Fall & Winter Terms (2018-19)
|Term 1||September 28, 2018|
|Term 2||January 31, 2019|
Spring & Summer Terms (2018)
|Term 1||May 10, 2019|
|Term 2||July 2, 2019|
How to pay
Know how much you owe
To see your balance, check your Account Detail in the Tuition and Fees channel in PAWS.
The university has moved to online tuition payment
Payments from within Canada
Online and telephone banking are the fastest, easiest and most secure way to make a payment. To set up online payment:
- Log in to your Canadian financial institution’s online service
- Go to “pay bills” (your bank may use a slightly different phrase)
- Set up the U of S as a bill payee; your 8-digit student number is your account number (only required for your first payment)
- Pay your bill: this transfers funds from your bank account to the university
- Family members can do this on your behalf through their own bank accounts. All they need from you is your 8-digit student number and the payment amount.*
Payments are considered received by the university on the day they are processed by the bank.
*The university is bound by privacy legislation and protects your privacy as a student. We cannot provide account information by telephone, in person to anyone other than the student, or by email other than to the student’s usask email account.
Other payment options
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.
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
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.
What if I don’t pay by the deadline date?
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 / 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, obtain an official transcript or your degree parchment. As well, so long as you have an outstanding account, you may not register for classes in subsequent terms. This suspension of service does not include withdrawing from a course or courses.
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
Sponsorship / agency billing
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.
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. 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 (pdf)
Submit the completed application to:
Student Finance & Awards
(Sep - Dec)
(Jan - Apr)
(May - Jun)
(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
- The sponsoring agency must complete the University of Saskatchewan [sponsorship application].
- Approved sponsors are assigned a client id number which must be included on all payments and correspondence.
- Payments must be received within 30 days of billing. Late payment penalties equal to 1.5% per month will be charged.
- 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.
- 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.
- If course adjustments result in a sponsor having overpaid their account, then the sponsor may request a refund.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Graduate Student Tuition Instalment Plan
As a special service, graduate students may apply to pay their tuition fees with monthly preauthorized payments. Students must be fully registered before a payment plan application can be completed. Note: the application deadline for the fall 2018 term is September 17. No late applications will be accepted.
If you’re a grad student who does not have outstanding tuition and fees from previous terms, you may authorize your bank to automatically make monthly payments (pre-authorized debit) directly from your account to the university. Fees are divided into equal installments:
- Fall & Winter terms, October to March (6 instalments)
- Fall term only, October to December (3 instalments)
- Winter term only, January to March (3 instalments)
- Spring & Summer terms May to July (3 instalments)
Setting up your instalment plan
- Register for your classes and check the Tuition and Fees channel in PAWS to make sure all of your tuition and fees are correctly assessed
- Ensure that you do not have any outstanding tuition and fees owing from previous terms.
- Complete and authorize a Pre-Authorized Debit Form (available from Student Finance & Awards in the Administration building)
- Attach a void cheque or your bank’s printed pre-authorized payment form
- Submit the completed and signed form with bank transit information to Student Finance & Awards before the payment deadline
- Pay the $40.00 administration fee
Important to Remember
- If a payment is returned due to insufficient funds or if you cancel the pre-authorized debit before your account is fully paid, the instalment plan will be void, and your account will be subject to [late payment fees] and [suspension of some services]. You will also be ineligible for future payment plans.
- If you make any registration changes while you’re on an instalment plan, please notify Student Finance & Awards at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can recalculate your fees and adjust your payment amount. It can take up to 10 business days for this to be accomplished between your bank and ours.
- If you cease to be an employee of the university, any unpaid balance on your account becomes subject to late payment fees.
E40-105 Administration Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon SK S7N 5A2
Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday