Tuition and Fees & Payments

Olds College tuition and fees, as well as payment options, are provided below.

Tuition and Fees

The fee schedule shows a detailed breakdown of fees per program. Refer to this page when planning the financial portion of your education.

Credit Programs

2019-20 Tuition, Fees and Books & Supplies

2018-2019 Program Tuition and Fees (PDF)

Apprenticeship Programs

2019-2020 Apprenticeship Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fee Definitions


Fees Olds College has been authorized to collect by the Provincial Government under the Post-Secondary Learning Act [Sec. 61(1)] for the use of instruction in courses that are part of programs approved by Alberta Advanced Education (AAE) under the Program of Study Regulation (AR 91/2009).

Program Fee: 

Fees Olds College collects to cover the costs of materials and supplies that facilitate instruction in a program that are not included in tuition.

Admin Fee:

 Collected for purposes of offering services to students. These services include but are not limited to tutoring, transcripts, parchments, convocation ceremony, ID cards, printing services, and information technology services and maintenance.

Building Fund Fee: 

The building fund fee is held until such a time as it is needed.  It is used for the maintenance and upkeep of campus buildings as well as a contribution to construction of new buildings in the future.

SS & CE Fee: 

The Student Services & Community Engagement Fee (SSCE) fee is dedicated towards a volunteer honorarium program to engage students with the surrounding community.

Health Dental:

The SAOC offers extended Health and Dental plans for full-time students. Students with existing extended health and dental benefit plans, may complete a form to opt out of this fee. This fee is not charged for Heavy Equipment Operator, Pre-Employment programs, Apprenticeship programs and Applied Degree DFS. Students in these programs mentioned, may enroll in this plan by contacting the SAOC Student Benefits Plan Office.

SAOC Fee: 

The Students' Association of Olds College (SAOC) fee is used to support a variety of student-focused services and initiatives such as student advocacy, health and wellness events, scholarships, The Crossing Restaurant & Pub, The Food Pantry, Club activities and day to day operations.

Rec Fee:

This fee is charged to students at the Olds campus for the purpose of providing recreation opportunities and facilities.

Tuition and Fees Payment Methods

Through Your Banking Institution

Set up Olds College as a payee/bill through your banking institution. Use your nine digit Olds College ID number (available on your early or full admission letter) as the account number. *Please allow three working days for bank processing.

By Credit Card

Students can pay tuition and fees online with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX) through their myoldscollege account.

By Authorized User

Students can authorize other individuals such as parents, guardians or employers, to make tuition or confirmation deposits payments online with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX). To set up an authorized user login to your myoldscollege account.

By Mail

Send a cheque or money order to: Student Services, Olds College, 4500 – 50 ST, Olds, AB  T4H 1R6. Please make sure to indicate your nine digit student ID on the cheque.

In Person at the Olds Campus

You can make payments in person in the Bell e-Learning Centre (Room 957). Payments can be made by debit card, cheque, money order or bank draft. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed: Saturday, Sunday and stat holidays (with the exception of occasional extended hours announced for special events).

Using Aeroplan Points

You may pay using your Aeroplan points through


A letter of sponsorship from the sponsoring agency is submitted to or by fax to 403.556.4711

Student Funding

Due to timing of disbursement, a government student loan cannot be used to pay the Application or Tuition Deposit fee. View Student Funding Page

Tuition Deposit

A tuition deposit is required from students in the first year of a program to hold a seat. You risk losing your seat if your payment is not received by the specified date on your early or full admission letter.

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