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Understanding Your Invoice

The first time you read your invoice, you’ll find there is a ton of information. There are two types of charges that you will notice: tuition fees and incidental fees.

Tuition Fees

Undergraduate tuition fees are the cost per course you are registered in. These fees are based on four things:

  • If you’re a domestic or international student;
  • Your program;
  • The year you started at Laurier; and
  • The number of courses you are registered in.

Determining Your Balance

To determine your anticipated balance, review Laurier's tuition fees and incidental fees. In the tuition fees schedule, follow the column of when you first started at Laurier, and you can see how much you are charged per 0.5 credit. You will notice when you go from 2.0 credits to 2.5 credits per term, the cost of the registering in a course decreases. When a student registers in more than 2.0 credits, the fifth (or sixth) course is charged at a rate of close to 50%. Incidental fees are charged per 0.5 credit registration, unless otherwise stated.

Master's and doctoral students are charged full- or part-time tuition based on their status at the time of admission. Permission to change registration status after admission is subject to the approval of the program and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Incidental Fees

Incidental fees contribute to many aspects of student life and campus amenities. Some incidental fees are compulsory and charged to all students, while others are program specific.

Optional Incidental Fees

Some incidental fees are optional, and you have the ability to opt-out by a set deadline. These fees include:

Note: Proof of alternative health and dental coverage is required in order to successfully opt-out of the health and dental plan.

Other Fees

In addition to tuition and incidental fees, other fees that may appear on your account include:

Changes to Your Invoice

Student invoices are static documents that will not change if you add or drop courses. The amount outstanding on your invoice will be what’s due on the due date. If you have made changes to your registration, you are able to see a dynamic and up-to-date balance on LORIS under the "Student Services" tab, "Student Records," then "Account Summary by Term."

If your balance on your account summary by term is lower than the most recent invoice, the account summary total will be the most accurate. If you have added courses and your balance on LORIS is greater than your current invoice, the new charges will appear on your next invoice.

Ensure you register for courses before the deadline to avoid late registration fees; be sure to check out Laurier's important academic dates.

Tax Forms

There are two types of tax forms that you will find on LORIS: T2202A and your T4A. T2202A is your Tuition and Education Amounts Certificate, and has all the information you need to submit based on your eligible tuition fees for the calendar year. A T4A slip is issued when a student receives a scholarship, bursary or fellowship.

If you are expecting a T4 from Laurier for employment income, your T4 will be mailed by Feb. 28, 2017. If you are looking for a Quebec tax receipt, email our systems administrator at sleaman@wlu.ca.

If you are a first-year student living in residence, you may qualify to claim a portion of your residence fees as rent.

All tax forms are issued by calendar year, and found on LORIS account under the "Student Services" tab, "Canadian Tax Forms." Your tax forms will always be under your LORIS account, even when you are done your time at Laurier.

Any questions you have about the content of your tax form can be answered through Canada Revenue Agency.

Proxy Access

If you have someone that you would like to provide access to view your student financial account on LORIS, you can grant proxy access. A proxy is someone who you have provided consent to view your account on your behalf. This is beneficial if you need to share invoices, or balances with another person. Proxy access will send invoice notification reminders to the proxy, as well allows them to see your account summary, account summary by term, and invoices. Proxies are unable to see any other information on LORIS.

To set up a proxy, you will need a unique email address. Note: Hotmail accounts cannot be used for proxy access, as we are unable to send needed information to these accounts.

Proxy management is completely managed by you! You are able to add or remove access as you please. If you are looking to add a proxy on LORIS, visit our LORIS Proxy Accounts webapge for step-by-step instructions, or check out our video demo for help.

Frequently Asked Questions

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