International Student Fees

International students are required to pay the following fees for the first year of their full-time post-secondary program. All fees are in Canadian funds. A minimum payment of one semester is required to the commencement of classes. Students are encouraged to pay the entire academic year in one transfer.

A) International Student Fees (2017/18*):

Tuition: $13,000 (Diploma/Certificate)
Ancillary Fees/Additional Program Costs**: $1,226
Mandatory Health Insurance: $600
TOTAL: $14,826

*Fees are based on rates in 2017/18. Tuition fees as stated are subject to change for each academic year. An official fee statement will be issued to you when the fees are determined. 

**The total will depend on each program as there are additional program costs for some programs. Fees will show on the student invoice.

B) Other Expenses:

Other fees are included below for consideration when securing loans.

Textbooks/Supplies: $50 – $1,000 Requirements depend on program. Students will be able to purchase some required items at our on-campus bookstore.
Second Year Fees: Increase 4% Typically fees increase by this amount each year.
Living Expenses:

Varies
$550 – $750/ month

Consideration should be given to the cost of living for the eight months of the program and if you are staying in Canada during your summer break. Living expenses are approximate.

 
Invoices with payment instructions and accurate details are mailed in June for the September start date.

This estimate is only a guideline and does not include any money for returning home or visiting other parts of Canada. This estimate will permit an adequate but far from luxurious standards of living. Your first month will be expensive because of settling-in costs such as paying an extra month’s rent as a damage deposit, purchasing warm clothing, textbooks and supplies.

C) Refund Policy:

Students who have been admitted to Loyalist College and who have received a Study Permit are expected to register and attend classes in the program to which they were admitted and complete the semester for which they have paid tuition.

However, the College recognizes that there are some unforeseen circumstances in which a student may be allowed to withdraw and leave Loyalist College and receive a refund of their tuition fees. International students who withdraw give up their admission and status as students at Loyalist College. Information about students who withdraw will be reported to Citizenship and Immigration Canada. A student who withdraws and who later wishes to return to Loyalist College must re-apply for admission.

The following outlines the refund policy at Loyalist College. Any inquiries should be directed to Jodie Russett, International Coordinator, at jrussett@loyalistc.on.ca

Withdrawal and Refund Process:

No exceptions will be made for students who register or apply late.

Denied Study Permit: To request a refund, submit the completed International Refund Application Form to the International Centre on or before the 10th day of classes. Proof of  valid Visa Refusal Letter from Canada Immigration must be provided. The College will verify this information.

Fees will be refunded and returned minus:
– $150 administration fee
– $250 withdrawal fee

In addition, if applicable:
– $150 Residence withdrawal fee (if one week prior to classes)

Arrive in Canada/ Withdrawal Within First 10 Days: (TRANSFER to a different college or return home) To request a refund, submit the completed International Refund Application Form to the International Centre on or before the 10th day of classes. A copy of the valid offer letter (LOA) from the new college and the student number must be provided. Fees will be directly refunded to this college, not the student. Loyalist College has partnered with other Ontario colleges to not approve transfer requests for semester one.

Fees will be refunded and returned minus:

– $150 administration fee
– $2,500 withdrawal fee
– $600 health insurance fees are non-refundable    
– $30 student ID card/planner fee is non-refundable

In addition, if applicable:
– $250 settlement assistance fee
– Fees incurred by College for arrival (airport/accommodations)
– Additional program costs are non-refundable. These vary by program – applicable for CULS/CULM/CYWP/ECEP/ELTP/ELTT/ESTH/FAHP/RALS

Student signature on CIC Notification Form required.

Unable to Attend: (remain in home country) To request a refund, submit the completed International Refund Application Form to the International Centre on or before the 10th day of classes. Fees will be refunded and returned minus:

– $150 administration fee
– $250 withdrawal fee

If requested, students can be offered admission for the next intake if applicable.

Student signature on CIC Notification Form required.

Withdrawal After 10th Day of Class:

Fees are non-refundable after the 10th day of classes.

Student signature on CIC Notification Form required.

  • September 2017 – any refund requests will be held and not processed until September 25, 2017.
  • All refunds are returned to their place of origin and are not returned directly to the student.
  • For bank transfers, students will be required to provide banking details for refund.
  • For refunds, it takes approximately four to six weeks from date of processing at the College for funds to arrive as requested. Funds may take longer depending on the activity at the College or dependent on the country funds are returned to.

International Refund – FAQs 

Please review the following important information related to refund requests for international students at Loyalist College:

  • September 2017 – any refund requests will be held and not processed until September 25, 2017. 
  • After receiving a complete and accurate Refund Application Form, refunds take approximately four to six weeks at the College from date of processing for funds to arrive as requested. Funds may take longer depending on the activity at the College or dependent on the country funds are returned to. Please see below.
  • Loyalist College has entered into a partnership with other Ontario colleges to not approve transfer requests in semester one. Contact the International Centre regarding partner colleges. 
  • Any outstanding balances owing on your account will also be deducted from your refund.
  • Providing incorrect information on a refund application will delay refund of fees. 
  • Providing incorrect information on a refund application may result in additional bank charges that will be deducted from the refund in addition to outlined fees. 
  • Notification is not provided when the refund process has been completed at the College. Students can check with their bank in their home country regarding receipt of funds. 
  • Funds can only be returned directly to home country, not to a student living in Canada. 
  • If a transfer is approved to another college, the student is responsible for making arrangements at the new college regarding payment of fees and deadlines. Refund requests will be held and NOT processed until after January 25.

Please be advised of the following foreign bank conditions:

India, Pakistan and some other countries in Asia and Africa After processing at the College, the payment can be delayed significantly due to interbank settlement within the destination country and/or currency exchange.
Brazil and Argentina Beneficiary is required to sign for receipt of funds at their bank. If funds are not signed for in due time, the beneficiary’s bank may return the funds without further notification.
All destinations Request remitter to ensure beneficiary is checking their account for credit less bank commissions, fees and converted amounts where foreign exchange is involved, or where currency of wire differs from currency destination country. 
  • Students whose enrolment is terminated by the College for any reason will not be entitled to any refund of any tuition, fees and charges.
  • Any international refund inquiries should be directed to Jodie Russett, International Coordinator, at jrussett@loyalistc.on.ca.