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Tuition: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


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 in to your WebAdvisor account and click on Student Finance in the Current Students menu. Choose the Student Finance module. The Account Summary section shows you the totals by term. Click on Account Detail or a term. In Account Detail, you can 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 section will allow you to see a receipt for a specific payment only.

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

A: Yes, all fees are mandatory and non-negotiable for all students except for the UWSA’s Health Plan and the U-Pass. Qualifying students can opt in/out of those two fees. For more information, please visit the UWSA.

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

A: For more information, please visit Reciprocity website.

Q: What are all those fees for?

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

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UWSA HEALTH PLAN and U-PASS

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

A: Domestic students registered in 9 credit hours or more in a term and who already have extended 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 First Nations student. Do I still have to opt out of the UWSA Health Plan?

A: Most self-declared, Indigenous students are not automatically charged the UWSA Health Plan. To opt-in to the UWSA Health Plan, 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 is an initiative of the UWSA in which undergraduate students, who are registered for nine credit hours or more in a term, are charged a fee and receive a four-month, Winnipeg Transit bus pass for unlimited use during the term. For more information on how to activate it and opt-out eligibility, please visit the UWSA.          The U-Pass program is suspended for 2021-2022.

Q: I am a sponsored student. Will I have to pay for 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 and the U-Pass will be added/removed to your account within two business days of registration. The U-Pass program is suspended for 2021-2022.

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: Opt out can take some time to be processed. 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 options to pay?

A: Our 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 WebAdvisor account right away. Online banking payments take 1-3 business days to arrive depending on your bank so plan accordingly. Cheques, 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 fee.

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 by the deadline may be charged a late payment fee and placed on hold.

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

A: Yes, tuition fees for registered courses are due by the payment deadline every term. 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, make an appointment with the Awards and Financial Aid Office (awards@uwinnipeg.ca) to discuss your options. 

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 Fees?

A: Please see our Failure to Pay Fees page for information on Late Payment Fees, 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 Term, the University might de-register you from your WINTER TERM courses. Once the fees have been paid, you may register again (based on course 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 via Student Central before the posted refund and/or voluntary withdrawal 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 the withdrawal schedules for current dates. 

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 order 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: How do I drop a class if I have a hold?

A: Please seek assistance from Student Central to drop a class when you have a hold on your account.

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.