Tuition Fees & Scholarships
We provide one of the competitive tuition fees for our students in different levels of study.
At NIST, we understand the financial sacrifice and commitment that parents make when they take the decision to enroll their children in a private school. As like-minded educators who value this commitment to pupil learning, the team at NIST ensures that the curriculum, teaching staff and overall student experience live up to its mission and vision.
NIST offers a Canadian government accredited program from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and is now open for registration for the 2021/2022 academic year. Because our overarching goal is to disseminate knowledge as widely as possible, especially among underserved communities, our fees are set lower than other private schools.
Please refer to the School Fee Schedule below for full details of our student tuition, including sibling discounts.
Pre-school Education (PRE)
Tuition fees for Kindergarten (Preschool education) is $7,000 (US Dollar) per year
K1-6: Elementary and Primary School (ELE)
Tuition fees for Grade 1 to 6 (Elementary and Primary School) is $6,000 (US Dollar) per year
K7-8: Middle School (MID)
Tuition fees for Grade 7 to 8 (Middle School) is $6,000 (US Dollar) per year
K9-12: High School (HIG)
Tuition fees for Grade 9 to 12 (High School) is $9,000 (US Dollar) per year
K-HS: Homeschool Education (HOM) - Grade 1 to 12
Tuition fees for Homeschool education is $15,000 (US Dollar) per year
When two or more siblings are enrolled at NIST at the same time, you can save 10% on tuition for each subsequent sibling enrolled as a full-time student. If a family has been receiving the discount, then later finds itself with only one student who remains enrolled in NIST for any reason (such as when a sibling withdraws from the program, transfers to another school, or graduates), the family will not be eligible for the discount the next time the remaining student enrolls in a course.
Method of payment
All fees are expected to be paid in advance upon enrollment, unless an arrangement has been made for a payment plan. We accept all major credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, etc.) and money transfer. More details of payment arrangements are made available upon successful admission.
If for any reason a child must be withdrawn from school before the second week of the semester/term, a full refund of tuition fees (less registration fee) will be applicable. Thereafter, requests for refunds will be entertained on a prorated basis.
The NIST Entrance Scholarship Program provides an opportunity for exceptional students entering Grade 7 or above to benefit from an enriched learning environment. All of our students graduate with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), and are accepted into their university of choice, in Canada and worldwide.
The Entrance Scholarship is open to residents of select countries only. Please contact us to find out more.
NSRIC Scholarship will be offered to the NIST students based on the recommendation of the admission office of NIST. The following criteria will be applied:
- Students with special needs
- Orphan students
- Students from remote areas around the world
President Scholarship will be offered to the NIST students based on the academic excellence and outstanding track record in their field of study. The following criteria will be applied:
- Students with overall 90% of marks in their previous transcript.
- A continuing student at NIST with 90% and above of marks in their studies.
- A demonstrated and creative project work at NIST which empower the cognitive skills of the student.
Merit Scholarship will be offered to the NIST students based on the academic excellence and excellent track record in their field of study. The following criteria will be applied:
- Students with overall 80% of marks in their previous transcript.
- A continuing student at NIST with 80% and above of marks in their studies.
Who should apply?
- Students who will be entering Grade 7 or above in September 2021 and who don’t currently attend TFS.
- Entrance scholars will be selected based on academic merit, involvement in their school and/or community, as well as financial need.
- Academic eligibility: candidates should be able to demonstrate a minimum A average in the past two academic years.
- Financial eligibility: We define financial need as a family’s inability to pay for even a portion of NIST’s tuition fees. The Entrance Scholarships are meant to provide an enriched learning opportunity to an exceptional student who would not otherwise have the resources to attend NIST.
- As financial need depends on the circumstances and composition of each family, no firm thresholds are set. However, families (including single parents) are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Scholarships are intended for international applicants only, that can demonstrate a financial need.
Financial Aid & Subsidy Programs
In addition to our Entrance Scholarship, NIST is also committed to making education available to all. If you require financial aid, please contact our admissions office to inquire about our financial aid and subsidy programs.