Tuition and fees

Payment deadlines

Deadlines to pay the non-refundable deposit for all students, including students on OSAP and those starting new programs:

  • Fall semester deposit  by June 15, 2017, full balance due Sept. 19, 2017
  • Winter semester deposit by Oct. 3, 2017,  full balance due Jan. 22, 2018
  • Summer semester deposit by March 15, 2018 full balance due May 22, 2018

When do I need to pay a tuition deposit?

Students are required to pay a deposit once per academic year. This means all students pay a deposit in the fall term (even if a deposit was paid in the previous term.) If you were not here in the fall, you will be required to pay a deposit in the winter term. If you were not here in the fall or winter, you will be required to pay a deposit in the summer term.

Students who change to a different program are also required to pay a deposit for their first semester of the new program regardless of if they have paid a deposit in a previous term or not.

The deposit amount is $500 for domestic students and $2,500 for international students. This is a non-refundable deposit toward your tuition. International students, please refer to New tuition policy for calculation of non-refundable amount.

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.

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 by the second day of the term.

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/company cheque.

Full tuition deadline

After paying the deposit or reserving your seat, the balance of fees is due on the eleventh day of term. Here are upcoming tuition fee deadlines:

  • Fall semester fees by  Sept. 19, 2017
  • Winter semester fees by Jan. 22, 2018
  • Summer semester fees by May 22, 2018

Full tuition fees will continue to be invoiced and paid every term. Students who have not paid fees, have not checked the “remit to college” option on their OSAP applications or submitted a sponsorship letter will be charged a $150 late fee. This will also affect access to college systems and future registration terms.

First-year program fees

2016-17 Georgian College first-year program fees (PDF)

2017-18 Georgian College first-year program fees (PDF)

Some programs include work terms to which tuition and related fees are not applicable.

ANCILLARY FEES  2016-17 2017-18
Activity fee $89.14 $117.29
Athletic activity $40 $44.80
CSAF (College Student Alliance fee – varies by program/campus) $2 to $6 $3
Education technology $79.50 $79.50
Universal fitness $35 $39.20
Student ID $5.67 $6.43
Insurance $230 $230
Alumni
Paid once only in first program registration (typically semester 1)
$52.39 $53.44
Credential Fee
Paid once per program; if multiple programs are sought, fee is assessed multiple times
$30.59 $30.59
Communication Placement Assessment
Paid once only with semester 1 registration in college certificate or diploma level programs
$30 $30
Student success $112.57 $84.42
GCSA Building Fee
Applicable to Barrie, Orillia, and Owen Sound campuses
$30 to $35 $30 to $35
Co-op (programs with co-op option only) $215 $215
Lab fees 2016-17  2017-18
Books and supplies Varies by program, approximately $500 to $2,000

PLEASE NOTE

  • Unless otherwise noted, ancillary fees apply to all campuses
  • See below for detailed descriptions of ancillary fees

Program-specific fees

Advanced Care Paramedic

As a requirement of the paramedic programs, students will need to purchase course materials before starting classes. This includes books, uniforms, equipment and supplies.

All uniform and equipment requirements may be purchased on campus through Bear Essentials (excluding the exceptions listed below)  once the requirement list becomes available through your course registration process.

Two items not available through Bear Essentials are:

  • iPad mini
    • it is recommended that students purchase a min. 32G device – this is used for multiple purposes throughout your time with us
    • the primary reason is that all documentation related to placements is electronic and the platform we use is supported best by Apple products
    • a mini device is recommended as it will fit in the side pocket of you uniform pants, which is convenient as you are expected to complete your placement documentation in real time
    • we also purchase educational licenses for a variety of apps which we can provide to you free of charge if you are in possession of an iPad – watch the flyers for Back to School sales!
  • your uniform boots:
    • this is a very personal choice with regard to comfort and financial resources – there are two boot requirements:
    • they must be black
    • they must be CSA-approved – CSA-approved equipment is identified by a visible green triangle on the body of the foot

We recommend an above the ankle boot – they help stabilize you for lifting requirements.

