Payment plans

Fall/Winter

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 21, 2019, for the fall term, and on or before January 7, 2020 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.
  1. Log into your OSAP online account.
  2. Select Full-time Students Section.
  3. 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 (loansandawards@uottawa.ca) on or before August 21, 2019, for the fall term and on or before January 7, 2020 for the winter term that you have requested government financial aid
  • The grace period ends on September 27, 2019, for the fall term and on January 31, 2020, 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

Promise to pay – By term

This plan is limited to the current term only and is intended for students who wish to reduce the interest and late fees incurred on their account. In order to benefit from this arrangement, you will need to complete the following steps:

1. 50% of the amount owed to the University for the Winter 2020 must be paid, as well as all of any previous debt, prior to the signing to the promise of pay. Duly note that the reception of payment is typically 3 business days.

2. Once your payment has been applied to your student account, you will be able to click on the Promise To Pay option. In your uoZone account, click on Applicationsthen Payment plan before January 7, 2020.

- Despite the Promise to Pay plan, duly note that interest fees will continue to be applied to your residual balance.

3. In order to avoid late fees, you must pay in full your outstanding balance, the remaining 50% must be paid in two equal monthly instalments. The first payment must be made by February 6, 2020 and the second payment must be made no later than March 6, 2020.

If your account is not paid in full by March 6, a $60 late-payment fee will be applied to your account. Additionally, you will not be permitted to register for the following term, participate in the graduation ceremonies or receive school documents (diplomas, transcripts, letters of permission, official confirmations, etc.) until the outstanding amount is paid in full.

Reminder: To qualify for this plan, your university account must be in good standing, i.e. you must have paid in full all prior debt and have respected all of your previous agreed upon promises or commitments.

The promise to pay for the winter 2020 quarter will be available from November 30, 2019.

 

 

Payment Plan for Graduate Students

Fall 2019

In order to qualify for this new Payment Plan for Graduate Students you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have an Assistantship Contract.
  • Be in good financial standing with the University, that is, you must have settled any older debt in your student account.
  • Submit a copy of your Assistantship Contract no later than September 30, 2019 by email to finance@uottawa.ca or in person at Tabaret 021.
  • Pay your university fees in three equal installments, October 15, November 15 and December 15 to avoid penalties.

We recommend you pay online through your financial institution.

 

Winter 2020

In order to qualify for this new Payment Plan for Graduate Students you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have an Assistantship Contract.
  • Be in good financial standing with the University, that is, you must have settled any older debt in your student account.
  • Submit a copy of your Assistantship Contract no later than January 31, 2020 by email to finance@uottawa.ca or in person at Tabaret 021.
  • Pay your university fees in three equal installments, February 15, March 15 and April 15 to avoid penalties.

We recommend you pay online through your financial institution.

Assistance from an information officer

If you need more information, an information officer can help. Contact InfoService at 613-562-5630 or InfoService@uOttawa.ca.

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