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Fee and Refund Policy for Full-Time Programs

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are established for each program, and are available on the program’s page on this website. If you are not sure what the tuition is, contact the Admissions Office at (902) 629-4217 or 1-800-446-5265.

Fees may be paid in cash; by debit card, cheque, or money order; or through online/telephone banking at most major Canadian banks.

Bank payments can take up to three days to be received by the college. However, we consider the payment received the day you make the payment.

If your student loan will not be received by the due date in the finance office, you can request an extension on the due date at the Admissions Office.

When Your Tuition is Due

  • Holland College programs run on a year-based, not a semester-based, system. Tuition for the first year is owed in full at the beginning of the program. For convenience, students are expected to pay 60% of tuition and lab fees on the first day of registration and 40% on the first day of the second half of the program.
  • any tuition of $1,000 or less is payable in full upon the day of registration.
  • all overdue accounts are subject to interest charges.
  • the college reserves the right to cancel the registrations of students who fail to pay their fees.

Students with overdue accounts are not be eligible to:

  • register for any other program offered by the college.
  • participate in on the job training activities.
  • participate in any graduation or other recognition ceremonies.
  • receive a diploma, certificate, transcript or any other official student record.

Refund Policy

Application Fees

Non-refundable and must be submitted with the application.

Confirmation Fees

When applicants are accepted to a program they must forward a confirmation fee in order to confirm their attendance and hold their seat. The confirmation fee is credited toward the tuition cost. Domestic applicants who officially notify the College of the decision to cancel their seat in a program prior to program commencement are eligible for a refund of the confirmation fee as follows:

  • Fifty percent (50%) of the confirmation fee will be refunded up to thirty (30) days prior to the
    registration date of the program.
  • Twenty-five percent (25%) of the confirmation fee will be refunded up to the last working day
    prior to registration day.
  • Students accepted less than 30 days prior to the registration date of the program will be eligible
    for a refund of 50% of the confirmation fee, to the end of the last working day prior to registration day.
  • No refund of the confirmation fee will be granted on or after the registration day.

Tuition Fees
Certain programs at Holland College are offered on a program year basis, not a semester system. A listing of those programs offered on a program basis and those on a course basis is found here.
A full time student is defined as anyone who is taking at least 60% of a full course load for programs offered on a program basis, or a minimum of three courses taken over a full semester for programs offered on a course basis.

For programs offered on a program basis, tuition in full is due from the commencement of the program. For convenience, students are expected to pay sixty percent (60%) of tuition/lab fees on the first day of registration and forty percent (40%) on the first day of the second half of the program. If a student chooses not to return any time after sixty (60) calendar days from the commencement of the program, the student is responsible for the full year program fees.

For programs offered on a course basis, tuition is based on the number of enrolled courses taken each semester,and tuition in full is due before the start of each semester. All other fees are due and payable upon program commencement. These include student union dues and other
amounts which may be applicable to certain programs.
When a student loan application is in process, an extension for payment of fees may be granted, upon request, by the student for up to four weeks.

All overdue accounts are subject to interest charges and a late payment fee of $50.

Tuition Refunds
Program-Based Offerings:
Refunds to students will be granted under the following conditions:

  •  A student exits the program within sixty (60) calendar days after the day of commencement of the program.
  • A student changes status (i.e. full-time to part-time or change in start or exit date) within sixty (60) calendar days after the day of commencement of the program.
  • A student who has been accepted into a program on a probationary basis exits within the probationary period.
  • A student exits for health reasons and supplies a medical certificate.

The amount of the refund will be determined as follows:

  • Any part of the calendar month attended or registered by a student constitutes a full month. Refunds will be made for complete months only.
  • The tuition and fees refund will be based on time subsequent to the student exiting the program; pro-rated over the duration of the course.
  • A refund of other items, if applicable, less costs already incurred by the College on behalf of the student.
  • A student who is dismissed from a program will not be eligible for a refund.

Course-Based Offerings:
Refunds to students will be granted under the following conditions:

  • If a student exits a course within ten (10) business days of the course start date, the student will receive a full refund for the course less an administrative fee of $50 per course.
  • If a student exits a course after ten (10) business days of the course start date, but before 20 business days of the course start date, the student will receive a fifty percent (50%) refund for the course.
  • If a student exits a course after 20 business days from the course start date, the student will receive no refund for the course.

International Students

  • The application fee of $100 is non-refundable.
  • When applicants are accepted to a program they must forward, within three weeks from the date of the acceptance letter, a confirmation fee of $500 (CAD) in order to confirm their attendance and hold their seat. The confirmation fee is credited toward tuition costs. Applicants who are unable to obtain a Study Permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will have 100% of their confirmation fee refunded after they provide Holland College with a copy of the letter of refusal from CIC. Students who obtain a study permit but choose not to attend Holland College will not be refunded their confirmation fee.
  • International students may pay through StudentPay, available through Western Union, if they do not have a Canadian bank account for online or telephone banking. StudentPay Access & Usage instructions

All refunds must be approved by the Chief Financial Officer or a designated authority.

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