Tuition Payment options

The table below outlines the payment options available for tuition payments.

Please be aware that all options listed below may not be applicable to the type of payment you wish to make. Please consult the information below to confirm which payment options are available for the type of payment you wish to make.

Please note: For information on how to pay your residence fees, including housing and/or meal plan fees, please contact Student Housing.

Late Payment of Fees

Your fees must be paid in full by the payment due dates. Otherwise, students may be placed on financial hold, charged a processing fee and charged an interest penalty. The financial hold will be removed when the outstanding balance, including penalties, is paid in full.

Go to Late Payment of Fees

Tuition payment options

Online

Pay your tuition fees or registration deposit quickly and conveniently online using one of the following options:

  • Via the SSC
    • Electronic funds transfer (EFT)
    • INTERAC® Online
    • Credit card* - this option is not available for domestic tuition payments
    • International Funds Transfer
  • Online or telephone banking bill payment

Please note: For information on how to pay your residence fees, including housing and/or meal plan fees, please contact Student Housing.

Electronic funds transfer (EFT)

Save banking details on the Student Service Centre (SSC) and pay UBC fees directly on the SSC via electronic funds transfer (EFT) from any Canadian financial institution.

Please note: daily and transaction debit limits apply.

Steps

  1. Log on to the Student Service Centre (SSC).
  2. Click "banking details".
  3. Include banking details (institution number, transit number, account number).
  4. Click "pay fees".
  5. Click "bank transfer".

Payments will be applied to your UBC account immediately upon successful transaction, and payment information will be forwarded to your financial institution.

Returned EFT payments

Similar to a cheque payment, EFT payments may be returned by your financial institution. Your payment may be returned due to:

  • insufficient funds in account or funds not available
  • invalid account information provided
  • account specified does not have chequing privileges
  • closed account

If your payment is returned, the original payment will be reversed out of your student account. This will constitute non-payment of fees, which may result in your student account being placed on financial hold (a $35 charge may be applied) and interest charged.

INTERAC® Online

With this payment option, you can pay fees online through direct debit to your bank account, without recording your banking information with UBC. There is a maximum limit of $5,000 (or less if your bank imposes a lower limit) for each INTERAC® Online transaction.

Please note:

  • Only available for Scotiabank, Royal Bank, TD Canada Trust (note: TD VISA Debit cards cannot be used with INTERAC® Online), or BMO customers.
  • Daily and transaction debit limits apply. Please confirm with your financial institution that your daily limit is higher than the amount of the payment you are making.

Steps

  1. Log on to the Student Service Centre (SSC).
  2. Click "pay fees".
  3. Click "Interac" and follow the prompts.

Payments will be applied to your UBC account immediately upon successful transaction.

Credit card*

Make a payment online using your Visa or MasterCard.

* Please note: due to high transaction fees associated with processing credit card payments, UBC does not accept credit card payments (either online or in person) for domestic tuition fees. However, UBC does accept Visa and Mastercard payments (either online or in person) for international tuition fees and registration deposits.

Steps:

  1. Log on to the Student Service Centre (SSC).
  2. Click "pay fees".
  3. Click "Credit Card" and enter your credit card details as prompted.

International Funds Transfer

You are able to pay UBC fees from a foreign bank account using your own currency.

  • Log in to the SSC and select the fees you want to pay.
  • Proceed with selecting the international funds transfer method.
  • You will be provided with a quote from Western Union that locks in the exchange rate for 72 hours.
  • Follow the instructions provided by Western Union to make the payment before the quote expires.

 It will take a minimum of three days for funds to transfer. If your account is not updated after a week or if you have any questions relating to this transfer, please contact Western Union Business Solutions at studentinquiries@westernunion.com or toll free at 1.877.218.8829.

Important:

  • If Western Union receives your fund after the quote expires, a new exchange rate will be applied and you could end up paying too much or not enough.
  • You must make payments at least three days earlier than the due date when making an international funds transfer, as it takes time for the funds to clear.

Online or telephone banking bill payment

Set up UBC tuition as an online bill payment with any Canadian financial institution and pay tuition like any other bill. Alternatively, you can contact your financial institution to set up telephone banking, with UBC tuition as the payee.

