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Fees

Home Stay and Tuition Fees

All prices are in Canadian funds. 

Please note that due to changing Government Policy some price changes are beyond our control.   We will do our best to give as much notice as possible of any changes. 

Semester:  Early September to late January  OR  Early February to late June
Academic Year:
Early September to late June 

**Please note we are no longer accepting applications for September 2020**
 

Fee  Academic Year 2020/2021 Academic Semester 2020/2021 Academic Year 2021/2022 Academic Semester 2021/2022
Application Fee $200 Non-refundable $200 Non-refundable $200 Non-refundable $200 Non-refundable
Homestay Application Fee   $450 Non-refundable $450 Non-refundable $450 Non-refundable $450 Non-refundable
Program Fee* $14500 $7250 $15500 $7750
Homestay Fee** $9300 $4800 $9810 $5060
Custodianship*** Free Free Free Free
Airport Pickup (one way only)  $185 $185 $185 $185
Total $24635 $12885 $26145 $13645

 

 *Program Fee includes Tuition, Medical Insurance and Textbooks

** Homestay Fee: Covers monthly fees + 10 days @$30/night for orientation period ($31/night 2021/2022).  Any unused amount during this period will be refunded to the student at the end of October or March, see details in Homestay Payment Service  below.  Homestay for 2020/2021 is $900/month, $950/month for 2021/2022

(Effective date: July 1, 2018) Students in the District Homestay will be charged for a full month of homestay fee for the month they are leaving the program, including students returning in September semester.  The only partial month adjustments will be made for the orientation period in August or January.

***At the discretion of Canadian Immigration Officers, the province of British Columbia requires minor children between ages of 17 and the age of majority (19) to have a notarized custodianship declaration signed by both legal parents (if applicable) and their Canadian custodian. The Abbotsford School District may act as the custodian, upon request, free of charge.

Extension Fees January - June 2021

Our extension process for students who want to extend and study Jan - June 2021 begins on Sept 23 2020.  Students and/or parents must complete the online extension by Wednesday, September 30th 2020.  The invoice will be sent out by October 14th to parents or their agents for students who respond ‘Yes to extend’.  A $250 extension processing fee will be charged to their invoice.  Our payment due date is Wednesday, October 28th 2020.  Those who don’t make the full payment by the due date of Wednesday, November 4th 2020 will be charged $125 additional late fee, per child, in 10 day increments after the due date.

 

Program Payment

The Abbotsford School District is happy to offer the payment flatform with GlobalPay through our secure agent and parent portal.  Moving forward, International Student Fees are encouraged to be paid using  the Abbotsford School District’s International payments platform via the secure link on the Statement of Account or on WU® GlobalPay for Students.  If your client makes the payment directly to the District, parents can make the payment through WU GlobalPay link above.  This fast and reliable service allows you to pay in your local currency using a range of local online payment options or bank transfer or by credit card. 

Fees can alternately be paid by:

International Money Order or Cheque delivered to:

Attention: International Education Program   (**Very important this is written on the envelope**)
Abbotsford School District
2790 Tims Street,
Abbotsford, BC V2T 4M7
Canada

Homestay Payment Service

The School District can handle students' monthly homestay payments on their behalf - we collect homestay fees at the start of the year, and make the monthly payments to the host families. If you would like this service, please indicate your request on the Application Form and Homestay Request Form. The Service Package requires that the total homestay fees, as indicated above, be paid in-full at the time of billing.  If you do NOT want this service and would like to make the monthly payments directly to the homestay family, simply skip this step of the application.

Itemized Fee Schedule for Homestay Payment Service 2018/2019 and 2019/2020

Homestay Placement Fee - This fee is for placement and monitoring of the homestay and does not cover the first or last month rent: $450 Non-refundable
Academic Year       (10 months at $900 per month = $9000) + $300* (10 nights @ $30.00 during orientation in August/January)  $9300
Academic Semester (5 months at $900 per month = $4500) + $300* (10 nights @ $30.00 during orientation in August/January) $4800

*Any unused amount from the orientation period will be refunded to the student at the end of October or March.

Medical Insurance


Medical Insurance is included in the Abbotsford School District International Student Program Fees and is provided by Guard.Me insurance - Guard.Me is one of the world’s largest insurance providers for international education. 

5 month / One Semester Students 

Medical Insurance coverage is provided by Guard.Me@SCHOOL

6 month (+) / Two Semester Students

International Students studying in BC School Districts for 6 months (or longer) are required to be covered by the Medical Services Plan of British Columbia.  MSP coverage typically begins three months after students arrive in BC.  Eligible students receive their BC Medical Services Card from their International Assistant once MSP coverage begins.  Medical Insurance coverage for the first three months is provided by Guard.Me@SCHOOL

 For questions about insurance please contact our office

End Dates for Medical, Homestay and Custodianship 

For students completing their studies in June, the District will cease medical coverage, District arranged homestay and District Custodianship as of June 30.
For students completing their studies in January, the District will cease medical coverage, District arranged homestay and District Custodianship as of January 31.

Additional Child Discount

If more than one member of a family wants to study in Abbotsford, any additional children are eligible for a discount. The first student is charged the full tuition amount, any additional siblings receive a $500 discount for the academic year, or $250 for a semester.

Standard Refund Policy


In the event that a student does not come to Canada or decides not to attend or to leave Abbotsford School District’s International Program, the following terms will apply:
       a. The application fee is non‐refundable in any circumstances.
       b. All refunds are subject to a refund processing fee.
       c. For students in their first year of participation in the International Programs, the following will apply:

                  i. the full program fee, less the application fee and the refund processing fee, will be refunded upon receipt of satisfactory evidence that the Study Permit was not approved by Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Request for refund must include a letter of rejection from IRCC;
                 ii. two‐thirds (2/3) of the program fee, less the application fee and the refund processing fee, will be refunded if the student withdraws prior to commencement of the program (the ‘program’ is defined as the dates specified on the official Letter of Acceptance and the ‘program’ can be within the same school year or over two consecutive school years);
               iii. one half (1/2) of the program fee, less the application fee and the refund processing fee, will be refunded if the student withdraws within the first calendar month of  commencing the program (the ‘program’ is defined as the dates specified on the official Letter of Acceptance and the ‘program’ can be within the same school year or over two consecutive school years); and
               iv. no refund will be granted, for any reason, if the student withdraws after the first calendar month of commencing the program.

     d. If a student indicates they will be returning to Abbotsford School District’s International Program for a second or subsequent semester or year, the following will apply:

              i. two‐thirds (2/3) of the program fee of renewal/extension, less the extension fee (if applicable) and the refund processing fee, will be refunded if the student withdraws prior to commencement of the second or subsequent semester or year of studies;
             ii. one half (1/2) of the program fee of renewal/extension, less the extension fee (if applicable) and the refund processing fee, will be refunded if the student withdraws within the first calendar month of commencing the second or subsequent semester or year of studies;
            iii. no refund will be granted, for any reason, if the student withdraws after the first calendar month of commencing the second or subsequent semester or year of studies.

      e. No refund will be provided if a student is dismissed from the program because of a violation of this Agreement.
      f. No refund will be provided if the Abbotsford School District is unable to provide education due to any causes beyond its control.
      g. In certain circumstances an international fee‐paying student may become eligible to become a non‐fee paying student upon their parent or guardian becoming ordinarily resident in British Columbia. A student may only change their status from fee‐paying to non‐fee paying before September 30 of the applicable school year. No refund of program fee will be provided to any student whose status changes after September 30th of the applicable school year.
 

 

Download a copy of the Refund Policy