Undergraduate Admission

Tuition Deposit Payment

Depending on what type of student you are, you may be required to actively accept your admission offer and/or pay a tuition deposit in order to enter a new program.

Online banking is the preferred payment method for anyone with a Canadian bank account. Payments are processed through your financial institution's own banking service.


How to pay through online banking:

1. Log on to your bank's online system.
2. Add the University of Alberta as a payee on your bill payment profile (The name will vary from bank to bank. Do not use the "University of Alberta Faculty Club").
3. Enter your account information. The account number is your seven-digit UAlberta Student ID number and the first four letters of your last name. For example: if your name is John Jones and your student ID number is 1234567, then your account number would be 1234567JONE. If your last name is less than four letters, use your first name to complete the four letters. For example: if your student ID number is 1234567 and your name is John Xu, then your account number would be 1234567XUJO.
4. It may take up to 10 business days for your payment to be processed.

  • Within 3-5 days your payment should appear in Bear Tracks
  • Within 6-10 days your payment should appear in your UAlberta Launchpad Portal

Your offer is considered accepted once the payment shows in UAlberta Launchpad. Admission deposits must be initiated on or before the deposit deadline to ensure your offer of admission is not cancelled.

Payments can be made through any online banking account, as long as the payee (step 2) and account number (step 3) are correct. If you have any questions about online banking, contact your financial institution.

How to pay through Interac Online

You may be able to pay your tuition deposit using Interac® Online. You must have an account with online banking privileges with RBC Royal Bank or a Credit Union listed on the Interac® Online website.

Note: Make sure your daily Interac® limit will be high enough to cover your tuition deposit payment.

VISA and MASTERCARD debit cannot be used with Interac® Online. For cards displaying the VISA and MASTERCARD Debit Logo, submit a payment through your financial institution using the online, mobile or telephone banking options.


Offer acceptance and tuition deposit requirements

Applicant type Accept offer? Pay tuition deposit?
New to UAlberta High school students (currently attending or recently graduated)* Yes* Yes*
Post-secondary transfer students Yes* Yes*
UAlberta students Current UAlberta students admitted to a new program Yes No
Former UAlberta students returning to the same program or admitted to a new program Yes No
Current UAlberta students continuing in the same program No No

Exemptions

The following types of students are exempt from having to accept their admission offer and from paying the $500 tuition deposit:

  • Students entering the following faculties/programs:
    • School of Business (undergraduate)
    • Faculty of Extension*
    • Graduate Studies*
    • Doctor of Medicine*
    • Juris Doctor (Law)*
    • Doctor of Dental Surgery*
    • Dental Hygiene*
    • Pharmacy*
    • Medical Laboratory Science*
    • Radiation Therapy*
  • Incoming Exchange Students
  • Visiting Student Certificate Programs (VSCP) students
  • Transition Year Program (TYP) students
  • Third-party-funded students, including:
    • Indigenous students funded by their Band office**
    • Students sponsored by cultural bureaus

* This faculty requires you to pay a confirmation deposit directly to the faculty

**Indigenous applicants: If you are sponsored by a Band or other third party, please contact Financial Services to coordinate payment of your tuition deposit.