International Tuition and Fee Deposit

Effective for programs starting after July 1, 2021, international students are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $10,000 within 30 business days of receiving a letter of acceptance. As outlined in the Tuition and Fee procedure, this deposit reserves your program seat and is applied against tuition and fees.

This new procedure will impact future international students with new applications as well as students who have already reserved their seat or are in the process of doing so. Such students have until June 30, 2021 to withdraw under the former deposit fee procedure. We recognize you may have questions. Please see the information below to help you make informed decisions. 

This update is not applicable to BScN applicants.

Our goal is to provide a quality learning experience to students committed to joining the Saskatchewan Polytechnic community. Late withdrawals from programs do not allow sufficient time to accept the next qualified applicant. Remitting a significant amount of tuition and fees in advance as a non-refundable deposit demonstrates your commitment to attend and helps Saskatchewan Polytechnic to ensure prospective qualified students are able to attend in available program spaces.

 

Questions related to the non-refundable deposit? See our FAQs.

If you are accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter. This letter will provide information about your learning experience at Saskatchewan Polytechnic including information about the non-refundable deposit, which is applied against tuition and fees. 

You are eligible to receive a full refund on the $10,000 deposit, less an administration fee of $200. A withdrawal form and the study permit refusal must be dated within 10 business days of each other. You must withdraw no later than the fifth day of the start of the program.

If you have been accepted prior to the change in the non-refundable deposit, you have three choices:

Retain your seat by paying the $10,000 deposit if you have received a letter of acceptance and not yet made payment OR retain your seat if the deposit was previously paid. (See the Deposits section of the General FAQs below: "I already made the payment as per my acceptance letter. Do I have to pay more.")

Defer your program start date to a future intake if you have paid your deposit and are unable to attend on your start date. See “Deferring to a future start date” below. Your updated letter of acceptance will request the updated deposit amount and you will be required to ensure sufficient payments are submitted.

Please note you are not reissued a receipt. Please retain your Flywire receipt or the receipt previously provided as your proof of payment.

Withdraw from the program before June 30, 2021 and receive a refund of your deposit, less a $900 administration fee. After June 30, 2021 withdrawals will result in a refund less the new required non-refundable deposit. See “Withdrawing from a program” below. Study permit refusal terms will still apply. See "Study permit refusals" below.

You can defer your application to a future intake if you are unable to attend on your start date. This must be done no later than the fifth day of the program by completing a deferral form. See “Deferring to a future start date” below for important information about deferring your program start date.

You must complete a withdrawal form. Any amount paid toward tuition and fees, less the $10,000 non-refundable deposit, will be returned to you. It will take 4-6 weeks to process your refund, which will be issued using the original payment method (e.g., If you paid by Flywire, you will be refunded through Flywire or if you paid by Visa, your Visa will be refunded.) See “Withdrawing an application” below for important information about withdrawing from a program.

If you choose to withdraw, you will be required to reapply should you wish to attend in the future. If you wish to attend a future intake, you may want to consider deferring your program start date rather than withdrawing. See ”Deferring to a future start date” below for more information.

If you are accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter. This letter will provide information about your learning experience at Saskatchewan Polytechnic including information about the non-refundable deposit, which is applied against tuition and fees.

You are eligible to receive a full refund on the $10,000 deposit, less an administration fee of $200. A withdrawal form and the study permit refusal must be dated within 10 business days of each other. You must withdraw no later than the fifth day of the start of the program.

If you have been accepted prior to the change in the non-refundable deposit, you have three choices:

Retain your seat by paying the $10,000 deposit if you have received a letter of acceptance and not yet made payment OR retain your seat if the deposit was previously paid. (See the Deposits section of the General FAQs below: "I already made the payment as per my acceptance letter. Do I have to pay more.")

Defer your program start date to a future intake if you have paid your deposit and are unable to attend on your start date. See “Deferring to a future start date” below. Your updated letter of acceptance will request the updated deposit amount and you will be required to ensure sufficient payments are submitted.

Please note you are not reissued a receipt. Please retain your Flywire receipt or the receipt previously provided as your proof of payment.

Withdraw from the program before June 30, 2021 and receive a refund of your deposit, less a $900 administration fee. After June 30, 2021 withdrawals will result in a refund less the new required non-refundable deposit. See “Withdrawing from a program” below. Study permit refusal terms will still apply. See "Study permit refusals" below.

You can defer your application to a future intake if you are unable to attend on your start date. This must be done no later than the fifth day of the program by completing a deferral form. See “Deferring to a future start date” below for important information about deferring your start date.

