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Tuition, fees & budgeting

The cost of your education depends on:

  • how many classes you take
  • how you get around (car, bus, bike)
  • where you live
  • where (and what) you eat

Consider this and your tuition and fee costs when planning your yearly budget.

Tuition & student fees

Visit our tuition calculator to get an estimate of program tuition fees.

Paying your acceptance deposit and tuition fees

Your amount due for the term will show under the “Term Balance” on your Account Summary in My page.

Please note that we do not accept cash, e-transfer or credit card payments.

Make a payment within Canada

From a Canadian financial institution:

Follow the instructions from your financial institution's online bill payment service for setting up a payee and sending a payment.

Set up the payee as University of Victoria Tuition.  The account number should be your student number (e.g. V00XXXXXX). Please note the payee name may vary slightly between financial institutions i.e. University of Victoria Tuition, Tuition Fees, Fees, etc.  If you are unable to identify the payee, please contact your bank for help. 

Please allow at least 1-2 business days for the payment to be processed into your tuition account. You can check to see if payment has been processed by logging into My page.

e-Transfer® (INTERAC e-Transfer) payments via email notification are not accepted by the University. To pay fees electronically, use your financial institution’s online bill payment services.

In-person

You can pay your tuition fees in-person (using cheque, money order, bank draft or Interac/debit card from a Canadian institution) by visiting the tuition fees cashier at:

University Centre
UVC A115
First floor, next to Records and Admissions

  • Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

By mail

You can mail a cheque, money order or bank draft to:

University of Victoria
Tuition fees
PO Box 1700
Victoria BC V8W 2Y2

  • Be sure to write your student number on the front of the cheque, money order or bank draft
  • Make sure your payment is made out to “University of Victoria.”
  • It can take up to 10 business days for your payment by mail to be received and processed. If you choose to send your payment by mail, make sure you send it with plenty of time before the deadline.

Make a payment from outside Canada

UVic has partnered with Western Union Business Solutions to provide international students with a fast and affordable way to make payments from outside of Canada. The Western Union GlobalPay for Students service allows you to arrange payments in your own currency and 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.

Benefits:

  • You make payment in the currency of your choice. This amount is then converted to Canadian dollars.
  • The exchange rate quote is locked in for your payment for 72 hours after the quote is obtained.
  • The exchange rate is competitive when compared to your financial institution’s retail rates, and bank service fees may be reduced since the wire transfer that you initiate is a local transfer.
  • There are NO transaction charges from Western Union or UVic, though you may be charged a transaction fee by your bank.

To make a payment using Western Union GlobalPay for Students:

  1. Access the Western Union GlobalPay for Students system using your UVic student number and preferred contact email address. 
  2. For ’1-Tuition Fees’ enter the amount owing on your tuition account summary.
  3. Select your local currency. The amount owing in your local currency will be automatically calculated.
  4. Select who is making the payment from the ‘Who is Paying’ drop-down list and complete the required payment details fields. If the payer is different from the student, you can enter payer details here. 
  5. Confirm your quote by agreeing to the total cost in your home currency and agree to the conditions.
  6. Payment instructions will be sent to the email address provided. Print the payment instructions, take them to your bank and follow the instructions to transfer the required amount to Western Union Business Solutions. Note:  the payment must be completed within 72 hours. If the 72 hour period has elapsed and you have not made the payment at your bank, go back to the Western Union GlobalPay for Students site to obtain a new quote. The expiry date is noted on the payment instructions page

For students paying from India and Korea:

  • Simply follow the steps above. Your payment instructions will direct you to make your payment through a specific bank in your home country.

For students paying from China:

  • There are three different options to make a payment to Western Union Business Solutions (click here for more details on these options). Simply follow the steps above and choose your payment option when selecting your local currency on the GlobalPay for Students website.

Once funds have been transferred to Western Union, they will be credited to your UVic account in Canadian dollars. No fees will be charged by UVic or Western Union Business Solutions when using this service, though your bank may charge a fee to make the local currency transfer.  However, DO NOT SEND more than the tuition you are charged.  Any overpayments will be credited to future tuition and will not be refunded to the student. 

*See the GlobalPay for Students FAQ page for answers to some common questions.*

If you are making your payment from a bank account outside of Canada and you are not able to use the Western Union GlobalPay for Students option, you may send your payment to the University of Victoria via international wire transfer. 

Wire transfer instructions:

  1. Provide the University of Victoria bank information to your bank:

Beneficiary Bank              Royal Bank of Canada
SWIFT                             ROYCCAT2
Bank Address                  1079 Douglas St
                                      Victoria BC
                                      V8W 2C5
Transit                            08000
Institution                       003 

Beneficiary Account         080000000091
Beneficiary Name            University Of Victoria

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If required see below:

Sort code will be Bank # 3 digits and transit # 5 digits all together (e.g. 00308000)

IBAN # will be a combination of Bank Number 003, transit # 5digits & account # 7 digits all together (e.g 003080000000091)

  1. Ensure that your bank uses your student ID number and name in the reference field for the wire transfer.
  2. Send a scanned copy of your payment receipt to tuition@uvic.cato ensure that we are made aware of your payment. Failure to do so will mean it will take longer for your tuition payment to be identified. You are responsible for ensuring that the payment arrives before the payment deadline.
  3. If we receive your payment after the deadline, you will be responsible for paying a 1.5% service charge on the overdue balance.

Reminders:

Routing banks often take a $25 wire transfer fee from your payment, so the amount the University of Victoria receive is less than what you pay.  In order to avoid your payment being short you should include $25 extra in wire transfer payment amount.  However, DO NOT SEND more than this extra $25 in your wire transfer.  Any overpayments will be credited to future tuition and will not be refunded to the student.

If you are calculating currency exchange rates be sure to use the sell exchange rate.

We recommend that you use one of the electronic methods of payment. If this is not possible, we do accept cheques in US dollars. The University is not responsible for mail service delivery. Postmarks on envelopes are not viewed as the received date. If a payment is received past the fee deadline a service charge will be assessed. The cheque can be mailed to the below address:

University of Victoria
Tuition fees
PO Box 1700,
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2

Cheques, money orders or bank drafts should be made payable to "University of Victoria". To ensure that your account is correctly credited, please include the student ID on the front of the payment. The cheque will be converted to Canadian dollars using the rate of exchange on the day the cheque is received.

Need help?

View our tuition fees FAQs for more help or call us from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday -Friday at 250-721-7032 or call toll-free at 1-800-663-5260. You can also email tuition@uvic.ca.

Fee payment deadlines

It is very important that payment is received by the appropriate deadline.

Fees are due by the following dates:

  • Fall term: September 30
  • Spring term: January 31
  • Summer term: May 31

The fee payment deadlines are published in the Academic Calendar every year.

For information on residence fees, visit Residence Services.

Graduate Student Tuition Income Offset Plan

The graduate tuition income offset plan lets you pay tuition fees in four equal instalments over each four month term. These four instalments are automatically taken from your bank account on the last business day of each month.

Third party billing

Sometimes third parties agree to pay fees on behalf of a student with third party billing. In these cases both the student and sponsoring party agree to certain responsibilities.

Budgeting resources

A budget is a simple way for you to manage your money to make sure it lasts for your entire academic year. Here are some useful resources:

Need help?

If you would like assistance contact Student Awards and Financial Aid

250-721-8423 or finaid@uvic.ca

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