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Fee Schedule, Refund Policy & Method of Payment

Important Notice for all Students

Effective IMMEDIATELY, Toronto District School Board will no longer be accepting traditional bank wires (International or Domestic) as a method of payment for tuition and other applicable fees. Switching to the CIBC International Student Pay Portal for tuition payment offers convenience and security for students.

How Can I Pay?

CIBC International Student Pay Portal

Paying your tuition through the CIBC Portal is quick and easy — log onto CIBC International Student Pay and enter your payment details.

In Person or by Mail

If you would rather pay your tuition in person, you can pay at International Student Admissions Office using certified cheque, bank draft or money order.

Certified cheques, bank drafts or money orders must be made payable to Toronto District School Board and include your student TISP ID in the memo. Cheques missing this information or are postdated will be returned.

Certified cheque, bank draft or money order can be mailed to:

Toronto District School Board
5050 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2N 5N8
Attn: International Student Admissions Office

Fee Schedule for 2021- 2022 school year:

Application Fee
(Elementary & Secondary)
CDN $350
The Application fee of CDN$350 should be made with credit card through our online application portal. For regions where online payment is not available, the application fee can be made payable to the Toronto District School Board by Bank Draft, Money Order or Certified Cheque and must be attached to the application. The Application Fee is non-refundable.
Tuition Fee
(Elementary & Secondary)
Full Year: CDN $16,000.00 (Sep to Jun or Feb to Jan)
One Semester: CDN $8,000.00 (Sep to Jun or Feb to Jun)
  • Tuition Fee is to be made payable to the Toronto District School Board through the CIBC International Student Pay portal or by Bank Draft, Money Order or Certified Cheque in Canadian currency. Use of the CIBC International Student Pay portal is recommended.
  • Emergency Medical Insurance is included in the tuition fee. A comprehensive health insurance plan is mandatory in Ontario and every international student must have this coverage while studying in Toronto.

 

Refund Policy

I.    STUDY PERMIT REFUSAL REFUND

A full tuition fee refund (minus the $500 administrative fee) will be granted if IRCC does not issue the study permit. To obtain a full tuition fee refund, the student must submit the following documents within sixty (60) calendars days of the issue date of the original refusal letter from IRCC: 
1.    a copy of the original letter of refusal received from IRCC;
2.    a copy of the official TDSB letter of acceptance;
3.    a copy of the original receipt of tuition payment; and
4.    a completed and signed refund request form from the parent/guardian or adult student (18 years of age or older).

No refund will be issued if the student fails to submit any of the above within sixty (60) days from the issue date of the original refusal letter from IRCC.

II.    PARTIAL REFUND

If a student withdraws at least thirty (30) calendar days or more prior to the commencement of the program as prescribed in the official TDSB letter of acceptance, two-thirds of the tuition fee will be refunded. The following documents are required:
1.    a copy of the official TDSB letter of acceptance;
2.    a copy of the original receipt of tuition payment; and
3.    a completed and signed refund request form from the parent/guardian or adult student (18 years of age or older).

If a student withdraws less than thirty (30) calendar days before or after the commencement of the program as prescribed in the official TDSB letter of acceptance, one-half of the tuition fee will be refunded. The following documents are required:
1.    a copy of the official TDSB letter of acceptance;
2.    a copy of the original receipt of tuition payment; and
3.    a completed and signed refund request form from the parent/guardian or adult student (18 years of age or older).

III.    REFUND WITH IMMIGRATION STATUS CHANGE

If the immigration status of a student changes prior to or during the school year, contact TDSB International Students and Admissions Office immediately to have immigration documents verified. Immigration status change does not apply to students whose parents obtain work permit or study permit after the commencement of the student’s program at TDSB.
Requests for refund as a result of immigration status change of the student will NOT be considered if received after OCTOBER 15 for Semester 1 or APRIL 15 for Semester 2. 

IV.    NO REFUND

There will be NO refund of the tuition fee in the following circumstances:

1.    If the student withdraws after thirty (30) calendar days from the commencement of the program as outlined in the official TDSB letter of acceptance.
2.    if the student chooses to withdraw for any reasons other than reasons set out in the Study Permit Refusal Refund, Immigration Status Change Refund and Partial Refunds sections above.
3.    if the student is found in violation of TDSB’s policies and procedures.
4.    if false or fraudulent information was provided, including providing false medical information or non-disclosure of medical conditions or prescribed medications, in the Student Application Form.

