Tuition & Fees

Tuition
Fees
Tuition Deferment
Fee Refunds & Withdrawals

Tuition

Tuition

  • Basic Rate: $281.00 per credit hour
    (Diplomas, MDiv, MA, MATS)
  • Advanced Rate: $408.00 per credit hour
    (ThM, GDTS)
  • Certificate Rate: $192.00 per credit hour
  • Auditing Rate: $141.00 per credit hour

Tuition Discount

  • 50% reduction in Certificate, Diploma, and Degree tuition (one course/term):
    Seniors (65+), VST faculty & staff
  • 50% reduction in Auditing tuition (one course/term):
    Seniors (65+), full-time VST students, spouses/partners of VST full-time students, VST faculty, staff & board members, VST alumni

Fall and Spring Terms only.
Eligible for one course per term.

Auditing Tuition

  • Rate: $141.00 per credit hour

Tuition Subsidy
Lay people wishing to audit a VST Continuing Education course or workshop can apply for a tuition bursary of up to 25% of the tuition fees, to a maximum of $100. Ordained clergy can apply for a Continuing Education bursary through the HR MacMillan Fund. For more information please visit Financial Aid.

 

Fees

Academic Fees

  • Maintenance: $350.00
  • Thesis or Comprehensive Exam Fee: $200.00

VST Fees (Non-Refundable)

  • Registration Fee: $35 per term
  • Students’ Association:
    On-Site Student: $20 per term
    Off-Site Student: $10 per term
  • Distance Learning Offsite Surcharge: $20 per credit hour
    (Students taking course via Zoom only)
  • Graduation Fee:$100
    (Spring term before graduation)

UBC Fees (Non-Refundable)

UBC Alma Mater Society (UBC AMS) Fees
The UBC Alma Mater Society is a student-run organization that provides services, support, and resources.

  • Membership: $206.23 per year
  • Health and Dental Plan
    12 months: $256.92
    Jan to Aug: $171.28
  • UPass: $164 per term

Basic Medical Insurance

Students must show adequate hospital and medical insurance coverage has been obtained upon registration. Students not already covered, or students from outside of British Columbia, should obtain information from the BC Medical Services Plan office.

If you have any questions about fees, please contact:
Admissions Office
604-822-0824 | admissions@vst.edu

Tuition Deferment

In exceptional cases when a student is unable to pay tuition and fees by the date on which they are due (typically the end of the 4th week of each term) the student will:

  • Discuss their inability to meet the payment deadline with the Dean or Director of the ISC;
  • Receive permission from the Dean or Director of the ISC to delay full payment, and agree upon a payment schedule;
  • Provide the Accounting office with a credit-card number or, in cases where the student does not have a credit card, with post-dated cheques.

TUITION DEFERMENT FORM

Fee Refunds & Withdrawals

Withdrawal from some portion of the program may result in the reassessment of charges and a partial tuition refund. Any refund is calculated from the day the Registrar’s Office receives in writing from the student notification of withdrawal from their course or program.

Fall and Spring Terms

The first $100 of the tuition assessed and any student fees are non-refundable. (First $50 of tuition for auditing students.)

Of the remaining charges, refunds will be made on the following basis when notification is received:

  • 100% is refunded during the first two weeks of classes;
  • 60% is refunded during the third and fourth weeks of classes;
  • 40% is refunded during the fifth and sixth weeks of classes;
  • 20% is refunded during the seventh and eighth weeks of classes;
  • After the eighth week of classes, no refund can be given.

January Interterm

For students for whom the Interterm is the only registration for the term, the first $100 of tuition and any student fees are non-refundable.

Of the remaining charges, refunds will be made on the following basis when notification is received:

  • 100% is refunded by the end of the first day of classes;
  • 80% is refunded by the end of the second day of class;
  • 40% is refunded by the end of the third day of class;
  • 20% is refunded by the end of the fourth day of class;
  • After the fourth day of class, no refund can be given.

Summer Term

For students for whom the course is their only Summer registration, the first $50 of tuition and any student fees are non-refundable.

Of the remaining charges, refunds will be made on the following basis when notification is received:

  • 100% is refunded prior to the 1st day of classes;
  • 80% is refunded by the end of the first day of classes;
  • 40% is refunded by the end of the second day of classes;
  • 20% is refunded by the end of the third day of classes;
  • After the 3rd day of class, no refund can be given.

Withdrawal from Non-Credit Workshops

If withdrawal notification is received by the Registrar 7 days prior to the event, a full refund will be given, minus a $25 administration fee. For withdrawals less than 7 days prior to beginning of the event, no refund will normally be given.