Understanding Your Invoice
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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 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.
Some incidental fees are optional, and you have the ability to opt-out by a set deadline. These fees include:
- Undergraduate health and dental plan;
- Graduate health and dental plan;
- Laurier Student Public interest Research Group (Waterloo); and
- PRISM Computer Contribution, which is available for opt-out through the PRISM help desk.
Note: Proof of alternative health and dental coverage is required in order to successfully opt-out of the health and dental plan.
In addition to tuition and incidental fees, other fees that may appear on your account include:
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
How many proxies can I add?
The amount of proxies you add is up to you. To set up a new proxy account, each user must have a unique email address. One email address cannot be used for multiple proxy users.
What does the number of pages indicate by the proxy’s name?
Since pages for your proxy have been automatically authorized, zero pages will display here. The pages that your proxy will have been automatically authorized for are listed in the "Authorization" tab.
When adding a new proxy, do I need to complete the Proxy Profile?
This is a very important step! Without filling in the required fields the proxy user will not be able to access any information. The proxy user will see your name but will not be able to access the financial account pages as anticipated.
Do I need to create a passphrase when setting up the Proxy Profile?
We strongly encourage creating a passphrase. This will be a password that only you and the proxy will know, increasing security and limiting the likelihood of someone else accessing your student financial account information in error.
When you create a passphrase for your proxy user, remember to click "Email Passphrase" on the "Profile" tab page. This will ensure your proxy receives an email including their passphrase.
When looking at my proxy’s profile there is an Authorization and History tab. What is this for?
The authorization tab informs you which LORIS pages your proxy will be able to view. Page authorization is limited to the "Financial Account Access," which includes invoice, account summary and account summary by term.
The "History" tab informs of what actions the proxy has taken, such as logging in and viewing your account summary.
I no longer want to provide access to one of my proxy. How do I remove it?
Log on to LORIS, and follow these steps:
- Select "Proxy Access" tab.
- Select "Proxy Management."
- Under your "Proxy List" click on the proxy user you would like to deactivate to expand their profile.
- Under the "Proxy File" information, click on "Delete Proxy Relationship."
- A pop will appear confirming you want to delete this proxy relationship. Click "OK."
Your proxy will not be notified if you opt to remove their account.
Can Service Laurier reset my proxy’s PIN or provide the passphrase?
No. Since Service Laurier does not manage your Proxy Access, Service Laurier does not have access to past or current PINs. Proxies are able to reset their own PIN clicking on "Forgot PIN." This will lead to an automated email including a temporary action password being sent to the proxy’s email account.
Passphrases are never provided to a proxy by Service Laurier. Passphrases are used to confirm the proxy’s identity, and should always be left confidential between the student and the proxy.