C.3.12 Refund of Fees
Approved/revised: September 15, 2014
Payment of tuition and fees are due according to the dates specified in NVIT’s Schedule of Events, published annually in the NVIT Program Calendar. Provision of written confirmation of sponsorship, from an NVIT approved community, agency and/or organization for tuition and fees must be provided by the published tuition and fee deadline. In the absence of sponsorship, NVIT tuition and fees can also be paid by the published tuition and fee deadline by Passport to Education, cash, Interac, direct payment, credit card, money order, and cheque. Cheques are acceptable only upon prior approval from the Manager, Finance.
Tuition and Fees for all semester coursework that commences after the regular semester start-up as specified in NVIT’s Schedule of Events, published annually in the NVIT Program Calendar, are due at the time of registration. This includes all NVIT Student Society Fees and UPASS BC fees.
Tuition and Fees for all registration in courses through Directed Studies and/or Prior Learning Assessment Recognition are due at the time of registration.
Learners with overdue tuition and fees will be withdrawn from all coursework. Learners with unpaid accounts continue to be responsible for the outstanding tuition and fees after they are withdrawn. Learners will not be able to access grades or transcripts, and/or register in other courses until all overdue tuition and fees are paid.
Tuition Refund Policy
If the student transfers from a class(es) or program(s) to another of equal credit value during the first two calendar weeks of classes for any given semester, no additional tuition fees will be levied. In the event the student withdraws from a credit class(es) or program(s) and reduces their total number of credit hours during the first two calendar weeks* of classes for any given semester, the following shall apply:
100% of tuition will be refunded for withdrawal prior to classes starting;
75% of tuition will be refunded for withdrawal before end of first week of classes;
50% of tuition will be refunded for withdrawal before end of second week of classes;
Lab Fees Refund Policy
If the learner withdraws prior to the start of classes, a full refund for lab fees will be provided. After classes commence*, lab fees will be refunded as follows:
75% of lab fees will be refunded for withdrawal before end of first week of classes;
50% of lab fees will be refunded for withdrawal before end of second week of classes;
No tuition or lab fee refunds are permitted after the end of the second week of classes*.
Directed Studies and/or Prior Learning Assessment Recognition Refund Policy
No refunds are provided for course work involving Directed Studies and/or Prior Learning Assessment Recognition once course work and/or assessment has commenced.
NVIT Student Society Fees, UPASS BC Fees, and Student Health and Dental Insurance Refund Policy
Should a learner withdraw prior to classes starting* a 100% refund of Student Society Fees will be provided.
No refund for Student Society fees will be provided to any student after classes have commenced*.
As NVIT distributes the UPASS BC Cards monthly, the UPASS BC fees are not refundable once either of the following has occurred: 1) student has been issued their UPASS BC Card; OR 2) Classes have started for the same month of validity of the UPASS Card. In the event of a course or program withdraw, which results in the student no longer being eligible for the UPASS BC program, a refund may be granted only for future months of study.
As fees are assessed annually for the Student Health and Dental Insurance plan, no refunds will be issued after 30 days of commencement of studies (determined by the first official start date of curriculum delivery within the study period). Within the first 30 days of study, students have the opportunity to demonstrate they meet opt out criteria. After 30 days, student will be enrolled in the Student Health and Dental Insurance plan and qualify for benefits under such plan for one year, regardless of their current student status.
Medical Refund Policy
The student must submit to the Enrolment Services Office an official withdraw form accompanied by written notification from a certified medical doctor advising of the student’s ability/inability to complete their studies. Requests will be forwarded to the Director, Enrolment Services and Registrar for consideration of a full OR partial tuition refund. This applies to full- and part-time students. Other than what is provided within the terms and conditions above, no refunds will be provided for lab fees, Directed Studies and/or Prior Learning Assessment Recognition courses, NVIT Student Society Fees and/or UPASS BC Fees.
*See the NVIT Schedule of Events, found in NVIT’s annual Program Calendar for specific dates for each semester.