Tuition Prices

*Tuition is subject to change and reviewed annually by the Advisory Board. Tuition on the enrolment agreement signed by the Student and the School is binding.

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Advanced Visual Effects Compositing Program

  • Canadian Students    -   $36,900.00
  • International Students - $39,900.00

Effects Technical Director (FX TD) Program

  • Canadian Students    -   $39,900.00
  • International Students - $41,900.00

Lighting Technical Director (KATANA) Program

  • Canadian Students    -   *$12,900.00
  • International Students - *$13,500.00

Discount for of the Lighting Technical Director (Katana) Program in Vancouver for our September 2017 intake.

* To commemorate our new 4 month program based in Vancouver, Canada, we will be offering a financial discount to those interested in upgrading their skills to become part of the most advanced 4 month program available for the craft of Lighting Technical Director.

Your Tuition is Protected

BCGov The Student Training Completion Fund is established under the Private Career Training Institutions Act, and provides consumer protection to students enrolled in programs at institutions registered with the Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA).
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Tuition Includes

  • 24/7 Access to our Facility
  • Individually assigned Production Class VFX Workstation
    for the duration of your study
  • Access to our vast Digital Resource Library
  • Private Training Institution - Student Tuition Protection Fund
  • Graduation Ceremony
  • Ongoing Job Placement Assistance and Career Consulting

Students Should Supply

  • Personal headphones
  • An external hard drive for backups (At least 1 TB)
  • A small padlock for your locker

$ Payment Methods

For tuition payments, we accept, cheques, money orders, bank drafts and wire transfers. In the case of a Student Loan, payments will be accepted directly from the Lender.

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Tuition Payment Schedule Breakdown

  • Seat deposit of 4,900.00 is due 30 days after the acceptance and enrollment contract has been signed . The seat deposit holds you a place in the intake you and been accepted into. This amount is included as a tuition payment.
  • 1/2 of the tuition less the above seat deposit is of due 60 days prior to the start of the program.
  • The balance 1/2 of the tuition is due at the 50% (or 6 months) mark of the program unless a prior agreed to payment plan have been arranged.

Financial Aid for International Students

CIBC Are you an international student studying in Canada? Take advantage of our banking offers for students. CIBC Website.
Scotia Bank You are an International Student studying in Canada. Here are some financial packages designed specifically for International Students. Scotia Website.

Student Financing/Student Government Loans for Canadians

BCGov As we are an Accredited Institution, Canadian students may be eligible for Financial Assistance from the provincial or federal government student loans program. More information can be found at the Student Aid BC Website.


Financial Aid for Canadians

Listed by Province:
British Columbia
Alberta 
Ontario 
Quebec 
Manitoba 
Saskatchewan 
Nova Scotia 
Prince Edward Island 
New Brunswick 
Newfoundland 
Nunavut 
Yukon
North West Territories

*Each Country and Financial Institution appears to have different rules on issuing student loans. Please check with you Country, Province/State/Districts or Regions.

* We do not offer any scholarships at this time.

Canada and Provincial Student Loans are available to Canadian Citizens and Landed Immigrants/Permanent Residents who are enrolled in a full-time program. Government Student Loan funding is based on tuition fees, books, supplies, living expenses, income and available resources and reaches a maximum yearly level that varies province by province.
Applications are available by calling Canada Student Loans toll-free at 1-888-815-4514.

General information on the Canada Student Loan program is available at:
Canadian Government Website

Other funding options for Canadians

Lifelong Learning Plan
LLP is a program that allows Canadian residents to withdraw funds from RRSPs, without penalty, to fund education. To apply, you must have a letter of acceptance to a full-time program from LOST BOYS. The LLP allows you to withdraw up to $10,000 per year (to a maximum of $20,000) for you or your spouse without the withdrawal being taxed. You have up to ten years to pay back your withdrawal.
Withdrawal Form

Canada Registered Education Savings Plan
 A registered education savings plan (RESP) is a, tax-deferred, savings vehicle generally used by parents to save for their children’s post-secondary education. Contributions to an RESP for a child beneficiary may be eligible for Canada Education Savings Grant payments (CESG). Investment earnings on contributions and CESG payments can grow tax-free until they are distributed and included in the recipient’s income and taxed accordingly. In most cases, the recipient is a student whose total income results in a minimal amount of tax.

Royal Bank of Canada

The Royal Bank of Canada, Hastings & Granville Branch, in Vancouver, BC, has created a line of credit package for Lost Boys students.
Contact Phuong Nguyen at 604-665-6339 or phuong.nguyen@rbc.com
The minimum amount for the Royal Bank Student Line of Credit is $5,000.

Useful Royal Bank Links:
Student Banking 
Student Lines of Credit 
Student Banking Package

These student lines of credit often start at a minimum of $1,000.
TD Canada Trust
CIBC 
Scotiabank 
HSBC

NOTE: The financial options that have been presented have no affiliation with Lost Boys and are listed for information only. Please read carefully the full text (and the fine print) of any contract in which you engage and be sure you understand it before you sign it. Lost Boys is not responsible for terms and conditions imposed by third-party services.

Cancellation Policy


Cancellation Policy

Lost Boys | School of Visual Effects reserves the right to cancel any program, course or intake if enrolments are insufficient. A full tuition refund will be applied to cancelled programs.

Refund Policies *Refunds owed to students will be paid within 30 days of the institutions receiving a written notice of withdrawal

1. If the institution receives tuition from the student, or a person on behalf of the student, the institution will refund the student, or the person who paid on behalf of the student, the tuition that was paid in relation to the program in which the student is enrolled if:

a) the institution receives a notice of withdrawal from the student no later than seven days after the effective contract date and before the contract start date;

b) the student, or the student’s parent or legal guardian, signs the student enrolment contract seven days or less before the contract start date and the institution receives a notice of withdrawal from the student between the date the student, or the student’s parent or legal guardian, signed the student enrolment contract and the contract start date; or

c) the student does not attend a work experience component and the institution does not provide all of the hours of instruction of the work experience component within 30 days of the contract end date.<

2. The institution will refund the tuition for the program and all related fees paid by the student or a person on behalf of the student enrolled in the program if the student is enrolled in the program without having met the admission requirements and did not misrepresent his or her knowledge or skills when applying for admission.

3. If a student does not attend any of the first 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term, the institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition paid under the student enrolment contract unless the program is provided solely through distance education.

4. Unless the program is provided solely through distance education, if the institution receives a notice of withdrawal from a student:

a) more than seven days after the effective contract date and

i. at least 30 days before the contract start date, the institution may retain up to 10% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract, to a maximum of $1,000.

ii. less than 30 days before the contract start date, the institution may retain up to 20% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract, to a maximum of $1,300.

b) after the contract start date

i. but before 11% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 30% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.

ii. and after 10% but before 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.

5. Unless the program is provided solely through distance education, if the institution provides a notice of dismissal to a student and the date the institution delivers the notice to the student is:

a) before 11% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 30% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
b) after 10% but before 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.

6. If the institution provides the program solely through distance education and the institution receives a student’s notice of withdrawal or the institution delivers a notice of dismissal to the student and:

a) the student has completed and received an evaluation of his or her performance for at least 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term, the institution may retain up to 30% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract, or
a) the student has completed and receiveb an evaluation of his or her performance for more than 30% but less than 50% of the program, the institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.

7. The institution will refund fees charged for course materials paid for but not received if the student provides a notice of withdrawal to the institution or the institution provides a notice of dismissal to the student.

8. Refunds required under this policy will be paid to the student, or a person who paid the tuition or fees on behalf of the student, within 30 days:

a) of the date the institution receives a student’s notice of withdrawal,
b) of the date the institution provides a notice of dismissal to the student,
c) of the date that the registrar provides notice to the institution that the institution is not complying with section 1(c) or 2 of this policy, or
d) after the first 30% of the hours of instruction if section 3 of this policy applies.

9. If an international student delivers a copy of a refusal of a study permit to the institution, sections 1(a), 1(b), 4, 7, and 8 of this policy apply (above) as if the copy of the refusal were a notice of withdrawal, unless:

a) the international student requests an additional letter of acceptance for the same program that was the subject of the refusal of a study permit, or
b) the program is provided solely through distance education.

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