Boarding Tuition Fees

St. Michaels University School strives to provide students with an enriched education, including many extracurricular activities. We are equally committed to maintaining accessibility as well as welcoming an exceptional and diverse student body. Our fees cover tuition, textbooks and transportation costs for our clubs and teams.

The cost of a SMUS education varies by the location of the primary residence, as do the options for paying your fees. For more information on important financial dates, see below. For more detailed information on options for BC and North American students, see the Payment Options section.

Next Year Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees for the 2018-2019 academic year will be set in January, 2018. For guidance, the 2017-2018 fees are below. Fees typically rise a small amount each year. For more information, please contact the Admissions team.

Boarding Fees (2017-2018)

BC Boarding Students $48,440
North American Boarding Students $53,370
International Boarding Students $63,375
ELL Students $74,295

What Fees Cover

Tuition fees are paid yearly and cover 10 months of instruction, textbooks and transportation costs for SMUS athletic teams, music groups and other clubs. Boarding fees also include accommodation and care in residence, meals, laundry, use of the Health Centre and 24-hour nursing.

Tuition Refund Plan

We do not offer fee options for attending SMUS for only a portion of year (except for exchange programs). The implication is that fees are non-refundable if you leave SMUS for any reason. This policy assures our revenue for a year so we can set and stick to our budget. To safeguard your family’s investment in SMUS, we offer a tuition refund plan that will protect you in a number of situations.

Sibling Discount

All categories of fees are eligible for a 5% discount off tuition for each additional child that attends SMUS when you have one child already registered for the same year.

Our sibling discount appeal: if you are comfortable meeting the financial obligations of tuition without the 5% sibling discount, SMUS asks you to consider donating that 5% to our annual fund in exchange for a tax receipt (in Canada, the US and Britain) to support our campaign to build our endowment and make SMUS more affordable for all families.

Admissions - Important Financial Dates

Important Financial Dates

New Boarding Students

International student deadline for payment of fees Full payment due 2 weeks after receipt of invoice
North American and BC deadline for payment of fees Payment options form due 2 weeks after receipt of invoice

New Day Students

Deadline for completed payment options form (North American and BC) April 7, 2017
Deadline for tuition fee payment (International) Full payment due 2 weeks after receipt of invoice

Returning Students

Deadline for financial assistance application February 10, 2017
Deposit and registration forms are due February 17, 2017
Deadline for tuition fee payment (International) April 7, 2017
Deadline for completed payment options form (North American and BC) April 7, 2017