Fees and Withdrawal from the University

Fees and Withdrawal from the University

If you decide not to attend the term(s) in which you are registered, you must officially withdraw from the University in accordance with University Withdrawal. Otherwise, you are liable for all applicable tuition and other fees.

If you use Minerva to drop your last course between September 1 (January 1 for the Winter term) and the end of the withdrawal period with full refund, you will be deemed withdrawn from the University. You are automatically charged a registration cancellation fee of $200 (or your registration deposit fee, whichever is higher) to cover administrative costs of registration.

If you stop attending classes without dropping your courses, you are liable for all applicable tuition and other fees. See University Withdrawal.

If you are considering withdrawal from the University, please review the information found on the following Student Accounts web page for further details of the financial repercussions of withdrawal: www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts/your-account/withdrawals.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2019-2020 (last updated Aug. 20, 2019) (disclaimer)

Fee Refund Deadlines

Fee Refund Deadlines

The deadline dates for course refunds are independent of the deadline dates given for withdrawal from courses.

Note for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies: Generally, there are no refunds for tuition and fees charged for a Summer term course from which you have withdrawn. For newly admitted graduate students who have withdrawn from a Summer Term of Residence, see University Regulations & Resources > Graduate > Regulations > Registration > Summer Registration for information about a potential fee refund.

Fall Term – up to and including September 24

Fall Term – up to and including September 24

Returning students – 100%* refund (less registration cancellation fee of $200 in the case of complete withdrawal).

New students – 100%* refund (less registration deposit or $200, whichever is higher).

Fall Term – after September 24

Fall Term – after September 24

No refund.

Winter Term – up to and including January 28

Winter Term – up to and including January 28

Returning students – 100%* refund (less registration cancellation fee of $200 in the case of complete withdrawal).

New students – 100%* refund (less registration deposit or $200, whichever is higher).

Winter Term – after January 28

Winter Term – after January 28

No refund.

* Includes tuition and compulsory student fees.

To discuss the refund policy applicable to a special case, undergraduate students should contact their faculty Student Affairs Office (Associate Dean or Director) and graduate students should contact their departmental Graduate Program Director or Graduate Program Coordinator (see www.mcgill.ca/gps/contact for contact information).

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2019-2020 (last updated Aug. 20, 2019) (disclaimer)

Refund Procedures

Refund Procedures

You are not automatically refunded your credit balance as many students choose to keep the balance on account for use for a future term. You may request a refund if you have a credit balance over $2.00. Students with awards may be subject to a waiting period for their refund until the end of course add/drop, as most awards require full-time registration. For directions on requesting your refund online in Minerva, see www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts/your-account/requesting-refund.

Note: We strongly recommend that you supply direct deposit banking information via Minerva (Canadian banks only); otherwise, a refund charge will apply.
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2019-2020 (last updated Aug. 13, 2019) (disclaimer)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2019-2020 (last updated Aug. 20, 2019) (disclaimer)
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