To receive a partial refund of your tuition for any reason, you must withdraw from your program in writing by the tenth day of scheduled classes for the semester. Complete a Full-time Program Withdrawal Form and a Request for Tuition Refund (Form C) and email both the forms to International.Documents@senecacollege.ca. Your withdrawal and request for refund must be received by end of day (EST), the tenth day of scheduled classes.
Withdrawal due to denial of Study Permit
If immigration authorities at a Canadian Embassy or High Commission Office issue you a letter denying the request for a study permit, include the letter of denial with the request for refund. You will be charged a $200 (CAD) administration fee. Fees paid in advance for future semesters will be refunded in full.
Withdrawal for any other reason
If you withdraw by the tenth day of scheduled classes for any other reason, including transferring to a different institution in Canada, you will be charged a $1,000 (CAD) administrative fee. Fees paid in advance for future semesters will be refunded in full.
Payments by credit card will be refunded directly to the payment credit card and take approximately two weeks.
Payments made by Global Pay for Students © will be returned through Global Pay for Students and take approximately two to three weeks.
Payments made by wire transfer from outside of Canada must be returned by wire transfer to the country of origin. Refunds by wire transfers between banks can take six to eight weeks. You must confirm your wire transfer details in writing by completing a Refund by Wire Transfer Form and emailing it to International.Documents@senecacollege.ca. Requests for directing wire funds must be sent from an authorized email account (the account specified in your application or your mySeneca email account, or a registered agent email account) and be signed by the applicant/student. Signatures are verified against your passport.
Students who are withdrawing to attend another postsecondary institution in Ontario, may request to have funds credited directly to the institution. This is at the discretion of the receiving institution. A full Offer of Admission (letter of acceptance) and fees notice along with accounts receivable information from the receiving institution are required. Seneca administrative fees will apply.
Refunds after the tenth day of classes
Deferring your program start
You may request to defer your start at Seneca if you have received an Offer of Admission and paid a minimum of first semester fees for your program by your fees deadline.
To defer your start date at Seneca please make a request in writing by the tenth day of scheduled classes by emailing a completed Request to Defer Admission (Form D) to International.Documents@senecacollege.ca.
If your request is approve, International Admissions will email you a new Offer of Admission in two to three weeks.
You may defer your start date one time only and only to the next available start date.
Deferrals after the 10th day of classes
Deferral requests after the tenth day of classes are considered at the discretion of the college. If your deferral is approved, you will receive a new Offer of Admission with a new fees notice and deadline. There will be no refund in whole or in part for the semester missed. Fees paid in advance for future semesters may be applied as payment for the new start date