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How to become "Fees Arranged"

Being "Fees Arranged" means that you have

  • shown us how you intend to cover your fees for that term, and

  • made a commitment to pay all the fees charged to your student account, even if financial aid is denied or turns out to be less than you expected.

Fees are charged one term at a time and you must become Fees Arranged each term.

There are two ways to become "Fees Arranged"

1. Pay now

The easiest way to become “Fees Arranged” is to pay the entire balance owing (not deducting any Anticipated Aid) using one of our acceptable payment options.  All of the financial aid and awards you have qualified for will then be refunded to you during the term.

2. Pay later - use the Promissory Note process

To leave a balance owing equal to the financial aid you will receive during the term (this includes any uWaterloo scholarships, bursaries, OSAP, etc that is showing as Anticipated Aid on your student account) you need to submit the Promissory Note.  See the Promissory Note Checklist for the lists of sources of funding that can and cannot be used on the Prommisory Note.  How do I know if I need to submit the Promissory Note?

Fee Changes

If you’re planning to -

  • add or drop courses,
  • change your residence or meal plan, or
  • change your program or status, still need pay the entire balance owing or have enough financial aid to cover all the fees that have been posted on your student account by the due date. If more fees are posted after the due date, you can pay them as they are added. If you have overpaid your account, you will be refunded later in the term.

Paying your Tuition?

The quickest and cheapest way to make a domestic bank payment is with an online banking bill payment using your student number.  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 our GlobalPay for Students service.  The service is convenient, cheaper than a traditional wire transfer, and posts 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.