Calculate Your Fees

Choose your program. You'll find tuition and fees by the semester or the whole year.
 
We also list residence and living expenses - you do have to eat, sleep and even play while you're at school. These are based on a $1,128/month (Alberta) guideline for living expenses. Or, you may use your own numbers.

The estimate you get from these tables will help you plan your budget. Visit our financial aid pages to learn about your funding options.

Tuition and other academic fees are for the 2018-19 academic year.

Apprenticeship students: Please see your program's pages for fee specifics including residence rates.

International students: International tuition is $14,795 per year, or if program costs are higher, then that amount. Check out our currency converter to see what this totals in your currency. Additional student fees, including mandatory health insurance for international students, will be charged. Note: Check our international section for more information about coming to Lakeland College.

If you don't see your program on the calculator: Check on your program's pages.

New Fee Calculator in the works - How to use the tables now

If you are familiar with our website, you've probably seen our calculator where we do the adding for you.

We will be replacing our calculator with an updated version. Watch for it.

For now, here's how to use the tables.
  1. Find your program by school in the drop downs
  2. Look for the fees by either semester or the whole year. Total fees include tuition plus other fees.
  3. International fees are listed only for the whole year.
  4. Check residence rates by campus. If you plan to live at home or rent, estimate those costs
  5. Add in an estimate for other living costs.

Disclaimer: These fees are provided as estimates only for the purposes of budgeting and applying for student loans. Actual fees charged and cost of living and other expenses will vary from individual to individual. Please note that all fees are best estimates and are subject to change. ​

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Agricultural Sciences
Total fees are tuition plus any other fees.

Program Tuition Program/Course Specific Fee
Total Mandatory Fees 1
Books & Supplies for Year
Field Trips/Other
International Fees (year)
Agribusiness 
Year 1 Sem 1
$2,160.00
0.00
494.00
1,200.00
 200.00  14,782.00
Agribusiness
Year 1 Sem 2
2,160.00
0.00
216.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Agribusiness
Year 2 Sem 1
 2,160.00  $30.00 494.00
1,200.00
200.00
14,812.00
Agribusiness
Year 2 Sem 2
 2,160.00  0.00  216.00 0.00
0.00
0.00
Animal Health Tech
Year 1 Sem 1
$2,415.00
292.00
494.00
1000.00
150.00
15,154.00
Animal Health Tech
Year 1 Sem 2 2
   2,415.00  80.00 216.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Animal Health Tech
Year 2 Sem 1
2,415.00 155.00
494.00
1100.00
300.00
14,942.00
Animal Health Tech
Year 2 Sem 2
 2,415.00  5.00 216.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Animal Science
Year 1 Sem 1
$2,160.00
42.00
494.00
1100.00
150.00
14,849.00
Animal Science
Year 1 Sem 2
2,160.00
 25.00 216.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Animal Science
Year 2 Sem 1
2,160.00
0.00
494.00
1100.00
150.00
14,782.00
Animal Science
Year 2 Sem 2
$2,592.00  0.00 216.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Crop Tech
Year 1 Sem 1
$2,376.00
42.00
494.00
750.00
150.00
14,824.00
Crop Tech
Year 1 Sem 2
2,376.00
 0.00 216.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Crop Tech
Year 2 Sem 1
2,376.00
0.00
494.00
750.00
150.00
14,782.00
Crop Tech
Year 2 Sem 2
2,376.00
 0.00 216.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Gen Ag Sem 1
$2,160.00
0.00
494.00
750.00
150.00
14,782.00
Gen Ag Sem 2
2,160.00
0.00
216.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
VMA Sem 1
$4,248.00
0.00
494.00
900.00
400.00
15,732.00
VMA Sem 2
2,832.00
170.00
216.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Western Ranch & Cow Horse Sem 1
$2,850.00
40.00
494.00
1,000.00
0.00
14,822.00
Western Ranch & Cow Horse Sem 2
2,850.00
0.00
216.00
0.00
0.00
0.00

Notes:
1 Please see the last drop down for details on other fees that make up this total: comprehensive, student health & dental, and Students' Association.
2 Doesn't include living expenses while you are on practicum. Please budget accordingly.
Business
Total fees are tuition plus any other fees.

