Please Note: This information does not apply to students enrolled in the MDiv by Extension program. Please consult the Native Ministries Program Handbook for more information on your program.
|Basic Rate (Diplomas, MDiv, MA)||$265 per credit hour|
|Advanced Rate (ThM, GDTS)||$387.50 per credit hour|
|Certificate Rate:||$182.50 per credit hour|
|Auditing Rate:||$132.50 per credit hour|
|Thesis or Comprehensive Exam Fee||$200|
|Non-Refundable Student Fees:|
|VST Student Fees: (Degree and Certificate students only)|
|Students’ Association:||$20 per term (Summer/Fall/Spring)|
|Library and Technology Fee:||$30 per term (Summer/Fall/Spring)|
|Graduation Fee:||$100 (in Spring term before graduation)|
|UBC Fees: (Degree students only)|
|AMS membership||$155.33 per year|
|Health and Dental Plan Full Year||$219.53/ Jan-Aug $146.21|
|Upass||$140 per term|
Moderate Standard of Living Expenses
Moderate Standard of Living guidelines apply for maximum claimable expenses in certain categories. If there is a reason why you must claim above the maximum limit, please provide explanation in Section D (Additional Information). If your expense claim exceeds the maximum limit with no acceptable explanation, your claim will be adjusted.
Room in shared suite, apartment, or house: $450 – $650 per month
Bachelor/studio suites: $600 – $850 per month
1-bedroom basement/garden level suite: $700 – $1000 per month
1-bedroom apartment: $950 – $1200 per month
2-bedroom basement/garden level suite: $950 – $1300 per month
2-bedroom apartment: $100 – $1400 per month
Families with children: $1300 – $2000 (add $300/child for more than 2 children)
Electric: $50 – $100 per month (budget for electricity, if not already included in the price of rent):
Gas: $50 – $100 per month (budget for gas, if not already included in the price of rent):
Telephone, basic service: $60 approx. per month
Internet: $50 per month
Food: $300 per month for singles, add $100/month per additional person
BC Medical Insurance: $60 per month for singles, $96 per month for couples, $108 per month for family of 3 or more
Car Insurance: $800–$1500 per year
Parking at UBC Parkade (no parking available at VST): $12/day, $6 flat evening rate (after 5pm)
Study Permit: (for non-Canadians): $125 per Permit
Work Permit: (for spouse of non-Canadians): $150 per Permit
Miscellaneous: $200 per month
Startup Costs: Budget at least $500 extra
It is wise to budget more money for the first month to cover any potential unexpected costs. For example, some families end up paying for temporary accommodation, renting a car to look for permanent housing, buying furniture, etc.
Students must show upon registration that adequate hospital and medical insurance has been obtained. Students not already covered, or students from outside British Columbia, should obtain information from the BC Medical Services Plan office.
If you have any questions about expenses, please contact us By Email or by phone at (604) 822-9563.