International Student Withdrawal and Refund Process
Refund Processing Time: 60 – 90 days
Follow this 3-step process to withdraw from your program and receive a refund.
All parts of this process are in accordance with the Tuition Fee Operating Procedures of The Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). If students do not complete the official withdrawal process, they will be responsible for all fees assessed for the current semester.
To start the withdrawal and refund process, visit the MyFCT Student Portal and complete and submit the Withdrawal Request Form (in the academic section).
Please note that students must submit this withdrawal form within the first 10 days of a semester to receive a refund of fees for the current semester.
During the withdrawal process, students must attend a mandatory meeting with a Student Service representative. This representative will provide important information required for the withdrawal and refund process.
If a student does not attend their withdrawal meeting, it is assumed that the student no longer wants to withdraw. As a result, the student will not be eligible for a refund.
After the withdrawal process is complete, additional instructions will be provided to students eligible for a refund.
Frequently Asked Questions
Upon receipt of all documentation, a student’s withdrawal application will be processed to refund the fees paid, minus a $500.00 (CAD) administrative charge. (This will be in effect from October 7, 2022 to August 31, 2023).
Students must notify the college within 5 days of receiving their visa denial. An official visa refusal letter will be required.
- Before or during the first 10 days of the semester: Upon receipt of all documentation, a student’s withdrawal application will be processed to refund the fees paid.
Please note that withdrawal fees will be subtracted from the refund.
- After the first 10 days of the semester: Upon receipt of all documentation, a student’s withdrawal application will be processed. The student will not receive a refund for the current term but will receive a refund, minus the fees outlined below, for any future terms that they have paid.
The withdrawal fee for each program is calculated based on the following calculation, as determined by the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU): International Tuition fees ÷ Domestic Tuition Fees X $500 CAD
Please note: If a student has paid via the CIBC Payment Platform, the refund will be returned directly back to the account that was used at the time of payment.