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Payment Methods

If your student account is in collections and a hold has been placed on your account, it’s critical that payments are made as soon as possible. Ryerson accepts the following forms of payment for students accounts on collection hold:

Credit card payments

Bank payments 

  • Accepted for undergraduate and graduate student accounts.

Western Union money transfer

  • Accepted for international student accounts only.
  • Find steps for this option under the Western Union Business Solutions for International Students section on Ryerson’s Fee Payments page.

Payment questions

In order to release the hold on your account, any overdue tuition and ancillary fees must be paid in full.

No, you cannot enroll in courses if you have outstanding tuition and fees. A payment plan can be put in place but the outstanding fees must be paid in full for the hold to be lifted.

The university charges a late fee of 1.25 per cent monthly on outstanding amounts.

Fees are due and payable by the start of classes. To determine specific fee due dates, refer to this year’s “Significant Dates” on the Calendars and Student Guide page.

For clarification, please contact the Service Hub in-person at 350 Victoria Street, Podium (POD) 150 or at 416-979-5015 or 416-979-5136.

We can not currently accept payment in person. On March 18, Ryerson shifted to an essential services model on campus. Our physical office is currently closed and staff are working remotely.

International students may make a credit card payment online via Western Union GlobalPay for Students, external link, opens in new window.

Payment plans

Students who can demonstrate temporary financial hardship may be granted a short payment plan not to exceed one term or four months in length. To discuss your options, contact Collection Services at 416-979-5071 or

Bankruptcy and consumer proposals

Filing for bankruptcy or entering into a consumer proposal to creditors can seem like an easy solution when you’re having trouble paying tuition, but it’s a very serious matter that can impact your credit score and limit future employment opportunities. Before considering these options, we advise you to explore all financial options available to you.

If you’ve filed for bankruptcy or a consumer proposal and wish to continue your education at Ryerson, you’ll be required to pay tuition and ancillary fees in advance for all courses and programs, no matter which career stream or program you’re enrolled in.

For further information on Bankruptcy and Insolvency please visit the Government of Canada’s Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy, external link, opens in new window website.