Tuition and Financial Information

Tuition for the fall 2022 semester is due by September 21, 2022. 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 fall 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 their cheque is ready.

For all international students who were not full time in fall 2021 or winter 2022, you will be billed for the international health insurance in the summer 2022 semester. Students who choose to opt out must contact Colleen Ralph, International Coordinator, and Student VIP International at admin@internationalhealth.ca.

Important financial due dates are as follows:
  • September 21, 2022 – last day for 100% refund
  • October 5, 2022 – last day for 75% refund
  • October 12, 2022 – last day for 50% refund
  • October 13, 2022 – no refunds as of this date
Note: Financial refund dates differ from Academic drop dates. If you withdraw completely from the current semester you will be charged a $100 withdraw fee. 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 in the first week of September.

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 September 21, 2022 , 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 belong@nscad.ca.

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.

  • 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 studentaccounts@nscad.ca. 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 studentaccounts@nscad.ca. 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 belong@nscad.ca.

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.