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International Health Insurance Plan Fees and Refund Policy

Health Insurance Plan Fee

International students registered at Seneca will pay the following health insurance fee for the 2019/2020 academic year at the start of an academic term: 

Terms Health Insurance Fee Coverage Start Date Coverage End Date
Fall $807.49 Sept. 1, 2019 Aug. 31, 2020
Winter $606.55 Jan. 1, 2020 Aug. 31, 2020
Summer $403.75 May. 1, 2020 Aug. 31, 2020

Applicable taxes included in Health Insurance fee.

Health Insurance Plan Refund Policy

All international students receive mandatory health insurance included in their College fees while studying at Seneca.

If you are a current student applying for a refund, please visit the International Student Centre at your campus, or call 416.491.5050, ext. 26934.

The following scenarios outline the refund amount that students will be eligible for: 

Prior to deadline for dropping course(s) without penalty

Scenario Eligible refund amount
Student is not in Canada and will not be attending Seneca. Full insurance amount will be refunded with tuition fee by Seneca.
Student is not in Canada and did not receive their visa for Canada. Full insurance amount will be refunded with tuition fee by Seneca.
Student is not in Canada and will not be attending Seneca for the first term. (deferral)

Full insurance amount will be refunded and student will be charged for health insurance fee on the term they will beging with Seneca.

If a credit is processed instead of a refund, credit is applied to outstanding balances for next term fees. Health insurance fee will be recalculated then.

Student is in Canada and will not be attending Seneca – instead attending another institution.

Full insurance amount will be refuned with tuition fee by Seneca.

Student is in Canada and will not be attending Seneca for the first term. (deferral)

No refund will be given. The student will have medical coverage during the break.

Student is in Canada and will not be attending Seneca and return home. Seneca to receive proof of exit from Canada and a full refund of insurance amount will be processed with tuition fee.
Student is in Canada and has received an Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) Card. Seneca to receive proof of valid OHIP within 30 days of the start of first-term to receive a credit towards the insurance amount.

After deadline for dropping course(s)

Scenario Eligible refund amount
Student is in Canada and will not be attending Seneca – instead attending another institution No refund.
Student is in Canada and will not be attending Seneca and return home. No refund.
Student is in Canada and has received an OHIP Card. Seneca to receive proof of valid OHIP within 30 days of the start of first-term to receive a credit towards the insurance amount.