Fees

2019-2020 Schedule of Fees

How to make a payment

Fees are due and payable as of September 18, 2019 for the Fall semester and January 17, 2020 for the Winter semester. Payment must be made by cash, money order, certified cheque, or debit card.  

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Undergraduate Tuition Fees
(Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents)

The University reserves the right to make changes without notice in its published scale of charges for tuition, accommodations and meals, and other fees.
The rates shown below are the rates for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Program Price per Course
Degree level $833.70*

Technical level

$441.40*†
Preparatory Courses (e.g. MTHA0050) $284.00
WorkPlace Readiness Courses (non-credit)  $127.00

* Note: Full-time Nova Scotia degree/technology program students may be eligible for a Nova Scotia Bursary of $1,283 based on a full course load (e.g. 10 courses per year for a degree student).  

† Note: Veterinary Technology Specific Courses are charged at $593.60 per course.

Note: An additional Distance Education Course Fee of $49 is charged for all distance education course sections (all 'W' sections).

Undergraduate Tuition Fees
(Non-Canadian Citizens)

Program Price per Course
Degree level $1504.80

Technical level

$857.20†
Preparatory Courses (e.g. MTHA0050) $551.60
WorkPlace Readiness Courses (non-credit) $242.00

† Veterinary Technology Specific Courses are charged at $1,152.80 per course.

Note: An additional Distance Education Course Fee of $49 is charged for all distance education course sections.

Books

Full-time students (approx./year) $1,200.00

Student Fees

Incidental fees are paid by all students at Dalhousie University. These are mandatory, non-academic fees, in addition to your tuition, that helps to fund various student programs. Incidental fees are outlined below.

Full-time Student Fee             $323.67 per term
Part-time Student Fee              $99.20 per term

Health and Dental Insurance

DSU International Health Plan

All full time international students at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus are automatically billed and enrolled for the DSU International Students Health Plan. The cost of the plan for the full year is $728.00. If you are on a co-op in the fall term you will not be billed or enrolled automatically. Please contact the health plan office for coverage at dsuhealth@dal.ca. If you have comparable coverage you may be eligible to opt out, please contact the office before the deadline of September 18, 2018.You may also visit the website for more information at www.internationalhealth.ca/dsu.

DSU Health and Dental Plan

All full time students at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus that begin in September are automatically billed and enrolled for the DSU Health and Dental Plan. The cost of the plan is $464.00. If you are on a co-op, are part time, distance, or an exchange student, you are not billed or enrolled but may be eligible to opt in. Please contact the health plan office for coverage at dsuhealth@dal.ca.  If you have comparable coverage you may be eligible to opt out, please contact the office before the deadline of September 18, 2019. The premium for each plan is an annual one; therefore the process for opting out must be done prior to the September 18th, 2019 deadline. More information can be found at www.studentvip.ca/dsu or by visiting your on-site Student Health Plan Office(Main Floor, Dairy Building).    

Other Program-related Fees

Full-time students in the Veterinary Technology program are charged an additional Materials and Service Fee. Currently this fee is $117 per semester and is payable at time of registration. For a complete list of supplies and services that are provided to Animal Health Technology students in return for this fee, contact the Department of Animal Science of Aquaculture.

Students in the Diploma in Business Management program are required to pay an additional $102 per semester for workplace readiness training such as First Aid and Occupational Health and Safety.

Residence and Meal Plan Fees
When you stay in residence your fees are all-inclusive and you can even add a meal plan for further convenience. Learn more about the costs & fees for residence on the Agricultural Campus.

 

Important information needed for new Federal Government requirements

Effective the 2019 tax year, all designated educational institutions are now required to provide Canada Revenue Agency with students' Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) on Form T2202 (Education and Textbook Amounts Certificate).   

As a result of this new requirement, Dalhousie must collect SINs for all students. In order to facilitate the collection of this information and to ensure the privacy of this personal identification information students are requested to enter their SIN through Dalonline (https://dalonline.dal.ca/).  Dalhousie University is collecting the SIN of its students for government reporting purposes only and we will protect the privacy of information provided.

Please visit Dalonline (https://dalonline.dal.ca/) and add your SIN via your “Personal Information” tab by selecting the “View/Update Biographical Information” option.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.            What is a SIN?

A.             The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a nine-digit number that is needed to work in Canada or to have access to government programs and benefits. You also need a SIN to file Canadian taxes.

Q.            Why should I provide my SIN number to Dalhousie University?

A.             Dalhousie University is required to provide the Canada Revenue Agency with students' Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) on Form T2202 (Education and Textbook Amounts Certificate).   A T2202 is an official income tax receipt issued to all students who paid tuition and fees for qualifying courses that are eligible for claim on the income tax return.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you qualify to claim the tuition tax credit.  Further information on the eligibility of education and textbook amounts can be found on the Canada Revenue Agency’s website.

Q.            How can I provide this information?

A.             Students can visit DalOnline (https://dalonline.dal.ca/) and find the Social Insurance Number page under your “Personal Information” tab by selecting the “View/Update Biographical Information” option.

Q.            Can I send my SIN via email?

A.             No, E-mail communications are not secure so please do not send your SIN via email.

Q.            What if I have already provided my SIN?

A.             If you provided your SIN as a student and the number is considered valid, a message of “Valid Social Insurance Number on file.” will appear in the SIN entry field.  If the value previously collected by Dalhousie University is not a valid code, you will be able to update the data to your correct SIN.

Q.            What happens if I refuse to submit my SIN?

A.             Your SIN is confidential. You should provide your SIN only when it is legally required. Dalhousie University is now legally required to request the Social Insurance Numbers of students for Canada Revenue Agency purposes in response to a change introduced in 2018 for all designated educational institutions in Canada. 

Q.            Where can I obtain more information on this proposed change?

A.             CRA provides the latest information on the proposed changes on Canada.ca.  Taxpayers should check online regularly for updated forms, policies, guidelines, questions and answers and guidance.  For quick reference, the government has summarized important changes related to the new T2202 information return requirements that resulted from the 2018 Federal Budget which can be found here.

Q.            How will Dalhousie University ensure the security of personal information?

A.             Dalhousie University restricts access to the SIN stored in our ERP system to only those who require access to perform their job duties.  The collection, use and disclosure of student information is protected under university policies and government legislation.  Our privacy policy arises from the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, legislation, and fair information practices (https://oipc.novascotia.ca/). 

More information about authorized federal uses of the SIN can be found here.