WHEN am I required to pay my fees?
2013-14 fees deadlines:
Fall 2013 - July 4, 2013
Winter 2014 - November 14, 2013
Spring 2014 - April 3, 2014
You need to have either paid your full year fees, installment payment, deferral or made payment arrangements with us by that date.
For later applicants (after mid-June) you will be given a fees due date based on a combination of factors including the date you applied, the date you confirmed and the length of time remaining before school begins. Your due date(s) if different from above will be identified on your mailed Fee Invoice.
How do I know how much to pay?
The exact and total amount of fees owing is specified on your personal Fee Invoice. You can also review the fee schedules here.
When will I receive the fee invoice?
First year applicants will receive their Fee Invoice mid-May as long as they have applied and are confirmed their offer by that date. Later applicants will receive the Fee Invoice based on the dates that they applied and confirmed their seat in their program. Returning students will receive the Fee Invoice in mid-June. All applicable due dates will be identified on the Fee Invoice.
When you receive your Fee Invoice, please pay careful attention to the fees due date. St. Lawrence College has several fee payment options (below) for you to choose from. To retain your offer of a seat, you must pay your fees or make fee payment arrangements by the due date. You do not have a seat in a program until you have met your payment obligations.
What methods of payment do you accept?
- You may set up web or telephone banking through your personal bank to pay your tuition. Your SLC tuition banking account number is located on your copy of the Fee Invoice. All payments must be received by St. Lawrence College by the due date/s shown on the Fee Invoice . You must allow sufficient time for your bank to forward your payment to us by the due date (typically 5-7 business days).
PLEASE NOTE: The account number located on your Fee Invoice is for tuition payments only, do not use it to pay residence fees. For details on residence requirements, please refer to your residence contract.
- To pay by credit card complete the bottom portion of the Fee Invoice, detach it and return to the College (address and contact details are on the form). We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
- You may pay by Interac (in person only).
- You may also pay by bank draft, money order or certified cheque.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept cash payments or uncertified personal cheques.
What are my fee payment options?
Full Year Payment: Make the full payment when fees are due in July and avoid the $35.00 Installment Fee for deferred payments.
Pay by Installments (or by semester): Fees for a two semester program can be paid in two installments; the first installment is due by July 4, 2013 and the second is due by November 14, 2013. If your program of study has an additional third semester, the third installment is due April 3, 2014. A one time Installment Fee of $35 will be charged in your first semester only if you select any of the installment options.
OSAP Deferral Payment: If you're taking 60% or more of a full course load, you can apply for OSAP. A person with a disability is a full-time student if he/she is taking at least 40% of a full course load. Complete the OSAP Full-Time Application. **It is important that you apply for OSAP early so you are aware of the amount of loan/grant funding that you are eligible to receive. Please note that it can take up to 10 weeks from the time you apply for OSAP to receive an assessment. Students receiving government student loans (OSAP) may have their tuition fees deducted from their fall and winter loan payments. Students are required to pay an OSAP deferral payment of $250 by their fee due date in order to take advantage of this payment deferral option. To be eligible to make the $250 OSAP deferral payment, you must have completed the OSAP application.
What happens if I pay my full time tuition late?
Your offer may be cancelled! All new applicants and returning students (particularly in high demand/oversubscribed programs) risk losing their seat if payment is not received by the applicable due date of July 4, 2013.
It is your responsibility to ensure your payment is received at St. Lawrence College by the due date(s). If your offer is cancelled as a result of any late payment and we are able to reinstate your offer in the program, a late fee of $60 will be charged.
Can I set up a payment plan to pay my tuition?
St. Lawrence College understands that there will be a few exceptional cases where students will not be able to meet the standard payment requirements. If you are not eligible for OSAP or government funding and are having financial difficulty you may discuss with a Financial Aid Officer your eligibility for a payment plan arrangement. You must complete the Student Tuition Payment Plan form and hand in any supporting documents along with the form to the Financial Aid Office before the tuition due date shown on your Fee Invoice. Your application will be reviewed within three business days and you will be contacted with the decision. If you are approved you will be required to sign a Tuition Payment Agreement which outlines the details of your payment schedule and obligations.
What if I am a sponsored student?