You must complete a withdrawal form for the program. The $10,000 non-refundable deposit you have paid is split between the two programs into which you have been accepted—one program is allotted $7,500 and the other program is allotted $2,500. If you withdraw from one program only, a $1,000 non-refundable deposit fee will be charged. 

If you choose to withdraw, you will be required to reapply should you wish to attend in the future. If you wish to attend a future intake, you may want to consider deferring your program start date rather than withdrawing. See “Deferring to a future start date” below for important information.

You must complete two withdrawal forms—one for each program you have been accepted into. The $10,000 deposit paid to retain your seat is non-refundable and will not be returned to you. Anything paid over $10,000 will be returned. See “Withdrawing an application” below for important information about withdrawing from a program.

If you choose to withdraw, you will be required to reapply should you wish to attend in the future. If you wish to attend a future intake, you may want to consider deferring your program start date rather than withdrawing. See “Deferring to a future start date” below for more information.

If you are accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter. This letter will provide information about your learning experience at Saskatchewan Polytechnic including information about the non-refundable deposit, which is applied against tuition and fees. 

You are eligible to receive a full refund on the $10,000 deposit, less an administration fee of $200. A withdrawal form and the study permit refusal must be dated within 10 business days of each other. You must withdraw no later than the fifth day of the start of the program.

If you have been accepted prior to the change in the non-refundable deposit, you have three choices:

Retain your seat by paying the $10,000 deposit if you have received a letter of acceptance and not yet made payment OR retain your seat if the deposit was previously paid. (See the Deposits section of the General FAQs below: "I already made the payment as per my acceptance letter. Do I have to pay more.")

Defer your program start date to a future intake if you have paid your deposit and are unable to attend on your start date. See “Deferring to a future start date” below. Your updated letter of acceptance will request the updated deposit amount and you will be required to ensure sufficient payments are submitted.

Please note you are not reissued a receipt. Please retain your Flywire receipt or the receipt previously provided as your proof of payment.

Withdraw from the program before June 30, 2021 and receive a refund of your deposit, less a $900 administration fee. After June 30, 2021 withdrawals will result in a refund less the new required non-refundable deposit. See “Withdrawing from a program” below. Study permit refusal terms will still apply. See "Study permit refusals" below.

You must submit a deferral form no later than the seven days before the start of the EAP class/course. This will automatically defer your academic program attendance to a future program start date as you are not eligible to begin your program without meeting the English language requirements. The $10,000 non-refundable deposit will be applied toward tuition and fees for a future program intake.

Any payments made toward the cost of your EAP course will be returned to you. It will take 4-6 weeks to process your refund, which will be issued using the original payment method (e.g., If you paid by Flywire, you will be refunded through Flywire or if you paid by Visa, your Visa will be refunded.)

If you do not submit a deferral form seven days before the start of the EAP class/course or do not attend, you cannot defer your EAP course to a future start date. You will be required to reapply before your program start date so that your remaining deposit is not forfeited. You will not receive a refund for the cost of the EAP course.

If you have successfully met the English proficiency requirement by an alternate method, you must submit a withdrawal form seven days before the EAP course start date. Your original application will convert to a single program application. Any payment made for the EAP course will be applied toward your program tuition and fees and is non-refundable.

If you do not submit a deferral form seven days before the start of the EAP class/course, you forfeit the payment made for the EAP course and it will not be applied to your program tuition and fees. See the Tuition and Fee Procedure non-credit course section for more information.

If you complete your EAP and want to withdraw from the program, you must submit a withdrawal form. The deposit remaining from your $10,000 deposit paid to reserve your seat is non-refundable and will not be returned to you. See “Withdrawing an application” below for important information about withdrawing from a program.

If you choose to withdraw, you will be required to reapply should you wish to attend in the future. If you wish to attend a future intake, you may want to consider deferring your program start date rather than withdrawing. See “Deferring to a future start date” below for more information.

You must complete two withdrawal forms—one for the course and one for the program program you have been accepted into. The $10,000 deposit paid to retain your seat is non-refundable and will not be returned to you. See “Withdrawing an application” below for important information about withdrawing from a program.

If you choose to withdraw, you will be required to reapply should you wish to attend in the future. If you wish to attend a future intake, you may want to consider deferring your program start date rather than withdrawing. See “Deferring to a future start date” below for more information.

