When & How to Pay Tuition and Fees

When & How to Pay Tuition and Fees

Once you have enrolled in your courses for a term, you pay the Minimum Payment indicated ACORN to hold your courses by your division’s due date. Then, you pay the remaining balance by your division’s payment due dates. Once your fees are paid, you are considered a registered student. 

There are several options for students who are unable to pay their fees by the payment due date. Detailed information is provided in this section.  

Your registration deadline is your fee payment deadline. The deadline is determined by your Faculty and/or program. Tuition, incidental and ancillary fees are due by this date, or you must arrange for a payment deferral if you’ll be receiving OSAP or other government funded financial aid (e.g., StudentAid BC). Be sure to plan enough time for your bank to transfer the funds to the University, as this can sometimes take between three to five business days, and even longer for international payments.  


Your invoices for fees, residence and meal plans are available online through ACORN. Once you’ve verified your registration deadline and accessed your invoice, you can make a full payment, arrange for partial payments, or request a fee deferral. See ACORN Invoice for more information.


Payments must be made through your financial institution, via a bank machine, in-bank, online or by telephone. On-campus payments are not available. Please note that there may be additional fees associated with making payments by credit card. See Making Payments for more information. 

If making a payment from outside Canada, you can use Convera or Flywire. Be sure to allow enough time for the transfer of funds to be processed. Find more information on the Student Accounts website


If you’ve qualified for OSAP or other government funded financial aid, you can apply prior to the fee payment deadline to defer your fee payment online. 

Residence and meal-plan fees are paid over two installments during the academic year. While these may not be deferred, it’s possible to arrange for partial payments. Partial payments will incur service charges on the unpaid portion.   

Find out more about registration steps and deadlines, including instructions on paying your fees and requesting a tuition fee deferral

After receiving a residence offer via email, follow the instructions to pay the residence deposit through StarRez by the deadline displayed in your offer to secure your spot in residence.  

It can take 2-3 business days upon receipt of the payment to record the deposit payment. The residence deposit payment will be applied to the residence fees listed in ACORN

If you have received an offer of admission requiring the payment of a non-refundable deposit by a specified deadline, you can make the payment in ACORN via the MasterCard or VISA credit card payment service:  

Log into ACORN using your Join ID credentials to make the payment.  

  • This payment option includes a convenience fee, which is a fee billed by Moneris (credit card service provider), and is NON-REFUNDABLE, even if you decide not to study at the University of Toronto.  
  • The convenience fee is billed directly by Moneris, and is not remitted to the University of Toronto.  

It can take 2-3 business days for the payment to appear in ACORN. Please ensure you allow for time to the payment to be prior to the deadline provided in your admission offer.  

The admissions deposit payment will be applied toward tuition fees listed in ACORN