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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:

Fall 2018 Degree Degree
Online
Degree ESL
Fall
ESL
Fall II
On-campus ONL I ONL II
Aug 27 – Dec 15 Aug 27 – Oct 20 Oct 22 – Dec 15 Aug 27 – Oct 13 Oct 22 – Dec 15
(15-week) (8-week) (8-week) (7-week) (7-week)
Last day to apply for a payment plan Aug 16 Aug 16
First day of class Aug 27 Aug 27 Oct 22 Aug 27 Oct 22
Last day to add/drop course Sep 4 Sep 4 Oct 29 Sep 4 Oct 29
Refund date: 100% refund before Sep 4 Sep 4 Oct 29 Sep 4 Oct 29
Refund date: 75% refund before Sep 5 – Sep 24 Sep 5 – Sep 10 Oct 22 – Nov 5 Sep 5 – Sep 10 Oct 22 – Nov 5
Refund date: 50% refund before Sep 25 – Oct 22 Sep 11 – Sep 24 Nov 6 – Nov 19 Sep 11 – Sep 24 Nov 6 – Nov 19
Refund date: 25% refund before Oct 23 – Nov 19 Sep 25 – Oct 8 Nov 20 – Dec 3 Sep 25 – Oct 8 Nov 20 – Dec 3
No refund: any refund request after Nov 20 and Onwards Oct 9 and Onwards Dec 4 and Onwards Oct 8 and Onwards Dec 3 and Onwards
Last day of class Dec 15 Oct 20 Dec 15 Oct 13 Dec 15

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* 12/20/2018 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.