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Payment Options

Paying your student account fees

You can use a combination of payment methods to pay the balance on your student account.


We cannot accept payment using:

  • Personal Cheque

    • We can only accept a personal cheque if it has been certified by your bank.
  • Credit Card

    • The University of Waterloo does not accept payment of student account fees by credit card. Significant fees would be charged to the university for offering this payment method, which would eventually result in increased student fees.
    • The university is also committed to encouraging students to avoid using credit cards to finance their education. The interest charged on credit card balances would substantially increase the financial burden for students over the course of their studies.
  • Cash, debit, INTERAC or e-mail money transfer

    • The University of Waterloo cannot accept payment of student account fees with cash, e-mail transfer or debit card or INTERAC.
  • Instalment payment plans

    • The University of Waterloo does not offer instalment payment plans. The entire balance owing on your student account (not deducting any Anticipated Aid) must be covered by payment or a Promissory Note with proof of approved sources of alternate funding, by the posted due date for the term, to avoid a late fee.

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.