Trinity Western University

Undergraduate Tuition and Student Fees

Refunds for Full Withdrawal from the Semester

Any student who, after registration, finds it necessary to withdraw from the University should request a withdrawal form at the Student Life Office located in the Reimer Student Centre and obtain signed approvals and releases from various departments as indicated. The refund calculation applies to all students regardless of the amount of tuition paid or semester hours registered. The date on which the completed form is submitted to the Student Life Office is used by the Office of the Registrar to calculate refunds of tuition and residence fees.

  1. Tuition Fees: Between first payment date (the first Friday in August for the fall semester and the first Friday in December for the spring semester) and course add/drop deadline (two weeks from the first day of classes for the semester), a full refund of tuition charges less a $200* enrolment withdrawal fee will be granted. During the third week of the semester, a 70 per cent refund will be granted, with further refunds decreasing by intervals of 10 per cent per week and no refund after the sixth week.

    *Note: If the Office of the Registrar has provided a Confirmation of Registration Letter, the withdrawal fee is $1,000.

  2. Resident Fees: Refunds for resident rooms are calculated on the same basis as refunds for tuition fees. During the first two weeks of the semester a full refund of the room portion will be granted, less a $200 resident withdrawal fee. During the third week of the semester, a 75 per cent refund will be granted, with further refunds decreasing by intervals of 10 per cent per week and no refund after the sixth week. A refund of the board portion of the room and board fee is possible. The refund will be the remaining unused meal plan value, less the tax on the food purchased, less a $100 administration fee. No refund of any unused meal plan will be granted after the sixth week.

    Note: Calculations depend upon the date the Student Life Office receives the withdrawal form.

  3. Cheque Request: Students can request a cheque from their student account (if they have extra money in their account) by completing a cheque request form in the Office of the Registrar.

    Note: If a refund is $15 or less, the student will not be issued a refund cheque. Students can pick up a cash refund from the Office of the Registrar. Credit balances of $15 or less on non-current student accounts are cleared after 12 months and made available to the Financial Aid Office for use as an award to students with financial need.

  4. Security Deposit Refunds: A student’s $100 security deposit is refunded once a student is no longer enrolled in courses at the University. Security deposit refunds are processed once a year during the summer months and are mailed to the student’s legal home permanent address. There are no cash refunds on security deposits.

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