Payment, Withdrawals and Refunds

International applicants who have paid their tuition deposit and accepted an offer and registered for a program at NIC are subject to the International Tuition, Fees and Refunds Policy.

International students are expected to study full-time (a minimum of 3 courses for credit). Registration in fewer courses requires the permission of the Manager of Operations, Office of Global Engagement.

A tuition deposit (the amount indicated on your Letter of Invitation) is non-refundable. Any excess in tuition or fees paid (i.e. a credit balance) are refundable. Students must submit a request in writing for a refund to irefunds@nic.bc.ca of a credit balance.

Tuition Fee Payment Schedule

New Students

Tuition deposit is due no later than 30 days from the date on the Letter of Invitation. North Island College can only guarantee a seat in your designated program for 30 days.

Continuing Students

Tuition and fees must be paid according to due dates posted on the academic schedules and deadlines for each semester. If full fees are not paid by the deadline date, a $300 penalty will be charged.

Refund Policy

Please see Policy #4-18, International Tuition, Fees and Refunds for full policy details and information. Tuition deposits are non-refundable. Exceptions to this policy include:

  1. Study Permit Denied:

    A refund request may be processed when a student submits to North Island College a copy of the letter from Canada Immigration denying their study permit. The letter from Canada Immigration must be submitted to irefunds@nic.bc.ca within 90 days of the date on the denial letter. PLEASE NOTE: North Island College assumes study permit applications include authentic documentation. No refund will be processed if a study permit is denied due to lack of document authenticity or is labelled as fraud. Refunds may take up to 8 weeks to process.

  2. Exceptional Circumstances:

    Applicants/students may be considered for a refund in exceptional circumstances only. Requests for a proportional refund may be approved at the discretion of the Executive Director, Office of Global Engagement upon receipt of a written request outlining the specific circumstances with documentation. The approval or rejection of a request for a refund will be determined based on the rationale provided in the submission.

Please note, non-refundable fees include (in Canadian dollars):

  • application fee $100
  • funds withheld from refund amount; refund processing fee $200

All requests and supporting documentation for refunds should be sent to irefunds@nic.bc.ca.

Refunds may take 6-8 weeks to process.

Please note tuition deposits are not transferrable to other institutions or another individual. International student who has been removed from the College due to student misconduct (academic or non-academic) will not receive a refund.