Fees & Payments

Fees Summary

  • Pay residence and meal plan fees directly to Student Housing. Do not pay these fees to your tuition account. If you have paid these fees to your tuition account by mistake, please email information@housing.ubc.ca immediately to let us know.
  • Fees vary by residence area and room type.
  • Failure to pay a deposit or the first instalment of fees by the deadline indicated in your email offer will lead to forfeiture of accommodation assignment.
  • Charges will continue until all assigned keys are returned to the Front Desk and the checkout form is signed.
  • $35 service charge on returned cheques.
  • Late payment fee applies.

Payments Summary

  • Click on your residence to see the payment schedule for your residence.
  • Year Round Residence (includes Student Family Residence) payments are due on the first of every month and require a deposit upon offer acceptance.
  • Winter Session Residence and Residence Meal Plan payments are made in three instalments: upon offer acceptance, late September and early January.
  • Winter Session Term 1 payments are made in two instalments: upon offer acceptance and late September.
  • Winter Session Term 2 payments are due in full upon offer acceptance.
  • Summer Residence fee payments are required in one instalment for students who stay less than 60 days and two instalments for students staying 61 days or longer.

Payment Methods

We recommend EFT and Interac payment options as the quickest and easiest way to pay your Residence and Meal Plan fees.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

If you have an account at a Canadian financial institution, you can pay your residence and meal plan fees through direct debit from your bank account. Log into the Student Service Centre (SSC), click on “Banking Details” and enter your bank’s institution number, transit (bank branch) number, and account number. Once you have entered and saved your banking details, you can pay your fees by selecting “Bank Transfer” under the “Pay Fees” menu. All payments will be applied to your UBC account immediately upon successful transaction and payment information will be forwarded to your financial institution.

Interac® Online

Interac® Online is available via the Student Service Centre (SSC) or via the Student Housing and Community Services (SHCS) Online Service Centre. You will need to have an account with online banking at one of the following Canadian financial institutions: Royal Bank or TD Canada Trust. NOTE: VISA and Mastercard Debit cards cannot be used to make an Interac payment online at UBC.

Online Banking Bill Payment

Bill payment via online banking is now available for residence and meal plan fees. Make a bill payment from your Canadian online bank account by adding a Payee “UBC Student Housing and Meal Plan”. Your account number at UBC is your student number. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing. This service is currently available at Scotiabank, HSBC Canada, BMO, RBC, TD Canada Trust, CIBC, and Credit Unions in British Columbia. This will expand to additional Canadian banks in future, so please check back for updates.

Cheque and Money Order

Make your cheque payable to UBC and include your name, UBC ID and residence address on the back of the cheque. Drop off your cheque at the Marine Drive Residence front desk by the required deadline. To be issued a receipt, which can be provided upon request, please email the Student Housing Main Office. Traveller’s cheques and post-dated cheques are not accepted. Please note that VISA Debit and Mastercard Debit cards issued by a US or other international bank are not accepted.

Wire Transfer

Effective June 6, 2018, UBC no longer accepts wire transfers for:

  • Student housing fee instalments
  • Meal plan payments
  • Tuition and fees

To pay with international currency, please use International Funds Transfer.

International Funds Transfer

UBC has chosen Western Union Business Solutions, the world’s largest specialist in global business payments, to provide a simple, low cost method of paying fees in your own currency. Access Western Union International Funds Transfer via the MyFinancial Account in the Student Service Centre (SSC). Instructions can be found under International Funds Transfer at the UBC Student Services website.

NOTE: Payments should be made three days earlier than the due date. Western Union locks in the exchange rate for 72 hours, after which a new exchange rate is applied.

Credit Card (VISA or Mastercard)

Pay by credit card through the Student Housing and Community Services Online Service Centre for:

  • Residence and residence meal plan fees
  • Assessment and late fees
  • Early arrival and extension fees

Please note that a non-refundable 1.75% convenience fee will be applied to online credit card payments for the above items.

You can use your credit card to make fee-free payments online for:

  • Residence application fees
  • Residence and residence meal plan acceptance deposits
  • Residence room transfer fees
  • Savings Plus and UBCCard meal plans
  • JumpStart application fees and acceptance deposits
  • UBC childcare application and ongoing fees
  • Food and other merchandise at UBC Food Services locations across campus