Tuition and Fees

Please note: The Student Service Centre is experiencing significant call and email volume. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. We have extended the tuition deadline to August 19 to provide additional time to make your payment. Here are some answers to address some of the common questions we are currently receiving.

Tuition and fee payment deadlines 

To secure your place in your chosen course(s), you must pay your fees by the payment deadline.

Open studies students must make full payment for each course at the time of enrolment. Tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year will be published in April 2020.

Payment deadlines for upcoming academic terms

Term Term dates Payment deadline
Fall 2020 September 1 - December 31 August 19, 2020
Winter 2021 January 1 - April 30 December 9, 2020
Spring 2021 May 1 - June 30 April 14, 2021

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Accepted payment options

The Student Service Centre is currently closed for in-person services.

Effective August 10, 2016, NAIT will accept payments in the following ways:

  • VISA and MasterCard
    *Please note, a 1.75% non-refundable convenience fee will be added to all credit card payments
    • online through the MyNAIT student portal
  • Interac/debit
    • this payment method is not currently available
  • Visa Debit/Debit MasterCard (no convenience fee)
    • online through the MyNAIT student portal
  • Internet and telebanking with participating banks
  • Cheque and money order
    • As of June 3, 2019, NAIT will no longer be accepting cash as a payment option
    • Cheques and money orders are currently only accepted via mail and, due to COVID, delays in receiving mail is expected
  • CIBC International Student Pay  – for details, review our Payment Options page

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Refunds normally take between 4 to 6 weeks to process.



Depending on your program, tuition and fees need to be paid in full by the Tuition Deadline or at the time of enrolment. Failure to pay will result in your enrolment being cancelled.

Tuition Deposit

Once you have been offered admission or conditional admission into a program at NAIT, you will receive an e-letter requesting payment of a non-refundable and non-transferable tuition deposit.

Check your MyNait Portal for e-letters and payment deadlines. This deposit confirms that you have accepted the offer of admission to study at NAIT. It will be credited towards your tuition fees when you enrol in a course.

Study Permit Denial

Please visit the Refund Policies page for information regarding tuition deposit refunds for study permit denial

How to accept your offer

After receiving a letter of admission, you’ll need to pay a required tuition deposit. Because the application process allows you to apply to 2 different programs at the same time, you may be accepted into multiple programs. Please read about Accepting an Offer of Admission for more information for next steps on program choice.

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