How to pay
Know how much you owe
To see your balance, check your Account Summary in the Tuition and Fees channel in PAWS.
Pay with Online Banking
We recommend online banking because it is the fastest, easiest and most secure way to make a payment.
- You will need a bank account at a Canadian financial institution
- Log in to your bank or credit union’s online banking service
- Go to “pay bills” (your bank may use a different phrase, but they’re all generally the same)
- Set up the U of S as a bill payee, just like your cell carrier or utilities provider
- When you’re prompted to enter your account number, enter your student number (all 8 digits)
- Pay your bill: transfer funds from your bank account to the university
Payments are considered received by the university on the day they are processed by the bank.
Other payment options
Check with your financial institution to add University of Saskatchewan as a payee at your bank. You will be asked for an account number for the University of Saskatchewan; use your eight-digit student number.
Pay in PAWS with MasterCard
Use your MasterCard to pay in the Tuition and Fees channel in PAWS. This is the only credit card we accept, its use is accepted only online, and payments are subject to a 1% administration fee.
- Personal or certified cheques, money orders, or debit at Student Finance & Awards in the Administration Building during regular business hours. Cash cannot be used for in-person payment at this location. Regular hours of business for Finance and Awards are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except for holidays. Avoid delays – check your daily debit limit beforehand, and contact your bank to increase it for the day you pay.
- Money orders can be purchased at any financial institution or the post office in the Arts Building bookstore for a small fee.
- After hours: use the convenient dropbox next to the bank of computers on the Admin building ground floor. Before you drop it, make sure your full name and full student number (8 digits) are printed clearly on the face of your cheques or money order.
- Cash or cheque at any RBC Bank if you are a customer of the bank. You will need your eight-digit student number.
Sending payment through the mail can be unpredictable so we recommend not paying this way. However, if you have no other alternative you can mail your payment using a cheque or money order. Do not send cash in the mail. Payments sent through the mail must be received by the payment due date to avoid late payment charges. We are unable to accept post-dated cheques.
- Make sure you add the correct information to your cheque
- Mail to: University of Saskatchewan, Student Finance & Awards, Room E40, 105 Administration Place, Saskatoon, SK., S7N 5A2
Paying with Canada Student Loans
Total assessed tuition and fees for the loan period will be deducted from your student loan if available. This amount includes both the Federal Loan amount and the Grant amount. For Saskatchewan students, tuition and fees will be paid up to the amount of the student loan for the period of study you applied for. For out-of-province students, tuition and fees for Term 1 will be paid with your first disbursement and Term 2 will be paid with your second disbursement.
If you plan to use an alternate method of payment for your tuition (i.e., MasterCard), you must make payments before your loan documents are confirmed (i.e., 21 days prior to the period of study start date) to avoid having tuition remitted off your loan.
After your student loan disbursements have been applied, please check your account balance in the Tuition and Fees channel in PAWS to ensure there is no outstanding balance.
Paying with Scholarships
All scholarships administered through Student Accounts are first applied to total assessed tuition and student fees for the terms in which the student is registered. If the applied scholarship results in a credit balance on the student's account, a refund will be issued. Students should allow 2-4 weeks from the payment deadline or the date the scholarship was applied for the credit balance to be processed.
Fall & Winter Terms (2016-17)
|Term 1||September 30, 2016|
|Term 2||January 31, 2017|
Spring & Summer Terms (2016)
|Term 1||May 11, 2016|
|Term 2||June 30, 2016|
In order to avoid late payment fees, tuition and fees for classes in the above terms are due on the specified dates regardless of what day a specific class starts. Tuition and fees for classes spanning both terms will be split between the terms: half will be due on the Term 1 due date and half will be due on the Term 2 due date. The exception is health and dental fees, which, if assessed, are all owing in Term 1.
If payment is not received on or before the payment due date, a Late Payment Fee equal to 1.5% will be charged monthly on any past due balance. Amounts that remain past due will be charged the Late Payment Fee on a monthly basis (19.6% annual) until the balance is paid in full. Students who add a class after a payment deadline must pay their fees immediately for that class to avoid incurring a Late-Payment Fee.
Failure to make payment by the stated deadline will result in the withholding of future services (Suspension of Service) by the University and in some cases can result in the termination of student status.
In addition, accounts that remain past due will be sent to a collection agency.
Students who do not pay tuition and fees in full by the payment deadline will have a hold placed on their account and some services suspended until their accounts are cleared in full: they will not be able to make changes to registration, view grades, obtain official transcripts or degree parchments. As well, students with outstanding accounts may not register for classes in subsequent terms.
