How to Request Your POA

Proof of Acceptance (POA)

Students who need Northeastern University’s assistance with their study permit application will be able to download their Proof of Acceptance (POA) document from the Graduate Student portal.

The POA contains information you have provided in your application to Northeastern University. If there is an error, such as your name is misspelled, or your date of birth is incorrect, then please connect back to the Admissions team to correct this information. If there is any other issue with the POA, or you are unable to download your POA, please email [email protected]

Confirming Enrollment Decision

Use your myNortheastern credentials to login to the Graduate Student Portal using the link provided in your acceptance package.

Some students may be asked to provide additional information under the “Additional Information” section if they already have a permit to study in Canada.

If no additional information is required, please follow the instructions to confirm your enrollment in the Graduate Student Portal.

Payment (Deposit or first-year tuition for SDS)

During enrollment confirmation, international students (from one of the 14 SDS countries) will have the option to indicate how they would like to apply for their study permit processing, e.g.: SDS/non-SDS.

After confirming enrollment, and based on the student’s response, you should receive an email in 3-5 business days (to both the registered email account and the NU Husky email) from Student Accounts with payment instructions.

International students applying for a study permit through the non-SDS process are not required to pay the first-year tuition in advance. They will receive a deposit invoice for $500 CAD.

International students applying for a study permit through the Student Direct Stream (SDS) process will receive an invoice which will include the estimated first year tuition fee.

Payments can be made via wire transfer or credit card, and must be initiated online through your payment portal.

After you make the payment using the payment portal, you will be issued a receipt within two weeks, depending on your method of payment, to attach to your study permit application. The confirmation email will be sent from [email protected]. All payments are due 30 days from the invoice issue date.

Please note: The Study Permit is not a visa, and does not, by itself, allow you travel to or enter Canada. You may also need a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization. More information about this process will be mailed with your POA and is available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.

Deposit and SDS Refund Policies

    • Khoury College
      • For Toronto and Vancouver campuses: full refund of unearned tuition fees, minus the $500 CAD administrative fee, is required if a student withdraws from the program before one-half of the program has been completed.
      • 100% tuition refund can be requested up until week 3, minus the $500 CAD administrative fee. Any refunds are sent to the original source.
      • During 4th week- 60% refund to original source.
      • During the 5th week- 50% refund to original source assuming a max study period is 10 weeks. o After 5th week- no refunds.
      • In the case of an SDS payment of a year’s estimated tuition, unearned tuition will be refunded, minus the $500 CAD administrative fee for Vancouver and Toronto campuses.
    • College of Professional Studies
      • For Toronto campus: full refund of unearned tuition fees, minus the $500 CAD administrative fee, is required if a student withdraws from the program before one-half of the program has been completed.
      • 12-Week, 8-Week, and 6-Week Sessions: CPS will permit students to withdraw from 12-week, 8-week, and 6-week courses within 14 days from the start of the term and receive a 100% refund. After the 14th day of the term, any student seeking to withdraw from a 12-week, 8-week, or 6-week course will be ineligible for a refund.
        • In the case of an SDS payment of a year’s estimated tuition, unearned tuition will be refunded, minus the $500 CAD administrative fee for Vancouver and Toronto campuses.
      • 4-Week Sessions- CPS will permit students to withdraw from 4-week courses within 7 days from the start of the session and receive a 100% refund. After the 7th day of the session, any student seeking to withdraw from a 4-week course will be ineligible for a refund.
        • In the case of an SDS payment of a year’s estimated tuition, unearned tuition will be refunded, minus the $500 CAD administrative fee for Vancouver and Toronto campuses.

Important Notes about Refund Requests

  1. All refund requests, including submission of required documentation, must be made in writing within the timelines outlined.
  2. All refunds are subject to a non-refundable $500 CAD administrative fee.
  3. All refunds will be returned to the original source.
  4. All courses for the given term must be dropped to be eligible for a refund. Non-attendance does not count as withdrawal.
  5. Other fees (Ancillary fees, insurance fees, etc.) are normally non-refundable.
  6. Unpaid fines and other amounts owing will be deducted from the refund.
  7. Students required to withdraw due to violation of the Student Conduct Code and/or Student Academic Code of Conduct are not entitled to any refund.

 

Study Permit Refusal Prior to Start of Study

New applicants who have submitted a complete and legitimate study permit application to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), related to their most recent NU letter of acceptance (including deferred acceptances), and are refused a study permit prior to commencing their studies at NU are eligible to apply for a full refund.

  • Such requests must include a copy of the relevant letter of refusal from IRCC.

Petition for other grounds

In the case of extenuating circumstances, you may petition your case and an exception might be provided. Please email an explanation of your case to [email protected] before the start of the program.

If a tuition refund is granted, it is subject to a non-refundable $500 CAD administrative fee.