Payment plans

Fall

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

Elimination of grace period

Please note that starting with the fall 2020 term, you will no longer have to request a grace period to pay your tuition fees. The deadline for paying tuition fees will now be the same as the deadline to withdraw from a course with a full reimbursement.  

The deadlines for payment are October 2, 2020 for the Fall term and February 5, 2021 for the Winter term. 

If your university fees remain unpaid after the deadline, interest and late payment fees will apply, even if you haven’t received your government loan or grant. The University of Ottawa is not responsible for external waiting periods. We recommend that you apply for financial aid at least two months before the start of classes.

As a government loan recipient, you must use the loan to first pay your University of Ottawa tuition fees, and then pay any other educational or living expenses. For more information, see 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 2021 Winter term 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 February 5, 2021.

- 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 March 5, 2021, and the second payment must be made no later than April 5, 2021.

If your account is not paid in full by April 5, a $60 late-payment fee will be applied to your account. Additionally, you will not be permitted to register for the following term 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 2021 Winter term will be available from November 30, 2020.

 

 

Payment Plan for Graduate Students

Winter 2021

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, 2021 by email to finance@uottawa.ca.
  • Pay your university fees in three equal instalments, February 15, March 15 and April 15 2021 to avoid penalties.

We recommend you pay online through your financial institution.

 

Summer 2021

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 May 31, 2021 by email to finance@uottawa.ca.
  • Pay your university fees in three equal instalments, June 15, July 15 and August 15 2021 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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