How & When to Pay

How to make 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 new-student 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.
  • 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.

International Students

Important Note: For anyone making payments through Convera and CIBC, please be advised that all transactions to and from sanctioned and restricted jurisdictions have been suspended until further notice. If you are impacted by this service disruption, please get in touch with registrarial services. Any additional updates to this situation will be shared as soon as possible.
Students requesting a refund for a credit that was paid by International Wire Transfer will have the refund issued to the originating payor and originating country. There may be a few exceptions if the payment was issued by an agent.

The University does not encourage use of third-party intermediaries such as agents to avoid any future issues with refunds. We also caution all fee payments should be made payable to "York University" and not to a third party.

York University has partnered with two providers (CIBC International Student Pay and Convera) who offer secure online portals for International Students to make payments for course/program fees, residence, health care and UHIP charges appearing on their Student Account Online Statement.

These portals provide the following benefits:

  • Easily make payments in your preferred currency;
  • Access competitive foreign exchange rates;
  • Multiple payment options; and
  • Student support provided by the service provider.

Payment Options:

You can compare both providers for payment options and rates, and choose the best one that meets your needs.

CIBC International Student Pay

Pay with CIBC International Student Pay

Note: You do NOT need to go to a CIBC bank branch or have a CIBC bank account to use this service.


Pay with Convera

Payment due dates

Review the "Minimum payment due this month" and "Minimum payment due by" areas of your Student Account Online Statement to see if there is an amount owing and when you must pay it.

Normally payments are due as follows:

Fee type Term Due Date
new student registration deposit depends on date of first course enrolment
undergraduate course enrolment Summer May 10
undergraduate course enrolment Fall September 10
undergraduate course enrolment Winter January 10
undergraduate course enrolment Year *50% due September 10
*50% due January 10
undergraduate program-based course fees (e.g., BDes) Year *50% due September 10
*50% due January 10
residence and meal plan charges Year *50% due September 10
*50% due January 10
health plan fees Year 10th of the month following appearance on your statement

* Although you have the option of splitting full year course and residence fee payments into two instalments (September 10 and January 10), you can opt to pay the full amount in September to reduce your financial commitment in January, if you wish.

Payment due dates - Osgoode students

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

Payment due dates - graduate students

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

Returned payments

If a bank returns your payment for any reason, you are subject to a $50 non-refundable administrative charge and possible de-enrolment.

Other ways to pay your fees

NEW! You can now convert Aeroplan® Miles to tuition funds through 35,000 Aeroplan® Miles can be converted into $250 worth of credits toward your fees. For more information, including how your family members can donate their points, and to set up an account, please visit