Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Payment Deadlines, Reinstatement, Refunds & Fee Deferrals

 Payment Deadlines

The balance of fees owing are due by the following dates:

  • Fall semester:
    • Canadian/permanent residents: Sept. 1, 2017
    • International students: Deposit due upon registration. Balance of fees Sept. 1, 2017
  • Winter semester:
    • Canadian/permanent residents: Jan. 5, 2018
    • International students: Deposit Dec. 1, 2017. Balance of fees Jan. 5, 2018
  • Summer semester:
    • Canadian/permanent residents:
      Session 1 and 3: Apr. 28, 2017
      Session 2: Jun. 16, 2017
    • International students: Deposit due upon registration. Balance of fees due May 4, 2017 for session 1 and 3, and June 22, 2017 for session 2.
Trade foundation and apprenticeship program
  • Trade foundation fees: Fees are due in full on or before the first day of classes.
  • Apprenticeship programs: Fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Students whose fees have not been paid in full, or who do not have a fee deferral by the payment deadline, may have their registration cancelled and their space made available to students in the following order of priority: a) wait-listed students b) new registrants from the late applicant group.

 Reinstatement

Students may be deleted from courses if payment is not received in full by the fee payment deadline. Reinstatement into courses can occur only between the reinstatement dates outlined below upon payment of all outstanding fees and a $168.85 reinstatement fee. The student must then advise the Registrar's Office of the payment and courses will be reinstated.

Reinstatement period
  • Fall semester: Last day for reinstatement is Nov. 30.
  • Winter semester: Last day for reinstatement is Apr. 1.
 Refunds

Refunds must be requested through the Registrar's Office before a refund is processed.

Receiving a tuition refund

It will take approximately 4 to 6 weeks to process upon submission of your request. You will receive a cheque in the mail, as we are unable to directly reverse charges to your credit card.

Canadian citizens/permanent residents

Undergraduate and graduate studies programs
  1. Fall semester withdrawal before Aug. 1 will be subject to a 100 percent refund of fees paid. Programs that require a $500 commitment fee will receive a refund less $300 of the commitment fee.
  2. Fall semester withdrawal from Aug. 1 until the end of the second week of instruction will be subject to a 100 percent refund of fees less the tuition deposit/commitment fee.
  3. Winter semester withdrawal before Dec. 1 will be subject to a 100 percent refund of fees paid for the winter semester.
  4. Withdrawal from Dec. 1 until the end of the second week of instruction for the winter semester will be subject to a 100 percent refund of fees less the $300 tuition deposit, if applicable.
  5. Withdrawal after the end of the second week of instruction in fall or winter — no refund.
Trades and apprenticeship programs
Trade foundation programs
  1. Withdrawal a minimum of 30 days prior to the start of the program will result in a $200 partial refund of the $500 commitment fee paid.
  2. If the withdrawal takes place less than 30 days before the start of the program, no portion of the commitment fee will be refunded.
  3. If the withdrawal takes place within 14 days of the start of the program, a full refund of fees less the $500 commitment fee will be provided.
  4. If the withdrawal takes place after 14 days into a seven-month or less program — no refund.
  5. If the withdrawal takes place after 14 days into an eight-month or longer program, no refund of fees for the first term will be provided.
Apprenticeship programs
  1. Withdrawal a minimum of 30 days prior to the start of class will result in a full refund.
  2. If the withdrawal takes place less than 30 days before the start of class or after the start of class — no refund.

International students

  • Withdraw prior to the start of instruction will receive a 50 percent refund of tuition and general fees invoiced.
  • Withdraw in the first or second week of instruction will receive a 25 percent refund of tuition and general fees invoiced.
  • Withdraw after the second week of instruction will receive no refund of tuition and general fees.

Students who are not able to obtain a student permit prior to arriving at TRU will be entitled to a refund of tuition and general fees invoiced less a $200 (CDN) administration fee. Students must notify TRU in writing and provide documentation prior to the start of the semester (the original letter from the Canadian embassy stating the reasons the visa was denied is required — no photocopies or faxes are accepted). Total non-refundable including application fee of $100 is $300 (CDN).

Students who wish to defer the start of their first semester of study to a future semester may do so only twice and up to a maximum of one calendar year (e.g., if accepted to the fall semester, you may defer until the next fall semester but not beyond). Once the deferral has expired, students will receive a 50 percent refund of tuition and general fees invoiced and will need to re-apply if they wish to commence studies at a later date. Deferral must be requested in writing and sent to iapply@tru.ca prior to the start of the semester. Once instruction begins the above policies apply.

 Fee Deferrals

Applies to domestic students only.

Student Awards and Financial Support is responsible for the approval of fee deferrals.

Students who:

  1. Cannot pay the balance of their fees by the deadline dates
  2. Who have been approved for full-time student loans through StudentAid BC prior to the start of classes, and
  3. Have a loan amount greater than their total fees owing

... will have their fees deferred automatically.

Students who can provide proof of funding from a province other than BC may also be granted a fee deferral.

Where fees are deferred for students on semester programs, the schedule of payment is as follows:

Students applying for student loans are strongly encouraged to apply two months in advance of their fee payment/fee deferral deadline.

Semester Full balance deadline
Fall Sep. 18
Winter Jan. 15 (eight- and nine-month programs)