School & Transportation Fees

2018-19 School Fees

In the Spring 2017, the Government of Alberta enacted new legislation and regulations related to the fees schools can charge families for various items related to school life. All school boards in the province are no longer permitted to charge general instructional resource fees, which in RVS were $25 for K, $105 for grades 1-8 students and $145 for 9-12.

Permissible Fees - Fees that are permissible to be charged by schools relate to: optional course fees, activities and field trips, extra-curricular activities, non-curricular travel, supplies, materials and services, lunch supervision and activities, and other fees to enhance education.

Annual Fee Lists - Under the new regulations, schools are now required to establish all fees prior to the end of June for the following school year. The fees for each school will be listed on their public websites under Our School / School Fees after June 30, 2018.

Payment - Parents are encouraged to pay school fee via School Cash online. Invoices for fees will be electronically distributed at the end of September. School Cash Online – Parent Registration Handbook

Optional Course Waivers & Refunds - Every school has a waiver and refund process. Upon receipt by the school principal of Form AF5105 Waiver Application parents of students who provide a copy of Goods and Services Tax (GST) credit notice with the names of dependent children listed, will qualify to have their fees waived. Waiver is applicable only to School Established Optional Course Fees. The deadline for submission of Form AF5105 Waiver Application to the school principal is June 30th of the current school year. School principals are responsible for the establishment of a refund procedure for students who are enrolled for a portion of the school year.

2018/19 School Bus Fees

Per Student
Max. Per Family
Resident students living less than 2.4 km from their designated school.
Resident students transported to a school other than their designated school.
$294 $588
Students shuttled between Springbank Middle School and Springbank High School.
$294 N/A
Non-resident students accessing a school bus with the boundary of Rocky View Schools and attending either Beiseker, Kathyrn, Westbrook, Indus, Crossfield Elementary or WG Murdoch schools.
$294 $588
Non-resident student accessing a school bus inside RVS boundaries $472
Non-resident student accessing a school bus outside the boundary of RVS $1,050 N/A
Rural Transportation Duplication Service Fee Applicable fee charged for transportation to both residences.

Student Transportation Fee Waiver - Parents of students who provide a copy of Goods and Services Tax (GST) credit notice with the names of dependent children listed, will qualify to have their transportation fees waived. Please complete AF 5107 Transportation Fee Waiver.

2018/19 Non-Alberta Resident Canadian and Adult Student Tuition Fees

Students whose parents reside outside of Alberta, but want to attend one of our schools may be required to pay a non-resident tuition fee.

20 Years as of September 1 and OlderDirected Alberta StudentsCanadian Out of Province
Kindergarten Not Applicable No Cost $5,000 per annum
Grades 1-9 Not Applicable No Cost

Gr.1-3 - $9,000 per annum
Gr.4-6 - $7,500 per annum
Gr.7-9 - $7,500 per annum

High School
Grades 10-12
Registration Referred to Rocky View Learning Connection N/A $225.00 per credit

Rocky View Learning Connection
Grades 10 – 12
(all courses except those identified below)

$125.00 per credit No Cost $225.00 per credit
Rocky View Learning Connection Work Experience $50.00 per credit No Cost $225.00 per credit
Special Education Full cost recovery – dependent on individual student requirements Full cost recovery – dependent on individual student requirements Full cost recovery – dependent on individual student requirements

Information regarding non-resident tuition fees can be obtained by calling our Schools Department at 403.945.4015.

2018/19 International Student Fees

Fees (payable to the Rocky View Schools Finance Department) are listed in Canadian Dollars and are subject to change without prior notice.  All applicable fees must be paid in full prior to official acceptance as an international student. Click here for the RVS International Student Application Form.

Fee Description Fee Amount (per student) 2018-2019

Application Processing Fee

  • One-time only and non-refundable
  • Applicable to all applicants regardless of length of program

Tuition; Fees must be paid in full prior to student being accepted as an international student.

Kindergarten Students

Grade 1-12 (per year)

Grade 1-12 (per semester)








Medical Insurance (per year)

Medical Insurance (per Semester)



School Fees

The parents or guardians are responsible to pay all school-established optional course fees and school-established optional program fees if applicable, to the school the student is attending.  There is no charge for RVS instructional resources fees as these are included in tuition fees

Outlined in the School Handbook
Co-validation fee (Mexico, Spain, Brazil only). Fee only charged if applicable. $150.00
Grade 12 Alberta Diploma Exam Fees (Alberta Diploma Exam) Payable to RVS upon notification from Alberta Education as to the amount to be charged, if applicable
Bank Fees (if paying by wire transfer) $40.00


Tuition Fee Refund Policy

  • A full refund of tuition fees (less Application Processing Fee) if study permit is denied by Citizenship & Immigration Canada
  • A refund of two-thirds of the tuition fees if registration is cancelled prior to the start of the program
  • No refunds provided after student has commenced his/her education program with RVS, or is removed from the International Student Program by RVS for any reason.
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