Other Fees to Consider


The standard tuition fee for Canadian residents is $3,024.50 for one academic year (two semesters). International students pay a tuition fee of $13,186.88 per academic year (two semesters) for most programs.

The full-time fees listed below are for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Please note: Some programs may charge additional cost recovery tuition fees to Canadian and international students.

Student Association: $97.17
Health plan: $128.30
Dental plan: $84.76
Athletic Complex membership fee: $36.69
Intercollegiate athletics: $53.71
Student Transitions (formerly Student Handbook): $7.14
Student ID: $18.38
Information Technology (IT) Services: $190.89
Student Centre: $61.09
Security (24-hour access to computer labs): $27.64
Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) $4.59
Campus radio station: $11.10
Athletic Centre Expansion fee: $172.23
U-Pass transit fee: $270
Graduation fee (all first-year and direct entry students): $36.22
Access Copyright : $4.30
Health Services $30.60
Campus Recreation: $10.36
TOTAL: $1,245.17

* All fees must be paid by the due date indicated on your fee statement. You may choose to opt out of the health and dental plans. For more information on opting out please visit Durham College Students Inc. website. Opt-out forms are available at the Student Centre with proof of medical coverage.

Please note: International students must pay an additional $475 (12 months for September starts), $316.67 (eight months for January starts), and $158.33 (four months for May starts) for medical coverage.

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


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


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.


Late payment fee: $150.00
*Transcripts: $14.00
*Verification of semester enrolment or customized verification $6.00
*Official account summary $6.00
*Duplicate copy of credential: $28.00
*Request to mail credential (shipped via Purolator) $10.00
*T2202A $6.00
Credit Transfer fee (external credit): $16.00
Nursing Forms: $26.00
PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition) $165.40
Post-Secondary Graduation Fee: $36.22
Continuing Education – Diploma or Certificate Graduation Fee: $36.22
Continuing Education – 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 tuition. Part-time students pay the graduation fee at the time of application for graduation. Also concerning a Continuing Education Recognition of Achievement (ROA), consult the Continuing Education course calendar to see if your program is eligible for ROA.



Fees can be paid electronically by online banking or credit card.  Please note making a payment through online banking can take three to five days for processing and payment must be received by the College in time for the due date.


You must pay your fees by the payment deadline as 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 or receive your official grades, transcripts, certificates or diplomas until you meet your financial obligations.


To be considered for a refund, you must officially withdraw from the college by completing and submitting a Request to Withdraw form to Strategic Enrolment Services. If you withdraw within the first 10 days of classes, you will be entitled to a partial refund of fees. No refund, in whole or in part, will be processed if you withdraw after the 10th day of the semester.

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


Receipts for tuition, education and book amounts (Canada  Revenue Agency’s Form T2202A) for the previous calendar year are available online by late-February each year.


Sponsorship generally means your fees are paid by a sponsoring agency. If you are a sponsored student you must present a letter of authorization from your sponsor to Recruitment and Admission Services by the payment deadline.