Steps:

  1. Log on to your online banking website.
  2. Click "bill payment" and add a new payee
  3. Select a payee*.
    To add a payee, choose the category "education" and add "UBC tuition" as a new payee.
  4. Enter your 8-digit student ID number as your account number.

*Payee name may vary from institution to institution. Try searching for "UBC tuition" or "University of BC tuition." (Note: for online banking purposes, you do not need to specify Okanagan or Vancouver campus.)

Please allow 1 - 2 business days to process your payment.

In Person

The following options are available for payments made in person:

  • Cheque, money order, or bank draft
  • Debit card
  • Credit card*

To pay your tuition fees in person, please visit:

Student Services & Financial Support
University Centre (UNC) building, 2nd floor

For directions to the UNC, please consult our campus map.

Please note:

  • Due to high transaction fees associated with processing credit card payments, UBC does not accept credit card payments (either online or in person) for domestic tuition fees. However, UBC does accept Visa and Mastercard payments (either online or in person) for international tuition fees and registration deposits.
  • Cash payments are not accepted in person at Student Services & Financial Support.
  • For information on how to pay your residence fees, including housing and/or meal plan fees, please contact Student Housing.

Cheque, money order, or bank draft

Please note: post-dated cheques will not be accepted.

Steps:

  1. Ensure your cheque is correctly filled out.
  2. Clearly write your name, student number, and "Tuition" on the memo line of the cheque.
  3. Complete a tuition fee payment form and attach it to your cheque.

If you are paying by cheque from a US bank account, you will find the currency exchange rate information on the UBC Finance website. The rates change weekly and Enrolment Services will calculate the rate for the week in which the cheque is received.

Please allow 5 - 10 business days for your cheque payment to be processed.

Debit card

Please note: Daily and transaction debit limits may apply.

Steps:

  1. Your debit card may have a daily and/or transaction limit set by your financial institution. Please confirm this amount with your financial institution to ensure your limits are higher than the payment you are making.
  2. Visit Student Services (UNC 2nd floor) with your debit card.
  3. Fill out a tuition fee payment form and complete a debit card transaction.

Credit card*

Make a payment in person using your Visa or MasterCard.

* Please note: This option is only available for international tuition fees and registration deposits. UBC does not accept credit card payments (either online or in person) for domestic tuition fees.

At any HSBC branch

At the teller in any HSBC branch, you can pay your tuition fees by:

  • Cash
  • Cheque

Please note: For information on how to pay your residence fees, including housing and/or meal plan fees, please contact Student Housing.

To pay tuition fees at an HSBC branch, you will need:

  • a tuition fee payment form
  • your student ID number
  • the amount you wish to pay - to confirm this, please refer to your SSC account, as HSBC does not have access to amounts owing

If paying by cash, it is preferred that students pay in Canadian dollars. Foreign currencies are accepted, but a service fee will be levied.

HSBC Bank Canada branches close to UBC's Okanagan campus include:

  • Kelowna
    • Bernard Ave and Pandosy: 384 Bernard Avenue
    • Orchard Plaza: 1950 Cooper Road
  • Vernon
    • 3321-30th Avenue

Please allow 2 business days to process Canadian payments, or 4 - 5 business days if paying in a foreign currency.

Awards and loans

Payment options:

  • Scholarships and awards
  • Student loans
  • Passport to Education/Youth Options

Scholarships and awards

 

Scholarships from UBC

If you are a UBC scholarship recipient and meet the minimum scholarship course load requirements, your scholarship funds will be applied directly to your tuition account. This will usually be done prior to the tuition due date and will reduce your tuition by the amount of your scholarship.

Steps:

  1. Accept your award on your Student Service Centre (SSC) account. 
    1. You will receive an email asking you to sign into your Student Service Centre (SSC) account and accept your award. Once accepted, your award funds will automatically pay toward your tuition on the date tuition is due.
  2. Be sure to check your outstanding tuition balance in case you owe more than is covered by the scholarship.
  3. If you receive more scholarship money than you owe in tuition, a cheque will be issued for the difference.
    1. You will receive an email asking you to pick up your cheque from Student Services & Financial Support.

Please note: scholarships cannot be applied to your registration deposit, so please make sure you pay the deposit in time to register.

Provincial scholarships

Follow this link for more information on claiming your Provincial Scholarship.

