Tuition

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 registration deadline, 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 Self Service 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.

Please visit this page for specific information related to fall 2022, winter 2023 semester billing.

CONTACT

Phone: 902-494-8117
Fax: 902-429-4925

studentaccounts@nscad.ca

Office of Financial Services

4th Floor
5163 Duke Street
NSCAD University
Halifax, NS  B3J 3J6
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday

Fees for winter 2023 session due by January 18, 2023.

Fees are subject to change, for information purposes only, please consult your Self-Service for your specific fees.

Students who withdraw completely from the current semester will be charged $100 withdraw fee.

winter 2023 Tuition and Fees. Undergraduate, Post-Baccalaureate and Visual Art Certificate.

Domestic Nova Scotia Residents

# Credits Semester TuitionTechnology Renewal FeeFacility Renewal FeeUnion FeeStudent Services feeAdobe SoftwareNova Scotia Bursary ReductionHealth** InsuranceU-Pass*Total
1.5 credits465.055.158.7543.9915.4640-64.16514.24
3 credits930.0910.2917.5243.9915.4640-128.31929.04
6 credits1,860.1820.5817.5243.9915.4640-256.621,741.11
9 credits2,790.2730.8751.5287.9725.7640-384.93262.4852,988.86
12 credits3,720.3641.1651.5287.9725.7640-513.24262.4853,800.93
15 credits4,650.4551.4551.5287.9725.7640-641.52262.4854,613.03
18 credits5,580.5461.7451.5287.9725.7640-641.52262.4855,553.41

winter 2023 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

Adobe Software

Health** Insurance

U-Pass*

Total

1.5 credits

465.05

5.15

8.75

43.99

15.46

40



578.4

3 credits

930.09

10.29

17.52

43.99

15.46

40



1,057.35

6 credits

1,860.18

20.58

17.52

43.99

15.46

40



1,997.73

9 credits

2,790.27

30.87

51.52

87.97

25.76

40

262.4

85

3,373.79

12 credits

3,720.36

41.16

51.52

87.97

25.76

40

262.4

85

4,314.17

15 credits

4,650.45

51.45

51.52

87.97

25.76

40

262.4

85

5,254.55

18 credits

5,580.54

61.74

51.52

87.97

25.76

40

262.4

85

6,194.93

winter 2023 Tuition and Fees. Undergraduate, Post-Baccalaureate and Visual Art Certificate.

International Students

# Credits

Semester Tuition

Technology Renewal Fee

Facility Renewal Fee

Union Fee

Student Services fee

Adobe Software

Health** Insurance

U-Pass*

Total

1.5 credits

1,041.33

5.15

8.75

43.99

25.76

40

522


1,686.98

3 credits

2,082.66

10.29

17.52

43.99

25.76

40

522


2,742.22

6 credits

4,165.32

20.58

17.52

43.99

25.76

40

522


4,835.17

9 credits

6,247.98

30.87

51.52

87.97

51.52

40

522

85

7,116.86

12 credits

8,330.64

41.16

51.52

87.97

51.52

40

522

85

9,209.81

15 credits

10,413.30

51.45

51.52

87.97

51.52

40

522

85

11,302.76

18 credits

12,495.96

61.74

51.52

87.97

51.52

40

522

85

13,395.71

winter 2023 Tuition and Fees. Graduate. MDES and MFA.

Domestic Nova Scotia Residents

# Credits

Semester Tuition

Technology Renewal Fee

Facility Renewal Fee

Union Fee

Student Services fee

Adobe Software

Nova Scotia Bursary Reduction

Total

Health** Insurance

U-Pass*

Total

1 credit

312.09

3.61

6.18

43.99

15.46

40

-42.77

378.56



378.56

1.5 credits

468.14

5.15

8.75

43.99

15.46

40

-64.16

517.33



517.33

3 credits

936.27

10.29

17.52

43.99

15.46

40

-128.31

935.22



935.22

6 credits

1,872.54

20.58

17.52

43.99

15.46

40

-256.62

1,753.47



1,753.47

9 credits

2,808.81

30.87

51.52

87.97

25.76

40

-384.93

2,660.00

262.4

85

3,007.40

12 credits

3,745.08

41.16

51.52

87.97

25.76

40