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Paying Your Student Account

  • How to Pay
  • RESP
  • Fee Payment Due Dates
  • Interest Charges
  • Financial Blocks
  • Returned Payments

Your Student Account Online Statement reflects all charges assessed to your account. You can pay your student account through your bank, credit union or caisse populaire using telephone or online banking.

Although there is not a specific charge on your account for the undergraduate registration deposit (which is part of your tuition fees), housing deposit, or graduate confirmation deposit these can be paid using telephone or on-line banking as well.

  • Contact your financial institution (bank, credit union or caisse populaire) in order to set up your bank account(s) for telephone or online banking. The company name/payee is York University.
  • Use your York student number as the account number.
  • If you are an international student you may pay for course/program fees, residence, health care and UHIP charges appearing on your student account using the bank-to-bank transfer service.
  • When you pay through telephone or online banking through a major Canadian bank (TD Canada Trust, RBC Royal Bank, Scotiabank, CIBC or BMO Bank of Montreal), it may take up to four business days for your payment to be transferred to your York student account. Processing times through other banking institutions may be longer.
  • Please ensure you allow enough time between your payment and the due date for funds to be posted to your account.

You can check your Student Account Online Statement to view recent transactions. Allow a few days for your payment to be applied to your account.

Are you paying your course/program fees with RESP money? Visit the Request a Letter page for detailed information on how to download a Verification of Enrolment and Registration Letter for submission to your RESP provider with the RESP forms you are required. This form may also be used for other purposes if confirmation of total credits completed and in progress is required.

Statements are run around the 18th of each month and capture course/program enrolment activities, residence fees, meal plan and telecommunication charges as well as payments made since the last statement was run. Each statement calculates a minimum payment due that month and indicates the due date. If there are overdue amounts, an interest charge is also calculated at that time.

Please note that statements are not routinely mailed to students. Review the "minimum payment due this month" on your Student Account Online Statement around the 18th of each month to determine if there is an amount owing.

Normally payments are due as follows:

  • the undergraduate registration deposit is due soon after enroling in courses;
  • fees for fall and full year undergraduate course enrolments are due September 10;
  • fees for program-based undergraduate programs (e.g. BDes) are due September 10;
  • half the fees for residence charges and meal plans are due September 10;
  • half the fees for residence charges and meal plans are due January 10;
  • fees for winter undergraduate course enrolments are due January 10;
  • fees for summer undergraduate course enrolments are due May 10;
  • health plan fees are usually charged in September through November and are due the 10th of the following month.

Osgoode students in their first year of study have different due dates for fee payments. Please refer to information provided by Osgoode.

Graduate programs may have different due dates for deposits and fee payments. Please refer to information provided by your graduate program for payment details.

Any activity that takes place after a statement is generated will be reflected on the following month's statement. Therefore, if you drop a course after August 18, it will not be reflected on your August statement; it will appear on your September statement and will be part of your amount due on October 10.

Payments on your student account are due on the 10th of each month. If you do not pay the "minimum payment due this month" to the University by this date, you will be subject to interest charges of one per cent monthly on the amount owing from your last statement. The annual interest rate is 12.7 per cent. Interest charges are not assessed on fees for courses that begin in a future academic session or on transactions that appear for the first time on your statement.

Students who have applied for OSAP by the posted deadline but have not yet received their funds, will not be charged interest on overdue amounts for the months of September, January and/or May.

Students who cannot pay the full amount of their fees by the due date are expected to make regular monthly payments to reduce their outstanding balance as quickly as possible. Students having difficulty meeting their financial obligations should contact Student Client Services in the Bennett Centre for Student Services as quickly as possible; Glendon students should contact Glendon Student Financial Services.

If you have an overdue balance of more than $75 for undergraduate students or $1,000 for graduate students on your student account at any point after the dates listed below, you will be blocked from adding new courses, changing sections or exchanging one course for another through the online Registration and Enrolment Module (REM); however, you will still be able to drop courses. You will also be blocked from requesting a transcript, and will not be able to receive your diploma upon graduating..

  • November 1 - you will be blocked from adding or changing courses in the current session
  • March 1 - you will be blocked from adding summer courses
  • May 31 - you will be blocked from adding fall/winter courses

In order to remove the block, you must make your payment through telephone or online banking to reduce your account balance to less than $75 for undergraduate students or less than $1,000 for graduate students. Your block will be automatically lifted the day after your payment appears on your Student Account.

Please note: statements are not routinely mailed out to students; to find out how much you owe, view your statement or recent transactions, check your Student Account Online Statements.

If a bank returns your payment for any reason, you are subject to the following penalties:

  • a $50 non-refundable administrative charge;
  • de-enrolment, if the undergraduate registration deposit is returned;
  • de-registration, if any subsequent payments are reversed by the bank.