All required items and prices (with the exception of boots and the iPad mini) will be visible on your book list when you are prompted by the Registrar’s Office to register for your classes.

Uniform samples are available for fitting purposes in the Barrie Bear Essentials Store at the Barrie campus so please feel free to visit the store once you have your book list. Store hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

All uniform pieces and equipment must be paid for in full at the time you place your order with Bear Essentials.

NOTE: The approximate cost of uniforms and equipment purchased through Bear Essentials is $800 (subject to change). This does NOT include books, boots and the iPad mini.

Aviation Management

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.

Your cost

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.

Ground transportation

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.

Marine Technology-Navigation and Marine Engineering Technology

Aside from tuition, housing, and your personal expenses, there are some costs that Marine students incur:

Marine Emergency Duties (MED’s) are not included in your tuition but are required for co-op placement and to obtain a licence after graduation. The costs below are 2015 prices and are subject to change.

Full-time student (cadet) rates:

Year 1                                                                                              Year 2

STCW Basic Safety: $820 approx.                                   Proficiency in Survival Craft: $725 approx.

Marine Advanced First Aid: $375 approx.                  Advanced Fire Fighting: $1,125 approx.

These four courses combined would cost $4,782 approximately. if taken outside of the cadet programs!

The Marine Emergency Duty Training will be held in Owen Sound at various locations on campus and around the city.

Marine Security Training

All cadets will require training in security prior to first co-op placement. Course fee is approximately $65.

Marine Engineering Technician program

  • coveralls – approximately $60

 Marine Navigation Technology Program

  • chart Work Tools – approximately $50

Costs for both Marine Engineering Technician and Marine Navigation Technology (all approximate)

  • textbooks – $500 per year
  • parking – $160 per semester(optional/approx.)
  • rransport Canada Simulator Exam – $60
  • steel-Toed Boots – $125
  • Transport Canada Marine Medical – $125
  • Transport Canada Discharge Book / Record of Sea Service – $20
  • cost of obtaining a US D-1 visa if student is a permanent resident of Canada
  • school uniform – $250

Community and Justice Services

Students are required to wear approved uniforms in all physical fitness classes. This is to ensure that safety and uniform standards are met in the course delivery.

Students are required to have their complete uniforms for the second week of classes – WEEK 2 – in fitness classes.

Fitness uniforms can be purchased online – please read and follow instructions on the website carefully, which includes detailed uniform requirements, sizing charts and credit card payment methods.

Sizing samples are available at Georgian Stores on campus to ensure correct sizing. Additional instructions will be provided to help you place your order online. The uniform package will be shipped to your campus bookstore.

The packages are sold as a kits to ensure competitive pricing from our suppliers. All sales are FINAL. Please ensure you have carefully reviewed your order and sizes before finalizing your order.

General inquiries

  • Amy Lagacy – Program Assistant
  • 705.728.1968, ext. 3074
  • Email: Amy Lagacy

Community and Justice Services/Protection, Security and Investigation

Computer Programmer, Computer Programmer Analyst, Computer Systems Technician-Networking, Information Systems Security and Big Data Analytics

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

  • Intel i5 processor or AMD equivalent
  • 4GB of memory (8 GB recommended)
  • 250GB hard drive

Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.

Baking and Pastry Arts

Baking uniform requirements

The baking uniform has been designed and selected to work in accordance with program curriculum and is required in all practical laboratories for the Baking and Pastry Arts certificate program.

Note: All Baking students are required to wear their complete uniforms starting the first week of classes – Week 1 – in all practical labs.

  • apron: Travail bib blue (2 )
  • jacket:
    • Julius chef – male (2)
    • Julia chef – female (2)
  • pants: Funandoc blue white stripes (1)
  • towels: Mineur (3)
  • BAKE Cap: “La Coppola Storta” (1)
  • name tag – embroidery (2)*
  • appropriate footwear (1)**

*Students’ name embroidered on chef jacket at time of purchase.

