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Late fees, notices and withdrawal​

UCalgary assesses interest on past due accounts, as well as issuing a notice/hold that limits access to some University services. Students are not removed from classes when past due. Please see the Academic Calendar for more important dates and deadlines.​

Late fees and interest

If you haven't paid your fees by the term fee deadline, late interest will begin to accrue on your account. Fee deadlines can be found in the Academic Calendar.​

What happens if you don’t pay your outstanding balance before the term fee deadline?​

  • Late interest is assessed on past due balances of $100.00 and up. ​
  • Late interest assesses at 1% per month, calculated once per month.​
  • Late interest does not cumulate on itself; only the principal amount owing will generate late interest.​
  • Students with past due balances on the account will receive monthly emails to the ucalgary.ca email, informing you of the past due fees and interest charged.​
  • Once your outstanding balance has reached 120 days past due, a final notice will be mailed to you at the address listed on your Student Centre and an external collection agency will collect the outstanding balance (this may impact your credit score).​
  • The notice for fees owing will prevent the student from ordering transcripts and receiving their degree at the time of convocation.
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Notices (Holds)

If there is an outstanding balance over $100 in residence or academic fees, a Notice for fees owing (hold) will be placed on your account which can limit access to registration and some University services.  Notices/holds can also be placed if a student owes library fines, parking fees, laboratory charges, or Student Wellness Services. 

The service impact of the notice/hold will depend on the length of time fees are past due.  More information regarding notice/hold impact is outlined below:

Overdue charges (1-14 days)

A hold is placed on your account immediately after the term fee deadline and remains in place for 14 days. This hold serves as a reminder and does not impact access to UCalgary services.

Overdue charges (15-120 days)

After 15 days, a hold is placed on the account that prevents access to some University services. Primarily, this will prevent you from adding classes to your schedule, will prevent access to your transcript, and will prevent UCalgary from issuing your degree or diploma after graduation.

Overdue charges (121+ days)

A final hold is placed for fees 121+ days overdue. This hold prevents the same services that are currently locked. At this stage, the account will be sent to a collections agency to collect the debt owed on behalf of UCalgary. Having your information sent to collections can impact your credit score

Notice (Hold) Removals

Holds for past due (PD) residence or academic fees are removed overnight on the day payment shows as paid on the student account. All online payments for academic/residence fees take payment processing time to appear posted to the student account. Note: Parking/library/lab and Student Wellness fees must be paid to the department that manages the service, who will remove the hold once the fee has been paid.

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Withdrawing from the university

If you have registered in courses, but have then decided not to attend, you must drop all courses through the Student Centre on or before the term’s drop deadline. After the drop deadline, UCalgary will not issue refunds for tuition and general fees.

Graduate students must complete a voluntary withdrawal form, as outlined here.

Students who withdraw from course(s):

Prior to the drop deadline

Will have the course(s) removed from their UCalgary transcript and will not be required to pay any tuition or general fees from their enrolment.

After the drop deadline

Will have the withdrawal recorded on their UCalgary transcript and will not be refunded their tuition or general fees.

Student loans

As of fall 2019, UCalgary no longer requests tuition payment directly from student loans on behalf of the student. All loan funds will be deposited directly into the student's bank account and students are responsible for paying full fees by the term fee deadline listed online in the student portal or will be subject to late interest.

Other charges

Administrative fees will be charged to your account if you pay your fees with a cheque and your cheque is not cashable for any reason or you put a stop payment on a cheque already cashed by the university.

Frequently Asked Questions

Service Requests are the primary way we track and internally refer common student inquiries. This allows us to track a student’s request from start to finish. Detailed instructions on how to complete a Service Request can be found here.

Current students, former students, and alumni all have access to the Student Portal. Please navigate to password.ucalgary.ca to reset access to your account and regain access to the Student Portal.

Some student groups and external stakeholders will not have access to the Student Portal. These individuals can contact UCalgary Finance directly at finance@ucalgary.ca. Please include in your request that you do not have access to Service Requests in the Student Portal to avoid delays in processing your inquiry.

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