Tuition and Fees
Grande Prairie Campus
If you are applying to Grande Prairie Regional College for the first time, a $70 non-refundable application fee must accompany your application. For international (visa) students, the fee is $140 Canadian.
Tuition Fee Consultation
The College policy on Tuition Fee Consultation ensures involvement of student representatives in working groups, committees, or other structures allowing students on-going input into budget developments affecting fees. If you have questions about the consultation process or if you have questions or require additional information about College tuition and fees, please contact Student Services.
Fees and Deposits
Please note the tuition fees may be subject to change. For current information please contact Student Services or see our website.
If you are receiving funding from an outside agency and they would like to be invoiced directly for your educational costs, you must arrange to have them complete a Confirmation of Sponsorship form. This form is available in the Financial Aid Office or on the Financial Aid section of our website and the Financial Aid Team would be happy to assist you with any questions you may have.
This form, outlining what costs the sponsoring agency is willing to cover for you (i.e. tuition, fees, books, supplies, tuition deposit), must be received by the payment deadline specified (see Fee Payment) or you will be assessed a late payment penalty.
Non-refundable Tuition Deposits
Students are required to pay a $250 non-refundable deposit* at the time of registration for the academic year. This deposit will be applied to your account for tuition fees when you confirm your registration.
The tuition deposit will not be refunded if you withdraw from College or if you fail to confirm your registration.
*Students in Perioperative Nursing and Harley-Davidson® Technician programs are required to pay a $500 non-refundable tuition deposit at the time of registration.
Fees for International Students
International students are required to have registration fees paid in full at the time of registration.
Registration confirmation deadlines are noted in Important Dates. Each semester you are expected to confirm your registration. If you fail to confirm your registration in person, you will have your registrations cancelled and will forfeit the tuition deposit. A $50 non-refundable reinstatement charge may be charged if you had your registration dropped due to non-confirmation.
The information on instructional fees, tuition and other fees for full-time programs is listed in the Estimate of Fees on the College website. These amounts are subject to change without notice.
Students registering on a part-time basis should refer to specific course fees listed in the Schedule of Courses/Timetable and listed on the website. Course specific fees are normally published by April 1.
Withdrawal for Non-Payment of Fees
If you do not pay tuition and/or fees or make formal arrangements for a payment plan by the final fee payment due date, as outlined in the Guidelines for Academic Schedule, you will be withdrawn from your program and all courses. The Registrar’s Office is responsible for official notification of withdrawal and for information as to whether or not reinstatement options are available. The deadline for reinstatement into the program and courses, if available, is no later than 10 working days from the date of withdrawal. You will be charged a $50 non-refundable reinstatement charge.
Students who have permission to register as an audit student will generally be assessed 50 percent of the published course tuition fee. Other course fees may apply. A fee reduction may not be available if other discounts have already been applied.
Cost Recovery Fees
Students enrolling in cost recovery courses, such as Spring travel courses and continuing education courses, can expect fees that may vary from those published in this calendar.
Students enrolling in distance delivered courses can expect additional fees that may include shipping and materials fees. The fees are normally listed as Auxiliary Fees on your fee assessment.
International Student Fees
Tuition fees for International Students are assessed at twice the domestic student rates. Further information is available from Student Services.
Students registering on a part-time basis should refer to specific course fees listed in the timetable and listed on the website. Course specific fees are normally published by April 1.
University Program Fees
Tuition fees for third and fourth year university level courses offered in collaboration with Athabasca University, the University of Alberta, and the University of Calgary are normally set at University rates. See also Wellness Fees.
Course Auxiliary Fees
If you are registered in specific courses in which specialized equipment or materials, etc. are part of the learning environment, an auxiliary fee will be assessed. Auxiliary fees may vary from course to course. Fees for specific courses will be published in the timetable.
All courses carry a fee to cover administrative costs for transcripts*, graduation, and library services.
- $14 per course
- $27.25 flat rate for Apprenticeship Programs
*This only includes transcripts sent to institutions in Alberta. Transcripts being sent out of province or for employment verification will be subject to a $10 charge.
At GPRC, we believe in a healthy body and a healthy mind. As such, each GPRC credit student pays an administration fee for courses offered at both the Grande Prairie & Fairview Campuses. The Student Wellness Program allows students to learn lifelong skills in the area of well-being and good health and put them into practice. Students have the opportunity to develop these skills through free access to the GPRC Fitness Centre and Climbing Gym, as well as access to a variety of wellness programs, seminars, activities and special events. Options may include subsidies in local GP league recreation fees, Campus Recreation – Intramurals, Yoga Classes, Fusion Fitness, Spin Classes, Bootcamps, Dance Lessons, Zumba, Nutrition Seminars, Self-Defense Classes, weight room orientations & training options, and much more! With added growth each year, Student Wellness has many useful resources and networks that will be healthy alternatives for students, giving students a higher understanding of what it means to lead an active and healthy lifestyle and to find out more of what's going on in the world of Wellness.
