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How can I make a payment?

Internet Banking: Paying your fees online through your bank is a fast and easy way to make payments to SLC. You can pay your fees online if you bank with one of the following institutions:

To pay online, set up St. Lawrence College as a payee in order to pay your tuition. Please ensure to spell the College as follows: “St. Lawrence College” including the period and space. Your payee account number is your seven-digit SLC ID number preceded by the letter "S", i.e, S1234567. Please pay careful attention to the deadline and make your payment in time.

Telephone Banking: You can set up a money transfer through telephone banking with your personal Canadian bank to pay your tuition. If choosing this option your St. Lawrence College payee account number is your seven-digit SLC ID number preceded by the letter "S", i.e, S1234567.  Please pay careful attention to the deadline and make your payment in time.

In Person at Financial Institution: You can set up St. Lawrence College as a payee through your personal Canadian bank to pay your tuition. If choosing this option your St. Lawrence College payee account number is your seven-digit SLC ID number preceded by the letter "S", i.e, S1234567.  Please pay careful attention to the deadline and make your payment in time.

In Person at St. Lawrence College: Tuition payments can be made on campus by Interac, bank draft, money order, or certified cheque. To determine where to go on campus to make your payment, please see below.

Initial $500 non-refundable tuition deposit only:

For the tuition deposit only, we will accept Interac, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express on campus or through the slc.me portal.

Residence Payments: Please note, for details on residence payment requirements, please refer to your residence contract.

Where do I go to make a payment on campus?

All locations are open Monday – Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Locations:

Brockville Campus: Student Services – Room #0100

Cornwall Campus: Student Services – Room #M1440

Kingston Campus: Your Academic School Office

  • The School of Business Office – Room #12060
  • Justice Studies & Applied Arts/Community Services Office – Room #44100
  • Schools of Applied Science & Computing and Skilled Trades & Tourism Office – Room #02200
  • Schools of Baccalaureate Nursing and Health Sciences Office – Room #11670

What is the tuition deposit?

A $500.00 non-refundable tuition deposit is required for all new and returning domestic students entering a full-time program in the 2019-20 academic year. (The non-refundable tuition deposit for International students is $2350.00). The deposit will be used towards the balance due for that semester and will secure the student’s seat in the program. The deposit is charged only once per year and is directly applied towards tuition, reducing the remaining tuition balance owed by the deadline as outlined below.

Please pay careful attention to the deposit deadline. St. Lawrence College has several fee payment options (above) for you to choose from. To retain your offer of a space in a program, you must pay your deposit by the due date. You do not have a space in a program until you have met your payment obligations.

Tuition and Fee Due Dates for DOMESTIC Students

The due dates for the $500.00 deposit and balance of semester fees for DOMESTIC students (including current students who have applied for a new program) will be as follows:

Fall 2019 Semester:

  • Deposit due date: June 17, 2019 (new and returning students)
  • Balance of Tuition due ALL students: September 3, 2019

Winter 2020 Semester:

  • Deposit due date NEW students: November 15, 2019
  • Balance of Tuition due ALL students: January 6, 2020    

Spring 2020 Semester: 

  • Deposit due date NEW students: April 1, 2020
  • Balance of Tuition due ALL students: April 27, 2020

Tuition and Fee Due Dates For INTERNATIONAL Students

New applicants, or current students applying to a new program:

International Applicants intending to use SDS stream with Citizenship and Immigration Canada:

  • Full year’s tuition due within 21 days from date of application (includes tuition deposit)

All other International Applicants, including current students applying to a new program:

  • Deposit deadline: $2350.00 due 21 days from date of application

Returning students (International):

Fall 2019 Semester:

  • Deposit due date: $2350.00 due June 17, 2019 
  • Balance of Tuition due: September 3, 2019

Winter 2020 Semester:

  • Balance of Tuition due: January 6, 2020

Spring 2020 Semester: 

  • Balance of Tuition due: April 27, 2020

Do I have to pay the Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit each semester?

The $500.00 deposit ($2350.00 for International students) is payable once per academic year in a student’s initial semester for a program and secures a seat in the program for that academic year. This deposit is non-refundable and applied towards a student’s total fees owing for their initial term. Current students who apply to a new program will be required to pay the deposit for the new program.

What if I’m starting my program in the 2020 Winter semester?

Students need to pay their $500.00 ($2350.00 for International students) Non-Refundable Tuition payment by the due date.

