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International Student Tuition and Fees

International Student Tuition and Fees

Fee Amount Important Notes
Application Fee $150
  • Non-refundable  
  • Required to submit online application
Tuition Deposit $1,400
  • Required for all new and returning students admitted to a credit program
  • Tuition deposit must be paid in order to receive the Letter of Acceptance and to register in courses.
  • Non-refundable 
  • If an international applicant’s study permit is denied, a request can be made for a tuition deposit refund prior to the term’s add/drop date. A $400 cancellation fee will be charged.
Tuition and Program Fees Estimates Determined by program

Guard.me International Insurance Plan

$190/term

  • Eligible international students will be automatically enrolled in the insurance plan
  • Students with valid Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) coverage or an alternate insurance may be eligible to opt-out
  • For more information, visit our Health Insurance Information webpage

Tuition Deposit Deadlines

A non-refundable tuition deposit is required for all new and returning international students admitted to a Fall or Winter or Spring term credit program. Continuing students are not required to pay a tuition deposit.

Term Date of Admission Tuition Deposit Deadlines
Fall 2022 If you are admitted before April 1 you have until April 30 to pay your tuition deposit.
If you are admitted on or after April 1 through July 22

you have one month from the date of your admission to pay your tuition deposit.

If you are admitted on or after July 23

a tuition deposit is not required, though you must pay your tuition and fees in full by the Fall term tuition and fee payment deadline of August 23.

If you are admitted on or after August 23

a tuition deposit is not required, though you must pay your tuition and fees in full within 48 hours of registering in courses.


Tuition and Fee Payment Deadlines

Term Study Period Tuition and Fee Payment Deadline
Summer 2022 July - August 2022 July 4, 2022
Fall 2022 September - December 2022 August 23, 2022
Winter 2023 January - April 2023 January 10, 2023
Spring 2023 May - June 2023 May 1, 2023

Payment Options for International Students 

Investing in post-secondary education is an investment in your future. RDP provides our international students with several methods to pay their tuition:  

Pay Your Tuition and Fees Term by Term 

  • Once registered for courses, submit payment by term, on or before the term payment deadline. 

Pay Your Tuition for the Full Academic Year

  • Once your registration is complete for the academic year, submit payment for each term, on or before the starting term payment deadline. 

Pay Estimated Tuition for Your First Year of Study after Acceptance into Program (SDS Stream)

  • International students who are interested in applying for their study permit through the Government of Canada’s Student Direct Stream will be required to pay the estimated tuition for their first year of study upon acceptance into the program.  Once you receive your Letter of Acceptance and pay your tuition deposit, submit a lump sum payment of the first year estimated tuition.  It is important to note that exact tuition and fees will be calculated once you register for courses in each term. 

How to Pay Your Tuition and Fees

FlywireRed Deer Polytechnic has partnered with Flywire to provide our international payers with a secure payment method that simplifies the payment process.  With Flywire, you can pay online from banks and countries around the world, usually in your home currency.   

Within a few days of applying to RDP, you will be emailed your Loop username and password. Access theLoop and follow the instructions to complete payment:

  1. Log-in to theLoop
  2. Click on the "Money Matters" tab then select "International Tuition & Fees"
  3. Go to the "International Payments" section and click on the Flywire link
  4. Follow the instructions provided by Flywire to complete the payment

*Please note that it may take up to 5-6 business days before your payment will be posted to your student account. Please calculate in processing time when referring to tuition due dates. You may be charged a late fee if payment is not posted to your account by the tuition due date.

*If you are needing to pay a balance for your application fee, please contact the Fees Office at cashier [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca.


Payment Plan for Qualified Returning International Students

If you are a returning international student in the second, third or fourth year of a program, RDP offers students the option to pay their tuition and fees in 4 equal payments by term through an approved payment plan.   

To review eligibility criteria log into TheLoop and visit the International Tuition & Fees page under the Money Matters tab.