If for any reason, fees can not be paid by the due date, the following special categories may be used to complete registration.
Certain professional programs require that fees are paid by certified cheque/money order and therefore the following special categories do not apply.
Students Using Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and Other Provincial Student Loan Assistance Programs To Pay Fees
Students wishing to pay their fees through OSAP must complete the application process including receipt of all supporting documentation before June 30. If your OSAP/Government student loan entitlement has been confirmed and is enough to cover your minimum tuition payment your minimum payment is deferred until your funding is available in September. (Visit the OSAP website at osap.gov.on.ca to confirm your loan entitlement). Students are responsible for paying any outstanding balance that is not covered by their loan by the due date. Failure to do so will result in a late payment penalty.
Students applying for OSAP after June 30 will not be granted a fee deferment without penalty based on OSAP and will be expected to pay the minimum payment by the due date on the statement of account. Failure to make payment by the due date will result in a late payment penalty.
Students whose fees will be paid by an external sponsor must provide proof of funding for each session to Student Financial Services-Office of the Registrar prior to the tuition fee deadline. In order for the University to bill the agency, the letter must include sufficient information such as: name of the sponsor, amount of the award, billing address and student's name and student number.
Students are responsible for the payment of any fees which exceed the amount allowed and paid by the sponsor.
Scholarship Recipients (University-Administered)
Scholarships administered by Western University will be applied towards the second installment of tuition fees owing. Students are responsible for paying the first instalment of tuition in full by the due date.
Employee Group Scholarship Tuition Plan
Qualified students should submit their applications to Student Financial Services. Applications can be downloaded from the Office of the Registrar's website at www.registrar.uwo.ca. Information about the specific plan terms and criteria for each employee group can also be found on the website.
The University does not defer tuition, without penalty, for external scholarships or registered education savings plans such as USC or CST.
External scholarships not administered by Western may be used to defer tuition, if the scholarship funds are forwarded directly to Western from the external sponsor, before the tuition fee deadline. Payments must include the student's name and student number. Students are responsible for the payment of any fees, which exceed the amount of the scholarship by the tuition fee deadline.
Income tax slips (T4A's) will be issued by the University in February for all external scholarships per agreement with Canada Revenue Agency, unless otherwise notified by the sponsor.
Senior Citizens' Bursary
Contact Student Financial Services Office of the Registrar for information. Also see SENIOR CITIZENS in the ADMISSION section.
Special Fee Deferments
In special circumstances, if a student is unable to pay the required fees by the fee payment due date, they should to go to Student Central, Room 1120, Western Student Services Building or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss deferment arrangements. Fee deferments are not granted for full fees. Special deferments are available to students on the basis of proven financial need.
All special deferments are dependent upon a previously established good credit rating with Student Financial Services. Therefore, students who are taking their first course at Western will not be considered for a deferment.
Note: If Student Financial Services have agreed to a deferment of fees, a late payment penalty may still be applied. Deferments may be cancelled if a student fails to comply with the terms of the deferment or new information is introduced regarding the ability of a student to pay outstanding fees.