Avoid the line. Pay your fees online.
Enrolment Services stopped accepting cash payments in September 2016. Preferred payment for tuition and fees is through online banking. Students paying from overseas can now utilize Western Union's Global Pay.
Online banking is the fastest and preferred payment method for anyone with a Canadian bank account. Payments are processed through your financial institution's own banking service. This can be done from anyone's online bank, as long as the account number is correct. Funds will be applied to your account with UCalgary.
Here's how to pay through online banking:
Log on to your bank's online system
Create a payee profile
Add the "University of Calgary - Tuition Fees" as a payee on your bill payment profile (name will vary from bank to bank)
Enter your account information
- The account number is the your eight-digit UCalgary Student ID number (UCID) and the first five letters of your last name.
Examples: If your name is John Jones and your UCID is 00486321 then you'd use 00486321JONES or if your name is Jane Zimmerman and your UCID is 10005238 then you'd use 10005238ZIMME
- If your entire last name is less than five characters, use your entire last name.
Example: If your name is Sara Sam and your UCID is 00486321 than you'd use 00486321SAM
Allow for processing time
It may take up to five business days for online payments to be processed. Payments initiated on or before the term fee deadline will not be subject to late interest.
Admission deposits must initiated on or before the deposit deadline to ensure your offer of admission is not cancelled.
International funds transfer
As of Fall 2019, wire transfer is no longer an accepted form of payment.
The most efficient payment process if you don’t have a Canadian bank account is through GlobalPay for Students. This option allows you to pay student fees in the currency of your choice in an efficient and inexpensive manner.
How to pay through an international funds transfer:
GlobalPay for students
Navigate to the GlobalPay for students website and enter your details
Select the items you wish to pay for
Select the items you wish to pay for and select your payment option
Note: Due to banking regulations, not all currencies are available. If your home currency isn’t offered, you can pay in another currency, such as the U.S. dollar.
Person making the payment
Enter the details of the person making the payment and select the language you would like to receive payment instructions in.
You may need to temporarily allow pop-ups on your computer in order to view the payment instructions.
Print your payment
Print your payment instructions and complete your payment at your bank or with online banking using the printed instructions.
Please visit our GlobalPay instruction page for step-by-step instructions and to access online videos. If you're unable to make a payment using GlobalPay for Students email GPStudents@westernunion.com or call 1-877-218-8829 or +1-402-884-3041. Make a payment using GlobalPay for Students.
Cheque, money order, or bank draft
If submitting a cheque, please ensure the following information is included on the cheque to avoid processing delays:
Payable to the "University of Calgary"
University of Calgary
Enrolment Services, MT 116
Office of the Registrar, McKimmie Tower, Room 116
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 1N4
- Current date
- Student’s full name
- Student’s UCID number
- Signature of the account holder
- Please allow 3-5 business days for processing time
International cheques, money orders and bank drafts must be drawn from a Canadian bank, in Canadian funds with appropriate microencoding. Any corrections to a personal cheque must include correction initials of the cheque holder.
It's your responsibility to confirm that a payment appears as posted in your Student Centre. If a payment does not appear posted within 3–5 business days of receipt by the university, visit the payment issues site or contact Enrolment Services directly at 403.210.7625. Late fees may apply if the deadline is missed.
Note: Post-dated cheques are not accepted. To avoid late interest penalties, please ensure payments are mailed well in advance, with the correct office number (Enrolment Services, MT 116).
- Drop box depository outside MacKimmie Tower (MT) room 116
- Debit card: Canadian financial institutions only, international debit card are currently not accepted for tuition and general fees payments.
- If you plan to pay by debit card in person, make sure your debit card has the appropriate daily transaction limit for your tuition payment. Most financial institutions are able to temporarily increase the daily limit of your debit card over the phone. Your bank's customer contact number should be listed on the back of your bank card.
Did you know the University of Calgary has stopped accepting cash payments since September 2016? The University of Calgary also no longer accepts credit card payments for tuition and general fees.