Other Fees to Consider


Students are responsible for paying tuition and mandatory ancillary fees for every registered semester. Below you will find examples of standard tuition fees:

  • the standard tuition fee for domestic students is $1,361.03 for one academic semester.
  • the standard tuition fee for new International students is $7,092.98 for one academic semester.
  • the standard tuition fee for returning International students is $6,983.80 for one academic semester.

Please note: Some programs may charge additional cost recovery tuition fees.

The full-time ancillary fees listed below are for the fall 2023 academic semester, please note: these fees are reflective of one semester only and are charged in every semester with the exception of the health and dental plan, which is charged on a yearly basis.

Fall 2023 Durham College Ancillary Fees

All Durham College ancillary fees are mandatory and students are not eligible to opt out of these fees.

Campus Recreation $5.57
Athletic Complex Membership $19.70
Varsity Athletics $33.74
Athletic Centre Capital Investment $89.97
Health Services $16.40
Pre-Academic Supports $3.18
Student Life Programming $1.23
Student I.D. $11.21
On-Campus Security $14.96
Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) $2.44
Information Technology (IT) Services $101.29
Access Copyright $3.25
Graduation $18.84
UPASS $150.00

Durham College Student Association (DCSA) Ancillary Fees

All DCSA ancillary fees are mandatory with exception to the Health Plan and Dental Plan which you may be eligible to opt out of. Learn more now.


Health Plan $175.67
Dental Plan $108.47
Health and Wellness Support Services $28.12
Student Centre Fee $35.60
Campus Radio Station $9.53
Student Life Fee $26.46


Please note: International students must pay an additional $498 (12 months for September starts), $332 (eight months for January starts), and $249 (four months for May starts) for medical coverage.

Please note: fully delivered online programs (Critical Care Nursing and Pre-Health Services – online) have adjusted ancillary fees.  Please visit your program fee calculator to see the amounts associated with your delivery

Student compulsory ancillary fees for part-time post-secondary students are prorated.


Please note that opting out of the DCSI health and dental insurance plans is done separately.  Please visit studentvip.ca for more information on coverage and the opt-out process. The ability for students to opt-out of the DCSI health and dental plan begins on September 1 and ends September 30.

Fully online delivered programs (Critical Care Nursing and Pre-Health Services – online) are not charged the health and dental ancillary fees and not eligible to participate in the plan.


For certain programs, the college may apply a fee over and above tuition and compulsory ancillary fees for learning materials and supplies. The cost of those will be included on your fee estimate.


You may be assessed for additional tuition fees for each course hour taken in excess of the normal
full-time load for your program level.  It is recommended that you speak to your student advisor before you add or
drop courses.


Transcripts – purchased via MyCreds $16
Verification of Enrolment (VOE) – purchased via MyCreds™ $16
Official documentation request $6*
Official account summary $6*
Duplicate copy of credential $35*
Request to mail credential (shipped via Purolator within Canada) $10*
T2202 $6*
Credit Transfer fee (external credit) $16
Nursing Forms $40
PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition) $148.86
Professional and Part-Time Learning – Diploma or Certificate Graduation Fee $37.68
Professional and Part-Time Learning – Recognition of Achievement No Charge

* HST included on service charges (HST #107270969RT0001)

Please note: Post-Secondary full-time students pay the graduation fee in the first-year ancillary fees. Part-time and Professional and Part-Time Learning students pay the graduation fee at the time of application for graduation.


You must pay your fees by the payment deadline.  Failure to pay fees or the late payment of fees may result in the withdrawal of an offer of admission or the loss of your place in your program. The college is not obliged to hold a seat for you if you fail to pay your fees by the published payment deadlines. If you fail to pay your fees by the published payment dates you will be charged a late payment fee of $150 per academic term. Late payment fees are non-refundable.


If you have outstanding fees or other indebtedness, you cannot return to the college, register in any courses, or receive your official grades, transcripts, or credentials until you meet your financial obligations. Please check mycampus under Paying Your Fees to review your account history


To be considered for a refund, you must officially withdraw from the college by completing and submitting a Request to Withdraw form to Enrolment Services. If you withdraw within the first 10 days of the semester, you will be entitled to refund less the $500 deposit (domestic students). No refund, in whole or in part, will be processed if you withdraw after the 10th day of the semester.  If students have paid for subsequent semesters they will receive a refund of tuition and ancillary fees.

Note: If your fees have not yet been paid in full, you will be required to pay any outstanding balance.

A tuition refund may be considered for extenuating circumstances such as medical emergencies or death in the family.  Please visit withdrawals and refunds for more information and to confirm if you may be eligible for a tuition appeal.


Receipts for tuition, education and book amounts (Canada Revenue Agency’s Form T2202) for the
previous calendar year are available online on the last business day of February each year.  Please visit the website for
more information.