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Payment information


Learn about how to pay and important dates to ensure your tuition and other payments are covered.

Methods of payment


Bank payment

This includes telephone and online banking or in person at your branch. The payee is “Georgian College TUITION” and your account number is your nine-digit student number. Payments made at the bank on the day of the deadline will be considered to be on time.

Your minimum non-refundable deposit of $250 ($2,500 for international students) may be paid by credit card. You can make your tuition deposit payment on your Banner account under the fee payment section. For the balance of your fees, you can pay through your financial institution. Georgian is unable to accept full fee payments by credit card or personal/company cheque.

Flywire

Georgian College has partnered with Flywire to make international tuition payments easier for international students. Domestic students are also welcome to use Flywire.

With Flywire, you are offered excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money, as compared to traditional banks. In addition, the posting of the payment into your Georgian College account will be faster, and you will be notified via email when it is received.

Before paying your fees with Flywire, please review the instructions listed in the FAQ section below.

Go to Flywire to make your payment
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Have payment-related questions? Contact the Office of the Registrar.

Payment deadlines


Payment deposits 

Information and dates

Deadlines to pay the non-refundable deposit for all students, including students on OSAP and those starting new programs:

  • Fall semester deposit  by June 15, 2020, full balance due Sept. 28, 2020
  • Winter semester deposit by Oct. 7, 2020, full balance due Feb. 1, 2021
  • Summer semester deposit by Feb. 16, 2021 full balance due May 25, 2021

When do I need to pay a tuition deposit?

Students are required to pay a deposit once per academic year. This means all students pay a deposit in the fall term (even if a deposit was paid in the previous term.) If you were not here in the fall, you will be required to pay a deposit in the winter term. If you were not here in the fall or winter, you will be required to pay a deposit in the summer term.

Students who change to a different program are also required to pay a deposit for their first semester of the new program regardless of if they have paid a deposit in a previous term or not.

The deposit amount is $250 for domestic students and $2,500 for international students. This is a non-refundable deposit toward your tuition. International students, please refer to tuition policy for calculation of non-refundable amount.

If your deposit payment is not received by the deadline, your place in the program may be forfeited or given to another student on the waiting list. Georgian reserves the right to refuse payments made after the deadline if the program is full.

Deposits can be paid by credit card. If you choose to pay the deposit, you will be able to register into your courses and agree to pay the balance of your fees by the second day of the term.

In-person payments are not accepted on the first and second days of each term. You may pay directly through your bank on those days. The balance of your fees or full fee payment cannot be paid by credit card or personal/company cheque.

Students on OSAP

All students on OSAP are required to pay the minimum non-refundable deposit ($250) in order to register for courses. You will not  receive your OSAP funding until you have paid at least the minimum tuition deposit and commenced classes.

Full tuition deadline

Information and dates

After paying the deposit or reserving your seat, the balance of fees is due on the eleventh day of term. Here are upcoming tuition fee deadlines:

  • Fall semester fees by Sept. 28, 2020
  • Winter semester fees by Jan. 25, 2021
  • Summer semester fees by May 25, 2021

Full tuition fees will continue to be invoiced and paid every term. Students who have not paid fees or submitted a sponsorship letter will be charged a late fee as follows: domestic students will be charged $150 and international students will be charged $500. This will also affect access to college systems and documents (enrolment letters, transcripts, graduation status, etc.), as well as future registration terms.

Students on OSAP

If you select the “don’t pay fees on my behalf” box on your OSAP application, it is your responsibility to pay your tuition by the eleventh day of the term. If you miss a full tuition payment deadline, domestic students will be charged the $150 late fee.

Exceptions to late fee

Apply for OSAP at least eight weeks prior to the start of your academic year to ensure payments are received prior to the deadline. Funds must be received from OSAP by the eleventh day of the term. A $150 late fee will be added to domestic students’ accounts for any balance outstanding beyond the eleventh day. Special consideration may be given to those who have completed all OSAP documentation at least eight weeks prior to the term start and for reasons beyond their control if they do not receive their funding by day 11.

Second career students


Information and dates

Refer to payment deadlines for dates to pay the non-refundable deposit for all students, including students on OSAP and those starting new programs.

When do I need to pay a tuition deposit?

Students are required to pay a deposit once per academic year. This means all students pay a deposit in the fall term (even if you paid a deposit in the previous term.) If you were not here in the fall, you will be required to pay a deposit in the winter term. If you were not here in the fall or winter, you will be required to pay a deposit in the summer term.

Students who change to a different program are also required to pay a deposit for their first semester of the new program regardless of if they have paid a deposit in a previous term or not.

The deposit amount is $250 for domestic students. This is a non-refundable deposit toward your tuition.

Second Career students who are approved under the Second Career program and who pay their deposit will not be charged the late fee provided the full fees are covered.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)


How do I make a payment with Flywire?

