In-person Finance operations are suspended until further notice. For information about student-related topics, please contact The Centre.  For Faculty or Staff related enquiries,  Finance service modifications are available on the Finance Resources COVID-19 website or you can visit our Contact Us page.

Due Dates and Late Fees

Due dates are posted here a year in advance to allow you and your family to plan ahead to avoid a late fee. You are responsible for ensuring that your payment or Promissory Note is completed by the due date each term.

We do not make exceptions for these or similar situations that may result in a late fee:

  • someone else made the payment or completed the Promissory Note for you,
  • you were not finished making changes to your program, course load or housing
  • you did not receive an email from Student Financial Services about the due date,
  • you did not have access to the internet at the due date,
  • you did not have access to your online banking at the due date,
  • you experienced delays in accessing personal financial resources,
  • you made a payment to the wrong institution or to the wrong department at uWaterloo,
  • you were given incorrect information by another department on campus,
  • you assumed or believed that you had already completed your payment in full or Promissory Note for the term,
  • you misunderstood the instructions in our emails and on our website regarding how to become Fees Arranged for the term,
  • you did not receive proof of financial aid to support your Promissory Note, by the due date,
  • you were confused, distracted, preoccupied, or otherwise unaware of the due date until it had passed.

Schedules of Due Dates and Late Fees

2021 - 2022 academic year

2020 - 2021 academic year

2019 - 2020 academic year

2018 - 2019 academic year

2017 - 2018 academic year

2016 - 2017 academic year

2015 - 2016 academic year

Paying your Tuition?

If you have an account at a bank in Canada, the best way to pay your student fees is by bank payment.  If that isn’t possible, we can also accept a certified cheque, money order, or bank draft from a Canadian bank.

To make an international tuition payment, use one of our approved international payment options. These services are convenient, cheaper than a traditional wire transfer, and post quickly to your student account.  You can also pay in the currency of your choice and get a competitive exchange rate.

Don’t forget to check the date tuition is due to avoid late fees and account holds.