Newly admitted students
In August, we hold joint Scholarships & Student Aid/Student Accounts “McGill's Frugal Scholar Money Management Program/Facts about Fees!” information sessions for newly admitted students to the Fall term (and their families), where we answer questions on billing, fee payment, guest access and other topics. The sessions last 30-35 minutes, with plenty of time for questions afterwards. The dates of the “ABC's of Money Management/Facts about Fees!” information sessions can be found under the Parents section of the Campus Life & Engagement's (CL&E) website.
This year's presentation slides can be found here Facts About Fees presentation 2014.pdf
Deferrals for students with not proven fee residency status
The Ministère de l'Éducation, Loisir et Sport du Québec (MELS) requires all students who are citizens or permanent residents of Canada to provide proof of their status in order not to be charged the international rate of tuition fees. Those who wish to qualify for the Québec rate of tuition fees must also provide proof of Québec residency along with proof of Canadian citizenship. This means that many new students are initially billed at the International or out of province fee rate, until such time as they can provide the documentation that will support a lower fee rate.
The University knowing this, reviews the information that was provided at the time of admission to evaluate if a student is expected to pay fees at either the Quebec rate or the Canadian (out of province) rate. Student Accounts does provide a fee deferral to these students prior to the first bill being issued. This fee deferral appears on your account as an anticipated (pre-authorized) credit. This amount may be deducted from the current amount due on your Account Summary by Term on Minerva and is exempt from interest charges. The deferral is an estimate of the charges to be reversed and once your status is finalized, there may be a balance to pay or be credited (within approximately $30).
An example of what this might look like on your e-bill follows:
* CURRENT BILLED BALANCE * 8,392.28 PRE-AUTHORIZED CREDITS 201409 08-SEP-14 Deferred Pymt - Non-Proven OOP 566.37 08-SEP-14 Deferred Pymt - Non-Proven OOP 426.68 08-SEP-14 Deferred Pymt - Non-Proven OOP 4,266.48 *PRE-AUTH CRED BALANCE* 5,259.53
How much you should pay by the due date?
Billed Balance: $ 8,392.28 Less pre-authorized credits: $ (5,259.53) Equals: $ 3,132.75
You will be sent an email advising you of the reason why a fee deferral has been applied to their account. If it is felt that the deferral should be changed (i.e. you expect to be at the Quebec vs the Canadian (out of province) fee rate), then you should contact student [dot] accounts [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Student Accounts) to request that the deferral be modified, providing the reason for the request.
All documents must be submitted by the last day of classes of the current term in which the change of status has occurred. Documentation received after this time will affect fee rates for subsequent terms only. Requirements are available on the Legal Documents site.
Students are covered by Student Insurance Plans. Students who are also covered by their family's insurance plans may wish to review what is covered by these plans and familiarize themselves with the conditions under which they may opt-out, as well as the applicable deadlines.
More information is available on our Student Insurance page.
If you require confirmation of your student status, you can obtain a signed letter through the Student Records Menu in Minerva. For instructions on how to print a letter, visit McGill's Student Records website.
It is strongly recommended that students apply for aid as early as possible in order to receive their funds by the start of the semester. Canadian and U.S. students who are waiting for government aid to pay their fees may apply for a tuition deferral via the “Request a Tuition Fee Deferral” through the Financial Aid/Award menu on Minerva, selecting the category applicable to their situation. All applicants will be verified to ensure they have self reported their situation accurately.
If you require financial support to pursue your studies, you should apply for financial aid through the province of your residence. More information and links to government aid programs are available on McGill's Scholarships & Student Aid website.
If you require financial support to pursue your studies, you should apply for financial aid through the U.S. Direct Loans program. More information is available on the Scholarships & Student Aid website.
Most international students are not eligible for government assistance and are therefore responsible for securing the necessary funding to cover the cost of study through parents, relatives, savings, etc. The circumstances under which students may request a fee deferral can be found at Tuition & Fees Payment Deferral
The due dates are available on the Important dates for students and on your statement. E-bills are issued monthly on Minerva within the first 5 days of a month and are due 23-25 days later. The due dates indicated in the table below for new students do not apply to Continuing Education students. They are governed strictly by the due date that appears on the e-bill.
Students admitted to… Fees visible on Account Summary by Term Payment Due Date Fall 2014 Term Early August August 29, 2014 Winter 2015 Term Early December January 6, 2015