Fees and charges vary depending on the number of courses being taken. Provided below are part-time fees for all eligible applicants for the academic year. These fees include all tuition and mandatory non-tuition fees, excluding the cost of textbooks and any other program specific fees.
In Province (Residing in NL)
The Fees and Charges listed below are applicable to domestic students. All International students can visit
College of the North Atlantic - International Students (cna.nl.ca) for information on fees and charges.
- Part-time is three courses or less. In Intersession, part-time is one course.
Part-time Enrolment Fees
- Textbooks and other materials are not included in these fees.
- All fees are in Canadian Dollars (CAD) and are non-taxable.
|Application and Registration Fees||Total||Application Fee: Non-refundable/non-transferable application processing fee||$30.00|
|Registration Fee: Paid annually and is applicable to all programs if enrolled full-time||$99.00|
|Academic Audit Fee: One time fee per program||$50.00|
|Technology Fee: Due 28 days after classes begin (each semester)||$75.00 (per semester)|
|Tuition: Due 28 days after classes begin (each semester)||See table below|
|Cost Per Course||$116.00||$75.00||$191.00|
|Field Placement||Tuition||Technology Fee||Total|
|Cost per Field Placement||$116.00||$75.00||$191.00|
|Deferred Exam (per request)||$65.00|
|Health and Dental||Health and Dental is based on your enrollment- please visit College of the North Atlantic (MyCNA) for further information|
Out of Province (Outside NL)
Prospective students living outside the province of NL cannot enroll in the ECE online program. Only students residing within the province, and who meet eligibility requirements, will be considered for admission to the ECE DL program.
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To view the detailed program cost information for the ECE Online Certificate program, please Click Here
To view the detailed program cost information for the ECE Online Diploma (2nd Year) program, please Click Here
Funding for ECE Distance Students and Graduates
The provincial government provides a variety of funding supports for Early Childhood Education students and graduates, including the following:
Early Childhood Education Grants
No application is required. The Student Financial Services Division of the Department of Advanced Education and Skills will notify you if you meet the eligibility requirements. If you qualify, the outstanding balance of the provincial loan borrowed while you were studying Early Childhood Education will be forgiven by converting into a non-repayable grant upon confirmation that you have met all requirements. Further details are available HERE
Early Childhood Education (ECE) Graduate Bursary Program
The intent of the ECE Graduate Bursary Program is to provide assistance to candidates who have obtained a diploma in Early Childhood Education through a recognized post-secondary institution in Newfoundland and Labrador. Bursaries are available to graduates who meet the criteria set by the Department of Education. In return, bursary recipients must commit to work in a regulated child care service in this province for three years after graduation. Further details are available HERE
Early Childhood Education (ECE) On-Campus Field Placement Bursary
The intent of the ECE On-Campus Field Placement Bursary is to help reduce financial barriers by providing financial assistance to candidates who have successfully completed a required on-campus field placement at a College of the North Atlantic campus as a part of the ECE distance education program. The bursary is available to those who meet the criteria set by the Department of Education. Further details are available HERE
Early Childhood Education (ECE) Trainee Bursary ProgramThe Department of Education is partnering with the Association of Early Childhood Educators Newfoundland and Labrador (AECENL) to provide the ECE Trainee Bursary to those who qualify. Further details are available HERE
Early Learning and Child Care Supplement
The Department of Education provides an Early Learning and Child Care Supplement to individuals trained in early childhood education working in regulated child care in the province. Further information available at HERE
- All student fees must be paid by the date specified in each term. The dates are listed in the Calendar of Events . Students receiving Student Aid must present their notification of Student Aid form at registration. These students are permitted to have fees outstanding after registration. Upon receipt of the Student Aid, these students must pay their accounts in full.
- Students who have not paid all fees within the time limits given in these regulations may have their registration cancelled by the college.
- Students with outstanding accounts will be ineligible for a subsequent term, will not be awarded a diploma or certificate, access to register and will not be issued a certificate of standing (transcript), grade report, or access to on-line grades, until the outstanding account has been paid in full. Students are notified of their account status on a regular basis. It is the student’s responsibility to address outstanding balances and to correct any problems.
- Should the college cancel a program, all tuition and fees paid will be refunded.
- Continuous intake students, registering or withdrawing within a term, will pay a prorated tuition and equipment and materials fee per week.
- Senior citizens, 60 years and older, are required to pay 50% of academic fees.
- Distributed Learning (DL): Some students electing to do courses through DL as part of their course load will pay the DL technology fee along with other applicable campus fees.
However, additional tuition and DL technology fees will be charged when a student elects to do a DL course over and above their normal term load (requires application to extend normal course load per semester).
In some instances, Students may enroll in a program through the Office of Distributed Learning that may require them to attend on-campus to complete the required course. In this case, the Student will pay the regular program tuition fees to DL and not pay an additional on-campus tuition fee per course. Students pay the DL technology fee for online courses only.
However, an additional tuition fee per course will be charged when a Student elects to do an on-campus course over and above their normal DL term load (requires application to extend normal course load per semester).
Application fees are only refundable if the program does not go ahead and the applicant does not want to transfer the application to another program.
Confirmation fees will be refunded only to individuals who were conditionally accepted and upon receipt of high school marks did not meet the academic entrance requirements to the program.
Tuition and Equipment/Materials Fees
- Term-based (15-weeks)
A Student who withdraws within the first four weeks of any term will receive a full refund. If the withdrawal takes place within the fifth or sixth week, the refund will be prorated and the Student will be liable for the number of weeks enrolled. No refund will be made after the sixth week of classes.
- Intersession (up to 7 weeks)
A Student who withdraws within the first two weeks of Intersession will receive a full refund. If the withdrawal takes place in the third week, the refund will be prorated and the Student will be liable for the number of weeks enrolled. No refund will be made after the third week of classes.
- International Students
- Application fee and registration fee are non-refundable.
- In the event a student has paid tuition fees in advance and he/she is not granted a visa by the Canadian Embassy and cannot attend the college as a result, any tuition paid will be fully refunded.
- For all other refund situations please see sections i - iv
Deadline for payment of specified fees is 28 days from registration date. The College may grant credit to students to cover tuition and/or materials fees only (credit is not available to cover books or residence fees). The College may, from time to time, institute equipment lease/purchase programs for which credit may be granted. Students applying for financial credit must meet with a Student Services Representative for assessment of their request. Credit will not be granted to Students with outstanding fees from prior semesters.
If financial credit is recommended, the student must complete a Financial Contract in consultation with a Student Services Representative. The Financial Contract will specify what is covered and for what period of time. The completed Financial Contract must be reviewed and signed by a Campus Administrator or an approved designate. The student is subject to collection action if the account is not paid.
Students Receiving Student Loans
Students with confirmed Student Loans are eligible for credit. When the Student Loan is issued, the amount owing will be deducted by the College as specified in the Financial Contract.
Students Receiving External Funding
Students with documentation confirming external funding will be granted credit and are expected to pay their fees once they are in possession of their funding as agreed to in the Financial Contract.
Students Not Receiving Student Loans or External Funding
Students seeking financial credit who do not meet the above criteria will only be granted financial credit in extenuating circumstances and upon written approval by the Campus Administrator.
Appeals of a financial assessment should be made in writing to the Director of Finance at P.O Box 5400, Stephenville, NL A2N 2Z6.
Receipts are issued for any financial transactions with the College. Students should ensure that they obtain and save these receipts for use in resolving any financial conflicts. In the absence of such documentation, the college financial records shall provide the basis for any decision.
Please note: College of the North Atlantic reserves the right to reassess charges after registration. Additional charges will apply for courses not required as part of the program.