Fees, Refunds and Withdrawals

For more information about refunds and withdrawals for Part-Time Studies courses, call 111-988-4306.


A full refund of fees is issued when:

  • the College cancels a course, or
  • the student is unable to attend a course due to unanticipated scheduling or location changes made by the College.

A refund of fees, less a $20 administration charge, will be issued if the student:

  • withdraws seven or more days prior to the start date for a course or seminar that has six classes or less, or
  • withdraws from other courses prior to the third class
Refunds for online learning courses

Online learning students must notify the Registrar’s Office in writing within 14 days from the start date of the class for a refund less the administration fee.

Refunds for International students

International students will be assessed a $50.00 administration fee per course if withdrawing from a credit course, regardless of the date of withdrawal.


Students who wish to withdraw from a course must notify the Registrar’s Office in writing and return the Confirmation of Enrollment (withdrawals cannot be done online). The last day to withdraw is the date closest to the two-thirds point of the course duration. To confirm this date please contact the Registrar’s Office. If the Registrar’s Office does not receive written notification (telephone notification is not acceptable) before the withdrawal deadline, your official student transcript will be assigned your accumulated grade to-date. Students who withdraw after the third class and prior to the final withdrawal date you will receive a grade of W (Withdrawn).

Please remember that notice by telephone will not be accepted as a course withdrawal notification, nor will the cancellation of a payment cheque or the failure to attend classes. Only a written notification along with the Confirmation of Enrollment, received by the Registrar’s Office before the withdrawal deadline, will be considered to be a valid withdrawal request.

Course Fees

Only officially registered students may attend class, laboratory situations or field placement activity. This means that you must be officially enrolled and fees paid in accordance with Niagara College regulations. Fees, including lab and/or material fees, are payable in full at the time of registration. Every effort has been made to list the actual cost of the courses online and in our printed guide, however, Niagara College reserves the right to change fees as necessary. Please check our shopping cart for the most accurate and up-to-date fees.


For many courses, a textbook may be required. This cost is not included in the course fees listed in the Course Guide or on the web. Textbooks for online courses may be purchased at () or contact the Welland Campus Bookstore for availability.

Tax Credits

Some courses qualify for income tax credits. You will receive a T1102A – Tuition and Education Amounts Certificate for these courses. The T1102A will be available on Blackboard () by the end of February in the following year for courses that qualify. See your Income Tax guide for an explanation of courses that qualify.

Registration Information