How to become "Fees Arranged"

Registered Status

You must have the registered status “Fees Arranged” each term in order to:

  • have your scholarship, bursary, award, GRS funding released
  • be enrolled in UHIP and/or the GSA/WUSA health, dental and legal plans
  • have government student loans released
  • access some campus services
  • avoid a "Not Fees Arranged" (NFA) hold on your student account

The registered status "Fees Arranged" means that you:

  • have shown us how you intend to cover your fees for the term
  • have made a commitment to pay all the fees charged to your student account, even if financial aid is denied or reduced
  • officially a student for the term

You do not need "Fees Arranged" status if you are:

  • on a co-op work term and not enrolled in a credit course
  • only enrolled in PD courses
  • on a scheduled term off
  • an Ontario Visiting Grad Student
  • an International Visiting Grad Student
  • on an Inactive term

However, you do still need to pay any charges owing on your student account.

There are two ways to become "Fees Arranged"

1. Pay the entire Term Balance now

  • do not deduct any Anticipated Aid
  • use one of our acceptable payment options
  • a Fees Arranged Extension Fee will be assessed to any payments that arrive after the due date.
  • any financial aid and awards you have qualified for will be refunded to you during the term.

2. Pay all or part of your Term Balance later by using the Promissory Note process

  • leave a balance owing up to the total amount of any financial aid you will receive during the term (including amount showing as Anticipated Aid on Quest)
  • The Promissory Note cannot be used to submit proof of payment in full; you must also have financial aid coming to you during the term.
  • your partial payment of any amount not covered by the financial aid you will receive during the term must be showing on your account by the due date. A fees arranged extension fee will be assessed to payments that arrive after the due date.

The automated processes on Quest to complete the Promissory Note stop near the end of the third month each term. To attain Fees Arranged status with a Promissory Note after the automated version on Quest is no longer available, complete the pdf Promissory Note and submit a signed copy along with your supporting proof of financial aid to our helpdesk.

Fee Changes

If you are planning to

  • add or drop courses,
  • change your residence or meal plan, or
  • change your program or status,

...you still need pay the entire balance owing or complete the Promissory Note if you have enough financial aid to cover all the fees that have been posted on your student account by the due date to avoid being charged a Fees Arranged Extension Fee. 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.

Not Fees Arranged (NFA) holds

If you do not have the registered status "Fees Arranged" for the term by the undergraduate course add deadline each term, a Not Fees Arranged (NFA) hold will automatically be applied to your student account. Please be sure you are aware of the deadlines and the impacts of the NFA hold.