Paying Student Fees

Online Banking (Canadian Bank Account)

Students can pay their fees using online banking at participating Banks and Credit Unions. Lakehead University must be set up as a payee in the "Pay a Bill" section. Use your 7-digit Student ID number as the Account Number.

Pre-Authorized Debit

Schedule upcoming payments, and pay directly from a Canadian bank account. You may also wish to set up an Authorized User to make direct payments on your behalf. Login to MyInfo, and under My Financial Profile, select Make A Payment.

Pre-Authorized Debits that are returned due to non-sufficient funds (NSF), will result in a $45.00 penalty charge to the student's account. Future payment will be required by online banking, or by certified cheque. 

Global Pay (International/Payments from Abroad ONLY)

International Student Fees should be paid using Lakehead University’s preferred payments platform: Western Union’s GlobalPay for Students. This fast, low cost, and reliable service allows you to pay in your local currency using a range of online payment options or a bank transfer.


Gain peace of mind that your payment will arrive in full with our preferred payment service today.

You may also wish to visit the International Student Information page.


Debit Card, Union Pay and Cash (Thunder Bay campus only)

Visit the Accounts Receivable Office - Room: UC 0002 (below the Agora)Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Credit Card (TouchNet-PayPath)

Use the PayPath Service by TouchNet to pay Lakehead University by VISA or MasterCard. You may also wish to set up an Authorized User to make direct payments on your behalf. To find this option, please login to MyInfo, and under My Financial Profile, select Make A Payment. Please note this option will include service fees

OSAP and Federal, Provincial, or Territorial Loans

Students who intend to pay their fees with federal, provincial or territorial funds should apply for financial assistance to their respective student aid programs prior to the end of June each year for the Fall/Winter academic session and before the end of March for the Spring/Summer session.

If applications are made after these dates, there is a chance that funds may not be available before the financial deadlines for each term. Students would then be required to pay their first installments out of their own resources unless proof of funding can be provided (Notice of Assessment). Additionally, if funding only covers a portion of the student fees owing, the difference should be paid no later than August 15 for the Fall-Winter session, or no later than May 1 for the Spring-Summer session.

Please note that all payments from Federal, Provincial or Territorial funding agencies must be received by the University no later than the last day to register in the term to avoid late payment fees.

Students should contact Student Central prior to making any changes to their registration status as it may affect their funding amounts:


1) Automatic Payment Deferral for Ontario Students with Confirmed Funding:

Students who have OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance), have their full fees covered, and have their confirmed funds (Notice of Assessment) by the Payment Due Date, will have their payment automatically deferred to when funds are disbursed by the government. This would be a deferral to September and/or January for the Fall-Winter session, or by May, July, or August (depends on application criteria) for the Spring-Summer session .  

2) Out-of-Province? Provide Proof of Funding to Defer Payment:

In order for a non-Ontario student to defer payment to September, or January, (or May/July/August) a copy of the Notice of Assessment (confirmation of Federal, Provincial, or Territorial funding) should be e-mailed to the Accounts Receivable office at, and should be received prior to the Payment Due Date.   

Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards 

Upon confirmation of full-time registration and Social Insurance Number (SIN), both Graduate and Undergraduate scholarships, bursaries, and awards will be first applied to any outstanding balance on the student's account.

If the scholarships, bursaries, or awards have overpaid the student account, refunds will be issued by direct deposit to the student's bank account (Canadian bank accounts only) by approximately the end of October, January and May each year. 

In order to receive the funds, the Bank Information Form on myInfo (Financial Profile -View/Update My Bank Information) must be filled out. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that accurate information is submitted. Errors will cause delays.

Inquiries regarding Undergraduate scholarships, bursaries, or awards should be directed to Student Central at: (807) 343-8500 or

Inquiries regarding Graduate scholarships/bursaries/awards should be directed to the Office of Graduate Studies at: (807) 343-8010 ext.7257 or e-mail:   

Graduate Assistantship and Funding (Masters & Ph D Students)

To have a Graduate Assistantship (GA) assigned to pay tuition fees, your first step is to wait for email correspondence from the Graduate Studies Office on how to proceed remotely. You will be required to sign a Payroll Deduction Authorization Form which will deduct fees for 3 terms (Fall, Winter and Spring/Summer). If your funding is not covering your fees in full, please pay the difference by the published due dates

If you have scholarship, bursary or award funding, it will be first applied to your student account and will be used along with your GA funding to cover tuition, residence, and compulsory student fees. 

If you have either a GA or scholarships, bursaries and awards to cover your fees in full, you do not need to make a payment by the published payment due date.

Students who do not have any institutional funding (i.e. GA, Scholarships, Awards, Bursaries) should be prepared to pay their fees by the published due dates.

English Language Centre Students

For more payment options, please sign into MyInfo and select 'Make a Payment' under the 'My Financial Profile' sub-heading. 

Sponsored Students

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HigherEd Points 

HigherEd Points allows you to pay Lakehead University by converting your loyalty program points into tuition dollars! Please visit for instructions and a list of participating points programs.  

Cheque/Money Order/Bank Draft

A student should make the cheque/money order/bank draft payable to Lakehead University. The Student Name, and ID number should be included on the front. Payments may be mailed to:

Accounts Receivable, Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1

Students at any campus should use the above mailing address.

Postdated cheques will not be accepted.

Returned Cheques will result in a $45.00 penalty charge to the student's account. Future payment will be required by certified cheque.  



(807) 343-8140