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Fee deferrals

If you are relying on student loans to pay your fees, you may qualify for a fee deferral. This will postpone your payment until your student loan is available.

How to Defer Your Tuition & Fees

Students approved for a fee deferral will have their student loan funds paid directly to Douglas College to cover tuition & fees.

  •  Student loan funding is less than tuition and fees,
    • Must pay the difference to the College.
  •  Student loan funding is more than tuition and fees, 
    • Remainder will be deposited electronically into the student's specified bank account.

Students must also pay the College, or be refunded, when there are subsequent changes to study costs from adding or dropping courses.

NOTE: If a fee deferral expires and tuition fees are not paid in full, you may incur late fees.

To defer your tuition and fees, you must follow the criteria and steps described below. 

(A) Returning Canada-BC Integrated Student Loan Applicants

  1. Receive an automatic fee deferral and avoid being dropped from classes if you receive your Notification of Assessment letter before the domestic tuition fee payment deadline by 4PM.
  2. Check if your fee deferral is in place by logging in to myAccount > Student Records > View Holds.  Fee deferrals will show on student accounts as of April 12th.

(B) First-Time Canada-BC Integrated Student Loan Applicants

  1. Request a fee deferral if you are approved for student loan/grant funding.
  2. Submit a completed Request for a Fee Deferral Form and your Notification of Assessment to the Financial Aid Office before the domestic tuition fee payment deadline by 4PM:
  3. Log in to myAccount > Student Records > View Holds to check if your fee deferral is in place.
    • Allow 1 business day for processing.

(C) Out of Province Student Loan Applicants

  1. Request a fee deferral if you are approved for out of province student loan/grant funding.
  2. Submit a completed Request for a Fee Deferral Form and your Notification of Assessment to the Financial Aid Office before the domestic tuition fee payment deadline by 4PM:
  3. Log in to myAccount > Student Records > View Holds to check if your fee deferral is in place.
    • Allow 1 business day for processing.
For further information on how to receive your student loan funding, visit here.