An authorization letter on official letterhead is required in order for St. Lawrence College to bill your sponsor directly. The letter must include the amount being sponsored, the program of study, the name(s) and student number(s) of the student(s) being sponsored as well as an explanation of any items not covered by the sponsor. If the sponsor is not covering all tuition and compulsory ancillary fees it is the responsibility of the student(s) to pay any outstanding charges. This letter must be presented to the Academic School listed on your Fee Invoice before the due date indicated on the Fee Invoice.
What if I have an RESP?
If you have an RESP scholarship form you must bring it to the Academic School listed on your Fee Invoice. The school is responsible for verifying your acceptance into a new program of study or your eligibility to return to your current program of study. Once the RESP form is completed, signed and stamped the Academic School will return the RESP form to the student. This form can not be submitted in lieu of payment. Students with RESP forms are still responsible to pay their tuition by the July 4, 2013 due date. RESP scholarships are issued directly to the student.
What other costs will there be to attend college?
Textbooks, supplies, materials and uniforms vary in cost depending on the program of study. Most of those items are available through the College bookstore on your campus. Other details including the cost of supplies and kits are available from your Academic School or the Coordinator of your program. Usually this information will be supplied to you ahead of time by way of correspondence or at the beginning of the term along with your Course Outlines.
Residence costs will range from $600 - $1,000 per month depending on occupancy and campus. Click here for more Residence details.
Kingston Campus students receive a Kingston Transit bus pass included in their full time tuition. This allows for unlimited use of the transit system as long as they are a full time student. Brockville and Cornwall students will need to budget in transportation costs along with their expenses.
Off campus housing will vary depending on availability. Your Student Representation on each campus can assist with this.
Be sure to budget for other monthly expenses which may include food, transportation, parking, entertainment and spending money.
How do I find out about Scholarships and Bursaries?
Through the generosity of many companies and individuals, St. Lawrence College has a number of annual awards available to students and graduates. Students demonstrating a proficiency or potential in a variety of disciplines can win these awards. The awards are presented during the final fall awards banquet and at convocation. Candidates are selected by faculty as well as student nomination and the winners are chosen by the campus awards committee.
There are a number of other bursaries available to qualifying students from numerous agencies and organizations. Students who meet the criteria for these awards are invited to apply. For more information regarding Scholarships and Bursaries click here. Complete listings of awards are available here.
How do I apply for OSAP?
Each year over 200,000 post secondary students receive over $1.6 billion in financial assistance from the Ontario Government through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). The entire process including the application and assessment can take up to 10 weeks so we strongly encourage you to apply early. More details on applying for OSAP as well as all OSAP related questions and information can be found at www.osap.gov.on.ca.
What if my OSAP funding does not cover all of my tuition?
Your 1st tuition installment (as shown on the front of your fee invoice) will be deducted from your 1st OSAP funding installment. The 2nd and, if applicable, 3rd tuition installment amounts will be deducted from your 2nd installment of OSAP funding. If your OSAP funding does not cover your tuition installment for each semester, you are responsible for any outstanding tuition owing prior to the start of the semester.
What if I have alternative medical/dental coverage elsewhere?
The student health plan is paid once per academic year and is included in the full time fees paid for in your first term. Click here for more detail.
If you have proof of alternative coverage you may choose to “opt-out” of the Student Health Fees. Opt-out forms are found on-line at: www.wespeakstudent.com during the opt-out period.
OPT-OUT dates are as follows and are strictly adhered to:
- For fall students – Sept 1-30 by 4pm
- For new winter students only – Jan 1 to 31 by 4pm
- For new summer students only – May 1 to 31 by 4pm
Students can opt-out of Health, Dental, and/or Vision however to opt-out of Health and/or Dental, proof of coverage elsewhere is required. No proof of coverage elsewhere is required to opt-out of Vision. All opt-outs are done on-line.
What if I don’t want to use the Fitness Pass or Bus Pass, can I get a refund?
All full time ancillary fees are compulsory and do not have an “opt-out” option with the exception of the Health Fees (see above). In order to facilitate these services for our students at a reduced rate they are included among the full time compulsory ancillary fees that have been agreed upon by your Student Governments, Fee Protocol committee and the St. Lawrence College Board of Governors.
How much does it cost to attend school part time?
The part time hourly rate for credit courses is $6.66per scheduled course hour for the 2013-14 academic year. This does not include any materials, lab fees or textbooks if applicable. St. Lawrence College offers a wide variety of part time learning opportunities. For more details on our part time studies, online learning and distance education please click here.