Payment deadlines – NEW for fall 2015
If your deposit payment is not received by the deadline, your place in the program may be forfeited or given to another student on the waiting list. Georgian reserves the right to refuse payments made after the deadline if the program is full.
Deadline to pay the non-refundable deposit:
- Fall semester deposit by June 15
- Winter semester deposit by Oct. 15
- Summer semester deposit by March 15
Deposits can be paid by credit card. If you choose to pay the deposit, you will be able to register into your courses and agree to pay the balance of your fees. After paying the deposit, the balance of fees is now due on the second day of term. Here are upcoming tuition fee deadlines:
- Fall semester fees by Sept. 9
- Winter semester fees by Jan. 12
- Summer semester fees by May 10
Full tuition fees will continue to be invoiced and paid every term.
If you miss a full tuition payment deadline, you will be charged a $150 late fee*. This will also affect access to systems and future registration terms.
In-person payments are not accepted on the first and second days of each term; you may pay directly through your bank on those days. The balance of your fees or full fee payment cannot be paid by credit card or personal cheque.
*Exceptions to late fee if prior to day two (inclusive):
1) Students on OSAP
- OSAP will automatically remit payment to the college. If the tuition remittance is received from OSAP and the full amount owing is paid after the second day of the term but before the end of the first month of classes, the late fee will be reversed. Apply for OSAP at least eight weeks prior to the start of your academic year.
- If you select the “don’t pay fees on my behalf” box on your OSAP application, it is your responsibility to pay your tuition by the second day of the term. If you miss a full tuition payment deadline, you will be charged the $150 late fee.
2) Second Career students – Second Career students who are approved under the Second Career program and who pay their deposit will not be charged the late fee provided the full fees are covered.
3) Sponsored students – Students who have provided a letter of sponsorship will not be charged the late fee provided the letter indicates that all fees will be covered.
Note: You can also check Important dates for deposit and fee payment deadlines.
How will this impact my payment for this fall (or winter if I am not taking an academic semester this fall)?
- Students need only pay a deposit in June, not their full fees
- Tuition deposits will now be paid only once per academic year
- Georgian will no longer charge a fee deferral charge of $75, so the full deposit amount will count toward your fees
- The deposit amount is increasing to $500 ($2,500 for international students) but needs to be paid only once per academic year (starting fall 2015); this is a non-refundable deposit toward your tuition; international students may be eligible for a partial refund
- Georgian will no longer charge a $65 late fee after the deposit deadline (but we can guarantee your seat in the program only if the deposit is paid by the deposit deadline)
- You can now pay your deposit amount by credit card ($500 for domestic and $2,500 for international students)
- The balance of fees must be paid through your bank or debit card – we are unable to accept personal cheques
Students who are sponsored by a government agency, WSIB, employer or any organization providing fees directly to Georgian must provide a supporting letter prior to the fee deadline. The letter must verify the sponsorship and provide an explanation of how and when fees will be paid to Georgian, the amount sponsored and for what duration. Once we receive this letter, we will update your records and you will be able to register into courses. No late fees will apply.
In order to receive a refund of any fees or to have outstanding fees adjusted if the deferral option was chosen, you must withdraw in writing by the 10th day of classes. Check important dates for withdrawal deadlines.
Applicants who provide proof of a refused study visa/permit are eligible for a full refund.
Withdrawals must be in writing. You are not considered officially withdrawn if you simply do not attend class or if you verbally notify your teacher, registration staff, counsellors or college staff. Please refer to the FAQ What if I change my mind about attending?
Payment deadlines for May 2015 (summer term)
Learn more about deferring a portion of your tuition and related fees and about the college policy on fee deferrals.
If your payment is not received by the deadline, your place in the program may be given to another student on the waiting list. If there is still a place for you in the program, you will be required to pay a non-refundable late fee of $65. Georgian reserves the right to refuse payments made after the deadline if the program is full.
