Tuition and Financial Information
Tuition for the summer 2023 semester is due by May 22, 2023. After this date you will be charged a late payment fee of $50.
You will not receive an invoice for tuition fees. Your current balance can be found through the Self-Service portal. Full tuition and fee rates are also available here.
Please click on the areas below to get more information on summer tuition and financial information.
If you’re a domestic student taking nine credits or more you will automatically be charged for the Green Shield Extended Health Plan.
If you already have alternative extended health coverage you can opt out. See SUNSCAD.ORG for procedures and deadlines.
To opt out go to www.greenshield.ca/en-ca
If you have opted-out, you will receive an email from SUNSCAD Office when the cheque is ready.
For all international students who were not full time in winter 2023, you will be billed for the international health insurance in the summer 2023 semester. Students who choose to opt out must contact Colleen Ralph, International Coordinator, and Student VIP International at email@example.com.
Important financial due dates are as follows:
|Summer 2023 |
All Fees Due by May 22, 2023
|Last Day for |
|Last Day for |
|Last Day for |
|No Refunds After|
|Full Semester |
14 Weeks (start date May 8,2023)
|May 20||June 5||June 12||June 13|
|Session 1A |
7 Weeks (start date: May 8,2023)
|May 15||May 22||May 29||May 30|
|Session 1B (Start date July 3,2023) |
|July 10||July 17||July 24||July 25|
Note: Financial refund dates differ from academic drop dates.
Note that health fees are administered by SUNSCAD.
See SUNSCAD website for information on health plan opt-out procedures, sunscad.org.
U-pass is non-refundable.
Please contact Colleen Ralph at firstname.lastname@example.org for international health plan information and opt-out.
Technology & facility renewal fees non-refundable after May 22, 2023.
Material fees are non- refundable after the first day of semester. Material refund forms must be filled out and submitted to the student accounts office.
Students who withdraw completely from current term will be charged a $100 withdrawal fee.
Refund requests must be emailed to the Student Accounts Office at email@example.com. Refunds can be done by electronic fund transfer and Paymytuition (for international banking). Please allow four weeks for refunds to be processed. You must include your NSCAD student ID number when communicating by email.
More details on tuition fees and deadlines can be found here.
All student loans are electronically received by NSCAD University. The Student Accounts Office will begin confirming loans on May 10, 2023.
The Student Accounts Financial Office will confirm your enrolment and request the fees to be sent directly to NSCAD for your tuition. It is your responsibility to monitor your loan status, including the amount to be received. If your loan amount does not cover all of your fees, it is your responsibility to make the appropriate payment before the due date.
If your Student Loan Confirmation of Enrolment document is received by May 22, 2023, and it is confirmed that your loan will cover all your summer tuition and fee, you will not be charged the $50 late fee.
NSCAD University offers an interim loan program for students who may need financial assistance to cover personal costs until their student loans arrive. More information about the interim loan program is available by contacting NSCAD Office of Opportunity and Belonging at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All NSCAD students taking nine credits or more in a semester will be automatically charged for the Halifax Transit U-Pass. U-Pass stickers can be picked up at the Office of Opportunity and Belonging on the second floor of the Fountain Campus.
There are limited circumstances by which you may be eligible to opt out of the U-Pass. For more information, click here.
- Online banking (Canadian banks only): Set “NSCAD University” up as a payee in bill payments and use your student ID number as account number. Please allow up to five business days for payment to be processed.
- Pay at the bank (Canadian banks only): Advise the teller that you want to pay NSCAD University and give your Student ID number as account number. Please allow up to five business days for payment to be processed.
- Cheque: Payable to NSCAD University can be mailed to:
Attention: Student Accounts, Finance Office 4th Floor, NSCAD University 5163 Duke Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 3J6.
- In-person payments: Student Accounts is currently accepting in-person payments Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Wire transfer (international students only): Form can be requested from the Student Accounts Office by email.
- Pay my tuition.com (International Students only): PayMyTuition visit paymytuition.com
Waitlist classes are not included in your tuition fees until you are officially registered in that class. Payment is due upon acceptance in the class. If your student loan has been confirmed before acceptance in waitlist classes, you are responsible to ensure payment is received immediately.
If you are unsure how to obtain this information you may contact Theresa Pottie or Ria MacGillivray in the Student Accounts, Financial Office, at email@example.com. We can usually confirm whether your student loan has been processed and we are waiting for the funds to arrive. If that is the case a late payment fee will not be charged. When communicating with the Student Accounts Office please include your NSCAD Student ID Number.
If you have received a scholarship from NSCAD, it will be applied to your account and used towards your tuition. Any balance that is not used for your current semester tuition can remain on your account for the next semester or can be refunded.
Refund requests must be emailed to the Student Accounts Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Refunds can be done by cheque or e-transfer. Please allow four weeks for cheques to be processed and four weeks for e-transfers. You must your NSCAD student ID number when communicating by email.
NSCAD University offers an interim loan program for students who may need financial assistance to cover personal costs until their student loans arrive. For more information about the interim loan program contact the NSCAD Office of Opportunity and Belonging at email@example.com.
Students paying with their TA, please make sure that the payroll department has your completed Payroll Authorization Form. Check with the Student Accounts Office to make sure that tuition fees will be covered in full by your TA. You will not be charged the late payment fee if paying with TA.
All sponsor students must make sure that their sponsorship letter has been received by the Student Accounts Office.