Administrative policies

Academic policies and procedures

New tuition policy

New tuition fee payment and refund process for students 

Tuition due dates, processes and refunds will be changing for the fall 2015 intake.  After consultations with stakeholders, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) has introduced a new tuition fee payment policy for all colleges. Georgian’s new payment schedule will be consistent for all domestic and international students and will come into effect for the fall 2015 school year.

What you need to know about your 2015-16 fees

A non-refundable tuition deposit payment is required once per academic year as follows (some exceptions apply):

  • June 15, 2015 for fall program start (new intakes and returning programs)
  • Oct. 15, 2015 for winter program start (new intakes and returning programs)
  • March 15, 2016 for summer program start (new intakes and returning programs)

The non-refundable deposit amount is $500 for domestic and $2,500 for international students. The deposit amount reduces your tuition fee balance.

The balance of fees is due on the second day of the term

  • Sept. 9 for fall 2015
  • Jan. 12 for winter 2016
  • May 10 for summer 2016

A late fee of $150 will be applied to outstanding balances (some exceptions apply for students on OSAP, Second Career and sponsored students).

Refunds (domestic students)

The college will withhold $500 for program withdrawals for domestic students as well as any non-refundable fees if the withdrawal is received within the first 10 working days of the term.

Refunds – international students

Students paying international fees will be entitled to a refund of a portion of the full fees paid for the term if the withdrawal is received within the first 10 working days of the term and calculated using the following equation:

Refund = fees paid – (international student tuition fee ÷ tuition fee for CFF* students)  x  $500

* CFF students are students who are eligible for funding under the College Framework Funding.

For study permit refusals, a full refund of tuition fees paid will be issued. Proof of study permit refusals must be provided to be eligible for a refund.

International student refund (an example):

An international student has decided to withdraw from his or her program on the fifth working day of classes. He or she has has paid full program fees of $7,287.11 for the semester. Based on tuition fees for the program of $5,500 for international students and $1,342.88 for domestic students for the semester, the student would receive a refund of:

$7,287.11 – ($5,500 ÷ $1342.88) x $500 = $5239.27

The college would withhold $2,047.84 for this program.

Non-refundable fees

Non refundable fees include assessments of previous learning and testing fees, convocation, alumni and insurance fees. There may be additional non-refundable fees, depending on the date of withdrawal. For more information, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

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