Tuition, fees and budgeting
How much will it cost?
Tuition will likely be your single biggest cost while attending university or college. However, the total cost of your education depends on factors such as:
- How many classes you take
- How you get around (car, bus, bike, etc.)
- Where you live
- Where (and what) you eat
Use our handy estimating tool to get an idea of your UVic tuition and student fees, then take a look at the many ways to fund your education, from scholarships and bursaries to co-op jobs and work study positions.
Tuition fee estimator
The tuition fee estimator provides a preliminary estimate for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in full-time studies. Actual tuition fees may vary and are subject to change.
Looking for this year's tuition schedule? View undergraduate and graduate fees effective May 1, 2016 online.
In addition to offering scholarship, bursary and work study programs, Student Awards and Financial Aid provides information about other funding sources, expected costs and strategies for balancing your budget.
It is very important to ensure that payment is received by the appropriate deadlines listed in this chart. You're encouraged to pay online to ensure payment is processed promptly. Contact the appropriate office if you have any questions or need to discuss payment alternatives:
|University of Victoria acceptance deposit||June 1, 2015|
|Residence Services room acceptance||See details|
|Residence Services first-term (in full)||August 1, 2015|
|Last day for 100% reduction of tuition for first-term and full-year courses||September 22, 2015|
|Last day to pay first-term tuition and student fees without interest charges.||September 30, 2015|
|Residence Services second-term acceptance (non-refundable)||October 1, 2015|
|Last day for 50% reduction of tuition for first-term courses. 100% of tuition will be charged for courses dropped after this date.||October 13, 2015|
|Residence Services second-term (in full)||November 15, 2015|
|Last day for 100% reduction of tuition for second-term courses||January 17, 2016|
|Last day to pay second-term tuition without interest charges.||January 31, 2015|
|Last day for 50% reduction of tuition for second-term courses. 100% of fees will be charged for courses dropped after this date.||February 7, 2016|
For more information on paying your tuition and student fees, visit Accounting Services.
Looking for graduate dates and deadlines? View graduate registration on the Graduate Studies site.
For more information on academic year important dates, visit the Academic Calendar.
For information on paying residence fees, visit the Residence Services site.
Estimated room and board costs for 8 months:
|On-campus, single (average)||8,366|
|On-campus, double (average)||7,380|
|Off-campus (moderate standard of living according to Student Aid BC)||10,784|
There are many ways you can fund your education at UVic from your personal savings, to loans, and on-campus work. UVic offers a number of financial supports and can assist you in applying for government loans and grants.
Your savings, your part-time earnings, your summer job.
Talk to anyone who may be helping finance your education: parents, other relatives, and significant others.
UVic has recognized excellence through the generous scholarship program
UVic offers a generous bursary program for student in financial need.
Eligible students may apply for UVic's work-study program which provides additional financial assistance through on-campus part-time employment opportunities - up to 340 hours per year - for students with documented financial need.
Looking for graduate student financial aid and funding? View graduate financial aid and funding on the Graduate Studies site.
Budgeting doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, it can help prevent financial anxiety as the term progresses.
Make sure your budget is flexible changes in your financial. It's important to save some money for emergencies or a rainy day. A budget is a simple way for you to organize and manage your money to ensure that it lasts for your entire academic year.
- Visit the Get Smarter About Money website and blog
- The Debt Free Graduate
A source for financial advice, tools, budget calculators and campus kitchen recipes.
- Government of Canada Student Financial Assistance
Information and tools designed to help you save, plan and pay for post-secondary education.
- BC Transit Commuting Cost Calculator
Figure out how much it costs you to drive to school. Save with your uPass!
- Canadian Youth Connection
Jobs, education, money, health and wellness all at your fingertips!
- Canadian Bankers Association
There's something about money! Find out more.