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Billing and Deadlines

Billing

By registering for classes, VIU students accept responsibility for all semester charges that should be paid in full by the payment deadline each term to avoid financial penalties. Students are responsible for checking their billing information through their Student Portal and keeping their contact information up to date.

Failure to pay any outstanding balance will result in an academic and financial hold, a late fee of 3% of the balance due per month (up to $500 for a semester), and normal university collection activity.

For more information on how to submit a payment using VIU Student Portal and other methods of payment, please click here.

Payment & Refund Deadlines

Please see the calendar below for payment and refund deadlines.

Installment Payment Schedule:

Spring 2019 Degree Degree Degree ESL ESL
On-campus Online Spring I Online Spring II Spring I Spring II
Jan 7- Apr 27 Jan 7 – Mar 2 Mar 4 – Apr 27 Jan 7 – Feb 23 Mar 4 – Apr 27
(15-week) (8-week) (8-week) (7-week) (7-week)
Last day to apply for a payment plan* 12/31/2018 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Tuition Payment Deadline / 1st Installment Due* 1/4/2019 1/4/2019 2/25/2019 1/4/2019 3/1/2019
First day of class 1/7/2019 1/7/2019 3/4/2019 1/7/2019 3/4/2019
Last day to add/drop course(s) 1/14/2019 1/14/2019 3/11/2019 1/14/2019 3/11/2019
Eligible for 100% Refund Up to 1/14/2019 Up to 1/14/2019 3/11/2019 1/14/2019 3/11/2019
Eligible for 75% Refund 1/15/2019 to 2/02/2019 1/15/2019 to 1/19/2019 3/12/2019 to 3/16/2019 1/15/2019 to 1/18/2019 3/12/2019 to 3/16/2019
Eligible for 50% Refund 2/03/2019 to 3/02/2019 1/20/2019 to 2/02/2019 3/17/2019 to 3/30/2019 1/19/2019 to 1/30/2019 3/17/2019 to 3/30/2019
2nd Installment Due* 2/4/2019 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Eligible for 25% Refund 3/03/2019 to 3/30/2019 2/03/2019 to 2/16/2019 3/31/2019 to 4/13/2019 1/31/2019 to 2/11/2019 3/31/2019 to 4/13/2019
3rd Installment Due* 3/4/2019 n/a n/a n/a n/a
No Refund 3/31/2019 and Onwards 2/17/2019 and Onwards 4/14/2019 and Onwards 2/12/2019 and Onwards 4/14/2019 and Onwards
4th Installment Due* 4/4/2019 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Last Day of Class 4/27/2019 3/2/2019 4/27/2019 2/23/2019 4/27/2019

*Only students who are eligible for Tuition Payment Plan may pay their tuition in installments. Read more.

Installment Payment Schedule:

Summer I 2019 Degree Degree
Online
ESL
On-campus Summer I
May 2 – Jun 26 May 2 – Jun 26 May 6 – Jun 22
(8-week) (8-week) (7-week)
Last day to apply for a payment plan* 4/25/2019 n/a n/a
Tuition Payment Deadline / 1st Installment Due* 4/25/2019 4/25/2019 5/3/2019
First Day of Classes 5/2/2019 5/2/2019 5/6/2019
Last Day to Add/Drop Course(s) 5/8/2019 5/8/2019 5/13/2019
Eligible for 100% Refund Up to 5/8/2019 Up to 5/8/2019 Up to 5/13/2019
Eligible for 75% Refund 5/8/2019 to 5/15/2019 5/8/2019 to 5/15/2019 5/14/2019 to 05/17/2019
Eligible for 50% Refund 05/16/2019 to 05/29/2019 05/16/2019 to 05/29/2019 05/18/2019 to 05/29/2019
2nd Installment Due* 5/25/2019 n/a n/a
Eligible for 25% Refund 05/30/2019 to 06/12/2019 05/30/2019 to 06/12/2019 05/30/2019 to 06/10/2019
No Refund 06/13/2019 and Onwards 06/13/2019 and Onwards 06/11/2019 and Onwards
Last Day of Class 6/26/2019 6/26/2019 6/22/2019

Installment Payment Schedule:

Summer II 2019 Degree Degree
Online
ESL
On-campus Summer II
Jun 27 – Aug 21 Jun 27 – Aug 21 Jul 1 – Aug 17
(8-week) (8-week) (7-week)
Last Day to Apply for a Payment Plan* 6/20/2019 n/a n/a
Tuition Payment Deadline / 1st Installment Due* 6/20/2019 6/20/2019 6/28/2019
First Day of Classes 6/27/2019 6/27/2019 7/1/2019
Last Day to Add/Drop Course(s) 7/3/2019 7/3/2019 7/8/2019
Eligible for 100% Refund Up to 7/3/2019 Up to 7/3/2019 Up to 7/8/2019
Eligible for 75% Refund 7/4/2019 to 7/10/2019 7/4/2019 to 7/10/2019 7/9/2019 to 7/12/2019
Eligible for 50% Refund 7/11/2019 to 7/24/2019 7/11/2019 to 7/24/2019 7/13/2019 to 7/24/2019
2nd Installment Due* 7/20/2019 n/a n/a
Eligible for 25% Refund 7/25/2019 to 8/7/2019 7/25/2019 to 8/7/2019 7/25/2019 to 8/5/2019
No Refund 8/8/2019 and Onwards 8/8/2019 and Onwards 8/6/2019 and Onwards
Last Day of Class 8/21/2019 8/21/2019 8/17/2019