Due dates

Tuition and fees are due by the published date regardless of when a class begins.

Fall & Winter Terms

Term Due date
Term 1 September 30, 2019
Term 2 January 31, 2020

Spring & Summer Terms

Extension of payment deadlines

In response to the effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our students, the tuition and fee payment deadlines for the 2020 spring and summer terms have been extended.

Updated payment deadlines are listed below.

Term Due date
Term 1 June 2, 2020
Term 2 August 3, 2020

How to pay

Know how much you owe

To see your balance, check your Account Detail in the Tuition and Fees channel in PAWS.

Payment options

Online banking (payments from within Canada)

One-time setup:

  1. Log in to your online banking service
  2. Go to "pay bills" (or your bank's equivalent)
  3. Add the University of Saskatchewan as a payee
  4. The account number is your eight-digit student number

When paying online, make sure to leave enough time (about three days) for your bank to deliver the funds to the university by the tuition payment due date. Check your bank's website for information on payment processing times.

Anyone can pay your tuition and fees on your behalf through their own bank account—remember to provide them with your eight-digit student number and payment amount. Due to privacy legislation, we cannot provide a student's account information to anyone other than the student.

MasterCard

MasterCard is the only credit card accepted, and payments are charged a 1% administration fee.

  1. Go to the Tuition and Fees channel in PAWS
  2. Select "Proceed to On-Line MasterCard Payment"

Flywire (payments from outside of Canada)

All payments from outside Canada must be made through Flywire, the university's exclusive international payments partner.

  1. Go to www.flywire.com/pay/usaskatchewan
  2. Select "Start your payment" by the Tuition and Fees payment portal
  3. Select "Help" for more information, including payment method options.

When paying through Flywire, make sure to leave enough time for the funds to be delivered to the university by the tuition payment due date.

Anyone can pay your tuition and fees on your behalf through Flywire.

Other payment options

In-person payment is not available

To protect our campus community and prevent the spread of COVID-19, Student Central is closed and cannot accept in-person tuition payment. If you have questions about paying your tuition, please email student_accounts@usask.ca.

at Student Finance & Awards in the Administration Building during regular business hours (9-12 and 1-4, Monday through Friday, except statutory holidays). Payment can be made by personal or certified cheques, money orders, or debit. We do not accept cash. Avoid delays – check your daily debit limit beforehand, and contact your bank to increase it for the day you pay.

Payment by mail is not available

Due to the complexity of receiving and processing cheques or money orders while university buildings are closed, we cannot accept cheques or money orders as payment for tuition and fees. If you have questions about paying your tuition, please email student_accounts@usask.ca.

We do not recommend sending payment through the mail: the university is not responsible for late payments caused by mail delays. However, if you have no other alternative you can mail a certified cheque or money order. Post-dated cheques and non-certified personal cheques are not accepted and will be returned to sender. Mailed payments must be received by the payment deadline to avoid late payment fees.

  • Make sure you provide correct information on your cheque, including your full name and student number.
  • We do not accept post-dated cheques.
  • Mail to: Student Finance & Awards, Room E40, 105 Administration Place, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5A2

The Graduate Student Tuition Instalment plan is suspended for the spring and summer terms due to the complexity of administrating the payment plan while university buildings are closed.

We understand the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative effect financially on many USask students, and so, we have extended the tuition and fee payment deadline for the 2020 spring and summer terms. If students choose, due to their individual financial circumstances, to pay after these payment deadlines, the university will not charge monthly late fees (as of April 2020 and until August 2020). However, if you have a balance outstanding after payment deadlines pass, your overdue account will still result in a hold on your student account, which prevents you from registering for classes, ordering transcripts and viewing your grades until the overdue account is resolved.

For more information, email student_accounts@usask.ca.

Some students have all or part of their tuition and student fees paid by a sponsor, such as an Indigenous community, employer, or government agency. This is known as sponsorship or agency billing.

Student Finance & Awards will process students' tuition and student fee payments directly from an approved sponsor.

Whether you're a student or a sponsor, familiarize yourself with the process and know what will happen if the sponsor changes or withdraws their support.

How it works

The university accommodates sponsorships as a service to students and their sponsoring agencies. Acceptance of a sponsoring agency is at the university's discretion and is not guaranteed.

Sponsoring agencies must submit an application prior to the opening of the Fall term of each academic year for sponsorship during the Fall and Winter terms. Sponsoring agencies must also submit an application prior to the opening of the Spring term for sponsorship during the Spring and Summer terms. Changes to the sponsor's information, sponsored costs, or list of sponsored students must be submitted prior to the opening of the term for which the changes are made; no changes for the current term's coverage will be accepted after the term has begun.

