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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.

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

SUMMER SESSIONS
Fees are subject to change, for information purposes only, please consult your Webadvisor for your specific fees.

Summer 2020 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
Total U-Pass* Health
Insurance**
Total
3 $894.00 $9.00 $15.00 $40.12 ($128.31) $829.81 $0.00 $0.00 $829.81
6 $1,788.00 $18.00 $15.00 $40.12 ($256.62) $1,604.50 $0.00 $0.00 $1,604.50
9 $2,682.00 $27.00 $45.00 $80.18 ($384.93) $2,449.25 $0.00 $94.80 $2,544.05
12 $3,576.00 $36.00 $45.00 $80.18 ($513.24) $3,223.94 $0.00 $94.80 $3,318.74
15 $4,470.00 $45.00 $45.00 $80.18 ($641.52) $3,998.66 $0.00 $94.80 $4,093.46
18 $5,364.00 $54.00 $45.00 $80.18 ($641.52) $4,901.66 $0.00 $94.80 $4,996.46

* 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.
*** MFA/MDES Activation Fee – 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.

Summer 2020 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 Nova Scotia
Bursary Reduction
Total U-Pass* Health
Insurance**
Total
3 $894.00 $9.00 $15.00 $40.12 $0.00 $958.12 $0.00 $0.00 $958.12
6 $1,788.00 $18.00 $15.00 $40.12 $0.00 $1,861.12 $0.00 $0.00 $1,861.12
9 $2,682.00 $27.00 $45.00 $80.18 $0.00 $2,834.18 $0.00 $94.80 $2,928.98
12 $3,576.00 $36.00 $45.00 $80.18 $0.00 $3,737.18 $0.00 $94.80 $3,831.98
15 $4,470.00 $45.00 $45.00 $80.18 $0.00 $4,640.18 $0.00 $94.80 $4,734.98
18 $5,364.00 $54.00 $45.00 $80.18 $0.00 $5,543.18 $0.00 $94.80 $5,637.98

Summer 2020 Tuition and Fees. Undergraduate, Post-Baccalaureate and Visual Art Certificate.
International Students

# Credits Semester Tuition Technology
Renewal Fee
Facility
Renewal Fee
Union Fee Nova Scotia
Bursary Reduction
Total U-Pass* Health
Insurance**
Total
3 $1,974.00 $9.00 $15.00 $40.12 $0.00 $2,038.12 $0.00 $246.00 $2,284.12
6 $3,948.00 $18.00 $15.00 $40.12 $0.00 $4,021.12 $0.00 $246.00 $4,267.12
9 $5,922.00 $27.00 $45.00 $80.18 $0.00 $6,074.18 $0.00 $246.00 $6,320.18
12 $7,896.00 $36.00 $45.00 $80.18 $0.00 $8,057.18 $0.00 $246.00 $8,303.18
15 $9,870.00 $45.00 $45.00 $80.18 $0.00 $10,040.18 $0.00 $246.00 $10,286.18
18 $11,844.00 $54.00 $45.00 $80.18 $0.00 $12,023.18 $0.00 $246.00 $12,269.18

Summer 2020 Tuition and Fees. Graduate.
Domestic Nova Scotia Residents

# Credits Semester Tuition Technology
Renewal Fee
Facility
Renewal Fee
Union Fee Nova Scotia
Bursary Reduction
Total U-Pass* Health
Insurance**
Total
3 $900.00 $9.00 $15.00 $40.12 ($128.31) $835.81 $0.00 $0.00 $835.81
6 $1,800.00 $18.00 $15.00 $40.12 ($256.62) $1,616.50 $0.00 $0.00 $1,616.50
9 $2,700.00 $27.00 $45.00 $80.18 ($384.93) $2,467.25 $0.00 $94.80 $2,652.05
12 $3,600.00 $36.00 $45.00 $80.18 ($513.24) $3,247.94 $0.00 $94.80 $3,342.74
15 $4,500.00 $45.00 $45.00 $80.18 ($641.52) $4,028.66 $0.00 $94.80 $4,123.46
18 $5,400.00 $54.00 $45.00 $80.18 ($641.52) $4,937.66 $0.00 $94.80 $5,032.46
MFA/MDes
Activation
Fee***
$299.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $299.00

