Refund of Tuition Fees

Fees, including tuition, program, course, special, and student society fees, are approved by the Board of Governors following consultation with students and are subject to change.

Refund of Credit or Course-Based Tuition

Refund of fees, if any, is calculated from the day on which a student drops or withdraws from a course or program (see Change of Registration). If a withdrawal is not approved, the student will be liable for all assessed fees including any interest penalty. For processing of refunds, students must apply to Student Services by calling 250.807.9100 or email sis.ubco@ubc.ca.

The refund tables apply to courses that follow the standard term start and end date schedule as outlined in the Academic Year. Courses that fall outside the standard schedule will have different deadline dates for refunds.

Note: for the purposes of the refund table below, a week starts on a Monday and ends on a Sunday.

Winter Courses

Refund for One-Term (Term 1 or Term 2) Courses or Distance Education (Terms A or C) Courses
During first two weeks of term 100% of the fee for credits dropped
During third week of term 50% of the fee for credits dropped
During fourth week of term 25% of the fee for credits dropped
After fourth week of term No refund
Refund for Two-Term Courses (when courses are dropped in Term 1)
During period to withdraw with no W standing (see Course Schedule) 100% of the first instalment of the fee for credits dropped
During fourth week of Term 1 50% of the first instalment of the fee for credits dropped
During fifth week of Term 1 25% of the first instalment of the fee for credits dropped
After fifth week of Term 1 No refund of any part of the first instalment. The second instalment of fees will not be assessed.
Refund for Two-Term Courses (when courses are dropped in Term 2)
During first two weeks of Term 2 100% of the second instalment of the fee for credits dropped
After second week of Term 2 No refund
Refund for Distance Education (Terms B or D) Courses
During first three weeks of term 100% of the fee for credits dropped
During fourth week and until the last day to withdraw with a W 50% of the fee for credits dropped
After the last day to withdraw with a W standing (see Course Schedule) No refund

Summer Courses

Refund for Summer Courses: 9-12 Weeks in Length and Distance Education Term A Courses
On or before last day to drop without W standing 100% of course fee refunded
After last day to drop without W standing to end of third week of classes 50% of course fee refunded
During fourth week of classes 25% of course fee refunded
After fourth week of classes No refund
Refund for Summer Courses: 6-8 Weeks in Length
On or before last day to drop without W standing 100% of course fee refunded
After last day to drop without W standing to end of second week of classes 50% of course fee refunded
During third week of classes to last day to drop with W standing 25% of course fee refunded
After last day to drop with W standing No refund
Refund for Summer Courses: 3-5 Weeks in Length
On or before last day to drop without W standing 100% of course fee refunded
After last day to drop without W standing to end of first week of classes 50% of course fee refunded
During second week of classes to last day to drop with W standing 25% of course fee refunded
After last day to drop with W standing No refund
Refund for Summer Courses: Distance Education Term B Courses
On or before last day to drop without W standing 100% of course fee refunded
After last day to drop without W standing to end of third week of classes 50% of course fee refunded
During fourth week of classes 25% of course fee refunded
After the last day to withdraw with a W standing (see Course Schedule) No refund

Refund of Instalment-Based Tuition

Students who withdraw during the first two weeks of University sessions will receive 100% of the instalment for that term or session.For students assessed on an instalment basis, the first week of a term or session ends on the first Sunday of the term/session start.

The refund of instalment-based tuition fees for students who withdraw from either Term 1 or Term 2 of Winter Session or from Summer Session after registration will be calculated as shown below.

Winter Session Term 1 / Term 2 / Summer Session
During first two weeks of Winter Term or Summer Session 100% of the instalment
During third or fourth week of Winter Term or Summer Session 60% of the instalment
During fifth or sixth week of Winter Term or Summer Session 40% of the instalment
During seventh or eighth week of Winter Term or Summer Session 20% of the instalment
After eighth week of Winter Term or Summer Session No refund

Page last updated: May 29, 2017

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