Payment Dates

Fees for the academic terms are payable in full on, or before, registration day (please see the academic dates). If you are facing extenuating circumstances, please contact the Financial Office for details regarding payment options.

U.S Students: If it is necessary for you to pay your education with revenue from government student loans, you should begin the application procedure in June in order to have everything approved and ready for September. If the Financial Aid Office has not originated your loan, you then will be responsible to pay your fees by other means.

Canadian Students: Canadian citizens or students with permanent residence status attending SSU are eligible for Canada Student Loans/Grants. Students may also be eligible for additional funds through provincial loans and bursaries. Eligibility for these funds is subject to family income restrictions established by the individual provinces, and is determined through the Canada Student Loan application process.

About Our Fees

St. Stephen’s University is a not-for-profit organization. Approximately one third of the total operating cost of the University – and virtually the entire capital cost – is contributed by individuals, churches, foundations, and businesses in support of the University’s aims and goals. Many people give generously of their financial resources and their professional expertise to make this unique educational experience affordable and obtainable for students. Fees are therefore unusually low for a private, residential program. The fact that students assist in maintenance tasks and meal preparation not only adds to the quality of community life but also helps reduce the University’s operating expenses.

Refund Policy

End of 1st week of classes100%
End of 2nd week of classes80%
End of 3rd week of classes65%
End of 4th week of classes50%
End of 5th week of classes35%
After 5 weeks0%

No refunds are given for unused meal plans.

Policies Regarding
Late Payments
& NSF Cheques

Unless satisfactory arrangements have been made in advance for an extension, the following late charges will apply:

  • Late tuition payment – $150
  • Late bookstore fees (30 days) – $20 per month
  • NSF cheque – $50

Students must have all charges for one term paid before he/she is permitted to enrol for the next term. Students with outstanding balances at the end of a term will not be eligible to receive transcripts, diplomas or degrees.