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Tuition Policy for Domestic Students - FAQs

The following information applies to Domestic Students enrolled in full-time post-secondary programs. If you are an International Student, please see the International Students section.


    Initial Deposit

  1. What is the amount of my initial deposit?
  2. Does the initial deposit count towards my tuition fees?
  3. When will my initial deposit be due?
  4. Do I need to pay a deposit prior to each term?
  5. I'm applying for OSAP funding. Do I need to pay an initial deposit?
  6. I'm applying for Second Career funding. Do I need to pay an initial deposit?
  7. I'm a part-time student. Do I need to pay an initial deposit?
  8. What if I usually pay the full amount of my tuition fees?
  9. Tuition Fees, Payment Methods, and Due Dates

  10. Where can I find the total amount of tuition fees for the semester?
  11. Where can I find an exact breakdown of my tuition fees?
  12. What are my payment due dates?
  13. I'm a late applicant. What will my payment due date be?
  14. What happens if I don't make a payment by the due date?
  15. How do I make a payment?
  16. How can I confirm that the College has received my payment?
  17. Ancillary Fees and Opting Out

  18. How do I opt out of non-essential ancillary fees?
  19. How do I opt out from the Student Health and Dental Insurance Plan?
  20. Withdrawals and Refunds

  21. How do I withdraw from my program?
  22. What is the last day to withdraw from my program?
  23. I need to withdraw from my program. Will I get a refund?
  24. Under what circumstances is the $500 deposit refundable?
  25. How and when will I receive my refund?
  26. Sponsored Students and Scholarship Recipients

  27. I am being sponsored or I have a scholarship. Do I need to pay the deposit?
  28. What if my education is being funded through Canadian Scholarship Trust Plan, CPP, RESP, or USC?
  29. International Students

  30. I am an international student. Does the above information apply to me?
  31. I am an international student. Where can I find more information about tuition?



    Initial Deposit

  1. What is the amount of my initial deposit?
  2. The initial deposit is $500.00, non-refundable.

  3. Does the initial deposit count towards my tuition fees?
  4. Yes, the deposit counts towards your tuition fees. It is not an additional charge.

  5. When will my initial deposit be due?
  6. Your initial deposit will be due prior to your first term of attendance each academic year:

    Deposit Due Dates:
    Term Deposit Due Date
    Spring/Summer 2019 March 4, 2019
    Fall 2019 June 17, 2019
    Winter 2020 November 4, 2019
    Spring/Summer 2020 March 3, 2020

  7. Do I need to pay a deposit prior to each term?
  8. No, the initial deposit is only required once per academic year, unless you choose to:

    a) Switch your program of study during the academic year, or

    b) Take a term off from your studies.

    If either of the above exceptions apply, you will also be asked to make a deposit prior to starting your new program or upon resuming your studies.

  9. I'm applying for OSAP funding. Do I need to pay an initial deposit?
  10. Yes, if you are applying for OSAP, you must pay the initial deposit by the deposit due date in order to register for classes and to hold your seat in the program (if you are a new student).

    However, the College accommodates OSAP recipients by extending the final fees due date until the tenth day of classes.

  11. I'm applying for Second Career funding. Do I need to pay an initial deposit?
  12. Yes, if you are applying for Second Career funding, you must pay the initial deposit by the deposit due date in order to register for classes and to hold your seat in the program (if you are a new student).

    However, the College accommodates Second Career recipients by extending the final fees due date until the tenth day of classes.

  13. I'm a part-time student. Do I need to pay an initial deposit?
  14. No, the initial deposit is only required for students enrolled in full-time post-secondary programs.

    Part-time students are required to pay their tuition fees in full at the time of registration.

  15. What if I usually pay the full amount of my tuition fees?
  16. If you prefer to pay the full amount of your tuition fees, you may continue to do so. Total amounts are listed on your fees estimate.

    However, please note that the College only requires a minimum payment of $500.00 by the deposit due date. The remainder of your tuition will be required on a term-by-term basis — see Question 11 for exact due dates.


    Tuition Fees, Payment Methods, and Due Datess

  17. Where can I find the total amount of tuition fees for the semester?
  18. The total amount of tuition fees for the semester can be found on your fees estimate. Student fees estimates will be sent to your mailing address and posted online prior to payment due dates.

    To view your fees estimate online, you must log in to your STU-VIEW account, click on the Financial Services tab, and then select the View Fees option.

  19. Where can I find an exact breakdown of my tuition fees?
  20. To view an exact breakdown of your tuition fees, follow these steps:

    1. Log in to your STU-VIEW account
    2. Click on the Financial Services tab
    3. Select the View Fees option
    4. Click on your Term/Program to expand the section. You will then see a detailed breakdown of your program's tuition fees.

    Please note that this option will only be available after the fees estimates are produced each term.

  21. What are my payment due dates?
  22. Tuition Fee Due Dates for 2018-19 PDF icon

    Tuition Fee Due Dates for 2019-20 PDF icon

  23. I'm a late applicant. What will my payment due date be?
  24. If you are a late applicant, please refer to your fees estimate for your exact payment due dates. See Question 9 for instructions on how to view your fees estimate online via STU-VIEW.

    Your payment due dates may be later than the published dates, depending on when you accept your offer of admission and the number of days remaining until the start of classes.

  25. What happens if I don't make a payment by the due date?
  26. Initial Deposit

    Final Fees (or Balance of Fees)

  27. How do I make a payment?
  28. The following methods of payment are acceptable:

  29. How can I confirm that the College has received my payment?
  30. You can confirm whether your payment has been received by logging in to your STU-VIEW account, clicking on the Financial Services tab, and then selecting the View Account Balance option to see a summary of your account, including payments.

