Tuition and Refunds


Preparing for College

When you are able to prepare for your studies by creating a solid financial plan, then you are able to “set yourself up for success.” The goal is to ensure that you are financially prepared so that you are able to focus on your education. Please consult with your Admissions Director – they can assist you and your family and guide you through various financial options. 

Our Admissions Team can work with you on a one-on-one basis to help you create a financial budget. They can help you assess your income, possible student loan amounts, other potential funding amounts and expenses during your time with us. 

We have on-site Student Loan Administrators who will help you through the Student Loan process step-by-step. If a student has been in default from a previous loan, our incredible Student Loan staff can help you navigate the sometimes overwhelming Student Loan system and get you back on track.

The College is also committed to helping students in need. To that end, the College issues over one million dollars in Tuition Grants each year. There are Tuition Grants available for specific start dates up to $4000 to help offset costs.

Designation

The Blanche Macdonald Centre holds a designation certificate with the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB), and is an Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designated institution. Both of these quality designations are issued by the provincial government of British Columbia, Canada, under the authority of the Ministry of Advanced Education.

The EQA designation is Canada’s first and only provincial brand of quality for post-secondary education, indicating that a post-secondary institution meets or exceeds the provincial government’s quality education standards. The Blanche Macdonald Centre’s EQA designation is recognized globally as a symbol of quality education and consumer protection.

CIC Designated Learning Institution

The Blanche Macdonald Centre is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). A DLI is a school approved by a provincial or territorial government to host international students. Our DLI Number is O19257719332.

Registration Fees


Upon successful acceptance to register in your Program, we will request payment of a non-refundable Registration Fee (in addition to tuition paid upon enrolment) to secure your spot. The amount of the fee depends on whether you are a Domestic Student or International Student. 

  • Domestic Students (Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents): $250
  • International Students: $900

Tuition for Canadian Students


There are various payment plan options and financing options available. Please consult with a Blanche Macdonald Admissions Director about any available Tuition Grants and potential scholarships.

Global Makeup

Full-time Diploma program (920 hours)
Duration: One year; 3 days/week
There are two scheduling options to choose from:

  • Mondays to Wednesdays
  • Wednesdays to Fridays

Canada Student Loan funding is available for those who qualify.

Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada: the lowest Tuition payment plan option is $15,300 for the entire one year program length.

The Professional makeup kit for the Global Makeup program (exclusive of tuition) is $3,950 + GST/PST.

 

Freelance Makeup Artistry

Part-time Diploma program (292 hours)
Duration: 6 months or 9 months
There are multiple scheduling options to choose from:

  • Sundays (full day) and Tuesday evenings (6 month program)
  • Sundays only (9 month program)
  • Saturdays only (9 month program)

Canada Student Loan funding is available for those who qualify.

Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada: the lowest Tuition payment plan option is $5,900 for the entire program length.

The Professional makeup kit for the Freelance Makeup Artistry program (exclusive of tuition) is $1,800 + GST/PST.

 

International Makeup Studio

Full-time Diploma program (400 hours)
Duration: 3 months or 6 months
There are multiple scheduling options to choose from:

  • 3 days/week, Monday to Wednesday, 20 hours/week (6 month program)
  • 3 days/week, Wednesday to Friday, 20 hours/week (6 month program)
  • 5 days/week, Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week (3 month accelerated program)

Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada: the lowest Tuition payment plan option is $11,000 for the entire program length.

The Professional makeup kit for the International Makeup Studio Artistry program (exclusive of tuition) is $2,450 + GST/PST.

 

Makeup Foundations

Workshop
Duration: 2 days

Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada: Workshop Price: $650 + GST. Price includes a basic makeup kit which has a retail value of $200.

 

Global Fashion Marketing

Full-time Diploma program (960 hours)
Duration: One year; 3 days/week
There are two scheduling options to choose from:

  • Mondays to Wednesdays
  • Wednesdays to Fridays

Canada Student Loan funding is available for those who qualify.

Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada: the lowest payment plan option is $16,400 for the entire program length.

 

International Fashion Marketing

Full-time Diploma program (480 hours)
Duration: 6 months; 5 days/week, Mondays to Fridays
Canada Student Loan funding is available for those who qualify.

Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada: the lowest Tuition payment plan option is $10,800 for the entire program length.

 

Fashion Design

Full-time Diploma program (1080 hours)
Duration: One year; 3 days/week
There are two scheduling options to choose from:

  • Mondays to Wednesdays
  • Wednesdays to Fridays

Canada Student Loan funding is available for those who qualify.

Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada: the lowest payment plan option is $16,400 for the entire program length.

 

Basic Sewing

Part-time course
1 day/week; Saturdays or Sundays
Enrollment for the Beginner's Sewing Course is open to all applicants.
$550 + GST

 

Professional Hairstyling Program

Full-time Diploma program (1500 hours)
Duration: One year; 4 days/week
There are three scheduling options to choose from:

  • Sundays to Wednesdays
  • Wednesdays to Saturdays
  • Tuesdays to Fridays

Canada Student Loan funding is available for those who qualify.

Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada: the lowest Tuition payment plan option is $15,000 for the entire program length.

The Professional hair kit for the Professional Hairstyling Diploma Program (exclusive of tuition) is $2,800 + GST/PST.

 

Professional Hairstyling Foundations

Part-time and Full-time Diploma program (600 hours)
Duration: One year (Part-time) or 6 months (Full-time)
There are two scheduling options to choose from:

  • Part-time: Sundays (full day) and Tuesday (evenings)
  • Full-time: Mondays to Wednesdays OR Wednesdays to Fridays

Canada Student Loan funding is available for those who qualify.

Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada: the lowest Tuition payment plan option is $7,800 for the entire program length.

The Professional hair kit for the Professional Hair Foundations Program (exclusive of tuition) is $2,800 + GST/PST.

 

Professional Barbering

Full-time Diploma program (600 hours)
Duration: 25 weeks; 3 days/week, 8 hours per day

Canada Student Loan funding is available for those who qualify.

Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada: the lowest Tuition payment plan option is $6,900 for the entire program length.

The Professional hair kit for the Professional Barbering Diploma Program (exclusive of tuition) is $2,000 + GST/PST.

 

Professional Barbering Foundations

Part-time Diploma program (250 hours)
Duration: 13 weeks or 20 weeks
There are two scheduling options to choose from:

  • 13 weeks: 3 days/week (Wednesdays to Fridays) for the first 6 weeks, then changes to 2 days/week (Thursdays and Fridays) for the remainder of the program.
  • 20 weeks: 1.5 days/week (Tuesday evenings and Sundays full day); 12.5 hours/week

Canada Student Loan funding is available for those who qualify.

Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada: the lowest Tuition payment plan option is $4,000 for the entire program length.

The Professional hair kit for the Professional Barbering Foundations Diploma Program (exclusive of tuition) is $2,000 + GST/PST.

 

Global Esthetics

Full-time Diploma program (1,100 hours)
Duration: One year; 3 days/week
There are two scheduling options to choose from:

  • Mondays to Wednesdays
  • Wednesdays to Fridays

Canada Student Loan funding is available for those who qualify.

Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada: the lowest Tuition payment plan option is $14,600 for the entire program length.

The Professional Esthetics kit for the Global Esthetics Program (exclusive of tuition) is $2,400 + GST/PST.

Nail Studio

Part-time Diploma program (300 hours)
There are two scheduling options to choose from:

  • Sundays (full day) and Tuesday (evenings) — approximately 26 weeks total
  • Saturdays only — approximately 38 weeks total

Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada: the lowest Tuition payment plan option is $5,300 for the entire program length.

The Professional Nail kit for the Nail Studio Program (exclusive of tuition) is $2,100 + GST/PST.

