Paying Your Registration Deposit (for students new to York University)

As of the Summer 2015 Session, continuing York University students do not pay registration deposits.

  • Confirm Your Registration
  • Your registration deposit is part of your tuition fees: it is not an additional fee. 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 $300 deposit must be paid after you begin enrolling in courses. For example, if you begin enrolling in courses in June, then your deposit is due on July 15. The tables below indicate the registration deposit due dates according to the your first date of enrolment into a course.

    If you begin to enrol for fall or full-year courses: ...then you must pay your registration deposit no later than:
    before June 1 June 15
    between June 1 and June 30 July 15
    between July 1 and July 31 August 15
    on or after August 1 10 days after you enrol in your first course
    If you begin to enrol for winter term courses: ...then you must pay your registration deposit no later than:
    between September 1 and September 30 October 15
    between October 1 and October 31 November 15
    between November 1 and November 30 December 10
    on or after December 1 10 days after you enrol in your first course
    If you begin to enrol for winter term courses: ...then you must pay your registration deposit no later than:
    between March 1 and March 31 April 10
    between April 1 and April 30 May 10
    on or after May 1 10 days after you enrol in your first course

    Paying the registration deposit

    • Since the deposit is part of your tuition, it will not appear as a separate charge on your student account statement.
    • Payment must be made through telephone or online banking. Go to the Your Student Account page for more information about electronic payments.
    • A registration deposit is required only once, for the very first academic session in which you enrol in 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 relevant Refund Tables. 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.
  • Unlock tools and services
  • Paying your deposit unlocks a variety of student services and tools that will help you prepare for, and continue with, your studies.

    Tools you will be able to access once your registration 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
  • Avoid de-enrolment
  • 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 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 interest charges or de-enrolment.
    • If you have been de-enrolled and the last date to add without permission from the course instructor has passed, then you will have to contact the instructor and the department offering the course for permission to enrol.

    *For information about Academic Fee Waivers, please see Waivers and Payments by a Third Party.