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Refund and Deferral Policy

Denial of Study Permit

If immigration authorities at a Canadian Embassy or High Commission Office issue a letter denying the request for a study permit and this letter of denial + Withdrawal Form is submitted to the International Admissions Office within 10 business days of the beginning of a semester, semester one fees less $200.00 will be refunded. Fees paid in advance for future semesters will be refunded in full.

Refund of Fees

Please be respectful of your fellow students and notify us as soon as you know you are not coming to Canada as expected. We have many students on a waiting list, who will eagerly take your spot in the program. If you are unable to attend Seneca, please let us know as soon as possible, before classes start.

To be eligible for a tuition refund, a written Request for Tuition Fee Refund (Form C) + refusal letter from the Canadian Embassy (see forms on right side) must be received by Seneca College with verification of its delivery date by (registered mail or courier) to reach the International Admissions office prior to the 10th day of classes in your first semester. Upon receipt, please allow 6-8 weeks processing time.

The Ministry of Colleges, Training and Universities, Tuition Fees Operating Procedures, requires students to submit formal written notification (Withdrawal Form) within 10 business days of the beginning of a semester, to be entitled to a refund of fees for the current term.

Print, sign and fax the Withdrawal Form to International Admissions at +1 (416) 492-9243. A refund in full will be paid for any tuition and mandatory ancillary fees paid in advance for subsequent semesters.

A $1,000.00 (CAD) administrative fee will be charged for all International student refunds unless supporting documentation is provided showing study permit or visa denial from Canada Immigration.

Deferral of Your First Semester Start

Please be respectful of your fellow students and notify us as soon as you know you are not coming to Canada as expected. We have many students on a waiting list, who will eagerly take your spot in the program. Students who register at Seneca College are considered to have purchased a seat in the program. To defer to a future semester, you have paid your first semester fees and will send a written Request to Defer Admission (Form D) + proof of payment (see forms on right side). The form and proof of payment must be received by Seneca College with verification of its delivery date by (registered mail or courier) to reach the International Admissions office prior to the 10th day of classes in your first semester.

Refund and Deferrals AFTER the Tenth Day of Classes

In the event you withdraw (or defer to a future semester) after the tenth day of scheduled classes, the College can no longer offer your seat to another student due to the amount of class time missed. As a result, there will be no refund, in whole or in part, for the semester missed. Fees collected in advance for future semesters will be refunded.