**Safety shoes are not included or sold as part of the uniform kit; however, they are required for use in all practical labs – see below for more info.

Students may order their baking uniform online at http://www.clickauniform.com/.

Please read and follow the instructions on the website carefully. The website includes detailed uniform requirements, sizing charts and payment methods. The uniform package will be shipped directly to your home.

Uniforms and uniform pieces may also be purchased at:

  • The Uniform Store, 21 Commerce Park Dr., Unit A, Barrie ON L4N 8X1
  • phone: 705.721.4313 or toll-free 1.800.387.0641
  • fax: 705.990.0363
  • email: sales@theuniformstoreonline.com

Safety shoe requirements

Food industry safety shoes required in all practical laboratories for the Baking and Pastry Arts certificate program and must meet the following criteria:

  • 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 the above criteria at 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).

If you need to discuss this or want further clarification with elements of the uniform requirements, please contact your professor or program co-ordinator.

Tool kit requirements

Tool kits have been designed to work in accordance with program curriculum and required in all practical laboratories for the Baking and Pastry Arts certificate program.

Students may order their baking tool kits online at http://www.canadacutlery.ca/skusearch.asp?pg=1&stext=21764. Cost is $350 (CDN).

Please read and follow the instructions on the website carefully. If you require further assistance when placing your order, please contact Mike Byrne, Sales Consultant, Canada Cutlery Inc. at 1.800.698.8277.

Note: All Baking students are required to use tool kits starting the first week of classes – Week 1 – in all practical labs.

If you need to discuss or want further clarification with the elements of the tool kit requirements, please contact your professor or program co-ordinator.

Anthony Borgo, RSE, CCC, CBS, Program Co-ordinator, Baking and Pastry Arts certificate program and Professor, Culinary and Cook Apprenticeship programs, Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation:

Culinary

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).

Tool kits

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

  • On Cooking – A Textbook of Culinary Fundamentals, 6th Canadian Edition

Questions?

Phil Leach
Co-ordinator – Culinary programs
philip.leach@georgiancollege.ca  or 705.728.1968, ext. 1833

Anthony Bevan, CCC
Co-ordinator – Culinary programs
anthony.bevan@georgiancollege.ca or 519.376.0840, ext. 2461

Denturism

Students will learn to design, fabricate, fit and adjust complete and partial dentures for community clients at Georgian’s Oral Health Clinic located in the Sadlon Centre for Health, Wellness and Sciences. Students are required to purchase a toolkit at the start of the program to support the fabrication and adjustment of dentures – the cost of the toolkit is approximately $4,000.

Toolkits are available directly through two suppliers and may be purchased during the first week of classes. The items in the toolkit are those which denturists will use in their practice, however they are available at a large discount to our students as they begin the program.

Esthetician

Fees (semester 1)

  • uniform: $200
  • student kit: $200

Fees (semester 3)

  • make-up kit: $500

PLEASE NOTE that the Esthetician program has a strict “no jewellery” policy and a uniform requirement for all labs and clinics.

Design and Visual Arts

If you are enrolled in any of the programs listed below, you will be required to wear protective footwear to prevent injury when working in some of the labs.

  • Art and Design Fundamentals
  • Fine Arts
  • 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.  

Marking
Protective Footwear green triangleGreen triangle footwear has sole puncture protection with a Grade 1 protective toe (withstand impact up to 125 joules).
Protective footwear yellow triangleYellow 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 co-ordinator.

(This information is subject to ongoing review and change.)

Hairstyling

Required supplies and tools

Estimated expenses for incoming students – the following items will need to be purchased through the bookstore:

  • toolkit
  • colour kit
  • mannequins and stand

Approximate total: $2,500

This information is subject to ongoing review and change.

