Refund Policy - Special Circumstances (September 2021)
Ontario is on the Designated Learning Institution (DLI) list to accept international students. YRDSB is on the list of approved boards open to receive international students.
Due to ongoing uncertainty directly related to COVID-19, we would like to provide new international students, starting the September 2021 semester, with planning options.
Option 1: Postpone/Defer Admission to YRDSB
- New Students to YRDSB - You may defer enrolment to February 2022. The deadline to defer enrolment is August 7, 2021. You do not need to reapply, and placement in the school identified in the Letter of Acceptance is guaranteed. A written request to email@example.com, or the Admissions Officer handling your case is required before this date.
- Returning students to YRDSB - You may defer enrolment to February 2022. The deadline to defer enrolment is July 2, 2021. A written request to firstname.lastname@example.org before this date.
Option 2: Refund of Fees
- New Students to YRDSB -A refund must be requested before August 7, 2021 (less applicable fees). Please complete the Refund Form and return it to email@example.com before this date. Refund requests will be reviewed and considered after the deadline.
- Returning students to YRDSB - A refund must be requested before July 2, 2021 (less applicable fees). Please complete the Refund Form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org before this date. Refund requests will be reviewed and considered after the deadline.
Please note (updated July 28):
- If a study permit is refused while the student is studying remotely from their home country, fees will not be refunded.
- If remote learning is eliminated, and all learning becomes in-person, face-to-face, the student must arrive in Canada as soon as possible to continue their learning. Fees will not be refunded if the student does not enter Canada.
- Students studying remotely will be registered for school – conditionally – and must (arrive in Canada and) provide original documents within 60 days from the school start date. If these are not produced, within this timeframe, the students will be withdrawn and not eligible for a refund.
Please note: Transferring to another school board or private school does not qualify for a refund as this is considered a voluntary withdrawal from the YRDSB program.
Study Permit Refusal
A refund is issued only if a student is refused a Study Permit by Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC). In this case, the student must submit the following documentation within 30 days from the issue date of the original refusal letter from IRCC:
- a written refund request signed by the parent(s)
- a copy of the original letter of refusal received from IRCC
- an administration fee of $500 will be deducted from each refund request
No refund will be issued if the student fails to submit any of the above within 30 days from the issue date of the original refusal letter from IRCC.
Immigration status change does not apply to students whose parents obtain work permit or study permit after the commencement of the student’s program at YRDSB.
Eligible requests for refund resulting from immigration status change of students will NOT be considered if received after October 15 for Semester 1 or March 15 for Semester 2.
An administration fee of $500 will be deducted from each refund request.
No refunds will be issued in the following circumstances:
- the student withdraws for any reason after an YRDSB official Letter of Acceptance is issued
- the study permit is denied by IRCC due to missing documents or incomplete paperwork
- the student is found in violation of YRDSB policies or the Student Code of Behaviour and is asked to withdraw from school
- false medical information is given and/or pertinent medical conditions are not disclosed
- no partial refund will be issued in the case of late arrival
Approved refunds are subject to an administrative fee. The registration fee is non-refundable in all cases.