Phasing Out Cash Payment for Tuition, Student Fees and Housing Rental Fees

 

Why is UFV changing its cash acceptance policy?

UFV is making this change to preserve the integrity of the post-secondary financial process, support the safety and security of students' payments, and follow best practices already adopted by many post-secondary institutes in BC and across Canada.

How can I pay my tuition and student fees?

The recommended, and most convenient method of payment is online banking. Payment can be made up to midnight (Pacific Time) of the payment deadline. Interac debit payments, cheques, bank drafts and money orders are also accepted. If paying from outside of Canada the recommended method of payment is Western Union GlobalPay.

What does this change impact?

The change will apply to all domestic and international tuition and student fees, and housing rental fees. Students will be able to pay for these fees through online banking, debit payments and cheques.

How can I pay for my fees?

UFV offers a variety of payment options for tuition and student fees and housing rental fees:

  • Online banking (bill payment from Canadian financial institutions only)
  • Debit card and debit credit card for in-person transactions
  • Cheque
  • Bank draft
  • Money order
  • Wire transfer through Western Union- Western Union GlobalPay
  • Credit cards can only be used to pay for International and Continuing Education tuition and Housing Rental Fees

When does the change go into effect?

This change goes into effect September 3, 2019.

I only have cash available to pay for my fees. What are my options?

Please visit your local bank or credit union branch. A teller will help setup UFV as a payee to pay through online banking or in-person banking at the branch. Use your student number as the account number and ensure you know the amount owing before visiting your bank or credit union. 

I do not feel comfortable with online banking, how can I pay?

If you are not comfortable with online banking, there are various other options available as follows:

  • Debit card and debit credit card for in-person transactions
  • Cheque
  • Bank draft
  • Money order
  • Wire transfer through Western Union - Western Union GlobalPay
  • Credit cards can only be used to pay for International and Continuing Education Tuition and Housing Rental Fees

I have a daily limit on my debit card. What are my options?

Please contact your bank regarding your options to increase your daily limit or to set yourself up to pay via online banking.

Can I still pay for my books and supplies with cash?

Yes, the UFV campus bookstore continues to accept cash for all purchases and has no plans to change this method of payment.

Can I still pay for my coffee with cash?

Yes, all retail outlets on campus continue to accept cash for all purchases and have no plans to change this method of payment.

Can I pay my $200 registration deposit with cash?

No, this is a student tuition related deposit and must now be paid by debit, cheque, online banking, bank draft, or money order.

Can I pay with cash to order transcripts?

Yes.

I want to register for a Continuing Education course. Can I pay by cash?

No. You can use debit, cheque, online banking, bank draft, money order or credit card (for Continuing Education courses only).

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