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Payment Options

The pursuit of higher education is a valuable investment in your future that requires a substantial financial commitment. City University offers a variety of funding options for Canadian students, including provincial and federal loans and grants for those who qualify, as well as quarterly needs-based and merit-based scholarships.

There are several ways you can pay your tuition at City University in Canada.  You can use any combination of these methods and/or a different method each term.

Payments made within Canada
On-line Payment

Online banking is convenient, secure, and the preferred payment method for anyone with a Canadian Bank Account. Payments are processed through your bank’s online banking service as a bill payment. Please allow 2-3 business days for the payment to reflect on your student portal account.

1Log into the student portal at http://my.cityu.edu
2Click on “My Account” on the right hand menu
3At the middle of the screen click on “Make a payment”
4This will open the TouchNet screen. Click on “Make a payment”
5You will be asked how much you would like to pay of your balance. Enter the amount you would like to pay. You can add something in the memo field such as “First payment Fall 2018” if you would like. Click “continue”
6On the next screen, you’ll be asked to select your payment method. You can choose “CAD Pre-Auth Debit” which acts like a debit card by directly debiting your bank account or “Credit Card via Pay Path.” Please note that the vendor adds a 2.5% service fee to credit card payments. There is no service fee for debit payments. You can add as many payment methods as you would like to your account (i.e. multiple credit cards or bank accounts).
7Once you select your payment method, one of the following will happen:
Pre Authorized Debit:   You’ll be asked to input your information. For a debit payment, you will need your bank information including the routing number, branch number and account number. You will be given the option to save this method of payment so you do not need to enter it every time. You will be taken to a terms and agreements form for you to read and acknowledge before continuing.
Credit Card: You’ll be taken to the PayPath system and asked to enter your date of birth and last name. You’ll be taken to a screen where you are notified about the service fee. The next screen is where you enter your credit card information. Please note that the vendor charges a 2.5% service fee when using this method.
8On the next screen, review your payment and click on “Submit Payment.”
9You will receive a notice that your payment was successful. You can print a receipt from this screen.
Please note: To protect your personal information and privacy, City University in Canada will no longer accept credit cards over the phone for tuition payment.

Need help? Access the How to Make a Payment Online guide.

Payment by mail

Please make cheques payable to City University in Seattle

Check or money order made out to:
“City University of Seattle” mailed to either the
Vancouver location
789 W. Pender Street, Suite 310,
Vancouver BC V6C 1H2

or the Edmonton location
10010 106 St NW #100,
Edmonton, AB T5J 1G1).

Payment outside Canada
On-line Payment

International Payments (wire transfer, credit card, Alipay, and more): Click here to go to Flywire for Canada or go to cityucanada.flywire.com.

By mail

Cheque or money order made out to 
“City University of Seattle” mailed to either the
Vancouver location
789 W. Pender Street, Suite 310,
Vancouver BC V6C 1H2

or the Edmonton location
10010 106 St NW #100,
Edmonton, AB T5J 1G1

Employer or Third Party Billing

In order to set up third party billing, written authorization must be provided to City University giving the university permission to bill the company or organization.  The payment by the third party is to be sent directly to City University.  Payments sent by the company to the student are not considered third party billing.

A third party authorization can take one of several forms.  It can be a letter of credit, a tuition voucher, or a tuition assistance form.

The authorization should state the following:

  • Who is covered (usually just one student, but it could be more)
  • What the third party is covering (tuition only, the period covered, tuition for one particular class,  amount of funding, all fees, etc.) as well as any special billing instructions
  • Where the invoice should be sent

    *Include a contact name, phone number, and e-mail address

Contact Erin Thompson:

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Monthly Payment Options

CityU proposes an interest-free monthly payment option to assist with education expenses. Students may opt to sign up for a payment plan and pay the balance in three (3) installments. You can use a combination of payment methods to pay the balance on your student account.

Tuition is due the 20th of the month prior to the month in which the course begins.  If the payment plan option is chosen a $25.00 non-refundable administration fee will be added to the student’s account. A new agreement must be signed and the $25.00 non-refundable administration fee will apply for each quarter the student wishes to enroll in the payment plan option.

Plan Enrollment Dates

The payment plan will be open for the following dates each quarter. 

QuarterEnrolment StartSubmission DeadlineFinal Installment Due
SummerMay 20thJune 15thJune 15th
FallAugust 20th September 15thSeptember 15th
WinterNovember 20th December 15thDecember 15th
WinterFebruary 20th March 15th March 15th 
  • Payment in full is required if a payment plan agreement is not completed by the end of the open enrollment period.
  • A new payment plan agreement must be completed and signed each quarter the student wishes to participate in the plan.

Costs

$25.00/Quarter non-refundable enrollment fee
 No interest

CityU’s Monthly Payment plan

Request a payment plan if you cannot afford to pay the entire amount of the tuition due by the prescribed deadline if you are dealing with unexpected or overwhelming expenses

CityU Online Payment Plan Request Process 

  1. Request a Payment Plan  By signing and submitting the Payment Plan Agreement, you must submit your initial payment within five (5) days to activate your payment plan.
  2. An email confirmation will be sent after the form is submitted. 
  3. You are committing to making payments on the 20th of the first month and the 20th of the second month of the Quarter. Failure to make payments may result in late fees and/or risk future participation in the payment plan program.
  4. The payment Plan is available only for domestic students.

Paying your tuition

How to pay your tuition using a credit card or pre-authorized debit. Please have your credit card or your bank account information available before logging into your CityU account.

Step 1: Log into the student portal at http://my.cityu.edu

Step 2: Click on “My Account” on the right hand menu

Step 3: At the middle of the screen click on “Make a payment”

Step 4: This will open the TouchNet screen. Click on “Make a payment”

Step 5: You will be asked how much you would like to pay of your balance. Enter the amount you would like to pay. You can add something in the memo field such as “First payment Fall 2018” if you would like. Click “continue”

Step 6: On the next screen, you’ll be asked to select your payment method. You can choose “CAD Pre-Auth Debit” which acts like a debit card by directly debiting your bank account or “Credit Card via Pay Path.” Please note that the vendor adds a 2.5% service fee to credit card payments. There is no service fee for debit payments. You can add as many payment methods as you would like to your account (i.e. multiple credit cards or bank accounts).

Step 7: Once you select your payment method, one of the following will happen:

Pre Authorized Debit:   You’ll be asked to input your information. For a debit payment, you will need your bank information including the routing number, branch number and account number. You will be given the option to save this method of payment so you do not need to enter it every time. You will be taken to a terms and agreements form for you to read and acknowledge before continuing.

Credit Card: You’ll be taken to the PayPath system and asked to enter your date of birth and last name. You’ll be taken to a screen where you are notified about the service fee. The next screen is where you enter your credit card information.

Step 8: On the next screen, review your payment and click on “Submit Payment.”

Step 9: You will receive a notice that your payment was successful. You can print a receipt from this screen.

Please note: To protect your personal information and privacy, City University in Canada will no longer accept credit cards over the phone for tuition payment.

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