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Fee Policy: English Language Institute

2018/2019 Academic Year

International Students on Study Permit

 

A. Tuition Fees

The schedule of fees described in this section applies to individuals attending the English Language Institute (ELI) on a study permit at Seneca.

Tuition fees for international students 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 $6,538.50 $6,538.50
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 Building 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 Insurance Mandatory $238.18 $238.18

Fees per module

Fee items Fee type Newnham Campus Seneca International Academy (SIA)
Tuition Mandatory $3,269.25 $3,269.25
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 Building 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 Insurance Mandatory $119.09 $119.09
  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. Refund of Fees

  1. 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 Important Academic Dates. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 term, 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 term 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 term 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 term, 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 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.