    Payments made in person at the College or online through Stu-View will be reflected immediately. However, please note that for all other payment methods, it can take 3-5 business days for the payment to be reflected on your account.


    Ancillary Fees and Opting Out

  31. How do I opt out of non-essential ancillary fees?
  32. Starting June 10, 2019, you will be able to opt out of non-essential ancillary fees for the Fall 2019 term by logging in to your STU-VIEW account and selecting Financial Services > View Fees.

    A list of all ancillary fees — both essential and non-essential — will be displayed, along with detailed descriptions of each fee, and an opt-out button for non-essential ancillary fees ONLY. Please note that once you submit your opt-out choices for the term, you will not be able to make any changes online.

    The ancillary fees opt-out window for the Fall 2019 term is from July 10, 2019 to September 16, 2019.

    Please note: You do not need to opt out prior to paying your deposit; the deposit amount will not change. However, the balance of your fees for the term may change depending on your opt-out choices.

  33. How do I opt out from the Student Health and Dental Insurance Plan?
  34. To opt out of the extended health and dental plan, please visit studentassociation.ca/health and apply to opt out prior to the posted deadlines. Students are responsible for reading the benefits booklet, available at wespeakstudent.com.


    Withdrawals and Refunds

  35. How do I withdraw from my program?
  36. Prior to withdrawing from your program, you are strongly encouraged to speak to an academic advisor to explore your options. In many cases, there may be an alternative to withdrawing from college altogether.

    To officially withdraw from your program, you must submit a withdrawal request via one of the following methods:

    1. Log in to your STU-VIEW account, select Registration Services, and then follow the links to withdraw from your program.

    2. Visit the Student Service Centre to fill out and submit a Student Action Form, indicating your intent to withdraw. Click here for locations and hours of operation.

    3. Write a letter stating your intention to withdraw, and including your student ID number and the program code. This withdrawal request must be signed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar:
      George Brown College
      ATTN: Office of the Registrar
      P.O. Box 1015, Station B
      Toronto, ON M5T 2T9
      Canada

      Fax: 416-415-4289
      Email: registration@georgebrown.ca

    Important Notes

  37. What is the last day to withdraw from my program?
  38. The last day to withdraw from an entire program with a partial refund is the tenth day of classes:


    Refund Deadlines:
    Term Last Day to Withdraw from an Entire Program
    with a Partial Refund
    Spring/Summer 2019 May 17, 2019
    Fall 2019 September 16, 2019
    Winter 2020 January 17, 2020
    Spring/Summer 2020 May 15, 2020

    The last day to withdraw from a course or entire program without academic penalty varies depending on the length of your courses:


    Withdrawal without Academic Penalty Deadlines:
    Term Withdrawal without Academic Penalty Deadline
    SESSION 1
    7-Week Courses
    FULL SEMESTER
    14-Week Courses
    SESSION 2
    7-Week Courses
    Spring/Summer 2019 June 5, 2019 July 4, 2019 August 1, 2019
    Fall 2019 October 4, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 29, 2019
    Winter 2020 February 7, 2020 March 13, 2020 April 3, 2020
    Spring/Summer 2020 June 5, 2020 July 10, 2020 July 31, 2020

    Withdrawal deadlines are also posted on the Important Dates page on our website.

  39. I need to withdraw from my program. Will I get a refund?
  40. To be eligible for a partial refund, you must withdraw from your program by the published refund deadline. If so, you will receive:

    For some programs — such as the dental programs — please note that material fees may be non-refundable if you withdraw after the start of classes.

    After the refund deadline, you will still be able to withdraw from a course (or entire program) until the withdrawal without academic penalty deadline. However, no refund for the current semester will be issued in this case.

  41. Under what circumstances is the $500 deposit refundable?
  42. The $500 deposit is non-refundable, except in one of the following circumstances:

    New Students: If you have accepted a conditional offer that is later revoked due to not meeting the conditions of the offer, or if your offer is revoked for any other reason, you will receive a complete refund of all tuition fees paid relating to that offer (including the $500 deposit).

    Returning Students: If you are not eligible to continue in your program based on an Academic Hold — i.e. a Divisional Hold (AC) or an Advising Hold (AD) — the deposit and any tuition fees paid will be refunded.

  43. How and when will I receive my refund?
  44. If you are eligible for a refund, please note that it will take a minimum of two weeks for your refund to be processed. The College will send the refund cheque to you (or the organization that paid your fees). Refund cheques are sent by mail, and an administrative charge of $20.00 will apply for replacement cheques.


  45. I am being sponsored or I have a scholarship. Do I need to pay the deposit?
  46. Yes, you must pay the $500 deposit by your due date in order to register for classes online and hold your seat in the program (if you are a new student). However, you will receive a refund once your sponsoring agency — e.g. First Nation Band, Employer, etc. — or your scholarship provider has paid your fees.

    If you do not wish to make a payment, you must provide the original letter from your sponsoring agency or scholarship provider confirming that fees will be paid. Please visit the Student Service Centre to submit this letter and to be registered by a member of the Registration department.

    Important: Acceptance of the sponsoring agency letter is at the discretion of George Brown College.

  47. What if my education is being funded through Canadian Scholarship Trust Plan, CPP, RESP, or USC?
  48. Canadian Scholarship Trust Plan, CPP, RESP, or USC: If you are receiving monies from one of these sources, the Registrar's Office will complete and sign the necessary forms upon receipt, and return them to the originator.

    However, it is still your responsibility to pay your deposit and final fees by the deadline, even if you have not received your money.


    International Students

  49. I am an international student. Does the above information apply to me?
  50. No, there are some important differences in the tuition policy for international students:

  51. I am an international student. Where can I find more information about tuition?
  52. For more information about tuition, international students may contact the International Centre at international@georgebrown.ca.


Last Updated: July 2019