If you are accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter. This letter will provide information about your learning experience at Saskatchewan Polytechnic including information about the non-refundable deposit, which is applied against tuition and fees. Note the non-refundable deposit is $2500 for students who have previously completed or are actively completing a Saskatchewan Polytechnic program.
You are eligible to receive a full refund on the $2,500 deposit, less an administration fee of $200. A withdrawal form and the study permit refusal must be dated within 10 business days of each other. You must withdraw no later than the fifth day of the start of the program.

If you have been accepted prior to the change in the non-refundable deposit, you have three choices:

Retain your seat by paying the $2,500 deposit if you have received a letter of acceptance and not yet made payment OR retain your seat if the deposit was previously paid. Those who were required to submit additional funds 90 days before the start of the program will be required to only top up their deposit to $2500.

Defer your program start date to a future intake if you have paid your deposit and are unable to attend on your start date. See “Deferring to a future start date” below. Your updated letter of acceptance will request the updated deposit amount and you will be required to ensure sufficient payments are submitted.

Please note you are not reissued a receipt. Please retain your Flywire receipt or the receipt previously provided as your proof of payment.

Withdraw from the program before June 30, 2021 and receive a refund of your deposit, less a $900 administration fee. After June 30, 2021 withdrawals will result in a refund less the new required non-refundable deposit. See “Withdrawing from a program” below. Study permit refusal terms will still apply. See "Study permit refusals" below.

You can defer your application to a future intake if you are unable to attend on your start date. This must be done no later than the fifth day of the program by completing a deferral form. See “Deferring to a future start date” below for important information about deferring your program start date.

You must complete a withdrawal form. Any amount paid toward tuition and fees, less the $2,500 non-refundable deposit, will be returned to you. It will take 4-6 weeks to process your refund, which will be issued using the original payment method (e.g., If you paid by Flywire, you will be refunded through Flywire or if you paid by Visa, your Visa will be refunded.) See “Withdrawing an application” below for important information about withdrawing from a program.

If you choose to withdraw, you will be required to reapply should you wish to attend in the future. If you wish to attend a future intake, you may want to consider deferring your program start date rather than withdrawing. See ”Deferring to a future start date” below for more information.

 

 

General information and FAQs

Upon acceptance into a program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, a non-refundable deposit to a maximum of $10,000 is required to reserve the program seat. This deposit is required within 30 business days of receiving a letter of acceptance. The deposit is applied against tuition and fees. See How to Pay for more information on paying your deposit.

FAQs

Saskatchewan Polytechnic prefers the deposit payment be made in full in one transaction. If you need to pay your deposit in more than one transaction, the full deposit must be paid within 30 business days of receiving your letter of acceptance. If you have paid only a partial deposit within 30 business days, your program seat will be offered to the next qualified applicant and the deposit you have paid will be returned due to partial payment. The partial deposit will be returned within 4-6 weeks by the same method payment was made.

No, the payment already made as per your letter of acceptance is adequate and will be applied against your tuition and fees should you choose to retain your seat. For example, if your letter of acceptance requested that you submit $9,500 and you paid that amount, we will not request that you submit and additional $500. However, if you choose to defer the full $10,000 will be required.

If you have been accepted prior to the change in the non-refundable deposit, you have three choices:

Retain your seat by paying the $10,000 deposit if you have received a letter of acceptance and not yet made payment OR retain your seat if the deposit was previously paid. (See FAQ above: "I already made the payment as per my acceptance letter. Do I have to pay more?")

Defer your program start date to a future intake if you have paid your deposit and are unable to attend on your start date. See “Deferring to a future start date” below. Your updated letter of acceptance will request the updated deposit amount and you will be required to ensure sufficient payments are submitted.

Please note you are not reissued a receipt. Please retain your Flywire receipt or the receipt previously provided as your proof of payment.

Withdraw from the program before June 30, 2021 and receive a refund of your deposit, less a $900 administration fee. After June 30, 2021 withdrawals will result in a refund less the new required non-refundable deposit. See “Withdrawing from a program” below. Study permit refusal terms will still apply. See "Study permit refusals" below.

 

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers deferrals to a future program start date if you have paid your deposit and are unable to attend.

This must be done no later than the fifth day of the program by completing a deferral form. Please note that deferral timelines are subject to change. The deposit you have already paid will be moved and applied against tuition and fees for the next start date. There is no guarantee a seat will be available in the next term when your program is offered as others may already be admitted to the intake. Your updated letter of acceptance will request the updated deposit amount and you will be required to ensure sufficient payments are submitted.

Your current deposit will be moved to a future intake and applied against tuition and fees. You are not reissued a receipt. Please use your Flywire receipt or the receipt previously provided.

