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Tuition 101

Frequently Asked Questions


 ***IMPORTANT: ALL Full-time students (9 credits or more per term) are automatically charged the Health Plan and the U-Pass. For opt-out/in information please visit the UWSA.

 

For information on Government Student Aid, bursaries and scholarships, please visit the page of the Awards and Financial Aid office.

For more FAQs for International Students, please see our Finance page for international students.

Information for Sponsored Students can be found on our Sponsorship page.

 

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TUITION AND FEES

Q: How much will my tuition be?

A: Every student’s tuition is different and depends on how many and what type of courses you are taking. The formula is Tuition + Annual Fees + Term Fees + Incidental Course Fees + Additional Course Fees (if applicable). For more information, please see our most current fee schedule.

Q: Where can I see what I owe after I registered? How do I get a receipt?

A: Log into your WebAdvisor account and go to the section called Financial Information. Click on My Account and then Student Finance. The Account Summary section shows you the totals by term. Click on Account Details and then choose a Term to view from the drop-down menu. Click on specific sections to see the details or View Statement to create and print a statement which doubles as a receipt. Clicking on any of the underlined numbers in the Payments sections will allow you to see a receipt for a specific payment only.

Q: Do I have to pay for all those extra fees?

A: Most of our fees are in fact mandatory, except for the UWSA Health Plan and the U-Pass. Qualifying students can opt in/out. For more information please click visit the UWSA.

Q: Where can I get more information about the Minnesota Reciprocity Agreement?

A: For more information please click Future student website.

Q: What are all those fees for?

A: To find out more about our incidental fees please click see our Fee Glossary.

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HEALTH PLAN & U-PASS

Q: Do I have to pay for the UWSA Health Plan? How do I opt out?

A: Domestic FULL-TIME students who already have eligible health coverage can opt out of the UWSA Health Plan online. Please visit the UWSA for more information on how to and deadlines.

Q: I am a sponsored and/or First Nations student. Do I still have to opt out of the UWSA Health Plan?

A: Yes, many sponsors do not cover the UWSA Health Plan. Please make sure to speak to your sponsor beforehand and opt out of the plan online before the deadline. For more information, please visit the UWSA.

Q: I already opted out last year. Do I have to opt-out again?

A: Yes, every academic year that you qualify for the UWSA Health Plan and/or U-Pass and wish to opt-out, you will have to do so again.

Q: What is the U-Pass and can I opt out?

A: The U-Pass gives post-secondary full-time students unlimited access Winnipeg Transit for the full term. For more information on how to activate it and opt-out eligibility, please visit the UWSA.

Q: I am a sponsored and/or First Nations student. Will I be charged the U-Pass?

A: Many sponsors do not cover the U-Pass. Please make sure to speak to your sponsor beforehand to inquire if it will be covered. To see if you are eligible to opt-out, please visit the UWSA.

Q: I am a full-time student but I don’t see the UWSA Health Plan or the U-Pass on my account?

A: Unlike other charges, the UWSA Health Plan will be added/removed to your account within 48 hours of registration. The U-Pass will be added once a week until the end of every Add/Drop period.

Always check your WebAdvisor account at the end of every Add/Drop period to make sure all your fees have been paid!

Q: I have opted out of the UWSA Health Plan and/or U-Pass. Why is it still showing on my account?

A: All charges should be applied and removed by the end of the opt-in/opt-out period. For deadlines please visit the UWSA. Always check your WebAdvisor account at the end of every Add/Drop period to make sure all your fees have been paid!

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PAYMENT RELATED QUESTIONS

Q: What are the accepted payment options?

A: All our payment options can be found on our Payment Methods page.

Q: Will I see my payment posted right away?

A: In person and credit card payments will appear on your account right away. Online banking payments can take up to 4 business days depending on your bank so plan accordingly. Cheque, Government Student Aid and Flywire payments can take up to 6 business days during peak times. As long as it was received by us on or before the deadline, you will not be charged a Late Payment fine.

Q: What are the payment deadlines and do I have to pay everything at once?

A: All payment deadlines for the year can be found under Payment Deadlines. Accounts that are not paid in full after the deadline may be charged a Late Payment Fine and placed on Hold.

Q: I am receiving Government Student Aid? Do these deadlines apply to me?

A: Tuition fees for registered courses are due by the start date of every term. For a list of fee payment deadline dates, visit Important Dates & Deadlines. If you are relying on your Government Student Aid to pay your tuition, please note that you are still responsible for meeting the fee payment deadline dates established by Financial Services.

NOTE: If your first disbursement does not cover your required tuition fee payment in full, you will have to pay the remainder by fee deadline date to avoid late fees.

If you are concerned that you will not have enough funding to cover your expenses for the year, feel free to drop by to discuss your options. We are open Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm for drop-ins at our office at 2Ri06.

For more information, please visit the Awards and Financial Aid office.

Q: What happens if I pay late or cannot pay at all? How much are Late Payment Fines?

A: Please see our Failure to Pay Fees page for information on Late Payment Fines, Account Holds and consequences of non-payment

Q: Will I be de-registered from my classes if I don’t pay on time?

A: If your fees are not received on time in the Fall time, the University might de-register you from your WINTER courses. Once the fees have been paid, you may register again (based on availability).

Q: I no longer wish to attend my course(s). Do I still have to pay for it?

A: Yes, if you have not officially dropped the course on WebAdvisor or at Student Central before the posted deadlines, you will be held responsible for all fees and will receive a failing grade. If you drop the course after the 100% refund deadline, you will have to pay the outstanding amount. Please see Payment Deadlines for current dates. If you wish to drop a course after the Add/Drop period has ended, you will have to contact Academic Advising.

Q: I paid all my fees. When will the hold be removed?

A: Generally, a hold will be released within 2 business hours after the full payment was received. If you are paying by personal cheque, your hold will remain an additional 10 business days before it will be released.

Q: How do I get a refund?

A: Please click on your applicable student status for more refund information: Domestic Students, International Students, and Students receiving Financial Aid.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Q: What is the Academic Year and how many terms are there?

A: The Academic Year runs from September 1 to August 31 and is divided into

Fall term (September to December)

Fall/Winter term (September to April)

Winter term (January to April)

Spring term (May to August)

Q: Can I still get a letter of enrolment or transcript if I have a hold?

A: No, you cannot get official documents as long as you have a hold. Please plan accordingly.

Q: I seem to have forgotten my WebAdvisor login/have trouble logging in. What should I do?

A: Please contact Student Central at studentcentral@uwinnnipeg.ca for assistance. More contact information can be found on the Student Central page.