Tuition, Financial Aid & Payments

There’s no question that Act Five is a significant investment.
There is A TON of value packed into eight months. Consistently, our graduates demonstrate:

  • High engagement in faith communities & postsecondary pathways
  • Meaningful involvement and leadership in church, on campus, through service and leadership opportunities
  • Mature faith, character, sense of who they are and ability to participate in community, church and culture

2024-2025 Act Five Fees (updated Dec 2023)*

*Act Five is heavily subsidized through the gifts of generous donors and partners. In an average year, Act Five’s “cost per student” is greater than $30,000.

We do not want cost to be a barrier to anyone coming to Act Five. If this is where you need to be, we are committed to working with you to fund our gap year program.

Tuition & Program fees – $9300

What this includes:

  • Dynamic educational program, courses, supplies, faculty & regular community activities
  • Wilderness trips, farm trips, retreats, indigenous learning trips, conferences, and all other travel
    *A total of 10+ overnight trips over 8 months!
  • High standard of staff support, expertise, training and mentorship
  • 8-week field placement coordination, support and supervision
  • A long-term community of support & opportunities as Act Five alumni

Room and Board – $9200

  • Costs of 8 months of housing, residence life support and all food

Service Trips

Act Five students will be seen as volunteers on these trips through various charities, and they will be asked to fundraise in support of these charities and their service trip activities, with amounts ranging between $1000 and $3500.

2024-2025 Financial Aid

While recognizing the high value of Act Five, we are committed to ease the barrier of costs as much as possible.


Thanks to the gifts of generous donors, Act Five is able to offer Financial Assistance based on individual need. For the 2023-2024 program year, Act Five distributed $25,000 in financial aid.

If you are applying to Act Five and want to be considered for financial assistance, please complete our Financial Aid Form ASAP (beyond March 2024 deadline). Funding is distributed on a case-by-case basis.

Sponsorship through “Sending Community”

Through church communities, family or schools, several Act Five students are “sent” to Act Five by the communities behind them.

Act Five will work with incoming students to write letters, prepare presentations and facilitate conversations to garner support from their “sending communities”.

Other Scholarships / Bursaries

There are some awards available through different organizations for those participating in programs like this – you’ll just need to search for them!

Payment Schedule & Refund Policy (’24-’25)

Enrolment Deposit

A $500 deposit is due by April 1, 2024 and will be non-refundable after June 1st, 2024.  $350 of this deposit will be credited to the student’s fall term balance, while $150 will be held as a Damage Deposit until the completion of the program’s second term.

2024-25 Payment Schedule*

  • August 1, 2024 – $4300 for Remaining First Term Tuition & Fees plus $4600 for Room & Board
  • December 1, 2024 – $4650 for Second Term Tuition & Fees plus $4600 for Room & Board
  • Details regarding contributions/fundraising for partner charities to support their service trips will be provided once determined.

Payments can be made to Act Five Initiatives with online banking, Credit Card, Pre-Authorized Direct Debit (PAD), debit, or cheque. Questions regarding payments can be directed to

* The above payments are non-refundable as of the dates listed and are adapted based on financial aid received.

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