tuition (per week) Mandatory Student Fees1 (per week)
Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents
2.b.1 (Full-time) Most vocational courses $125.99 $8.81
Adult Upgrading (4 days/time blocks per week) No charge per week $8.80
2.b.1 (Three-quarter Time) Adult Upgrading (3 days/time blocks per week) No charge per week $6.60
2.b.1 (Half-time) Adult Upgrading (2 days/time blocks per week) No charge per week $4.40
2.b.1 (One-quarter Time) Adult Upgrading (1 day/time block per week) No charge per week $2.20
2.b.2 Arborist Technician Apprenticeship $258.38 $18.08
Climbing Arborist Apprenticeship
International Students
7.a Any program admitting international students (4 days/time blocks per week). $658.03 $46.06

Co-operative Education Work Terms

Tuition Category Applicable Courses & Program(s) Tuition (per work term) Mandatory Student Fees1 (per work term)
Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents
6 Full-time Co-op Work Terms $650.79 $45.54
6 Part-time Co-op Work Terms $325.40 $22.77
International Students
6 Full-time Co-op Work Terms $719.33 $50.35
6 Part-time Co-op Work Terms $359.66 $25.18

Senior Citizen Fee Exemption

Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents residing in BC who have reached the age of 65 before the first day of classes may be eligible to apply for the Senior Citizen Fee Exemption. Approval of a Senior Citizen Fee Exemption is only active for one semester in semester-based, primarily undergraduate courses. Tuition, student fees and Kwantlen Student Association fees will not be charged to those approved . All other fees (e.g. books, learning materials, equipment fees, etc.) must be paid by those approved.

Senior citizens who wish to ensure registration in a specific course may register and pay in the same manner as a fee paying student; however, they will not be eligible to retroactively apply for a tuition & fee exemption.

Note:  The Senior Citizen Fee Exemption is not valid for Continuing and Professional Studies, Fixed-Term Apprenticeship or Foundation, Continuous-Intake, or cost-recovery programs offered by KPU (including, but not limited to, the Brewing and Brewery Operations Program). 

KPU reserves the right to limit the maximum number of senior citizen tuition & fee exemptions. For further details, see the General Interest section of Admissions.

Temporary Insurance Plan for International Students

All new international students coming to KPU will automatically be enrolled in KPU's Temporary Medical Insurance Plan upon registration in classes for their first semester at KPU. This plan provides coverage for basic medical costs and services and is it is in addition to the KSA Extended Health and Dental Plans. Coverage begins on the first day of the month of the starting date for a semester. Each student's name, student number, email, gender and date of birth will be released to the insurer and plan administrators. New international students have the option to opt out of the plan within one month from the start of the semester if they have an existing Medical Services Plan (MSP) coverage. Continuing international students who have not previously opted out will continue to be enrolled in the temporary insurance plan in subsequent semesters upon their registration for classes. Continuing international students have the same opt‐out option with the same opt‐out deadline each semester. For more information about the Temporary Insurance Plan, please see KPU International - Insurance.

Semester Coverage Start Date1 Coverage End Date Opt-Out Deadline2 Fee
Fall 2019 September 1, 2019 December 31, 2019 September 30, 2019 $201.30
Spring 2020 January 1, 2020 April 30, 2020 January 31, 2020 $201.30
Summer 2020 May 1, 2020 August 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 $201.30

New international students beginning studies at KPU during Session Two will be assessed the Temporary Insurance Plan at a flat rate of $100.00 for an interim semester. See the Academic Schedule for Session Two start and end dates.

Kwantlen Student Association Fees

All students are charged these KSA fees, except for the following:

  • those age 65 and older approved for a senior citizen fee exemption, 
  • those in receipt of a Summer Language Bursary,
  • those enrolled in Access Programs for People with Disabilities,
  • those enrolled in a Co-operative Education work term,
  • those concurrently enrolled in secondary school programs,
  • those enrolled  in Continuing Professional Studies,
  • those enrolled in Adult Basic Education courses or English Language Studies courses are charged only the U-Pass BC and MultiPass fees. 

For a detailed explanation see Kwantlen Student Association.

