Effective immediately for January 2022 new and returning students.

These policies do not apply to the Langara English for Academic Purposes (LEAP). For LEAP policies visit here.  

For Continuing Studies part-time policies, visit here

 

First semester:

The first semester commitment fee as stated in your Offer of Admission is non-refundable and non-transferable. *
  • The last day to change the session start date and carry forward the commitment fee is on the first day, three (3) months prior to the semester start date^. International Students: Only students with an approved study permit are eligible for a deferral option with conditions. In order to be eligible for a deferral, proof of study permit application submission occurred within 45 business days from Letter of Acceptance issue date and copy of approved study permit is required.
*International Students who received a study permit refusal, please refer to FAQs below.
^For Registered Massage Therapy first semester session change date timeline will vary for the January 2022 term. Please consult with Program Coordinator.  

Subsequent semesters:

There is a non-refundable commitment fee of $1,500 per semester.
  • The last day to change the session start date and carry forward the full tuition without losing the non-refundable commitment fee is the first day of the month prior of the semester start date^ (eg. April 1 for May term).
  • The non-refundable commitment fee will be charged if you withdraw or change your session start date any time after the first day of the month prior to the semester start date and until one day before the semester start date.
  • No refund after the semester begins.
^ Registered Massage Therapy semester start dates may vary. Please check RMT program handbook.  
All deferral requests are subject to space availability in the requested intake/term.
For Langara Student Union Fees and U-pass, please contact your Program Coordinator.

 

Deferral and/or Refund Request Process for Subsequent Semesters:

To request a deferral or refund, complete the Continuing Studies Refund/Deferral Form or contact your Program Coordinator.

 

Subsequent Semester – Refund/Deferral dates and deadlines

January to April 2022

December 1, 2021

Last day to change session start date and carry forward (defer) full tuition or request a refund less commitment fee of $1,500.

December 2, 2021

First day to charge commitment fee if you withdraw/change session date.

January 5, 2022

Last day to charge commitment fee if you withdraw/change session date.

January 6, 2022

Semester Start.

No refund/deferral permitted.

May to August 2022

April 1, 2022

Last day to change session start date and carry forward (defer) full tuition or request a refund less commitment fee of $1,500.

April 2, 2022

First day to charge commitment fee if you withdraw/change session date.

May 8, 2022

Last day to charge commitment fee if you withdraw/change session date.

May 9, 2022

Semester Start.

No refund/deferral permitted.

September to December 2022

August 1, 2022

Last day to change session start date and carry forward (defer) full tuition or request a refund less commitment fee of $1,500.

August 2, 2022

First day to charge commitment fee if you withdraw/change session date.

September 5, 2022

Last day to charge commitment fee if you withdraw/change session date.

September 6, 2022

Semester Start.

No refund/deferral permitted.

Policies are subject to change without notice. All fees are in Canadian dollars.

 

Continuing Studies Full-Time Program Refund Policy – FAQs

Fee Questions

Commitment fees are the payments required to secure your seat in the program and for subsequent semesters. The first term commitment fee can be found on your Offer of Admission. For subsequent semesters, the commitment fee is $1,500. Commitment fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Fees paid that indicate non-refundable and non-transferable cannot be refunded. In event of an approved deferral, the non-refundable and non-transferable fee will be moved forward to the intake deferred and must stay within the same program.

Refund & Deferral Questions

For the first semester:

The commitment fee is non-refundable and non-transferable for the first semester.

 

The only exception is in the event of study permit refusal for the intake applied. For refunds based on a study permit refusal, you must supply your study permit refusal letter, screen capture of your study permit application from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada online portal as proof that your study permit application process began within 45 business days from the Letter of Acceptance issue date along with the Continuing Studies Refund/Deferral form to the Program Coordinator.

 

For subsequent semesters:

To request a refund minus the commitment fee submit the Continuing Studies Refund/Deferral form before the semester start date to the Program Coordinator. Once the semester begins, refunds are not permitted.  

 

For the first semester:

To request a deferral, submit the Continuing Studies Refund/Deferral form to the Program Coordinator no later than the first day, three (3) months prior to the semester start date. The commitment fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

For international students, you must also supply a screen capture of your study permit application from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada online portal as proof that your study permit application process began within 45 business days from the Letter of Acceptance issue date and a copy of approved study permit. Deferrals are not permitted for study permit refusals. 

 

For subsequent semesters:

To request a deferral, submit the Continuing Studies Refund/Deferral form to the Program Coordinator. The commitment fee is non-refundable but can be moved forward if the request is received no later than the first day of the month prior to the semester start date.

 

To request a refund minus the commitment fee, submit the Continuing Studies Refund/Deferral form before the semester start date to the Program Coordinator. Once the semester begins, refunds are not permitted. 

 

All deferral requests are subject to space availability in the request intake/term.

 

You can defer up to one year from the intake in which you first applied and are limited to the number of intakes offered by the program within the year. For example, if the program only has two intakes per year, you are limited to two deferrals within the one-year time limit.

 

You will not be required to meet the new admission requirements of the program should admission requirements change during the one-year limit.

 

If you are interested in continuing with the program, you may re-apply by meeting all the current admission requirements and submitting a new application. Please contact the Program Coordinator for program application deadlines. If admitted, the commitment fee will be moved forward with the new application. In the event of tuition increases, you would be required to cover the difference. 

 

If re-application is not an option for you, the first term commitment fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

For extenuating circumstances you can begin the appeal process by submitting the Continuing Studies Refund/Deferral Appeal form to the Program Coordinator along with supporting documents. The request will be reviewed by the Continuing Studies Appeals Committee.  Once the committee has reached a decision, the decision is final.

Study Permit Questions

You can request a deferral by submitting the Continuing Studies Refund/Deferral Form to the Program Coordinator along with a screen capture of your study permit application from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada online portal as proof that your study permit application process began within 45 business days from the Letter of Acceptance issue date. This request must be received no later than the first day of the month prior to semester start date (eg. September intake must submit no later than August 1).

You will be entitled to a refund.  You will not be eligible for a deferral for study permit refusals. Please contact your Program Coordinator to begin the refund process. You will need to supply a copy of your study permit refusal letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada along with the Continuing Studies Refund/Deferral form.

 

If re-application is an option for you, please contact your Program Coordinator to begin this process.

A fee of $100 is assessed each time an updated Letter of Acceptance (LOA) is issued.  Once you have submitted a deferral request either through the regular process or appeal program and if approved, you will need to pay the fee for the LOA to be issued by following the below steps:

  • Go to the Fee Payment Portal
  • Complete the Request for Updated LOA for Deferral form and submit it with payment

Other FAQs

In the event of program cancellation, the refund and/or deferral process and options will be provided by the Program Coordinator and the department.