Tuition refunds

Overview

If you are planning to drop or withdraw from a course, you may be eligible for a tuition refund. The amount refunded depends on the date you drop or withdraw your course.

Some fees are non-refundable: 

How to get a refund

You will receive tuition credit if you drop or withdraw from your course by the add/drop date. Afterwards, the refundable amount will decrease as time goes on. See the tuition refund dates below for the dates and refund amounts.

Tuition credit refund

After you have dropped a course by the specific date and are eligible for a tuition refund, you will see tuition credit showing on your Student Service Centre (SSC) account in your “Financial Summary”. You can apply that credit to future tuition or student fees. If you would like that credit refunded to your bank account, please contact Enrolment Services directly.

After the course drop deadline

If you've received an academic concession or withdrawn from a course under extraordinary and extenuating circumstances, you may be eligible to apply for a tuition adjustment or refund after the course drop deadline.

Applying for a refund after the deadline due to extroardinary circumstances

To be eligible, you should meet one of the following criteria:

You must also meet all of the following requirements:

  • You have applied for a refund or adjustment within one year of your course(s) academic term or session end date, and
  • You have documentation of an extraordinary medical or personal circumstance that prevented you from attending classes or successfully completing the academic term or session, such as:
    • A doctor’s note
    • Hospital records 
    • Death certificate
    • Letter from a registered counsellor 

How to apply

If you meet the requirements above, please speak to an Enrolment Services Advisor to discuss your situation. If you do not have an advisor, they’re still available to help.

Tuition adjustments or refunds are reviewed on a monthly basis by the Tuition Appeals Committee. Please allow at least 4 weeks for a decision.

Tuition refund dates

See the refundable amounts you may be eligible for if you drop a course by a certain date. Each course type may have different refund dates.

The dates below apply to most courses, but some exceptions apply. If your course has a different start or end date, or if you're unsure of the refund deadline for your course, check your course information in the Course Schedule or talk to your Enrolment Services Advisor.

Course drop deadline: Your course must be dropped from the Course Schedule by 11:59 pm on the date listed on this page, or you may not be eligible for the refund.

Summer Session credit-based tuition refunds

Look for the refund dates and amounts for courses you take in the summer.

Two-term courses and Distance Education Term A or B courses

Course drop deadline Amount refunded
The last day to drop without W standing 100% of course fee refunded
The third Sunday after the course start date 50% of course fee refunded
The fourth Sunday after the course start date 25% of course fee refunded
After the fourth week of classes No refund

One-term courses

Course drop deadline Amount refunded
The last day to drop without W standing 100% of course fee refunded
The second Sunday after the course start date 50% of course fee refunded
The third Sunday after the course start date 25% of course fee refunded
After the third week of classes No refund

Winter Session credit-based tuition for 2020/21

Courses taken during the Winter Session may be one-term courses, or taken over two terms. There may also be instalment-based courses, for which fees are paid in instalments instead of per term. 

Check which type of course you're planning to drop to see the refund dates and amounts.

One-term courses

Term 1 or Distance Education Term A courses

Course drop deadline Amount refunded for credits dropped
Until Sept 21 100%
Sept 22 - 27 50% 
Sept 28 - Oct 4 25% 
After Oct 4 No refund

Term 2 or Distance Education Term C courses

Course drop deadline Amount refunded
Until Jan 22 100% 
Jan 23 - 24 50% 
Jan 25 - 31 25% 
After Jan 31 No refund

Distance Education Term B courses

Course drop deadline Amount refunded
Until Sept 28 100%
Sept 28 - Oct 4 50%
After Oct 4 No refund

Distance Education Term D courses

Course drop deadline Amount refunded
Until Jan 29 100%
Jan 30 - Feb 7 50%
After Feb 7 No refund

Two-term courses

First instalment

Course drop deadline Amount refunded
Until Sept 28 100% of the first instalment
Sept 29 - Oct 4 50% of the first instalment
Oct 5 - 11 25% of the first instalment
After Oct 11 No refund

Second instalment

Course drop deadline Amount refunded
Until Jan 17 100% of the second instalment
After Jan 17 No refund

Instalment-based courses

Course drop deadline Amount refunded
The second Sunday after the Winter Term or Summer Session start date 100% of the instalment
The fourth Sunday after the Winter Term or Summer Session start date 60% of the instalment
The sixth Sunday after the Winter Term or Summer Session start date 40% of the instalment
The eighth Sunday after the Winter Term or Summer Session start date 20% of the instalment
After the eighth week of Winter Term or Summer Session No refund

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