Honours Bachelor of Police Studies

Students are required to wear approved uniforms in all physical fitness classes. This is to ensure that safety and uniform standards are met in the course delivery.

Students are required to have their complete uniforms for the second week of classes – WEEK 2 – in fitness classes.

Fitness uniforms can be purchased online – please read and follow instructions on the website carefully, which includes detailed uniform requirements, sizing charts and credit card payment methods.

Sizing samples are available at Georgian Stores on campus to ensure correct sizing. Additional instructions will be provided to help you place your order online. The uniform package will be shipped to your campus bookstore.

The packages are sold as a kits to ensure competitive pricing from our suppliers. All sales are FINAL. Please ensure you have carefully reviewed your order and sizes before finalizing your order.

General inquiries

  • Amy Lagacy – Program Assistant
  • 705.728.1968, ext. 3074
  • Email: Amy Lagacy

Honours Bachelor of Police Studies

Interactive Media Design – Web

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)*

Software ($800)

  • Adobe Photoshop**
  • Adobe Illustrator**
  • Adobe Dreamweaver**
  • Adobe Flash**
  • Microsoft Office***
  • Microsoft Visual
  • Studio***

Total estimated cost: $1,600 to $2,000

Your existing notebook computer may satisfy the above hardware requirements.

Questions?

*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

Mechanical Techniques - Marine Engine Mechanic and Small Engine Mechanic

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 (16 oz)
  • 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 two-foot by two-foot 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.

Questions?

Paramedic

As a requirement of the paramedic programs, students will need to purchase course materials before starting classes. This includes books, uniforms, equipment and supplies.

All uniform and equipment requirements may be purchased on campus through Bear Essentials (excluding the exceptions listed below)  once the requirement list becomes available through your course registration process.

Two items not available through Bear Essentials are:

  • iPad mini
    • it is recommended that students purchase a min. 32G device – this is used for multiple purposes throughout your time with us
    • the primary reason is that all documentation related to placements is electronic and the platform we use is supported best by Apple products
    • a mini device is recommended as it will fit in the side pocket of you uniform pants, which is convenient as you are expected to complete your placement documentation in real time
    • we also purchase educational licenses for a variety of apps which we can provide to you free of charge if you are in possession of an iPad – watch the flyers for Back to School sales!
  • your uniform boots:
    • this is a very personal choice with regard to comfort and financial resources – there are two boot requirements:
    • they must be black
    • they must be CSA-approved – CSA-approved equipment is identified by a visible green triangle on the body of the foot

We recommend an above the ankle boot – they help stabilize you for lifting requirements.

All required items and prices (with the exception of boots and the iPad mini) will be visible on your book list when you are prompted by the Registrar’s Office to register for your classes.

Uniform samples are available for fitting purposes in the Barrie Bear Essentials Store at the Barrie campus so please feel free to visit the store once you have your book list. Store hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

All uniform pieces and equipment must be paid for in full at the time you place your order with Bear Essentials.

NOTE: The approximate cost of uniforms and equipment purchased through Bear Essentials is $800 (subject to change). This does NOT include books, boots and the iPad mini.

Photography

Estimated expenses for incoming students (Fall 2017)

Estimated up-front expenses: between $2,500 and $3,500

Students who already own photography gear equivalent to the equipment listed below will have lower upfront expenses.

The Digital Photography and Imaging (DPAI) program at Georgian College has a fully-equipped photo studio and several computer labs for instructional use. Georgian College also offers a multitude of quality printing options at a low price. However, students of the program are required to have a personal DSLR camera and certain related equipment. Below you will find a cost breakdown as well as suggested and recommended options for each item.

