Below is the complete list of plans the University of Ottawa offers. Please read the full list carefully. Some options come with restrictions or have eligibility criteria.
*Please note that the Promise to pay and the Grace period are not available for the Spring/Summer term.
Grace period for financial aid students
If you are waiting for government financial aid and cannot pay your tuition fees by the due date, you can be granted a grace period if you meet the following conditions:
- Government financial aid recipients – Ontario: You must apply online for government financial aid through the Ontario Student Assistant Program (OSAP) and forward your supporting documents, when required, on or before August 22, 2018, for the fall term, and on or before January 3, 2019 for the winter term. You must upload your signature pages and all of your supporting documentation (proof of marital status, marriage certificate, proof of immigration or refugee status, proof of dependent children, proof of disability, academic progress letter) through the OSAP website.
- Log into your OSAP online account.
- Select Full-time Students Section.
- In the Action column, click Print/Upload.
- Government financial aid recipients – Other provinces and territories: You must apply for your government financial aid and inform the Financial Aid and Awards Service by email (email@example.com) on or before August 22, 2018, for the fall term and on or before January 3, 2019 for the winter term that you have requested government financial aid
- The grace period ends on September 28, 2018, for the fall term and on February 1, 2019, for the winter term. As a recipient of a government loan, you agree to use the loan to pay your university fees first.
If your tuition fees remain unpaid after the grace period, a late-payment fee and interest charges apply, even if you still haven't received your government loan or bursary. The University cannot take responsibility for delays that are beyond its control and recommend that your Government Financial Aid application form be submitted at least two months prior to the beginning of the term.
As a borrower of a government loan, you must assume many responsibilities and obligations. You agree to use the loan to pay your University of Ottawa tuition fee first, then to cover any other educational or living expenses. For more information, please consult the Financial Aid and Awards website.
Promise to pay – By term
This plan is a one-term-only arrangement for students who want to limit the interest and late fees charged to their account. You must do the following:
- You must pay 50% of the amount you owe the university for the Winter term before selecting the promise to pay option. It usually takes 3 business days to receive a payment.
- Before January 3, 2019, in uoZone, click on Applications, then Payment plan .
- Interest is charged on your remaining balance.
3. You must pay the remaining 50% in two monthly instalments. The first is due by February 5, 2019 and the second by March 5, 2019.
If you do not pay your account in full by March 5, a $60 late-payment fee is applied and you cannot register for the following term, participate in graduation ceremonies or receive academic documents (diplomas, transcripts, letters of permission, official confirmations, etc.) until your account is paid in full.
Reminder: To qualify for this plan, you must be in good financial standing with the university, that is, you must have settled any older debt and have honoured all previous payment commitments or promises.
You can select the promise to pay option for the Winter 2019 term from December 3, 2018.
Payment Plan for Graduate Students
In order to qualify for this new Payment Plan for Graduate Students you must meet the following criteria:
- You must have an Assistantship Contract.
- You must be in good financial standing with the University, that is, you must have settled any older debt in your student account.
- You must submit a copy of your Assistantship Contract no later than January 30, 2019 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at Tabaret 021.
- To avoid penalties, you must pay your university fees in three equal installments, February 15, March 15 and April 15.
We recommend you pay online through your financial institution.
Assistance from an information officer
- Paying your balance quickly and not waiting until the end of the term decreases your interest charges, helps minimize administrative fees and maintains your account in good standing.
- If we do not receive your payment on time, a late fee of $60 plus interest at the prime rate of the National Bank of Canada plus 9% is added automatically to your student account the day after the payment deadline. These penalties can add up quickly, so see our payment options for helpful advice.
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