KSA Fee Category For Semester-Based Programs (per credit, except where noted) For Fixed-Term and Continuous-Intake Offerings (per week, except where noted)
Operating Fund $3.19 + flat fee of $9.561 $3.08
Advocacy Service $0.27 $0.23
Bursary Fund $1.06 per semester $0.11
Clubs and Events Fund $0.68 $0.60
Intramurals (ActiveKSA) Fund $0.33 $0.29
Lobby Fund $0.38 $0.34
Peer Support Program $0.27 $0.23
Reboot Computer Service $0.35 $0.31
Social Justice Fund $0.21 $0.18
START Volunteer Program Fund $0.42 $0.37
SUB Capital Fee $3.08 $2.76
Student Association Extended Health Plan $87.55 per year $87.55 per year
Student Association Dental Plan $113.30 per year $113.30 per year
Student Publication Fee (The Runner) $0.75 $0.60
Canadian Federation of Students $4.67 per semester $4.67 per semester
U-Pass BC $41.00 per month2 $41.00 per month2
KSA MutiPass $10.00 per month $10.00 per month

About Kwantlen Student Association Fees

Kwantlen Student Association Extended Health and Dental Plans

The Kwantlen Student Association has implemented, by means of student referendum, a mandatory health and dental plan providing extended medical coverage and a student dental plan. Enrolment in these plans is a requirement of registration at the University for all students with a course load of 1 credit or more. The name, student number, address, gender and date of birth of students eligible for enrolment in the plan will be released to the insurer and the plan administrators.

There is a provision for opting out of either or both plans if a student is able to provide proof of comparable existing coverage. Students must complete the opt-out process each year they are assessed these fees. Specific instructions for opting out are available at KSA mystudentplan or visit Kwantlen Student Association.

All questions or concerns about plan coverage or opting out of the Student Health and Dental Plan should be directed to the KSA Student Service Coordinator at kwantlenplan@mystudentplan.ca or by phoning 604.599.2431.

Kwantlen Student Association
Cloverdale: 604.598.6053
Langley: 604.599.3289
Richmond: 604.599.2721
Surrey: 604.599.2126

Health and Dental Plan Provider
Tel: 604.599.2431
Fax: 604.599.2432
Website: mystudentplan.ca/kwantlen

Kwantlen Student Association U-Pass BC and MultiPass

The Kwantlen Student Association has implemented, by means of student referendum, a mandatory university bus pass (U-Pass BC and KSA MultiPass) plus additional services. Enrolment in these plans is a requirement of registration at the University for all students with a course load of 3 credits or more or who have tuition charges that exceed the Total Fare Value of a three-zone bus pass.

U-Pass BC and KSA MultiPass charges are levied for each month in which the course(s) begin prior to the 15th of the month and for each month in which the course(s) end on the 15th or later of the month.

Students who withdraw from all courses will be refunded their U-Pass BC and KSA MultiPass fees for the month(s) following their withdrawal.

There is a provision for exemption from the U-Pass BC and KSA MultiPass if a student is able to provide documentation in support of one of the following scenarios:

  • Students who hold a valid U-Pass BC from another post-secondary institution within Metro Vancouver. 
  • Students who hold a valid, non-transferable Transit Pass that is valid for the duration of their study period.
  • Students who are permanently or temporarily disabled and whose physical or cognitive barriers cannot be accommodated using the U-Pass BC.
  • Students living outside of Metro Vancouver or over 1500 metres from the nearest TransLink access point.
  • Students required to carry very large instruments as part of their KPU program requirements.
  • Students required to insure and operate a vehicle insured for business use (e.g. ICBC rate class 007 or 027).

For more information about the U-Pass BC Transit Pass, including eligibility for exemption, please visit kpu.ca/upass.

For questions or concerns about the U-Pass BC and KSA MultiPass program, please contact the Kwantlen Student Association at:

Cloverdale: 604.598.6053
Langley: 604.599.3289
Richmond: 604.599.2721
Surrey: 604.599.2126
Website: http://ksamultipass.ca/

This online version of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Calendar is the official version of the University Calendar. Although every effort is made to ensure accuracy at the time of publication, KPU reserves the right to make any corrections in the contents and provisions of this calendar without notice. In addition, the University reserves the right to cancel, add, or revise contents or change fees at any time without notice. To report errors or omissions, or send comments or suggestions, please email Calendar.Editor@kpu.ca

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