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Refund Policy

Download the VCC International Refund Guidelines for a quick reference or refer to the following refund eligibility and deadlines for details.

 

Check the following important information before paying tuition deposits.

Non-Refundable Fees

Administrative Fee

Refund Payment Methods

Change of Immigration Status

 

Refund for Study Permit Denials

International students who are denied a study permit by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) may be eligible for a full refund (less Administrative Fee) if the following documents are received a minimum of one month prior to the program start date at ieadmissions@vcc.ca

Students denied Study Permit due to fraudulent documents may not be eligible for a refund.

 

Refund Eligibility for Full-Time Continuing Studies Programs

Full-time continuing studies programs include Fashion Design and Production Diploma, Early Childhood Care Education Diploma, Network Technology Security and Administration Post-Degree Diploma, and Network Security Advanced Certificate.

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 Eligibility 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

Students who are enrolled in part-time Continuing Studies and School of Instructor Education courses may contact those registration areas regarding refund eligibility deadlines.

 

Non-Refundable Portion of the Tuition Deposit

While students may be eligible for refunds, certain fees may not be refundable.

 

Non-Refundable Portion of the Tuition Deposit

  • $6,500 for programs with combined credentials ($5,000 for the first credential, and $1,500 for the second credential). Combined-credential programs are Baking & Pastry Dual Certificates and Cosmetology Diploma.
  • $5,000 for all other programs
  • The non-refundable portion of the tuition deposit is non-transferable. Students applying to a different program will be subject to the non-refundable portion of the tuition deposit paid of the initially admitted program.

 

Student Fees

After the start of the programs, student fees are non-refundable, except for U-Pass fees.

U-Pass fees may be refundable for non-activated months.

 

Application Fee

Application fees are not eligible for a refund to reflect the College‚Äôs investment in time and resources to handle an application. Application fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Assessment Fee

Assessment fees are non-refundable.

 

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.

 

Refund Payment Method

Refer to the International Refund Request Form for more details.

 

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 the change in their immigration status, pay international fees for the duration of the program.