Full-time Students - International
Students who are admitted to the University of Winnipeg, Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (“UWPACE”) are expected to register in the program to which they were admitted and to complete the same for which they have paid tuition. The UWPACE recognizes, however, that there are some unforeseen circumstances in which a student may be required to withdraw (leave UWPACE).
Students are responsible for notifying the UWPACE registration desk in writing by submitting a completed REQUEST FOR VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL FROM A FULL-TIME PROGRAM form when withdrawing from their program of study. Withdrawals are assessed based according to the program start and the withdrawal dates.
Please note that the University determines eligibility for refund based on the date that the PACE Registration Office receives a completed REQUEST FOR VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL FROM A FULL-TIME PROGRAM form from the student. Refund percentages are based on the total tuition assessment for a full-time program and reflect the credit that would be applied against your current account. Depending on your payment status this could result in either a final tuition balance owing or a refundable tuition credit on your account.
If you miss the deadline for withdrawal, you are not eligible to receive a refund. However, if your withdrawal request is due to a serious medical or family emergency outside of your control, you should indicate the nature of the special circumstance on your request for VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL FROM A FULL-TIME PROGRAM form to be taken into consideration by the Manager of the program. Official documentation, such as a doctor’s certificate, is required to substantiate all claims of this nature and must be attached at the time of REQUEST FOR VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL FROM A FULL-TIME PROGRAM form submission.
See following schedule for International Student tuition refunds:
- Prior to Program start date - refund of any fees paid less $1500 ($1000 Non-refundable deposit + $500 Admin fee)
- Days 1-15 – 75% of tuition will be refunded
- Days 16-30 -50% of tuition will be refunded
- Days 31 + - No refunds
Study Visa not approved
If your application for Study Permit is denied by the Government of Canada, you may receive a refund of any fees paid less a $500 Administrative fee. A copy of documentation of visa denial from the Canadian Government must be provided and attached to the form: REQUEST FOR VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL FROM A FULL-TIME PROGRAM.
Important: The University may be required to provide the federal and provincial governments, information related to attendance and/or proof of progress in a program for all international students. Such information sharing shall comply with applicable privacy legislation requirements. Any change in study status (e.g., you are no longer studying at the university due to financial arrears) may be updated with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) as per the requirements of the International Student Program.
Non-refundable Transfer Policy For Individual Course Withdrawal within a Full-time Program
A non-refundable transfer letter may be requested when circumstances such as a serious medical or family emergency outside of your control results in an individual course withdrawal. The REQUEST FOR VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL FROM INDIVIDUAL COURSE WITHIN A FULL-TIME PROGRAM form must be submitted to the UWPACE Registration Office no more than five (5) working days after such an event. Official documentation, such as a doctor’s certificate, is required to substantiate all claims of this nature.
Non-refundable transfer letters are subject to some registration conditions. Textbook purchases for subsequent courses are the student's responsibility.
Transferring paid tuition to another Canadian Institution
PACE will charge a separate administrative fee of $500 to transfer student refunds to another Canadian Institution in addition to any other refund related administrative charges.