Managing your finances

It's important to ensure you have enough money to cover all of your expenses. Here are some things you can do to help manage your finances:

Prepare a budget

A budget is a plan for allocating money. When living on a fixed income as most students do, preparing and following a budget is crucial.

To plan a basic budget, follow these steps:

  1. Write down all of your expenses. A list of tuition and other fees can be found here.
  2. Make a list of your financial resources. Only include income you know you'll be receiving.
  3. Subtract your expenses from your income.

Use an interactive budget planner to plan your budget and learn how to pay your student fees.

Working (Summer, part-time, volunteer, work placement)

After planning your budget, if you see that your expected income is less than your expected expenses, you'll know how much money you'll need to make up the difference. Visit the Centre for Career Action's summer, part-time, volunteer, work placement page for more information.

Financial Assistance

If you find yourself in need of financial assistance, there are resources to help you. Information on financial assistance is available from Student Awards and Financial Aid (SAFA) in the Registrar's Office.

Pay your student fees

There are deadlines each term for arranging the payment of your tuition fees. 

If you do not arrange your fees by the deadline, you will be charged a late fee.

Instructions on how to arrange your fees is available on the Student Accounts website. If you have questions, you can contact the Student Accounts office.