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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 and Withdrawal). 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 Enrolment Services in person at Brock Hall, or by calling 604.822.9836 (local) or 1.877.272.1422 (international).

The refund tables apply to courses that follow the standard schedule. Courses that fall outside the standard schedule will have different deadline dates for refunds.

Winter Courses

Refund for One-term Courses (Term 1 or Term 2) or Distance Education Terms A or C
During first two weeks of classes 100% of the fee for credits dropped
During third week 50% of the fee for credits dropped
During fourth week 25% of the fee for credits dropped
After fourth week 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 2 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
During first three weeks of classes 100% of tuition fee
During fourth week and until the last day to withdraw with a W standing (see Course Schedule) 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 the fourth week of classes 25% of course fee refunded
After the fourth week of classes 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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