If you choose to pay the minimum non-refundable deposit for May 2015, you agree to pay the balance of your fees by the following dates:
- Summer semester fees by May 30
In order to register for classes, your fees must be paid in full by these dates or you must pay a non-refundable minimum deposit of $175 ($3,000 if you are an international student) of which $75 will be used as a deferral fee.
Note: You can check Important dates for fee payment deadlines.
How to pay your fees
Georgian is unable to accept fee payments by credit card or personal cheque. You may pay your deposit (only) by credit card. You can pay:
Through your financial institution
Through your financial institution: This includes telephone and online banking or in person at your branch. The payee is “Georgian College TUITION” and your account number is your nine-digit student number. Bank payments will be processed within three days, so please pay prior to the deadline.
Credit card payment (for deposit amount only)
You can now pay your deposit ($500) by credit card ($2,500 for international students). We’re sorry but we are unable to accept fee payments, other than deposits, by credit card. You can make your tuition deposit payment on your banner account under the fee payment section.
You can pay debit, certified cheque, cash or money order. Be sure to write your student number on the back of your certified cheque or money order. If you’re paying debit, please check your daily limit as many banks set limits of $500 per day.
Send a certified cheque or money order by mail to Georgian College, Office of the Registrar, One Georgian Drive, Barrie ON, L4M 3X9. Remember to include your nine-digit student number and allow sufficient time for the mail to arrive by the payment deadline.
By converting Aeroplan™ miles
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NOTE: Aeroplan miles can be converted through the above online process only, not in person at the front counter or via other payment methods.
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First-year program fees
- 2014-15 tuition and ancillary fees for full-time programs (academic year 2014-15) (pdf)
- 2015-16 tuition and ancillary fees for full-time programs (academic year 2015-16) (pdf)
Some programs include work terms to which tuition and related fees are not applicable.
|CSAF (College Student Alliance fee – varies by program)||$2 to $6||$2 to $6|
Paid once only in first program registration (typically semester 1)
Paid once per program; if multiple programs are sought, fee is assessed multiple times
|Communication Placement Assessment
Paid once only with semester 1 registration in college certificate or diploma level programs
|Co-op (programs with co-op option only)||$195||$195|
|Books and supplies Varies by program, approximately $500 to $2,000|
Flightlab (AVIA1002) introduces the practical aspects of flight from the cockpit of an aircraft thereby enhancing the theoretical portion of our three-year Aviation Management diploma program. The course consists of six hours of in-flight instruction in a four-seat aircraft (along with three other students and your pilot) as well as 2 hours of ground briefing.
Flightlab will run concurrently with Aviation Orientation (AVIA1000) in Semester 1. Aviation Orientation is the theory component of FLIGHTLAB. Upon completion of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to:
- Explain aircraft documentation and identify aircraft pre-flight procedures
- Describe weather factors relating to flight safety procedures
- Outline various air maneuvers and emergency procedures
- Explain basic instrument navigation techniques
- Associate weight and balance calculations with aircraft performance calculations
- Explain VOR and ADF tracking
- Verbally demonstrate aircraft handling procedures
Advanced Flightlab (AVIA2001) continues and enhances the principles introduced in Flightlab. It applies VFR navigation theory of the program through cross-country flight and reinforces navigation and navigation aid concepts from the cockpit of an aircraft. The course consists of five hours of in-flight instruction (along with three other students and your pilot) as well as two hours of ground briefing. Advanced Flightlab will run concurrently with Navigation and Navigation Aids (AVIA2002) in Semester 4. Navigation and Navigation Aids is the theory component of Advanced Flightlab. Upon completion of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to:
- Prepare VFR cross country flights
- Participate in a VFR cross country flight
- Participate in an IFR cross country flight
- Explain the operation of instruments used in IFR navigation
After completing both FLIGHTLAB and Advanced FLIGHTLAB, students will have received a total of four hours of ground training and 11 hours of in-flight training. The in-flight training in both courses will be with three other students, plus the pilot, in a four-seat aircraft. The combined 11 hours of in-flight training is designed to enhance training in a cockpit environment at a significantly reduced cost than that of a student obtaining this level of training privately.
