Tuition & Fees


Payment can be made in person with cash, cheque, debit, or credit card; through the mail by cheque; or online.

Post-Secondary Tuition

$705 / 3-credit course

$1,410 / 6-credit

University and College Preparation Tuition

$160 / 1 credit

$800 / 5-credit course

Continuing Education

$350 / audit (non-credit) course for professional development

$175 / audit (non-credit) course for lifelong learners

Indigenous Community-Industry Relations Certificate (ICIR) & Indigenous Community Engagement Citation (ICE) Courses 

$995 / course

$1,195 / land-based course

SFAS and INDE Courses for Social Work Students

SFAS: $300/term (fall & winter)
INDE: $300/term (fall & winter) 


Students enrolled in YTC programs must pay required fees as outlined below:

Full-time Students

  • Application $75
  • Library and Technology $530 / year
  • Student Services and Graduation $220 / year
  • Student Association $50 / year
  • Orientation $300 / year
  • Building Development $50 / term

Total: $1,000 / year ($500 / term)

Part-time Students

  • Part-time students will be required to pay an application fee and a pro-rated portion of the standard fees.

Transcript Fees - Please complete the following form:

  • Processed within one week $10
  • Processed within 24 hours $20
  • Parchment replacement $60

Funding Information

There are a number of funding sources available to students who attend Yellowhead Tribal College. For more information on the funding you can apply for, contact student services at 780-484-0303.

Funding Resources:

Aboriginal Students

Eligible First Nations students may seek funding by contacting the Education Counsellor at their respective First Nation. Métis students may contact the Métis Nation of Alberta or their settlement for funding options.

Backwoods Energy Services

Backwoods Energy Services invites Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation (ANSN) members to apply for the Backwoods Energy/ANSN Scholarship and Internship Program. The amount of the award is $5000 / school year. Click here for more information.

Freehorse Family Wellness Society

The Post-Secondary Funding Program assists students who have regained their status as a result of Bill C-31 from various First Nations, and students who are residents of Alberta with Northwest Territories or Inuit Treaty Status.

Oteenow Employment & Training Society

The Oteenow Employment & Training Society will provide Human Resource Development Programs to First Nations people in the greater Edmonton area to enable them to become self-reliant and subsequently live productive lives.

YTC Bursaries & Scholarships

YTC sponsored bursaries and scholarships may be available. Contact your department head or student services for more information.


Indspire is an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada.

Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS)

As part of a broader Aboriginal agenda, ASETS will assist to improve Aboriginal people's skills and facilitate and thus close the gap in employment outcomes between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Contact your First Nations ASETS office.

Awards, Scholarships, and Bursaries

Please visit or email the Student Services Coordinator for award and financial aid information. 

Refund Policy

1. If a student drops a course from registration before the registration deadline, 100 % of tuition and non-instructional fees will be refunded, minus a $50 processing fee.

2. If a student changes from full-time to part-time before the add/drop date, non-instructional fees will be assessed at $85/course. Tuition will be assessed based on the number of courses a student is registered in.

3. If a student withdraws from a course or program after the registration deadline and up to the refund deadline (four weeks after the program has started) there will be a 50 % reduction in tuition assessed for the courses. Non-instructional fees will also be assessed at 50 %. 

4. If a student changes from full-time to part-time after the registration deadline but before the refund deadline, non-instructional fees will be assessed at 50 %. 

5. Students who withdraw after the refund deadline (five weeks after course or program start date) will be assessed at 100 % of tuition and non-instructional fees for that academic term.

6. All students must formally withdraw from courses or programs. Students must ensure that they follow the withdrawal procedure of their courses or program since failure to withdraw will have both financial and academic consequences. Failure to withdraw will result in 100 % of tuition and non-instructional fees owing to YTC. Fee deadlines are firm and are strictly enforced.

7. Students are responsible for complete course and program registrations. Accurate information must be on file for any registration. All changes to registration must be processed through the Department Head for the program.

8. Changes to audit a course: If a student wishes to change from credit to audit, in any course, the add/drop deadlines apply. Students must change their registration from credit to audit prior to the add/drop deadline.

9. Outstanding accounts: Students who are in arrears more than 30 days may be suspended or withdrawn from a course or program. If payment arrangements are needed, please contact the Registrar's office. Payment arrangements will be strictly enforced. Failure to meet deadlines will result in withdrawal of student from the course or program. Students who have outstanding accounts will not be admitted into any other programs until arrears are paid.

10. Refunds: All refunds will be issued to the student's funder. In cases where a student has paid their tuition directly to YTC, then refunds will be issued to the student. Refunds can take up to six weeks to process after a student withdraws from a course or program.

11. Books: No refunds will be processed for books unless the student has withdrawn prior to receiving the books.

A pdf of this policy may be downloaded here