WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY:
FOR THE SPRING 2022 TERM AND ALL FUTURE TERMS

Students that withdraw from an academic program at Niagara College are assessed their refund based on the following calculation as determined by the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Withdrawal and deferral requests must be received no later than the “Tenth (10th) Day” of the term being withdrawn from. To find out when the last day to defer at no cost or to withdraw with a refund is for a specific term, please visit the Important Dates page.

DEFERRAL PROCESS

To defer your program start to a later term, email [email protected].

WITHDRAW FROM NIAGARA COLLEGE AND REQUEST A REFUND

Refund amounts are calculated based on the following criteria:

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
  • Refund Calculation: International Tuition fees ÷ Domestic Tuition Fees X $500 CAD
  • **visit tuition fee calculator for tuition fee amounts by program
VOCATIONAL AND ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PREPARATION (EAP) PROGRAMS
  • Refund Calculation: All fees – EAP Tuition Fees
  • **visit the costs and dates page for tuition fee amounts
WITHDRAWALS DUE TO STUDY PERMIT REFUSAL
  • Refund Calculation: All fees less $200 CAD administrative fee
  • TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
    1. Withdrawal request must be received on or before the 10th day of class
    2. Proof of study permit refusal is required

** Allow 60 – 90 days for refund processing

Winter 2022 Term

***note, the deadline to formally request a withdrawal has passed as of February 25, 2022. Withdrawal requests submitted after this date are no longer being accepted

For all students studying in a program with on campus activities, withdrawal and deferral requests must be received by the tenth (10th) day of class as per the standard withdrawal and refund policy as shown above.

For students in fully online programs or are studying a program that is online for the first seven (7) weeks of the term, the following withdrawal and refund policy amendment applies:

*note: students studying in programs that are online for the first seven (7) weeks of class must have a valid study permit AND be in Canada no later than February 25th, 2022. Students in programs that are fully online for the entire term are required to be in Canada no later than April 29, 2022.

COVID 19 – IRCC Study Permit Processing Changes – Deferral Policy Amendment

Students that choose not to continue their studies in the Winter 2022 term due to not receiving a study permit approval may choose to defer their program to a future term provided:

  1. Your program is fully online with no on-campus activity;
  2. You have provided Niagara College with proof of a complete study permit application being submitted to IRCC on or before December 1, 2021;
  3. You officially request to defer your studies by emailing [email protected] on or before February 25, 2022.

COVID 19 – IRCC Study Permit Processing Changes – Withdrawal and Refund Policy Amendment

Students who submitted a complete study permit application on or before December 1, 2021, for the Winter 2022 Term, and then subsequently receive a refusal of their study permit, will be eligible to withdraw and apply for a full refund of their tuition and fees paid less a $200 CAD Administrative fee for the Winter 2022 term, based on all of the following:

  1. Your program is fully online with no on-campus activity;
  2. You have provided Niagara College with proof of a complete study permit application being submitted to IRCC on or before December 1, 2021, and a notice of refusal of a study permit within 30 days of IRCC issuing your refusal notification;
  3. You officially request to withdraw from your studies through the following withdrawal process on or before February 25, 2022;
  4. You have not knowingly misled or misrepresented your study permit application with fraudulent documents or had pre-existing medical conditions that would make your completed study permit application be refused.

Any 3rd party charges that have been purchased by the college on behalf of the student may also be deducted from the student’s account. If not purchased, these charges will not be deducted. In some extenuating circumstances, additional accommodations may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Refunds will be processed in accordance with the Niagara College standard refund process.

*In case of refund, Niagara College does not have the authority to refund an authorized credit card purchase to someone other than the original.  cardholder. This is in line with industry standards and considered a best practice throughout the payment card industry.

**In case of refund, if you have paid by the CIBC Payment Platform, your refund will be returned directly back to the account that was used at the time of payment.