Tuition Fee Refund Policy

If you have to withdraw from courses you may be eligible for a tuition refund, provided that you do so within the withdrawal deadlines stated on the Academic Calendar.

Please see Okanagan College Calendar Fees for full refund details for International students, or read the following links:

International Students (effective May 2018 Intake)

ESL and ABE programs: $500
ESL and ABE Student Refund and Deferral Procedures

SPP, CCC, SDS Students all programs: $10,000
SPP, CCC, SDS Student Refund and Deferral Procedures

All other programs: $5,000
Student Refund and Deferral Procedures

Fall and Winter Courses

For the Fall and Winter semesters, students who formally withdraw are entitled to a full refund, up to and including the end of the second week of classes, less the non-refundable tuition deposit. Students who withdraw after the second week of classes are not eligible for a tuition rebate.

Spring/Summer Session Courses

Tuition fee refunds will only be processed for withdrawals before session start dates. Okanagan College will retain the non-refundable registration deposit.  

Vocational and Trades Programs

For partial withdrawals, students will be assessed full fees for each program component in which she/he remains registered. Okanagan College will retain the non-refundable tuition deposit and any penalties that have been assessed. Any additional monies will be refunded.

Rebates will not be granted after the second week of the program.

Unforeseen Circumstances

International students, who withdraw from their programs due to unforeseen circumstances beyond their control, may request pro-rated rebates of tuition less any costs incurred by Okanagan College. Students must submit supporting documents satisfactory to the Registrar. Examples of unforeseen circumstances may include

  • Denial of a study permit by immigration authorities
  • Sickness
  • Death or severe illness of an immediate family member
  • Or other circumstances deemed valid by the Registrar