Summer 2020 Tuition and Fees. Graduate.
Domestic Out-of-Province

# Credits Semester Tuition Technology
Renewal Fee
Facility
Renewal Fee
Union Fee Nova Scotia
Bursary Reduction
Total U-Pass* Health
Insurance**
Total
3 $900.00 $9.00 $15.00 $40.12 $0.00 $964.12 $0.00 $0.00 $964.12
6 $1,800.00 $18.00 $15.00 $40.12 $0.00 $1,873.12 $0.00 $0.00 $1,873.12
9 $2,700.00 $27.00 $45.00 $80.18 $0.00 $2,852.18 $0.00 $94.80 $2,946.98
12 $3,600.00 $36.00 $45.00 $80.18 $0.00 $3,761.18 $0.00 $94.80 $3,855.98
15 $4,500.00 $45.00 $45.00 $80.18 $0.00 $4,670.18 $0.00 $94.80 $4,764.98
18 $5,400.00 $54.00 $45.00 $80.18 $0.00 $5,579.18 $0.00 $94.80 $5,673.98
MFA/MDes
Activation
Fee***
$299.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $299.00

Summer 2020 Tuition and Fees. Graduate.
International Students

# Credits Semester Tuition Technology
Renewal Fee
Facility
Renewal Fee
Union Fee Nova Scotia
Bursary Reduction
Total U-Pass* Health
Insurance**
Total
3 $1,992.00 $9.00 $15.00 $40.12 $0.00 $2,056.12 $0.00 $246.00 $2,302.12
6 $3,984.00 $18.00 $15.00 $40.12 $0.00 $4,057.12 $0.00 $246.00 $4,303.12
9 $5,976.00 $27.00 $45.00 $80.18 $0.00 $6,128.18 $0.00 $246.00 $6,374.18
12 $7,968.00 $36.00 $45.00 $80.18 $0.00 $8,129.18 $0.00 $246.00 $8,375.18
15 $9,960.00 $45.00 $45.00 $80.18 $0.00 $10,130.18 $0.00 $246.00 $10,376.18
18 $11,952.00 $54.00 $45.00 $80.18 $0.00 $12,131.18 $0.00 $246.00 $12,377.18
MFA/MDes
Activation
Fee***
$664.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $664.00

FEES FOR ALL FALL SESSIONS DUE BY September 22, 2020.
Fees are subject to change, for information purposes only, please consult your Webadvisor for your specific fees.

Fall 2020 Tuition and Fees. Undergraduate, Post-Baccalaureate and Visual Art Certificate.
Domestic Nova Scotia Residents

FEES FOR ALL FALL SESSIONS DUE BY September 22,2020

# Credits Semester Tuition Technology
Renewal Fee
Facility
Renewal Fee
Union Fee Nova Scotia
Bursary Reduction
U-Pass* Health
Insurance**
Total
3 $894.00 $9.00 $15.00 $41.11 ($128.31) $0.00 $0.00 $830.80
6 $1,788.00 $18.00 $15.00 $41.11 ($256.62) $0.00 $0.00 $1,605.49
9 $2,682.00 $27.00 $45.00 $82.22 ($384.93) $161.00 $359.52 $2,971.81
12 $3,576.00 $36.00 $45.00 $82.22 ($513.24) $161.00 $359.52 $3,746.50
15 $4,470.00 $45.00 $45.00 $82.22 ($641.52) $161.00 $359.52 $4,521.22
18 $5,364.00 $54.00 $45.00 $82.22 ($641.52) $161.00 $359.52 $5,424.22

* 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.

Please see our website on the determination of Nova Scotia vs. Out of Province Residents.

SENIOR CITIZEN: Those who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents, 60 years of age or over at the time of Registration and are enrolled in an Undergraduate Degree Program may be eligible for a senior citizen discount. This discount only applies to the Tuition portion of the fees, Student must pay any incidental fees.

