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When Are Tuition Fees Due?

The first fee due date for each term typically happens during the first week of the start of term. Specific dates can be found in our academic calendar.

Tuition Fee Due Dates for 2021/22

  • Fall 2021 term: September 9, 2021
  • Winter 2022 term: January 4, 2022
  • Spring/Intersession/Summer 2022 terms: May 2, 2022

Monthly late payment penalties of 1.25% will be assessed on all unpaid balances after the due date.

Please note that payments made after December 20 may not be received on accounts until the University reopens on January 3. Financial holds will not be removed until payments have been processed. 

Tuition Invoices

Your tuition invoice will appear online on LORIS. Look under the Student Services tab and select "View Student Invoice." We will send you an email when new invoices are posted. 

You have the opportunity to set up proxy users to have access to your account information, and to also receive these reminders. This is great if you have someone paying your fees on your behalf!

Fall term tuition fees are assessed in late July and early August, so adding or dropping courses may change the amount due. Winter term fees are assessed and invoiced in late November. Check your account status on LORIS at any time after the assessment date. The full amount should be paid by the due date to avoid paying late fees.

How Can I Pay?

Online Banking/Direct Banking

Payment is made through your financial institution directly - Online Banking or Direct Banking (telephone, at the branch, etc.).

For Online banking just log onto your financial institutions online banking site, and set up Wilfrid Laurier University as a payee. The account number is your student ID number. We do encourage you to make payments at least three days in advance of a fee due date to ensure your payment makes it on time! 

Use LORIS > Student Services > Student Account Summary to confirm when your payment has been received and applied to your account

Note: Laurier does not accept E-transfer payments.

CIBC International Student Pay

Laurier offers an international payment option through CIBC International Student Pay. Log on to the secure online portal to initiate a payment with your preferred method and currency from anywhere in the world at any time.

Benefits of the International Student Pay Platform:

  • Easily make payments in your preferred currency through an online portal.
  • Benefit from competitive currency exchange rates provided to your school from a leading global bank
  • Conveniently choose from any of the following payment methods: International Bank Wire, ACH Direct Debit for U.S. bank accounts, Visa & MasterCard debit and credit cards, and China UnionPay credit and debit cards.
  • Easily track their payments online & receive ongoing status updates until their payment is complete
  • Security of a Leading Canadian Financial Institution: With CIBC you can trust that your payment will be transferred in a secure and timely manner.

This is completed through four easy steps:

  1. Log in - Go to the CIBC International Student Pay portal, and log in using your MyLaurier login information.

  2. Provide Payment Details Simply enter your tuition amount in Canadian dollars, then select your country and payment currency. You’ll be shown the amount required in your preferred currency to pay your student fees in Canadian dollars based on the competitive Foreign Exchange rate CIBC is providing. This quoted exchange rate is locked in for 72 hours – this means no currency fluctuations during that period as you finalize your transaction.

  3. Choose your payment option - Conveniently choose from any of the following payment methods International Bank Wire, ACH Direct Debit for U.S. bank accounts, Visa & MasterCard debit and credit cards, and China UnionPay credit and debit cards.

  4. Enter payer details – Enter a few payer details, which can be you, your parents, or an agent acting on your behalf.

    Track your payment – Track your payment anytime by selecting ‘track your payments’ on the CIBC International Student Pay portal

    Please note, if Bank Wire payment is chosen, initiate the transfer by printing the payment instructions and reference code. You will need to bring this information to your local bank within 72 hours. Your bank will follow the instructions to complete the fund transfer.

To learn more about how to make a payment, please watch the ‘how to’ video by clicking on your preferred language below:

Need Help? Please contact CIBC International Student Pay Support:

  • Calling from:
    • India (toll free): +1800121661661;
    • North America (toll free):+18446378898;
    • Anywhere else in the world: +919071373838
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To obtain funds from your Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), you must be enrolled full-time in a qualifying postsecondary degree program. Your financial institution may require proof of your enrolment at Laurier before they will release your funds.

Information that may be required by your financial institution includes:

  • Academic institution name.
  • Academic program.
  • Number of years of academic program.
  • Year of current study (e.g. first year, second year, etc.).
  • Academic year length (i.e. number of weeks of study in current academic year).
  • Academic year start date.
  • Other information as required by your financial institution.

Some financial institutions will require a copy of your invoice, or proof of enrolment. Each financial institution sets their own policies regarding information required to withdraw money from an RESP fund. Withdrawals from an RESP often require advance notice at the financial institution to ensure the funds are available before the term due date. We recommend that all students contact their financial institution in advance of the fee due dates each term to confirm what information and documentation will be required to process their withdrawal. Due dates each term cannot be extended to accommodate delays in the processing of an RESP withdrawal.


For information about paying your tuition fees with Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), see our OSAP information page.

Third-Party Sponsorship

For information about paying your tuition fees through a third-party sponsorship, please see the  Sponsorship information page.

Note: We do not accept any of the following payments/methods: Cash, credit card payments, cheque payments, BitCoin, third-party services (such as Plastiq, Western Union, FlyWire, etc.), other payments made outside of the outlined accepted payment options above. 

Please ensure payments are made through Laurier approved payment options to avoid delays and/or possible holds and late fees.