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 

Fee  Academic Year       2023/2024 Academic Semester 2023/2024
Application Fee $200 Non-refundable $200 Non-refundable
Homestay Application Fee $450 Non-refundable $450 Non-refundable
Program Fee* $15,500 $7,750
Homestay Fee** $10,850 ($1050/mo) $5,600  ($1050/mo)
Custodianship*** Free Free
Airport Pickup (one way only) $200**** $200****
Total $27,200 $14,200

Updated Sept 8 2022

 *Program Fee includes Tuition, Medical Insurance and Textbooks

** Homestay Fee: Covers monthly fees + 10 days @$31/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.  Nightly amount will change to $35 starting July 1 2023  

Students in the District Homestay will be charged for a full month of homestay fee for the month they are arriving and / or 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.  (Effective date: July 1, 2018)

Please note that from time to time our homestay program is not able to accommodate certain medical or dietary requests.  In such cases students may be able to find a suitable homestay with one of the private homestay companies that operate in our region.  Please check with companies to confirm pricing.

***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.

**** As of January 1 2023 Airport Pickup Service will increase to $200.   Fee will increase to $210 for January 1 2024  

Unaccompanied Minor Service - Students in our District Homestay Program who are travelling as Unaccompanied Minors will be charged an additional $100.  This amount covers the additional fee that the Airport Pick Up service charges us to receive UM students, and for the extra resources and staff required to coordinate airport arrival pickup.  Flight Details for Unaccompanied Minors must be communicated to our office at least 7 days prior to flying.

Deferral Fee - Students who are registered to attend may defer their studies to another semester / year for a fee of $200.  Please note that should any prices change students will be charged the full fees for the semester / year that they attend.