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

Fall 2020 Tuition and Fees. Undergraduate, Post-Baccalaureate and Visual Art Certificate.
Domestic Out of Province

FEES FOR ALL FALL SESSIONS DUE BY September 22,2020

# Credits Semester Tuition Technology
Renewal Fee
Facility
Renewal Fee
Union Fee U-Pass* Health
Insurance**
Total
3 $894.00 $9.00 $15.00 $41.11 $0.00 $0.00 $959.11
6 $1,788.00 $18.00 $15.00 $41.11 $0.00 $0.00 $1,862.11
9 $2,682.00 $27.00 $45.00 $82.22 $161.00 $359.52 $3,356.74
12 $3,576.00 $36.00 $45.00 $82.22 $161.00 $359.52 $4,259.74
15 $4,470.00 $45.00 $45.00 $82.22 $161.00 $359.52 $5,162.74
18 $5,364.00 $54.00 $45.00 $82.22 $161.00 $359.52 $6,065.74

* 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.

Fall 2020 Tuition and Fees. Undergraduate, Post-Baccalaureate and Visual Art Certificate.
International Students

FEES FOR ALL FALL SESSIONS DUE BY September 22,2020

# Credits Semester Tuition Technology
Renewal Fee
Facility
Renewal Fee
Union Fee U-Pass* International Health
Insurance**
Total
3 $1,974.00 $9.00 $15.00 $41.11 $0.00 $685.00 $2,724.11
6 $3,948.00 $18.00 $15.00 $41.11 $0.00 $685.00 $4,707.11
9 $5,922.00 $27.00 $45.00 $82.22 $161.00 $685.00 $6,922.22
12 $7,896.00 $36.00 $45.00 $82.22 $161.00 $685.00 $8,905.22
15 $9,870.00 $45.00 $45.00 $82.22 $161.00 $685.00 $10,888.22
18 $11,844.00 $54.00 $45.00 $82.22 $161.00 $685.00 $12,871.22

* U-PASS – COMPULSORY – All full time students

** INTERNATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE- COMPULSORY – All international students must pay the international health plan.

Fall 2020 Tuition and Fees. Graduate students. MDES and MFA.
Domestic Nova Scotia Residents

FEES FOR ALL FALL SESSIONS DUE BY September 22,2020

# Credits Semester Tuition Technology
Renewal Fee
Facility
Renewal Fee
Union Fee Nova Scotia
Bursary Reduction
U-Pass* Health
Insurance**
Total
3 $900.00 $9.00 $15.00 $41.11 ($128.31) $0.00 $0.00 $836.90
6 $1,800.00 $18.00 $15.00 $41.11 ($256.62) $0.00 $0.00 $1,617.49
9 $2,700.00 $27.00 $45.00 $82.22 ($384.93) $161.00 $359.52 $2,989.81
12 $3,600.00 $36.00 $45.00 $82.22 ($513.24) $161.00 $359.52 $3,770.50
15 $4,500.00 $45.00 $45.00 $82.22 ($641.52) $161.00 $359.52 $4,551.22
18 $5,400.00 $54.00 $45.00 $82.22 ($641.52) $161.00 $359.52 $5,460.22

* 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.

Please see our website on the determination of Nova Scotia vs. Out of Province Residents.

SENIOR CITIZEN: Those who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents, 60 years of age or over at the time of Registration and are enrolled in an Undergraduate Degree Program may be eligible for a senior citizen discount. This discount only applies to the Tuition portion of the fees, Student must pay any incidental fees.

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

Fall 2020 Tuition and Fees. Graduate students. MDES and MFA.
Domestic Out of Province

FEES FOR ALL FALL SESSIONS DUE BY September 22,2020

# Credits Semester Tuition Technology
Renewal Fee
Facility
Renewal Fee
Union Fee U-Pass* Health
Insurance**
Total
3 $900.00 $9.00 $15.00 $41.11 $0.00 $0.00 $965.11
6 $1,800.00 $18.00 $15.00 $41.11 $0.00 $0.00 $1,874.11
9 $2,700.00 $27.00 $45.00 $82.22 $161.00 $359.52 $3,374.74
12 $3,600.00 $36.00 $45.00 $82.22 $161.00 $359.52 $4,283.74
15 $4,500.00 $45.00 $45.00 $82.22 $161.00 $359.52 $5,192.74
18 $5,400.00 $54.00 $45.00 $82.22 $161.00 $359.52 $6,101.74

* 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.

