Tuition and Fees

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Tuition and fees are effective September 1, 2019, unless stated otherwise. They are subject to change without notice and vary between courses and programs.

For an estimate of tuition and fees (and other costs), do the following:

Contact Student Services regarding exact and updated course and program tuition and fees.

OL Tuition and Course Fees

Course Tuition (Undergraduate)

Canadian citizens and permanent residents of BC/Yukon: Variable (average $119.18 per credit); see individual courses for specific fees or contact Student Services

Canadian citizens residing outside of BC/Yukon or Canada: Variable; higher than tuition paid by Canadian citizens and permanent residents of BC/Yukon

Adult Basic Education (ABE) students: tuition-free for BC residents, $192.40 per credit (3 credits per course) for non-BC residents

International students: $389.11 per credit; see individual courses for specific fees or contact Student Services

Students 65+ years old: 25% of applicable tuition, dependent on student's citizenship and residence

Course Administration and Other Fees

Course administration:

  • OL: $96.97 per course
  • UVic: $45.22 per course

Technology: $6.41 per credit

Canadian citizens residing outside of BC/Yukon: $32.32 per credit (plus tuition)

Lab: Variable (see specific course)

Course extension: $103.32 per eligible course

Repeat course registration: Refer to the policy

Program reactivation: $64.50; previous OL students, please email for reactivation instructions

Formal grade appeal: $129.04

Duplicate credential: $68.99 (effective August 1, 2020); refer to Request for Replacement or Reissued Credentials

Official transcript request: $9.25 (includes GST); refer to Official Transcripts; apply via myTRU

Assignment submissions: You are responsible for the cost of submitting your assignments for grading

OL Program Fees

Fees associated with programs, such as transcript assessments, program application, program plans and PLAR, as listed next. Some programs (such as Adult Basic Education) have different fees. For specific program fees, please find the program you're looking for and contact Student Services.

Transcript Assessment:

  • BC/Yukon documents: $51.34
  • Non-BC/Non-Yukon documents: $96.76

Program Application (effective October 1, 2019):

Graduate, undergraduate, and Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs: $29.83 for students who are Canadian citizens and permanent residents; $100.00 for international students

Program Plan:

  • Diploma, associate degree, advanced certificate, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and post-baccalaureate: $34.65 per program plan per credential (effective October 1, 2019)
  • Undergraduate degree: $131.44 per program plan per degree (effective October 1, 2019)


The cost of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) varies, depending on the assessment method you choose.

For more information, see PLAR Fees.

OL Materials Fee:

The materials fee is in the online course description. Contact Student Services if you have questions.

Course and materials fees for Canadian citizens residing outside of Canada will be recalculated at the time of registration.

Shipping and handling fees for courses that include materials are determined by the mailing address on your account.

  • Canadian mailing address: $21.00
  • USA mailing address: $70.00
  • International address: $140.00

OL Courses Delivered by UVic

Permanent residents of BC and permanent residents of Canada residing outside BC:

  • $166.27 per credit (varies by course)
  • $45.22 course administration fee
  • Textbooks and course materials (varies by course)

International students

  • $1,011.97 tuition per UVic fee unit
  • $45.22 course administration fee
  • Textbooks and course materials (varies by course)

Students 65+ years old: No reduced fees

Note: UVic course credits are typically 1.5 units or 3.0 units, which are displayed as 3-credit and 6-credit courses when registering through OL.

  • UVic assigns each student with an ID number. Please allow time for this process; remember to update your email information.
  • Tuition fees per credit (per UVic unit) vary by course.
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • The course administration fee is non-refundable when you cancel your registration or withdraw from a course.
  • For information on audit courses, contact UVic.
  • Fees listed do not apply to all courses. Refer to individual course descriptions or contact Student Services.

Non-Tuition Course Costs

Textbooks and course materials: You are responsible for purchasing the required textbooks for most courses. Specific program areas mail instructions to registered students on how to purchase course materials, which are available at the UVic Bookstore.

Assignment submissions: As a distance education student, you are responsible for the cost of submitting assignments for grading.

Loaned materials/long-distance phone charges: Information about loans of materials and long-distance phone charges is provided by the specific program area at UVic.

Tuition and Fees Payment

  • All fees are payable with course registrations and other requested services and are required to be paid to Thompson Rivers University in Canadian funds.

  • The Board of Thompson Rivers University reserves the right to change tuition fees and the President of Thompson Rivers University reserves the right to change all other fees without prior notice.

  • In the event of any indebtedness to Thompson Rivers University, any fees paid are first applied to the removal of the debt.

  • No official transcripts, certificates, diplomas or degrees are issued to a student in debt to Thompson Rivers University except by the approval of the board, nor is the student permitted to repeat a registration, obtain a course extension or write an examination until all indebtedness is removed.

  • Yukon residents pay the same tuition fees as BC residents.

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