Student Fees & Payments
This information is intended to answer questions related to the due dates and procedures for paying your fees. It may be useful for you to know that we bill and collect fees on a semesterly basis. This is intended to ease the financial burden on students and their families so that they do not have to pay the full-year costs up front.
Student Financial Services
Student Financial Services provides services and resources to support students in a wide range of financial matters, including billing, payments, financial literacy, financial counselling and financial aid – scholarships, bursaries and government loans.
Important Dates & Information
- Late July, 2021:
You will be able to view your bill on WebAdvisor; just follow the “Account View” link. Your account summary will provide you with a detailed breakdown of tuition, compulsory fees and other charges (residence and meal plans); payments received; University scholarships and bursaries; your OSAP funding directed to your account (if applicable); and the balance owing to the University. Review your account often. For help navigating your account, take a look at our WebAdvisor tutorial. Please note that you will NOT be sent a paper copy of your bill.
- August 13, 2021:
A minimum, non-refundable deposit payment of $200 to the University of Guelph must be submitted by the close of business on August 13, 2021 to hold your selected courses and to select new courses. The $200 payment completes the registration process; without it you may be removed from your selected courses. At this time, you have the option of making either a full payment or a minimum, non-refundable registration deposit of $200.
- September 17, 2021:
Full payment of your Fall 2021 account is due. Full payment of your account will ensure your continued registration in your courses.
How To Pay Your Fees
The primary method of payment is by online banking. Payment for your tuition, fees, residence and meal plan should be made through online banking services. The amount you owe for the Fall semester is available to view through the Account View option on WebAdvisor. When creating the vendor/payee in your bank’s online bill payment system, be sure to choose the “UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH STUDENT FEES” option and confirm you have entered your student ID number as the account number. Otherwise, your payments will be misdirected and will not be credited against your student account. Depending on your banking institution, the University of Guelph may be listed in a variety of ways: UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH STUDENT FEES, UNIV OF GUELPH – STUDENT FEES. For more information about online banking in general, please contact your bank. Online payments are processed and appear on your University of Guelph student account within approximately three business days. Make sure you keep a copy of your verification/confirmation number; it is your proof of payment.
The preferred method of payment for international payments is PayMyTuition. With PayMyTuition, you can pay your tuition from any bank, in any country, in any currency at better than bank exchange rates. Learn more about PayMyTuition.
The University of Guelph does not accept e-transfers, money transfers, credit card, debit card or cash for payment of your student account. The University does not accept in-person payments. Payments must be made online through their bank using the bill payment option.
For more details on how to pay your student account, including helpful links and answers to frequently asked questions, visit Student Financial Services.
Confirmation of Enrolment
Do you require confirmation that you are enrolled as a student for the release of educational funds (e.g., RESPs), a student line of credit, a parent’s/spouse’s health insurance plan or a parent’s/spouse’s workplace scholarship?
Many organizations and financial institutions will accept your semesterly statement provided on WebAdvisor as confirmation. To download the statement from WebAdvisor, go to Account View, select the semester and click on "View Statement" on the right.
If they require a Confirmation of Enrolment/Attendance letter, complete the Confirmation of Enrolment/Attendance Order Form. You must be enrolled in courses before we can provide a Confirmation of Enrolment/Attendance letter.
As a new student, you can also check out the Finances section of STARTonline.ca for an overview of what you need to know about finances before beginning university, including budgeting, financial assistance and working while a student.