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Tuition Deposit

To reserve your seat, a tuition deposit is required from students entering a new program. Payment must be received by the specified date on your early or full admission letter. Confirmation that your tuition deposit has been received will be sent to your Olds College email address and instructions are provided to request an official receipt.

See also: How to Pay Your Tuition


How Much do I Owe?

The following programs require a $200 tuition deposit:

  • Agricultural and Heavy Equipment
  • Agricultural Management
  • Apparel Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Business Management Certificate
  • Business Management Diploma
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Land & Water Resources
  • Open Studies
  • Turfgrass Management Diploma
  • Veterinary Medical Receptionist (VMR)

The following programs require a $500 tuition deposit:

  • Agriculture Technology Integration
  • Animal Health Technology
  • Arboriculture Technician
  • Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management
  • Equine Reproduction Technician
  • Farrier Science 
  • Horticulture Technologist
  • Meat Processing
  • Precision Agriculture - Techgronomy
  • Veterinary Technical Assistant (VTA)


The following programs require a $500 tuition deposit and $2,000 six (6) weeks prior to the program start date.

  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Pre-Employment Welder
  • Pre-Employment Heavy Equipment Technician
  • Pre-Employment Motorcycle Mechanic

International students: admitted to any program are required to pay a $1000 tuition deposit.

When is my deposit due?

  • Within 30 days: if you are admitted 4 or more months prior to program start date

  • Within 2 weeks: if you are admitted within 4 months of the program start date

  • Within 2 weeks: if you are offered a seat from a waitlisted program

  • Due immediately upon admission: if admitted within 2 weeks of the program start date for any program

  • Due within 2 weeks upon admission to any competitive entry program: regardless of admission date for Animal Health Technology (AHT)

Your admission letter will state your tuition deposit deadline date.

How Can I Pay The Tuition Deposit?

  • 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. If you are an authorized user for a student, click here to make a payment

  • By Mail: Send a cheque or money order with a completed Tuition Deposit Form 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 HigherEdPoints.com

  • Sponsorship: A letter of sponsorship from the sponsoring agency is submitted to enrolmentservices@oldscollege.ca or by fax to 403.556.4711

  • Government Student Loan: Due to timing of disbursement, a government student loan cannot be used to pay the Application or Tuition Deposit fee

  • International Students: Olds College has partnered with Flywire to provide international students with a safe and convenient way to pay their Tuition Deposit and Tuition & Fees. Please visit oldscollege.flywire.com to make your payments.

Tuition Deposit Refund Policy

Domestic applicants:

Fully refundable: if you cancel admission up to 4 months prior to the program start date (i.e. September 5th program start date, tuition deposit is refundable if you cancel on or before May 5th)

Non-refundable: if you cancel within 4 months of the program start date (i.e. September 5th program start date, tuition deposit is non-refundable if you cancel after May 5th)

International applicants: 

Fully refundable: If you cancel admission up to 4 months prior to the program start date, then your deposit is fully refundable.

Partial refund: If you provide proof that your Visa application is denied, then you are eligible for a refund minus an administrative fee** (based on the program specific tuition deposit).

If you cancel your admission one month prior to the start date of the program and have not received your study permit / study visa notification, then you are eligible for a refund minus an administrative fee** (based on the program specific tuition deposit).

** Depending on the program, the Administrative Fee is either $200 or $500 (i.e.: after submitting a $1,000 tuition deposit, a Land and Water Resource student will receive an $800 tuition deposit refund; an Animal Health Technology student will receive a $500 tuition deposit refund) 

Non-refundable: If you cancel admission within 4 months prior to the program start date and have a valid study permit / study visa, then your tuition deposit is non-refundable.

Additional Refund Information:

  • Olds College refund guidelines are based on the program the student is enrolled in.
  • To determine when a refund will be granted, please refer to Programs Dates and Deadlines found on specific program pages.
  • Further information can also be found through our Student Fee Policy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I pay my fees late?

If payments are not made by the deadline to pay tuition, fees, and residence (if applicable) a $200.00 late payment fee will be levied on any and all fees not paid by this date.

How do I appeal my late fee?

To appeal the late fee, please complete the Late Payment Fee Appeal Form.