Deposits, Charges and Penalties
A detailed breakdown of all Kwantlen fees, charges, and tuition is available in the online Calendar . The following has been extracted to assist students with registration.
The Registration Deposit is a prepaid deposit required to enable registration for all students and should be paid 1-2 days prior to your registration date. It is non-refundable, but is used to reduce your total fees owing for the semester. All students (except continuous intake and senior citizens) are required to have a deposit or credit with Kwantlen of $250, prior to registering. If you do not attempt to register after paying your registration deposit, the deposit will remain on your account and enable you to register for up to two additional semesters. If you register, then drop all your courses, the registration deposit is forfeit. All methods of payment including credit cards may be used for this transaction.
Your current account balance, including all charges and payments, can been seen by selecting Account Summary by Term from the Student Registration menu in myKwantlen. A credit on your account will be indicated by a negative amount owing. (e.g. -$250.00)
Admissions and International Deposits
New international students and students in limited enrolment programs should have prepaid an admissions deposit or international deposit so a registration deposit is not required for the first attendance period.
Continuous intake programs
Seniors are not required to pay the registration deposit. However, you must self-identify as a senior before attempting to register for your first semester at, or after, the age of 65.
Registration Deposit Waiver
Students who have been approved for financial assistance, or a scholarship, may be eligible for an exemption from the deposit. For more information, please contact the Student Awards & Financial Assistance Office.
Students who have been approved for sponsorship may be eligible for an exemption from the deposit. For more information, please contact the Finance Office.
Registration fees and tuition
Detailed steps to calculating your tuition and fees are available in the online calendar. Full payment for registration fees and tuition is generally required 10 days prior to the start of classes on the Fee Payment Deadline. See the Dates & Deadlines page for the exact date.
Registration fees and tuition deferrals
Students who have been approved for assistance may be eligible to defer payment of their registration fees and tuition. For more information, please contact the Student Awards & Financial Assistance Office .
Students in arrears will not be able to pay their registration deposit for subsequent semesters, generally preventing futher registration. It is the student's responsibility to drop from any/all unwanted courses - do not assume the "system" will do it for you. Please ensure you familiarize yourself with the regulations in the calendar.
A late payment penalty of 5% of total outstanding fees ($10.00 minimum) will be applied to any fees outstanding after the Arrears Deadline (see Dates & Deadlines). Check your fee assessment before you pay to ensure that you have paid the correct amount. An additional penalty of 5% will be applied to the total fees still outstanding four weeks later (minimum penalty - $10.00).
A fee will be charged for any returned cheques. If your cheque is returned in payment for the:
- Registration Deposit, your registration access may be denied.
- Tuition and fees due on the Fee Payment Deadline, your fees will be considered unpaid and you may be dropped from all courses.
- Tuition and fees due on the Arrears deadline, your account will be considered as overdue and will be referred to the Accounts Receivable department. Students will NOT be dropped from their courses and will remain registered but will be considered owing the University for the full amount of the fees assessed including a Late Payment Penalty.