The cost of FLIGHTLAB is $610 and includes flight and ground transportation. This cost is included in your total first-year fees which are due in June. The cost for Advanced FLIGHTLAB is estimated at $610 and will be due at the same time as your Semester 4 fees (due in March – price subject to change without notice).
If you currently have a PPL, commercial pilot’s licence or have completed more than 22.5 hours of flight time toward your PPL, you may apply for an exemption from FLIGHTLAB and Advanced FLIGHTLAB. In addition, if you have passed the Transport Canada ground school test, you may apply for an exemption from Aviation Orientation. Exemptions will be granted on an individual basis. Please contact the Aviation Management Co-ordinator at 705.728.1968, ext 1419, for more details.
Transportation to the airport from the college is included in the FLIGHTLAB and Advanced FLIGHTLAB fees. There will be no weekend flying required unless weather conditions dictate a change in the established flight timetables.
Tool and uniform requirements for culinary labs
Students are required to wear approved uniforms in all culinary labs. This is to ensure that sanitation, safety and brand standards are met in the course delivery.
Culinary students are required to have their complete uniforms for the first week of classes, Week 1, in all practical labs.
Uniforms can be purchased online at www.clickauniform.com or by calling 1. 800.387.0641 (toll-free) or 705.721.4313. You will see the detailed uniform requirement, sizing charts and payment methods. The uniform package will be shipped to your home. The package is sold as a kit to ensure competitive pricing from our suppliers.
If you live in the Barrie area, you may purchase uniforms at 21 Commerce Park Drive Unit D, Barrie.
Safety shoe requirements
Safety shoes are not included in uniform kits but are required for labs.
- Black shoes with slip-resistant soles
- The stitching in the shoes should be oil-resistant
- The shoes must be made of a material that will prevent puncture from a dropped knife
- The material must also be easily cleaned and sanitized and prevent the accumulation of soil that can support the growth of pathogens
- The shoes must have closed toes and provide arch support
There are many safety companies and manufacturers whose footwear meets these criteria for a reasonable cost. Please note that if you choose a clog-style shoe, it must be designed for the professional kitchen environment (Crocs are not acceptable).
The Culinary program tool kits are a course requirement for Culinary Management, Culinary Skills and Chef Training programs. Tool kits have been designed to work in accordance with program curriculum and are available for purchase through: http://www.CanadaCutlery.ca/georgian-college.html.
Please read and follow the instructions on the website carefully. If you do not have access to the internet, or you require further assistance in placing your order, please call Canada Cutlery at 1.800.698.8277.
Textbook requirements for labs
- Food Safety Code of Practice – for Canada’s Foodservice Industry, ISBN: 978-0-9811878-0-8
- On Cooking – A Textbook of Culinary Fundamentals, 5th Canadian Edition, ISBN: 978-0-13-800918
David Jones, CCC
Co-ordinator – Culinary programs
email@example.com or 705.728.1968, ext. 1145
Anthony Bevan, CCC
Co-ordinator – Culinary programs
firstname.lastname@example.org or 519.376.0840, ext. 2461
If you are enrolled in any of the programs listed below, you will be required to wear protective footwear when working in some of the labs to prevent injury.
Art and Design Fundamentals
Goldsmithing and Silversmithing
Interior Design – first year only
Jewellery and Metals
The footwear must meet CSA standard Z195-09 for Protective Footwear. There are two levels of protection: Green triangle and yellow triangle. Green triangle provides better protection and is more common; therefore is the preferred footwear.
|Green triangle footwear has sole puncture protection with a Grade 1 protective toe (withstand impact up to 125 joules).|
|Yellow triangle footwear has sole puncture protection and Grade 2 protective toe (withstand impact up to 90 joules)|
Local retailers offer affordable alternatives for protective footwear in a variety of styles. However, we may also invite a business that sells protective footwear to the campus at the beginning of the fall semester, for your convenience.
