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Tuition & Fee Deferrals

If you're eligible, a tuition & fee deferral will allow you to delay your payment deadline until approved funding is received. If you are approved, you still have to pay your tuition & fees, but at a later date. Deferrals must be approved prior to the Tuition & Fee Payment Deadline.

Tuition & Fee Deferrals

If you are an International student, speak toCamosun Internationalto discussfees and payment methods.

Students approved for a tuition & fee deferral will receive an email confirmation. Log in to youraccount and check your notifications to confirm an active tuition & fee deferral exists.

It is important to know your tuition & fee payment deadline. ̽ tuition & fees are payable on a term-by-term basis. Please seeImportant Dates & Fee Deadlinesfor details.

If you drop courses, decide not to attend classes, or become ineligible for funding, you are responsible for withdrawing from your courses and for any tuition & fees or penalties that may result. Refer toCamosunFees and Financial Policies and Proceduresfor further information.

In order to be eligible for a tuition & fee deferral and avoid being dropped from your courses for non-payment, you must qualify under one of the following categories:

Tuition & Fee Deferral Categories

  • BC/Canada Student Loans or Grants
  • Out of Province Student Loans or Grants
  • Provincial Tuition Waiver Program
  • Adult Upgrading Grant
  • Student Sponsorships
  • Other Funding (Tuition & Fee Deferral Request Form Required)

BC/Canada Student Loans or Grants

  • If you are approved for BC student loan or grant funding prior to the tuition & fee payment deadline,a tuition & fee deferral will be processed and you will not be de-registered from your courses for non-payment.A Tuition & Fee Deferral Request form is NOT required.
  • You will receive an email confirmation once your tuition & fee deferral has been processed. Log in to youraccount and check your notifications to confirm an active tuition & fee deferral exists.
  • In BC, apply tofor funding help. Your application may take up to six weeks to process, so apply as early as possible. For BC/Canada student loan questions,contact Financial Aid & Awards.

Out-of-Province Student Loan or Grants

  • If you are approved for an out-of-provincestudent loan,priorto the tuition & fee payment deadline, afee deferral will beapplied to youraccount.A Tuition & Fee Deferral Request form is NOT required.
  • You will receive an email confirmation once your tuition & fee deferral has been processed. Log in to youraccount and check your notifications to confirm an active tuition & fee deferral exists.
  • If you do not see the tuition & fee deferral notification in youraccount by the tuition & fee payment deadline,contact Financial Aid & Awards.

Provincial Tuition Waiver Program (PTWP) or Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG)

  • If you are approved for the Tuition Waiver Program or Adult Upgrading Grant funding an automatic tuition & fee deferral for tuition and fees will be processed and you will not be de-registered from your courses for non-payment.A Tuition & Fee Deferral Request form is NOT required.

Student sponsorships

  • If you expect to receive sponsorship funding, you are required to provide anǰto the tuition & fee payment deadline.
  • Approved sponsorships will appear in yourstudent account under Student Finance and will appear as a sponsorship. For Sponsorship questions,contact Registration.

Other Funding - Tuition & Fee Deferral

If you are receiving another source of funding, such as Employment Insurance (EI) sponsorship, RRSP, RESP, external awards, you may request a tuition & fee deferral. To be eligible for a tuition & fee deferral, you must prove that you have sufficient and confirmed funding.

Proof of Funding MUST accompany all tuition & fee deferral requests and should include:

  • Source of funding (eg. RESP, RRSP, EI, external award or other)
  • Student name
  • Amount of funding available

Note: DO NOT include personal information, such as social insurance number and bank account numbers. Attachments providing reasons for non-payment or payment plan requests through this form are not considered proof of funding and will be denied.

Other considerations

  • You cannot defer tuition & fees that exceed the total amount of your funding, unless you pay the difference first.
  • Camosundoes not offer payment plans, such as paying tuition & fees over a period of time.
  • Tuition & fee deferral requests are approved on a term-by-term basis. You must submit a new request form for each term.
  • Tuition & fee deferral applications are processed in the order received and may take up to five business days to process.
  • If you are approved for a tuition & fee deferral, you will receive an email notification confirming your delayed tuition & fee payment deadline. Log in to youraccount and check your notifications to confirm an active tuition & fee deferral exists.
  • If you are approved for a tuition & fee deferral, Camosun expects you to pay your tuition & fees within 5 days of your funding arrivingand no later than two weeks after the start date of yourcourse(s). Failure to pay by the deferred tuition & fee payment deadline may incur late fees and arestriction being placed on yourstudent file.
  • If your tuition & fee deferral request is denied, you must pay your tuition & fees by the payment deadline. Failure to do so may result in de-registration from your program and/or courses.

The following are not eligible for a tuition & fee deferral