Financial Planning

Tuition and Fees

Whether you're new to NAIT or a returning student, this is the place to find the answers to your questions about tuition and fees.

Additional Fees and Expenses

Many classes and some programs have additional fees to cover the costs of course materials, certifications and field trips.

Frequently asked questions


I have dropped a Continuing Education course or withdrawn from a Credit program, when can I expect my refund?

Refunds take 4 – 6 weeks to process from the time the credit appears on your account.

How will the refund be processed?

Refunds are processed based on the method of payment. Payments made by cash, cheque or debit card are refunded with a cheque. Credit card payments are refunded to the original credit card, if made after August 10, 2016.

Refunds on credit card payments made before August 10, 2016 will be made by cheque payable to the student if payment was made online or by phone.

If payment was made in person, the refund will be made to the credit card.Payments by any other method will be refunded by cheque to the student unless payment was identified and setup as a Third Party payment.

Why is my refund less than the amount I paid?

An administrative fee may have been applied to your account. For each Continuing Education course dropped a minimum $50 Administrative Fee is applied against your account.

For Apprentice programs, a $100 Administrative Fee is applied. For Credit programs, the Tuition Deposit is non-refundable and is deducted from any refund if you do not attend courses in the first term of your program.

I dropped a Continuing Education course today, but the fees have not been removed from my account.

Students must drop Continuing Education courses at least 10 full calendar days prior to the course commencement in order to receive a refund.

Credit Cards

Why am I being charged a convenience fee for when I use my credit card?

The fee is set and charged by Moneris Solutions, the company that processes the credit card payment.

Why is the fee non-refundable?

The convenience fee is charged and collected by Moneris to allow for the payment by credit card. It is not applied toward your NAIT student account balance and can't be refunded by NAIT.

What type of credit cards are accepted?

VISA and MasterCard.

Can I still pay in person at NAIT with my credit card?

Credit card payments must be made online.

Is there a fee for paying by debit/Interac?

No. You can pay by debit/Interac in person or online.

Does the convenience fee apply to credit card payments for apprenticeship programs?



I have lost my receipt and need another copy for my employer to be reimbursed. How can I get one?

Payment receipts can be reprinted through the NAIT Student Portal.

Can a payment receipt be used to claim tuition on my income tax return?

A payment receipt is not sufficient. In February of each year, NAIT will post the completed T2202A Tuition, Education and Textbook Amount Certificate to the student portal. Students can then print off the T2202A and complete their income tax return. Students should check the Student Portal for information concerning when the T2202A are available.

Financial Holds

My student portal account indicates that my account has a financial hold against it. Why?

Student accounts with outstanding fees will have a financial hold placed on their account until the account is up to date.

What activities or services am I unable to access when a financial hold is placed on my account?

Students with a financial hold on their account will be restricted from accessing certain services until the hold has been lifted.

Restricted activities for accounts on financial hold

  • Enrolling in a class
  • Requesting an Official Transcript
  • Requesting a Confirmation of Graduation
  • Picking up your Parchment
  • Viewing your grades
  • Using the NAIT gym 
  • Accessing certain library resources (borrowing books and technology, using the soundbooths or makerspace, etc.)

Activities that are not restricted while on financial hold

  • Printing an Unofficial Transcript
  • Requesting a Confirmation of Enrollment
  • Making a payment on your account
  • Accessing Moodle
  • Renting a locker
  • Using library computers
  • Accessing electronic learning resources from home
  • Making purchases at the NAIT Bookstore

How do I make a payment to remove a financial hold?

If you have a financial hold placed on your account, you will need to pay the outstanding balance before the hold can be lifted. Visit the Payment Options page for full instructions on how to make payments online or in-person. 

I paid the outstanding amount on my portal account, but the financial hold is still showing. How do I remove the hold?

When payments are made on line, students must contact NAIT to have the hold removed.

Fee Payment

I have health and dental coverage through my parents or employer; do I have to pay the Health and Dental fees before the fee payment deadline?

It is possible to leave these fees outstanding. Students must hand in the Health and Dental Waiver Form to the Benefits office in E125 or optout online by the optout deadline to have these fees removed from their account.

Students are responsible for opting out of the Health and Dental plan for each term before the term's optout deadline.

I have applied for a student loan; do I have to pay my fees before the fee payment deadline?

No, students should contact the Student Service Centre (Room: CAT180) and confirm that their account has been flagged as a loan recipient.

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Student financial advising

While tuition for most NAIT programs is among the lowest of all urban post-secondary institutions in Alberta, sometimes you need a little help paying the bills.

Learn about the costs of your education and how to access financial aid. Book a meeting with one of NAIT's funding experts to learn more about funding and financial aid options available to you.

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