Continuing Education

Fees, Refunds & Withdrawals

Fee Information

Tuition fee

Tuition fees are subject to review on an annual basis. Tuition fees are not transferable from one semester to another. Many courses and seminars offered through Continuing Education are subject to HST.

Administrative fee

Continuing Education students enrolled in courses and programs pay an administrative fee of $0.48 per student credit hour to a maximum of $23.04. If the college cancels a course, the full administrative fee will be refunded.

Continuing Education graduation/alumni fee

This fee of $42.60 per program covers all services related to graduation, convocation and the Alumni Association.

CSI Association fee

Continuing Education students enrolled in category 1 post-secondary program course(s) will be charged a CSI Association fee at: $0.45 per hour to a maximum of $20 per course.

Resources enhancement fee

Continuing Education students pay a fee which is used to enhance and upgrade the equipment and facilities for all Continuing Education students at the college. A fee of $0.51 per student credit hour is charged to a maximum of $24.48 per course.

Student priority fee

This fee funds services, projects and initiatives of direct benefit to students. The priorities are set jointly by the college and Conestoga Student Incorporated (CSI). The fee applies to courses that are part of certificate/diploma/ degree programs as well as general education electives. Fees are charged at 24¢ per credit hour to a maximum of $11.52 per course.

Senior discount

Part-time students, age 60 or over, may take courses for a reduced tuition fee. This discount applies to tuition fees (does not apply to supplies, equipment, tuition fees for seminars and tuition fees for some specialty courses). Please contact the registrar's office, 519-748-5220, ext. 3656, to confirm your tuition fee discount.

Course transfer fee

A $25 course transfer fee will be charged to students requesting to change courses in which they are registered in the refund period/registration deadline for the course. The fee must be paid at the time the transfer is requested. If the request is made by telephone, students must supply their credit card information as payment. If the request is made in person, payment will be accepted by debit, cheque or credit card.

Returned cheques

A fee of $30 will be charged for each cheque returned to us by your bank, due to insufficient funds, stopped payment, incorrect account number, etc.

Post-dated cheques

Do not submit post-dated cheques. Your application and cheque may be returned to you.

Credit card transactions

If your credit card transaction is declined your registration cannot be processed.

Refunds

If the college decides a course cannot be delivered, the full amount of fees paid will be refunded if the student is registered at time of cancellation. A refund cheque will be issued and mailed for any type of payment. Refunds require approximately four weeks for processing.

Course cancellations

The college reserves the right to cancel, postpone, reschedule or combine classes and to limit registration or change instructors. If your course is cancelled, you may either transfer to another campus or course, or receive a full refund. Full refunds are issued only to students who are registered at the time of cancellation. Every effort will be made to inform you at home or at work before the start date if your course is cancelled, postponed or changed.

Note: Refunds under $5 are issued only upon request.

Withdrawals / Dropping a Course

If you wish to withdraw from a course after the start date, you can do so in the Student Portal or by contacting the registrar's office. If you withdraw from a course within the time period specified in the Refund Policy, a fee of $25 will be charged.

A mark of W (withdrawal) will be assigned if withdrawal is prior to 67 per cent of course completion. A mark of F (academic penalty) will be assigned if withdrawal is after 67 per cent of completion. Failure to attend does not constitute a withdrawal.

To withdraw and request a refund from a course, you must notify the registrar's office within the time period specified in the refund policy on the confirmation of registration. Your student identification number is required.

Exceptions to the refund policy cannot be made for students who register late in a course. After the start of the first class, refunds for supplies and/or association fees may not be issued.