I guess there may be some amongst my readers who are heading for the GNIE program at Kwantlen. If so, here's a heads-up on expected GNIE study-related expenses. All data extracted from the Kwantlen Polytechnic website, up-to-date as of 20-Apr-2012.
Firstly, an overview of the costs for the entire GNIE program. Total of $7,922.46.
[Note: This is not the costs for my cohort but that for the Fall-2011 cohort. I stumbled upon it accidentally and the system did not allow me to chose my cohort.]
Semester 1 cost breakdown is as follow.
Note: "Tuition" expenses are compulsory. "Books" and "Other Expenses" are discretionary. Don't forget to add-on the cost of uniforms which is around $20-$40 + HST per set.
Semester 2 cost breakdown is as follow.
Semester 3 cost breakdown is as follow.
Note: In addition to the above costs, there are some costs related to applying for the GNIE program. I will touch on that in another post in future [click here]. Managing finances to support one's study is a major source of stress for many of my classmates. This is especially true for those who failed to obtain a student loan successfully or the loan quantum is not enough to maintain their current living expenses.
Kwantlen has many awards and bursaries, but the main application deadline is 9th-March, which is already over for 2012. Thus, it is a good idea to plan ahead for the financial aspects of the GNIE program if one is pursuing this option.
Just for your interest, the cost for a 4-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Kwantlen is $29,379.35.