Tuition for International Students


There are various payment plan options and financing options available. Please consult with a Blanche Macdonald Admissions Director about any available Tuition Grants and potential scholarships.

International Makeup Studio

Full-time Diploma program (400 hours)
Duration: 3 months or 6 months
There are multiple scheduling options to choose from:

  • 3 days/week, Mondays to Wednesdays, 20 hours/week (6 month program)
  • 3 days/week, Wednesday to Friday, 20 hours/week (6 month program)
  • 5 days/week, Monday to Friday, 40 hours/week (3 month accelerated program)

For International students: the lowest International Tuition payment plan option is $11,000 for the entire program length.

The Professional Makeup kit for the International Makeup Studio Program (exclusive of tuition) is $2,450 + GST/PST.

International Makeup Studio Co-op Work Experience Diploma Program

Duration: 2 years

This program consists of 6 months of study and 6 additional months of co-op work experience.
The fee below is to be paid in addition to the program tuition:
Co-op Option: $ 2,000

 

International Makeup Essentials

Certificate program (140 hours)
Duration: 3.5 weeks or 7 weeks
There are two scheduling options to choose from:

  • Full-time, Accelerated: Mondays to Fridays, 40 hours/week (3.5 week program) *Co-op is not available
  • Full-time, 3 days/week. Schedule options: Mondays to Wednesdays or Wednesdays to Fridays, 20 hours/week (7 week program)

Note: Co-op is not available for this program.

For International students: the lowest Tuition payment plan option is $3,800 for the entire program length.

The Professional Makeup kit for the International Makeup Essentials Program (exclusive of tuition) is $1,950 + GST/PST.

 

Global Makeup

Full-time Diploma program (920 hours)
Duration: One year; 3 days/week
There are two scheduling options to choose from:

  • Mondays to Wednesdays
  • Wednesdays to Fridays

For International students: the lowest International Tuition payment plan option is $22,000 for the entire program length.

The Professional Makeup kit for the Global Makeup Program (exclusive of tuition) is $3,950 + GST/PST.

Global Makeup Co-op Work Experience Diploma Program

Duration: 2 years

This program consists of 1 year of study and 1 additional year of co-op work experience.
The fee below is to be paid in addition to the program tuition:
Co-op Option: $3,000

 

Freelance Makeup Artistry

Part-time Diploma program (292 hours)
Duration: 6 months or 9 months
There are multiple scheduling options to choose from:

  • Sundays (full day) and Tuesday evenings (6 month program)
  • Sundays only (9 month program)
  • Saturdays only (9 month program)

For International students: the lowest International Tuition payment plan option is $7,900 for the entire program length.

The Professional Makeup kit for the Freelance Makeup Artistry Program (exclusive of tuition) is $1,800 + GST/PST.

 

Makeup Foundations

Workshop
Duration: 2 days

For International students: Workshop Price: $650 + GST. Price includes a basic makeup kit which has a retail value of $200.

 

Global Fashion Marketing

Full-time Diploma program (960 hours)
Duration: One year; 3 days/week
There are two scheduling options to choose from:

  • Mondays to Wednesdays
  • Wednesdays to Fridays

For International students: the lowest International Tuition payment plan option is $22,000 for the entire program length.

Global Fashion Marketing Co-op Work Experience Diploma Program

Duration: 2 years

This program consists of 1 year of study and 1 additional year of co-op work experience.
The fee below is to be paid in addition to the program tuition:
Co-op Option: $3,000

 

International Fashion Marketing

Full-time Diploma program (480 hours)
Duration: Six months; 5 days/week (Mondays to Fridays)

For International students: the lowest International Tuition payment plan option is $10,800 for the entire program length.

International Fashion Marketing Co-op Work Experience Diploma Program

Duration: 1 year

This program consists of 6 months of study and 6 additional months of co-op work experience.
The fee below is to be paid in addition to the program tuition:
Co-op Option: $2,000

 

Fashion Design

Full-time Diploma program (1080 hours)
Duration: One year; 3 days/week
There are two scheduling options to choose from:

  • Mondays to Wednesdays
  • Wednesdays to Fridays

For International students: the lowest International Tuition payment plan option is $22,000 for the entire program length.

