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.


Global Pay (International/Payments from abroad ONLY)

Western Union's GlobalPay for Students, a specialist in global business payments, provides you with a simple and low cost method of paying fees to Lakehead University in your own currency. Please visit Global Pay for Students for instructions. You may also wish to visit the International Student Information page. 


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. 


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 other 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) at the end of September, January and May each year*. *Expect delays for 2020-2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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)343-8785 or e-mail:  


Graduate Assistantship (Masters and Ph D students only)

Graduate Students who qualify for a graduate assistantship may use their GA to pay term fees. If this option is selected then no payment is required by August 15th. However if this option is not chosen then normal Payment Due Dates apply. Any scholarships, bursaries, and/or awards will be first applied to the student account. Only students with credit account balances will receive a refund. See the Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and Graduate Awards section for more information.

To have a Graduate Assistantship (GA) assigned to pay tuition fees, please 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 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 (expect delayed processing due to COVID-19 pandemic)

A student should make the cheque/money order/bank draft payable to Lakehead University. These payments may be  mailed to: Accounts Receivable, Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1

Both Orillia campus and Thunder Bay campus students should use the above mailing address.

Postdated cheques will not be accepted.

Returned Cheques will result in a $27.00 penalty charge to the student's account. Future payment will be required by certified cheque. 


Debit Card, Union Pay and Cash (temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic)

The Accounts Receivable Office at Thunder Bay Campus in UC 0002 is closed.

All staff are currently working remotely. 




(807) 343-8140