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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 policy for Hair Design Certificate and 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 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 administrative fee and non-refundable deposit)

Second Business Day after Start Date:
80% Refund (less administrative fee and non-refundable fees)

Fifth Business Day after Start Date:
50% Refund (less administrative fee and non-refundable fees)

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.

 

Study permit denials

Applicants whose legitimate study permit application has been denied will be eligible for a full tuition refund less the $50 administration fee provided the student:

  • Sends the request for a refund in writing, within one month of 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).
  • Provides written authorization for VCC to issue their refund to a third party, if required.

 

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 (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. A deferral cannot be granted if a student is denied a study permit by Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC).