The deposit equals approximately 20% of your total fees for your first term. This will be applied to your tuition – the remaining balance will be available and is due after you register for your classes.

Your admission offer will expire if your deposit is not received by the deadline listed on your offer letter. Paying your deposit before the deadline is essential, as we do not provide extensions. If we do not receive your deposit, your seat will be offered to someone else.

Your tuition deposit is non-refundable.

Domestic applicant deposit

A non-refundable $500 deposit is required to secure your seat. You must pay this before the deadline found on the offer letter accessible through your admissions portal status page.

If your circumstances change, you may transfer your tuition deposit one time to any future intake open at the time you make your request.

Transfer requests are subject to the following rules:

  • You must have an offer for a second SAIT program. 
  • Your request must be received before the transcript deadline of your originally confirmed term.
  • Your deposit will be forfeited if you choose to cancel your confirmed seat or you don’t attend classes.
  • Your deposit can’t be transferred once it’s been forfeited. 
  • If you want to transfer your tuition deposit a second time, you must submit a new application and pay an additional non-refundable tuition deposit.

International applicant deposit

Programs Tuition deposit amount Due date
All certificate, diploma, applied degree and bachelor's degree programs $1,750 20 days after the date of the offer or as stated on your admission offer
Academic Upgrading, English Language Foundations and Open Studies $1,000 20 days after the date of the offer or as stated on your admission offer

You may transfer your tuition deposit one time to any future intake open at the time you make your request. Your request must be made by the tuition deposit transfer deadline for your program’s start date.

If you want to transfer your tuition again, you must submit a new application and pay an additional non-refundable tuition deposit.