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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.    

One Semester Only January 28 2019 - June 30 2019

Application Fee $200 Non-refundable
Homestay Application Fee $450 Non-refundable
Program Fee* $6725
Homestay Fee** $4800
Custodianship*** Free
Airport Pickup $175

     Total Academic Semester Fee 2018/19:$12350 CAD                         

Full Academic Year: (Sept 2019 - Jan 2020) + (Feb 2020 - June 2020)

Application Fee:  $200 non-refundable
Homestay Application Fee $450 non-refundable
Program Fee* $14500
Homestay Fee** $9300
Custodianship*** Free
Airport Pickup $175

         Total Academic Year Fee 2019/2020: $24625 CAD

        1 Semester: Sept 2019 or Feb 2020

Application Fee $200 Non-refundable
Homestay Application Fee  $450 Non-refundable
Program Fee*  $7250
Homestay Fee**  $4800
Custodianship*** Free
Airport Pickup $175

  Total Academic Semester Fee 2019/2020:$12875 CAD

Please note that effective July 1 2020 Airport Pickup Service will increase to $185

 *Program Fee includes Tuition, Medical Insurance and Textbooks

** Homestay Fee: Covers monthly fees + 10 days @$30/night for orientation period.  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.

(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.

***Immigration Canada requires all international students under the age of 18 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 2019

Our extension process for students who want to extend and study Jan - June 2019 begins on Sept 26 2018.  Students and/or parents must complete the online extension by Wednesday, October 3rd.  The invoice will be sent out by October 17th 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 31st.  Those who don’t make the full payment by the due date of October 31, 2018 will be charged $125 additional late fee, per child, in 10 day increments after the due date.

Program Payment

Abbotsford School District has partnered with NorthStar Currency Ltd.to provide our families and partners with a more convenient and efficient method of sending international payments to Abbotsford School District.  All payments are guaranteed and are fully trackable.

NorthStar Currency allows you to:

  • Pay from any country and bank
  • Save money on bank fees and ensure the payment is received in full
  • Pay by Visa and Mastercard in over 40 currencies

To start the payment process: Visit https://www.northstarcurrency.com/sd34

For questions about making a payment with NorthStar Currency, email studentpay@northstarcurrency.com.

Do not make Payment by direct deposit to our bank. All payments must be processed by our office.

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.

In addition to MSP, Abbotsford School District provides Guard.Me@BCSCHOOLS , a specially designed policy that covers students for the 3 months while they are waiting for MSP to take effect AND provides extended coverage for items that are not covered by MSP. 

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.

Refund Policy

**Please note that all refunds are subject to a $200 processing fee**

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:

  1. The application fee is non‐refundable in any circumstances.
  2. All refunds are subject to a $200 processing fee.
  3. 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 Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC);

          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 program;

          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; and

    4. No refund will be provided:

            i. for any reason, if the student withdraws after the first calendar month of the program

            ii. if a student is dismissed from the program because of a violation of the International Student Agreement

Download a copy of the Refund Policy