The costs of your education at CapU will include tuition and program fees, incidental fees and additional costs for supplies and equipment.

To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator or view our programs and courses

Mandatory and Incidental Fees

When you apply to attend CapU, you'll pay a non-refundable application fee.

  • Canadian citizens and permanent residents pay $50.
  • International students pay $135 (plus a deposit – see below).

Once you're admitted, in addition to tuition fees you'll pay certain mandatory fees, such as fees for student union membership and transit passes.

Incidental fees can include late payment fees, costs for transcripts, charges for form replacements, and other services. For a full list, check out incidental fees.

Tuition-Free* Courses

Capilano University offers some courses tuition-free* for Canadian citizens and permanent residents, as well as seniors.

You can take classes through Adult Basic Education in English, math, sciences, computers and study skills.

If you're a Canadian student, you're able to take tuition-free* English-as-a-second-language (ESL) classes.

If you're 65 or older, courses are tuition-free* at CapU**. 


*For tuition-free courses, surcharge tuition, mandatory fees and incidental fees still apply.  

**This does not apply to Continuing Studies courses.

Learn more about tuition-free courses* at CapU.

Deposit for new international students

If you're a new international student applying to Capilano University for the first time, you need to pay a one-time $5,000 deposit. This deposit will be applied against your international tuition fees once you've registered in courses at the University. 

The refund policy for students from India, Vietnam, China, Pakistan, Senegal, Morocco and the Philippines varies. If you are from one of these countries, refer to your original Letter of Offer.

Deposit exceptions

If you are enrolled in distance education, exchange or government-sponsored study abroad program, the $5,000 deposit does not apply to you.

Study permit rejection/denial

If you've been denied a study permit/visa and are unable to attend Capilano University as a result, you'll be refunded the full amount of your deposit. Where a student is found to have provided fraudulent documentation as part of their study permit/visa application, a full refund will not be issued. 

For more information, visit Fee Refunds.