Refunds

Students who receive confirmation of total withdrawal are eligible for refunds. The effective date of a drop or total withdrawal is the date the request is received by Registrar’s Office. Students are financially responsible for all courses not officially dropped by the deadline. 

If you are an international student who is experiencing ongoing delays in obtaining your study permit, and these delays have bearing over your ability to meet our posted fee payment deadlines for the winter term, please contact International Centre international.centre@dal.ca to discuss your options.

Withdrawal and refund schedule

Non-attendance does not, in itself, constitute withdrawal. Withdrawals are effective when a student withdraws from classes by dropping via DalOnline or by submitting written notification to the Registrar’s Office by the deadline.

In the Faculties of Architecture, Planning and Health Professions, students who wish to withdraw from the University must obtain written approval from the school or college and submit the appropriate forms to the Registrar. Students should continue to attend class until their withdrawal has been approved.

The following conditions must be met before a refund of fees will be granted:

  1. Notification of withdrawal must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office (via Dal Online or written notification).
  2. After the approval of the Registrar has been obtained (in the case of graduate and professional school, the appropriate Dean), application for a refund or adjustment of fees should be requested from the Student Accounts Office immediately. The calculation of the refundable portion of fees will be based on this date. (Retroactive withdrawals will not be permitted.)
  3. No refunds will be made for 30 days when payment has been made by personal cheque or 60 days for a cheque drawn on a bank outside of Canada.
  4. A student who is dismissed from the University for any reason will not be entitled to a refund of fees.
  5. Refunds will be made to the National Student Loan Centre if a student has received a Canada or Provincial Student Loan.
  6. Refunds will be prorated on fees paid by Dalhousie scholarships and/or fee waiver.
  7. A valid Dalhousie University ID must be presented in order for the student to receive a refund.  Refunds can be made via email money transfer if the student has a Canadian bank account, or Western Union for students with international bank accounts.
  8. No fee adjustment will be made for a student changing their degree or programme in the regular session after September 17, 2021 for the Fall term and after January 14, 2022 for the winter term.

Please contact Student Accounts for all financial charges and the Registrar’s Office for academic regulations.

Important: 
Money transferred to a student’s account are not to exceed the annual charges associated with tuition and ancillary fees. Funding for off-campus and personal expenses is to be sent directly to the student. Overpayment on a student's account may result in funds being withheld and applied toward future term fees for up to one academic year.