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Grande Prairie Campus
Northwestern Polytechnic policy on tuition ensures involvement of student representatives in working groups, committees, or other structures allowing students on-going input into budget developments affecting fees. All inquiries related to the consultation process, or requests for additional information about Northwestern Polytechnic tuition and fees, should be directed to the Registrar's Office.
Fees and Deposits
Please note tuition and fees may be subject to change.
If a student is receiving funding from an outside agency that would like to be invoiced directly for the student's educational costs, the student must arrange to have the agency complete a Confirmation of Sponsorship form. This form is available in the Financial Aid Office or on the Financial Aid section of the Northwestern Polytechnic's website.
This form outlines which costs the sponsoring agency is willing to cover for a student (e.g. tuition, fees, books, supplies, and tuition deposit). It must be received by the fee payment deadline specified or the student may have their registration dropped. The student may also be charged a fee for the reinstatement of their registration. For more information, please refer to Important Dates.
Non-refundable Registration Deposits
Students are required to pay a $250 non-refundable deposit before or at the time of registration for the academic year. This deposit will be applied to their account toward tuition fees.
The registration deposit will not be refunded.
Withdrawal for Non-Payment of Fees
If students do not pay tuition and/or fees by the final fee payment due date, they may be withdrawn from their program and all courses, as outlined in the Academic Schedule policy. The Registrar’s Office is responsible for official notification of withdrawal, for providing information on whether or not reinstatement options are available, and, if applicable, for determining the deadline for reinstatement. Students will be charged a $100 non-refundable reinstatement fee.
If a student is applying to Northwestern Polytechnic, an $80 non-refundable application fee must accompany their application. For international (visa) students, the fee is $150 Canadian.
Information on tuition and program fees is available in the Estimated Program Fees document available at NWP.me/Tuition. These amounts are subject to change without notice.
Students registering on a part-time basis should refer to specific course fees listed in the Build Timetable/Course Search on the website. Course specific fees are normally published by April 1.
Students registering on a part-time basis should refer to specific course fees listed in the timetable and listed on the website. Course specific fees are normally published by April 1.
University Degree Program Fees
Tuition fees for third and fourth year university level courses offered in collaboration with SAIT, the University of Alberta, and the University of Calgary are normally set at University rates. Other fees may apply.
Tuition fees for International Students are assessed at three and one-half (3.5) times the domestic student rates. Further information is available at NWP.me/Tuition.
Mandatory Non-instructional Fees
Mental Health Services Fee
$8.00 per course
Student Services Fee
$30.00 per course (includes university-level courses offered in collaboration with SAIT and the University of Alberta).
Grande Prairie Campus
$18.50 per course (includes university-level courses offered in collaboration with SAIT and the University of Alberta)
$4.65 per week (credit students)
$4.65 per week
Course Auxiliary Fees
If students are registered in specific courses in which specialized equipment or materials are part of the learning environment, an auxiliary fee will be assessed. Auxiliary fees vary from course to course. Fees for specific courses will be published in the timetable.
If students are registered in 1000-level Chemistry courses, a breakage fee of $10.00 per course will be assessed If students are registered in 2000-level or higher Chemistry courses, a breakage fee of $20.00 per course will be assessed.
$10.00 per course (includes university-level courses offered in collaboration with SAIT and the University of Alberta)
Students withdrawn from their program and all courses due to nonpayment of fees greater than $250.00 will be charged a $100 non-refundable reinstatement fee to re-register in their courses.
Students who have permission to register as an audit student will generally be assessed 50 percent of the course tuition plus fees.
Field Trip Fees
This fee varies by course and location of field trip.
50% of course tuition + $75.00 administration fee
Repeat Final Examination
Reappraisal of Final Examination
$50.00 (may be refunded if reappraisal results in a higher grade)
Prior Learning Assessment
50% of course tuition + $75.00 administration fee
Transfer Credit Assessment
$50.00 – Domestic Student
$100.00 – International Student
Letter of Permission
Parchment Replacement Fee
Replacement ID Card
$140.00 per intake
Material and Service Fee
$77.00 per intake
Please check program specific important dates located on our Northwestern Polytechnic website.
Fees can be paid each semester by one of the following methods:
- Cheques or money-orders made payable to Northwestern Polytechnic
- Direct Debit
- Payments by credit card (American Express, MasterCard or VISA) may be made via Flywire online through the Financial Tab on a student's myNWP account or at NWP.me/PayFees
- Internet bill payment options available at most financial institutions, using Northwestern Polytechnic as the payee and the Northwestern Polytechnic Student ID number as the account number
All payments should include the student identification number.
If the fee payment deadlines cause undue hardship, students should speak with Student Services as there may be payment options available.
Withholding Academic Results and Credentials - Financial Holds
Northwestern Polytechnic reserves the right to withhold the granting of official transcripts, and graduation documents to students who owe money to Northwestern Polytechnic or who have not returned Northwestern Polytechnic property such as textbooks, equipment or supplies. Students in these situations normally have a hold placed on their student accounts. While an account is on hold the student will not be permitted to register for other courses and will not receive transcripts or credentials.
If a student has applied to graduate and has not cleared outstanding accounts, they may not be allowed to participate in Convocation ceremonies and they will not receive graduation documents until their account is in good standing.
The deadline for students to drop Fall, Winter or Spring registrations for full tuition and fee refund is declared in Important Dates. Students withdrawn for disciplinary reasons shall be ineligible for fee refunds. Wherein Northwestern Polytechnic has a contract with an outside agency that agrees to cover a student’s tuition and fees, the terms and conditions dealing with refunds may differ from polytechnic policy.
Grande Prairie Campus
Lockers are available for rental online (payment by credit card only).
- Small lockers with a combination lock, $10/year
- Medium lockers with a combination lock, $25/year
- Large lockers with a combination lock, $35/year
Locker rentals are also available for change rooms in the Fitness Centre. Students may wish to contact the Fitness Centre Office directly for information on their lockers.
Students must clear out their locker at the end of the semester. Northwestern Polytechnic will not be responsible for any belongings left in the locker at the end of the rental period.
Printing is charged at a cost per sheet (each sheet represents 2 pages, when printed double-sided). Color printing is available at a higher cost than the default grayscale printing.
Students must procure printing credits. They may add to their printing balance at any time, by purchasing credits online using a credit card, or by purchasing credits in person at the Learning Commons or at Student Services (Grande Prairie Campus only).
Students’ Association Fees
For more information contact the Students' Association Office at 780-539-2962.
The Students’ Association establishes their fees, which are assessed by Northwestern Polytechnic upon registration. These fees are due and payable under the same terms and conditions as tuition fees.
Student Health and Dental Plan
Northwestern Polytechnic assumes all students have basic health care coverage. Students registered in most full-time credit programs are enrolled in the mandatory extended student health and dental plan. A student may opt out of this plan if they can prove extended coverage by another plan. Full-time is defined for this purpose as nine or more credits of study. Please refer to eligibility requirements on the NWP SA website.
Students will be assessed health and dental fees at a rate based upon the semester in which they enrolled. For an additional charge, eligible students may add family members to the plan. Information pertaining to the premium and specific benefits can be obtained at the Students’ Association office. Student Health and Dental Plan fees are due on the same date as other fees for the semester.
Total Health Fees
Opt Out Deadline
Sep. 13, 2022
Jan. 13, 2023
Option to Waive Health and Dental Fees
Students who have extended health and dental coverage through another insurance plan may opt out of the plan online as per the dates listed. Students must opt out each year.
Please see NWP.me/NWPSA or call 780-539-2962 for more information.