Fall 2020 Tuition and Fees. Graduate students. MDES and MFA.
International students

FEES FOR ALL FALL SESSIONS DUE BY September 22,2020

# Credits Semester Tuition Technology
Renewal Fee
Facility
Renewal Fee
Union Fee U-Pass* Health
Insurance**
Total
3 $1,992.00 $9.00 $15.00 $41.11 $0.00 $685.00 $2,742.11
6 $3,984.00 $18.00 $15.00 $41.11 $0.00 $685.00 $4,743.11
9 $5,976.00 $27.00 $45.00 $82.22 $161.00 $685.00 $6,976.22
12 $7,968.00 $36.00 $45.00 $82.22 $161.00 $685.00 $8,977.22
15 $9,960.00 $45.00 $45.00 $82.22 $161.00 $685.00 $10,978.22
18 $11,952.00 $54.00 $45.00 $82.22 $161.00 $685.00 $12,979.22

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

** HEALTH – COMPULSORY – All international students must pay the international health plan.

MFA/MDES  Students who extend their program over an additional research semester are charged the Activation Fee.

FEES FOR ALL WINTER SESSIONS DUE BY January 19, 2021.
Fees are subject to change, for information purposes only, please consult your Webadvisor for your specific fees.

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

FEES FOR ALL WINTER SESSIONS DUE BY January 19, 2021

# Credits Semester Tuition Technology
Renewal Fee
Facility
Renewal Fee
Union Fee Nova Scotia
Bursary Reduction
U-Pass* Health
Insurance**
Total
3 $894.00 $9.00 $15.00 $41.11 ($128.31) $0.00 $0.00 $830.80
6 $1,788.00 $18.00 $15.00 $41.11 ($256.62) $0.00 $0.00 $1,605.49
9 $2,682.00 $27.00 $45.00 $82.22 ($384.93) $80.53 $239.68 $2,771.50
12 $3,576.00 $36.00 $45.00 $82.22 ($513.24) $80.53 $239.68 $3,546.19
15 $4,470.00 $45.00 $45.00 $82.22 ($641.52) $80.53 $239.68 $4,320.91
18 $5,364.00 $54.00 $45.00 $82.22 ($641.52) $80.53 $239.68 $5,223.91

* 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.

Please see our website on the determination of Nova Scotia vs. Out of Province Residents.

SENIOR CITIZEN: Those who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents, 60 years of age or over at the time of Registration and are enrolled in an Undergraduate Degree Program may be eligible for a senior citizen discount. This discount only applies to the Tuition portion of the fees, Student must pay any incidental fees.

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

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

FEES FOR ALL WINTER SESSIONS DUE BY January 19, 2021

# Credits Semester Tuition Technology
Renewal Fee
Facility
Renewal Fee
Union Fee U-Pass* Health
Insurance**
Total
3 $894.00 $9.00 $15.00 $41.11 $0.00 $0.00 $959.11
6 $1,788.00 $18.00 $15.00 $41.11 $0.00 $0.00 $1,862.11
9 $2,682.00 $27.00 $45.00 $82.22 $80.53 $239.68 $3,156.43
12 $3,576.00 $36.00 $45.00 $82.22 $80.53 $239.68 $4,059.43
15 $4,470.00 $45.00 $45.00 $82.22 $80.53 $239.68 $4,962.43
18 $5,364.00 $54.00 $45.00 $82.22 $80.53 $239.68 $5,865.43

* 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.

