Tuition deposit refunds

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 to Freshdesk.

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 conditionally accepted and do not meet the minimum admission requirements by the transcript deadline — or have had their offer rescinded based on anticipated final grades — may be eligible for a refund of their tuition deposit less the $250 administration fee.

Applicants must request a refund through submitting a ticket to Freshdesk.

Receiving your refund

Payments for deposits will be refunded by etransfer. Refunds can take 6 - 8 weeks top process. 


** Beginning July 30, 2020 a 2.5% service fee will be charged on all credit card payments and a 1.5% service fee will be added to all Visa Debit and MasterCard Debit transactions. These service fees are non-refundable.

When to expect your refund

Refunds can take up to eight weeks to process

Refunds can be requested filling out a service inquiry form. Please include the following: 

  • Explanation of the request
  • Full name
  • Student ID number

Eight-week process for refunds

Most refunds for credit programs will be issued by email money transfer (e-Transfer) directly to the student.  

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


- Refunds to international accounts are made via PayMyTuition

- All other refunds are issued by Interac email money transfer