Payment plans


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.
  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 ( 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:

    1. You must pay 50% of the amount you owe the university for the current term before selecting the promise to pay option. It usually takes 3 business days to receive a payment.
    2. Before August 22, 2018, in uoZone, click on Applicationsthen 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 October 1, 2018 and the second by October 31, 2018.

If you do not pay your account in full by October 31, 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 Fall 2018 term from August 1, 2018.


Payroll deduction for graduate students

A deduction can be automatically taken off your twice-monthly pay and credited to your student account to cover your tuition, incidental, ancillary and administrative fees. If you’re a full-time graduate student holding an assistantship at the University of Ottawa, you can have amounts for all of your university fees deducted from your salary.

To qualify for this option, you must be in good financial standing with the University (i.e., you have no previous amounts still outstanding). You must also sign a promissory note to repay a minimum of $500 per term.


Please complete and print a promissory note within 24 hours of registering and send it to Payroll Services by email at, by fax at 613-562-5206 or by mail to 550 Cumberland, Room 019, Tabaret Hall, Ottawa ON  K1N 6N5.

University of Ottawa employees are paid twice a month, on the 15th and the last day of the month. If you’re a student employee and would like to be paid by direct deposit, be sure to provide Human Resources with your banking information (room 019 of Tabaret Hall). For more information, please visit the Human Resources Compensation page.

Your pay stub is sent to your employee uOttawa email address, not to your student email address. If you don’t know the password for your email account or are unable to log in, please contact Computing and Communications Services.

Assistance from an information officer

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


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