University services may also be suspended for overdue amounts owing to other university departments, such as Residence or the Library.
Not paying tuition and fees does not constitute an official withdrawal from university - students must drop classes through the Registration channel in PAWS.
The university issues tax slips for tuition, transit fees, scholarships and other employment income as required by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
International student deposits
For International students who need to deposit money with the University of Saskatchewan for immigration purposes.
The university will issue an invoice on behalf of a student who is sponsored by an outside organization such as Workers Compensation or a First Nations Band as a service to students and sponsoring agencies. To be eligible for third-party billing, sponsoring agencies must review the following information and submit a sponsorship form prior to the start of each year. If there are any changes to the sponsor information, authorized coverage or addition of new sponsored students during the year for future terms, a new form must be submitted prior to the start of the term. Changes for the current term will not be accepted after the start of the term.
Acceptance of third-party billing is at the discretion of the University of Saskatchewan.
The completed sponsorship form authorizes the University of Saskatchewan to invoice the agency for tuition and related fees for the students listed in the request.
Sponsorship Agency Form (Microsoft Excel document)
Sponsoring agencies must send the completed form to:
University of Saskatchewan
Student Accounts, Financial Services Division
E40 - 105 Administration Place
Saskatoon, SK., S7N 5A2
The University of Saskatchewan considers the submission of the sponsorship form to be a binding commitment for the sponsorship of the student.
(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
- receiving reimbursement from the sponsor
- any late payment penalties assessed
Obligations and Procedures
- The sponsoring agency must complete the University of Saskatchewan sponsorship form.
- Sponsors are assigned a client id number which should be included on all payments and correspondence.
- Payments must be made within 30 days of billing. If payment is not received, late payment penalties equal to 1.5% per month will be added to the next month’s billing.
- 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 or transcript release.
- If payment is not received within 90 days of billing, sponsorships for future terms will not be accepted until the account is paid in full and 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.
- Any restrictions or contingencies on the authorization are not allowed. For example, if the sponsor requires grades, transcripts or notification of class withdrawals before paying, the university will not authorize the third-party billing. In such cases the student is responsible for paying their fees and should request reimbursement from the sponsoring agency.
- Students must not delay payment of fees in anticipation of third-party sponsorships. Any late payment fees which accrue prior to the authorization of a contract will not be cancelled. While sponsors do not typically cover late payment penalties, if they are a result of the sponsor sending in a late application, the sponsor may agree to pay the charges.
- Students will still receive a bill if there are charges not covered by the sponsor. These remaining charges (for example, health and dental fees) must be paid by the student and are subject to late payment penalties of 1.5% per month.
- If a student has prepaid their account and the sponsor payment results in a credit balance, then the student may request a refund from the Student Accounts Office. Amounts prepaid by credit card will be refunded back to the credit card used.
- The student is responsible for providing additional information such as grades or transcripts to the sponsor if the sponsor requires the information.
How does it work
Graduate students can arrange to have instalment payments deducted from their bank account and credited directly to their student account on a monthly basis.
Fees are divided evenly by the number of months as follows:
- FALL & WINTER TERMS October to March (6 months)
- FALL TERM only, October to December (3 months)
- WINTER TERM only, January to March (3 months)
- SPRING & SUMMER TERMS May to July (3 months)
Important to Remember
- If an instalment payment is returned to the University due to insufficient funds, the Instalment Plan will be cancelled and the student will be subject to Late Payment Fees (see above) and you may be subject to suspension of some services
- If any changes are made to your account, please notify Student Finance and Awards in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org to change your Pre-Authorized Debit amount 10 business days prior to the date when your next pre-authorized debit is scheduled to come out.
- If the student ceases to be an employee, the unpaid balance on their account becomes subject to late payment fees.
Setting up your instalment plan
- Register for your classes and check to make sure all of your tuition and fees are assessed
- Go to Student Finance and Awards in the Administration building
- Complete and authorize a Pre-Authorized Debit Form (obtain from Student Accounts Office)
- Attach a void cheque
- A $40.00 instalment fee must be paid in advance
- To avoid a late payment penalty the Pre-Authorized Debit form must be authorized and received by the Student Accounts Office prior to the Payment Due Dates
Instalment privileges are denied if fees are outstanding from a previous term. You can check if any money is owed from previous terms in the Tuition and Fees channel in PAWS.
E40-105 Administration Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon SK S7N 5A2
Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday