Algoma University
Refund Policy

Refunds of fees are calculated based on the refund schedule and the effective date of withdrawal.

The refund schedule was established keeping in mind costs committed on the student’s behalf before classes began, and throughout the semester.

It is the student’s responsibility to familiarize themselves with the financial regulations of the university. This includes payment of fees, schedule of fees and refund policies.

If students officially withdraw on or before the 14th day of the term, the tuition fee paid will be refunded, less the $200 non-refundable tuition deposit ($100 for Spring/Summer term).  Ancillary fees are non-refundable after the first day of the term.

  • 21 Spring and Spring First Term : Last day for tuition refund:  May 24th, 2021
  • 21 Spring Second Term:  Last day for tuition refund:  July 7th, 2021
  • 21 Fall:  Last day for tuition refund:  September 22nd, 2021
  • 22 Winter:  Last day for tuition refund:  January 24th, 2022

International students must be in possession of a visa refusal for a refund request to be considered by the University. If you have already received a visa approval but wish to apply for a refund before the start of your program, you must provide proof from the IRCC that your visa has been returned to the embassy to be considered.


General Refund Policy (Semester One): A refund of tuition and student fees paid (less a $300 CAD processing fee) will be issued if a copy of a visa refusal letter issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is provided to Algoma University. 

  • Processing times for Semester One refunds vary, but you can expect a minimum of 8–12 weeks from the date that Algoma University receives all information required to process the refund.


General Refund Policy (Subsequent Terms): One thousand dollars ($1,000 CAD) of second term tuition is classified as non-refundable and automatically withheld/forfeited to Algoma University. 

  • Upon withdrawal, the amount of any refund owing will take this condition into account and the refund will be calculated according to the deadline date by which the withdrawal form has been received by the Office of the Registrar.
  • The refund calculation will also include a $300 processing fee for payments made outside of Canada and any associated reductions based on any remaining outstanding fees.


No refunds are given for withdrawals after the last date to withdraw from courses as per the Academic Calendar, unless a visa refusal is provided (see Important Dates delow).


Important Dates

  • 21 Spring – Deadline to defer an offer of admission without a visa decision: May 18th
  • 21 Spring – Deadline to withdraw from courses with a visa refusal: July 9th, 2021
  • 21 Spring and Spring First Term: Last day for tuition refund: May 24th, 2021
  • 21 Spring Second Term:  Last day for tuition refund: July 7th, 2021
  • 21 Fall:  Last day for tuition refund:  September 22nd, 2021
  • 22 Winter:  Last day for tuition refund:  January 24th, 2022
How to Request a Refund

NOTE:  It is the responsibility of the student to initiate the process of receiving an eligible refund.  Students who have credit balances on account as a result of an award issued must email to request a refund.  Students who are fully sponsored with award(s) on account must email to request a refund.

International students with a credit balance on account as a result of excess payment will have the credit balance held for future terms of study OR can request a refund after the commencement of his/her final term of study.  Refunds will be issued in the manner in which payment was received. 

International students who have already paid term fees and have been issued an award can request payment of the award by emailing

* If you are an international student who is requesting a refund at any point in your studies due to a visa refusal, and you have applied with the help of an agent or consultant, your request must be submitted to Student Accounts by your agent on your behalf.


21 Spring Condensed Course Refund Schedule
CourseStart DateFinal DateLast day for 100% Refund
CESD3906AJune 3rdJune 11thJune 4th
CESD4906AJune 3rdJune 11thJune 4th
CESD3906VJune 3rdJune 11thJune 4th
CESD4906VJune 3rdJune 11thJune 4th
COSC1046TMay 10thMay 28thMay 14th
COSC1047TMay 31stJune 18thJune 4th
COSC2006TJune 21stJuly 9thJune 25th
COSC2007TJuly 12thJuly 30thJuly 16th
COSC2406TJune 22ndJuly 29thJuly 2nd
GEOG2196May 10thMay 14thMay 11th
GEOG3996May 31stJune 4thJune 1st
ITEC2706AJuly 12thJuly 30thJuly 16th
MATH1056TMay 11thJune 17thMay 21st