Paying my account

We have options to pay your account whether you are a Canadian or International student. See below for more details.

Payment Processing Times

Although a payment you make may result in an immediate debit transaction on your bank account, York does not instantly receive it.

Payments made from a major Canadian bank can take up to four business days while payment made from other institutions may take more than four days to process.

Please plan ahead to ensure your payments are received by the due date!

Paying from a Canadian Bank Account

You can pay through your financial institution by telephone or online banking:

  • Pay a bill
  • The payee is York University
  • The account number is your nine-digit York student number on your statement

To pay for a School of Continuing Studies program, visit and click the Enrol button on the relevant program page.

List of major Canadian banks:

  • Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD Canada Trust or TD Bank)
  • Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
  • Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank)
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
  • Bank of Montreal (BMO)

Paying from an International Bank Account

If you live in Canada, we encourage you to set up a Canadian bank account.

Please make all fee payments payable to York University

We partner with CIBC International Student Pay and Convera GlobalPay to offer secure online payment portals from your international bank to York University. Except for these two service providers, we discourage you from using any third-party intermediaries or agents to make payments.

Never send money or account information to any third party you do not trust!

If you require a refund in the future, payments originally paid from your bank account through these portals will be returned in the same form of payment to the same originating bank account.

Compare their payment options and rates and choose whichever best meets your needs.

Both options feature:

  • secure payments in your preferred currency
  • competitive foreign exchange rates
  • multiple payment options
  • payment tracking
  • customer-service support
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Paying by Loyalty Points

Visit to use your loyalty program points — such as Aeroplan, TD Rewards and CIBC Aventura — to pay your tuition fees or loans from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and the Canada Student Grants and Loans program.

You must pay your registration deposit if you are a new student as this ensures your enrolment for the upcoming Fall/Winter term. Refer to registration deposit deadlines to secure your spot at York – do not wait for your sponsor to make a payment. 

Provide your student account statement to your sponsor and ensure they are adhering to the payment deadline outlined on your statement. Refer to Key Due Dates for reference. Late payment penalties (i.e. interest) will apply if your sponsor does not make a payment by the due date that is outlined on your student account statement.

If you are a First Nations student, please contact the Centre for Indigenous Student Services to learn how a First Nations band can sponsor you.

Paying with a Tuition Waiver

Contact the Pension & Benefits Office to find out if you are eligible and how to apply.

The waiver does not cover course or program costs for:

  • Certificate (non-degree) programs
  • School of Continuing Studies
  • Schulich School of Business Executive Education Centre
  • Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA

The waiver does not cover anything beyond academic fees, such as interest, student health and dental plans, residence fees, course materials, etc.

If you receive a tuition fee waiver you can still apply for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) funding. You must report the waiver to OSAP, which will factor it into your funding.

You may be eligible for a tuition waiver of domestic non-professional fees if all the below are applicable:

  • You are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • You are at 60 years of age or older by May 1 for the upcoming summer term or September 1 for the upcoming Fall/Winter term

You will be responsible for any additional tuition or fees that may be applicable such as ancillary, supplementary fees or international tuition rates.

Eligible employees and their eligible dependents may have all or part of their academic fees for bachelor, master and doctoral degree-credit courses waived. The fee waiver is capped at the regulated (non-professional) domestic academic fee rate.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) considers tuition a non-taxable benefit for York employees and a taxable benefit for all dependents.

We do not issue tax forms for the waiver to employees.

We do issue forms T4A and T2202 for the waiver for dependents, through the Tax Forms Module.

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Ways to connect with Student Support & Advising

  • In-person
  • Virtually
  • Phone
  • Email

Visit the Contact SSA page for more details on hours of operation.

Email: (Please remember to include your name and reference or student number in your email.)