The Office of Financial Services at NSCAD determines, charges, and collects all student-related fees and expenses. All financial arrangements must be approved by the Office of Financial Services. All questions regarding such arrangements should be directed to that office.
5163 Duke Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3J6
|Phone: (902) 494-8222|
Fax: (902) 429-4925
Hours: 9 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday
All NSCAD students pay their tuition and other academic and miscellaneous fees through the Office of Financial Services.
NSCAD students applying for Canada Student Loans and provincial student loans must have the loans made out to NSCAD University as the official Institution of Record.
- Cheque (current dated) from a Canadian financial institution made payable to NSCAD
- Bank or Postal Money Order in Canadian funds payable to NSCAD
- Interac (in person only)
- Internet or telephone banking with the following financial institutions: BMO, TD, RBC, Scotiabank, CIBC ,President’s Choice Financial , Central 1 Credit Union and Atlantic Credit union. When you go to your on-line bank account set NSCAD up as a payee as opposed to Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. The account number is the 6 digit or 7 digit ID number shown on you ID card. (use all numbers including the 0's at the beginning of the number ).
- Pay in person or at ABMs at any of the above-mentioned financial institutions
- Cash (in person only)
Note; Students are responsible for keeping their accounts current, and should check on their account status regularly on web advisore or by contacting Student Accounts at the Office of Financial Services (nscad.ca). Students are required to have all outstanding fees paid in full prior to beginning a new academic year.
No student will be permitted to register who has an outstanding and overdue balance owing to the university. Transcripts and grades will not be issued to students having an overdue account balance with the university. Graduating students with an outstanding account balance will not receive their diplomas or transcripts until all fees have been paid.
****New Fees for Fall 2012****
The Board of Governors and administration of NSCAD University are committed to sustaining NSCAD as an ongoing centre of excellence in visual arts education and research to the economic, social, and cultural benefit of Nova Scotia. NSCAD is working to reduce its deficit as part of the short and long-term sustainability plans by cutting costs, generating new revenue sources and building enhanced partnerships with other Nova Scotia universities.
As a component of the implementation of the new sustainability plan, the Board of Governors, at its June 26 meeting, approved the implementation of the following three mandatory student fees to come into effect beginning with the Fall 2012 semester:
• Technology renewal fee - $9 per 3 credit increment per semester;
• Facility renewal fee - $15 for part time students per semester, $45 for full time students per semester;
• Graduation administration fee - $50 to accompany application to graduate (beginning with May 2013 graduation). Students who have already applied to graduate in May 2013 prior to July 11, 2012 will have the $50 fee automatically applied to their account.
For the 2012-13 academic year, all Nova Scotia students (as determined by a definition established by the province) will receive a reduction in their tuition of $160.38 per each 3 credits (up to a maximum of 12 credits) and other Canadian students will receive a reduction of $32.64 per each 3 credits (up to a maximum of 12 credits). This reduction, which will take the form of a bursary, will be applied using the same guidelines as for tuition. Please check our website for more detailed information about the Nova Scotia University Student Bursary Program as it becomes available.
All fees are payable at the time of registration for each semester as noted below. Exceptions to this requirement may be granted only upon satisfactory arrangement with Student Accounts. In addition to tuition and other expenses (including books and supplies), some courses have a required materials fee.
Tuition Payments and Withdrawal Procedures
- Fall Semester: Due September 30
- Winter Semester: Due January 31
- Summer Semester: Due May 31
It is the student’s responsibility to comply with the financial regulations and payment schedules of the University. Registration is regarded as incomplete until all fees have been paid in full. Failure to comply with these regulations may result in cancellation of enrolment at the University.
Canada Student LoansStudents planning to pay by Canada Student Loan should apply to their province in April or May so that funds will be available by the time payment is required. The University will deduct fees/charges from the loan at the time of endorsement. The Late Payment Interest Fee will apply to students whose loans are negotiated after October 1 (Fall Semester); February 1 (Winter Semester); June 1 (Summer Semester).Late Payment Interest Fee
Interest of 12% will begin accruing on all outstanding accounts 30 days following the final due date for semester fees (the final business day of th emonth in which the semester begins): September 30 / January 31 / May 31
Late Payment FeeIn addition to interest levied, a Late Payment Fee of $50.00 will be levied upon students for late payment of outstanding fees immediately following each tuition due date: September 30 / January 31 / May 31Letter of Permission Tuition Fees
Students taking courses at other Univeristies on a Letter of permission are expected to pay fees directly to the other institution. Students should factor in these additional tuition and fee payments when applying for student loans.
Material FeesStudents are expected to provide materials for their classes. In most cases, these materials can be purchased from the NSCAD Supply Store. However, in some cases, due to the nature of the materials and the economy of bulk purchasing, materials will be purchased by the University and made available to students from the department or instructor. Students registered in courses for which such bulk purchasing is done will be required to pay a Materials Fee. In such cases, the amount of the Materials Fee will be published in the course outline distributed at the first class meeting, and the amount will be automatically charged to the student’s account.
Late Registration Fee: $50.00To be levied upon returning students who register for the next term following each Credit Priority Period. Credit Priority dates will be available on the NSCAD website under Current Students, and through the Office of Student and Academic Services. The fee is applicable in both Fall and Winter semesters.
The fee will be levied immediately following the last working day of the month in which the semester starts: September 30 / January 31
Late Payment Fee: $50.00
To be levied upon students for late payment of outstanding fees immediately following the tuition due dates: September 30 / January 31 / May 31
Re-Entry Fee: $30.00Charge to be levied upon students re-entering after an absence of two or more semesters. The fee will be activated upon submission of a Re-Entry form (available on the NSCAD website) requesting return to active status.
Transcripts: Unofficial $5.00
Rush (official or unofficial) $20.00 (Less than 24 hours, staff availability permitting)
Graduation Administration Fee: $ 50.00
Students graduating in May 2013 or later will pay a $50 fee to be submitted with application to graduate. Application forms submitted without payment will not be processed. Students who have already applied to graduate in May 2013 prior to July 11th will have this fee applied to their student account. After July 11th the fee must accompany the application.
Access CardsOther Charges and Fees
New students are required to obtain an access card for a $20 fee. This card grants the student access to the campus buildings and required studios. $10 will be refunded to the student upon return of the access card at the conclusion of the student's program. The fee for replacement cards is $20.
- Courier Fee: Charge of courier plus $5.00 administrative fee
- Duplicate Tax Receipt: $5.00
- Replacement ID card: $10.00
- NSF cheques returned by bank: $20.00
- PLAR Assessment: $75 per 3 credits
Senior Citizen DiscountThe university offers a 40% discount to senior citizens (60+) enrolled in undergraduate courses.