How to Pay

Your estimate of fees provides information about the fees you owe for the upcoming academic year, payment options, amounts and due dates.  It also includes your program supply fees (if applicable) and ancillary fees.

To view/print your estimate of fees, please click on the appropriate link below:

PAYMENT OPTIONS

FULL-TIME POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS

Durham College (DC) offers multiple payment options for full-time post-secondary students.
In order to secure your seat in your program, you are required to pay a $500 non-refundable tuition deposit by the deadline date indicated on your estimate of fees.  Please note that your deposit will be applied to the total fees owing for the academic year.

For the balance of fees owing, you have a choice of two payment options:

  • Payment Plan A:  Pay total fees (less tuition deposit) for the entire academic year by the payment due date indicated on your estimate of fees.
  • Payment Plan B:  Pay fees for each academic semester (less tuition deposit) by the payment due dates indicated on your estimate of fees.

Once you have paid your tuition deposit, you will receive an email from us outlining other important information and dates regarding your next steps for registration.
We encourage you to pay the balance of your fees by the due date(s) indicated on your estimate of fees in order to avoid late payment charges.

OSAP FUNDED STUDENTS

Students receiving funding from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) are required to pay the $500 non-refundable tuition deposit as indicated on your estimate of fees.

  • If you have paid your deposit, and are receiving sufficient OSAP to cover your tuition, your tuition payment will be deferred automatically until your OSAP is released at the start of the school year. 
  • Please review your OSAP assessment to ensure you meet the above criteria.  If the conditions are met we will collect your tuition fees at the time we release your OSAP funding. 
  • OSAP funds are not released until the first day of school and take approximately 3-7 business days to be deposited to your account and forwarded to the school.
  • Please make sure you check your OSAP status regularly as it will update you on both the release of funds and remittance to the school.
  • Any questions regarding your OSAP can be directed to financialaid@durhamcollege.ca

THIRD PARTY SPONSORED STUDENTS

If you are receiving funding from an external agency or organization, you are required to pay the $500 non-refundable tuition deposit as indicated on your estimate of fees.

If you have written confirmation of funding, you are required to provide us with an authorization letter from your sponsor, on the agency’s letterhead.  The letter must contain the following information:

  • Name and student number of student being sponsored
  • Start date/term and end date/term of sponsorship
  • Items agency will cover i.e. tuition, mandatory student activity fees, optional student fees, textbooks and/or residence
  • Name, address, and phone number of contact person, for billing purposes
  • Mailing address of agency, for billing purposes

Once we have received this letter and you have been registered, your sponsor will receive an invoice to be paid. Please direct your sponsor to email this letter to sponsorship@durhamcollege.ca for processing.

Invoices will be sent out to sponsors after the 10th day of classes in a semester. This allows students to register in their classes, and opt out of any eligible optional ancillary fees.

It is important that we receive your tuition deposit and authorization letter prior to the due date indicated on your estimate of fees to secure your seat in your program.

Please note:

  • Durham College does not accept sponsorships from private citizens; only external agencies and organizations are eligible to sponsor Durham College students.  
  • Students are responsible for opting out of any health and dental insurance plans if the student is eligible to do so and does not want the insurance.
  • Durham College will not send any academic updates/transcripts to the sponsor.  If required, the student can submit unofficial or official documentation to their sponsor directly.
  • If your sponsor does not pay the invoice by the deadline, or if there is an outstanding balance on the portion for which you are responsible, your student file will be placed on “Financial Hold.” 
  • If your sponsor is only covering a portion of your tuition and student fees, you are responsible for the remaining balance and must pay it by the tuition fee payment due date.

AEROPLAN MILES AND TD POINTS

Thanks to a new agreement with HigherEdPoints.com, students can now redeem their Aeroplan© Miles and TD Points into funds that can be used to help pay for fees.

You can also convert the Aeroplan© Miles and TD Points of family members and friends as anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

For more information and to set up an account, please visit: http://www.higheredpoints.com.

Please note that it takes up to five business days for the credit to appear on your student account so keep this in mind as your fee payment deadline(s) approach.

PAYMENT METHODS

ELECTRONIC BANKING

Electronic banking is the fastest, most convenient way to pay your fees. You can pay through online banking, telephone banking or even by automatic teller machine (ATM).

Add ‘Durham College’ or ‘Durham College – Tuition’ as a payee and use the nine-digit student number found on your estimate of fees as your account number.

We encourage you to make your online fee payment as soon as possible, and at least five business days prior to the due date, in order to ensure there is enough time for your payment to reach us.

Please note: Payments cannot be made through Interac e-transfer or PayPal.

CREDIT CARD

You may choose to pay your fees by credit card through the DC website.

Accepted credit cards include Visa, MasterCard and American Express, Discover and Diners Club.

Please note once a payment has been applied to your student account, all credit card payments must be paid through the MyCampus portal.

IN PERSON

Although we encourage you to take advantage of our electronic payment options, you can also pay your fees in person. Please note you are required to present a copy of your estimate of fees at the time of payment.
Valid methods of payment are debit card, credit card, money order or bank draft (in Canadian funds and made payable to Durham College).

Please note: DC accepts cash payments for tuition fee deposits.  We do not accept personal cheques or faxed payments.

For payment inquiries, please call 905.721.3000 or email oshawaenrolmentservices@durhamcollege.ca.

For financial aid/OSAP inquiries, please call 905.721.3036 or email financialaid@durhamcollege.ca.