Program Tuition Program/Course Specific Fee
Total Mandatory Fees 1
Books & Supplies for Year
Field Trips/Other
International Fees (year)
Accounting Technician semester 1
​$2,160.00 0.00
506
1,200.00
 200.00  $14,806.00
Accounting Technician semester 2
2,160.00
0.00
228
0.00
0.00
0.00
Administrative Professional semester 1
$2,057.50
0.00
506
1,300.00
0.00
14,806.00
Administrative Professional semester 2
2,057.50
0.00
228
0.00
0.00
0.00
Business Admin Year 1
$4,320.00
0.00
734
1,200.00
200.00
14,806.00
Business Admin Year 2
4,320.00 
0.00
734
1,200.00
200.00
14,806.00

Notes:
Please see the last drop down for details on other fees that make up this total: comprehensive, student health & dental, and Students' Association.
2  Doesn't include living expenses while you are on practicum. Please budget accordingly.
Energy & Petroleum Technology
Total fees are tuition plus any other fees.

Program Tuition
Program/Course
Specific Fee
Total Mandatory
Fees 1
Books & Supplies
for Year
Field Trips/Other
 International
Fees (year)
HOOT semester 1 2
$3,400.00
100.00
506.00
2500.00
 0.00 $ 15,006.00
HOOT semester 2
2,720.00
100.00
228.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
HOPE year 1 semester 1
$3,400.00
100.00​ 506.00
2500.00
0.00
15,006.00
HOPE year 1 semester 2 2
2,720.00
100.00​ 228.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
HOPE practicum 2
918.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
TBD
HOPE year 2 semester 1 2
2,601.00
200.00​ 506.00
2500.00
0.00
15,206.00
HOPE year 2 semester 2 2
​2,601.00 200.00
228.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
2nd Class Power Engineering semester 1 3
$2,754.00​ 0.00​ 506.00
1700.00
0.00

NE
2nd Class Power Engineering
semester 2 3
3,366.00
0.00
228.00 0.00
0.00

Notes:
Please see the last drop down for details on other fees that make up this total: comprehensive, student health & dental, and Students' Association.
2  Doesn't include living expenses while you are on practicum. Please budget accordingly.
3  These fees are for anyone who takes the program full time. If you take by module, fees are listed in the program pages.
Environmental Sciences
Total fees are tuition plus any other fees.

Program Tuition Program/Course Specific Fee
Total Mandatory Fees 1
Books & Supplies for Year
Field Trips/Other
International Fees (year)
Applied degree year 1 semester 1
$2,295.00
0.00
494.00
900.00
400.00
$14,782.00
Applied degree year 1 semester 2
2,448.00
0.00
 216.00  0.00 0.00
0.00
Applied degree year 2 semester 1
1,260.00
0.00
98.00
200.00
 0.00 8,306.00
Applied degree year 2 semester 2
1,260.00
0.00
 98.00 0.00
0.00
 0.00
Environmental Science
all majors years 1 & 2 semester 1
$2,304.00
0.00
494.00
900.00
400.00
14,782.00
Environmental Science
all majors years 1 & 2 semester 2
2,304.00
0.00
216.00
0.00
0.00
0.00

Notes:
1 Please see the last drop down for details on other fees that make up this total: comprehensive, student health & dental, and Students' Association.
2 Doesn't include living expenses while you are on practicum. Please budget accordingly.
Fire & Emergency Services
Total fees are tuition plus any other fees.

Program Tuition Program/Course Specific Fee
Total Mandatory Fees1
Books & Supplies
for Year
Field Trips/Other
EST - fire stream 2
$17,450.00
720.00
710.00
900.00
0.00
EST - medical stream 2
17,450.00
460.00
710.00
1300.00
0.00
Firefighter Training 2018 rates
$8,275.00
460.00
492.00
650.00
0.00
Firefighter Training 2019 rates
$8,725.00
460.00
494.00
750.00
0.00

Notes:
1 Please see the last drop down for details on other fees that make up this total: comprehensive, student health & dental, and Students' Association.
2 Doesn't include living expenses while you are on practicum. Please budget accordingly.
Health & Wellness
Total fees are tuition plus any other fees.

