Making a Payment

Your Account Detail by Term will provide current details of your account including the amount owing, payment history and account activity by term.

All student account information is considered confidential and access to the account by a third party (i.e. parents) must be authorized by the student.

Paying your tuition

The use of credit cards for payment of tuition and residence/meal plan fees has been discontinued, effective September 1, 2013.

Payment options available:

Telebanking and Internet Banking can be set up with Scotiabank, TD Canada Trust, CIBC, BMO, Royal Bank and Atlantic Canada Credit Unions if you subscribe to their directed payment program. Your Student ID (B00xxxxxx) is your customer number.  Note: We cannot accept Interac E-Mail money transfers

In-Person payments:

  • Agricultural Campus Room 256 Cox Institute, 21 Cox Road
  • Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00 pm

By mail

Enrolment Services Centre
Room 256 Cox Institute, 21 Cox Road
PO Box 550, Truro, NS, B2N 5E3
Telephone: 1 (902) 893-6361

Toll Free:   1 (888) 700-6722

Note: Cheques and money orders are made payable to Dalhousie University

International payments

International transactions may be sent through Convera.

Online payments

Student Accounts will accept credit card payments for:

  • Admission deposits
  • Residence confirmation deposits
  • Medicine interview fee
  • Law interview fee
  • Commerce supplementary examination fee

Pay online

Note: This payment is not real time. It could take up to 2 business days for the payment to be credited to your account.

Other forms of payment

  • Student Loans - Student loans may not be used to pay the $200.00 admission deposit.
  • Bursaries may be used for payment on your account.
  • Scholarships and Waivers - Documentation is required by September 16, 2022 for the fall term and January 20, 2023 for the winter term.

Third Party Billing - forms must be completed each year and submitted prior to the due date.

Students who receive confirmation of total withdrawal are eligible for refunds. The effective date of a drop or total withdrawal is the date the request is received by Enrollment Services. Students are financially responsible for all courses not officially dropped by the deadline.

A refund of fees will be granted under the following conditions:

  1. Notification of withdrawal must be submitted to Enrolment Services (via Dal Online or written notification).
  2. After the approval of Enrolment Services has been obtained (in the case of graduate and professional school, the appropriate Dean), application for a refund or adjustment of fees should be requested from the Student Accounts Office immediately. The calculation of the refundable portion of fees will be based on this date. (Retroactive withdrawals will not be permitted.)
  3. No refunds will be made for 30 days when payment has been made by personal cheque or 60 days for a cheque drawn on a bank outside of Canada.
  4. A student who is dismissed from the University for any reason will not be entitled to a refund of fees.
  5. Refunds will be made to the National Student Loan Centre if a student has received a Canada or Provincial Student Loan.
  6. Refunds will be prorated on fees paid by Dalhousie scholarships and/or fee waiver.
  7. A valid Dalhousie University ID must be presented in order for the student to receive a refund cheque.
  8. No fee adjustment will be made for a student changing their degree or programme in the regular session after the add/drop date in September for the Fall term and after the add/drop date in January for the winter term.

Please contact Student Accounts for all financial charges and the Registrar’s Office for academic regulations.

Withdrawal and refund schedule

Non-attendance does not, in itself, constitute withdrawal. Withdrawals are effective when a student withdraws from classes by dropping via DalOnline or by submitting written notification to the Registrar’s Office by the deadline.

Residence Fees
For Residence policies regarding refunds and withdrawls please refer to Housing.

Overdue Accounts

Late Fees
Students are expected to register on or before the specified registration dates. Students wishing to register after these dates must receive approval from Enrollment Services. A late registration fee of $50.00 will apply if registration and payment of fees has not been completed by specified due dates. This fee is payable at time of payment and will be in addition to regular fees. The Waiver Request [PDF - 16 kB] form is available online.

Reinstatement fee

A student whose account is delinquent for more than 30 days will be denied certain University privileges such as access to transcripts. The student will be reinstated upon payment of the outstanding fees, arrears interest and a $50.00 reinstatement fee. The Waiver Request [PDF - 16 kB] form is available online.


Outstanding balance hold - more than $100.00

Outstanding balances over $100.00 will hold transcript parchments and the ability to register for a subsequent term

Outstanding balance hold - delinquent account

A hold is placed on all accounts that are one full academic year in arrears. This hold will prevent the release of transcripts, tuition tax receipts and future registration.

Delinquent Accounts

Graduating students whose accounts are delinquent on April 15 will not receive their degree/parchment at the May convocation. For October graduation, the deadline is September 1. Accounts which become seriously delinquent may be placed on collection or further legal action may be taken against the individual. Students will be responsible for charges incurred as a result of such action.


Effective February 13, 2023 the annual interest rate charged on all overdue accounts is 12%, interest is assessed weekly and is compounded monthly.

Service charge

If payment is by cheque and returned by the bank as non-negotiable, there will be an additional fee of $20.00 and the account will be considered unpaid. Furthermore, if the bank returns a cheque that was to cover payment of tuition, the student's registration may be cancelled and, if permitted to re-register, a late registration fee may apply.

Changes in Fee Schedule

Note: Following are estimates based on approved rates, for information only.   Fees will vary when assessed depending on actual course selection, and are subject to change without notice.