Fee Payments

Payment DeadlinesPayment of fees are due on or by the first Friday after residence opens at the beginning of each semester (please see academic dates). Payments can be made in the finance office by debit, cash, cheque or online by e-transfer to [email protected]. Please be aware that we do not accept credit cards as a form of payment.

Payment Plans: If you’re unable to pay your fees in full, a minimum down payment of 50% is required on or by the first Friday after residence opens. This payment can be constructed from various forms of funding such as scholarships, personal savings, RESP’s and/or student loans (a notice of assessment is needed if your loan has not been originated). Once the down payment is made you may choose ONE of the following options to pay your remaining balance.

Option 1: Monthly Payments
These payments are due on the 15th of each month, dividing your balance owing over the remaining 3 months of the semester.

Fall Semester                                      Winter Semester
October 15th                                       February 15th
November 15th                                   March 15th
December 15th                                   April 15th

Option 2: Lump Sum Payment
This payment covers the remaining balance left owing on your account after the minimum payment is made. Payment for the fall term is due no later than the second Monday of October. Payment for the winter term is due no later than the second Monday of February.

Interest will be charged on the last day of each month on account balances at the rate of 1% until the balance is paid in full. Failure to follow the above plan will result in suspension of services and a late payment charge of $25 billed to your account.

Financial Policies

Registration is NOT complete until all fees have been paid or satisfactory arrangement have been made with Financial Services. Students who fail to pay the required fees  or make payment arrangements by the specified dates will have their services suspended and be charged a late fee.

Delinquent Accounts: Degrees, grades and transcripts will be withheld from current and former students who have failed to meet their financial obligations. Such students will not be permitted to register again until their overdue accounts have been paid in full.

Withdrawals, Refunds & Pro-Rated Fees: Once a student registers for courses, you are financially liable for them unless you drop them by the appropriate deadlines. (please see our Refund Policy below)

A student who wishes to withdraw from a course must do so by emailing the Registrar at [email protected]. Ceasing to attend class or notifying the instructor does not constitute an official withdrawal. The effective date of withdrawal will be the date the student withdrew by email to the Registrar. Students will be charged the appropriate pro-rated fee up to the ​drop date.

Students who are funded by government student loans should be aware that dropping courses may impact loan funding. Students are encouraged to check with SSU’s financial aid office for more information. 

Refund Policy

WeekPercentage
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.

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.