What you will need the first day:

  • camera-DSLR or Mirrorless
  • tripod
  • light meter
  • 1 TB powered hard drive
  • two 16GB memory cards
  • memory card reader
  • back-up camera battery
  • equipment bag
  • Manfrotto 220 PL Tripod plate

What you will need by week eight:

  • Pocket Wizard Plus X Radio Transceivers
  • flash unit for camera

Additional mandatory expenses throughout the year:

  • printing – $250 plus
  • mounting – $200 plus
  • presentation – $100 plus
  • Adobe CC – $240
  • NOTE: If you are working on a laptop computer, you must purchase an external monitor (21″ and up). Allow $125+

DPAI equipment list

*All product and company names are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.

In addition to the aforementioned equipment and consumable costs, textbooks are required for some courses and their cost will vary from semester to semester.

If you have further questions regarding equipment requirements, please contact:

Police Foundations

Students are required to wear approved uniforms in all physical fitness classes. This is to ensure that safety and uniform standards are met in the course delivery.

Students are required to have their complete uniforms for the second week of classes – WEEK 2 – in fitness classes.

Fitness uniforms can be purchased online – please read and follow instructions on the website carefully, which includes detailed uniform requirements, sizing charts and credit card payment methods.

Sizing samples are available at Georgian Stores on campus to ensure correct sizing. Additional instructions will be provided to help you place your order online. The uniform package will be shipped to your campus bookstore.

The packages are sold as a kits to ensure competitive pricing from our suppliers. All sales are FINAL. Please ensure you have carefully reviewed your order and sizes before finalizing your order.

General inquiries

  • Amy Lagacy – Program Assistant
  • 705.728.1968, ext. 3074
  • Email: Amy Lagacy

Police Foundations – Orillia

Police Foundations – Owen Sound

Protection, Security and Investigation

Students are required to wear approved uniforms in all physical fitness classes. This is to ensure that safety and uniform standards are met in the course delivery.

Students are required to have their complete uniforms for the second week of classes – WEEK 2 – in fitness classes.

Fitness uniforms can be purchased online – please read and follow instructions on the website carefully, which includes detailed uniform requirements, sizing charts and credit card payment methods.

Sizing samples are available at Georgian Stores on campus to ensure correct sizing. Additional instructions will be provided to help you place your order online. The uniform package will be shipped to your campus bookstore.

The packages are sold as a kits to ensure competitive pricing from our suppliers. All sales are FINAL. Please ensure you have carefully reviewed your order and sizes before finalizing your order.

General inquiries

  • Amy Lagacy – Program Assistant
  • 705.728.1968, ext. 3074
  • Email: Amy Lagacy

Protection, Security and Investigation

Student ancillary fees and descriptions

This information is subject to ongoing review and change.

Activity

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.

2016-17 fee: $89.14 per term

2017-18 fee: $117.29 per term

Part-time fee: $ 0.46 per credit hour

Alumni fee

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.

2016-17 fee: $52.91 (one-time fee)

2017-18 fee: $53.44 (one-time fee)

Athletic activity

Applied to costs associated with varsity sports, intramural and extramural sports, campus recreational sports, and resources to support athletics, the gym and fitness centre. The fee is administered by the Student Athletic Association (SAA)

2016-17 fee: $40 per term

2017-18 fee: $44.80 per term

Part-time fee: $0 .18 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.

2016-17 fee: $6 per year ($3 per term)

2017-18 fee: $6 per year ($3 per term)

Communication Placement Assessment

An assessment process used by Georgian College to place you in appropriate Communications courses.

2016-17 fee: $30 (one-time fee)

2017-18 fee: $30 (one-time fee)

Credential Fee

Offsets costs directly related to producing credentials. This fee must be paid at the beginning of each program and is non-refundable to non-graduates.

2016-17 fee: $30.59 (one-time fee – per program)

2017-18 fee: $30.59 (one-time fee – per program)

Co-operative education

Covers a portion of the costs related to the administration and services of co-operative education programs. This fee must be paid by all students enrolled in a co-operative education program. Payment of this fee does not guarantee employment.

2016-17 fee: $215 per term

2017-18 fee: $215 per term

Part-time fee: $0.85 per credit hour

Education technology

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.

