Tuition for College of the Rockies programs is calculated using "cost-per-credit" or "cost-per-week". Most of our academic courses are calculated based on a "cost-per-credit" or “cost-per-course” basis and many of our vocational & trades programs are calculated on a "cost-per-week" basis. For tuition and fees for individual programs visit College Programs.
Note: Tuition fees include an alumni fee, student activity fees, and a student technology fee. In certain cases a materials and supply fee may also be included.
*Note: Continuing Education courses, contract training, non-credit and International student fees are not eligible for free tuition and lab fees
For credit-based courses there is an $11.50 Students' Association fee for each course to a maximum of 3 courses per semester for $34.50. Some programs (Trades, Vocational & Health) are charged based on the length of program. For these programs the Students' Association fee is $2.30 per week of study (an 8 week program is charged $2.30 x 8 weeks = $18.40).
When a course has a required lab component there is an additional $25.31 fee per course credit to a maximum of 3 credits or $75.93 per course.
If you are enrolled in full-time studies, your Bus Pass provides you with unlimited access to public transit in the Cranbrook area and free swimming at the RecPlex during designated times. This fee only applies to students enrolled in an on-campus program at the Cranbrook and Gold Creek campuses (online students are not required to pay bus pass fees).
An annual fee of $229.50 is charged to full-time students for the Health and Dental Plan. This plan provides you with extended health and dental coverage for some of those services not covered by the BC MSP and other health-care programs. For detailed information of the plan visit the COTRSA Studentcare website.
Required Health and Dental Plan enrolment:
Textbook costs are not included in tuition and fees. We recommend you budget $200.00 per course for textbooks. This is an estimate as all courses/programs have different textbook requirements.
Many of our adventure, trades and vocational programs have additional fees that can include:
Tuition fee deadlines for all programs with semestered courses:
Tuition fee dues dates for Child, Youth and Family Studies, Fire Services, Health, Office Administration, and Trades/Apprenticeship students are indicated on admission letters.
Fees may be paid by one of the following methods:
Methods of payment include:
For some vocational & trades programs a $200.00 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit is required. The deposit will be applied to your tuition fees. The date of the balance owing varies as outlined in your admission letter.
All assessed fees (tuition, emergency loans, overdue library book fines, etc) must be paid in full before a student is allowed to register/reregister for a program/course, attend classes, or receive a statement of grades, official transcript, or credential.
Student loan deferral information
If you have applied for a Student Loan and would like your fees deferred you must provide proof of Student Financial Assistance application and/or Notification of Assessment.
All tuition and outstanding fees owing on your student account will be deducted from your first Student Financial Assistance disbursement. Any additional fees will be deducted from your second Student Financial Assistance disbursement. If your loan or award does not cover all outstanding fees, you are required to submit payment on or before the established payment due dates. These dues dates are published and posted in all student services areas in the College.
Full or part-time students registered in Adult Upgrading, University Studies, Vocational and Trades Foundation programs will be refunded as follows: