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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.

All tuition fees (per year) 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. Please refer to the ‘tuition and ancillary fees’ link for the most current program specific prices.

Paying for college

There are many ways you can earn money to help pay your tuition fees.

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.

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
  • without meals: $600
Learn more about Homestay

On-campus residence

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

Residence fees

Off-campus rentals

  • room for rent (estimated cost): $500 to $700
Look for rentals

Other costs

  • Books, English for Academic Purposes: $250 to $350 (per seven-week semester)
  • Books, postsecondary programs: $50 to $200 (per textbook)
  • Groceries: $300 to $400 (monthly estimate)
  • Cell phone: $20 to $80 (per month)

How to pay your fees

Please include your name and student number on all correspondence. All payments should be payable to “Georgian College TUITION”. Please note: Georgian College will accept credit card payments for tuition deposits only. You must use another method of payment for the remaining balance. We accept:

  • Flywire – online wire/credit card method using foreign currency (for tuition payments only, cannot be used to pay application fee)
  • Bank payments (using your banking app, online or in person at your branch) for payments made within Canada only (your student number is your account number, payable to “Georgian College TUITION”)
  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express (tuition deposits only) to be paid in Banner


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.

Step 1

Go to Flywire. You will need your nine-digit student number and current Georgian College password to complete your payment. You can find your student number on your letter of admission. If this is your first time logging in, your password will be your date of birth in the format YYMMDD.

Step 2

Select the country from which funds will be coming and the payment amount in Canadian dollars you wish to make to Georgian College.

Step 3

After providing basic information,

  1. You will be asked to visit your bank (via phone, online or in person) to send funds from your local bank to Flywire OR
  2. If you have selected an online payment method such as credit card or e-wallet, you will be guided through the necessary steps to complete the payment. NOTE: Canadian credit cards will not be accepted.

Step 4

Flywire will then forward the Canadian dollar amount to Georgian College where it will be directly credited to your student account.

Step 5

Through the Flywire student dashboard you will be able to track where your payment is in the transfer process. You will receive an email confirmation from Flywire when your payment is deposited into the Georgian College bank account.

Step 6

Georgian College will issue a receipt for new applicants stating the program and tuition payment that is deposited to the applicant’s Georgian student account. The email will be sent to the applicant’s agent/representative or directly to the applicant if the applicant applied independently to Georgian.

Please note if you make payment by Flywire, any applicable refund will be returned via the original method of payment and to the original holder’s account. At any time, you will have a dedicated Flywire customer service team reachable via chat, Skype, email and phone to answer any of your questions.

Contact for payment-related questions

Office of the Registrar, Room C170, One Georgian Dr., Barrie, ON L4M 3X9
Phone: 705.728.1968, ext. 5820
Fax: 705.722.5118
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Want to learn more about studying at Georgian as an international student?

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Georgian’s international team is here to help you find a program that is right for you and help you settle in to your new home at one of our seven campuses in Ontario.

Contact information

International Centre
705.728.1968, ext. 1218

All international contact information