Frequently asked questions

Tuition Fees

What do I owe?

Look at your account online at: Sign in to UVic

  • Sign in to UVic with your Netlink ID.
  • Go to 'online tools', under "Student Services" click on "tuition account summary".

How do I pay a $200 acceptance deposit?

  • online banking
  • telephone banking
  • cheque, money order or bank draft
  • interact/debit
  • cash

Online banking - through your banking institution set up the payee as the University of Victoria Tuition fees and the account number is your STUDENT ID number, for example V00XXXXXX. Please follow your banking institution instructions for adding a payee. Please allow at least 24-48 business hours for the payment to be processed into your tuition account.

STUDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO USE ONLINE BANKING AS THE MOST CONVENIENT AND EFFICIENT WAY TO PAY TUITION FEES.

Cheque, money order or bank draft by mail - if you are mailing your payment, please ensure that your STUDENT ID number and the term are on the FRONT of the payment.  Our mailing address is:

University of Victoria
Tuition fees
PO Box 3040, STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 3N7

In person at Accounting Services - Tuition fees - our office is located on the 1st floor of the University Centre, UVC A115

Tuition fees cashier hours:

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Monday-Friday
  • Tuition fee enquiries by telephone and email can be made from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday
  • Cashier desk will be open extended hours at fee deadlines as volumes require.

Payment may be made by cash, cheque or debit card.  If paying by cheque, ensure that your STUDENT ID number and term are on the FRONT of the cheque.  Cheques can be dropped in the cheque slot located to the left of the cashiers with no waiting. 

For International Students wire transfer instructions:

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
1079 Douglas St
Victoria BC

Transit #08000
Institution #003
Account #000-009-1
Swift ROYCCAT2

  • Ensure that you use your student ID number and your name as the reference.
  • A copy of the payment receipt must be sent to tuition@uvic.ca so we can be aware of your payment. 
  • Failure to do so will mean it will take longer to identify your payment. 

Reminder: routing banks often take $25 and so the amount we receive is less than what you pay.  In order to avoid your payment being short you should include $25 extra in your payment.  In addition if you are calculating currency exchange rates be sure to use the sell exchange rate. 

How can I pay my fees? (Please note UVic does not accept any credit cards for payment of tuition fees)

Online banking - through your banking institution set up the payee as the University of Victoria Tuition fees and the account number is your STUDENT ID number, for example V00XXXXXX. Please follow your banking institution instructions for adding a payee. Please allow at least 24-48 business hours for the payment to be processed into your tuition account.

STUDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO USE ONLINE BANKING AS THE MOST CONVENIENT AND EFFICIENT WAY TO PAY TUITION FEES.

Cheque, money order or bank draft by mail - if you are mailing your payment, please ensure that your STUDENT ID number and the term are on the FRONT of the payment.  Our mailing address is:

University of Victoria
Tuition fees
PO Box 3040, STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 3N7

In person at Accounting Services - Tuition fees - our office is located on the 1st floor of the University Centre, UVC A115

Tuition fees cashier hours:

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Monday-Friday
  • Tuition fee enquiries by telephone and email can be made from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday
  • Cashier desk will be open extended hours at fee deadlines as volumes require.

Payment may be made by cash, cheque or debit card.  If paying by cheque, ensure that your STUDENT ID number and term are on the FRONT of the cheque.  Cheques can be dropped in the cheque slot located to the left of the cashiers with no waiting.  We accept post-dated cheques in advance for fee deadlines.

For International Students wire transfer instructions:

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
1079 Douglas St
Victoria BC

Transit #08000
Institution #003
Account #000-009-1
Swift ROYCCAT2

  • Ensure that you use your student ID number and your name as the reference. 
  • A copy of the payment receipt must be sent to tuition@uvic.ca so we can be aware of your payment. 
  • Failure to do so will mean it will take longer to identify your payment.  You are responsible for ensuring that the payment arrives before the payment deadline.  If we receive the payment after the deadline you will be responsible for paying  a 1.5% service charge on the overdue balance. 

Reminder: routing banks often take $25 and so the amount we receive is less than what you pay.  In order to avoid your payment being short you should include $25 extra in your payment.  In addition if you are calculating currency exchange rates be sure to use the sell exchange rate. However, DO NOT SEND more than the $25 owing on your tuition account.  Any overpayments will be credited to future tuition and will not be refunded to the student.

Please note:

  • You may encounter long line-ups if paying by cash or debit card close to the deadline.
  • All debit cards have daily purchase limits and so ensure your limit is high enough to cover your tuition.

Third party service provider

  • The University does not accept credit cards for the payment of tuition and related fees. We understand that credit card payments can be made through a third party service provider who will, on your behalf, send your payments to the university. The university receives payment when the service provider remits the funds, not the date you make payment. The university may charge late fees or interest if your payment does not meet the payment deadlines published in the UVic calendar. Contact your service provider to find out processing times.
  • References to third party services and products are provided for the convenience of UVic students and parents only. We do not endorse any of these products or services.

When are tuition fees due?

  • 1st term (September-December) fees are due September 30th. A 1.5% service charge annualized at 19.56% will be added if the account is not paid on or by the due date
  • 2nd term (January-April) fees are due January 31st. The monthly service charge is applicable as above.
  • Summer term (May-August) fees are due May 31st. The monthly service charge is applicable as above.
  • You can pay your full year with one payment in September.
  • Failure to pay full 1st term fees by October 31st or 2nd term fees by February 28th can result in cancellation of course registrations.

What should I do with my Passport to Education?

Bring your passport to the Tuition Fees office in the University Centre as soon as possible. It will reduce your 1st term fees. If you wait until late in the month you will encounter long line-ups.

I won the Provincial Scholarship of $1000.00. Will this be taken off my fees?

No. Your registration has to be validated on the back of the voucher by the Registrar's Office (Records). It is your responsibility to submit this to the Ministry of Education (the address is on the back of the voucher) who will send you the money directly.

I won an award from UVic. Will this be taken off my tuition fees?

Undergrad Students:
  • Yes, awards from UVic are automatically put into your student account towards your tuition fees on the first day of classes.
Graduate Students:
  • Only a small number of graduate awards are credited to tuition accounts. Please refer to your notice of award for particulars regarding the method of payment. 

How do I opt out of GSS and UVSS extended health and dental plan?

Students with existing coverage may choose to opt-out of the extended health and/or dental plan(s) by the opt out deadlines noted below.  Your tuition fee account will be credited by the amount of the health/dental plan when your opt out is approved by the Students’ Society.

Tax forms

  • T2202a for tax purposes are issued in February and are available online through the student services tab at www.uvic.ca.
  • T2202a prior to 2008 tax year, please contact our office at .

IMPORTANT REMINDER

Please be aware that there are deadlines for fee reductions for dropped courses.  Check the fees section of the calendar for specific drop dates.