Paying tuition

Access your account statement

A few factors determine your tuition fees, including whether you’re from Quebec (or qualify for Quebec residency status), another province or outside Canada. These and other factors could affect your tuition fees.

View your account statement
 

You can also access your tuition statement by doing the following:

  1. Visit the Student Hub's My CU Account page
  2. Click on the Financial tab
  3. Select Manage tuition & fee payments

How your statement is structured

Your student account is broken down into 4 major sections:

Registration: courses registered

Tuition & Other Fees: Fees generated by registration in a course(s) or program of study. Fees are broken down by session, e.g. summer, fall and winter. Fees for two term fall/winter (/3) courses are divided in two (2) and appear in both the fall and winter sessions.

Other Account Transactions: Charges not generated by registration in a course(s) or program of study. These include transactions such as payments, refunds, locker fees, interest, etc.

Amount/Balances Due: Summary of the current balance, and summer, fall and winter fees due provides due date for each amount when an amount is due today, the outstanding balance is past due.

Paying with a Canadian bank

It takes two to three business days before your Concordia student account reflects a payment. You will not face any late fees if you initiate and complete the payment on or before the tuition payment deadline. We don't accept cash or cheque.

Review different payment methods:



Online banking is the easiest way to pay your fees. Online payments take 2-3 business days to appear on your student account. You will not be charged any late fees if you make this payment with your bank on or before the payment deadline.

How to make online payments

  1. Sign in to your online banking app or website (any Bank in Canada)
  2. Choose 'Bill Payment'
  3. Add 'Concordia University' as a new Payee
  4. Use your 8-digit student ID as the account number
  5. Enter the amount you need to pay and submit the payment

 

Find bill payment instructions for your bank



Pre-authorized debits (PADs) are a convenient way to pay bills and make payments automatically. Instead of manually making a payment, Concordia is permitted to debit your bank account directly when the payment is due.

Please note:

  • There is no fee for this service unless the PAD is returned unpaid to the University.
  • In the case of a Pre-Authorised debit (PAD) transaction being rejected for Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF), submission error, or other bank-related return reasons, a $30.00 non-refundable fee will be charged.

How to set up pre-authorized payments

  1. Visit the Make a payment section in the Student Centre. You can also access this service by logging in to the Student Hub and going to My CU Account.
  2. Under the 'What I Owe' heading and 'Payment amount' subheading, click on the 'Pay' button.
  3. You will be prompted to open a new window/tab in your browser. Select 'Allow'.
  4. Under the 'My Profile Setup' heading, select 'Payment profile'.
  5. Under the 'Add a new Payment Method heading', select 'CAD Pre-auth Debit' from the dropdown.
  6. Fill out your banking information

Authorized third party payments

TouchNet, a third-party company, allows you to add the email address of someone you authorize to make a payment on your behalf (a family member, for example).

That person will receive a link directing them to a payment page. Authorized users may pay via credit or pre-authorized debit. Please note a fee may apply, depending on the payment type they choose.

Authorized users do not have access to any information from the Student Information System (such as courses or grades) besides payment history or current balance.

How to add an authorized user

  1. To designate an authorized user with TouchNet, select the Make a payment section from your Student Centre. You can also access this service by logging in to the Student Hub and going to My CU Account
  2. Under the 'What I Owe' heading and 'Payment amount' subheading, click on the 'Pay' button.
  3. You will be prompted to open a new window/tab in your browser. Select 'Allow'.
  4. Under the 'My Profile Setup' heading, select 'Auhorized Users'.
  5. Select 'Add Authorized User'
  6. You can now add the email address of a user you authorize (ex: a family member). 
  7. The new authorized user will receive a link via email that will direct them to the payment page. Authorized users may pay via credit or pre-authorized debit.

When designating an authorized user, you have the option to provide access to either the current balance due only, or their entire payment history. 

 


Concordia has made a credit payment option available by popular demand, but recommends you first consider other methods of payment that do not incur charges or convenience fees.

How to make credit card payments

Select Manage Tuition and fee payments to pay via credit card. You can also access this service by logging in to the Student Hub and going to My CU Account.

  • Credit card payments are processed by Touchnet, an external payment processing company. 
  • Touchnet will charge a 2.5% non-refundable convenience fee for all credit card payments made to your account.  Accepted credit cards are Visa and Mastercard. 
  • International students wishing to pay outstanding balances using a credit card, you must do so from within the CIBC International Pay platform as explained below.

Authorized third party payments

TouchNet, a third-party company, allows you to add the email address of someone you authorize to make a payment on your behalf (a family member, for example).

