2016/2017 Academic Year
Fee Policy: English Language Institute
International Students on Study Permit
- Tuition Fees
- Other Fees
- Fee Payment Dates
- Accepted Methods of Payment
- Refund or Deferral of Fees
- Notice of Change of Fees
- Appeal - Tuition Fees
A. Tuition Fees
The schedule of fees described in this section applies to persons attending the English Language Institute on a study permit at Seneca College.
Tuition fees for international students are established by the Seneca College Board of Governors and administered by the Registrar's Office.
Tuition fees for a full-time student on a study permit are: $12,448.00 per academic year (2 semesters)
Breakdown of Tuition and mandatory ancillary fees: International Students on a Study permit
|Fees Per Semester|
|Seneca Student Federation||$56.50|
|Student Athletic Association||$50.60|
|Student Bursary Levy||$3.00|
|SSF Build Fund||$50.00|
|Student Sport Build||$50.00|
|Health & Wellness||$5.00|
|Fees Per Module|
|Seneca Student Federation||$28.25|
|Student Athletic Association||$25.30|
|Student Bursary Levy||$1.50|
|SSF Build Fund||$25.00|
|Student Sport Build||$25.00|
|Health & Wellness||$2.50|
- A full-time international student registered in the English Language Institute is defined as one who is registered in 80% (i.e. 4 out of 5 courses) or more of the regularly assigned semester courses of a day program and/or 80% or more of the regularly assigned student contact hours of a day program.
- Course Load: Standard tuition fees are charged for standard programs. Should a student take more than the normal number of courses in a particular semester for any reason, the student will be charged an additional fee assessed at $1,244.80 for each extra course, regardless of the division in which the course is offered.
This includes situations where student programs have been altered to provide for remedial or developmental studies, or where a student is granted approval by the Institute to enrol in an extra course.
- Students attending college on a study permit must carry the normal course load each semester. Any deviation from this rule must be approved. If approved, and course load drops below 80% within the first ten days of classes, fees will be prorated based on the number of courses in the semester.
- Students registering in Faculty of Continuing Education (i.e. FCE or Evening) courses will pay $1,244.80 for each course.
B. Other Fees
Tuition-related incidental fees are charged in addition to the standard tuition fee. These fees are mandatory and are non-refundable.
Students who launch a formal academic appeal are required to pay a non-refundable $25.00 fee for each level of appeal. The fee covers all matters under appeal, and is payable at the Cash (or Registration) Office.
Health and Wellness Fee
A Health and Wellness Fee is charged at the rate of $5.00 per semester. This fee will fund necessary programmatic resources to implement broad-based health education initiatives across the College.
Health Insurance Fee – International Students
This insurance is administered by the International Student Centre to provide accident and illness coverage for international students in a group plan format. Health insurance coverage is mandatory for international students in Canada who are not eligible for this coverage under the provincial health insurance plan. A $231.00 health insurance fee is charged each semester. This fee is non-refundable. Dental coverage is not provided. For more information, contact International Student Centre or visit: senecacollege.ca/international.
Should a student be permitted to pay fees after the dates specified by the college (see section C), a $150.00 late payment fee will be assessed for each infraction. Students who do not register on the dates assigned by the college will pay a $100.00 late registration fee for each infraction.
Late Testing Fees
Tests given on the published date are free of charge to new Seneca students. There is a late testing fee of $55.00.
Official Transcript Fee
There is a charge of $10.00 plus $1.30 (H.S.T) per transcript.
Limited parking space is available at the College and parking charges are assessed on a daily basis.
Seneca Student Federation (SSF) Fee
A $56.50 Seneca Student Federation fee is collected each semester on behalf of the student government.
Student Athletic Association Fee
A $50.60 fee is collected each semester on behalf of the Student Athletic Association.
Student Life Fee
A $5.00 Student Life fee is charged each semester to students as a contribution to student life activities and resources provided by the Student Services Department, including but not limited to, Orientation, Student Leadership Program, workshops, seminars and special events that are held throughout the academic year.
SSF Student Build Fund
The Student Build Fund is charged each semester to support the building and renovations of the Newnham Student Centre and future builds of student space at Markham and King.
- Newnham: $50.00
Student Building Fee
The Student Building Fee is to support the payment for services and maintenance of the Newnham campus student centre and the maintenance of student space at Markham, King and Seneca@York.
- Newnham: $5.00
Student Bursary Levy
A $3.00 fee is charged each semester.
Student Support Fee
A $30.00 Student Support Fee is charged each semester to cover the cost of the initial photo I.D. card; attendance letters; timetables; and tutoring services in the Learning Centres.
