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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.

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 and scholarships

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

Homestay

  • with meals: $900
  • without meals: $600

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

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 (monthly estimate)

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 note: Georgian College will accept credit card payments for tuition deposits only. You must use another method of payment for the remaining balance. 

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

Bank payment

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.

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.

Flywire

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.

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

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
Email

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

ItemAmount
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 into your new home at one of our seven campuses in Ontario.

Contact information

Segal International Centre
705.728.1968, ext. 1218
international@georgiancollege.ca

All international contact information