WHEN am I required to pay my fees?
2014-15 fees deadlines:
Fall 2014 - July 10, 2014
Winter 2015 - November 13, 2014
Spring 2015 - April 2, 2015
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 student account in the slc.me student portal.
How do I know how much to pay?
The exact and total amount of fees owing is specified on your personal fee account in the student portal: slc.me. Fees will be available in the portal mid-June. You can also review the fee schedules here.
When will I receive access to the student portal to view my fees?
First year applicants will receive access to the student portal, slc.me, mid-June so long as they have applied and have confirmed their offer by that date. Later applicants will receive access to the portal based on the dates that they applied and confirmed their seat in their program. Returning students will be able to view the fees on their account mid-June. All applicable due dates are indicated above.
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 if I can't find my slc.me login information?
Your login information will be sent to the email that you used when you applied to St. Lawrence College. Please check that email address for the username and initial password.
What methods of payment do you accept?
PLEASE NOTE: For details on residence requirements, please refer to your residence contract.
- You will be able to pay by credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Secure credit card payments can be made using the slc.me student portal.
- You may pay by Interac on campus.
Brockville - Student Services - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Cornwall - Student Services - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Kingston - your program's Academic School office - 8:00am - 4:00pm
- You may set up web or telephone banking through your personal bank to pay your tuition. All payments must be received by St. Lawrence College by the deadline You must allow sufficient time for your bank to forward your payment to us by the due date (typically 3-5 business days). If choosing this option your payee account number is your SLC ID number preceded by the following alpha letter, which is dependent on your program and campus
Brockville campus all programs - B
Cornwall campus all programs - C
Kingston, School of Business programs - W
Kingston, School of Community Service programs - R
Kingston, School of Justice Studies and Applied Arts - Y
Kingston, School of Applied Science and Computing - Z
Kingston, School of Health Sciences - X
You may also pay by bank draft, money order or certified cheque.
International students may pay fees at the following site without any bank or wire fees and with favorable exchange rates http://stlawrencecollege.paytostudy.com/en/studentregistration.aspx
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 10, 2014 and the second is due by November 13, 2014. If your program of study has an additional third semester, the third installment is due April 2, 2015. A one time Installment Fee of $35 will be charged in your second 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.
If you are using the "make the payment" feature in the slc.me portal- payments should be applied to your fall tuition.
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 10, 2014.
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. 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. For more information click here.
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 in Kingston, or Student Services in Brockville and Cornwall before the due date.
What if I have an RESP?
A verification of enrolment is available in the student portal slc.me. This form can be printed and submitted to your RESP provider. An RESP form cannot be submitted in lieu of payment. Students with RESP forms are still responsible to pay their tuition by the July 10, 2014 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 can be deducted from your 1st OSAP funding installment if you have authorized us to do so on your OSAP application. The 2nd and, if applicable, 3rd tuition installment amounts will be similarlily deducted from your subsequent OSAP funding installments. It's important to check your SLC account on slc.me within the first 10 days of classes each semester to ensure your tuition is paid in full. If your OSAP funding does not cover your tuition installment for each semester, or if we're unable to deduct your tuition from your funding, it remains your responsibility to pay any outstanding fees.
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.
International students cannot opt out of the International Health Insurance.
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 Insurance 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 $6.84 per scheduled course hour for the 2014-15 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.