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VCC International

International Refund Policy

Download the VCC International Refund Policy Information Sheet for a quick reference, and refer to the following eligible refund amounts and notification deadlines for more information. To request for refund, a written request must be received by the International Education Department before the deadlines. Refund requests received on or after the start date must be accompanied by a Program Withdrawal Form.

 

Refund policy for Hairstylist Certificate and Esthetics Certificate (formerly Skin & Body Therapy Certificate)

Vancouver Community College will refund course/program fees to students who withdraw (voluntarily or involuntarily) as follows:

3 Business Days Before Start Date:
100% Refund (Less administrative fee and non-refundable tuition deposit)

2 Business Days Before Start Date:
No Refund

 

Refund policy for all other program and courses*

Vancouver Community College will refund course/program fees to students who withdraw (voluntarily or involuntarily) within each term as follows:

3 Business Days Before Start Date:
100% Refund (Less administration fee and non-refundable tuition deposit)

Second Business Day after Start Date:
80% Refund of Tuition Only (less administration fee and non-refundable tuition deposit)

Fifth Business Day after Start Date:
50% Refund of Tuition Only (less administration fee and non-refundable tuition deposit)

After Sixth Day of Term:
No Refund

 *Exceptions: all Continuing Studies courses and programs and the School of Instructor Education. Contact those registration areas regarding refund eligibility deadlines.

 

Application Fee

The international application fee is $145 for the first program, and $70 for each subsequent program. Application fees will not be eligible for a refund to reflect the College’s investment in time and resources to handle an application.

 

Assessment Fee

Assessment fees are $80 for English , $40 for Math and $40 for Keyboarding. Assessment fees are non-refundable.

 

Administration Fee

An administration fee of $250 applies to all refund requests.

 

Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit

  • $6,500 for Combined programs ($5,000 for the first program, and $1,500 for the second program). Combined programs are: Baking & Pastry Dual Certificates, Cosmetology Diploma and CAD & BIM Technologies Diploma
  • $5,000 for all other programs
  • The above amounts are effective for programs starting in the May 2019 intake. For programs starting prior to May 2019, students should refer to their initial offer packages for details.

 

Study permit denials

Applicants whose legitimate study permit application has been denied will be eligible for a full tuition refund less the $250 administration fee provided the student:

  • Sends the request for a refund in writing, a minimum of one month prior to the program start date.
  • Includes a copy of the letter from the Canadian embassy indicating that their legitimate study permit application has been declined (if applicable).

 

Deferral of Admission

Admission deferrals are granted at the discretion of the Director of International Education and only in highly extenuating cases and on a restricted basis.

Requirements for admission deferral consideration:

A written request (by way of email directly from the email account indicated on the original application form outlining the need for a deferral and detailed activities planned during that time) must be received by the International Education Department a minimum six weeks prior to the program start.

Deferred admission is subject to availability of the program and may be granted to a maximum of one year. Any change in study status may be updated with Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as per the requirements of the International Student Program. A deferral cannot be granted if a student is denied a study permit by Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Deferral requests to the May 2019 intake or later will be subject to the new $5,000 non-refundable tuition deposit ($6,500 for combined programs) should you withdraw from the program (see the VCC International Refund Policy Information Sheet).