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We understand that financial issues can impact directly on your studies; therefore, financial planning is an important part of assuring academic success at University.  We can provide you with the information and support that you need.

Scholarships

When you apply for admission to NSCAD by the early deadline of March 1, you are automatically considered for Entrance Scholarships. The current range of individual entrance scholarships is $500 to $6000 and some awards are renewable for each of four years of study, making our top award approximately $25000! After each year of study at NSCAD, more scholarships will be available for application by qualified students.

The university awards about $100,000 annually to students, with more than 90 internal scholarships and bursaries available per academic year. External funding can also top $100,000 per year, with outside scholarships such as the Harrison McCain Scholarships in memory of Marion McCain, the Canada Graduate Awards, and other financial aid options.

Tuition and other academic fees

All NSCAD students pay their tuition and other academic and miscellaneous fees through the Office of Financial services.

Students are responsible for keeping their accounts current, and should check their account status regularly online through WebAdvisor or by contacting the Office of Financial Services via email at studentaccounts@nscad.ca. It is the student’s responsibility to comply with the financial regulations and payment schedules of NSCAD. Registration is regarded as incomplete until all fees have been paid in full.

Office of Financial Services

4th Floor
5163 Duke Street
NSCAD University
Halifax, NS  B3J 3J6
9:30 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday

Contact us:

Phone: (902) 494-8117
Fax: (902) 429-4925
studentaccounts@nscad.ca

FEES FOR ALL FALL SESSIONS DUE BY September 22, 2021.
Fees are subject to change, for information purposes only, please consult your Self-Service for your specific fees.

Fall 2021 Tuition and Fees. Undergraduate, Post-Baccalaureate and Visual Art Certificate.
Domestic Nova Scotia Residents

# Credits Semester Tuition Technology
Renewal Fee
Facility
Renewal Fee
Union Fee Nova Scotia
Bursary Reduction
Student Service Fee U-Pass*
New Students
Health
Insurance**
New Students
Total
1.5 $451.50 $5.00 $8.50 $41.41 ($64.16) $15.00 $0.00 $0.00 $457.25
3 $903.00 $10.00 $17.00 $41.11 ($128.31) $15.00 $0.00 $0.00 $858.10
6 $1,806.00 $20.00 $17.00 $41.11 ($256.62) $15.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,642.79
9 $2,709.00 $30.00 $50.00 $82.80 ($384.93) $25.00 $164.00 $374.52 $3,050.39
12 $3,612.00 $40.00 $50.00 $82.80 ($513.24) $25.00 $164.00 $374.52 $3,835.08
15 $4,515.00 $50.00 $50.00 $82.80 ($641.52) $25.00 $164.00 $374.52 $4,619.80
18 $5,418.00 $60.00 $50.00 $82.80 ($641.52) $25.00 $164.00 $374.52 $5,532.80

* U-PASS – COMPULSORY for all full-time students.
** HEALTH INSURANCE – COMPULSORY All full-time students must pay the health plan. Refer to SUNSCAD for opt out options.
Please see our website on the determination of Nova Scotia vs. Out-of-Province Residents.
NOTE: Some classes have a material fee that is not shown in example above.
Students that withdraw from the current semester will be charged $100.

Fall 2021 Tuition and Fees. Undergraduate, Post-Baccalaureate and Visual Art Certificate.
Domestic Out-of-Province

# Credits Semester Tuition Technology
Renewal Fee
Facility
Renewal Fee
Union Fee Student Services Fee U-Pass*
New Students
Health
Insurance**
New Students
Total
1.5 $451.50 $5.00 $8.50 $41.41 $15.00 $0.00 $0.00 $521.41
3 $903.00 $10.00 $17.00 $41.41 $15.00 $0.00 $0.00 $986.41
6 $1,806.00 $20.00 $17.00 $41.41 $15.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,899.41
9 $2,709.00 $30.00 $50.00 $82.80 $25.00 $164.00 $374.52 $3,435.32
12 $3,612.00 $40.00 $50.00 $82.80 $25.00 $164.00 $374.52 $4,348.32
15 $4,515.00 $50.00 $50.00 $82.80 $25.00 $164.00 $374.52 $5,261.32
18 $5,418.00 $60.00 $50.00 $82.80 $25.00 $164.00 $374.52 $6,174.32

* U-PASS – COMPULSORY for all full-time students.
** HEALTH INSURANCE – COMPULSORY All full-time students must pay the health plan. Refer to SUNSCAD for opt out options.
Please see our website on the determination of Nova Scotia vs. Out-of-Province Residents.
NOTE: Some classes have a material fee that is not shown in example above.
Students that withdraw from the current semester will be charged $100.

Fall 2021 Tuition and Fees. Undergraduate, Post-Baccalaureate and Visual Art Certificate.
International Students

# Credits Semester Tuition Technology
Renewal Fee
Facility
Renewal Fee
Union Fee Student Service Fee U-Pass*
New Students
Health
Insurance**
New Students
Total
1.5 $1,011.00 $5.00 $8.50 $41.41 $25.00 $0.00 $725.00 $1,815.91
3 $2,022.00 $10.00 $17.00 $41.41 $25.00 $0.00 $725.00 $2,840.41
6 $4,044.00 $20.00 $17.00 $41.41 $25.00 $0.00 $725.00 $4,872.41
9 $6,066.00 $30.00 $50.00 $82.80 $50.00 $164.00 $725.00 $7,167.80
12 $8,088.00 $40.00 $50.00 $82.80 $50.00 $164.00 $725.00 $9,199.80
15 $10,110.00 $50.00 $50.00 $82.80 $50.00 $164.00 $725.00 $11,231.80
18 $12,132.00 $60.00 $50.00 $82.80 $50.00 $164.00 $725.00 $13,263.80

* U-PASS – COMPULSORY for all full-time students.
** HEALTH INSURANCE – COMPULSORY All full-time students must pay the health plan. Refer to SUNSCAD for opt out options.
NOTE: Some classes have a material fee that is not shown in example above.
Students that withdraw from the current semester will be charged $100.