If you choose to defer your program start date, do not complete a withdrawal form. Completing both a deferral and a withdrawal form will cause delays. Saskatchewan Polytechnic will process the program withdrawal which may lead to losing both your application status and your non-refundable deposit.

FAQs

Deferring is delaying your attendance to a future intake. Requesting a deferral will provide you additional time to prepare for your studies.

Non-attendance does not automatically give you deferral status and the applicable fee will be applied.

At this time, there is no limit to the number of times you can defer your program start date if you have paid your deposit.

If you are refused a study permit, you may be eligible to receive a refund of the $10,000 deposit and paid tuition, less an administration fee of $200. A withdrawal form and the study permit refusal must be dated within 10 business days of each other. You must withdraw no later than the fifth day of the start of the program.

Applicants must ensure they have sufficient time to process admission and study permit documents before applying to a program as delays are not considered a refusal.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic encourages applicants who are not planning to attend to complete a withdrawal form as quickly as possible. This allows the program seat to be made available to the next qualified applicant. If you choose to withdraw, you will be required to reapply should you wish to attend in the future. If you wish to attend a future intake, you may want to consider deferring your program start date rather than withdrawing. See “Deferring to a future start date” above.

If you have not received a letter of acceptance, you can withdraw at anytime with no charges or penalties. Application fees are non-refundable.

If you have received your letter of acceptance and have not paid the deposit, you can withdraw with no additional charges or penalties. Alternatively, if you have received your letter of acceptance, you will automatically be withdrawn if you do not pay the deposit within 30 business days of receiving your letter of acceptance.

If you have been refused a study permit and must withdraw, you are eligible to receive your deposit back, less a $200 administration fee. See “Study permit refusals” above for terms and conditions before completing your withdrawal form.  

If you have received your letter of acceptance under the previous terms and paid the required deposit, you can withdraw until June 30, 2021, and you are eligible to receive your deposit back, less a $900 administration fee. After June 30, 2021 you will not receive your payment of $10,000 back.

See the Tuition and Fee Procedure section 3.1 for more information. 

FAQs

Withdrawing your application is a final admission decision that closes your application status with Saskatchewan Polytechnic.  No further letters of offer will be provided on the application. You may reapply should you wish to attend the program in the future.

Yes, if you made payment as per your letter of acceptance, you can receive a refund, less a $900 administration fee. You must complete a withdrawal form by June 30, 2021.

You will be required to reapply should you wish to attend the program in the future. If you wish to attend a future intake, you may want to consider deferring your program start date. See "Deferring to a future start date" above. If you have been refused a study permit, see "Study permit refusals" above before completing a withdrawal form.

 

It will take 4-6 weeks to process your refund, which will be issued using the original payment method (e.g., If you paid by Flywire, you will be refunded through Flywire or if you paid by Visa, your Visa will be refunded.) See Withdrawals, Transfers and Refunds for more information on timelines and refunds.

No, but if you plan on attending the program you have been accepted to in the future, you may want to consider deferring to a future program start date, rather than withdrawing and reapplying. See "Deferring to a future start date" above for more information.

Many of our programs are in demand and have capacity limits. If a seat is not available in the intake for which you apply, you will be placed on a waitlist. If a seat becomes available, additional applicants are accepted with priority given to those on the waitlist. At this point, you will receive an acceptance letter. This letter will provide information about your learning experience at Saskatchewan Polytechnic including information about the non-refundable deposit, which is applied against tuition and fees. 

FAQs

You will remain on the waitlist. If a seat becomes available, we will notify you through your electronic letters.

If you are interested in a future intake, applicants may request one free deferral or you may apply to the intake of interest.

To view your electronic letters, log onto mySaskPolytech, go to the Applicant tab and click on the myElectronicLetters link.

 

If your application has not yet been assessed, contact us immediately to correct your application.

Once your application is assessed and you receive a letter regarding your assessment you are required to complete a new application. Please apply now if needed.

If a deposit has been paid and you change your program by applying to a different program, you may be required to pay a switch fee for changes made within 60 days of the start date of the program (see the Tuition and Fee Procedure). A separate application would be required. Standard application processes would be applied.

Switching programs is not available to students with bundled applications. 

If a deposit has been paid and you change the campus you plan to attend (but not the program), you will be charged a $75 application fee against your deposit (see the Tuition and Fee Schedule). This option might not be available to students with bundled applications if the similar bundle is not offered at the alternate campus. A separate application might be required. Please email these requests to international@saskpolytech.ca.

Students entering the first year of studies are required to pay the balance for full year tuition and fees on or before the program start date.

 Questions

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