Program Tuition Program/Course Specific Fee
Total Mandatory Fees1
Books & Supplies
for Year
Field Trips/Other
International Fees (year)
Esthetician semester 1
$4,755.00
1197.50 506.00
500.00
0.00
19413.50
Esthetician semester 2
4,755.00
200.00
228.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Hairstyling semester 1
$9,000.00
1825.00
506.00
525.00
0.00
 
Hairstyling semester 2
9,000.00
250.00
228.00 0.00
0.00
 Health Care Aide semester 1
$2,025.00
75.00
506.00
400.00
0.00
$10,395.50
 Health Care Aide semester 2
1,975.00
75.00
228.00
0.00
0.00
0.00

Notes:
1 Please see the last drop down for details on other fees that make up this total: comprehensive, student health & dental, and Students' Association.
Human Services
Total fees are tuition plus any other fees.

Program 1 & 3
Tuition Program/Course Specific Fee
Total Mandatory Fees
Books & Supplies for Year
Field Trips/Other
International Fees (year)
Child & Youth Care year 1 semester 1
$2,160.00
150.00
494.00
1,000.00
 0.00 $14,928.00
Child & Youth Care year 1 semester 2
 2,160.00   0.00 216.00
 0.00  0.00  0.00
Child & Youth Care year 2 semester 1
2,160.00
150.00
494.00
1,000.00
0.00
 14,928.00
Child & Youth Care year 2 semester 2
2,160.00
 0.00 216.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Early Learning & Child Care (ELCC) year 1 semester 1
$2,160.00
150.00
494.00
1,000.00
0.00
14,928.00
ELCC year 1 semester 2
2,160.00 0.00
216.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
ELCC year 2 semester 1
2,160.00 150.00
494.00
1000.00
0.00
14,928.00
ELCC year 2 semester 2
2,160.00
0.00
216.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Ed Assistant semester 1
$2,160.00
0.00
494.00
1000.00
0.00
14,928.00
Ed Assistant semester 2
2,160.00
150.00
216.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Sign Language Interpreter year 2 semester 1
$3,000.00
0.00
435.00
1,000.00
0.00
$14,664.00
Sign Language Interpreter year 2 semester 2
3,000.00
0.00
157.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Notes:
1 All human services programs have a practicum component. These fees don't include living expenses while you are on practicum. Please budget accordingly.
2 Please see the last drop down for details on other fees that make up this total: comprehensive, student health & dental, and Students' Association.
3 Fee structure is different for online delivery of these programs. Please see the program pages for details.
Interior Design
Total fees are tuition plus any other fees.

Program Tuition Program/Course Specific Fee
Total Mandatory Fees1
Books & Supplies
for Year
Field Trips/Other
International
Fees (year)
Year 1 semester 1
$2,318.00
$0.00
494.00
3,663.00
500.00
$14,782.00
Year 1 semester 2
2,318.00
0.00
216.00
0.00
0.00
 0.00
Year 2 semester 1
2,440.00
0.00
494.00
1,295.00
900.00
14,782.00
Year 2 semester 22
2,684.00
0.00
 216.00 0.00
0.00
0.00

Notes:
1 Please see the last drop down for details on other fees that make up this total: comprehensive, student health & dental, and Students' Association.
2 Doesn't include living expenses while you are on practicum. Please budget accordingly.
Street Rod Technologies
Total fees are tuition plus any other fees.

Program Tuition
Program/Course
Specific Fees
Total Mandatory Fees1
Books & Supplies
for Year
Field Trips/Other
International
Fees (year)
Semester 1
$9,025.00
1,950.00
506.00
 300.00  0.00 $25,456.00
Semester 2
9,025.00
0.00
228.00
0.00
0.00
 0.00

Notes:
1 Please see the last drop down for details on other fees that make up this total: comprehensive, student health & dental, and Students' Association.
 
