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How to become "Fees Arranged"

The registersted 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 turns out to be less than you expected
  • have become a fully registered student for the term
  • will receive all the financial aid for which you are eligible during the term
  • have access to the health & dental insurance plans, and to other student services

Fees are charged one term at a time and you must attain the registered status "Fees Arranged" each term.
 

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
  • 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

The automated processes on Quest to complete the Promissory Note stop at the end of the third month each term. To become Fees Arranged with a Promissory Note after the automated version on Quest is no longer available, complete the pdf version and email a signed copy along with your supporting proof of financial aid to sfs@uwaterloo.ca. Please put "Late Pnote" in the subject line of your email. Questions? Email sfs@uwaterloo.ca

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 late 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 holds

Undergraduate Students:

If you do not have the registered status "Fees Arranged" for the term by the 100% refund deadline each term, a Not Fees Arranged (NFA) hold will automatically be applied to your student account. The hold will restrict your access to

  • receive any scholarships/bursaries for which you have qualified.
  • receive any government student loan funding for which you have qualified, eg. OSAP.
  • be enrolled in the University Health Insurance Plan (international students only) or the supplementary health, dental and legal service plans administered by Studentcare
  • the Grand River Transit UPass
  • course selection
  • course enrolment
  • view grades on Quest
  • transcripts

The hold will automatically be removed once your registered status is Fees Arranged.

Graduate Students:

If you do not have the registered status "Fees Arranged" for the term by the 100% refund deadline each term, a Not Fees Arranged (NFA) hold will automatically be applied to your student account. The hold will restrict your access to

  • any scholarships/bursaries for which you have qualified.
  • any government student loan funding for which you have qualified, eg. OSAP.
  • be enrolled in the University Health Insurance Plan (international students only) or the supplementary health, dental and legal service plans administered by Studentcare
  • the Grand River Transit UPass
  • any courses you have selected for the term
  • view grades on Quest
  • transcripts

You will be withdrawn from your program shortly after these dates, if you are still not Fees Arranged:

  • October 31 for Fall term
  • January 31 for Winter term
  • June 30 for Spring term

To become Fees Arranged after these dates your late registration must be approved by the Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs Office.

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.