Distance Learning

Independent Study Option – Fees and Payment


The Distance Learning Unit requires fees to be paid in full by one patron and payment method prior to releasing course materials.

Credit Card
  • Following receipt of an application, students will receive an email, including an invoice, with instructions for paying online.
  • Accepted methods of online payment include:
    • MasterCard
    • Visa
    • Visa Debit
Cheque/Money Order
  • Cheque or money order made payable to the Minister of Finance can be mailed to:
    • Distance Learning Unit
      Box 2020
      500-55 Main Street Winkler MB R6W 4B8
  • The invoice, provided to the student, should be attached to the cheque/money order.
  • Incorrect or post-dated cheques cannot be processed and will be returned delaying registration.
  • Cheques returned NSF incur a $20.00 fee along with the full cost of registration.
    • The student will be withdrawn from their course until payment in full is received with a certified cheque or money order.
    • The original registration date will remain in effect after payment has been received in full.
Third Party Payment
  • Students are responsible for making their own arrangements for payment by a third party. It is their responsibility to provide the third party with appropriate documentation including the amount due and payment options.
  • Cheque/Credit Card
    • Third parties may pay on behalf of a student by cheque, money order or credit card following regular payment stipulations.
  • Purchase Order
    • If schools/school divisions are paying by Purchase Order, it should be faxed or emailed to the Distance Learning Unit office at the time the registration form is submitted online.
    • Purchase Orders must include all fees, shipping & handling and applicable taxes.
    • Purchase Orders stating insufficient fund amounts will need to be revised and resent.
  • Mail
    • Material will be mailed to the address on the student's registration form.
  • Pick-up
    • Students wanting to pick-up their courses should state their intentions in the comments section of the registration form.

Miscellaneous Costs

All requests for miscellaneous services by students who are attending school should be directed through the ISO facilitator at the student's school. These items are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Miscellaneous Costs
Service Effective September 1, 2019
Examination Rewrite $52.50 (GST included)
Exam Rescheduling $52.50 (GST included)
Replacement Material $94.50 (GST included)
Course Transfer Course Transfers are no longer available. Process a Notice to Withdraw and Request a Refund if within 30 days of the initial registration.
Reference Courses $94.50 (GST included)
Reference Courses Shipping Fee $10.50 per item (GST included)
*For Reference Orders of 6 or more items per order, a maximum shipping fee of $63.00 (GST included) will be charged.
Replacement Material

Students have access to the PDF course materials via the Learning Management System (LMS) for additional copies of pages. The replacement material fee will be charged if a second print copy is requested.

Examination Rewrite

A minimum of 40 percent is required on all exams/progress tests. An examination rewrite must take place within the active course registration time period. The fee must be paid for prior to an examination rewrite.

Exam Rescheduling

A non-attending student who is scheduled to write an examination at the 1567 Dublin Avenue location or the Winkler location, will only be permitted to re-schedule it for medical, bereavement or weather related reasons. Other reasons will only be considered if the student contacts the DLU prior to the scheduled examination sitting. Failure to comply with this policy will result in a rescheduling fee.

Course Transfer

Effective September 1, 2018 – Students needing to transfer from one course to another within 30 calendar days of registering, should process a Notice to Withdraw and then register for the new course. The original course materials do not need to be returned.

School/Division Reimbursement

Some schools and school divisions have issued either full or partial course refunds to their students upon successful completion of an ISO course. This is not a Distance Learning Unit policy. Contact your school or school division office for information on their reimbursement policy.

Income Tax Receipts

Independent Study Option course fees are not tax deductible. Tax receipts will not be issued.