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Fees

Home Stay and Tuition Fees

In addition to your academic program, your program fee includes:

  • medical insurance
  • support from our International Assistants
  • orientation program
  • use of textbooks
  • and our year-end festival.

All prices are in Canadian funds.  For instructions on how to pay your home stay and tuition fees, see Application Instructions.

 2017/2018 Pricing

Please note that due to changing Government Policy some price changes are beyond our control.   We will do our best to give as much notice as possible of any changes.

 

Full Academic Year

Sept 2017 - Jan 2018 + Feb 2018 - June 2018

Application Fee: $200 non-refundable
Homestay Application Fee $450 non-refundable
Program Fee* $13450
Homestay** $8785
Custodianship*** Free
Airport Pickup $175

*Program Fee includes Tuition, Medical Insurance and Textbooks

**10 Months Homestay Fee: Covers monthly fees + 10 days @$28.5/day for orientation period.  Unused days are refunded, see details in Homestay Service Package below.

***Immigration Canada requires all international students under age 18 to have a notarized declaration signed by a parent and their Canadian custodian. The Abbotsford School District will act as the custodian free of charge.

One Semester Only 2017 / 2018

Application Fee $200 Non-refundable
Homestay Application Fee $450 Non-refundable
Program Fee* $6725
Homestay** $4535
Custodianship*** Free
Airport Pickup $175

*Program Fee inlcudes Tuition, Medical Insurance and Textbooks

**5 Months Homestay Fee: Covers monthly fees + 10 days @$28.5/day for orientation period.  Unused days are refunded, see details in Homestay Service Package below.

***Immigration Canada requires all international students under age 18 to have a notarized declaration signed by a parent and their Canadian custodian. The Abbotsford School District will act as the custodian free of charge.

Full Academic Year
Sept 2018 - Jan 2019 + Feb 2019 - June 2019

Application Fee:  $200 non-refundable
Homestay Application Fee $450 non-refundable
Program Fee* $13450
Homestay** $9300
Custodianship*** Free
Airport Pickup $175


 *Program Fee includes Tuition, Medical Insurance and Textbooks

**10 Months Homestay Fee: Covers monthly fees + 10 days @$30/day for orientation period.  Unused days are refunded, see details in Homestay Service Package below.

(Effective date: July 1, 2018) Students in the District Homestay will be charged for a full month of homestay fee for the month they are leaving the program including students returning in September semester.

***Immigration Canada requires all international students under age 18 to have a notarized declaration signed by a parent and their Canadian custodian. The Abbotsford School District will act as the custodian free of charge.

1 Semester: Sept 2018 or Feb 2019

Application Fee $200 Non-refundable
Homestay Application Fee  $450 Non-refundable
Program Fee*  $6725
Homestay**  $4800
Custodianship*** Free
Airport Pickup $175

 
 *Program Fee inlcudes Tuition, Medical Insurance and Textbooks

**10 Months Homestay Fee: Covers monthly fees + 10 days @$30/day for orientation period.  Unused days are refunded, see details in Homestay Service Package below.

(Effective date: July 1, 2018) Students in the District Homestay will be charged for a full month of homestay fee for the month they are leaving the program including students returning in September semester.

***Immigration Canada requires all international students under age 18 to have a notarized declaration signed by a parent and their Canadian custodian. The Abbotsford School District will act as the custodian free of charge.

Homestay Service Package

The School District handles most students' monthly homestay payments on their behalf. If you want this service, please indicate your request on the Application Form and Homestay Request Form. The Service Package requires that the total fees, as indicated above, be paid in-full at the time of billing.  If you do NOT want this service and would like to make payments directly, simply skip this step of the application.

Itemized Fee Schedule for Homestay Service Package

Homestay Placement Fee - This fee is for placement and monitoring of the homestay and does not cover the first or last month rent: $450 non-refundable
Monthly Fee Two Semesters (10 months at $850per month) + $285* (10 nights during orientation in August/January)  $8785
OR  
Monthly Fee One Semester (5 months at $850 per month) + $285* (10 nights during orientation in August/January) $4535

*Any unused amount will be refunded to the student upon departure from homestay

For instructions on how to pay your homestay and tuition fees, see How to Apply.

Medical Insurance

Medical insurance from the Medical Services Plan of British Columbia (MSP) is mandatory for International students and coverage begins at the end of a three-month waiting period. During that three-month period, the Abbotsford School District pays for private medical coverage for international students. The BC government introduced changes to MSP as of January 1, 2017

In light of this change as well as the BC Ministry of Education recommendation for school districts to provide International students with extra medical insurance above MSP, Abbotsford School District has enrolled all International Students in additional coverage called guard.mePlusBC.

End Dates for Medical, Homestay and Guardianship 

For students completing their studies in June, the District will cease medical coverage, District arranged homestay and District Custodianship as of June 30.

For students completing their studies in January, the District will cease medical coverage, District arranged homestay and District Custodianship as of January 31.

  Additional Child Discount

If more than one member of your family wants to study in Canada, any additional children get a discount! The first student is charged the full tuition amount, and any additional students receive a $500 discount for the academic year, or $250 for a semester.

Questions about our tuition or home stay fees? We are happy to help. Please Contact Us.


Refund Policy

**Please note that all refunds are subject to a $200 processing fee**

In the event that a student does not come to Canada or decides not to attend or to leave the International Program for personal reasons, only a portion of the paid tuition fee will be refunded. In all cases, the $200 application fee will be retained to cover administrative expenses. The following refund policy will apply for each student:

  • Full refund (less the application fee) if the Study Permit is not approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). The supporting documentation of this rejection from CIC must be supplied.
  • Two‐thirds (2/3) of the full tuition fee (less the application fee) if the student withdraws prior to commencement of the program.
  • One half (1/2) of the full tuition fee (less the application fee) if the student withdraws within the first month of studies.

No refund will be granted:

  • for whatever reason, if the student withdraws after 1 month of participation in the program.
  • if the student is dismissed from the program due to:
    • a violation of the Student Participation Agreement
    • not performing to a reasonable academic standard
    • inability to perform to a reasonable academic standard
  •  as the result of the School District being unable to provide education due to causes beyond its control.

 

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