Please also note:
-    An administration Fee of $500.00 CAD will be deducted from each refund request.
-    Refund will only be issued to the parents or the custodian in the application record of the student.
-    The TDSB shall not be held liable for losses or expenses as a result of the Board being unable to provide education owing to labour disputes or other causes beyond control.

 

Methods of Payment:

Application Fee:

We encourage all students to submit applications through our online application portal and pay the application fee with credit card.

For countries where credit card option is not available, application fee should be made payable to the Toronto District School Board in Canadian currency by Bank Draft, Money Order or Certified Cheque.

 

Tuition Fee:

Option 1: CIBC International Student Pay Portal

As an international student studying at the Toronto District School Board, making tuition payments is faster and easier than ever before. With the CIBC International Student Pay secure online portal, you can now make arrangements to pay your student fees in your preferred currency1 from anywhere in the world, at any time, in four easy steps:

  1. LOG IN
    Access the CIBC International Student Pay secure web portal
  2. PROVIDE PAYMENT DETAILS
    Once you enter the CIBC International Student Pay platform, simply enter the tuition amount in Canadian dollars, then identify your preferred country. You’ll be shown the amount required in your preferred currency1 to pay your student fees in Canadian dollars based on the competitive FX foreign currency rate CIBC is providing Toronto District School Board. This quoted exchange rate is locked-in for 72 hours2 – this means nowhich means there are no currency fluctuations during that this period as you finalize your transaction.
  3. ENTER PAYER DETAILS
    Enter payer details – whether it is you, your parents or an agent acting on your behalf. Carefully review the Terms & Conditions provided by CIBC, and when ready, click “Accept” and “Submit”.
  4. INITIATE TRANSFER
    Print the payment instructions and reference code and deliver to your local bank within 72 hours2. Your bank simply follows the instructions and sends the funds to Toronto District School Board.

 

Benefits of using the CIBC International Student Pay Portal

Enhanced Student Expreience:Once you enter the CIBC International Student Pay platform, simply follow the prompts to make a payment in your preferred currency1 — whether it is you, your parents or an agent acting on your behalf.

Access to Live Foreign Exchange Rates:With CIBC International Student Pay you’ll have access to the competitive foreign exchange rates CIBC is providing to Toronto District School Board. CIBC is a leading global financial institution and an established dealer specializing in foreign exchange for over 100 years.

End-toEnd Communication: You’ll receive detailed instructions and a reference code to deliver to your local bank within 72 hours2. Your bank simply follows the instructions and sends the funds to your school. You’ll also receive status updates and email reminders until your payment is complete, and you can check the status of your payment online at any time. You will receive a confirmation email when Toronto District School Board receives your payment.

1 CIBC International Student Pay provides access to all developed market currencies and select growth market currencies. 2 The foreign exchange quote in your preferred currency will remain valid for 72 hours (excluding weekends and Canadian statutory holidays). Should you not proceed with the transaction within this 72 hour period the quote will expire. During this 72 hour period (excluding weekends and Canadian statutory holidays), you will not be able to access CIBC International Student Pay to obtain further quotes. CIBC Capital Markets is a trademark brand name under which different legal entities provide different services under this umbrella brand. Foreign exchange services are offered by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Services offered by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce include corporate lending services, foreign exchange, money market instruments, structured notes, interest rate products and OTC derivatives. Other products and services, such as exchange-traded equity and equity options, fixed income securities, are offered through directly or indirectly held subsidiaries of CIBC. CIBC provides payment and foreign exchange solutions to, among others, colleges, universities, education providers and other similar institutions in Canada, including facilitating payment from you to Toronto District School Board. In accepting payments for Toronto District School Board, CIBC acts as a service provider to Toronto District School Board —– not as a service provider to you. In the event you decide to send a payment to an account owned and / or operated by CIBC for transmission to Toronto District School Board, you irrevocably agree that CIBC may accept and act upon the sole instructions of Toronto District School Board with respect to such payment. You are not required to use the Online Platform to pay tuition fees to Toronto District School Board. You are at all times entitled to source Canadian dollars from alternate financial institutions, including your local financial institution. CIBC derives income from the difference (the spread) between the prices at which we buy and sell foreign currency. CIBC’s spreads may differ from time and can change (without prior notice). This spread is reflected in the quote CIBC provides to Toronto District School Board. CIBC may offer Toronto District School Board rebates in connection with the solutions provided, which rebates may not be passed along to you.

 

Option 2: Bank Draft

Please make the bank draft payable to Toronto District School Board and mail or bring it in person to our office along with the conditional letter of acceptance. TISP ID number and Name of the student must be included on the Bank Draft.

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