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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 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 $60 for English assessments, and $30 for Math assessments. 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).
  • 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).