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Tuition Payment Plan Program

Enrolment in the Graduate Student Tuition Payment Plan is now closed for the spring 2018 term. Applications for the fall 2018 term will open Aug. 1. 

Laurier provides graduate students with a unique tuition payment option designed to help alleviate the financial pressures of pursuing graduate studies. By enrolling in the Graduate Student Tuition Payment Plan, you can pay your tuition fees in three (3) equal installments applied monthly to your student financial account. Your account will be assessed a $50.00 non-refundable service charge for each term the plan is approved.

This $50 fee covers the administrative costs of implementing the plan. The payment plan is designed to help students who would typically incur more than $50 worth of late fees and additional penalties because they are not able to pay their fees in full on time. Students who apply to participate in the plan have their account balance reviewed in order to ensure that the $50 charge will not exceed the total amount of fees that would incur if they’re unable to pay their fees in full without the plan.

You will be notified approximately two weeks after the term enrolment deadline via email as to whether or not your enrolment in the plan has been approved. Once enrolled, an invoice and payment due date communication will be sent to your MyLaurier account. It is important that you check your MyLaurier account regularly.

Considerations

  • Typically, enrolment in the Tuition Payment Plan Program is approved if your fees owing for the term exceed $1,000 and you will not receive funding from other sources (awards, scholarships, OSAP funding directed to Laurier, etc.) to pay this debt down.
  • If financial support that will be applied to your account for the term results in an outstanding balance of $1,000 or less, enrolment in the plan is not recommended.
  • If expected OSAP funding directed to Laurier will cover or exceed the amount of fees owing, enrolment in the plan is not recommended. 
  • 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, submission of final post-defence copy with sign-off from the advisor) by the end of the first month of the semester, you should not enrol in the plan.
  • If a late, or an increase, of financial support becomes available, resulting in a credit balance exceeding the amount of fees originally owing, the plan remains in place for the term. The balance exceeding the remaining installments owing under the plan can be refunded upon request.
  • If you have fees outstanding from a previous term, or have not fulfilled previous plan payments, you will not be eligible to participate in the plan unless previous term fees have been paid in full by the plan’s enrolment deadline.

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