Paying your fees

Fee deadlines

Fee Term 1
(Sept-Dec)
Term 2
(Jan-Apr)
Security deposit $250, due on acceptance ~
Acceptance fee $500, due on acceptance ~
Room deposit ~ $500, due Oct 1
Balance of fees Due Aug 1 Due Nov 15

Fee descriptions

Security deposit

All residents are required to pay a $250 security deposit that is held by Residence Services for the duration of your stay.

  • The security deposit must be paid when you accept your room offer.
  • If maintenance/cleaning services are required for your room after you move out, the costs will be deducted from your security deposit and the balance will be refunded to you. If the costs exceed $250, additional charges will be billed to your account.

Acceptance fee

When you accept your room offer, you'll be required to pay an acceptance fee.

  • If you receive your offer before the end of July, you'll have seven days to accept and pay your acceptance fee
  • If you receive your offer in August, you'll have 48 hours to accept and pay your acceptance fee

The acceptance fee counts as the first payment toward your Term 1 (Sept-Dec) residence fees. The remaining balance of your Term 1 fees must be paid by August 1.

If you receive your offer on or after August 1, you must pay your entire Term 1 residence fee immediately.

Room deposit

In order to keep your room for Term 2 (January to April), you'll be required to pay a room deposit by October 1. The room deposit is $500, and counts toward your residence fees (similar to the acceptance fee).

The balance of your Term 2 fees must be paid by November 15.

Balance of fees

The balance of fees is equivalent to the full residence fee for a term less the $500 acceptance fee/room deposit.

Refer to the detailed fee schedule to see the payments required for each term of a residence contract.

Extended deadlines for scholarships, bursaries and loans

If you're paying your fees from a scholarship, bursary or loan, you must pay the security deposit and acceptance fee as outlined in your room offer. However, you may request an extension of your payment deadline for the balance of your residence fees by sending an email to .

If an extension is granted, you can pay the balance of your Term 1 fees by September 30 and Term 2 fees by January 31.

Payment methods

Your security deposit and acceptance fee, due when you accept your room offer, must be paid online through the Housing Portal using a credit or debit card.

All other fees, including your term 2 room deposit, must be paid using one of the following methods.

In person

Online or telephone banking

  • Set up "University of Victoria - Housing Fees" or "University of Victoria - Residence Fees" as a bill payment company in your online or telephone banking.
  • Your account number is your UVic Student ID number (V00######).
  • Be sure to select Residence Services as the recipient. If your payment is sent to Tuition, it will not be applied to your residence account.

Please note that online payments may take 2-3 business days to process.

At the bank

  • Visit your local bank branch and request to pay a bill for either "University of Victoria - Housing Fees" or "University of Victoria - Residence Fees."
  • Your account number is your UVic Student ID number (V00######).
  • Be sure to select Residence Services as the recipient. If your payment is sent to Tuition, it will not be applied to your residence account.

Mail or courier

Send a cheque by regular mail delivery to:

Residence Services
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2

or by Courier to:

Residence Services
University of Victoria
Craigdarroch Residence Office
Parking Lot#5, Off Sinclair Road
Victoria, BC   V8P 5C2

The cheque must:

  • Be made payable to "University of Victoria Residence."
  • Include your UVic student ID number printed on the memo line. Without your student ID, we may not be able to attach the payment to your account.

We recommend that you use Canada Post Priority or a courier to ensure that your cheque reaches our office before your deadline, and that it can be traced.

Western Union GlobalPay (international students only)

If you're an international student living outside of Canada, you can use Western Union's GlobalPay service to arrange payments in your own currency. Since exchange rates are secured in advance and funds are transferred locally, you don't have to worry about currency fluctuations or international wire fees.

See our step-by-step instructions for using GlobalPay.

Bank wire transfer (international students only)

If you're an international student living outside of Canada, you can request a wire transfer at your bank.

Send the wire transfer to:

Royal Bank of Canada
1079 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC V8W 2C5
Canada

Beneficiary Name: University of Victoria
Transit: #08000
Institution: 003
Account: #000-009-1
SWIFT code: ROYCCAT2

IBAN: UVic does not have an IBAN

Ensure that the following information is included with the wire transfer:

  • Your full name
  • Your UVic Student ID number (V00######)
  • That the payment is for residence fees (not tuition fees)