If you have any questions please contact your program coordinator.
(This information is subject to ongoing review and change.)
Estimated expenses for incoming students (fall 2015):
$1,300 to $1,600 for equipment (approximate)
$1,200 to $1,400 for books and printing (approximate cost for the entire 2-year program)
Students who already own photography gear equivalent to the equipment listed below will have lower up-front expenses.
The Digital Photography and Imaging program at Georgian College has a fully equipped photo studio and computer labs for instructional use. We also offer photo quality printing at very low prices. However, students of the program are required to have a personal camera and certain related equipment that meet the following specifications:
Digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera
We recommend either Nikon or Canon if you are buying a new camera. An example of an acceptable Nikon camera would be the D3300 ($500-$600). An example of an acceptable Canon camera would be the T5i ($500 to $600). There is great variation in the price of equipment. Generally you get what you pay for. Therefore, while the cheaper models (above) may seem tempting, they may not last as long or perform as well as a higher quality model. Similarly, it can be a good investment to upgrade to the next higher quality zoom lens (e.g., 18-85) at the time of purchase, since the typical lens that comes with a camera (e.g., 18-55) may have limits in terms of usage. Look for student pricing from camera stores and consider purchasing an extended warranty. If you already have a camera, it should be a DSLR model type with the ability to capture camera RAW files as well as video.
A good tripod is an essential tool in photography. Make sure to have a tripod with a pan and tilt or ball head. Do NOT get a tripod with a video head. Once again, a cheaper tripod may be tempting as a purchase but a more expensive one that is solidly built will last a lifetime and may be the better choice in the long run. An example of an acceptable tripod would be the Manfrotto 055XPROB at $240 with an 804RC2 pan head $90 or 494RC2 Ball Head $100 .
We recommend that you use an external flash manufactured by the same maker as the camera to ensure compatibility. We require the use of a TTL flash with manual controls ($400).
Additional studio equipment
A flash meter is required. The Sekonic brand of Flash Meters ($400) is a good example. Note that prices on used gear vary and that purchasing from a camera store where a warranty is given is HIGHLY recommended. In addition, you will need a Safe Sync to attach to the camera’s hot shoe ($90), which connects the camera to the studio flash by a sync cable.
Other items that you may want to acquire over time:
You may wish to purchase additional lenses as well as miscellaneous gear such as a camera bag, memory cards, extra camera batteries, a memory card reader, etc.
Computer and software requirements
Students are not required to have a personal computer and software in order to complete the program, however it is recommended and students find working easier if they have their own computers. Computer labs are available on campus for students.
We recommend that you obtain a monthly subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud to be assured that you will have the most current software available. We strongly advise you to wait until you are registered before purchasing software since you may qualify for a substantial student discount on software.
In addition to the up-front costs outlined above, you will need to spend several hundred dollars per semester on printing, depending on your assignments. In addition, textbooks are required for some courses and their cost will vary from semester to semester.
If you have further questions regarding equipment requirements for the program, please contact email@example.com or 705.728.1968, ext. 1297.
Required supplies and tools
Estimated expenses for incoming students (fall 2015):
The following items “Textbooks and Supplies” will need to be purchased through the bookstore:
Mannequins and Stand
Approximate total: $2,500
(This information is subject to ongoing review and change.)
To be successful in the program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer (either PC or Mac architecture) prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the following hardware specifications:
- Intel 15 processor or AMD equivalent
- 4GB of memory (8 GB recommended)
- 250GB hard drive
Additional operating systems, security tools and software used in the program will be provided to the student upon commencement of the program.
