Academic Fees

Tuition is the major mandatory fee you will pay at Lakeland College. However, it is not the only mandatory fee.
There are both mandatory instructional and non-instructional fees.

This page lists the different types of fees that you will pay, and some fees that you may pay during the course of the admission process or during the academic year.
Also included are refund policies.
For most 8-month programs, there are specific dates for different levels of refunds based on when you withdraw. That schedule can be found on the
academic year and term dates page.
There's a separate drop down for refunds if you withdraw from an apprenticeship training period. If you've started class, there isn't a refund.
Refund policies for continuing education courses are listed in the course details.

Tuition/Mandatory Instructional Fees
Total  instructional mandatory fees include tuition and course specific fees.
Please Note:
  • Fees will vary according to program enrolled in, the number of courses and credits taken, or course specific fees assessed.
  • Tuition fees are adjusted each year according to the regulations of Alberta's Tuition Fee Policy.

Check our fee calculator for detailed fee information for your program.

Mandatory Non-instructional Fees
These mandatory fees supports academic and health services, athletics as well as access to recreational facilities and other services.

2021-22 Fee Schedule

Mandatory non-instructional fees 

Vermilion campus

Lloydminster campus

Transcript services
Parchments & unlimited access to official transcript
Vermilion Recreation
Vermilion students only - fitness center, gymnasium, recreation programming
Lloydminster Recreation
Lloydminster students only - fitness center, gymnasium, recreation programming
ACAC Student Participation
ACAC participation, free admission for students, all students eligible for team tryouts
Health Services & Counselling
Nursing (0.4 FTE), Counsellors (2.0 FTE), Wellness Advisor (1.0 FTE)
Events Arena
Vermilion students only - facility for horse riding and large events
Vermilion Pool
Vermilion students only - swimming pool access
Alumni stewardship efforts to support student programs and scholariships. Total of 1.5 million in scholarships and bursaries.
Learning Centre
Learning Commons services including peer tutoring
 Subtotal $330.00

3rd  Party Fees

Lloydminster Servus Centre
Lloydminster students only - City of Lloydminster Servus Center Membership
Student Association Fees
(see drop down about Students' Association fees for more details)
Health & Dental  Plan Fees
Compulsory - however students may opt out if they already have coverage
 Total Mandatory Non-instructional Fees $861.00 $845.50
Course Specific Fees
These fees cover costs associated with specific courses that are not directly related to instruction. Fees will vary depending upon course selection.
Students' Association Fees
The Lakeland College Students' Association assesses a membership fee from all students enrolled in credentialed programs.
The fees for 2021-22 are:
  • Lloydminster $273
  • Vermilion $253
The Students' Association advocates for all students and their concerns on a local, provincial, and national level. The SA provides several bursaries and other awards each year.
  • A mandatory health and benefit plan for most full-time on-campus students. See benefit plan details on Total for 2021-22 is $278.
  • A welcome package that includes the SA day planner, several free items and a variety of information. Offsite students may request a day planner by contacting the SA office in Vermilion at 780 853 8484.
  • Access to all the SA programs, prize giveaways and events throughout the year.
  • Free grad gown rentals, a souvenir grad hat and tassel, and the convocation tea.
  • Free apprentice graduation breakfast for journeyman students
International Student Fees
International students pay a surcharge on tuition.
Books, supplies, field trip & practicum expenses
You are responsible for the cost of classroom materials, books and equipment, field trips, and practicum expenses.

Check out our fee calculator page for an estimate of your programs' expenses.
Miscellaneous Fees
Service Fee
Application Fee  $90
Audit Fee   regular course or program fee
Challenge Exam regular course fee
Duplicate T2202A Fee 
EST, 1001  & FEST re-examinations $145
Late Registration Fee/Late Fee $200
Lost Cheque $25
NSF Cheque $25
Program Registration change $100
Re-appraisal/re-read of paper/lab/exam $200
Re-examination $200
Replacement of: credentials/graduation document $100
Replacement of: Student ID card/FOB chip card Vermilion
Special projects (minimum) $200
Environmental Sciences Capstone Extension $500
Exam Reschedule $200
Session Change Fee  $100

Fee Payments
Fees are assessed by semester and are due on or before registration day.

How to pay

  •  New - set Lakeland College up as a payee in your online banking. Your student ID # is your account #.
  • Lakeland College accepts payment by cheque, money order, Interac, Visa or MasterCard. Cheques or money orders should be made payable to Lakeland College.Cash should not be sent through the mail.
  • Credit card payments can also be made on My Lakeland. New students will be emailed My Lakeland log-on information approximately 3 weeks before registration.
  • Student loans - depending on your home province fees will be sent to Lakeland College automatically
  • Sponsored students (eg Human Resources Canada, Workers’ Compensation) must supply a letter of commitment from the sponsoring agency at or before registration.
For more complete information on all of these options see the paying tuition and fees page.
Fee Refunds
Refunds are calculated on the basis of your official withdrawal date from Lakeland College. You must follow the proper withdrawal procedure through the Registrar’s Office.
  • 100% refund of current semester fees (less tuition deposit) if you withdraw in the first 15 working days following the term start date (see Term Dates schedule). 
Students who are required to withdraw do not receive a refund.

For more information on the dates to withdraw refer to or the term dates and academic schedule.
Refunds for Apprenticeship Programs
  • Withdrawals must to reported to Lakeland's apprenticeship registration coordinator at or call 1 800 661 6490 ext 8500.
  • If you withdraw up to 5 working days before the first day of class you'll receive a full refund minus a $100 administration fee.
  • No refunds after you start the class
Tax Receipts
Tuition and Education Amount Certificates (T2202A) will be issued at the end of February for qualifying programs taken the previous calendar year. Receipts are available on-line for students with My Lakeland accounts. Receipts are mailed to apprentices at their home address.

What Students Say
With the Student-Managed Farm you learn to be accountable for what you’re doing and the choices you make. You get an understanding of what it’s like to be out in industry or on a farm making decisions that count.

– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
I recommend the UT program to people all the time. The smaller setting Lakeland offers, is very conducive to learning. It's less intimidating than the larger universities and allows for more class interactions and discussions

– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
Choosing to attend Lakeland College was one of the best decisions that I’ve made in my life so far. The welcoming and friendly Lakeland environment encourages a place of excellence, and fosters the ability to be successful not only in school, but in life.

– Mariah Van’t Hof

University Transfer, Class of 2015

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Employers Say
Lakeland is a great place to find employees. The college provides real world training that equips soon-to-be employees with knowledge and people skills that are highly sought after in the agriculture industry these days.

– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience

What Alumni Say
The hands-on field trips, quality of education i received, professors who are invested in your success, and all the friends I made. I exceeded my academic expectations and I also had a lot of fun. If i had to do it all over gain, i would choose Lakeland!

– Nicole (Audet) Pysh

Class of 2006, Environmental Protection & Class of 2008, Applied Environmental Degree