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Fees, supplies and textbooks

SCHOOL FEES

The province’s School Fees Regulation outlines what schools can charge for fees. You can find a list of fees on your school’s website before the start of each school year. Once the school year starts, your school will confirm your fees and explain what each fee is for.

WHAT SCHOOL FEES INCLUDE

You will not be charged for:

  • required textbooks and workbooks (you may need to pay a refundable deposit)
  • the cost of photocopying and printing instructional material
  • the cost of Internet and email access
  • using and maintaining computers and other devices
  • registration fees associated with regular in-school programming 
  • unspecified Kindergarten, registration, program and enrichment fees

You may be charged for other items like:

  • refundable textbook and technology deposits (for junior and senior high only)
  • lunch supervision as outlined in the Division’s lunch-time supervision administrative regulation 
  • fees specific to alternative programs and optional courses 
  • extracurricular activities, clubs, sports, field trips or in-school presentations
  • non-curricular supplies like locks and student union fees
  • optional goods and services like hot lunches, yearbooks and study guides

For more information about school fees, please contact your school.

WHAT IF YOU CAN'T PAY FOR SCHOOL FEES? 

Schools may adjust fee requirements for families with exceptional financial circumstances. Talk your child's school if: 

  • you would like to request a waiver or alternate payment options
  • you need a refund--these are determined on a case-by-case basis with your school 

To submit your request, you will need to fill out an alternate payment and refund form. If you’re concerned with your school's response to your request, you can refer to the Division's dispute resolution process.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Parents may also be required to buy school supplies. Your child’s teacher will provide a supply list in June or shortly before the first day of school. You can find the list on SchoolZone or your school's website.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FEES

International students pay significant fees to study in Division schools. Most of these fees are for programming and other school services, such as the cost of book rentals, textbooks and student union fees. Learn more about the tuition and fees for international students.

BUS PASS FEES 

The fee sheet shows how much families will pay for yellow bus service and Edmonton Transit Service (ETS). If you have questions about riding the bus, contact Student Transportation at 780-429-8585 or talk to your school.