Fees and Registration

Dechinta charges program fees for all credited and non-credited courses that we offer. These fees cover the costs of tuition as well as the cost of books, accommodations, food and program supplies. We understand that not all students can afford these tuition fees. As an organization, Dechinta strives to make education accessible to all northern students. We offer a comprehensive scholarship and bursary program, as well as financial support for students who apply for funding. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to attend Dechinta but feel that the tuition costs are preventing you from doing so. We are more than happy to help and believe that all students should have access to our programs.


For programs offered in partnership with the University of Alberta and University of British Columbia, the tuition fees are set by the University partners and range between $2500 to $3000 for each 5-course semester. Short course fees range between $1000 to $1500, depending on the content of the course and the location where it is delivered. 

What is Included in Dechinta Program Fees? 
  • Up to 5 courses facilitated by Elders, leading Indigenous professors and northern experts

  • Books and supplies

  • Guest speakers, expert visiting professors, mentors and researchers

  • Food and accommodations

  • Full access to all site amenities (i.e., motorboats, canoes, skidoos, and safety gear)

  • Camping gear

What is not included in Dechinta Program Fees?  
  • Necessary personal outdoor gear

  • Transportation to and from location of program (funding for travel may be available through Student Financial Assistance for northern students)

  • Personal Liability Insurance