Fees

International Students Canadian Students
Academic Program: Grades 9,10,11 & 12 $2,461 per course $1,845.75 per course
ESL Program $2,461 per course $1,845.75 per course
Academic Program: Grade 7 & 8 (textbooks included) $24,610 per year $18,457.50 per year

Residence Fees

Residence Fees vary depending on the type of residence as well as the type of residence and room chosen.

Residence Fees
Room Type Fall Semester (Aug – Dec) Winter Semester (Jan – May) Summer Semester (Mid May – June)
Triple room – private bath $2,950 $2,655 $885
Triple room – shared bath $2,725 $2,452.50 $817.50
Double room – private bath $3,500 $3,150 $1,050
Double room – shared $3,275 $2,947.50 $982.50
Single room – private bath $5,145 $4,630.50 $1,543.50

Meal Plan

Our cafeterias serve a total of 23 meals per week. Residence cafeterias are open to serve meals on all public and school holidays.

Monday to Friday – Breakfast, lunch, dinner & evening snack (except on Friday).

Saturday, Sunday and holidays – Brunch and dinner

Meal Plan
Fall Semester Meal Plan Fee (per semester) $3,600.00
Winter Semester Meal Plan Fee (per semester) $3,240.00
Summer Semester Meal Plan Fee (per semester) $1,080.00

All prices are subject to change. Please contact the Admissions Manager for current prices.

Non-Residence Students

All students living off-campus must purchase either a Lunch Plan or a Breakfast and Lunch Plan

Non-residence Meal Plan
Non-residence Meal Plan Fall Semester Winter Semester Summer Semester
Breakfast $695.00 $625.50 $208.50
Lunch $845.00 $760.50 $253.50
Breakfast & Lunch $1,475.00 $1,327.50 $442.50

Medical Insurance

All international students are required to have Medical Insurance during their stay in Canada

Medical Insurance
1 Month $109.00
5 Months $545.00
6 Months $654.00
7-12 Months $709.00

Bus Pass

A discounted bus pass fee for the Hamilton City Bus has been negotiated for the benefit of our students.
Discounted bus pass will be sold by semester.

Bus Pass
1 Month 6 Months 8 Months 9 Months 10 Months 11 Months 12 Months
Bus Pass (On-Campus) $65 $390.00 $520.00 $585.00 $650.00 $715 $780.00
Bus Pass (Off-Campus) $75 $450.00 $600 $675.00 $750 $825 $900.00

Internet / Technology Fee

The Internet / Technology Fee is charged by the semester and covers the use tech devices at CIC as well as the use of our high-speed Internet.

Technology / Activity Fee
6 Months 10 Months 12-months / Junior Middle 7 and 8
Internet/Technology Fee $225.00 $300.00 $375.00

Student Council / Club Fee

The Student Council / Club Fee is  managed by the Student Council to hold events for students and charged by the semester

Technology / Activity Fee
6 Months 10 Months 12-months / Junior Middle 7 and 8
Internet/Technology Fee $150.00 $200.00 $250.00

Application Fee

A one-time Application fee is applied upon acceptance to CIC.

Application Fee
Application Fee $300

Custodianship Documentation

  • For students who are under the age of 18 and reside in CIC’s residence, a one-time custodianship documentation fee of $300.00 applies.
  • For students who are under the age of 18 and want to reside in home-stay, a one-time custodianship documentation fee of $300.00 applies.

Note: Custodianship will cease when student is no longer attending Columbia International College.

Uniform

Uniform package consist of pants, shirts, vest, blazer, tie, school pin, polo shirts, t-shirt.

Uniform
Package Cost $600

Deposits

Deposits are refundable upon Completion of studies or termination of student status

Deposits
School and residence deposits $1,000.00

Young ASEP Achievers Program Fee

Young ASEP Achievers Program Fee
(January to May) Per Semester $1,100.00
(May to June) Per Semester $550.00
(August to December) Per semester * $1,100.00

* Compulsory for student who were or are under 16 years at the beginning of the academic calendar year (August 1st)

Student Bursaries

Siblings

  • The siblings of a student currently studying at Columbia receive a 25% discount on their tuition fee. The Sibling Discount applies only when siblings attend the school at the same time (i.e. in the same semester) and tuition fees are paid in full.

Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents

  • Permanent Residents and citizens of Canada receive a 25% discount on the tuition fee only
  • Therefore the Sibling Discount does not apply in such cases.

Letter of Acceptance

A Letter of Acceptance will only be issued after the school has received full payment of fees.

Refunds

Residence, tuition, meal plan, uniform and damage deposit are fully refundable less administration and application fee if you are refused a student visa by the Canadian Immigration Authority. All fees are non-refundable if you are issued a student visa by the Canadian Immigration Authority.