Selkirk College’s communities have a low cost of living compared to larger cities in western Canada.
English Language Program: $3,925 ~ $5,150 per semester
Under Graduate Program: $5,390 per semester.
Post Graduate: $5,970 per semester
Above fee will apply from Spring 2019 semester.
Learning Resource $95.12 per semester
Student Activity $30.43 per semester
Student Union $73.59 per semester
Student Services $122.40 per semester
SCSU Extended Health and Dental $279/year, English Language Program students are exempt
Your program may have additional program specific fees such as co-op / practicum fees, lab fees, and consumable fees.
Basic Medical Insurance
$205 for the first 3 month, then $37.50 per month (BC Medical Service Plan)
$150 - $700 per semester depending on your program.
Long-term Homestay: $750 per month(Castlegar), $800/month(Nelson)
Student Housing: $2,000/semester(Castlegar), $2,060~$2,660/semester(Nelson)
Off-Campus room: $550- $800 per month(Castlegar), $600-$1,000 permonth (Nelson)
Off-campus 2 bedroom housing for family member 2 or 3:
$1,000-$1,500 per month in Castlegar
$1,500-$2,150 per month in Nelson
Approximately $300~$400 per month if not in homestay (food is included in homestay fees)
Student bus pass
$125 four month semester pass
$45 monthly pass
$4.50 Day pass
Mobile phone (basic package)
approximately $25 per month
Entertainment/ clothes/ gifts
$80 - $100 per month
Note: choose ONE housing option: homestay OR student housing OR off-campus.
Prices are subject to change. Expenses are approximate and may vary from program to program.
The amounts estimated for food and entertainment will be affected by your individual choices and behaviours.