Students can view their account balances through PAWS at any time. The PAWS Account Summary by Term is the official account balance and can be accessed as follows:
Statements are also mailed regularly to students with a valid mailing address; however, payment is due regardless of whether or not a paper statement has been received. In fact, depending on when students register and/or add classes, students may not receive a paper statement which is why it is important to view account balances through PAWS. This is especially important if you have made any class changes.
Tuition and student fees are normally automatically charged to students at the time of registration. Once a student has registered they are then responsible for the payment of any assessed fees. 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.
Fees are due upon assessment with the payment deadline dates shown below:
|2013 Term 1 (Spring) - May 10, 2013||2013-14 Term 1 (Fall) - September 30, 2013|
|2013 Term 2 (Summer) - July 2, 2013||2013-14 Term 2 (Winter) - January 31, 2014|
Late Payment Fees equal to 1.5% of any past due balance are charged if the balance is not paid by the deadline date above. Amounts that remain past due will be continue to charged the Late Payment Fee at the end of each month (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.
Non-payment of tuition and fees does not constitute an official withdrawal from the University - students must withdraw from classes through the Registration channel.
Failure to make payment by the stated deadline will also result in a hold on the student account and the withholding of future services by the University. In some cases non-payment may result in the termination of student status.
Withholding of future services means that students will not be able to access grades, will not receive transcripts, will not receive their parchments upon graduation and will not be eligible for re-registration until all overdue accounts have been cleared with the University. University services may also be withheld for overdue amounts owing to other University academic units or affiliated units.
In addition, accounts that remain past due will be sent to a collection agency.
EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2010:
The regular hours of business for Student Accounts are 08:30 to 16:30, Monday through Friday, except for holidays.
Students can pay in-person using cash, cheque or debit card.
Effective September 2010, credit cards are only accepted online through PAWS and a 1% administration is charged.
In order to avoid line-ups, students are strongly encouraged to make payment by online banking or telephone banking, at a financial institution or through PAWS using MasterCard.
You can pay your tuition using online banking or telephone banking- simply add the University of Saskatchewan as a payee at any of the banks listed below. Payments are considered received by the University on the day the payment is processed by the bank.
The account number for the University of Saskatchewan is your 8 digit student number.
Students who pay by online banking or telephone are automatically entered into a draw for a $500.00 gift certificate.
- Bank of Montreal
- Scotia Bank
- Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
- Royal Bank of Canada
- Toronto Dominion Bank
- HSBC Bank
- Credit Unions - check on your credit union online banking site for University of Saskatchewan
If you have received a statement in the mail, it can be paid at any financial institution or ABM in Canada. The detachable payment stub of the statement has micro-encoding that will allow it to be processed by the financial institution.
- Take the original statement along with a method of payment (cash, cheque, bank draft, money order) to the financial institution.
- Please note that financial institutions cannot accept payment by credit card without taking a cash advance which will result in interest charges on your credit card account.
- To pay at an ABM, include the stub portion along with the payment in the envelope provided by the ABM and follow the on-screen prompts. Payments will be considered to be received by the University on the day that payment is made at the financial institution or ABM as indicated by the bank stamp on the back of the payment stub. Payments processed by the financial institution on the payment due date will be treated as paid on time.
Mail payment by cheque or money order. Please do not send cash in the mail.
Payments sent through the mail must be received by the payment deadline to avoid late payment charges.
- Write 8 digit student number on the cheque
- Make cheque or money order payable to "University of Saskatchewan
- Mail to: University of Saskatchewan, Student Accounts, Room E40, 105 Administration Place, Saskatoon, SK., S7N 5A2
EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2010:
- MASTERCARD IS THE ONLY CREDIT CARD ACCEPTED FOR TUITION PAYMENTS; VISA IS NO LONGER ACCEPTED. A 1% ADMINISTRATION FEE IS CHARGED FOR ONLINE CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS.
- CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE ON-LINE; IN-PERSON PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD IS NO LONGER ACCEPTED.
To pay your account balance online with a MasterCard credit card:
- Log into PAWS
- Select the Academics tab
- Select the Tuition & Fees channel
- Select Account Summary by Term
- Select Pay Your Fees Now
The University of Saskatchewan is committed to maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality and security of your personal and credit card information. For further details, please visit our Privacy and Security Information page.
To receive University confirmation of enrolment for a student loan, students must present the approved loan form. Student loan forms cannot be signed prior to 30 days before the start date of classes. Students who do not register through PAWS must present the approved loan form along with proof of registration (i.e., the confirmation copy of their registration form).
It is University policy that total assessed tuition and fees for the loan period are deducted from student loans unless:
- Students are able to produce proof that fees have already been paid.
- Students have an out-of-province loan with a second loan disbursement in which case:
- The amount deducted for Term 2 tuition and fees will be reduced by the amount of the second loan disbursement.
- Students must present a Student financial Assistance Branch Notice of Assessment. Without this document, tuition for the entire loan period will be deducted
All scholarships administered through Student Accounts are first applied to total assessed tuition and student fees for the terms the student is registered in. 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, the credit balance to be processed.
Scholarships may be taxable as provided for in Section 56(1)(x) of the Income Tax Act. Consult the Canada Revenue Agency Student Information for further details.
Student Accounts and Treasury
E40-105 Administration Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon SK S7N 5A2
Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday
Any credit resulting from dropping a class will be applied against any other tuition or fees owed to the University, either for the current term or the next subsequent term. If no monies are owed, students may request a refund through the Request for Refund Form. If a student has negotiated a student loan, any credit will be returned to the loan provider so as to reduce the balance owing.