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

FEES FOR ALL WINTER SESSIONS DUE BY January 19, 2021

# Credits Semester Tuition Technology
Renewal Fee
Facility
Renewal Fee
Union Fee U-Pass* International Health
Insurance**
Total
3 $1,974.00 $9.00 $15.00 $41.11 $0.00 $498.00 $2,537.11
6 $3,948.00 $18.00 $15.00 $41.11 $0.00 $498.00 $4,520.11
9 $5,922.00 $27.00 $45.00 $82.22 $80.53 $498.00 $6,654.75
12 $7,896.00 $36.00 $45.00 $82.22 $80.53 $498.00 $8,637.75
15 $9,870.00 $45.00 $45.00 $82.22 $80.53 $498.00 $10,620.75
18 $11,844.00 $54.00 $45.00 $82.22 $80.53 $498.00 $12,603.75

* U-PASS – COMPULSORY – All full time students

** INTERNATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE- COMPULSORY – All international students must pay the international health plan.

Winter 2021 Tuition and Fees. Graduate students. MDES and MFA.
Domestic Nova Scotia Residents

FEES FOR ALL WINTER SESSIONS DUE BY January 19, 2021

# Credits Semester Tuition Technology
Renewal Fee
Facility
Renewal Fee
Union Fee Nova Scotia
Bursary Reduction
U-Pass* Health
Insurance**
Total
3 $900.00 $9.00 $15.00 $41.11 ($128.31) $0.00 $0.00 $836.80
6 $1,800.00 $18.00 $15.00 $41.11 ($256.62) $0.00 $0.00 $1,617.49
9 $2,700.00 $27.00 $45.00 $82.22 ($384.93) $80.53 $239.68 $2,789.50
12 $3,600.00 $36.00 $45.00 $82.22 ($513.24) $80.53 $239.68 $3,570.19
15 $4,500.00 $45.00 $45.00 $82.22 ($641.52) $80.53 $239.68 $4,350.91
18 $5,400.00 $54.00 $45.00 $82.22 ($641.52) $80.53 $239.68 $5,259.91

* 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.

Please see our website on the determination of Nova Scotia vs. Out of Province Residents.

SENIOR CITIZEN: Those who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents, 60 years of age or over at the time of Registration and are enrolled in an Undergraduate Degree Program may be eligible for a senior citizen discount. This discount only applies to the Tuition portion of the fees, Student must pay any incidental fees.

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

Winter 2021 Tuition and Fees. Graduate students. MDES and MFA.
Domestic Out of Province

FEES FOR ALL WINTER SESSIONS DUE BY January 19, 2021

# Credits Semester Tuition Technology
Renewal Fee
Facility
Renewal Fee
Union Fee U-Pass* Health
Insurance**
Total
3 $900.00 $9.00 $15.00 $41.11 $0.00 $0.00 $965.11
6 $1,800.00 $18.00 $15.00 $41.11 $0.00 $0.00 $1,874.11
9 $2,700.00 $27.00 $45.00 $82.22 $80.53 $239.68 $3,174.43
12 $3,600.00 $36.00 $45.00 $82.22 $80.53 $239.68 $4,083.43
15 $4,500.00 $45.00 $45.00 $82.22 $80.53 $239.68 $4,992.43
18 $5,400.00 $54.00 $45.00 $82.22 $80.53 $239.68 $5,901.43

* 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.

Winter 2021 Tuition and Fees. Graduate students. MDES and MFA.
International students

FEES FOR ALL WINTER SESSIONS DUE BY January 19, 2021

# Credits Semester Tuition Technology
Renewal Fee
Facility
Renewal Fee
Union Fee U-Pass* International Health
Insurance**
Total
3 $1,992.00 $9.00 $15.00 $41.11 $0.00 $498.00 $2,555.11
6 $3,984.00 $18.00 $15.00 $41.11 $0.00 $498.00 $4,556.11
9 $5,976.00 $27.00 $45.00 $82.22 $80.53 $498.00 $6,708.75
12 $7,968.00 $36.00 $45.00 $82.22 $80.53 $498.00 $8,709.75
15 $9,960.00 $45.00 $45.00 $82.22 $80.53 $498.00 $10,710.75
18 $11,952.00 $54.00 $45.00 $82.22 $80.53 $498.00 $12,711.75

* U-PASS – COMPULSORY – All full time students

** INTERNATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE- COMPULSORY – All international students must pay the international health plan.

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