Fall 2021 Tuition and Fees. Graduate. MDES, MAAE and MFA.
Domestic Nova Scotia Residents

# Credits Semester Tuition Technology
Renewal Fee
Facility
Renewal Fee
Union Fee Nova Scotia
Bursary Reduction
Student Service
Fee
U-Pass*
New Students
Health
Insurance**
New Students
Total
1 $303.00 $3.50 $6.00 $41.41 ($42.77) $15.00 $0.00 $0.00 $326.14
1.5 $454.50 $5.00 $8.50 $41.41 ($64.16) $15.00 $0.00 $0.00 $460.25
3 $909.00 $10.00 $17.00 $41.41 ($128.31) $15.00 $0.00 $0.00 $864.10
6 $1,818.00 $20.00 $17.00 $41.41 ($256.62) $15.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,654.79
9 $2,727.00 $30.00 $50.00 $82.80 ($384.93) $25.00 $164.00 $374.52 $3,068.39
12 $3,636.00 $40.00 $50.00 $82.80 ($513.24) $25.00 $164.00 $374.52 $3,859.08
15 $4,545.00 $50.00 $50.00 $82.80 ($641.52) $25.00 $164.00 $374.52 $4,649.80
18 $5,454.00 $60.00 $50.00 $82.80 ($641.52) $25.00 $164.00 $374.52 $5,568.80
MFA/MDes
Activation
Fee***
$303.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $303.00

* U-PASS – COMPULSORY – All full-time students

** HEALTH – COMPULSORY – All full-time students must pay the health plan. Refer to SUNSCAD for opt out options.

MFA/MDES  – Students who extend their program over an additional research semester are charged the activation fee.

Please see our website on the determination of Nova Scotia vs. out-of-province residents.

NOTE: Some classes have a material fee that is not shown in example above.

Students that withdraw from the current semester will be charged $100.

Fall 2021 Tuition and Fees. Graduate. MDES, MAAE and MFA.
Domestic Out-of-Province

# Credits Semester Tuition Technology
Renewal Fee
Facility
Renewal Fee
Union Fee Student Service
Fee
U-Pass*
New Students
Health
Insurance**
New Students
Total
1 $303.00 $3.50 $6.00 $41.41 $15.00 $0.00 $0.00 $368.91
1.5 $454.50 $5.50 $8.50 $41.41 $15.00 $0.00 $0.00 $524.41
3 $909.00 $10.00 $17.00 $41.41 $15.00 $0.00 $0.00 $992.41
6 $1,818.00 $20.00 $17.00 $41.41 $15.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,911.41
9 $2,727.00 $30.00 $50.00 $82.80 $25.00 $164.00 $374.52 $3,453.32
12 $3,636.00 $40.00 $50.00 $82.80 $25.00 $164.00 $374.52 $4,372.32
15 $4,545.00 $50.00 $50.00 $82.80 $25.00 $164.00 $374.52 $5,291.32
18 $5,454.00 $60.00 $50.00 $82.80 $25.00 $164.00 $374.52 $6,210.32
MFA/MDes
Activation
Fee***
$303.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $303.00

* U-PASS – COMPULSORY – All full-time students
** HEALTH – COMPULSORY – All full-time students must pay the health plan. Refer to SUNSCAD for opt out options.

MAAED fees – Some fees may differ from table as students are considered full time at 6 credits.

MFA/MDES  – Students who extend their program over an additional research semester are charged the Activation Fee.
Please see our website on the determination of Nova Scotia vs. out-of-province residents.

NOTE: Some classes have a material fee that is not shown in example above.
Students that withdraw from the current semester will be charged $100.

Fall 2021 Tuition and Fees. Graduate. MDES, MAAE and MFA.
International Students

# Credits Semester Tuition Technology
Renewal Fee
Facility
Renewal Fee
Union Fee Student Service
Fee
U-Pass*
New Students
Health
Insurance**
New Students
Total
1 $680.00 $3.50 $6.00 $41.41 $25.00 $0.00 $725.00 $1,480.91
1.5 $1,020.00 $5.00 $8.50 $41.41 $25.00 $0.00 $725.00 $1,824.91
3 $2,040.00 $10.00 $17.00 $41.41 $25.00 $0.00 $725.00 $2,858.41
6 $4,080.00 $20.00 $17.00 $41.41 $25.00 $0.00 $725.00 $4,908.41
9 $6,120.00 $30.00 $50.00 $82.80 $50.00 $164.00 $725.00 $7,221.80
12 $8,160.00 $40.00 $50.00 $82.80 $50.00 $164.00 $725.00 $9,271.80
15 $10,200.00 $50.00 $50.00 $82.80 $50.00 $164.00 $725.00 $11,321.80
18 $12,240.00 $60.00 $50.00 $82.80 $50.00 $164.00 $725.00 $13,371.80
MFA/MDes
Activation
Fee***
$681.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $681.00

* U-PASS – COMPULSORY – All full-time students
** HEALTH – COMPULSORY – All full-time students must pay the health plan. Refer to SUNSCAD for opt out options.

MAAED fees – Some fees may differ from table as students are considered full time at 6 credits.

MFA/MDES  – Students who extend their program over an additional research semester are charged the activation fee.

NOTE: Some classes have a material fee that is not shown in example above.

Students that withdraw from the current semester will be charged $100.

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