In general, full fees are due three weeks before classes begin.
For programs with courses that start at the beginning of a semester, your account must be paid in full by the fee payment deadline. If you add or change courses after the fee payment deadline resulting in additional charges to your account, you are required to pay all fees at the time of registration.
For programs that do not start at the beginning of the Fall or Winter semester, fees are due no later than three weeks before classes begin.
For trades and vocational programs that are 13 weeks or shorter in length, fees are due upon admission to the program.
For Distance Education, Continuing Studies Certificates and Adult Basic Education (AACP) courses, fees are due at the time of registration.
Students who do not pay their fees on time will be removed from their courses and taken off waitlists. Those seats will be made available to other students. This does not apply to distance education courses and programs as all fees are due at the time of registration.
The easiest way to pay is by Online Banking (Bill Payments)
Login to your banking system, create Okanagan College as a payee, use your student ID number as your account number, and make a payment. View the video below to find out more about online banking payments.
Mail (Cheque, Money Order)
Mail your tuition payment (no cash please) with your name and student ID number to:
In-person (Debit Card, Cheque, Money Order, Cash)
Okanagan College no longer accepts credit cards for tuition and several other fees and services. You are still able to pay through online banking, debit card in person, cash and cheque. For more information visit www.okanagan.bc.ca/creditcardchanges.
International Students may pay by Credit Card using one of the following methods:
Because international students may not have the same banking options as domestic students, you are permitted to pay by credit card. Additionally, international student tuition and fees are significantly higher than domestic tuition and fees, and these amounts are well beyond the limit set by most banks for individual withdrawals from debit accounts.
In-Person (See details above)
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Yes, if you do so before the end of the add/drop period and space still remains in the classes you want to take.
Historically, some students have paid their deposits to Okanagan College, registered in courses, decided not to attend, and have not notified us of their change in plans. When the date to pay fees occurred after the last day to register, seats held by these non-attendees were never available to other students. In order to give all students the best chance to get the classes they need, we need to remove students who won’t be attending, so fees are now due before classes begin.
You must ensure that Okanagan College receives your sponsorship funding letter at least two days before the payment deadline. If we have your sponsorship letter on file, you will not be dropped from classes and we will invoice your sponsor directly.
Yes. There are a few programs that are not semester-based, are longer than 40 weeks, and allow for payment by instalments. These programs are: Administrative Assistant, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Culinary Arts Certificate, Collision Repair Technician and Certified Dental Assistant. If you are in one of these programs you may pay in two instalments.
The deadline to pay the first instalment is the same as the fee payment deadline of other programs. The amount of the first instalment must be at least one-half of the tuition fees assessed plus all assessed ancillary fees.
The second instalment must be the entire outstanding balance for the program. The payment deadline for the second instalment is noon of the end of the 5th month of the program.
For information on opting out of/getting a waiver for your Student Health and Dental insurance coverage, please visit your student union or student association website. Students attending the Vernon campus should go to the Vernon Students' Association Okanagan College (VSAOC) website. All other students should visit the Okanagan College Students Union (OCSU) website.
If you apply to the VSAOC for a waiver or the OCSU to opt out, and if they approve your request, they will notify us and the charges will be removed from your account.
If you are in the process of applying to opt out of Health and Dental coverage and you have paid all your fees except for the Health and Dental amount, you will not be dropped from your courses before the opt out deadline has passed.
Refunds will not be issued for amounts less than $10.
Credit or refunds are issued to the student regardless of the payee. You as the student may redirect the refund to a third-party in writing.
You are entitled to a full credit less the non-refundable deposit, up to and including the last day of course registration. If you are registered for the next term, this credit will be applied to the following term. You will not receive a refund. Students who are in their last term of study will receive a refund. Students who withdraw after the last day of course registration will receive no tuition credit or refund.
More information on refunds can be found in the calendar.
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