To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer (either PC or Mac* architecture) prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the following hardware specifications:
Hardware ($800 to $1,200)
- Intel i3 processor or AMD equivalent
- 4GB of memory
- 250GB hard drive
Operating system (included with hardware)
Microsoft Windows (version 7 or later) or Apple OS X (version 10.7 or later)*
- Adobe Photoshop**
- Adobe Illustrator**
- Adobe Dreamweaver**
- Adobe Flash**
- Microsoft Office***
- Microsoft Visual
Total estimated cost: $1,600 to $2,000
Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.
Scott McCrindle, Co-ordinator, Scott.McCrindle@GeorgianCollege.ca or 705.728.1968, ext.6113
*Mac users will need to be have Microsoft Windows installed either as a disk partition or using a third-party virtualization software package
**All Adobe products are available via a monthly subscription licence fee (estimated at $40/month)
***Microsoft product licences are provided through an agreement with Microsoft Canada at no additional cost
Required hand tools
- Good quality approved safety glasses and safety boots
- ¼” drive BASIC ratchet set including standard and metric sockets
- 3/8” drive BASIC ratchet set including standard and metric sockets
- Combination wrench set 5/16” – 7/8”
- Combination wrench set 6 mm – 20 mm
- Soft-faced hammer (medium size)
- Ball peen hammer (16oz)
- Pliers: Needle nose, slip joint and channel lock types
- Wire stripper and connector/crimping tool (good quality)
- Diagonal side cutters 6”
- Feeler gauge set (flat)
- Spark plug gapping tool
- Screwdriver set (Philips, flat and Torx)
- Punch set
- 12” square
- Tape measure
- Utility knife
- Gasket scrapper
- Digital multi meter (reasonable quality)
- Hack saw (with spare blade)
- Small flashlight
- Toolbox (tote or drawer type) small with lock
All tools and toolboxes must be able to fit in a 2ft by 2ft storage cabinet.
Estimated tool kit costs: $500 and up
Suggested location to purchase tools: Canadian Tire
You will also be required to purchase a $125 parts/accessory kit per semester directly from the college.
Rob Davidson, Co-ordinator, 705.526.3666, ext. 3725 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Janes, Faculty/Instructor, 705.526.3666, ext. 3721 or email@example.com
Small Engine Mechanic / Marine Engine Mechanic
Georgian College, Midland Campus
Student ancillary fees and descriptions
Applied to costs associated with enhancing the cultural, social and recreational life of students. It is administered by the Georgian College Students’ Association (GCSA) and includes social, recreational, cultural, leisure, clubs, orientation, student communications and student government operations.
2014/15 fee: $83.47 per term
2015/16 fee: $89.14 per term
Part-time fee: $ 0.35 per credit hour
Provides graduates with a lifetime membership in the Georgian College Alumni Association. This fee must be paid at the beginning of your program and is a “once only” fee. Non-refundable to non-graduates. Payment of this fee constitutes consent for the Alumni Association and its partners to contact you after graduation about reunions, postgraduate programs, special college events, exclusive discounts on services and key news about Georgian College. You may opt out of this communication at any time.
2014/15 fee: $51.87 (one-time fee)
2015/16 fee: $52.39 (one-time fee)
Applied to costs associated with varsity sports, intramural and extramural sports, campus recreational sports, and resources to support athletics, and general equipment purchases for the gym and fitness centre. The fee is administered by the Student Athletic Association (SAA)
2014/15 fee: $32.50 per term
2015/16 fee: $40 per term
Part-time fee: $0 .16 per credit hour
College Student Alliance
This fee is administered by the Georgian College Students’ Association (GCSA) to provide students with membership in the College Student Alliance.
2014/15 fee: $6 per year ($3 per term)
2015/16 fee: $6 per year ($3 per term)
Communication Placement Assessment
An assessment process used by Georgian College to place you in appropriate Communications courses.
2014/-15 fee: $30 (one-time fee)
2015/16 fee: $30 (one-time fee)
Offsets costs directly related to graduation ceremonies. This fee must be paid at the beginning of each program and is non-refundable to non-graduates.