Step 1

Go to Flywire. You will need your nine-digit student number and current Georgian College password to complete your payment. You can find your student number on your letter of admission. If this is your first time logging in, your password will be your date of birth in the format YYMMDD.

Step 2

Select the country from which funds will be coming and the payment amount in Canadian dollars you wish to make to Georgian College.

Step 3

After providing basic information:

  1. You will be asked to visit your bank (via phone, online or in person) to send funds from your local bank to Flywire OR
  2. If you have selected an online payment method such as credit card or e-wallet, you will be guided through the necessary steps to complete the payment. NOTE: Canadian credit cards will not be accepted.

Step 4

Flywire will then forward the Canadian dollar amount to Georgian College where it will be directly credited to your student account.

Step 5

Through the Flywire student dashboard, you will be able to track where your payment is in the transfer process. You will receive an email confirmation from Flywire when your payment is deposited into the Georgian College bank account.

Step 6

Georgian College will issue a receipt for new applicants stating the program and tuition payment that is deposited to the applicant’s Georgian student account. The email will be sent to the applicant’s agent/representative or directly to the applicant if the applicant applied independently to Georgian.

Please note if you make payment by Flywire, any applicable refund will be returned via the original method of payment and to the original holder’s account. At any time, you will have a dedicated Flywire customer service team reachable via chat, Skype, email and phone to answer any of your questions.

I’m on OSAP. What happens if my loan isn’t available by day 11?

Apply for OSAP at least eight weeks prior to the start of your academic year to ensure payments are received prior to the deadline. Funds must be received from OSAP by the 11th day of the term. A $150 late fee will be added to your account for any balance outstanding beyond the 11th day. Special consideration may be given to those who have completed all OSAP documentation at least eight weeks prior to the term start and for reasons beyond their control if they do not receive their funding by day 11.

What happens if I pay my deposit, register and then don’t pay the fees on day 11?

A  late fee of $150 for domestic students and $500 for international students will be added to the outstanding amount. Students will remain registered but fees must be paid prior to the end of term/next registration period.

If I don’t pay the balance, am I still registered?

Yes. Students who registered but did not pay their fees by day 11 will remain registered. However, a late fee of $150 for domestic students and $500 for international students will be added to their outstanding amount.

I’m sponsored. What happens if my sponsor doesn’t pay by day 11?

Sponsored students who have secured sponsorship and provided the college with evidence prior to the tuition deadline will remain registered. No late fee will be added to their account.

I’m second career. What happens if my sponsor doesn’t pay by day 11?

Second Career students who have secured sponsorship and provided the college with evidence prior to the tuition deadline will remain registered provided the deposit was paid. No late fee will be added to their account.

What if I can’t pay the deposit amount?

The deposit amount is $250 for domestic students and $2,500 for international students. Students need to plan accordingly to pay this amount in order to confirm their seat in the program. The deposit can be paid by credit card (on Banner or through Flywire). We cannot guarantee a seat in the program unless the deposit is paid by the deadline.

What happens if I need to withdraw?

In order to receive a refund of any fees or to have outstanding fees adjusted if fees have not been paid in full, you must withdraw by submitting a withdrawal form to the Office of the Registrar by the 10th day of classes. Check important dates for withdrawal deadlines.

International applicants who provide proof of a refused study visa/permit are eligible for a full refund.

Withdrawals must be in writing, with a signature. You are not considered officially withdrawn if you simply do not attend class or if you verbally notify your teacher, registration staff, counsellors or college staff.

If withdrawal form is received after the first 10 days of the term or is not received at all, you will be responsible for full tuition fees for that term.

Can I pay a lesser amount than $250 (or $2,500 for international students)?

The deposit amount cannot be reduced. The deposit can be paid by credit card to help offset financial costs. We cannot guarantee a seat in the program unless the deposit is paid by the deadline. Full fees are due by the eleventh day of the term.

Can I pay by converting Aeroplan™ miles?

Students, family members, friends and donors can direct their Aeroplan™ miles toward tuition at Georgian. For every 35,000 Aeroplan Miles, a $250 credit can be transferred to Georgian to cover tuition. Visit higheredpoints.com for information on how to redeem Aeroplan miles and transfer them to a specific Georgian account. Georgian receives the transfer the same way other bank transfers are received. The transfer appears as a “non-refundable” cash deposit visible in the student’s account within two to three business days. Fees must be received by deadlines, please check important dates for fee payment deadlines.

NOTE: Aeroplan miles can be converted through the above online process only, not in person at the front counter or via other payment methods.

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Contact us


Office of the Registrar
Barrie Campus, Room C170
One Georgian Dr.
Barrie, ON L4M 3X9

Phone: 705.728.1968
Fax: 705.722.5118
Email
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Note: As part of Georgian’s response to COVID-19, the Office of the Registrar will be providing service to students remotely until further notice.