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. When your admission offer is available, you will be notified to go to UAlberta Launchpad to accept your offer. For most students new to the University of Alberta, a non-refundable tuition deposit is required in order to accept your offer of admission and confirm a spot in your program. Your spot in the program is not confirmed until we receive your payment. Review our list of deadlines and read the information below to find options on how to pay.

While the University of Alberta offers three methods of payment, a credit card payment is the simplest method and will be immediately reflected within your LaunchPad account.

How to pay by credit card

  1. Log into Launchpad.
  2. Under the payment due section, click the ‘Tuition Deposit Submit Payment’ link 
  3. Choose your payment method and click ‘Submit Payment’
  4. You will be redirected to our payment processor site to enter your payment information and process your payment
Note: Credit card payments include a convenience fee of 2.5%. This fee is collected by our payment processor, at the time of payment, in addition to the tuition deposit.

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.

Offer acceptance and tuition deposit requirements

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
Application Program Doctor of Medicine Yes Yes
Juris Doctor (Law) Yes Yes
Doctor of Dental Surgery Yes Yes
Dental Hygiene Yes Yes
Medical Laboratory Science Yes Yes
Radiation Therapy Yes Yes
Doctor of Pharmacy Yes Yes


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

  • Students entering the following faculties/programs:
    • Graduate Studies*
  • 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.