Withdrawals

To withdraw from Olds College you will need to complete an online withdrawal form.  If you haven’t done so already, we recommend that you discuss your decision to withdraw with your Program Chair before submitting the form. Please refer to the Important Dates page to see what the timelines are to receive a refund, withdrawal or an F on your courses.


Withdrawing from a Funded Course

Withdrawing from a course or program may impact your funding.  It is important to check in with the Student Advisor, Financial Aid prior to withdrawing to ensure you understand the consequences of this action and any follow up requirements that may be necessary.

Post-Secondary Student Loans & Grants

  • Full-Time Funded Students: In order to be considered a full-time student for full-time student loan and grant purposes, you must be registered in a minimum course load of 3 post-secondary level courses (9 academic credits). There are some exceptions to the full-time criteria. Contact the Student Advisor, Financial Aid for more information. If you drop below the minimum full-time requirements, your funding will be cancelled and you will enter your 6 month grace period. Your original funding decision will be reassessed, which could result in the conversion of grant funds to loan dollars. If you drop below the minimum full-time requirements but still remain a part-time student, contact the Student Advisor, Financial Aid to discuss part-time funding options and interest-free status. If you completely withdraw from all post-secondary courses, your withdrawal may impact your ability to access future funding.

  • Part-Time Funded Students: If you withdraw completely from part-time studies, your funding will be cancelled and future funding may be impacted. Your withdrawal date will initiate your 6 month interest-building grace period on all current and previous Part-Time Canada Student Loans.  

Apprenticeship Funding

  • Student Aid Alberta Loans & Grants: If you withdraw from your full-time apprenticeship program, your Student Aid Alberta funding will be cancelled and you will enter your grace period. Your original funding decision will be reassessed, which could result in the conversion of grant funds to loan dollars. Your withdrawal may impact your ability to access future funding.  

Pre-Employment Funding

  • Full-Time Funded Students: If you withdraw from your full-time pre-employment program, your Student Aid Alberta funding will be cancelled and you will enter your 6 month grace period. Your original funding decision will be reassessed, which could result in the conversion of grant funds to loan dollars. Your withdrawal may impact your ability to access future funding.