V. Tuition and Fees



A student who withdraws from a semester may be eligible for a refund of tuition fees (see also Section VII –Undergraduate Degree Regulations, Withdrawal).

If the withdrawal or credit drop results in a credit balance your funds will be directly deposited into your bank account, after Student Financial Services has received your banking information. Contact Student Financial Services for details. The University has been directed by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to return refunds to the National Student Loans Service Centre in instances where assistance was received through a Government Student Loan. In Cases in which students hold U.S. Federal Loans all refunds are directed to the U.S. Department of Education per their directive.

Winter and Summer Semesters - Refunds of tuition fees will be calculated according to the effective date and the following schedule:

Refunds of Tuition Fees
Class Days Refund Rate
1 - 5 inclusive 100%
6 - 10 inclusive 75%
11 - 15 inclusive 65%
16 - 20 inclusive 50%
21 - 25 inclusive 35%
26 - 30 inclusive 20%
31 and beyond nil

Refunds of Other University Fees (except Residence and Meal Plan Fees) and Student Organization Fees (except medical insurance premium and dental insurance premium, please see specific details on these fees) will be made in full up to and including the 15th class day of a semester. No refund of Other University Fees or Student Organization Fees will be made after the 15th class day. The effective date for the refund of tuition and fees will be the date on which the student notifies Registrarial Services regarding the withdrawal.

Fall Semester - The compulsory non-refundable Registration Deposit of $200 is forfeited as the first charge against a withdrawal/cancellation or no show for the semester. The above schedule will only come into effect once the first $200 penalty has been used up.

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