Finance is currently not accepting walk-in visitors however, Student Financial Services is open on campus on weekdays from 8:30am-12:00pm and 1pm – 4:30pm. We continue to encourage students to contact The Centre or the SFS Jira Portal for assistance on student-related issues. For Faculty or Staff related enquiries, please contact us via our Finance Jira Portal.

Undergraduate Incidental Fees Fall 2021

In response to the increased variety of course delivery methods and to ensure a consistent, predictable and supportive student experience for all students, regardless of where and how you are taking your course(s):

  • If you are enrolled in 1.5 or more units, you will be charged the full-time incidental fees.
  • If you are enrolled in fewer than 1.5 units, you will be charged the part-time incidental fees.

You can choose to opt out of the term-specific optional and voluntary fees charged to your student account by the opt out deadline for each term. All other incidental fees are related to facilities and services of an ongoing nature, many of which are available remotely, rather than to access/use of those services and facilities during specific terms; these incidental fees are compulsory.

Incidental fees charged to your student account may change as a result of adding/dropping/swapping courses or changing your program (including co-op to regular, regular to co-op, work term to academic term)

The University collects specific and limited personal information on behalf of the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association and the Graduate Student Association. This information is used for membership administration, elections, annual general meetings, and the administration of student benefit plans and is disclosed to the two organizations and external plan providers solely for those purposes. Students should contact the office of either group if they have any questions about this matter.


A particular four-month period of course study. Students are charged fees one term at a time. Due date is normally prior to the start of term.

  • Fall Term – September to December
  • Winter Term – January to April
  • Spring Term – May to August 

Paying your Tuition?

Your payment must arrive and be showing on your student account by the payment due date to avoid a late fee charge and account holds.

If you have an account at a bank in Canada, the best way to pay your student fees is by bank payment. Bank payments typically take 2-3 business days to appear on your student account.

If that isn’t possible, we can also accept a certified cheque, money order, or bank draft from a Canadian bank. We strongly recommend that this type of payment be sent by courier or via expresspost with tracking, well in advance of the due date.

To make an international tuition payment, use one of our approved international payment options.