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Paying Your Deposit

  • Confirm your registration    
  • Unlock tools and services    
  • Avoid de-enrolment    

Your registration deposit is part of the tuition fee: it is not an additional fee over and above course fees. The deposit confirms your registration at York University and unlocks services you will need to prepare for the start of classes and continue through your courses.

A deposit of $300 must be paid by the 15th of the month following the date you began enrolling in courses. For example, if you begin enrolling in courses in June, then your deposit is due on July 15. If you begin enrolling in courses any time prior to June 1, then your deposit is due no later than June 15.

Please note that payment deadlines for the summer sessions vary slightly.

If you enrol for fall or full-year courses: You must pay your deposit no later than:
before June 1* June 15
June 1 - June 30 July 15
July 1 - July 31 August 15
August 1 or later 10 days after you enrol in your first course
If you enrol for winter term courses: You must pay your deposit no later than:
September 1 - September 30 October 15
October 1 - October 31 November 15
November 1 - November 30 December 10
December 1 or later 10 days after you enrol in your first course
If you enrol for summer term courses: You must pay your deposit no later than:
March 1 - March 31 April 10
April 1 - April 30 May 10
May 1 or later 10 days after you enrol in your first course

*Only new students can enrol in courses prior to June 1

Paying the deposit

  • Since the deposit is part of your tuition, it will not appear separately on your student account statement.
  • Payment must be made through telephone or online banking. Go to the Paying Your Student Account page for more information about electronic payments.

  • A deposit is required once per session in which you have enrolled in courses (that is, once for summer courses and once for fall / full-year / winter courses.)

  • If you wish to drop one or more of your courses, you must officially drop the course(s) using the online Registration and Enrolment Module; otherwise, you may lose all or part of the tuition you paid for it, as per the Refund Table. Simply not attending classes does not release you from the financial or academic obligation for courses in which you have previously enrolled.

  • If you miss your deposit payment deadline, you will not be permitted to enrol in additional courses through the Registration and Enrolment Module.

  • When you make late payments, your enrolment access cannot be opened until the day after the payment is received; please plan accordingly. To get more information, check your Student Account Online Statement.

Paying your deposit unlocks a variety of student services and tools that will help you prepare for, and continue with, your studies.

Tools that you will be able to access once your deposit is received include:

  • Receiving your financial aid, including OSAP funds, the Ontario Tuition Grant, and funds received through the Student Financial Profile application.
  • Request a Letter to confirm your registration for the release of external funds like RESPs, for inclusion in private health insurance plans, or for visa or immigration purposes
  • Moodle, to access online coursework

Please note: If you miss your deposit payment deadline, you will not be permitted to enroll in additional courses through the Registration and Enrolment Module.

Payment of your deposit will also unlock access to these student services:

  • Sport and recreation facilities
  • Libraries
  • Parking permits
  • Some YU-card services
  • Student housing and meal plans
  • Enrolment in the York Federation of Students Health and Dental Plan

If you do not pay your deposit (and are not eligible for an academic fee waiver*), you will be de-enrolled from your courses. Space in the courses will then be made available to other students.

Check the Registration and Enrolment Module (REM) to determine if you have been de-enrolled. If you have been removed from a course, you will need to pay your deposit to confirm your registration and enable you to re-add a course. Note that there is no guarantee that space will still be available in any of your preferred courses after being de-enrolled.

Important Information

  • See the Paying Your Student Account section for details on how to pay your deposit or other charges to your student account.
  • Payments take up to four days to be transferred from your bank to York. Please plan accordingly to avoid late charges or de-enrolment.
  • If you have been de-enrolled and the last date to add without permission has passed, you will have to contact the professor and the department offering the course for permission to enrol.
*For information about Academic Fee Waivers please visit the Waivers and Payments by a Third Party web page.