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Finance and fees

Postsecondary education is an investment in your future. That said, we know many students find it tough to make ends meet, which is why we offer so many services and supports to help you pay your way as an international student.

Please note, all costs are in Canadian dollars. Prices are approximate and may change without notice.

Tuition and application fees

The application fee to apply to postsecondary programs and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is $100.

Tuition and fees (per year) may include ancillary fees, health insurance, student ID card, activity fees, education technology and co-op fees.

  • Certificate: approximately $17,170 to $18,170
  • Diploma: approximately $16,990 to $29,200
  • Graduate certificate: approximately $17,900 to $19,280
  • Degree: approximately $20,360 to $20,450

Some programs also have specific fees. For example, Culinary students must wear uniforms and safety shoes.

All fees are subject to change. Review program-specific fees and tuition and ancillary fees for the most current fee information.

International $2,000 Entrance Scholarship 2023/24

The Georgian College Entrance Scholarship is worth $2,000 in the first semester and is awarded to new, eligible students joining Georgian. Limited number of scholarships available.


  •  Applicants must be admitted to a Georgian program and they must apply for the international entry scholarship by the respective scholarship intake deadline.
  • Recipients should have an above average GPA (B equivalent or higher) and successfully meet the English Language Proficiency requirements for their program. Other eligibility requirements may apply, based on country of residence.
  • Personal statement of interest, resumé (CV) and other documents provided when applying for admission may be used for evaluation.
  • Applicants must pay their full tuition deposit by the respective scholarship intake deadline.
  •  Successful recipients will be notified via email shortly after their Letter of Acceptance has been issued.
  • Scholarships will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and where scholarships are limited, additional criteria may apply.

Funding your education and expenses

There are many ways you can earn money to help pay your tuition fees and cover expenses during your studies.

Awards, scholarships and bursaries

Once you are a Georgian student, you will have access to apply to awards and scholarships during each year of study. We have more than 750 awards available each year with a combined value of over $750,000.

Earn money while in school

Most international students also find part-time employment while studying. There are many on-campus jobs as well as a variety of jobs in the community.

You could also earn an income during your co-op term (approximately $6,000 to $8,000).

Housing fees


  • With meals: $900 per month
  • Without meals: $600 per month

On-campus residence

We have residences at our Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound campuses

Off-campus rentals

  • Room for rent (estimated cost): $500 to $700 per month

Other costs

According to the government of Canada, the average living costs in Canada for a college student is $12,000 per year.

Below are rough estimates* of possible pricing for your living expenses and academic needs.

  • Living accommodations: Single room rent in Barrie – $600 to $700 private occupancy, or $450 to $550 shared occupancy; bachelor/basement apartment rent – $1,100 to $1,750 per month
  • Food and groceries: $400 to $500 per month
  • Transportation: Student Barrie monthly pass – $68.15; daily student pass – $9
  • Cell phone: $75 to $100 per month
  • Internet: $45 to $55 per month
  • Entertainment: $150 to $200 per month
  • Books and supplies: Varies by program
  • Books, English for Academic Purposes: $250 to $350 per seven-week semester
  • Other academic related materials: Learn more about program-specific fees, e.g. uniforms, tool kits, software, etc.

*All reflected amounts are estimates only and subject to change. Students are encouraged to review costs of living prior to departure and arrival to Canada.

Georgian is here to help you understand how to budget effectively to be successful in your postsecondary journey. For advice and guidance on saving for college and managing money while in school, check out budgeting tips and tricks.

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How to pay your fees

Georgian accepts credit card payments, bank payments and payments sent using Flywire.

Please include your name and student number on all correspondence. All payments should be payable to Georgian College FEES.


Georgian College has partnered with Flywire to make international tuition payments easier for international students. With Flywire, you are offered excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money, as compared to traditional banks. In addition, the posting of the payment into your Georgian College account will be faster, and you will be notified via email when it is received.

Bank payment

This includes telephone and online banking or in person at your branch. The payee is Georgian College FEES 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.

Note, there are several options and only the Georgian College FEES option will deposit funds to pay your fees. The selection of “Georgian College ONEcard” is strictly for purchasing goods and services at any of the ONEcard partnered locations.

Your minimum non-refundable deposit of $2,500 may be paid by credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express). You can make your tuition deposit payment on your Banner account under the fee payment section. For the balance of your fees, you can pay through your financial institution. Georgian is unable to accept full fee payments by credit card or personal/company cheque.

For more information on paying your fees with Flywire, visit our payment information page.

Refunds for international students

Georgian notifies Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) of all withdrawals. International students are entitled to a partial refund of fees paid if the withdrawal is received within the first 10 working days of the term. No refunds will be issued after 10 working days of the term. For all new students being represented by an agent, the refund is returned through the agent whenever possible. Fees paid will be refunded in full for subsequent terms. For study permit refusals, a full refund will be issued if proof of study permit refusal is submitted within the first 10 working days of the term. All refunds are calculated using the equation to the right.

Fees paid – (international tuition fee ÷ domestic tuition fee) x $500

In addition, non-refundable fee items may be deducted. For example:

$7,287.11 – ($5,500 ÷ $1,342.88) x $500 = $5,239.27

Fees paid (deposit, tuition or ancillary)$7,287.11
Tuition fees only (international)$5,500
Tuition fees only (domestic)$1,342.88
Holdback fee$2,047.84
Eligible student refund$5,239.27

Program withdrawal

You must submit a Request for College Withdrawal form to officially withdraw from Georgian. Before you decide to withdraw from your full-time program, please discuss your options with your program co-ordinator or student success advisor. For more information, please visit the international withdrawal page on MyGCLife.

Want to learn more?

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Whether you’re an applicant interested in studying at Georgian, an international student in need of guidance, or an individual looking to explore opportunities abroad, don’t hesitate to reach out to our International Education and Development office. We’re here to support you throughout your academic journey!

Contact information

Segal International Centre
C279, Barrie Campus

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