School Fees

2018-19 School Fees

In the Spring 2017, the Government of Alberta enacted new legislation and regulations related to the fees schools can charge families for various items related to school life. All school boards in the province are no longer permitted to charge general instructional resource fees, which in RVS were $25 for K, $105 for grades 1-8 students and $145 for 9-12.

Permissible Fees

Fees permissible relate to:

  • optional course fees
  • activities and field trip fees
  • extra-curricular fees
  • non-curricular travel fees
  • non-curricular supplies, materials and services
  • lunch supervision and activities
  • other fees to enhance education

Annual Fee List

Under the new regulations, schools are now required to establish all fees prior to the end of June for the following school year. Fees approved by the Alberta Government are:

2018/19 School Fees

Please Note: For field trips, team, clubs, etc. RVS will only invoice families based on the actual costs of incurred. For optional course fees, applicable revenues and expenses are to be tracked for each course for which a fee has been established. At the end of each school year, if revenues exceed expenses by more than $10 per student enrolled in the course, the school shall refund the surplus funds to the parents of each student.


Parents are encouraged to pay school fee via School Cash online. Invoices for fees will be electronically distributed at the end of September.

School Cash Online – Parent Registration Handbook

Waivers & Refunds

Every school has a waiver and refund process. Upon receipt by the school principal of Form AF5105 Waiver Application parents of students who provide a copy of Goods and Services Tax (GST) credit notice with the names of dependent children listed, will qualify to have their fees waived. Waiver is applicable only to School Established Optional Course Fees. The deadline for submission of Form AF5105 Waiver Application to the school principal is June 30th of the current school year. School principals are responsible for the establishment of a refund procedure for students who are enrolled for a portion of the school year.

AF5105 Waiver Application

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