2016-17 fee: $79.50 per term

2017-18 fee: $79.50 per term

Part-time fee: $0 .31 per credit hour

GCSA Building Fee

The GCSA Building Fund covers a portion of construction costs for the expansion of the Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound athletic centres. Amount varies by campus.

2016-17 fee: $30 to $35 per term

2017-18 fee: $30 to $35 per term

Part-time admin

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

Social Innovation Fee

To provide access to enhanced technology and learning materials, giving students skills, knowledge, and tools to develop a business plan/community strategy; also provides experiential learning. Applicable to Barrie and Orillia campuses only.

2017-18 fee: $25 per term

Student ID

Covers the cost of the student ID card system. Your student ID 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.

2016-17 fee: $5.67 per term

2017-18 fee: $6.43 per term

Student success

Offsets the cost of non-academic services available to all students including, but not limited to, advising, accessibility, adaptive technology and services, counseling, career services, counseling, career services, peer tutoring, math and writing supports.

2016-17 fee: $112.57 per term

2017-18 fee: $84.42 per term

Part-time fee: $0.34 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.

2016-17 fee: $35 per term

2017-18 fee: $39.20 per term

Part-time fee: $ 0.18 per credit hour

How to pay your fees

Georgian is unable to accept fee payments by credit card or personal / company cheque. Your minimum non-refundable deposit of $500 ($2500 for international students) may be paid by credit card. For the balance of your fees you can pay:

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. Payments made at the bank on the day of the deadline  will be considered to be on time.

In person

You can pay by 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 by debit, please check your daily limit as many banks set limits of $500 per day.

By mail

Send a certified cheque or money order by mail to Georgian College, Office of the Registrar, One Georgian Dr., 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

Students, family members, friends and donors can direct their Aeroplan™ miles toward tuition at Georgian. For every 35,000 Aeroplan Miles, a $250 credit can be transferred to Georgian to cover tuition. Visit higheredpoints.com for information on how to redeem Aeroplan miles and transfer them to a specific Georgian account. Georgian receives the transfer the same way other bank transfers are received. The transfer appears as a “non-refundable” cash deposit visible in the student’s account within two to three business days. Fees must be received by deadlines, please check important dates for fee payment deadlines.

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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Credit card payment (for deposit amount only)

You can 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.

Other payment options for international students

Payment deadlines

Deadlines to pay the non-refundable deposit for all students, including students on OSAP and those starting new programs:

  • Fall semester deposit  by June 15, 2017
  • Winter semester deposit by Oct. 3, 2017
  • Summer semester deposit by March 15, 2018

When do I need to pay a tuition deposit?

Students are required to pay a deposit once per academic year. This means all students pay a deposit in the fall term (even if you paid a deposit in the previous term.) If you were not here in the fall, you will be required to pay a deposit in the winter term. If you were not here in the fall or winter, you will be required to pay a deposit in the summer term.

Students who change to a different program are also required to pay a deposit for their first semester of the new program regardless of if they have paid a deposit in a previous term or not.

The deposit amount is $500 for domestic students. This is a non-refundable deposit toward your tuition.

All students on OSAP are required to pay the minimum non-refundable deposit ($500) in order to register for courses. You will not  receive your OSAP funding until you have paid at least the minimum tuition deposit and commenced classes.

Full tuition deadline

After paying the deposit, the balance of fees owing is due on the second day of term. Here are upcoming tuition fee deadlines:

  • Fall semester fees by  Sept. 19, 2017
  • Winter semester fees by Jan. 22, 2018
  • Summer semester fees by May 22, 2018

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 college systems and future registration terms.

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 eleventh day of the term. If you miss a full tuition payment deadline, you will be charged the $150 late fee.

