Payments

Payment is considered made to the University of Lethbridge on the date it is received by the University of Lethbridge, either in the university bank account or at the Cash Office.

a.Accepted Payment Methods

1.Online – Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), Wire, or online bank payments - Bill payments through a domestic bank

Available at most domestic banks and financial institutions in Canada. Add the University of Lethbridge as a payee and use the nine-digit student ID number as the account/customer number. Students should contact their bank for more information about bill payment service.

Note: Allow four working days for processing. Payments must be received by applicable deadlines to avoid interest and cancellation policies.

2.Mail or courier

Cheques in Canadian or US dollar funds are accepted if addressed to the University of Lethbridge and directed to:

University of Lethbridge Cash Office
4401 University Drive West
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4

Note: Payments must be received by applicable deadlines to avoid interest and cancellation policies.

3.On-site secure drop box

A 24-hour accessible drop box located at the east end of the Cash Office counter in Anderson Hall. Ensure student name and University ID number are included with the payment. Canadian or US cash, Canadian or US fund cheques are accepted.

4.Any Bank of Montreal branch

Whether a client of the Bank of Montreal or not, students can bring a completed First Bank Bill Payment Service form to any Bank of Montreal branch for deposit to the University of Lethbridge. The form is available at www.uleth.ca/financial-services/payment-methods. Bank service charges may apply.

5.In person

The Cash Office, located in Anderson Hall (AH144), accepts cash, cheque, or debit payments from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Credit cards are not accepted.

6.Payments from non-Canadian sources – transfer via Western Union or Pay My Tuition

For more information please see the Financial Services Website.

b.Fee Deadlines and Automatic Cancellation

Fees are due in full by October 1 (fall term), February 1 (spring term) and June 1 (summer term and all summer sessions). When a deadline falls on a weekend, the deadline will be the next working day.

Failure to make a payment (excluding those made towards application fees, Open Studies registration fees, and tuition deposits) by the fall and spring fee deadlines will result in automatic cancellation of a student’s registration in courses and access to services. Arrangements for sponsor payments will count as a payment towards student fees if these arrangements are received prior to the fee deadline. The anticipated funds that are set up can be viewed on the student’s Bridge account under the Account Summary by Term page. University of Lethbridge scholarships and completion of the Health and Dental opt-out will also be counted as a payment towards the fee deadline. To be reinstated in courses for the term after cancellation, students are required to pay a $100 reinstatement fee and make a payment toward their fee balance. Students who do not reinstate their registration in the term will lose their continuing student status. To resume studies, students must submit a new Application for Admission and pay related application fees and deposits.

c.Interest

Students who have made a partial payment by the fee deadline but have a balance owing after the fee deadline will be charged interest of the Bank prime lending rate plus five percent per annum on the outstanding balance, applied on the first working day of each successive month that the account remains unpaid. The interest rate will be set May 1 each year based on the prime rate posted that day. This rate will be applied for the entire year.

Subsequent payments will be applied first against interest charges and, thereafter, against the outstanding assessed charges.

d.First Charge for Bursaries and Scholarships

100% of current and outstanding fees are the first charge against bursaries and University of Lethbridge awarded or administered scholarships.

e.Collection Practices

Cash Office staff will administer collection practices and contact students about outstanding balances. Accounts will be transferred to a professional collection agency when deemed necessary.