Steps:

  1. Bring your Provincial scholarship voucher to Student Services & Financial Support. They will stamp your form to confirm that you are a student currently registered at UBC's Okanagan campus.
  2. Follow instructions on the form for returning the form to the Ministry of Education for processing.
  3. You will receive your award money by cheque in the mail from the Ministry of Education.

As this money does not go through UBC, it will not automatically pay toward your tuition.

Student loans

Student loan funds are deposited directly into your bank account. You are responsible for paying your educational costs, including tuition, from these funds.

For information on student loans, BC residents can visit the Student Aid BC website. Students from other provinces can check with their home province's loan provider.

If you still have questions about student loans, please contact Student Services & Financial Support.

Passport to Education/Youth Options

Redeem your Passport to Education stamps to pay for portion of your fees.

Please note:

  • Passports to Education are available only to BC students.
  • Processing time can take 4 - 6 weeks. For this reason, you should pay Term 1 tuition fees in full prior to the fee deadline. The value of the Passport will then be applied towards Term 2 tuition fees.

Steps:

  1. Bring your Passport to Education to Student Services & Financial Support (UNC 2nd floor) for processing.
  2. Ensure the front and back pages of your passport are complete with your current mailing address and Social Insurance Number.
  3. The value of the Passport will be applied toward your tuition fees.

Please do not send your Passport in the mail as UBC will not accept responsibility for lost Passports.

Sponsorship billing

Some UBC students have a portion of their UBC fees paid by a sponsor such as an Aboriginal community, employer, or government agency. This is called sponsorship billing.

Enrolment Services can process students' tuition and student fee payments directly from their sponsor.  Please refer to the Sponsorship Billing website for detailed information on this payment option.

For more information, contact:

Sponsorship Billing
Enrolment Services
2016 - 1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Phone: 604-822-1749
Fax: 604-822-5945
ubc.sponsorship@ubc.ca

Other

Payment options:

  • Wire transfer
  • Mail
  • Tuition fee waiver

Wire transfer

Please note: for information on how to pay your residence fees, including housing and/or meal plan fees, please contact Student Housing.

Steps:

  1. Log on to the Student Service Centre (SSC).
    1. Click "Pay Fees" to obtain the information required to complete the wire transfer (including payee name, deposit account number, swift code, etc.) This information is contained in the yellow header at the top of the "Pay Fees" page.
    2. Please ensure you include the students full first name, last name, and student number
  2. Use the following bank address for the wire transfer deposit:

HSBC Bank Canada 016
Branch 10020
885 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 3G1

Please allow 5 - 7 business days for your payment to be processed.

Mail

If you must mail your tuition payment to UBC, you may do so using either a cheque or money order/bank draft.

Please note:

  • This option is not recommended unless you have no other alternative. Mail systems may be unpredictable and for this reason deposit and tuition payment by mail should be a last resort for students who cannot use alternate payment methods.
  • Do not send cash in the mail.

Steps:

  1. Ensure your cheque is correctly filled out.
  2. Cheques should be made payable to "UBC."
  3. Clearly write your name, student number, and "Tuition" on the memo line of the cheque.
  4. Complete a tuition fee payment form and attach it to your cheque.
  5. Mail to:
    Student Services
    University Centre building, 2nd Floor
    The University of British Columbia
    3333 University Way
    Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7

Cheques and money orders should be drawn from a Canadian or US Bank. If you are paying by cheque from a US bank account, you will find the currency exchange rate information on the UBC Finance website. The rates change weekly and Enrolment Services will calculate the rate for the week in which the cheque is received.

To allow for timely processing, payment must reach Student Services 5 - 10 business days before the payment due date. Please allow 2 - 3 weeks for processing.

Tuition fee waiver

The UBC tuition fee waiver provides eligible UBC staff and faculty with tuition assistance for approved undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as non-credit courses offered through Continuing Studies.

Please note: tuition fee waivers do not cover student fees. A separate payment must be made to cover these fees.

For information about specific conditions and procedures, or for instructions on how to apply for a waiver, please visit the Professional Development website.

* Please note: due to high transaction fees associated with processing credit card payments, UBC does not accept credit card payments (either online or in person) for domestic tuition fees. However, UBC does accept Visa and Mastercard payments (either online or in person) for international tuition fees and registration deposits.

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