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

All the materials 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).

ATTENTION: Due to the recent changes made by the Government of Canada regarding work visas for international students, Think Tank will no longer be able to let graduates stay indefinitely at the school for no extra charge. Students will be allowed to stay for one free semester after graduation with the possibility of an additional semester at the discretion of Think Tank. This policy is effective as of November 21, 2017. Students who have enrolled prior to this date will not be affected.

One Year Program

Full-Time Tuition Fees

$100 CAD non-refundable application and assessment fee with your application.
Canadian Students Tuition $38,400 CAD
International Students Tuition $50,800 CAD
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.
Intakes in February, June and October of each year.

Date: One Year Program

Now accepting applications for the June 2020 intake and beyond.

Mentorship Program

Tuition Fees

Think Tank is constantly improving its services and with that, we are currently making some updates and improvements to our program models to maximize the benefits to you. This process requires a review and approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch. At this time, we ask you to be patient as we focus on this process and making these improvements. We are hoping to have all the work done shortly and will post updated information when that becomes available. If you have any questions, please email info@tttc.ca or call 1-888-990-TANK (8265) during business hours (9am-5pm PST) and ask for Katja.

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.

$100 CAD non-refundable application and assessment fee with your application.
Mentorship – Canadian Students $12,500 CAD
Mentorship – International Students $16,500 CAD
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
Mentorship Tuition Balance is due 60 days prior to the start of Mentorship.
Intakes in February, June and October of each year.

Date: Mentorship Program

Now accepting applications for the June 2019 intake and beyond.

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.

 

$0 CAD non-refundable application and assessment fee with your application.
Specialized CG Training Program Term 1 | Foundation: $3,580 CAD
Term 2 | Intermediate: $3,580 CAD
Term 3 | Advanced: $3,580 CAD
Term 4 | Mentorship: $5,100 CAD


= $15,840 CAD
*

* You will receive a 5% discount if you pay for all 4 terms up front. $15,840 – 5% = $15,048 CAD (single payment)
** 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.
**** If you want to take your Mentorship Term, in-person, in Vancouver at our campus = $11,200 CAD for the term.
($11,200 – $5,100 = $6,100 CAD additional) for Mentorship Term at Campus
Option to pay per term or all at once. Learn More.
Intakes in February, June and October of each year.

Date: Online Program

Now accepting students for the June 2019 intake and beyond.

On Campus Refund Policy

Process:

1. Written Notice

a) To initiate a refund, written notice must be provided:

1. By a student to the institution when the student withdraws, or

2. By the institution to the student where the institution dismisses a student.

2. Refund Entitlement

a) Refund entitlement is calculated on the total fees due under the contract, less the applicable non-refundable application or registration fee. Where total fees have not yet been collected, the institution is not responsible for refunding more than has been collected to date and a student may be required to make up for monies due under the contract.

3. Refund policy for students:

a) Refunds before the program of study begins:

1. If written notice of withdrawal is received by the institution less than seven (7) calendar days after the contract is made, and before

Policy:

1. If Think Tank Training Centre 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 3D Animation, Visual Effects, and Game Design Diploma 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. Think Tank Training Centre will refund the tuition for the 3D Animation, Visual Effects, and Game Design Diploma 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, Think Tank Training Centre 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 3D Animation, Visual Effects, and Game Design Diploma Program is provided solely through distance education, if Think Tank Training Centre 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. and up to and including 10% 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 3D Animation, Visual Effects, and Game Design Diploma Program is provided solely through distance education, if Think Tank Training Centre provides a notice of dismissal to a student and the date the institution delivers the notice to the student is:

a. equal to or before 10% 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 Think Tank Training Centre provides the 3D Animation, Visual Effects, and Game Design Diploma 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 up to 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

b. the student has completed and received 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. Think Tank Training Centre 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 Think Tank Training Centre receives a student’s notice of withdrawal,

b. of the date Think Tank Training Centre provides a notice of dismissal to the student,

c. of the date that the registrar provides notice to Think Tank Training Centre 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 Think Tank Training Centre, sections 1(a), 1(b), 4, 7, and 8 of this policy apply 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,

b. or the Think Tank Training Centre is provided solely through distance education.

Please see this link for complete information regarding legislation governing accredited schools and programs.
http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/153_2016

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 (Campus)

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 www.canlearn.ca

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

Other Funding Options (Campus)

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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