Paying Student Fees

NEW!  PayMyTuition 

 Lakehead University has partnered with PayMyTuition for international and domestic tuition payments. With PayMyTuition, international students can make tuition payments from any bank, in any country in any currency at better-than-bank exchange rates. PayMyTuition provides Canadian students numerous payment options such as Interac e-Transfer, Bill Pay, and EFTs. PayMyTuition is fast, simple, and cost effective. 

 

Additional Information on PayMyTuition:

Online Banking

Students may pay their fees using online banking (bill payment) at their financial institution. Please set up Lakehead University as a Payee, and 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. 

Convera (formerly Western Union/Global Pay)

International/Payments from Abroad ONLY

Convera is a fast, low cost, and reliable service. It 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.

PAY NOW!  Please note that It is strongly recommended that you submit your online payment 3-5 business days prior to the due date to be received on time.

Debit Card, Union Pay (Thunder Bay campus only)

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

OSAP and Federal, Provincial, or Territorial Loans

All Tuition and Compulsory fees are due in accordance with the published Payment Due Dates

ONTARIO STUDENTS: Your payment is automatically deferred, and you do not need to make a payment if one of the following apply to you:

  1. You have confirmed OSAP that covers your fees in full
  2. You have a combination of OSAP, Scholarships, Awards, and/or Bursaries that will pay your Tuition & Compulsory Fees in FULL

OUT OF PROVINCE: You can request deferral* if you have other Federal, Provincial, or Territorial funding if:

  1. You have Federal, Provincial, or Territorial funding confirmed that covers your fees in full
  2. You have a combination of Federal, Provincial, or Territorial funding, Scholarships, Awards, and/or Bursaries that will pay your Tuition & Compulsory Fees in FULL

*Deferral Instructions:

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 accounts@lakeheadu.ca, and should be received prior to the Payment Due Date

If none of the above applies to you, please be prepared to pay your fees by the published due dates.

Please note the following:

  • APPLY ON TIME. Students 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
  • REVIEW YOUR STUDENT ACCOUNT AND PAY ANY SHORTFALL. Applications made after these dates, means that the 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.
  • LATE FEES MAY STILL APPLY. 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.

 

Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards 

PAYMENTS:

Scholarship, bursary and award funding is first applied to any balance on the student’s account, and occurs after the start date of the Term. For example, Fall funds are applied in September, Winter funds are applied in January, and Spring funds are applied in May. Please note that Lakehead University requires your Social Insurance Number (SIN), in order for scholarships, bursaries, and awards to be applied.

Payment Scenario 1 - Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards are paying a PORTION of my Tuition & Compulsory Fees (including Residence):

If you are organizing your required payment for the Published Due Date(s) of August 15, December 15, and/or May 1, please DEDUCT your scholarship/award/bursary amount to be disbursed for that TERM, from your payment amount. You only need to send the difference by the due date.

Payment Scenario 2 - Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards are paying my Tuition & Compulsory Fees (including Residence) IN FULL:

If these funds cover your fees IN FULL you do not need to send payment by the published due dates (late fees will not apply to you in this case).

NOTE: The "My Fees and Funding" page on the My Financial Profile menu of MyInfo should assist you in determining your required payment amounts net of award funding (and OSAP). 

REFUNDS:

If the scholarships, bursaries, or awards have overpaid the student account, refunds will be issued by Interac e-transfer, processed by PayMyTuition. This will occur by approximately the end of October, January and May each year.  Please watch your Lakehead email address for instructions.

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

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

Graduate Assistantship and Funding (Masters & Ph D Students)

All Tuition and Compulsory fees (Term Fees) are due in accordance with the published Payment Due Dates

Your payment is automatically deferred if one of the following apply to you:

  1. Your GA will pay your Tuition & Compulsory Fees in FULL (GA Set Up Instructions)
  2. Your Scholarships, Awards, and/or Bursaries will pay your Tuition & Compulsory Fees in FULL
  3. Your OSAP (or other Federal, Provincial, or Territorial Funding) will pay your Tuition & Compulsory Fees in FULL
  4. You have a combination of funding from all of the above sources to pay your Tuition & Compulsory Fees in FULL

If none of the above applies to you, please be prepared to pay your 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

Please click here for more information on: Sponsorships  

HigherEd Points 

HigherEd Points allows you to pay Lakehead University by converting your loyalty program points into tuition dollars! Please visit HigherEdPoints.com 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.  

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 includes a NON-REFUNDABLE 2.5% service fee.

  

Please note that Lakehead University no longer accepts CASH for Tuition or Residence payments.

 


 

QUESTIONS?

Contact: accounts@lakeheadu.ca

(807) 343-8140