• Financial

  • Payment Plan

    Payment Plan Options – Possible monthly payment plans at campus.

    Several Viable Student Loan Options available to everyone include In-House payment plan – apply for a First College payment plan by making an appointment with our Enrollment Counsellor who will explain the simple process and options available to anyone with approved credit.

  • Tuition Refund Policy

    If a student decides to withdraw from a program, he/she must provide a dated, written, notice of withdrawal to the
    Academic Advisor. Refunds are calculated according to First College’s Refund Policy (as per PTIB Guidelines) and the date on which the written notice of withdrawal is received will be used to determine any refund owing.


    1. If the institution receives tuition from the student, or a person on behalf of the student, the institution will refund the student, or the person who paid on behalf of the student, the tuition that was paid in relation to the program in which the student is enrolled if:


    (a) the institution receives a notice of withdrawal from the student no later than seven days after the effective contract date and before the contract start date;
    (b) the student, or the student’s parent or legal guardian, signs the student enrollment contract seven days or less before the contract start date and the institution receives a notice of withdrawal from the student between the date the student, or the student’s parent or legal guardian, signed the student enrollment contract and the contract start date; or
    (c) the student does not attend a work experience component and the institution does not provide all of the hours of instruction of the work experience component within 30 days of the contract end date.


    2. The institution will refund the tuition for the program and all related fees paid by the student or a person on behalf of the student enrolled in the program if the student is enrolled in the program without having met the admission requirements and did not misrepresent his or her knowledge or skills when applying for admission.


    3. If a student does not attend any of the first 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term, the institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition paid under the student enrollment contract unless the program is provided solely through distance education.

     

    4. Unless the program is provided solely through distance education, if the institution receives a notice of withdrawal from a student:


    (a) more than seven days after the effective contract date and
    i. at least 30 days before the contract start date, the institution may retain up to 10% of the tuition due under the student enrollment contract, to a maximum of $1,000. ii. less than 30 days before the contract start date, the institution may retain up to 20% of the tuition due under the student enrollment contract, to a maximum of $1,300.
    (b) after the contract start date
    i. but before 11% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 30% of the tuition due under the student enrollment contract.
    ii. and after 10% but before 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition due under the student enrollment contract.


    5. Unless the program is provided solely through distance education, if the institution provides a notice of dismissal to a student and the date the institution delivers the notice to the student is:
    (a) before 11% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 30% of the tuition due under the student enrollment contract.
    (b) after 10% but before 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition due under the student enrollment contract.


    6. If the institution provides the program solely through distance education and the institution receives a student’s notice of withdrawal or the institution delivers a notice of dismissal to the student and:
    (a) the student has completed and received an evaluation of his or her performance for up to 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term, the institution may retain up to 30% of the tuition due under the student enrollment contract, or
    (b) the student has completed and received an evaluation of his or her performance for more than 30% but less than
    50% of the program, the institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition due under the student enrollment contract.


    7. The institution will refund fees charged for course materials paid for but not received if the student provides a notice of withdrawal to the institution or the institution provides a notice of dismissal to the student.


    8. Refunds required under this policy will be paid to the student, or a person who paid the tuition or fees on behalf of the student, within 30 days:
    (a) of the date the institution receives a student’s notice of withdrawal,
    (b) of the date the institution provides a notice of dismissal to the student,
    (c) of the date that the registrar provides notice to the institution that the institution is not complying with section 1(c) or 2 of this policy, or
    (d) after the first 30% of the hours of instruction if section 3 of this policy applies.

     

     

    Program Cancellation or Delay

    In the event of a program cancellation, the college will advise all students at the earliest possible date and offer a full refund or a re-booking for a later program. In the event of a refund, 100% of the fees paid will be refunded. In the event of a re-booking, no additional fees may be charged for the same class, however the student and college may create a new contract for a different or somewhat different program whereby all funds paid would transfer to the new contract without penalty or withholding.

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