TUITION, FEES & PAYMENT

Payments

Be prepared to pay tuition and applicable fees by the deadline each term. A payment will be applied against any outstanding balance from a previous term before being applied to current or future tuition and term fees.

You are responsible for all fees charged to your student account. If you add or drop courses after you have paid your fees, your account balance may change. Check your account balance in myStudentSystem 24 hours after you make changes. Ensure any outstanding balance is paid by the deadline in order to avoid monthly interest charges.

Payment deadlines

Payment deadlines are listed in the Academic Schedule, which is published each year in MacEwan University’s Academic Calendar. You must meet payment deadlines even if you have applied for student loans, scholarships, bursaries or sponsorship. Deadlines are strictly enforced. 

Term Payment deadline
Fall 2021 September 30, 2021
Winter 2022 January 31, 2022
May 2022 May 6, 2022
Spring (classes May – June) May 13, 2022
Spring/Summer session (classes May – August) May 31, 2022
June 2022 June 7, 2022
July 2022 July 8, 2022
Summer 2022 (classes July – August) July 15, 2022
August 2022 August 8, 2022
Term Payment deadline
Fall 2022 September 29, 2022
Winter 2023 January 31, 2023
May 2023 May 5, 2023
Spring (classes May – June) May 12, 2023
Spring/Summer session (classes May – August) May 31, 2023
June 2023 June 9, 2023
July 2023 July 7, 2023
Summer 2023 (classes July – August) July 14, 2023
August 2023 August 8, 2023

If you decide not to attend MacEwan University, you must formally withdraw by dropping your classes online through myStudentSystem. Non-attendance does not constitute withdrawal; you will be held responsible for all fees incurred.

Methods of payment

If you have applied for government student loans and grants, MacEwan will confirm your enrolment with the loan provider. At that time, the university requests a payment directly from your funding to cover tuition and fees.

Don’t pay twice.

After we confirm your enrolment, it can take 7 to 10 days for a payment to appear in myStudentSystem. You may receive the remaining funding in your bank account before a payment is reflected on your student account balance.

Use an additional method of payment only if:

  • Requested funding does not cover all charges on your account
  • Your funding is not approved prior to a payment deadline

Use myStudentSystem to see how much money MacEwan University has requested to cover tuition and fees.

  1. Log in to myPortal.MacEwan.ca.
  2. Launch myStudentSystem from the Quick Links menu.
  3. From your student homepage, select either Financial Aid or Fees (you will find the same information in both places).
  4. Click on the Pending Financial Aid menu item.

All major banks and credit unions offer Internet and telephone banking. To pay your tuition and related fees using these services, note the following:

  1. Register with your bank to make online bill payments.
  2. Select either MacEwan University or MacEwan University–Tuition as the payee. If MacEwan University is not listed as a payee, try searching for Grant MacEwan University or Grant MacEwan College. If that is not successful, contact your bank.
  3. The account number will be your seven-digit student ID number.

For online or telephone banking, the payment is considered received as of the transaction date. It can take 3 to 5 business days for a payment to appear in myStudentSystem.

Payments by cheque, certified cheque, money order or bank draft should be in Canadian funds and payable to MacEwan University. Be sure to include your student ID number and name on the front of the cheque in the memo line.

All cheques, money orders and drafts MUST have all of the following imprinted by the bank:

  • Bank transit/swift number
  • Bank account number
  • Branch number
  • Cheque, money order or draft number

The university does not accept post-dated cheques.

Pay in person at the Office of the University Registrar at City Centre Campus or by mail. Please ensure you allow enough time for your payment to reach the university through the mail by the appropriate deadline.

Pay by INTERAC debit card in person at the Office of the University Registrar at City Centre Campus. Please confirm with your bank before paying by debit to ensure your daily and transaction limits are sufficient.

MacEwan University accepts Visa and MasterCard credit cards for the payment of tuition and related fees online via myStudentSystem only. A non-refundable convenience fee of 2.5 per cent is charged by the payment processor, Moneris Solutions. This fee is subject to change.

*Refunds can only be issued to the original card that is used to make a payment. If you choose to pay using a prepaid credit card or credit card gift card, make sure you keep it. If you are entitled to a refund, and you no longer have the original card, you will need to contact the credit card company directly to arrange the refund.

MacEwan University uses Flywire for all international payments from accounts outside of Canada.

Flywire is a secure method of payment that allows you to track your payment from start to finish. Through this service you can pay your tuition, fees and deposits from any country and any bank—often in your home country currency, which allows you to save on bank fees. To use this service you will be asked to create an account on the FlyWire website with your basic personal information.

Flywire

Flywire offers multilingual customer support:

1-800-346-9252
support@flywire.com
flywire.com/help

A letter of sponsorship must be submitted to MacEwan University prior to the payment deadlines. Submit the letter of sponsorship in one of the following ways:

  • email to acctrec@macewan.ca OR
  • Fax to 780-497-5450 OR
  • in person to the Office of the University Registrar

Sponsorship letters must be specific to the term. A new sponsorship letter is needed each year.

If you have questions you may call 780-497-5459.

Payment plans are available ONLY to students who demonstrate financial need (provide proof that all other funding sources have been exhausted; e.g., student loans, bank credit line, etc.).

  • All payment plans are to be set up with pre-authorized debit (a void cheque or form provided by student's bank).
  • Payment plans are subject to a non-refundable payment plan set-up fee of $50 per term.
  • An initial payment is required, with installments to be determined, when the payment plan is set up.
  • Installment dates will be the 1st or 15th of the month.
  • Payment plans must be paid in full before the end of the term.

For more information, please contact Finance at acctrec@macewan.ca.

Late payments

Electronic notices of past-due balances are sent to your @mymacewan student Gmail account and to any other email accounts that are listed on your student record in myStudentSystem.

If payment is not received by the published payment deadline, you will be blocked from enrolment-related activity. An interest charge of one per cent of the outstanding balance will be added to your account monthly until the balance has been paid in full. Upon receipt of payment, holds on your account will be lifted.

Please make appropriate arrangements if you are unable to pay on time. Action will be taken against all unpaid accounts, and your account may be sent to collections.

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