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Refund Policy

I.    STUDY PERMIT REFUSAL REFUND

A full tuition fee refund (minus the $500 administrative fee) will be granted if Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) does not issue the study permit to student. To obtain a full tuition fee refund, the student must submit the following documents within sixty (60) calendars days of the issue date of the original refusal letter from IRCC: 

  1. a copy of the original letter of refusal received from IRCC;
  2. a copy of the TDSB Official Letter of Acceptance;
  3. a copy of the original receipt of tuition payment; and
  4. a completed and signed refund request form from the parent/guardian or adult student (18 years of age or older).

Families and students should contact the International Students and Admissions office as soon as they know that the study permit/visa application of the student is rejected by IRCC, either requesting for refund or for deferral. No refund will be issued if the family/student fails to submit the above documents within sixty (60) days from the issue date of the original refusal letter from IRCC.

II.    PARTIAL REFUND

If a student withdraws at least thirty (30) calendar days or more prior to the commencement of the program as prescribed in the TDSB Official Letter of Acceptance, two-thirds of the tuition fee will be refunded.  The following documents are required:

  1. a copy of the official TDSB letter of acceptance;
  2. a copy of the original receipt of tuition payment; and
  3. a completed and signed refund request form from the parent/guardian or adult student (18 years of age or older).

If a student withdraws less than thirty (30) calendar days before or after the commencement of the program as prescribed in the official TDSB letter of acceptance,  one-half of the tuition fee will be refunded. The following documents are required:

  1. a copy of the official TDSB letter of acceptance;
  2. a copy of the original receipt of tuition payment; and
  3. a completed and signed refund request form from the parent/guardian or adult student (18 years of age or older).

III.    REFUND WITH IMMIGRATION STATUS CHANGE

If the immigration status of a student changes (i.e. student becomes a permanent resident of Canada or Convention Refugee Claimant with proof of documentation from IRCC ) prior to or during the school year, contact TDSB International Students and Admissions Office immediately to have immigration documents verified. Immigration status change does not apply to students whose parents obtain work permit or study permit after the commencement of the student’s program at TDSB.
Requests for refund as a result of immigration status change of the student will NOT be considered if received after  OCTOBER 15 for Semester 1 or  APRIL 15 for Semester 2. 

IV.    NO REFUND

There will be  NO refund of the tuition fee in the following circumstances:

  1. If the student withdraws after thirty (30) calendar days from the commencement of the program as outlined in the official TDSB letter of acceptance.
  2. if the student chooses to withdraw for any reasons other than reasons set out in the Study Permit Refusal Refund, Immigration Status Change Refund and Partial Refunds sections above.
  3. if the student is found in violation of TDSB’s policies and procedures.
  4. if false or fraudulent information was provided, including providing false medical information or non-disclosure of medical conditions or prescribed medications, in the Student Application Form.

Please note:

-    An administration Fee of $500.00 CAD will be deducted for each refund request.

-    Refund will only be issued to the parents or custodian in the application record.

-    The TDSB shall not be held liable for losses or expenses as a result of the Board being unable to provide education owing to labour disputes or other causes beyond control.

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