A Payment Agreement that selects a Payment Plan must be submitted by all students to receive access to course registration.
How Much to Pay
Tuition and Fees can be calculated according to the student's situation. Payment amounts and payment plans will be sent to all parents/guardians prior to the start of school if a payment agreement has been submitted. Accounts can be viewed on Briercrest Live (Finance/Generate a Financial Statement) during the school year. For more information contact the Finance office (306) 801-4542.
How Fees are Billed
Tuition, standard fees, room and board are billed at the beginning of the academic year. Grad fees are billed in September and are included in the cost of attendance calculated at the beginning of the school year. Optional fees such as music lessons, college tuition, sports, counseling and tutoring are all billed as required.
Standard Fees Definition
Standard fees billed to each student are student activity fee, year book fee, student recreation fee and grad fee (grade 12 only). For dorm students it also includes laundry and internet safety software, damage deposit (first semester of attendance only) and mattress cover (first semester of attendance only).
When to Pay
Payment is due in full on Check-In Day in the fall semester unless an alternate plan is set up according to the payment plan options below.
Payment Options and Due Dates
Two installments that cover tuition, room and board (where applicable) and standard fees for the year. This plan does not have a payment plan fee and interest will not begin to accrue until the end of January provided the September payment is made on time.
Fall: Minimum of 50% due on Check-In Day
Winter: Remaining balance due on the first day of classes in January
Tuition, room and board (where applicable) and standard fees for the year are broken into 8 equal payments, September-April. First payment is due on Check-In Day (September), subsequent payments due on a monthly basis (October–April). A one-time financing fee of $100 will be charged at the time of registration with no interest fees if payments are made on time.
Personalized Payment Plan
Families may request a personalized payment plan, which will only be granted in exceptional cases. The request needs to be received by the Student Finance Office prior to Registration Day. A one-time financing fee of $100 will be charged at the time of registration with no interest charged if payments are made on time. Parents/Guardians must submit a payment plan agreement form and indicate who the contact person will be and what payment plan they intend to follow. Students will be granted access to course registration once the payment plan agreement has been submitted and approved.
How and Where to Pay
Payment can be made...
Online: bill payment, e-transfer, credit card. See Online Payment Options for details.
Cash Counter: in person or by phone at (306) 801-4658.
A finance charge of 1.5% per month or 18% per annum will be applied to all past due accounts.
Missed and Non Payment Policy
A minimum of 50% of the annual tuition, room and board, and standard fees must be paid prior to December exams. 100% of the annual tuition, room and board, and standard fees must be paid prior to April exams. Missed (NSF, etc.) payments must be made up prior to the end of the respective semester. If the minimum payments are not made, students will be Required to Discontinue following exams of the respective semester. Final marks and/or requests for transcripts will not be released if the student has an outstanding financial obligation to Briercrest Christian Academy.
Briercrest will take appropriate steps to collect outstanding accounts, including the use of a collection agency, where necessary.
Fee Breakdown and Refunds
Students who enter school late do not receive any reduction of fees for tuition, room, or board.
Tuition, Room and Board Charges for partial attendance
|A. Attend Term 1 only||50% charged|
|B. Attend Terms 1 and 2||100% charged|
|C. Attend Term 2 only||50% charged|
|D. Attend Terms 2 and 3||60% charged|
|E. Attend Term 3 only||20% charged|
|1st 10 days of Term 1||Up to 30 days of Term 1||Not returning for term 2 and 3||Up to 30 days of Term 2||After 30 days of Term 2||Term 3|
|Tuition||Full refund minus $200 deposit plus $150 withdraw fee*||75%||50%||25%||No refund||No refund|
|Room and Board||Full refund||$150/calendar week of remaining weeks in term 1. Term 2 and 3 refunded in full.||60%||$150/calendar week + term 3 refunded in full||$150/calendar week. Term 3 refunded in full.||20% refund|
|Fees||Full refund||50%||No refund||No refund||No refund||No refund|
|ENGLISH+||Full refund less $1000||75%||50%||25%||No refund||No refund|
*International Students: full refund minus $500
International Students who do not receive a study permit or who are denied a study permit will be refunded the full cost of attendance deposited to Briercrest minus $500.
Damage Deposit: see Briercrest Christian Academy Residence Life Code
Donation receipts are issued for a portion of the tuition paid because religious teaching is included in the curriculum. The parent/guardian may claim this as a tax credit. Over the last five years the amount of the donation receipt ranged from 50%–85% of tuition paid.
Subject to Change
Please note that policies and rates may change without notice.