Tuition Fees & 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 international.services@lethsd.ab.ca for information on fees. Generally, for short stay students, tuition fees are prorated based on length of stay.

Fees for 2019-2020 School Year

Fees Payable to Lethbridge School Division:

Half Year of Study (Semester)

Full year of Study (Two Semesters)

Application Fee (non-refundable)

$250

$250

Tuition Fee

$5500

$11000

Custodian Fee

$250 $500

Canadian Medical Insurance Fee (required)

$275

$500

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.

 

Fees Payable to Canada Homestay Network:

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

Homestay Placement Fee

$450*

$450*

Homestay Fee ($850 per calendar month)

$4250

$8500
Refundable Security Deposit

$500

$500

Special Diet

$1000 $2000
Airport Transfer from Calgary, if required

$200 per transfer

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

$500

$1000

Extra homestay days are $35 per day, and require advanced permission through the International Services office.

Click Here for Canada Homestay Network Refund Policies and Methods of Payment

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

*must be paid before applications are processed

How to Pay

Lethbridge School Division prefers you pay through Flywire. It is a safe and convenient way to pay with credit card or by bank transfer.

To pay your application fee: lethsdapp.flywire.com

To pay all other fees payable to the School Division: lethsd.flywire.com

If you prefer to pay through bank transfer, please contact the International Services office at 403-380-5323 or international.services@lethsd.ab.ca to receive instructions on this process.

We will also accept a certified cheque or a bank draft in Canadian Funds made out to Lethbridge School Division.  You can mail your cheque to:

International Services
Lethbridge School Division
433-15th Street South
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
T1J 2Z4

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

Transportation

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

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 Division 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.

Refund Policies

Refunds are only permitted in certain circumstances as described below.  Refunds will only be made to the person and/or account from which the payment was initially made.

Application Fee Refunds

  • All application fees are non-refundable.

Tuition Fee Refunds

  • Students must provide the International Services Office, Lethbridge School Division with written notice of withdrawal.
  • A full refund will be issued if the program has not yet begun and a Study Permit/Visa was denied (a copy of the documentation for denial of the Study Permit/Visa must be forwarded to the International Services Office).
  • 5% of fees for one semester will be retained by Lethbridge School Division if the student withdraws an application after a study permit/Visa has been issued.
  • There will be no refund after studies have started, and 25% of the fees for the next semester of study for which a letter of acceptance was issued will be withheld.
  • If a student engages in any illegal activity, or repeatedly violates Division or Homestay Rules and Regulations after being warned, and if a consequence of this behaviour is that the student is mandated to return home, then no refund of tuition fees will be made. (In such a situation, or at any other time, the cost associated with the student returning home is not the responsibility of Lethbridge School Division.)

Medical Insurance Fee Refunds

  • Students must provide the International Services Office, Lethbridge School Division with written notice of withdrawal.
  • A full refund will be issued if the program has not yet begun and a Study Permit/Visa was denied (a copy of the documentation for denial of the Study Permit/Visa must be forwarded to the International Services Office).
  • Once a student has arrived in Canada, there will be no refund for any of the calendar months for which the student was present and covered by the policy. Students may be refunded the portion of premiums that was unused, less 25% of that amount as an administration fee.
  • If a student engages in any illegal activity, or repeatedly violates District or Homestay Rules and Regulations after being warned, and if a consequence of this behaviour is that the student is mandated to return home, then no refund of medical insurance fees will be made. (In such a situation, or at any other time, the cost associated with the student returning home is not the responsibility of Lethbridge School Division.)
  • No refund will be issued for insurance fees if the student has made any claims against the insurance policy for recovery of medical expenses.