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Paying Tuition and Managing Your Expenses

During your stay in Canada you will have to cover costs such as tuition, residence or off-campus housing, food, and travel, as well as other incidental expenses.

Paying Your Tuition

Your tuition invoice will appear on LORIS, under the Student Services tab. You will receive an email when your tuition invoice is posted. For the 2018/19 academic year, tuition payments are due on the following dates:

  • Fall 2018 term: Sept. 6, 2018
  • Winter 2019 term: Jan. 7, 2019
  • Spring/intersession/summer 2019 terms: May 6, 2019

Be sure to check the academic calendar for other important due dates and deadlines throughout the academic year.

You can pay your tuition using our CIBC International Student Pay portal, by logging in using your MyLaurier login information. If you have any questions, or require assistance, please contact Service Laurier.

Managing Your Expenses

The estimated cost to attend Laurier for one academic year (eight months) can range from $32,853 to $42,533 CAD. This total includes your tuition, as well as residence, textbooks, your meal plan, health insurance and other incidental fees. It does not include miscellaneous expenses, such as phone, entertainment or clothing. To better understand your tuition costs, you can review the full breakdown of tuition fees. These costs are estimates only and will vary from student to student.

Be sure to create a budget to make sure you cover the costs of your living and education expenses. It should include your savings, any income from part-time work and any funds received from home. When thinking about what you will need or want in Canada, always remember that unexpected costs can come up, so it is a good idea to have some extra money set aside.

To help you with managing your finances, Laurier offers a series of workshops as part of the Money Management Certificate. These workshops can help you enhance your financial skills and confidence, and you will receive Laurier Experience Record credit upon completion of the certificate.

You should also have your money converted into Canadian dollars (CDN). Conversion rates depend on where you live and how your country’s currency compares to the Canadian dollar. Contact your bank for more information on how to convert your funds.