NBCCD tuition is affordable, priced at only $3,382 CAD for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and Maine residents and $8,622 for international students.
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NBCCD tuition and fees

Affordable rates

With our affordable NBCCD tuition, students can experience a state-of-the-art education, without the added stress of financial burden. Here, you’ll be taught by award-winning instructors, experience small class sizes, get one-on-one support, and gain the skills needed to foster your artistic voice and develop individuality within your creative practice.

Tuition rates include all regular charges for the full academic year.

Fees are subject to change without notice.

Full Time Tuition (2022-2023 Academic year)

Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and Maine residents: $3,382 (Canadian Dollars)
International students: $9452 per year (Canadian Dollars)

  • Tuition and fees

    Application & Tuition Fees

    Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents., and Maine Residents
    International Students

    Application fee

    $50 (non-refundable) $100 (non-refundable)

    Full-time tuition

    $3382 per year $9452 per year

    Part-time tuition

    $124 per credit (a typical semester-long course is 3 credit hours) $698 per credit

    Emergency health insurance

    N/A $600
    Time Frames for Payment – Domestic students
    • Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee when applying.
    • Applicants must pay a confirmation fee within 30 days of receiving an acceptance letter from NBCCD. This confirms your acceptance and seat at the College. Confirmation fees are non-refundable.
    • General and studio fees are due no later than September 11. Fees for the winter semester are due no later than January 15. These dates can also be viewed in the Academic Calendar here.  Contact the Registrar’s Office if you have questions about fees: nbccdregistrar@gnb.ca
    • For international students’ payment schedule, click here. 
    General Fees
    General Fees Amount
    Student Association $240 per year
    Building Access Card $15
    Graduate Services Fee $50
    NBCCDSA Health Insurance $265 per year
    NBCCDSA Dental Insurance $153 per year
    Technology Fee $300 per year
    Studio Fees
    Studio Fees  Amount Amount
    Programs Year 1 Year 2
    Certificate — Foundation Visual Arts $55 n/a
    Diploma – 3D Digital Design $60 $60
    Diploma – Fashion Design $100 $100
    Diploma – Fine Craft: Ceramics $900 $900
    Diploma – Graphic Design $85 $170
    Diploma – Jewellery/Metal Arts $350 $350
    Diploma – Photography/Videography $140 $50
    Diploma – Textile Design $200 $200
    Diploma – Wabanaki Visual Arts $55 $55

    *Advanced Studio Practice: Apply studio fee of specialization
    *Part-time students: Consumable fees varies by course

  • Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents
    Application and Tuition Fees
    Fee Amount
    Application fee $50 (non-refundable)
    Full-time tuition $3,382 per year
    Part-time tuition $124 per credit, 50% of course fee to audit.


  • International students
    Fee Amount
    Application Fee $100 (non-refundable)
    Full-Time Tuition $9,452 per year
    Part-Time Tuition $637 per credit, 50% of course fee to audit.
    Emergency Medical Insurance (guard.me) $600 – Paid within 30 days after you receive an acceptance letter from the College to hold your seat in the program. Emergency medical insurance is required for living in Canada.


    When you receive your official acceptance letter from the College, you are required to pay a $700 confirmation fee, a non-refundable payment to hold your seat in the program. This fee is part of your full-time tuition.



    Residents of the state of Maine are eligible for domestic NBCCD tuition rates while studying at NBCCD.

    Maine applicants may apply to any program open to international applicants, however, applicants to programs that fall under the Maine Community College System and New Brunswick Community College Memorandum of Understanding may apply as a Canadian student and benefit from domestic rates.

    Maine residents must still pay the international student emergency medical insurance (guard.me).


    1. All applicants are required to pay a $100 non-refundable application fee when submitting an application by March 31.
    2. Both confirmation (CAD $700) and emergency health insurance fees (CAD $600 guard.me, specific to international applicants) must be paid within 30 days of receiving an acceptance letter from NBCCD. Payment of these fees confirm your acceptance and seat at the College. Confirmation fees are non-refundable.
    3. General and studio fees are required no later than the first week of classes.

    Fees are subject to change without notice.

  • Materials, books & art supplies

    Supplies and materials cost approximately $2,000 annually and vary depending on the program. Many of these supplies are available in the College store.

    Laptop Programs

    Students in the Graphic Design and Photography/Videography diploma programs are required to purchase their own laptops. Click on Our Programs at the top of the page to view the specific tech requirements for each diploma program. 

  • Estimated living expenses

    Living expenses will depend upon individual preference, but here are some estimates of annual costs:

    • Accommodations & Utilities  —
      • Single occupancy total cost = $15,400 annually
        • Rent:: $1,200 / month
        • Utilities (heat, light, wifi): $60-$200/month (varies seasonally)
      • Shared apartment total cost = $8,400 annually
        • Rent: $500-$700 / month
        • Utilities: $50-$100 / month
    • Food and incidentals — $6,000 ($500 per month) (varies depending on lifestyle)

    Housing and Accommodation Resources

    NBCCD does not offer on-campus housing. However, we are located in the heart of downtown Fredericton, making it very convenient to find housing and giving you access to many shops, galleries, parks, restaurants and other amenities. Here are some sites and tips to help you secure living arrangements:

    • Kijiji.ca: Try searching “Apartments for rent” in Fredericton. You can make your search more specific by adding in key words like “one bedroom” or “two bedroom.” There are also often ads from other students in Fredericton who are looking for a roommate. If that interests you, try looking for “Room for rent.”
    • Facebook Marketplace: You can search the same suggestions as above, just make sure you set your location to Fredericton, otherwise it will base it on where you’re currently located.

    Students are able to apply to St. Thomas University’s student housing, situated uptown on campus. Learn more here. Please note that during COVID-19 this option will not be available to students.

    If you’re coming to visit Fredericton, or you have a parent, guardian or friend coming to down, check out the links below for places to stay:

  • Method of payment

    Tuition and fee payments can be made online by clicking here. NOTE: If you have not yet received your Student ID number, please enter “0” (zero) in this field to continue through the payment page. Payments can also be made at any Service New Brunswick Service Centre.  You must show a copy of your tuition and fees invoice and/or your confirmation fee notice statement for payments to be processed.  There is a Service New Brunswick Service Centre at 432 Queen Street, across the street from the Fredericton campus.  Cheques and money orders are to be made payable to: Minister of Finance.

    Confirmation of Enrolment requests can be submitted online here.

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