If you must fully withdraw from UFV for reasons beyond your control, such as an illness or study permit refusal, you have two options:
You can only obtain a full refund of your tuition fees, less the $150 non-refundable application fee and a $150 administration fee, if:
You must notify UFV International in writing before classes begin and provide either a visa rejection letter from the Canadian embassy or a doctor’s note as supporting evidence.
The processing time for refunds is approximately 6 weeks.
If you withdraw from UFV to attend another public, post-secondary institution, you can obtain a 50% refund by notifying UFV International in writing before classes begin AND by providing a copy of your letter of acceptance from the institution you will be attending.
You can obtain a 25% refund if you notify UFV International in writing within the first two weeks of classes.
If you withdraw from UFV after the first two weeks of classes, you are not eligible for any refund.
You can withdraw from one or more courses, but must remain registered for at least one course.
Because international students pay a flat fee for the Fall and Winter semesters, withdrawing from one or more classes does not qualify you for a refund, unless you qualify for a reduced course load as outlined below.
In the summer, you pay for courses per credit. If you choose to drop a course but retain at least one course, you can get a refund based on the fee reductions information outlined on the Office of the Registrar website.
Fee penalties range from 0 to 100% and are based on the total tuition fees for the course(s) from which you withdraw. The amount refunded will depend on the amount you paid, less the amount UFV retains.
To reduce your UFV course load and pay tuition on a per credit basis in a fall or winter semester, you can make a written request with appropriate evidence demonstrating one of the following criteria:
Unlike the fall and winter semesters, summer semesters are considered optional and provide you with an opportunity to study part time and pay for courses on a per-credit basis (rather than as a flat fee).
Students who are approved to pay per credit are subject to the withdrawal penalty dates set out by the Office of the Registrar each semester.
If you require further information or clarification regarding refunds or course load reductions, please contact Leah Carr