Fee Payments

Payment DeadlinesPayment of fees are due on or by the first Friday after residence opens at the beginning of each semester. Payments can be made in the finance office by debit, cash, cheque or online by e-transfer to [email protected]. Please be aware that we do not accept credit cards as a form of payment.

Payment Plans: If you’re unable to pay your fees in full, a minimum down payment of 50% is required on or by the first Friday after residence opens. This payment can be constructed from various forms of funding such as scholarships, personal savings, RESP’s and/or student loans (a notice of assessment is needed if your loan has not been originated). Once the down payment is made you may choose ONE of the following options to pay your remaining balance.

Option 1: Monthly Payments
These payments are due on the 15th of each month, dividing your balance owing over the remaining 3 months of the semester.

Fall Semester                                     Winter Semester
October 15th                                       February 15th
November 15th                                   March 15th
December 15th                                   April 15th

Option 2: Lump Sum Payment
This payment covers the remaining balance left owing on your account after the minimum payment is made. Payment for the fall term is due no later than the second Monday of October. Payment for the winter term is due no later than the second Monday of February.

Interest will be charged on the last day of each month on account balances at the rate of 1% until the balance is paid in full. Failure to follow the above plan will result in suspension of services and a late payment charge of $25 billed to your account.

Financial Policies

Registration is NOT complete until all fees have been paid or satisfactory arrangement have been made with Financial Services. Students who fail to pay the required fees  or make payment arrangements by the specified dates will have their services suspended and be charged a late fee.

Delinquent Accounts: Degrees, grades and transcripts will be withheld from current and former students who have failed to meet their financial obligations. Such students will not be permitted to register again until their overdue accounts have been paid in full.

Withdrawals, Refunds & Pro-Rated Fees: Once a student registers for courses, you are financially liable for them unless you drop them by the appropriate deadlines.

A student who wishes to withdraw from a course must do so by emailing the Registrar at [email protected]. Ceasing to attend class or notifying the instructor does not constitute an official withdrawal. The effective date of withdrawal will be the date the student withdrew by email to the Registrar. Students will be charged the appropriate pro-rated fee up to the ​drop date.

Students who are funded by government student loans should be aware that dropping courses may impact loan funding. Students are encouraged to check with SSU’s financial aid office for more information. 

Tuition Refund Policy

3 hours of class100%
6 hours of class80%
9 hours of class65%
12 hours of class50%
15 hours of class35%
After 15 hours of class0%

Room & Board Refund Policy

1st week after residence opens90%
2nd week after residence Opens75%
3rd week after residence opens60%
4th week after residence opens45%
5th week after residence opens30%
After 5 weeks of residence being open0%

* Please note that both confirmation and student service fees are non- refundable.

Important Dates

Undergraduate Admissions

Tuition & Fees