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 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.



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



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.

How to set up pre-authorized payments

Select Manage Tuition and fee payments to set up a pre-authorised debit (PAD). You can also access this service by logging in to the Student Hub and going to My CU Account.

  • 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.

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 Manage tuition and fee payments from your Student Centre. You can also access this service by logging in to the Student Hub and going to My CU Account
  2. You must then select Make a Payment, then select Add an Authorized User.
  3. You can add the email address of a user they authorize (a family member, for example). 
  4. They 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 Manage tuition and fee payments from your Student Centre. You can also access this service by logging in to the Student Hub and going to My CU Account
  2. You must then select Make a Payment, then select Add an Authorized User.
  3. You can add the email address of a user they authorize (a family member, for example). 
  4. They 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 University has partnered with CIBC International Student Pay to offer a secure online portal for international students to make tuition payments in their local currency.

How to submit your payment

  • Select Manage Tuition and fee payments to pay via CIBC International Student Pay. You can also access this service by logging in to the Student Hub and going to My CU Account
  • Payments will typically take 2-5 business days to be reflected in your student account.

Wire transfers

You will receive detailed instructions and a reference code to deliver to your local bank within 72 hours (excluding weekends). Your bank simply follows the instructions and sends the funds to Concordia University.

China UnionPay

Students from China can now pay their fees to Concordia University in Chinese Renminbi (CNY) with their China UnionPay card. When completing a payment through the International Student Pay platform using UnionPay, the rate provided will be valid for 20 minutes and after submitting the transaction the funds will be processed.

Visa and Mastercard

Paying with your credit card is a fast and convenient method to complete your entire payment online, without needing to visit a bank branch in person. When completing a payment through the International Student Pay platform using a credit card, the rate provided will be valid for 20 minutes and after submitting the transaction the funds will be processed.

ACH Direct Debit

Students from the United States (or U.S. bank account holders) can use the Direct Debit option and authorize CIBC to directly debit their U.S. bank account.

Benefits of the CIBC International Student Pay Program

  • Easily make payments in your preferred currency through an intuitive and secure portal.
  • Access to the competitive foreign exchange rates CIBC is providing to Concordia University. You can review the quote upfront to see what exchange rate is used. 
  • 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.
  • CIBC International Student Pay provides customer service support through a dedicated and responsive team. 
  • CIBC International Student Pay provides payment status updates and reminders to facilitate timely payment to Concordia University.

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 Manage tuition and fee payments from your Student Centre. You can also access this service by logging in to the Student Hub and going to My CU Account
  2. You must then select Make a Payment, then select Add an Authorized User.
  3. You can add the email address of a user they authorize (a family member, for example). 
  4. They 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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