Important Terminology Regarding Tuition Deposit and Fees

The following are definitions of terms Algonquin College uses in order to help you understand the language and policies regarding your Tuition Deposit and Fee payment requirements.

Academic Year: The Academic Year begins with the Fall term, followed by the Winter term and ends with the Spring term, running from September-August.

Initial Term: A student’s first term they attend a full-time program within an Academic Year. This Initial Term can be in the Fall, Winter or Spring term depending on when the student first attends a program in the Academic Year.

Subsequent Term: A student’s second or third term they attend the same program within an Academic Year. After attending their Initial Term, a student would be returning in the same program in a Subsequent Term. A Tuition Deposit is not required for a Subsequent Term when the student is attending the same program. Full fees for a Subsequent Term are due on the Fees Due Date and if they cannot pay the full fees, the student can complete a no-charge deferral on ACSIS.

Initial Term Subsequent Terms
Fall Term Winter and/or Spring
Winter Term Spring
Spring Term No Subsequent Term (last term of Academic Year)

Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit: $500.00 amount payable once per Academic Year in a student’s Initial Term which secures a seat in that program for that Academic Year. This deposit is non-refundable and put towards a student’s total fees owing for their Initial Term. The Tuition Deposit is required for each new program in an Academic Year. If a student were to pay a Tuition Deposit for one program in the Fall term and then change programs for the Winter term, they are required to pay another $500.00 Tuition Deposit for the new program beginning in the Winter term.

Tuition Deposit Due Date: The payment due date for the $500.00 Tuition Deposit for students entering their Initial Term in an Academic Year.

Initial Term Tuition Deposit Due Date
Fall Term June 15
Winter Term November 15
Spring Term April 1

Balance Due Date: The date in a given term in which the full or remaining fees are to be paid by. This due date is typically the end of the first month of the term. Upon payment of the $500.00 Tuition Deposit, the remaining balance of fees will be deferred until the end of the first month of that term. The remaining balance of the fees for that term is due by the Balance Due Date. If the fees are not paid by this date, the student could incur a Late Payment Penalty and their file will become encumbered.

Fees Due Dates: The date that fees for a Subsequent Term are due. Full fees for a Subsequent Term are due by the Fees Due Date for most programs. If a student cannot pay the full fees for that Subsequent Term, the student can complete a no-charge deferral on ACSIS and have their fees deferred until the Balance Due Date.

Subsequent Term Fees Due Date
Winter Term November 15
Spring Term April 1

Late Payment Penalty: A penalty of $150.00 will be assessed to the account of a student who does not pay their remaining fee balance by the Balance Due Date. A penalty of $150.00 will be assessed to the account of a student who does not pay their full fees or complete a no-charge fee deferral on their ACSIS account by the Fees Due Date. This $150.00 penalty will only be charged a maximum of once per term.

Part-Time Refundable Tuition Deposit: $250.00 amount payable upon registration for a part-time student. This deposit is refundable and is put towards a student’s total fees owing for their part-time term. If the student were to increase their course load to become full-time, the student would be required to pay the $500.00 Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit payment for their Initial Term.