Payment dates

University fees are payable by the date indicated in the Important dates and deadlines. If you register after the published deadline, you must pay your fees as soon as your course selection is approved.

Changing or withdrawing from courses may change your account balance. You can view your revised statement of account through uoZone.

For questions about your tuition fees or your financial account, contact InfoService.

Financial planning

Please note that the Financial Aid and Awards Service offers students not only financial aid, bursaries and scholarships, but also other services like counselling to help you manage your finances, so you can start, continue and complete your postsecondary education more easily.


Late payment

Students are required to pay their fees before the deadline published on their statement of account or to make satisfactory payment arrangements.

If we do not receive your payment on time, a late payment administrative fee of $60* plus interest at the prime rate of the National Bank of Canada plus 9% is added automatically to your account.

Students with an outstanding balance or other financial obligations to the University cannot obtain any official document from the University (certification, transcript, diploma, etc.) attesting the completion of a degree, certificate or diploma

The University of Ottawa uses different ways to inform students about their student account, including our website, uoZone and email and more. We do not cancel late payment penalties because you did not check your @uOttawa email account or uoZone on a regular basis. If you have trouble accessing your email account or uoZone, call Computing and Communications Services at 613-562-5800 ext. 6555. You are responsible for paying your tuition fees within the prescribed time limits regardless of whether you receive a notification or not, because you have online access to your statement of account at all times.

Mandatory meal plans (if applicable)

If you have not paid the mandatory meal plan portion of your student account, you may be denied access to the 24/7 All-you-care-to-eat dining hall until you have paid the mandatory meal plan in full. – Terms and conditions section 14.2

The University is not responsible for delays beyond its control.

* These administrative fees have been approved by the Board of Governors.

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