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Fee Policy: English Language Institute

2018/2019 Academic Year

Canadian Residents, Permanent Residents, Diplomatic Visa Students

 

A. Tuition Fees

The schedule of fees described in this section applies to Canadian citizens; persons lawfully admitted to Canada for purposes of permanent residence; and international students on diplomatic or other visa categories excluded from international fees.

Tuition fees are established by the Seneca College Board of Governors and administered by the Registrar's Office.

Fees per semester

Fee items Fee type Newnham Campus Seneca International Academy (SIA)
Tuition Mandatory $3,767 $3,767
Learning Centre Mandatory $25.48 $25.48
Athletics and Recreation Mandatory $51.58 $46.59
Student Bursary Levy Optional $3.06 $3.06
Student Life Optional $2.55 $2.55
OneCard Mandatory (first term) $5.10 $5.10
Orientation Optional $2.55 $2.55
Student Sport Building Fee Mandatory $50.95 -
SSF Activities Optional $20 $20
SSF Build Mandatory $35.67 -
SSF Clubs Association Optional $1.25 $1.25
SSF Food Bank Meal Support Optional $10 $10
SSF Governance Optional $4 $4
SSF Leadership Awards Optional $1.25 $1.25
SSF Services Optional $3.50 -
Academic Technology Mandatory $127.38 $127.38
Health and Wellness Mandatory $5.10 $5.10
Health Dental Mandatory $119.41 $119.41

Fees per module

Fee items Fee type Newnham Campus Seneca International Academy (SIA)
Tuition Mandatory $1,883.50 $1,883.50
Learning Centre Mandatory $12.74 $12.74
Athletics and Recreation Mandatory $25.79 $23.29
Student Bursary Levy Optional $1.53 $1.53
Student Life Optional $1.27 $1.27
OneCard Mandatory (first term) $5.10 $5.10
Orientation Optional $1.27 $1.27
Student Sport Building Fee Mandatory $25.47 -
SSF Activities Optional $10 $10
SSF Build Mandatory $17.83 -
SSF Clubs Association Optional $0.63 $0.63
SSF Food Bank Meal Support Optional $5 $5
SSF Governance Optional $2 $2
SSF Leadership Awards Optional $0.63 $0.63
SSF Services Optional $1.75 -
Academic Technology Mandatory $63.69 $63.69
Health and Wellness Mandatory $2.55 $2.55
Health Dental Mandatory $119.41 $119.41
  1. 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.
  2. 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 $1,307.70 for each extra course, regardless of the division in which the course is offered.
  3. 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.
  4. Students registering in Faculty of Continuing Education (i.e. FCE or evening) courses will pay $1,377.20 for each course.

 

B. Other Fees

Compulsory (Essential) Ancillary Fees

Compulsory ancillary fees are mandatory fees that a student is required to pay — in addition to tuition fees — to enrol in or successfully complete any ministry-funded course. These fees are regulated by the Compulsory Ancillary Fee Protocol Committee at Seneca. Once agreed upon and approved, these fees are mandatory and charged to all students unless otherwise stated.

Review compulsory ancillary fees for the fall 2020 term

Academic Appeals

Students who launch a formal academic appeal are required to pay a non-refundable $25 fee for each level of appeal. The fee covers all matters under appeal.

Late Fees

Should a student be permitted to pay fees after the dates specified by Seneca (see section C), a $150 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 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.

Other Transcript Fee

There is a charge of $10. plus $1.30 (HST) per transcript.

Parking Charges

Limited parking space is available at Seneca and parking charges are assessed on a daily basis.

Supplemental Examinations

The supplemental examination fee is $15 and is non-refundable.

 

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.

Review list of important academic dates

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. Uncertified cheques are not acceptable and will be returned. Additional information is available on the Fee Payments page.

 

E. Tuition Refunds

Tuition deposits, tuition, ancillary and program fees are non-refundable after the published deadline to make payment within a given term. If a student has not paid the fees in full, they will be required to pay the outstanding balance on their student account for the semester or be subject to the collections process.

Students may submit a request for a tuition fee refund in writing and with supporting documentation to the Registrar’s Office.

Students who submit formal notification of withdrawal within published deadlines from a full-time postsecondary program are entitled to a refund of tuition and ancillary fees as follows:

  • For domestic students who have withdrawn within published deadlines or prior to the start of term, a full refund of tuition and ancillary fees, less the designated non-refundable tuition deposit, will be issued

A full refund will be issued for any tuition and ancillary fees paid in advance for future terms. Students who have paid for future terms will be eligible for a refund for future terms if they formally withdraw before the start of classes. Students who formally withdraw from courses after published deadlines from the start of the term will be entitled to a full refund of any fees paid in advance for subsequent terms.

A tuition fee refund may be considered outside the normal timeframes in extenuating medical or personal circumstances. Requests must be submitted in writing with supporting documentation (Review withdrawal procedure). Should such a refund be granted, it may be a prorated calculation   upon the length of time of attendance.

F. Notice of Change Fees

Unless indicated otherwise, all fees noted are effective for the academic year in which students begin their studies and may be subject to change.

 

G. Appeal - Tuition Fees

Students should direct letters appealing tuition fee assessment to the Registrar's Office.