How do I know how much to pay?

Once you pay your Non-refundable Tuition deposit you will be able to see your balance owing in the student portal: slc.me. Detailed Fee Schedules are available on our website. Please pay careful attention to the fee deadline. 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 $500.00 Tuition Fee Deposit ($2350.00 for International students) or make fee payment arrangements by the applicable due date. You will 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 happens if I pay my tuition deposit or balance of tuition late?

Your offer of admission may be cancelled! All new applicants and returning students (particularly in highly competitive programs) risk losing their seat if payment is not received by the applicable non-refundable tuition deposit deadline.

Late fee

It is your responsibility to ensure your payment is received at St. Lawrence College by the due date(s). A late fee of $150.00 will be applied to accounts when the non-refundable tuition deposit or balance of payment is not paid by the required deadline. The late fee will only be charged once per semester. OSAP students who have completed their applications by the due date will not be assessed the late fee provided their entitlement indicates adequate funding to cover their tuition and fees.

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 your eligibility for a payment plan arrangement with our Student Accounts Receivable Clerk. You must complete the Student Tuition Payment Plan form and hand in any supporting documents along with the form five days 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. Click here for more information.

What if I am a sponsored student?

Sponsored students, including those sponsored by Second Career, Workplace Safety Insurance Board, Community and Social Services, Youth in Care, or a Native Council, must meet the above deadlines by providing proof of sponsorship by the required deposit due date. Documentation can be submitted to Student Services in Brockville or Cornwall, or your Academic School Office in Kingston.

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 your Academic School in Kingston, or Student Services in Brockville or Cornwall before the Tuition Deposit due date.

What if I have an RESP?

A verification of enrollment 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 non-refundable tuition deposit by the due date. RESP scholarships are issued directly to the student.

What if I pay my deposit and/or balance of tuition but don’t attend?

Refunds less $500.00 ($2350.00 for International students) are provided to students who withdraw within the first 10 business days of the beginning of a semester. You must officially withdraw with the College or decline your offer at ontariocollege.ca. Failure to attend classes does not constitute an official withdrawal. A refund in full is applicable for any tuition and ancillary fees paid for subsequent semesters.

After 10 business days students are entitled to a refund in full of any fees paid in advance for subsequent semesters only.

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 to learn more about residence.

Kingston Campus students receive a Kingston Transit bus pass included in the full-time fees. This allows for unlimited use of the transit system while you remain 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 Government Office 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?

Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends including many corporations and foundations in the community, St. Lawrence College has an extensive Scholarships and Bursaries program to help you pay for college. A bursary or scholarship can make a BIG difference in helping you pay for college – they range between $500 and $3,000. You need to fill out the application ONCE to be considered for all bursaries for which you qualify. Click here for more information regarding Bursaries and Scholarships.

How do I apply for OSAP?

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a financial aid program that can help you pay for college or university. The entire process including the application and assessment can take up to 10 weeks so we strongly encourage you to apply early so your OSAP funding is available to you at the beginning of your school year. More details on applying for OSAP as well as all OSAP related questions and information can be found at ontario.ca/osap.

What if my OSAP funding does not cover all of my tuition?

Your 1st tuition installment will be deducted from your 1st OSAP funding installment. The 2nd and, if applicable, 3rd tuition installment amounts will be similarly 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 by the due dates to avoid late fees.

What if I have alternative medical/dental coverage elsewhere?

Full-time students can opt out of the Sickness and Accident Insurance coverage during specific periods depending on their semester intake. To view the opt-out dates by semester intake and learn more about the process, click here.

If I don’t want to use the Fitness Pass or Bus Pass (Kingston campus only), can I get a refund?

The fees for the SHAC Fitness Centre and Kingston Transit bus pass are compulsory ancillary fees and do not have an opt-out option. In order to facilitate these services for students at a reduced rate they are included among the full-time compulsory ancillary fees are agreed upon by the 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 for domestic students is $6.95 per scheduled course hour for the 2019-20 academic year; some courses have a higher hourly rate. This does not include any materials, lab fees, or textbooks if applicable. St. Lawrence College offers a wide variety of part-time learning opportunities. Click here to learn more about Continuing Education and Online Education at St. Lawrence College.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you have a question, returning students can visit their Academic School on the Kingston campus or Student Services in Brockville and Cornwall. New students can contact a Student Recruitment Officer at ask@sl.on.ca.