That person will receive a link directing them to a payment page. Authorized users may pay via credit or pre-authorized debit. Please note a fee may apply, depending on the payment type they choose.

Authorized users do not have access to any information from the Student Information System (such as courses or grades) besides payment history or current balance.

How to add an authorized user

  1. To designate an authorized user with TouchNet, select the Make a payment section from your Student Centre. You can also access this service by logging in to the Student Hub and going to My CU Account
  2. Under the 'What I Owe' heading and 'Payment amount' subheading, click on the 'Pay' button.
  3. You will be prompted to open a new window/tab in your browser. Select 'Allow'.
  4. Under the 'My Profile Setup' heading, select 'Auhorized Users'.
  5. Select 'Add Authorized User'
  6. You can now add the email address of a user you authorize (ex: a family member). 

The new authorized user will receive a link via email that will direct them to the payment page. Authorized users may pay via credit or pre-authorized debit.

When designating an authorized user, you have the option to provide access to either the current balance due only, or their entire payment history. 

 

Paying with a foreign bank




Concordia is partnering with CIBC to offer a secure online portal for making tuition payments in your local currency.

Benefits of the CIBC international student pay program

  • Easily make payments in your preferred currency through an intuitive and secure portal
  • Access competitive foreign exchange rates. Review the quote upfront to see the exchange rate. 
  • Diverse payment methods: International Bank Wire, ACH Direct Debit for U.S. bank accounts, Visa and Mastercard debit and credit cards, and China UnionPay credit and debit cards.
  • Customer service support through a dedicated and responsive team
  • Payment status updates and reminders to facilitate timely payment

How to submit your payment

You do not need to go to a CIBC bank branch or have a CIBC bank account to use this service.

To make a payment, you will need to do the following:

  1. Visit your Student Centre's Make a payment section. You can also access your Student Centre by logging into the Student Hub and going to My CU Account.
  2. Under the 'What I Owe' heading and 'Payment amount' subheading, click on the 'Pay' button.
  3. Select CIBC International Student Pay. You'll be prompted to choose a payment option.

Payments typically take 2-5 business days to be reflected in your student account.

How to use CIBC international student pay

Also available in French, Chinese (simplified and traditional), SpanishHindi, and Vietnamese.

Questions? Email CIBC at studenthelp@cibc.com

Payment options

Wire transfers

You will receive detailed instructions and a reference code, which you'll have 72 hours (excluding weekends) to share with your local bank. Your bank simply follows the instructions to send the funds to Concordia.

China UnionPay

Students from China can now pay their fees in Chinese Renminbi (CNY) with their China UnionPay card. The rate remains valid for 20 minutes.

Visa & Mastercard

Paying with your credit card is a fast and convenient method to complete your entire payment online. The rate remains valid for 20 minutes.


TouchNet, a third-party company, allows you to add the email address of someone you authorize to make a payment on your behalf (a family member, for example).

That person will receive a link directing them to a payment page. Authorized users may pay via credit or pre-authorized debit. Please note a fee may apply, depending on the payment type they choose.

Authorized users do not have access to any information from the Student Information System (such as courses or grades) besides payment history or current balance.
 

How to add an authorized user

  1. To designate an authorized user with TouchNet, select the Make a payment section from your Student Centre. You can also access this service by logging in to the Student Hub and going to My CU Account
  2. Under the 'What I Owe' heading and 'Payment amount' subheading, click on the 'Pay' button.
  3. You will be prompted to open a new window/tab in your browser. Select 'Allow'.
  4. Under the 'My Profile Setup' heading, select 'Auhorized Users'.
  5. Select 'Add Authorized User'
  6. You can now add the email address of a user you authorize (ex: a family member). 

The new authorized user will receive a link via email that will direct them to the payment page. Authorized users may pay via credit or pre-authorized debit.

When designating an authorized user, you have the option to provide access to either the current balance due only, or their entire payment history. 

 

Sponsored payments

Students whose fees are paid to the University by a "Sponsor" (e.g. government, embassy, corporation, etc.) must present original proof of sponsorship to the Student Accounts Office before the payment deadline date. Any fees not covered by the student's sponsor must be paid by the student no later than the payment deadline date.


Payroll deductions

Payroll deductions may be available to teaching and research assistants and certain Concordia employees. The student must go to the Payroll Office in S-FB-1120 to complete and submit a Payroll Deduction form.

Returned payments

When a cheque or credit card payment is returned for any reason, your current and future registration may be restricted. A $30.00 fee may also be applied. 

In order to remove any restrictions on your account, you will need to pay your full outstanding balance. 

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