As this program isn't on the main campus in Lloydminster, you should be prepared to add the cost of driving to and from the SRT lab to your expenses.
Trades & Technology - Pre-employment
Total fees are tuition plus any other fees.

Program Tuition Program/Course Specific Fee
Total Mandatory Fees1
Books & Supplies
for Year
Field Trips/Other
Electrical 2
$4,300.00
393.65
494.00
 700.00 0.00
Welding 2
4,300.00
1,201.90
 494.00 900.00
 0.00

Notes:
1 Please see the last drop down for details on other fees that make up this total: comprehensive, student health & dental, and Students' Association.
2 Doesn't include living expenses while you are on practicum. Please budget accordingly.
University Transfer
Total fees are tuition plus any other fees.

Program Tuition 1
Program/Course
Specific Fee 2
Total Mandatory
Fees3
Books & Supplies
for Year
Field Trips/Other
Years 1 & 2 semester 1
$2,295.00
0.00
506.00
2,500.00
200.00
Years 1 & 2, semester 2
2,295.00
0.00
228.00  0.00  0.00

Notes:
1 Fees may vary based on elective choices and credit load.

2 An additional $90 lab fee is assessed for each of these courses
  • BIOL 107, 108, 207. 208
  • CHEM 101, 102, 161, 263
  • MCRB 265
  • PHYS 124, 126
3 Please see the last drop down for details on other fees that make up this total: comprehensive, student health & dental, and Students' Association.
Residence or rent
On of your major living expenses, unless you are able to live at home without costs, is paying for the roof over your head.
 
Our residence villages provide you with the convenience of being on campus as well as a way to get to know more people.
 
If you plan to stay in residence, you should check Vermilion residence rates and Lloydminster residence rates. There's more variation in Vermilion rates because of the different room types.
 
For a quick estimate use these figures:
  • Vermilion average rate per semester $2,244
  • Vermilion average rate per academic year $4,448
  • Lloydminster spinwheel rate per semester $2,557.50
  • Lloydminster spinwheel rate per academic year $5,115

Important Notes on Residence Rates:
  • Please check the Vermilion residence rates page and Lloydminster residence rates for specific rates.
  • EST & FFT (NFPA 1001) students: EST costs will be higher (minimum 9 months for classes plus practicum). The FFT training program is only 12 weeks. Please see Vermilion residence rates for more accurate residence fees.
  • Pre-employment Vermilion students: You also have fewer weeks in residence, please adjust your housing costs.
  • Students in health care aide typically don't have additional housing costs.
  • HOOT & HOPE students: Your programs are longer and need you to adjust for that as well as your practicum times.
Living Expenses
To calculate estimated fees we use the default figures are based on Alberta student loan guidelines for a single student living away from home with no dependent children at $1,153/month.
 
Check out the guidelines for other living arrangements on Alberta education and living costs page.
 
When you consider your living expenses, think about these items:
  • food - meal plans at the cafeteria, cooking for yourself in residence or a rental space, even coffee
  • clothing and other personal care
  • travel - do you have a vehicle, will you stay on campus or travel home on weekends
  • telephone and other utilities - if you are in residence, you don't have to worry about heat, light and water. You might want to get your own Wi-Fi. Your telephone plan is a definite expense.
  • entertainment and recreation - fortunately your student card gives you access to rec facilities on campus. But if you want to go out, then you need to budget for your entertainment.
Your circumstances and provincial student loan guidelines may differ from the Alberta guidelines, but these are a solid basis for beginning your budget.
Mandatory fees breakdown
Campus

Comprehensive
Fee 1
Student Health
& Dental Plan 1
Students' Association
Fee per Semester 2
Vermilion $98.00
$278.00
$118.00
Lloydminster
$100.00
$128.00
Notes:
1 Paid in first semester for the year
2 Paid each semester
 
Exceptions
  • 2nd year Bachelor of Applied Science: Environmental Management - no Student Health & Dental or SA fees as students are on practicum
  • Firefighter Training is a one-time SA fee of $118.
  • ​Sign Language students in Edmonton pay half the SA fees, $58 per semester.

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
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