Making Payment To Your Tuition Account from Within Canada

Online, Mobile or Telephone Banking at your Financial Institution (Bank)

**Please note, if you have an approved student line of credit through your financial institution, you may use the online bill payment option to access these funds. Please contact your branch for additional information.

Online banking links are available through Bear Tracks or by logging into your bank's website.

You may pay your student tuition account through Online, Mobile or Telephone Banking as if you are paying a utility bill.

Access your bank website and sign in.

Add 'University of Alberta' as a payee on your bill payment profile

Use your SEVEN DIGIT STUDENT ID NUMBER, then the FIRST FOUR LETTERS OF YOUR LAST NAME as your account number(EG. 1234567SMIT). If your last name is less than FOUR LETTERS, please use your first name to complete the four LETTERS (EG: John Xu = 1234567XUJO)

OneCard Mockup 1

Enter the amount to be paid and the date on which you would like to pay.

Complete the transaction as if you were paying a utility bill.

You may post date your payment to the tuition payment deadline. Most financial institutions will accept post dated Online/Mobile/Telephone banking payments. If you do not pay your tuition by the deadline, your account will be assessed an interest charge of 18% per annum.

If you are having difficulties in setting up your payee account, your bank will be able to assist you.

Please allow two business days to process your payment. Please note that this service is available for tuition only. It does NOT include Housing, Library, etc.


Debit Card/Interac Online via Bear Tracks

To pay your tuition fees using INTERAC® Online, you must have an account with online banking privileges at one of the following Canadian financial institutions listed on the Interac® Online website. With this payment option, you can pay fees online through direct debit to your bank account, without recording your banking information with UofA. Please note, this is subject to your debit card limit. Please contact your financial institution to inquire about your limits.

Visa and MasterCard Debit Cards cannot be used with Interac® Online. For cards displaying the Visa Debit and MasterCard Debit Logo, Online, Mobile or Telephone Banking must be used.

You are able to pay using your Interac card Online through one of the following BearTracks links:

Regular BearTracks (for students)

Guest BearTracks (for non-students)


Credit Card Payments

PayMyTuition

University of Alberta has partnered with PayMyTuition for tuition payments so students can make fast, simple, and cost-effective tuition and fee payments.

Pay now with PayMyTuition

1. Make a payment

Click on the “Pay now with PayMyTuition” button above to pay with a Visa Debit/Credit, MasterCard Debit/Credit, or American Express card that has been issued from Canada to make a payment in CAD.

2. Track & confirm your payment

Using a Visa Debit/Credit, MasterCard Debit/Credit, or American Express card will allow you to receive immediate confirmation that your payment was approved. You will also receive an email confirmation when your institution receives your payment.

PayMyTuiton is a leading provider of payment processing solutions that facilitates simple and cost-effective ways of paying tuition and fees.

You will need to have your student account number (7-digit student ID number plus the first four letters of your last name) and provide your first and last name (as registered) to process your payment to the University of Alberta via PayMyTuition.

Once you approve the payment, you will see the completed transaction on your credit card statement from PayMyTuition.

When making a payment through the PayMyTuition site, you are asked for an e-mail address. PayMyTuition will use this email to send a confirmation of your payment immediately after it's been made. You can also print a copy of your payment receipt at the time of payment. The University of Alberta will not be able to access or print this receipt for you.

Additional Information on PayMyTuition:

PayMyTuition customer support information

Call 1.855.663.6839 (toll-free) or email us at support@paymytuition.com. You can also contact us by live chat on our support page and we will answer any of your questions in real-time to help you make your payment.

Terms of Use

The University of Alberta can receive credit card payments via PayMyTuition. The University of Alberta does not own or control the operations of PayMyTuition. PayMyTuition is a third-party service provider, and users of the service are subject to PayMyTuition's Terms and Conditions.

Plastiq

Pay your BearTracks financial account by using any credit card with Plastiq.

To get started, please go to Plastiq.com.

  • Select "Get Started" and create an account
  • Enter your email address 
  • An email will be sent to the provided address
  • Click on the link
  • Set up account
  • Payee: University of Alberta - Tuition (to Pay Tuition) or Residence (to pay Residence)
  • Your account is your 7 digit ID number and the first four letters of your last name.
  • Locate amount due from Bear Tracks
  • Enter payment and card information
  • Payments take up to 5 business days to post.  (AMEX can take longer)

Plastiq is a payment processing service that facilitates the use of credit cards in markets where that option was previously unavailable due to the fees and costs associated with accepting credit cards.

You will need to have your student account number (7 digit student ID number plus the first four letters of your last name) and provide your first and last name (as registered) to process your payment to the University of Alberta via the Plastiq site.

  • Once you approve the payment, you will see two transaction lines on your credit card statement for the payment. The first is to the University for the balance of fees paid, and the second is to Plastiq for the related platform fee.

When making a payment through the Plastiq site, you are asked for an e-mail address. Plastiq will use this email to send a confirmation of your payment immediately after it's been made.

  • You can also print a copy of your payment receipt at the time of payment. The University of Alberta will not be able to access or print this receipt for you.

The University of Alberta can receive credit card payments via Plastiq. The University of Alberta does not own or control the operations of Plastiq. Plastiq is a third-party service provider, and users of the service are subject to Plastiq's Terms and Conditions.


Cashier Office or by Mail

Financial Services Cashier Office and Augustana Cashier Office will no longer be open for student payments.

You can drop a cheque in the drop box located on the 3rd floor of the Administration Building, Edmonton or in the drop box at the Forum Office, Augustana, Camrose. Be sure to include your Name and Student ID number.

If your cheque is returned by your bank, an NSF fee of $25.00 will apply.

Note, if you are paying by cheque from a US bank account, you will find the currency exchange rate information on the UofA finance website. The rates change weekly and Financial Services will calculate the rate for the week in which the cheque is received.

Payments may be mailed to Student Receivables, 3rd floor, Financial Services, University of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta, T6G 2M7.

Mail delays will not be accepted as a reason for late payment.

Do not send cash.