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 fee deposit, less the $150 non-refundable application fee and a $150 administration fee, if you can demonstrate that:
You must request a refund before classes begin and provide either a visa rejection letter from the Canadian Embassy/Consulate, or provide an official medical note from a doctor as supporting evidence.
The processing time for refunds is approximately 4 to 6 weeks.
If you withdraw from UFV to attend another public, post-secondary institution, you can obtain a 50% refund by requesting a refund before classes begin AND by providing a copy of your letter of acceptance from the institution you will be attending. Deadline is January 4, 2019 for the Winter 2019 semester.
If you withdraw from UFV for other reasons, you can obtain a 25% refund by requesting a refund up until the end of the second week of classes. The deadline is January 22, 2019 for the Winter 2019 semester.
All partial refund requests are final.
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