Sponsorship application

Sponsorship application (pdf)

Submit the completed application to:

Student Finance & Awards
student_accounts@usask.ca

Sponsorship deadlines

Fall term
(Sep - Dec)
Winter term
(Jan - Apr)
Spring term
(May - Jun)
Summer term
(Jul - Aug)
Sponsorship agreement submitted September 1 January 1 May 1 July 1
Invoice issued October 1 February 1 May 30 July 15
Late payment fees and services withdrawn November 1 March 1 June 30 August 15

If a sponsorship form is not received by the start of the term, the student is responsible for:

  • paying their outstanding account with the university by the payment deadline
  • any late payment penalties assessed
  • receiving reimbursement from the sponsor

Obligations and procedures

Sponsors

  1. The sponsoring agency must complete the University of Saskatchewan sponsorship application.
  2. Approved sponsors are assigned a client id number which must be included on all payments and correspondence.
  3. Payments must be received within 30 days of billing. Late payment penalties equal to 1.5% per month will be charged.
    1. If payment is not received within 60 days of billing, a hold will be placed on the sponsored student's account that prevents further registration and grades, transcript, and degree parchment release.
    2. If payment is not received within 90 days of billing, sponsorship for future terms will not be accepted. The contract may be cancelled at the university's discretion.
  4. If course adjustments result in a sponsor having overpaid their account, then the sponsor may request a refund.
  5. No restrictions or contingencies on the sponsorship are allowed. For example, if your agency requires grades, transcripts, or notification of class withdrawals before paying, the university will not authorize the sponsorship. In such cases the student is responsible for paying their fees and should request reimbursement from the sponsoring agency.

Information and responsibilities for sponsored students

  1. Do not delay paying your tuition and student fees if your sponsorship application hasn't yet been submitted or approved. The university will not cancel late payment fees on your account that result from a late sponsorship application. Sponsors typically will not reimburse you for those fees. Your sponsor may not cover all of your student fees. Read and ask questions, because you're responsible for paying any fees that aren't covered by your sponsorship. The published payment deadlines and late payment penalties for students apply to those fees.
  2. If you've paid your tuition and student fees and your sponsor's payment results in a credit on your account, you are eligible to receive a refund. Please submit the refund request, ensure your mailing address is up to date on PAWS, and allow 4 weeks for the refund to be processed. If your sponsor requires your grades or transcripts, you are responsible for obtaining them and paying any applicable fees. Privacy legislation and university policy will not allow us to provide your grades to any other parties.

As the registered student, you are ultimately responsible for all tuition and fees, including late payment fees, regardless of any funding you may be receiving from another source. Check your student account regularly in PAWS and ask questions if it doesn't show an expected payment.

When we receive information on your student loan from the Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP), we direct CSLP to use the federal loan and any grants to pay tuition and student fees. For Saskatchewan students, this will be your fall and winter terms' tuition and fees; for out-of-province students, fall term tuition and fees will be paid out of your first disbursement and winter term's from your second disbursement. Remaining federal loan or grant funding will be paid directly to you from the loan program. Be aware that any refunds from class changes will be paid directly to Student Loans, in accordance with their regulations. Log in to your account at canlearn.ca for more information.

If you choose to pay your tuition and fees directly, that payment must be received before your loan documents are confirmed (at least 21 days before classes begin). Otherwise, tuition will be paid from your loan (see above).

After your student loan funding has been applied to your account, make sure to check your account balance in the Tuition and Fees channel in PAWS: if there is an outstanding balance, you are responsible for paying it by the published deadline.

Scholarships and bursaries are paid into your student account to help pay tuition and fees. You can apply for a refund of any credit balance on your account after the add/drop deadline for the term by completing and submitting the Request for Refund form. Refunds by cheque are mailed to the address on your PAWS account, so ensure it's up to date, and please allow 4 weeks for your refund request to be processed.

Late payments

Late payment fees suspended

As of April 2020 and until further notice, the university will not charge monthly late payment fees to students with overdue tuition and fees. The wellbeing of USask students is our top priority, and eliminating these late fees is intended to prevent additional financial burden during these uncertain and challenging times.

If you have a balance outstanding after payment deadlines pass, your overdue account will still result in a hold on your student account, which prevents you from registering for classes, ordering transcripts and viewing your grades until the overdue account is resolved. For more information, email student_accounts@usask.ca.

Late payment fees

The university charges a late payment fee of 1.5%/month (19.6% APR) on unpaid balance after the payment deadline, and late fees will continue to accumulate until your balance is paid in full. Avoid late fees: make sure to pay tuition and student fees by the published dates, regardless of when a specific class starts.

Tuition and fees for 6 cu classes may be paid in two payments: half by the fall term deadline and half by the winter term deadline. If you add a class after a payment deadline, the tuition for that class is due immediately. If you haven't paid by the published deadline, in addition to late payment fees the university will withhold some services until your account is cleared in full.

Holds and withholding of service

If you do not pay your tuition and fees by the payment deadline, a hold will be placed on your account and some services suspended until your account is cleared: you will not be able to add classes or change sections, view grades, register for classes in subsequent terms, or obtain an official transcript or your degree parchment. In certain circumstances you may be deregistered from all classes. A hold will not prevent you from withdrawing from classes.

Income tax

The university issues income tax documentation for tuition, transit fees, scholarships and other employment income as required by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Depending on the type of income or tax credit, the forms will be available online or mailed to the address on your PAWS account by February 28 for the previous tax year.

Prepaying tuition and fees

Contact

Student Finance and Awards
E40-105 Administration Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon SK S7N 5A2

Email: student_accounts@usask.ca