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In support of the BC province-wide response to the COVID-19 pandemic, staff in the Revenue Accounting department for BCIT is working remotely.

To assist us in the timely receipt of payments from customers (non students), we would like to request that all customers submit their payment(s) electronically via direct deposit. To request our direct deposit information, please contact BCIT_Revenue_Accounting@bcit.ca.

The Revenue Accounting department is responsible for the accurate recording and reporting of all Institute revenues, including tuition, ancillary, industry services contracts, facilities rentals, cost recoveries and other income. On a daily basis, invoices for sponsored students, revenue contracts and seconded employees are prepared and distributed.

The department also processes and distributes scholarship awards, bursaries, tuition fee waivers, student fee deferrals, emergency loans, income tax receipts and tuition refunds.

Student tuition payment and refunds

Tuition payment options

BCIT offers a variety of payment options for tuition and related student fees.

For the safety of our students and staff, BCIT is not accepting in-person payments, mailed cheques and money orders at this time. For more information, please contact Student Information and Enrolment Services at 604-434-1610.

Refunds

Refund Message for Students – June 10, 2020

BCIT appreciates that these last few weeks have been challenging for students as we worked to transition to primarily online delivery of our programs. We are grateful for the patience our students have shown during this period of uncertainty as we work to make the necessary decisions.

Instructors are doing everything possible to support students in completing courses and programs delivered online. To clarify a question that has been asked, BCIT will not issue pro-rated tuition or ancillary fee refunds. Where instruction continues for a course or program in a modified format, students who remain enrolled will ultimately be able to meet their course outcomes or program requirements.

In response to recent developments regarding COVID-19, BCIT has temporarily amended its refunds and withdrawals policy effective March 19, 2020 as follows:

Canada Post mail service suspensions

Canada Post has suspended delivery or is reporting delays to many international destinations. If your destination address is included on the International Suspensions [PDF] list, please contact BCIT_FIN_Student_AR@bcit.ca list to determine an alternate refund method.

Full-time programs in the spring/summer 2020 term

Students have an option to request a full refund. The deadline for requesting a full refund is before the class start date.

Full-time programs in the fall 2020 term

For new students – If students have paid a commitment fee for a full-time program and no longer wants to enrol due to the changes in learning modes, they can request a refund of that fee. The request must be received prior to the fee payment deadline date of 60 days prior to program start. Please refer to your program start date to determine deadline.

There are no changes to the full-time programs, refund eligibility deadlines as outlined.

Part-time programs/courses in the spring/summer 2020 term

Students have an option to request a full refund. The deadline for requesting a full refund is before the class start date.

Part-time programs/courses in the fall 2020 term

There are no changes to BCIT’s regular refunds and withdrawals policy as outlined.

Distance/online learning in the summer/spring of fall 2020 terms

There are no changes to BCIT’s regular Refunds and Withdrawals Policy.

Refund requests outside of the deadline dates outlined above can be emailed to BCIT_Financial_Accounting@bcit.ca. The email must include the reason for the request. All requests received after the deadline dates will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Students are responsible for researching their specific course fees and refund deadlines, as they may vary. Please note, any credit balance up to $15 will remain on a student’s account to be applied against a future balance owing. Refund cheques will not be issued for these amounts.

For questions regarding refund cheques, please email SIESFIN@bcit.ca.

Income tax receipts

T2202 Tuition and Education Certificates are available online (before the end of February of each year) at myBCIT. If you have forgotten your ID or password, please follow the directions on the myBCIT login page.

Industry services and sponsorship invoicing

The Revenue Accounting department also issues invoices to third parties who are sponsoring students. For sponsorship invoicing, please visit Sponsorship for procedures and forms required.

To request our direct deposit information, please contact us at BCIT_Revenue_Accounting@bcit.ca.

Tuition assistance

Tuition fee waivers

Under special circumstances, students may also be eligible for a Tuition Fee Waiver [PDF].

Scholarships, fee deferrals, and emergency loans

Please visit Student Financial Aid and Awards for financial assistance through assistance programs, bursaries and other awards.

Please visit fee deferrals and Student Financial Aid Emergency Funds to see if you qualify. Please note, students failing to repay emergency loans will not receive marks, transcripts, credentials, or be permitted to register or continue their studies until the loan is repaid.