Payments & Refund Policy

Paying Your Fees

  1. Cash and Debit Card Payments
    • Cash or Debit card payments can be made in person during regular business hours, 10am – 4pm, Monday – Friday.
      Please note that we are unable to accept Interac e-transfers.

  2. Credit Card Payments
    • SAE Institute Vancouver accepts the following credit cards: American Express, Visa, and MasterCard.
    • Credit card payments can be made in person, over the phone or online.

  3. Cheque or Money Order Payments
    • Bank draft/money orders and personal cheques.
    • All cheques must be made out to SAE Institute Vancouver, and be sure to include student name and SAE Institute Vancouver student number on the face of the cheque.
    • There is a $50 fee for all returned cheques.
    • Payments can be made in person or mailed to:
      SAE Institute Vancouver, 122 – 998 Harbourside Drive
      North Vancouver, BC, V7P 3T2

  4. Wire Transfer Payments
    • In order to complete the wire transfer you will need to provide the information below to your financial institution:
      Account/Beneficiary Name: SAE Institute Inc.
      Bank: Royal Bank of Canada
      Bank Address: 1025 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
      Account #: 000101271477
      Swift: ROYCCAT2

      If you have any questions about paying your tuition fees please contact the office and we will be happy to assist you further.

  5. Pay Online

Refund Policy

1) Written Notice

To initiate a refund, written notice must be provided:

  1. By a student to the institution when the student withdraws, or,
  2. By the institution to the student where the institution dismisses a student.

2) Refund Entitlement

Refund entitlement is calculated on the total fees due under the contract, less the applicable non-refundable application or registration fee. Where total fees have not yet been collected, the institution is not responsible for refunding more than has been collected to date and a student may be required to make up for monies due under the contract.

3) Refund policy for students:

Refunds before the program of study begins:

  1. If written notice of withdrawal is received by the institution less than seven (7) calendar days after the date on the acceptance letter, and before the commencement of the period of instruction specified in the contract, the institution may retain the lesser of 10% of the total fees due under the contract or $100.
  2. Subject to subsection (a) (i), if written notice of withdrawal is received by the institution thirty (30) calendar days or more before the commencement of the period of instruction specified in the contract, the institution may retain the lesser of 10% of the total fees due under the contract, or $500.
  3. Subject to subsection (a) (i), if written notice of withdrawal is received by the institution less than thirty (30) calendar days before the commencement of the period of instruction specified in the contract, the institution may retain the lesser of 20% of the total fees due under the contract, or $1000.

Refunds after the program of study starts:

  1. If written notice of withdrawal is received by the institution, or a student is dismissed, within 10% of the period of instruction specified in the contract, the institution may retain 30% of the total fees due under the contract.
  2. If written notice of withdrawal is received by the institution, or a student is dismissed, after 10% and before 30% of the period of instruction specified in the contract, the institution may retain 50% of the total fees due under the contract.
  3. If a student withdraws or is dismissed after 30% of the period of instruction specified in the contract, no refund is required.
  4. Other Refund Policy Requirements a) Where a student is deemed not to have met the institutional and/or program specific minimum requirements for admission, the institution must refund all fees paid under the contract, less the applicable non-refundable application or registration fee.

Where an institution provides technical equipment to a student, without cost to the student, and the student withdraws or is dismissed, the institution may charge the student for the equipment or use of the equipment on a cost recovery basis, unless the student returns the equipment unopened or as issued within fourteen (14) calendar days.

Refunds owing to students must be paid within thirty (30) calendar days of the institution receiving written notification of withdrawal and all required supporting documentation, or within thirty (30) calendar days of an institution?s written notice of dismissal.

Where the delivery of the program of study is through home study or distance education, refunds must be based on the percent of the program of study completed at the rates specific to Part IV I. 4(b) of the PTIB Bylaws.