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Tuition Payment Plan Program

Enrolment for the Graduate Student Tuition Payment Plan for the spring 2020 term will open soon, once tuition and fees are assessed for the spring 2020 term. You can monitor your Laurier student account via LORIS for your spring term invoice. Please check this page often for updates regarding the spring 2020 payment plan.

Laurier provides graduate students with a unique tuition payment option designed to help alleviate the financial pressures of pursuing graduate studies. Graduate students must apply to participate in the plan on a term by term basis.

How the Plan Works 

Students enrolled in the plan can pay tuition fees in three (3) equal installments applied monthly to their financial account.

Cost of the Plan

There is a $50 non-refundable Grad Financing Fee for each term a student is enrolled in the plan. This fee covers the administrative costs of implementing the plan.

Plan Eligibility

Graduate students are eligible if their current term fees exceed $1,000 (after funding sources) and/or if they would incur more than $50 worth of late fees over the plan’s three-month duration.

What to Expect (Winter 2020 Term)

Plan approval notifications for the winter 2020 term plan will be sent out to all applicants around Dec. 20th to MyLaurier email accounts. Instalments will be applied on the third of each month.

Instalment Effective Dates

  • First installment date: January 3* (this will include the $50 Grad Financing Fee and, if applicable, any other fees not eligible to be included in the plan)
  • Second installment date: February 3*
  • Third installment date: March 3*

*Invoices with due dates will be issued after each installment has become effective and applied to your account. A late fee of 1.25% will apply on any balances not paid by the installment due date.


  • If you have outstanding fees from a previous term or have not fulfilled previous plan payments, you will not be eligible to participate in the plan unless the previous term's fees have been paid in full by the plan’s fall enrolment deadline.
  • OSAP recipients: if expected OSAP funding directed to Laurier will cover or exceed the amount of fees you are owing, enrolment in the plan is not recommended.
  • If a late, or an increase, of financial support (including any OSAP funding) becomes available after the plan has been implemented and results in a credit balance, the plan remains in place for the term (service charge continues to be non-refundable). Any credit balance exceeding the remaining installments owing under the plan can be eligible for refund upon request.
  • If you are enrolled in a graduate program with a Major Research Paper/Thesis/Dissertation oral examination and already have a defence date scheduled or expect to complete all the degree requirements (defence and submission of final post-defence documents) by the end of the first month of the semester, you should not enrol in the plan.
  • New fees applied to accounts after the plan has been processed will not be included with the active plan.  These fees will be included in the next installment invoice and will be due by the invoice due date.  Fees include: transcript/letter requests, parking permits, UHIP fees, etc.

Request to enrol in the plan by submitting the Graduate Student Tuition Payment Plan Form.