Summer 2016, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Fees

Since the programs and policies of the University are under continual review, we reserve the right to change the fees and charges without notice. *all funds quoted in Canadian currency

Laboratory and Class Fees Visit the timetable (per course for consumable materials)

Applied Music Lessons

  • 12 half hour lessons $742
  • 12 one hour lessons $1484

Undergraduate Student Association Fees

  • Full-time student (12 or more sem. hrs.) $65
  • Part-time student (4 - 11 sem. hrs.) $35

Activity, Infrastructure & Technology Fee: $15 per semester hour

Why am I charged a $65 Student Association Fee? Most universities charge students a fee to cover student Association costs. The Trinity Western University Student Association is the student-elected leadership and exists for three core reasons: Events, Services, and Advocacy. The Student Association Fee of $65 pays for these student benefits. TWUSA’s services include free printing, coffee, tea, hot-chocolate, equipment use, and bicycle rentals. It also covers the cost of the production of Trinity’s biweekly student newspaper, the Mars’ Hill, and the annual Pillar yearbook. As well, TWUSA plans and hosts over a dozen campus-wide events, as well as school and faculty-specific events. The student association also sets aside a portion of the Student Association Fee in order to fund student-originated campus initiatives.

What is the Activity, Infrastructure & Technology Fee? In addition to the Student Association Fee, most universities charge a student facility usage fee. This fee applies to all Trinity Western University students and is intended to support many of the student-oriented activities and related infrastructure. These activities and facilities are generally available for all students. This Fee pays a portion of recreational services such as the bouldering wall, maintenance of recreational fields, tennis courts, annual recreational equipment, fitness center equipment, as well as improvements to the new Fitness & Group Fit Center. This fee also contributes to Student Life services such as the Student Success Center and Wellness Centre. It also supports Student Life programs including Chapel, Global Projects, local outreach, and discipleship. In addition, it provides some support for distinct programs available to international, resident, and commuter students. It also contributes to the technological upgrades that benefit students and are necessary in today’s fast-changing computerized world. It should be noted that only a portion of the actual costs of these activities and facilities has been recovered by the University through this fee.

What is the rationale behind the Activity, Infrastructure & Technology Fee? This new fee is a combination and replacement of past student fees, along with an increase to allow the University to recover some increased costs of maintaining and improving a broad range of activities, facilities and infrastructures that support all students. This new fee structure was intended to more accurately and simply reflect a student’s use of university services, as well as be more fair and equitable than past fees. Previous fees were flat rate fees and charged to all students regardless of whether they were full time or part time. This new fee is indexed to the number of semester hours in which students are enrolled.

Were students notified about this fee change? In Fall of 2014, President Bob Kuhn announced there would be an undergraduate tuition freeze at the 2013/2014 level for the 2015/2016 academic year. During this announcement students were also notified that there would be a small increase in student activity and facility fees in order to address the need for increased costs and infrastructure updates. A week after this announcement in chapel, an email was sent out to all undergraduate students notifying them of an increase in student fees for the coming year.

What is the actual fee increase? The increase in fee will vary due to the new indexing system. However, the average student, someone enrolled in 13 semester hours, will see a fee increase of $91. University of British Columbia levies mandatory student fees in excess of $500.

Graduate and ACTS Student Association Fee: $3 per semester hour

SGS Thesis/Project Continuation Status Fees Registration and Payment due the first Friday of each semester Summer Semester 2016 $450/semester Fall Semester 2016 $955/semester Spring Semester 2017 $955/semester

ACTS Thesis/Project Continuation Status Fees Registration and Payment due the first Friday of each semester Summer 2016 $450/semester Fall 2016 $460/semester Spring 2017 $460/semester

Health and Accident Insurance: approx. $900 per year, see TWU Wellness Centre

housing AND Meal plans

Please note that the housing deposit is refundable until June 1st for the subsequent Fall semester, and October 1st for the subsequent Spring semester. Contact the Housing Office or see the Housing Department website for further information.

Miscellaneous Fees

Confirmation of Registration Letters/Forms: $10/letter or form. The Confirmation Request form is available online. Please allow 2 to 3 business days for processing. • International students requesting a Confirmation of Registration Letter must pay a minimum deposit of $1,000.00. This is a non-refundable deposit that will be applied to the student's tuition fees for the semester confirmed in the letter. After the letter is issued, the deposit will be forfeited if a student's enrolment status changes from full-time to part-time, or if a student withdraws from the semester.

Transcripts: $13 per transcript (includes free regular Canada Post/US Postal Service delivery). Transcripts requested for international delivery will be sent by courier. (Courier Fees: $12 within Canada, $17 to USA, $35 to International destinations)

View an unofficial transcript or order a transcript online

Syllabi Request: $5 per syllabus requested.

Transfer Credit Letter of Permission: $25 This is a request to take courses at another institution and transfer them back to TWU. Maximum of 5 courses per institution per request.

ACTS Letter of Permission: $5 follow the link to access the form

ACTS Incomplete Grade Fee: $50 contract required, follow the link for further information

ACTS Graduation Fee: $100

Late Registration Fee: $50 (This fee is applicable to all course registration after the first week of the semester.)

Late Graduation Application Fee: $50

PAD Pre Authorized Debit Payment Plan 

  • Enrolment Fee: $25 per semester
  • Opt out/Cancellation Fee: $30 per semester
  • Late Payment Fee: $50 per non negotiable payment (this fee is applicable for those students that for any reason the Pre authorized Auto Debit payment cannot be negotiated on the agreed upon payment date.

Late Payment Fee: $50 - this fee is applicable for those students who have not made alternate payment arrangements and have not paid their fees by the payment due dates. This fee is over and above the interest charged on overdue accounts.

Returned Cheque: $30 regardless of reason