Exceptions to late fee

Apply for OSAP at least eight weeks prior to the start of your academic year to ensure payments are received prior to the deadline. If OSAP is paying your fees directly to the college via automatic remit on the OSAP application, they must be received by the 11th day of the term. A $150 late fee will be added to your account for any balance outstanding beyond the 11th day. Special consideration would be given to those who have completed all OSAP documentation early and for reasons beyond their control do not receive their funding by Day 11.

Payment deadline

Deadline to pay the non-refundable deposit for all students, including students on OSAP and those starting new programs:

  • Fall semester deposit  by June 15, 2017 full balance due Sept. 19, 2017
  • Winter semester deposit by Oct. 3, 2017 full balance due Jan. 22, 2018
  • Summer semester deposit by March 15, 2018 full balance due May 22, 2018

When do I need to pay a tuition deposit?

Students are required to pay a deposit once per academic year. This means all students pay a deposit in the fall term (even if you paid a deposit in the previous term.) If you were not here in the fall, you will be required to pay a deposit in the winter term. If you were not here in the fall or winter, you will be required to pay a deposit in the summer term.

Students who change to a different program are also required to pay a deposit for their first semester of the new program regardless of if they have paid a deposit in a previous term or not.

The deposit amount is $500 for domestic students. This is a non-refundable deposit toward your tuition.

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.

Sponsored students

Deadline to pay the non-refundable deposit for all students, including students on OSAP and those starting new programs:

  • Fall semester deposit  by June 15, 2017 full balance due Sept. 19, 2017
  • Winter semester deposit by Oct. 3, 2017 full balance due Jan. 22, 2018
  • Summer semester deposit by March 15, 2018 full balance due May 22, 2018

When do I need to pay a tuition deposit?

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. 

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.

I'm on OSAP. What happens if my loan isn't available by day 11?

Apply for OSAP at least eight weeks prior to the start of your academic year to ensure payments are received prior to the deadline. If OSAP is paying your fees directly to the college via automatic remit on the OSAP application, they must be received by the 11th day of the term. A $150 late fee will be added to your account for any balance outstanding beyond the 11th day. Special consideration would be given to those who have completed all OSAP documentation early and for reasons beyond their control do not receive their funding by Day 11.

What happens if I pay my deposit, register, and then don't pay the fees on day 11?

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 11 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 11?

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 11?

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. 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. We cannot guarantee a seat in the program unless the deposit is paid by the deadline. Full fees are due by the eleventh day of the term.

What happens if I need to withdraw?

In order to receive a refund of any fees or to have outstanding fees adjusted if fees have not been paid in full, you must withdraw by submitting a withdrawal form to the Office of the Registrar by the 10th day of classes. Check important dates for withdrawal deadlines.

International applicants who provide proof of a refused study visa/permit are eligible for a full refund.

Withdrawals must be in writing, with a signature. 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.

If withdrawal form is received after the first 10 days of the term or is not received at all, you will be responsible for full tuition fees for that term.

Why do I have to pay ancillary fees each term?

The full cost of a semester is the amount identified on the student invoice and on our website. The tuition portion goes toward the academic component while ancillary fees go to offset the cost of many of the services available to students. Because we are a public institution, we are required to disclose and justify the fees we are charging (through an extensive approval process involving student representatives) and tell you how we are spending that money. This is why fees are broken down into tuition and ancillary fees.

I'm not going to use some of the college services, why do I have to pay for them?

The full cost of a semester is the amount identified on the student invoice and on our website. In most businesses, that is the only amount you would see, but as a public institution, we are required to disclose how we came up with the amount we are charging. At a hotel, for example, the cost of a room stay includes maid service, access to the weight room, the pool, the business centre and maybe a continental breakfast. The hotel does not have to tell you how much of your payment is going toward the maintenance of each of those areas and how much the room stay itself costs, the way the college must. So, just like a hotel cannot remove part of the room stay charges if you do not plan to use some or any of those amenities, the college cannot remove any of the ancillary fees charged because you don’t plan to use the services we offer.