Tuition Cost

Your tuition for our one year full-time diploma program, including 3D Animation, Visual Effects, and Game Design covers:

  • All the basic materials (i.e. manuals, videos, art supplies, etc)
  • Intuos 4 Wacom tablet
  • 1TB portable hard drive
  • 32GB Flash Drive

All the material are yours to keep and enjoy. Students are responsible for all additional costs necessary to complete the program of study. (i.e. disposable storage media, housing, transportation, food and incidentals).

One Year Program

Full-Time Tuition Fees

Application & Assessment Fee $100 CAD non-refundable application and assessment fee with your application.
Canadian Students Tuition $38,400 CAD
Next Intake February 2019
International Students Tuition $50,800 CAD
Next Intake February 2019
Seat Confirmation Deposit $1500 CAD Due upon acceptance *
* You are required to sign an Enrollment Contract and pay this initial fee to secure your seat
First Semester Tuition Balance is due 60 days prior to the start of classes.
Second and third semester tuitions are due 30 days prior to the start of each semester.
All fees must be paid online, but if for some reason you need a different option please contact us.

Mentorship Program

Tuition Fees

Acceptance for the mentorship program is the same as all other programs. We require a portfolio and only accept students who we feel we can help make the transition into the CG industry. A workstation is assigned to each student who gets accepted to the mentorship program.

Mentorship – Canadian Students $12,500 CAD
Mentorship – International Students $16,500 CAD
Intakes in February, June and October of each year.

There are no additional hidden costs and after the four months is up, students have the option to utilize the ‘Think Tank Advantage’. This allows students to stay at the school to complete their demo reel. Students can continue to study, receive training, attend lectures, as well as participate in all school activities and tours, for a maximum of 2 more semesters, at no additional charge.

The mentors are chosen carefully, with help from the student, from local studios in Vancouver. Each mentor is a specialist in their area of expertise, and the student can specify their needs regarding the software and skills they would like to know.

Think Tank Online

Tuition Fees

Nowadays, online learning is an easy way for people to train in their area of interest. It is convenient, flexible, cost effective, unrestricted, has the same quality of traditional education, and can be tailored to individual needs. The only extra ability that you need to have is self-discipline to get the best out of your education. The online education realm is changing progressively and it represents an enormous opportunity for learning. With e-learning you get immediate feedback and interact in person.

Application & Assessment Fee $0 CAD
Asset Creation $14,400 CAD *
* Receive 5% off when you pay for all 4 terms up front.
** Seats are limited on a first-come, first-served basis.
*** You are not REGISTERED until a payment has been received by Think Tank Online and a confirmation email has been sent to you.
Option to pay per term or all at once. Learn More.
Intakes in February, June and October of each year.

On Campus Refund Policy

Refunds BEFORE the program of study starts:

  • If written notice of withdrawal is received by Think Tank Training Centre less than thirty (30) calendar days before the start of the program , Think Tank Training Centre will retain the lesser of 20% of the total Tuition Fee due under the contract, or $1000.


Refunds AFTER the program of study starts:

  • If written notice of withdrawal is received by Think Tank Training Centre or a student is dismissed within 10% of the program of study’s duration, Think Tank Training Centre will retain 30% of the total Tuition Fee due under the contract.
  • If written notice of withdrawal is received by Think Tank Training Centre or a student is dismissed after 10% and before 30% of the program’s duration, Think Tank Training Centre will retain 50% of the Tuition Fee due under the contract.
  • If a student withdraws or is dismissed after 30% of the program’s duration, no refund will be issued.

Completion Fund Insurance

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 Training Institutions Branch (PTIB).  Learn More

Financial Aid

Canadian Finanical Aid
Canadian 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 it has a maximum yearly level that varies province by province.

Applications are available by calling Canada Student Loans toll-free at 1-888-815-4514

Information on the Canada Student Loan Program is available at

Provincial Student Loan Programs differ from province to province. Please see links below:

Other Funding Options

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 Think Tank. 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. You can find the withdrawal form here.

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. More information here.

Student Lines of Credit
Many financial institutions offer lines of credit for students. Please read carefully the full text and fine print of any contract before signing. Here are links to prevalent banks that offer student support programs.

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