Tuition Fees & Other Costs


The following table shows fees for both a half year of study and a full year of study. Students wishing to attend our schools for other lengths of time should email for information on fees. Generally, for short stay students, tuition fees are prorated based on length of stay.

Fees for 2018-2019 School Year

Fees Payable to Lethbridge School District No. 51:

Half Year of Study (Semester)

Full year of Study (Two Semesters)

Application Fee (non-refundable)



Tuition Fee



Custodian Fee

$250 $500

Medical Insurance Fee 
(about $1.50 per day.Total depends on arrival/departure dates)



Tuition Fees Cover: all mandatory school fees including course fees, locker rental, and student union fees.

Tuition Fees Do Not Cover: optional fees such as for a yearbook, activity pass, student portraits, city bus passes, recreational activities and athletic fees (if you choose to participate on a competitive school team), and revalidation/legalization of school marks for those countries that require it.

Click Here for Lethbridge School District Refund Policies and Methods of Payment

Fees Payable to Canada Homestay Network:

Half Year of Study (Semester) Full Year of Study (Two Semesters)

Homestay Placement Fee



Homestay Fee ($800 per calendar month)


Refundable Security Deposit


Airport Transfer from Calgary, if required

$200 per transfer

$200 per transfer
Added fee for students under 14 years of age



Extra homestay days are $30 per day, and require advanced permission through the International Services office.

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All fees listed are in Canadian Dollars and are subject to change.  

*must be paid before applications are processed

What is covered by tuition and what is not?

Tuition Fees Cover

  • Your educational program as provided by certified professional teachers in Alberta
  • All mandatory school fees including: course fees, locker rental, textbook rental, and student union fees

Tuition Fees Do Not Cover

  • Optional fees such as for a yearbook, activity pass, student portraits, city bus passes and others
  • Athletic fees, if you choose to participate on a competitive school team
  • Public Transportation costs
  • Airport Transfers
  • Recreational activities


Every attempt will be made to provide a homestay placement that is within reasonable walking distance to the assigned school for each student.  However, many students may still choose to purchase a City of Lethbridge Bus Pass.  Monthly bus passes can be purchased at each school's main office.  The cost of a bus pass can be seen if you follow this link:  Bus Pass  


Homestay fees cover your monthly accommodation and three meals a day.  You will also have access to laundry facilities.  Homestay fees do not cover your recreational activities or eating out.  For more details on the services covered by your homestay fees, go to the Homestay section of this website.

Airport transfer (Calgary)

The nearest international airport to Lethbridge is located in Calgary, which is about a 2.5 hour drive from Lethbridge.  The District fee for a transfer from Calgary to Lethbridge is $200.00.

Airport transfer (Lethbridge)

For pick-up or drop-off at the Lethbridge Regional Airport there are no additional fees.

Revalidation / Legalization of School Marks

Many countries including Brazil, Colombia and Mexico require school final report cards to be legalized and revalidated in Canada in order for such documents to be accepted by that country's education system. The International Services Office of Lethbridge School District No. 51 offers a revalidation of marks service for those students who require it. The fee for this service is $125, which includes all legal, embassy and courier fees. Payment is required in advance.  To request revalidation / legalization of school marks click here.

All fees listed are in Canadian Dollars and are subject to change.