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 for information on fees. Generally, for short stay students, tuition fees are prorated based on length of stay.

Fees for 2022-2023 School Year

Fees Payable to
Lethbridge School Division:

Half Year of Study
(1 Semester)

Full year of Study
(2 Semesters)

Application Fee (non-refundable)



Tuition Fee



Custodian Fee

$275.00 $500.00

Canadian Medical Insurance Fee (required)



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:

Base Rate + $500.00 Deposit

Lethbridge SD Homestay Fees: 10 Months 2022-2023



Lethbridge SD Homestay Fees: 5 Months 2022-2023


Lethbridge SD Homestay Fees: 3 Months 2022-2023


Lethbridge SD Homestay Fees: 1 Month 2022-2023



Lethbridge SD Returning Fees: 10 Months 2022-2023

$9,325.00 $9,825.00
Lethbridge SD Returning Fees: 5 Months 2022-2023 $4,825.00 $5,325.00


Optional Fees to Canada Homestay Network 5 Months 10 Months
Underage Fee $500.00 $1000.00
Airport Pickup and Return - Calgary $420.00 $420.00
Airport Pickup and Return - Lethbridge  $0.00 $0.00
Extra Nights $40.00 $40.00
Special Dietary Needs (GF, Vegan, Halal) $1,000.00 $2,000.00

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 online through Flywire. It is a safe and convenient way to pay with credit card.

To pay your application fee:

To pay all other fees payable to the School Division:

If you prefer to pay through bank transfer, please contact the International Services Office at to receive instructions on this process.

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 the Lethbridge Transit 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 hour drive from Lethbridge.  The CHN 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 $300, 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. (This refund policy pertains to individual applicants, not group applicants).

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 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.)