The Withdrawal process at Niagara College is designed to ensure that you, as an international student, are well informed. If you are a current Niagara College student or in Canada, the withdrawal process requires you to attend two meetings with your student advisor that will provide you with guidance and important information related to your academic program, your student permit and the refund process, if applicable. Niagara College is dedicated to ensuring that all international students are well informed and have the opportunity to have their questions answered before making final decisions to ensure you are in the right position to achieve your educational goals while in Canada.

Please note if you are a current Niagara College student or in Canada, meetings are mandatory to withdraw from your program; if you do not attend your scheduled meeting (in-person if in Ontario or virtual if out of Ontario), it is assumed you are no longer interested in withdrawing and you will not be eligible for a refund.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy:

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 Withdrawal requests must be received no later than the “Tenth (10th) Day” of the term being withdrawn from.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 withdraw with a refund is for a specific term, please click here.

For all academic programs:

International Tuition fees ÷ Domestic Tuition Fees X $500 CAD

For English for Academic Preparation (EAP) Programs:

All fees – EAP Tuition Fees

Note: Students that are withdrawing as a result of a study permit or visa refusal are eligible for a full refund of less than $200 CAD administrative fee.  Proof of study permit or visa refusal is required.

 

SPRING 2021 TERM:

NOTICE:

Niagara College’s international student withdrawal and refund policy has been temporarily amended to accommodate the new two-stage study permit approval process that IRCC introduced in July 2020.

Students who receive their stage 1 study permit approval (AIP or Approval in Principle) OR have applied for a study permit after September 15th, 2020 are eligible to continue their studies for the Spring 2021 term as many VACs are in the process of opening globally and students are now able to complete the biometric and medical portion of their applications for final approval. Note that IRCC assesses study permit applications individually and that a stage 1 approval does not guarantee a stage 2 approval.

COVID 19 – 2 Stage Visa Approval Process – Deferral Policy Amendment

Students that choose not to continue their studies in the Spring term due to not receiving a stage 2 approval may choose to defer their program to a future term provided:

  1. You have provided Niagara College with proof of stage 1 approval OR proof of a study permit application being submitted after September 15th, 2020;
  2. You officially request to defer your studies by emailing [email protected]on or before June 25th, 2021

COVID 19 – Withdrawal and Refund Policy Amendment

Students who receive their stage 1 study permit approval (AIP or Approval in Principle) OR who applied for a study permit after September 15th, 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 2021 Spring semester, based on the following:

  1. You have provided Niagara College with proof of stage 1 approval and stage 2 refusal within 30 days of IRCC issuing your stage 2 refusal OR you have provided NC with proof of a study permit application after September 15th and a notice of refusal of a study permit within 30 days of IRCC issuing your refusal notification;
  2. You officially request to withdraw from your studies through the following withdrawal process (withdrawal-refund-form) before June 25th, 2021;
  3. 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.

COVID -19 – Stage 2 Applicants 

**Niagara College is extending the deadline for the submission of second-stage study permit approvals for the Spring Term until June 25th, 2021.***

Further extensions for the last day to withdraw or defer will be considered on a case by case basis for applicants who have a stage 2 study permit approval OR who applied for a study permit after September 15th and will be based on the regional visa application centre (VAC) and biometric centre closures as a result of COVID-19.

Any 3rd party charges related to quarantine booking or medical insurance 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.

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

 

WINTER 2021 TERM:

NOTICE:

Niagara College’s international student withdrawal and refund policy has been temporarily amended to accommodate the new two-stage study permit approval process that IRCC introduced in July 2020.

Students who receive their stage 1 study permit approval (AIP or Approval in Principle) OR have applied for a study permit after September 15th, 2020 are eligible to continue their studies for the Winter 2021 term as many VACs are in the process of opening globally and students are now able to complete the biometric and medical portion of their applications for final approval. Note that IRCC assesses study permit applications individually and that a stage 1 approval does not guarantee a stage 2 approval.

COVID 19 – 2 Stage Visa Approval Process – Deferral Policy Amendment

Students that choose not to continue their studies in the Winter term due to not receiving a stage 2 approval may choose to defer their program to a future term provided:

  1. You have provided Niagara College with proof of stage 1 approval OR proof of a study permit application being submitted after September 15th, 2020;
  2. You officially request to defer your studies by emailing [email protected]on or before February 28th, 2021

COVID 19 – Withdrawal and Refund Policy Amendment

Students who receive their stage 1 study permit approval (AIP or Approval in Principle) OR who applied for a study permit after September 15th, 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 2021 Winter semester, based on the following:

  1. You have provided Niagara College with proof of stage 1 approval and stage 2 refusal within 30 days of IRCC issuing your stage 2 refusal OR you have provided NC with proof of a study permit application after September 15thand a notice of refusal of a study permit within 30 days of IRCC issuing your refusal notification;
  2. You officially request to withdraw from your studies through the following withdrawal process (withdrawal-refund-form) before February 28, 2021;
  3. 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.

COVID -19 – Stage 2 Applicants 

**Niagara College is extending the deadline for the submission of second-stage study permit approvals for the Winter Term until February 28, 2021.***

Further extensions for the last day to withdraw or defer will be considered on a case by case basis for applicants who have a stage 2 study permit approval OR who applied for a study permit after September 15th and will be based on the regional visa application centre (VAC) and biometric centre closures as a result of COVID-19.

Any 3rd party charges related to quarantine booking or medical insurance 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.

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

Apply to Withdraw