2014/15 fee: $30.59 (one-time fee – per program)
2015/16 fee: $30.59 (one-time fee – per program)
Covers a portion of the costs related to the administration and services of co-operative education programs. This fee must be paid by students whose work experience is administered by their academic area. Payment of this fee does not guarantee employment.
2014/15 fee: $195 per term
2015/16 fee: $195 per term
Part-time fee: $0 .77 per credit hour
Offsets the cost of a number of enhanced technology initiatives that directly benefit students, including software and hardware upgrades in student computer labs, the establishment of high-tech classrooms, internet access and an Open Learning Centre for students.
2014/15 fee: $79.50 per term
2015/16 fee: $79.50 per term
Part-time fee: $0 .31 per credit hour
Supports costs associated with the delivery of part-time activity to offset costs for materials retained by students. Assessed to students registered as part-time only.
Part-time fee: $ 0.40 per credit hour
Georgian College Students’ Association building fund
Supports long-term maintenance and expansion of the Athletic/Fitness Centres, including building and repair of facilities.
2015/16 fee: $79.50 per term
Part-time fee: Not levied to part-time students
Covers the cost of the student ID card which is required to write exams, pick up OSAP loans, access library services, gain admission to the Student Athletic Centre, borrow athletic equipment, access computer labs, and when dealing with service areas.
2014/15 fee: $5.67 per term
2015/16 fee: $5.67 per term
Offsets the cost of non-academic services available to all students including, but not limited to, learning strategies, accessibility, adaptive technology and services, counselling, career services, peer mentoring and learning labs.
2014/15 fee: $84.42
2015/16 fee: $112.57 per term
Part-time fee: $0 .45 per credit hour
Universal fitness fee
Covers student membership to the fitness centre and access to all related programs including health and wellness workshops and nutritional support.
2015/16 fee: $35 per term
Part-time fee: $ 0.16 per credit hour
This information is subject to ongoing review and change.
I'm on OSAP. What happens if my loan isn't available by day 2?
All students must pay their deposit to secure a seat. OSAP is set up to automatically remit payment to the college. If the tuition remittance is received from OSAP by the college and the full tuition amount owing is paid after the deadline but before the end of the first month of classes, the late fee will be reversed.
However, should you choose not to redirect your funds, you will face a late fee if your tuition is not paid by the deadline. OSAP students will remain registered in their courses but must pay the balance of their fees prior to the end of term or will be denied access to records and/or registration.
Apply for OSAP at least eight weeks prior to the start of your academic year.
What happens if I pay my deposit, register, and then don't pay the fees on day 2?
A late fee of $150 will be added to the outstanding amount. Students will remain registered but fees must be paid prior to the end of term/next registration period.
If I don't pay the balance, am I still registered?
Yes. Students who registered but did not pay their fees by day 2 will remain registered. However, a late fee of $150 will be added to their outstanding amount.
I'm sponsored. What happens if my sponsor doesn't pay by day 2?
Sponsored students who have secured sponsorship and provided the college with evidence prior to the tuition deadline will remain registered. No late fee will be added to their account.
I'm Second Career. What happens if my sponsor doesn't pay by day 2?
Second Career students who have secured sponsorship and provided the college with evidence prior to the tuition deadline will remain registered provided the deposit was paid. No late fee will be added to their account.
What if I can't pay the deposit amount?
The deposit amount is $500 for domestic and $2,500 for international students. Students need to plan accordingly to pay this amount in order to confirm their seat in the program. The deposit can be paid by credit card to help offset financial costs. No late fee will be added if the deposit is not paid by the deposit deadline but we cannot guarantee a seat in the program unless the deposit is paid by the deadline.
Can I pay a lesser amount than $500 (or $2,500 for international students)?
The deposit amount cannot be reduced. The deposit can be paid by credit card to help offset financial costs. Georgian no longer charges a $65 late fee if the deposit is not paid by the deposit deadline but we cannot guarantee a seat in the program unless the deposit is paid by the deadline. Full fees are due by the second day of the term.