Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2008/2009
Canadian Excellence

Schedule of Tuition Fee Charges for Cancellation/Drop and Withdrawal

For a complete listing of fees, refer to Fees and Refund of Fees for complete refund regulations. For a complete list of deadline dates, refer to the Academic Dates.

Important Definitions:

Cancellation: Cancelling registration before the specific academic term begins.
Drop: Withdrawing from a course(s) but remaining in other(s) for a specific academic term.
Withdraw: Withdrawing from all courses after classes have begun for a specific academic term.

Course Rate: Equivalent to the cost of 1.0 credit as approved by the Board of Governors fee schedule.

Tuition Charges for Dropped/Withdrawn Courses:

All tuition charges for dropped/withdrawn courses are calculated based on the Course Rate. The Course Rate for any term is equivalent to the cost of 1.0 credits as approved by the Board of Governors (refer to Fees section). Note: full-time student tuition is capped at a maximum fee.

Charges are calculated based on Course Weight multiplied by the Course Rate, to the maximum.

Time Period

(Refer to Academic Dates for a complete list of deadline dates, subject to change)

Fee Charge for Dropping Course(s) but Remaining Registered in Other Courses Fee Charge for Withdrawal From All Courses
Before term begins No charge * (see Note)
Cancellation Fee
Up to end of first week of the term for a 12-week course. Days 1-3 of the term for a 6-week course No charge * (see Note)
10% per course @ course rate
Up to end of second week of the term for a 12-week course. Days 4-5 of the term for a 6-week course 10% per course @ course rate 10% per course @ course rate
After the last day for registration and adding of 6 or 12-week courses, but on or before the last date to drop or withdraw without failure 55% per course @ course rate 55% per course @ course rate
After the last date to drop or withdraw without failure 100% of term fees 100% of term fees

Two Term (full-year) Courses - are both billed and adjusted as if they were two separate courses charged each term, (i.e., if a two-term course is dropped after the last day to register and the last day to add classroom courses in the winter term, the student would be charged 100 percent of fall term and 55 percent of winter term).

Courses of Shorter Duration - deadline dates are pro-rated for courses of shorter duration (i.e., 6-week, 7-week or 8-week courses).

* NOTE: Students are responsible for all related, non-refundable fees (including DE charges).