Glossary of fees
This page is intended to give you an explanation of the various fees that we charge. You can view a table that summarizes these fees here.
Students applying externally for entrance to a College program will be charged a $60 non-refundable application fee. MA Theo Studies and MDiv students will be charged a $25 non-refundable application fee when applying to the ThM program. Students admitted to the GradDipCS program are not charged a fee when applying to the MA Theo Studies or MDiv program.
All students must pay a $35 non-refundable registration fee each term when registering for one or more courses in that term. When adding courses (including Distance Education courses) after registering for the term, students do not pay an additional registration fee.
Late Registration Fee
An additional non-refundable fee of $50 will be charged to students who register after the published registration times and dates.
For Fall and Winter courses, tuition is due in full on the Friday prior to the beginning of classes. For Spring and Summer session courses, the payment deadline is the first day of class. Once registered in a course, students are considered to be in attendance and are responsible for tuition fees in full unless they drop the course by notifying the Student Services Office in writing. Students are not automatically dropped from a course if they do not attend.
Late Payment Fee
Students who have not paid their fees in full by the payment deadline will be charged a non-refundable late payment fee of $50 plus a monthly interest charge calculated at a rate of 8.5% per annum.
Course Drop Fee
A $10 charge is assessed for each request for dropping courses as indicated on the Student Contract each term. A $25 charge is assessed for dropping or changing a Distance Education course. No charge is assessed for adding a course.
Thesis & Integrative Project in the Arts and Theology Fees
Thesis and IPIAT students must register for their thesis/IPIAT either by the thesis/IPIAT registration deadline of the same term in which their proposal is approved, or by the Friday before classes begin in the subsequent term; students who wish to register for their thesis/IPIAT prior to having their proposal approved should consult with the Registrar. Registration and payment for 12-credit-hour theses/IPIAT may be done all at once or divided equally over two consecutive terms. Students who choose to split credits over two consecutive terms do not need to submit a registration form for the final 6 credits; they will automatically be registered and charged for these credits at the beginning of the subsequent term (including Summer), and must pay the fees by the tuition payment due date of that term in order to avoid late payment charges. Students are also subject to pay for the cost of handling and binding/archiving and, in the case of theses, proofreading and microﬁlming. Payment for these costs is due at the time of registration.
Thesis & Integrative Project in the Arts and Theology Continuation Fees
Beginning from September following the initial registration of the thesis/IPIAT, students have three years to complete their thesis/IPIAT. Students who have not completed their thesis/IPIAT by the ﬁrst September after their registration will be automatically charged a yearly continuation fee (in addition to the regular registration fee) at the beginning of each Fall term until the end of their three-year time limit. Students who have not completed their thesis/IPIAT within the three-year time limit must appeal in writing to the Academic Standards Committee for permission to continue. Those granted an extension will need to pay an extended continuation fee (in addition to the regular registration fee).
All students registered for 3 or more credit hours in the Fall or Winter terms, whether in a program or not, are required to pay the following Student Fees.
Regent College Student Association Fee
This fee provides membership in the Regent College Student Association and which supports the work of the Student Council including representation of students in the life of the College, publication of the College newsletter (the Et Cetera) and the College Directory, provision of computers in the library for student use, and organization of many social activities throughout the year.
Fall Retreat Fee
This fee subsidizes the annual Fall Retreat.
The AMS Fee provides students membership in the Alma Mater Society (AMS) of the University of British Columbia and gives them access to UBC libraries, sports facilities, student discounts, as well as links to UBC clubs and political processes.
The U-Pass Fee provides students membership in the U-Pass BC program, giving them transit privileges (TransLink buses, the SkyTrain, and the SeaBus) within the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD). This fee is mandatory for all students who pay the Student Association Fee regardless of where they live.
Health & Dental Plan Fee
This fee makes students members of the AMS Health and Dental Plan, which provides a comprehensive package of extended health, dental, vision, and travel beneﬁts to supplement students’ basic medical insurance (e.g., BC Medical Services Plan). Students may purchase additional coverage for their spouse and children by contacting the AMS Health and Dental Plan Ofﬁce. Students who can show that they are already members of an extended health and dental care plan may opt out of this program through the AMS Health and Dental Plan Ofﬁce.
Students taking only Distance Education courses are not subject to these fees; however, students who are taking a Distance Education course in the same term that they are taking an on-campus course will be subject to these fees provided their total credit/audit hours are 3 or more. Furthermore, students who are taking at least one on-campus course and who by adding credits during the term (e.g., by adding a Distance Education course, comprehensive exam or thesis) raise their total credit hours to 3 or more will be charged these fees regardless of when in the term they add the additional credits. Students who register for 3 or more audit hours may opt to pay these fees if they wish to take advantage of the services they provide; however, the option is either to pay all of the fees or none of them. Students who register for less than 3 credit/audit hours are not eligible to pay these fees.
Other Fees & Expenses
Students are advised that books can constitute a major expense. If your resources are limited, you are advised to invest carefully in essential reference works that will become a permanent and valued part of your library long after you leave Regent. Please note that the John Richard Allison Library is not able to provide a sufﬁcient number of all textbooks. Students are therefore expected to purchase the basic textbooks for each course. Textbooks may cost between $85 and $180 per course.
Retreat Costs for Spouses, Children, and Part-Time Students
Spouses and children of students are encouraged to attend the Fall Retreat. For further information see the Community Life section on the Living in Vancouver page. A basic accommodation charge applies. Students who do not pay the Student Association Fee must pay full accommodation charges.
Graduation and Application Fee
When applying to graduate, students must pay a nonrefundable, non-transferable Graduation Application Fee. This must be paid each time a student applies for graduation.
Degree students are loaned academic hoods and gowns for Convocation. Hoods (but not gowns) are also available for purchase. GradDipCS students do not require a hood for Convocation.
Transcripts and Official Documents
Official transcripts, which may be ordered online or by submitting a paper form, cost $5 each. Requests for copies of documents from student files cost $5 each. You can order transcripts here.
Graduation Certificate Replacement Fee
If you lose your graduation certificate, we can replace this for you for a service fee (see the Costs page under Admissions & Finance).