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Tuition FAQs

You can use your tuition account summary as an official statement or proof of payment. You can print it by clicking the “print” command.

You may request a refund by emailing

You can also leave the funds on your account for a future term. If you do this, the credit will be automatically applied against any new charges.

  • We send refunds by cheque to the current mailing address on your student file. If you would prefer your refund to be directly deposited to your Canadian bank account, fill out the direct deposit authorization - tuition fees form. Refunds may take 2-3 weeks to arrive.
  • If your payment was sent via wire transfer or Western Union Global pay, a credit will be refunded by wire transfer. There are no exceptions.
  • If you accidentally made an online banking payment to the university, please contact your bank directly to recall the payment.
  • If you made your payment by cheque, there will be a waiting period of 30 business days before we can process a refund. If you made your payment in US funds, there will be a waiting period of 45 business days.

Bring your passport to the Tuition Fees office as soon as possible. It will reduce your term fees. If you wait until late in the month, you’ll encounter long line-ups. We’re in room A115 in the Jamie Cassels Centre.

No. Your registration has to be validated on the voucher by the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office. Once it’s been validated, you must submit it to the Ministry of Education and they will send you the money directly. You can find the address for the Ministry of Education on the back of the voucher.

Undergraduate students:

  • Awards from UVic are automatically put into your student account towards your tuition fees on the first day of classes.

 Graduate students:

  • Possibly. Only a small number of graduate awards are credited to tuition accounts. Please refer to your notice of award for details on the method of payment.

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

Undergraduate students online opt out. Opt out by:

  • September 22 if you start taking courses in September
  • January 22 if you start taking courses in January

The UVSS contact number is 250-721-8355.

Graduate students online opt out. Opt out by:

  • September 30 if you start taking courses in September
  • January 31 if you start taking courses in January

The GSS contact number is 250-721-8816.

UVic has Mandatory Temporary Medical Insurance (MTMI) provided by International Insurance. New international students at UVic will be automatically enrolled in this plan for their first registered term.

Coverage is based on when you begin your program of study at UVic.

New international students are automatically covered by for one of the following time periods:

  • September 1 - December 31
  • January 1 - April 30
  • May 1 - August 31

If you have questions about the coverage, please contact International Student Services (ISS).

Please note that we can’t provide tax advice. Whether you can take advantage of the following tax slips depends upon your individual circumstances. To find out more about the credits and your eligibility, you should consult a tax professional. The Canada Revenue Agency website also has several publications that might be helpful to students.

  • T2202A: tax credit amount for the eligible tuition and fees paid for a calendar year
  • T4A: applies to students who have received bursary, scholarship, awards, third party payments or other funding
  • T4: only issued to students employed by UVic

Tax slips are available every February for the previous taxation year. You can find them online.

View and print your tax forms.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Tuition Fees.

You can refer to the GlobalPay for Students FAQ page to address common questions.

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