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Due Dates and Late Fees

Due dates are posted on this page a year in advance to allow students and their families to plan ahead to avoid a late fee. Students are responsible for ensuring that their payment in full or Promissory Note is completed by the due date each term. There are no exceptions for these or similar situations:

  • someone else is making the payment or completing the Promissory Note for you,
  • you have not received a notification email from Student Financial Services about the due date,
  • you do not have access to the internet at the due date,
  • you do not have access to your online banking at the due date,
  • you experience delays in accessing personal financial resources,
  • payment was made to the wrong institution or to the wrong department at uWaterloo,
  • you are given incorrect information by another department on campus,
  • you assumed or believed that you had already completed your payment in full or Promissory Note submission for the term,
  • you misunderstood the instructions in our emails and on our website regarding how to become Fees Arranged for the term,
  • you do not receive proof of financial aid to support your Promissory Note, by the due date.

Schedules of Due Dates and Late Fees

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.