Refund & Withdrawal Process
The following policy applies to all new and returning international students who have paid fees to Lambton College.
There are two scenarios in which Lambton College will provide a partial refund of paid fees:
- The student has been denied a visa to study in Canada; or
- The student has chosen to withdraw.
Lambton College will provide a refund of paid fees - less a $250 CAD processing fee and any non-refundable etextbook charges - if the student is denied a visa to study in Canada. The student must provide an authentic visa denial letter issued by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Transcripts cannot be provided for terms in whihc a student has received a refund.
Refund requests must be submitted to email@example.com within 10 business days of receiving the visa denial letter from IRCC.
Students are eligible to receive a partial refund of paid fees if they choose to withdraw prior to the start or within the first 10 days of the term (see withdrawal deadline by term.) Students will be charged an administrative fee that is calculated in accordance with the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) refund policy.
Transferring from Another Institution
If a student is transferring to another institution, refund request must be accompanied by a valid letter of acceptance to that institution indicating the start date and level of study. A partial refund of paid tuition (less the administrative fees) will be processed only if attending an approved Designated Learning Institution (DLI) for the same term as accepted to attend at Lambton College. The program level of study must be the same or higher than the one accepted to attend at Lambton College e.g. post-graduate to post-graduate, undergraduate to post-graduate.)
Transferring to Institutions in Quebec
If the student is accepted to an educational institution in Quebec, refund requests must be accompanied by a Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ.) Failure to province this CAQ document before the withdrawal deadline will result in the denial of the withdrawal request and no refund will be issued. The CAQ must accompany the Quebec institution's letter of acceptance.
If the student is returning to their home country, refund requests must be accompanied by the student's flight ticket and passport re-entry stamp.
To maintain partial refund eligibility when withdrawing from a given term, refund requests must be submitted on or before the dates listed below:
- Winter Term (January)
- January 19, 2024
- Spring Term (May)
- May 17, 2024
- Fall Term
- September 16, 2024
Students in subsequent terms (2, 3, or 4) who choose to withdraw are also subject to the administrative fees and withdrawal deadline as described in this policy.
Lambton College does not approve deferrals. We have limited seats in each program and admissions often close several intakes in advance. Students are expected to register for the intakes in which their seat is confirmed; or, they may withdraw their admission according to this policy.
In compliance with Canada's Anti-Money Laundering policies, fees will be returned to the account from which the funds were originally paid.
Fees paid through:
- Flywire will be returned through their portal to the account from which the funds were originally paid.
- Western Union Global Pay will be returned through their portal to the account from which the funds were originally paid.
- A Canadian bank will be returned to the account from which the funds were originally paid.
Refund Processing Times
Appropriate and warranted refunds will be processed within nine weeks from the date Lambton College has received all documentation required to support the request.
The administrative fee is calculated in accordance with provincial regulations and is based on the following formula: (International Tuition/Domestic Tuition) X 500.
The current administrative fee for each program is listed below:
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