Grande Prairie Campus
- $10 per course
- $10 per course for Collaborative Programs
Students’ Association Fees
Students’ Association establishes rates for Students’ Association fees and Student Life fees that are assessed upon registration. These fees are due and payable under the same terms and conditions as tuition fees.
Students registering in credit courses will be assessed Students’ Association fees and Student Life fees as follows:
Distance - $5.49 per credit
Grande Prairie Campus
- $6.86 per credit Students’ Association fee and $1.98 per credit Student Life fee for University Transfer, Certificate and Diploma programs
- $41.49 Students’ Association fee and $11 Student Life fee for 6-week Apprenticeship programs
- $56.65 Students’ Association fee and $15 Student Life fee for 8-week Apprenticeship programs
- $82.98 Students’ Association fee and $22 Student Life fee for 12-week Apprenticeship programs
- $111.36 Students’ Association fee per semester and $30.00 Student Life Fee for 16-week Trades Program
Student Health and Dental Plan
Fees for Student Health and Dental Plan are subject to changes by the Insurer.
The College assumes all students have basic health care coverage. Students registered in full-time credit programs will be enrolled in the mandatory extended student health plan. A student may opt out of this plan if s/he can prove extended coverage by another plan. Full-time is defined for this purpose as nine or more credits of study.
You will be assessed health and dental fees at a rate based upon the semester in which you enrolled. If you wish to add other family members to the plan, there will be additional charges. Information pertaining to the premium and specific benefits can be obtained at the Students’ Association office. Health and Dental Plan fees are due on the same date as other fees for the semester.
Option to Waive Health and Dental Fees
Total Health Fees
Opt Out Deadline
Sep 18, 2014
Jan 20, 2015
Students who have extended health and dental coverage may opt out of the plan by completing the required on-line waiver as per the dates listed. Waivers are valid as long as you continue to be a GPRC student. Please see www.sagprc.com for more information.
Parchment Replacement Fee $20
Replacement ID Cards $10
A $30 damage deposit is assessed for each chemistry lab course. If you are responsible for damage to laboratory equipment, the full replacement costs will be charged against the damage deposit. Damage costs in excess of the damage deposit will result in the same penalties as other unpaid accounts until the total debt is paid.
Please check program specific important dates located on our GPRC website. Semester fees for most classes must be paid by the deadlines listed:
Fall September 18, 2014
Winter January 20, 2015
Spring Second Day of Classes
Summer Second Day of Classes
Fees can be paid by semester installments by one of the following methods:
- Cheques or money-orders made payable to Grande Prairie Regional College
- Credit card (American Express, MasterCard or VISA) or Direct Debit.
- Payments by credit card may be made online through the Financial Tab on your myGPRC account or online.
- Internet bill payment options available at most financial institutions, using Grande Prairie Regional College as the payee and your Student ID number as the account number
Fees for distance courses are due at the time of registration. All payments should include your student identification number. International students are required to have registration fees paid in full at time of registration.
Late Payment Fee
If you do not meet the payment deadlines, you may be assessed a late payment fee. A $50 penalty will be charged to accounts with an outstanding balance of $250 or more. If you are unable to meet the payment deadlines, you should consult Financial Services prior to the deadline. If you do not pay tuition and/or fees or make formal arrangements for a payment plan by the final fee payment due date, as outlined in the Guidelines for Academic Schedule, you will be withdrawn from your program and all courses.
Withholding Academic Results and Certification - Financial Holds
The College reserves the right to withhold the granting of official transcripts, certificates and diplomas to students who have not returned College property such as textbooks, equipment or supplies, or who owe money to the College. Students in these situations normally have a hold placed on their student accounts. While your account is on hold you will not be permitted to register for other courses and you will not receive transcripts or statement of grades.
The deadline for you to drop Fall or Winter registrations for full tuition and fee refund is declared in Important Dates. A student withdrawn for disciplinary reasons shall be ineligible for a refund of fees. Wherein the College has a contract with an outside agency that agrees to cover a student’s tuition and fees, the terms and conditions dealing with refunds may differ from College policy.
Grande Prairie Campus
Lockers are available on August 5th online (payment by credit card only) or in person at the Cashier’s Office in Room C315.
- Small lockers with a combination lock, $5 for one semester or $10 for two semesters
- Medium lockers with a combination lock, $15 for one semester or $25 for two semesters
- Large lockers with a combination lock, $20 for one semester or $35 for two semesters
Locker rentals are also available for change rooms in the Fitness Centre. You may wish to contact the Fitness Centre office directly for information on their lockers.
You will want to clear out your locker at the end of the semester. The College will not be responsible for any belongings left in the locker at the end of your rental period.
Printing is charged at a cost of $0.10 per sheet (each sheet represents 2 pages, when printed double-sided).
You will have a printing account established with a credit balance at the beginning of each course. For credit courses, you will receive a credit equivalent to $1.00 per credit of courses that you are enrolled in. For non-credit courses (i.e.: Apprenticeship), you will receive a credit equivalent to $1.00 per week of study.
You may add to your printing balance at any time by purchasing additional credits online using a credit card, or by purchasing additional credits at the Library, the Cashier’s Office, the Bookstore, or at Student Services (Grande Prairie Campus only).