The tuition deposit is a non-refundable fee. Review tuition and fees to learn more about our tuition deposit.


SAIT will consider refunding the tuition deposit less a $250 administration fee under the following circumstances only.


Study permit denied

International applicants whose study permit is denied by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) may be eligible for a refund of their tuition deposit less a $250 administration fee.


Applicants must request a refund and forward a copy (PDF) of their IRCC denial letter through an Inquiry Form.


The study permit denial letter must be received by SAIT before the program start date as indicated in the letter of acceptance.


Admission requirements not met


Applicants who have been confirmed with conditions and do not meet the minimum admission requirements by the transcript deadline  may be eligible for a refund of their tuition deposit less the $250 administration fee.


Applicants must request a refund through an Inquiry Form


Receiving your refund

If you're eligible for a refund, you can request that the deposit remain on your account and be transferred to another application within the same academic year in lieu of a refund. Please note that we cannot transfer the refunded tuition deposit to the next academic year.


All students' refunds made to Canadian Bank accounts will be issued by email money transfer (e-Transfer) directly to the student. After your refund request is processed, you'll receive an email to your preferred email address advising you that a payment has been initiated..

Refunds will no longer be issued by cheque or to the original method of payment.  

- Refunds to international bank accounts are made via PayMyTuition

- All other refunds are issued by Interac email money transfer

Refunds can take 6 to 8 weeks for processing. Review refunds for our full refund process.