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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 Fashion Design and Production Diploma

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

Three (3) business days prior to the start date of the program:

  • 100% Refund of Tuition (Less administrative fee and non-refundable tuition deposit)
  • 100% Refund of Student Fees
  • 100% of UPass Fees (non-activated months only)

After three (3) business days prior to the start date of the program:

  • No Refund of Tuition
  • No refund of Student Fees
  • 100% Refund of UPass Fees (non-activated months only)

 

Refund policy for Full-Time Cohort Program and Courses

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

Prior to the start date of the program:

  • 100% Refund of Tuition (Less administrative fee and non-refundable tuition deposit)
  • 100% Refund of Student Fees
  • 100% of UPass Fees (non-activated months only)

Up to and including the fifth (5th) business day after the start date of the program:

  • 50% Refund of Tuition (Less administrative fee and non-refundable tuition deposit)
  • No Refund of Student Fees
  • 100% Refund of UPass Fees (non-activated months only)

After the fifth (5th) business day of the program

  • No Refund of Tuition
  • No Refund of Student Fees
  • 100% Refund of UPass Fees (non-activated months only)

 

Refund Policy for Continuing Studies and School of Instructor Education

Contact those registration areas regarding refund eligibility deadlines.

 

Administrative Fee

Administrative Fee is charged to students to cover the cost of processing a transaction. The administrative fee of $250 applies to all international student refund requests.

 

Application Fee

The international application fee is $145 for the first program, and $70 for each subsequent program. Application fees are not 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.

 

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

 

Student Fee

Student fee is charged by the college for services provided to students, including but not limited to:

Students' Union Fees, BC Federation of Students Fee, College Initiative Fees, Materials Fee, Health and Dental Fees, UPass Fees, Graduation Fee, and Campus Resource Fee

After the start of the programs, student fees are non-refundable. U-Pass fees may be refundable for non-activated months.

 

Tuition Fee

Tuition fee is charged by the College for the provision of a course or program. See the information above for the tuition refund eligibility criteria.

 

Study Permit Denials

For international students who are denied a study permit by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), full refunds (less Administrative Fee) will be issued upon receipt of the following documents a minimum of one month prior to the program start date, at ieadmissions@vcc.ca.

 

Change of Immigration Status

If an international student's immigration status should change to Permanent Resident while studying at VCC, appropriate documentation should be submitted to the Registrar's Office so domestic fees can be charged for future terms. The only exception is students registered in international cohort programs, who, regardless of change in their immigration status, pay international fees for the duration of the program.

 

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).