Strike Tuition Refund/Withdrawal

For those students who have determined that they cannot complete the fall 2017 semester due to strike related reasons, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development has approved a Strike Tuition Refund Policy.

Students withdrawing from their fall 2017 program as a result of the strike are eligible for a full tuition refund provided the request is received by Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

The full refund includes the $500 tuition deposit and is available to full-time and part-time College students, including international students, withdrawing from programs or courses that were affected by the academic strike.

In addition, Niagara College has opted to provide a full refund of compulsory ancillary fees with the exception of international and domestic health insurance, UPASS, and College Student Alliance fees.  Program specific fees are not eligible for refund.

Who is eligible?

  • Full-time and part-time domestic and international students are eligible
  • Program withdrawal request completed by the end of the day, Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

What is excluded?

  • Program withdrawals prior to October 16 (the start date of the strike) or after December 5th (deadline to submit for a refund) are ineligible for a full tuition refund.

What is the application process?

Eligibility for the Fall 2017 Strike Related Tuition Refund requires program withdrawal using the withdrawal form from Enrolment Services including reference to strike related reasons for withdrawal accompanied by a student signature.  Applications to withdraw should be submitted to Enrolment Services (L24 Welland Campus or W107 at Niagara-on-the-Lake). International students should see Niagara International.

To be considered for a full refund, a student must:

  1. withdraw from fall 2017 program;
  2. indicate reason for withdrawal as strike related on the withdrawal form; and
  3. complete the request by the end of the day, Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

Students looking to withdraw are strongly encouraged to speak with Enrolment Services or International staff on the potential impacts of withdrawal on academic progression, OSAP, sponsorships, and/or immigration.