Student Sport Build Fee
A Student Sport Build Fee is charged each semester to support sport buildings/renovations at all campuses.
- Newnham: $50.00
The supplemental examination fee is $15.00 and is non-refundable.
A $120.00 Technology Fee is charged each semester to all students. The fee provides for software licensing, student electronic mail accounts, Internet access, dial-in service to the College and other technology-based resources.
C. Fee Payment Dates
Full fees (tuition, student council, student activity, student building, student services and technology fees) are payable on an academic year basis. The due dates for 2016-2017 academic year fees are:
|Fall||June 15, 2016|
|Winter||Nov. 9, 2016|
|Summer||Mar. 9, 2017|
Fees must be paid according to the schedule in order to reserve your place in class and to avoid payment of late fees. Late fees will be levied if payment is accepted by the College after the due dates.
New students who do not pay fees will have their place in class cancelled automatically and without further notice. Students whose fees are received by the College after the specified date will be placed on a Waiting List, pending availability of space in the program.
Returning students who do not pay full fees by the date specified will be charged the applicable late fees. Timetables will not be released to students who have not paid fees.
Seneca College transcripts and certificates/diplomas will be withheld for all students until outstanding fees/fines have been paid.
D. Accepted Methods of Payment
All fees must be made payable to Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology in Canadian currency. Payment must be made by Travelex’s Bank-to-Bank transfer, certified cheque, money order, bank draft, Visa, American Express or MasterCard. If you pay in person, cash or Interac Direct Payment will be accepted. Uncertified cheques are not acceptable and will be returned. Additional information is available here.
E. Refund or Deferral of Fees
Students are eligible for a refund of semester tuition (partial); student council; Senecentre maintenance; student building; student services; and technology fees in the following circumstances:
- The student withdraws from a college program before the 10th day of scheduled classes and so notifies the Office of the Registrar, in writing, during this time period. The last day on which students may qualify for a refund of semester fees is according to the published “Critical Date” schedule. A $1000.00 tuition fee deposit for full time students will be retained by the College. If eligible, refunds will be processed within six weeks of receipt of the official letter of withdrawal.
- A full-time student reduces his/her program of study to part-time status within the first ten days of scheduled classes. The refund and the part-time fee rates apply only if the Office of the Registrar is notified in writing of the change, before the 10th day of scheduled classes for the semester.
- Withdrawal After the 10th Day of Classes:
Students who register at Seneca College are considered to have purchased a seat in the program. Should the student withdraw (in writing) by the 10th day of scheduled classes, the seat will be offered to a student on our waiting list.
In the event the student withdraws after the 10th day of scheduled classes, the College can no longer offer the place to someone else due to the amount of class time missed at that point. As a result, there is no refund of any kind for the semester in question. If the fees have not yet been paid in full, the student will be required to pay any outstanding balance on the student account for the semester. Collection agencies will be engaged if required.
- Students who submit formal notification of withdrawal from a program of instruction at Seneca College after 10 business days will receive a refund in full of any fees paid in advance for subsequent semesters.
Students paying international student fees who submit formal notification of withdrawal from a program of instruction, or a formal request for deferral to a future semester of study at Seneca College within 10 business days of the beginning of a semester, are entitled to a refund, or deferral of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees.
Students who do not submit formal notification of withdrawal or deferral from a program of instruction at Seneca College within 10 business days of the beginning of a semester will not receive a refund or deferral of the fees paid for that semester. Any fees paid in advance for subsequent semesters will be refunded in full.
If immigration authorities at a Canadian Embassy or High Commission Office have not reached a decision by the last day to register for classes (Day 5 of classes), the International Admissions Office must receive formal notification of withdrawal or deferral within 10 business days of the beginning of a semester and a copy of the letter approving or denying the request for a study permit must be sent to the International Admissions Office upon receipt in order to complete the refund or deferral request. Fees paid in advance for future semesters will be refunded or deferred in full.
If immigration authorities at a Canadian Embassy or High Commission Office issue a letter denying the request for a study permit, and the International Admissions Office receives a copy of the letter of denial accompanied by formal notification of withdrawal or request for deferral within 10 business days of the beginning of a semester, then semester one fees less $200.00 will be refunded or deferred. Fees paid in advance for future semesters will be refunded or deferred in full.
F. Notice of Change Fees
Unless indicated otherwise, all fees noted in this Fee Policy are effective for the academic year beginning September 1st, 2016, and are subject to change. The College will make every effort to provide students with as much advance notice as possible when College fees change.
G. Appeal - Tuition Fees
Students should direct letters appealing tuition fee assessment to the Registrar's Office.