It is your responsibility to ensure that you understand the full costs and the fee structure for the program in which you register. Fees may include a registration fee, tuition, tutorial services, charges for courses that must be repeated, and charges for books, equipment, field trips, uniforms, laboratory kits, or other special expenses.
A non-refundable registration fee may be charged by a school operator. The registration fee must not exceed the amount in the table the follows (based on a three-year phase in) or 10%of the total tuition for the program, whichever is the lower amount
|Registration Year Beginning
|July 1, 2015
|July 1, 2016
|July 1, 2017 and all subsequent registration years
If you decide to cancel your contract and provide notice of your intention to cancel prior to the start of your program or course, the school must refund all tuition fees you have paid and the costs of any books or materials you have paid for but not yet received.
Tuition Refund Policies
All registered private vocational schools are required to have a tuition refund policy. If you decide to withdraw from your program after it has begun, you should immediately give the school written notice of your intention to withdraw.
Once you have given notice of your intention to withdraw, the school must refund a proportion of the tuition you have paid according to these guidelines:
% Hours Delivered
% Tuition Refundable
|20% or less
|More than 20% to 50%
|More than 50%
The school must refund the total cost of any books or supplies that you paid for but did not receive prior to withdrawing or being discontinued.
Note: If you have a student loan, refunds are applied directly to your student loan account. You can check your student loan account status at CanLearn.ca.
Important note about absence
If you are absent from a course or program for 21 consecutive calendar days you are deemed to have discontinued the course or program. The operator of the school will provide written notice to inform you of the refund you may be owed based on the guidelines above. However, during the time of your absence, you are still considered to be enrolled in the program and the amount of refund you receive may be significantly reduced, even to zero.