Payment Options

The Enrolment Services Office DOES NOT ACCEPT the following payment methods

  1. E-transfer
  2. Debit transactions
  3. In person cash payments or cash payment of any kind

How to Read an Accurate Balance Owing For an Individual Semester

  1. Log in to your MyStMU account
  2. Select the “Finances” Tab and click the “Balance” Header
  3. First change the selection in the “Period” drop down to the current term (Spring/Summer 2021 in this example)
  4. Ensure that the “Balance Summary” radio button is selected, then hit the Change button. Note that if you do not click change, you will remain on a full cumulative report of all your past, present, and future finances with St. Mary’s.
  5. You will now be given an accurate breakdown for exclusively the semester in the “Period” drop down (Spring/Summer 2021 for this example). In the table you will see cumulative charged amounts for Tuition & Fees in each respective line. If applicable, scholarships and other financial information will also be shown here as separate lines. The most important information will be UNDER the table in the summary section.
  6. For the current term, view the three lines under the “Period/Session” title. These are term specific. The line showing your owing amount is the final line in this section titled “Total”. This will be your current owing amount, which already has scholarships, prior payments, and credits factored in. If the balance has brackets around it, that denotes a credit (overpayment) that will be refunded to you. Do not try to make additional payments to balance it off.
  7. The information under the “From other periods/sessions” title is a cumulative balance. It includes any payments, credits, and charges for future semesters. As a result, it may not be accurate for the specific term owing balance due on the fee deadline date.
    Using any of the balances under the “From other periods/sessions” section will likely result in an overpayment and require a refund. This section will only match the Period/Session section if you have no future registrations, charges, or credits on your account.

Your payment options are as follows:

Online Banking Payment (through bill payee)

  1. DO NOT PROCEED WITH PAYMENT IF CALGARY IS NOT IN THE PAYEE TITLE
  2. Online banking payments are subject to a 1 to 4-day processing time by the bank. Students who make the payment on or before the due date will not be charged late fees. Proof of payment may be required in the form of a snapshot including the transaction date, recipient, and amount.
  3. The following banks are partnered with St. Mary’s for payment
    RBC Partnered
    BMO Partnered
    Scotiabank Partnered
    TD Canada Trust Partnered
    CIBC Partnered
    ATB Must call client care line. Use ID code 14431 to identify St. Mary’s in Calgary. The representative will be able to assist you in creating a payee for St. Mary’s University Calgary
    Tangerine Tangerine does not have a standing agreement with St. Mary’s University but can add as a third-party payee for bill payments. Talk to a teller or bank representative to have the payee created.

Click here to view the instructions for online banking

Credit Card Payment through your MyStMU Account

  1. Please be aware that all Credit Card payments are subject to a 3% Credit Card transaction fee
  2. Payments made with credit cards will AUTOMATICALLY be charged the 3% transaction fee, please do not attempt to make an additional payment for this fee. Please allow 24 business hours for the transaction fee to be applied to your account after making your payment. If you have questions about the balance of your account, contact financial.aid@stmu.ca prior to making an additional payment.
  3. Click here to view full instructions for making a credit card payment

St. Mary’s University accepts Visa and MasterCard credit cards for the payment of tuition and related fees online via My.StMU system only. Beginning fall 2020 a 3% service fee will be charged on all credit card tuition payments. These service fees are non-refundable.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are offered to students each Fall and Winter semester as a means to split the tuition into three equal payments. Each tuition installment will be due on a pre-set date, stated on the contract. The payments occur over the first three months of the semester. There is a $50.00 admission fee that must be paid with the submission of the payment plan contract.

If you are interested in joining a payment plan, please read the contract carefully regarding the penalties of non-payment. If a student breaks the contract by neglecting to make payments on time, they will not be offered the payment plan option for future semesters.

Payment plans contracts will be available at the beginning of the semester. To request a payment plan contract, please email financial.aid@stmu.ca or inquire at the Enrolment Services desk.

Alberta Student Aid

  1. Students in 9 or more credits will submit a full-time loan application. Alberta student loans are completed through a one application system using the following link. Each application will be assessed by the provincial student aid organization and the national student aid organization. https://studentaid.alberta.ca/apply/
  2. Students who do not qualify as an Alberta student must contact and apply for loans through their province of residence for funding. Please visit their individual websites to start the application process.
  3. Students registered in 3 or 6 credits, without an approved reduced course load, will have to submit a part time loans application through Alberta Student Aid, please use this link to access the application: https://studentaid.alberta.ca/resources/applications-and-forms/
  4. Once the student’s application has been received and assessed, the student will be notified via their online portal. The student will be mailed a hard copy of their notice of assessment. First time applicants will also receive important documents regarding their National student loan MSFAA and Alberta Student Aid Agreement, which must be completed before any funds are distributed.
  5. Agreements for the National Student Loan and Alberta Student Aid programs can be completed online through the students MyLoan or NSLSC account. New students will need to verify their accounts with each organization to complete the set-up process. Once the online account has been set up, the student can log in to complete and sign the documents.
  6. Any change in a student’s course load status will be reported to the appropriate student aid agency. Registration changes include: Dropping to part-time study, withdrawing to part-time study, full course withdrawal, withdrawal with cause, and expulsion from the university.
  7. Students may submit a single application for both the Fall and Winter semesters in a given academic year. The student is responsible for having their winter course load at the appropriate credits before the winter portion of their loan is confirmed at the beginning of December.
  8. Full time student aid applications for the Spring/Summer term will be completed and submitted online through the Alberta Student Aid website. The students funding period must have a minimum of 9-credits to be considered full-time, unless on an approved Reduced Course Load status. The registration must include at least one course being held for the duration of the funding period on the application. If a student is taking courses that do not last the full duration of the semester, the end date of the study period should be made as the end date of their latest course. If a break of 30+ days occurs in a study period, the student must submit separate applications for the courses occurring before and after the study break, respectively. Students at a part-time status OR who take a block week after a 30+ day study break must apply using the part-time loan application form, accessible through the Alberta Student Aid website. Student Aid Applications made for classes starting after August 1st must use the upcoming academic year part-time student aid package (i.e. if the course starts August 9th, 2021 a 2021/2022 part-time aid application must be used, not a 2020/2021 part-time application package).
    For any inquires on eligibility or the application process, please reach out to financial.aid@stmu.ca.
  9. The most efficient way to receive approved funding from student aid is through direct deposit. The instruction for setting up direct deposit with either loan agency will be included with your application documents when you start the loan application process.
  10. Student funding will only be distributed once all components of the application are complete, this includes both the National Student Loan MSFAA and the Alberta Student Aid Agreement.
  11. First time applicants should apply two months before their initial start date to ensure that the application is approved, documents are completed, and the loan is distributed before tuition is due.

If you require any further information, please contact financial.aid@stmu.ca for all inquiries.

Student Loans: All approved funding will be sent directly to the student. The student is then responsible to make the payment to St. Mary’s University for their owing amount. Action will be taken if the approved funding is distributed to the student and not used to pay tuition or fees for the semester.

You are encouraged to submit payment through Option 1 or 2 above: Online Banking or Credit Card. If you would like to submit a cheque or bank draft payment, this is subject to approval by the Enrolment Services Office. Approval must be granted before payment can be accepted through this method.