Ancillary Fees

Ancillary fees are fees charged in addition to the cost of tuition, which support services and activities distinct from academic programming for the institution.

To enroll in or successfully complete any course or program eligible for general purpose operating grant funding, students must pay ancillary fees in addition to tuition fees. These fees may be increased or expanded to include new fees through the implementation of a protocol agreement between the college’s administration and student government representatives, and with the approval of the Board of Governors.

Ancillary fees are regulated by the Fee Protocol Committee. Once agreed upon and approved, these fees are mandatory and charged to all students unless otherwise stated.

Fees are listed below for full time students. Essential ancillary fees are prorated for students registered on a part-time basis.

Ancillary Fees by Type

Ancillary and material fees are included in your tuition estimate when you use the Tuition and Fees Calculator.

Academic Support
Academic Advising


Academic advising supports to assist in student success and retention include staff dedicated to assisting students deemed at risk as well as any student seeking assistance. Activities include proactive interventions and regular liaison with faculty.

Peer Services


Peer services supports including individual and group tutoring to assist with student success and retention, offered at course, subject, and program levels.


$28.00 – fees are collected in the first term.

Academic supports aligned with Niagara College’s overall strategic direction to provide a vibrant campus life environment, and enhance student retention, satisfaction, and graduate success. Includes term orientation, multiple term engagements and continuous deliveries of workshops and events.

NCSAC Student Resources


Academic supports provided by NC Student Administrative Council (NCSAC) include assistance with students navigating various policies, including but not limited to academic appeals and student issues processes within student services.



Revenue from this fee supports enhanced technology services for student to access academic services, and computing and learning centre services not already funded through tuition fees and MCU funding.

Athletics and Recreation


Fees supporting the operating and capital costs of athletic facilities made available to the broader student body, as well as recreation and fitness programming. Visit



The alumni fee is used to support the services provided by the Office of Alumni Relations. The Alumni Council provides meaningful services to alumni and support to provide scholarships and bursaries to current students.

Alumni services include…
  • Keeping the alumni community informed about Niagara College news, events and successes, via both hard copy materials such as Encore and e-communication vehicles such as the alumni website E-bulletin.
  • Support for program reunions and general events targeted at the alumni, faculty, staff and student community. These events are not designed to raise money, but to run on a cost-recovery basis (excluding staff costs) to provide the alumni with a value added opportunity.
  • Identify and broker benefits and services that are valued by the alumni community such as home and auto insurance.
  • Part of the fee also helps maintain the communication infrastructure (e.g. contact database) that is used for targeted mailings and information to alumni.
  • Production of marketing for events and promotion.
Campus Safety


Fees that support programs and services that promote on-campus safety, including the prevention of sexual violence, and walk safe programs which provide students, faculty and staff free night-time accompaniment for those who are uncomfortable or who are unable to walk alone.

Career Services


Fees to support career-related services made available to the broader student body, including career counselling, information sessions, job fairs, job boards and job placement.



The Co-Curricular Record fee funds the Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership’s Co-Curricular Record (CCR) service, which provides leadership, strategic direction, campus wide training and support to all students, academic programs and service areas.

The CCR platform continues to grow through the Get Involved Program (, the Community Engagement and Volunteer (CEV) portfolio, and the Student Leadership Development program. The Centre plans, promotes, and facilitates student-focused engagement events across the college. Through the CCR service, the validation of student engagement and leadership experiences are tracked and recorded using sound processes technology for official and reliable co-curricular record creation purposes.

Financial Aid Offices


Fees that support enhanced financial aid office services to students that help students navigate, understand and monitor the status of their financial aid.

Health and Counselling
Counselling and Mental Health Services


Access to qualified health professionals, mental health services and counselling.

Professional Health Services


Access to health professionals for basic medical care in campus clinics, and basic health resources.

Student Achievements and Records

$40.00/term based on a 2-year program, collected in the first year of a program.

Fees related to the administrative costs of producing documents of student achievement, such as diplomas and transcripts as well as costs related to convocation.

Student Buildings


Fees that support spaces and facilities that host student activities and services which are not supported through the government operating and capital grants.

Student ID Cards


Student ID cards identify individuals as students at their college and are used for access to services and facilities such as athletic centres, library and media services. The cards may also be required for exams and accessing academic records.

Student Health Plan


 Domestic Only

This fee supplies student benefits, services and administration as approved by the Student Administrative Council (NCSAC). This may include an increase in coverage from year to year. Students can opt out of the program provided that proof of adequate alternative coverage is presented to the NC Student Administrative Council (NCSAC).

International Students: please visit the International Health Care page.



The clubs fee allows you to enhance your student experience and engage with peers, fostering a sense of community on campus. Feel free to join an existing club ranging from general interest/hobby, socially minded or academically focused. Can’t find a club you like? Start your own!

NCSAC Membership


This fee enables your Niagara College Student Administrative Council (NCSAC) to advocate for you, the student, at an institutional, municipal, provincial and federal level.

From advocacy support during events like strikes on campus, to advocating for students during announcements like the Student Choice Initiative, your NCSAC exists to support and advocate for you. Remaining a member also allows you employment opportunities, volunteer opportunities and other student life experiences throughout the year with regards to NCSAC.

NCSAC Services


From the student organizational handbook and scholarships, to discounted amusement tickets, graduation photos and other useful student services, your NCSAC provides meaningful support for you throughout your academic term.

NCSAC is constantly working with the student population to add valuable new supports, so please feel free to drop by our office, get in touch on social media or talk to an NCSAC Director to suggest a new service.

NCSAC Social Engagement


Your college experience takes place both inside and outside of the classroom. The NCSAC social engagement fee allows you to take part in exciting orientation events, entertaining concerts, celebrity appearance events, pop-up events, cultural celebrations and other activities hosted at both campuses. From discounted tickets to exclusive event offerings, this fee will help you create college memories to last a life time!



Revenue from this fee support sustainability initiatives at the college. The Niagara College Student Administrative Council and other key college stakeholders are working towards the addition of worthwhile green development, campus naturalization, and sustainable projects on campus, in conjunction with the office of Sustainability.

Material Fees

These fees are broadly defined under several headings in the Ministry guidelines. They are fees for program-specific materials, equipment, or clothing retained by the student. They can also be materials consumed in the production of items becoming property of the student, and finally they may be items where the College acts as broker for a vendor supplying the materials to students.

The costs of supplies consumed in the delivery of the program (for example, lab supplies) are not eligible as ancillary fees and are assumed to be covered using the revenues from tuition and General Purpose Operating Grants (GPOG).

Find tuition and fees for domestic and international full-time programs using the Tuition and Fees Calculator.
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