Fashion Design Co-op Work Experience Diploma Program

Duration: 2 years

This program consists of 1 year of study and 1 additional year of co-op work experience.
The fee below is to be paid in addition to the program tuition:
Co-op Option: $3,000

 

Basic Sewing

Part-time course
1 day/week; Saturdays or Sundays
Enrollment for the Beginner's Sewing Course is open to all applicants.
$550 + GST

 

Professional Hairstyling

Full-time Diploma program (1500 hours)
Duration: One year, 4 days/week
There are three scheduling options to choose from:

  • Sundays to Wednesdays
  • Wednesdays to Saturdays
  • Tuesdays to Fridays

For International students: the lowest International Tuition payment plan option is $22,000 for the entire program length.

The Professional hair kit for the Professional Hairstyling Diploma Program (exclusive of tuition) is $2,800 + GST/PST.

Professional Hairstyling Co-op Work Experience Diploma Program

Duration: 2 years

This program consists of 1 year of study and 1 additional year of co-op work experience.
The fee below is to be paid in addition to the program tuition:
Co-op Option: $3,000

 

Professional Hairstyling Foundations

Part-time and Full-time Diploma program (600 hours)
Duration: One year (Part-time) or 6 months (Full-time)
There are two scheduling options to choose from:

  • Part-time: Sundays (full day) and Tuesday (evenings)
  • Full-time: 3 days/week, Mondays to Wednesdays or Wednesdays to Fridays

For International students: the lowest International Tuition payment plan option is $9,800 for the entire program length.

The Professional hair kit for the Professional Hairstyling Foundations Diploma Program (exclusive of tuition) is $2,800 + GST/PST.

 

Professional Barbering

Full-time Diploma program (600 hours)
Duration: 25 weeks; 3 days/week, 8 hours per day

For International students: the lowest International Tuition payment plan option is $10,000 for the entire program length.

The Professional hair kit for the Professional Barbering Diploma Program (exclusive of tuition) is $2,000 + GST/PST.

 

Professional Barbering Foundations

Part-time Diploma program (250 hours)
Duration: 13 weeks or 20 weeks
There are three scheduling options to choose from:

  • 13 weeks: (Wednesdays to Fridays) for the first 6 weeks, then changes to 2 days/week (Thursdays and Fridays) for the remainder of the program.
  • 20 weeks: 1.5 days/week (Tuesday evenings and Sundays full day); 12.5 hours/week

For International students: the lowest International Tuition payment plan option is $5,000 for the entire program length.

The Professional hair kit for the Professional Barbering Diploma Program (exclusive of tuition) is $2,000 + GST/PST.

 

Global Esthetics

Full-time Diploma program (1,100 hours)
Duration: One year; 3 days/week
There are two scheduling options to choose from:

  • Mondays to Wednesdays
  • Wednesdays to Fridays

For International students: the lowest International Tuition payment plan option is $22,000 for the entire program length.

The Professional Esthetics kit for the Global Esthetics Diploma Program (exclusive of tuition) is $2,400 + GST/PST.

Global Esthetics Co-op Work Experience Diploma Program

Duration: 2 years

This program consists of 1 year of study and 1 additional year of co-op work experience.
The fee below is to be paid in addition to the program tuition:
Co-op Option: $3,000

 

Nail Studio

Part-time Diploma program (300 hours)
There are two scheduling options to choose from:

  • Sundays (full day) and Tuesdays (evenings only) – approximately 26 weeks
  • Saturdays only – approximately 38 weeks

For International students: the lowest International Tuition payment plan option is $8,000 for the entire program length.

The Professional Nail kit for the Nail Studio Diploma Program (exclusive of tuition) is $2,100 + GST/PST.

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