Fee Payment

 Pay your fees with online banking
Online banking payments can take three to five business days to be applied to your account. Please ensure that you allow enough time for payment to reach Okanagan College by the fee payment deadlines. Remember to check your myOkanagan account for your account balance.

When are my fees due?

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.

Semester Fee Payment Deadline
Fall 2017 (September)  4 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Winter 2018 (January)  4 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017 
Summer Sessions I and II 2018  4 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2018 
Please note that dates are subject to change.

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.

What happens if I don’t pay on time?

Students who do not pay their fees on time may be removed from their courses and taken off waitlists but will still be responsible for the fees. Those seats will be made available to other students.

How can I pay my fees?
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:
Okanagan College
Registrar’s Office
1000 KLO Road
Kelowna, BC   V1Y 4X8

In-person (Debit Card, Cheque, Money Order, Cash)

Kelowna campus


Regular hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. -Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Wed
Summer hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Wed

Penticton campus

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Mon to Fri

Salmon Arm campus

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Mon to Fri

Vernon campus

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Fri

Please be sure to check with your bank for your daily limit before using your debit card. You may need to request your limit be raised as many cards have a $500 or $1,000 limit per day.

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 Flywire:
Okanagan College has partnered with Flywire to streamline the international payment process. It will allow you to pay securely from any country and any bank, typically in your home currency. Find out more here.

International students can pay their application fee with Flywire here.

In-Person (See details above)

Can I re-register if I’m removed from my courses for non-payment?

Yes, if you do so before the end of the add/drop period and space still remains in the classes you want to take. You must register in person and pay your full fees at the time your register.

Re-registration into a Distance Education course after the last day to register needs to be approved by the tutor. Please contact Distance Education at: distanceed@okanagan.bc.ca

Why are fees due before classes begin?

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.

What should I do if I’m going to receive a government student loan after the payment date?

If you have an approved student loan, Okanagan College will be contacted by the applicable province to confirm your enrolment. If you are registered in the appropriate program and course load, and your enrolment has been confirmed, a hold will be placed on your account. You will receive an email advising you that a hold has been placed on your account.

Generally, we confirm B.C. student loans 26 days before the start of classes. Once the hold is on your account, you will not be dropped from your courses.

To check the status of your account, login to your myOkanagan account, click on the Student tab, and choose Student Records from the Online Services channel. Once there, choose View Holds. If we have confirmed your enrolment for student loan purposes, you will see a hold stating “Student Loan Approved” along with the approved dates.
It is your responsibility to pay your fees in full within five (5) business days of receiving your student loan funds. Students who do not pay their fees on time will be removed from their courses and taken off waitlists.

What should I do if I’m being sponsored?

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.

Are some programs paid in instalments?

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.

Program start date      Second Instalment due by 
September     January 31 
January      May 31 
February      June 30 

Practical Nursing Diploma Fee Payment 
Fall Intake:

Semester 1 & 2:  runs late August to end of February

  • Payment #1:  ½ tuition plus ancillary fees due 3 weeks prior to start of program
  • Payment #2:  Balance due December 15

    Semesters 3 & 4:  runs March to December

  • Payment #1:  ½ tuition plus ancillary fees due February
  • Payment #2:  Balance due August 15

Winter Intake:

Semester 1 & 2:  runs January to July

  • Payment #1:  ½ tuition plus ancillary fees due 3 weeks prior to start of program
  • Payment #2:  Balance due April 30

    Semesters 3 & 4:  runs late August to April

  • Payment #1:  ½ tuition plus ancillary fees due August
  • Payment #2:  Balance due January 30

What should I do if I’m opting out of a Student Health and Dental insurance plan?

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. 

What about Refunds?

Refunds will not be issued for amounts less than $10.

Credit or refunds are issued to the student regardless of the payee. 

You are entitled to a full credit less the non-refundable, non-transferable deposit(s), 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.

Other questions?

If you have questions that we haven’t answered here, please email us at registration@okanagan.bc.ca.