Residence Fees Payment
All conditions pertaining to tuition fee payments also apply to residences fee payments, except for the terms specified below. Residence fees are payable to the University of Ottawa.
2013-2014 Residence Fees Schedule
- Apartment-style residences (Brooks & Hyman Soloway):
- You pay monthly.
- All other residences, you pay in 2 installments:
- Fall session, deadline: August 28, 2013
- Winter session, deadline: December 16, 2013
- See Residence Fees for the amounts.
The type of accommodation you have been assigned, combined with your residence period, determines the fees charged to your account. The residence fees have been set in consultation with student representatives, in the course of a strict budget planning process.
The Board of Governors then approves the fees. Administrative fees and service charges can vary without notice.
If you have been assigned a room in one of the four conventional residences or at 90 University, you must pay your residence fees in one or two installments. The payment deadline is the same as for tuition fees. If you have received an accommodation offer after that date, you have until your move-in date (as set in your residence agreement) to pay the fees. Late penalty fees apply if you miss the deadline. The prepaid room reservation deposit is deducted from your last residence session installment.
Students assigned to the Brooks or the Hyman Soloway residences can pay their fees monthly, the first day of each month. The prepaid room reservation deposit is kept as a security deposit until the end of the contract. The deposit is refundable, in keeping with the conditions set out in the residence agreement.
Residence room reservations can be cancelled until August 15. However, the reservation deposit is not refundable. As of August 16, to cancel your room, you must find someone to replace you. The residence agreement sets out all conditions that apply. Please note that dropping courses or withdrawing from a program of studies does not automatically cancel a room reservation or the residence agreement.
Don't wait in line... Pay On-Line
You can pay your residences fees the same way you choose to pay your tuition fees. We recommend that you pay on line or by phone. Residence fees cannot be paid in cash.
Note: Credit cards are not accepted and the reservation deposit cannot be paid with a personal cheque.
You can pay monthly if you live at Brooks or at Hyman Soloway. If you do not pay electronically, consider leaving a series of post-dated cheques with Housing Services.
Late payment/ returned cheques / outstanding debt
The residence agreement specifies:
“If you live in a conventional residence or in the 90 University residence and you pay your residence fees after the deadline, late payment charges ($25) apply for each occurrence. Daily interest is applicable to all outstanding balances.
For Brooks and Hyman Soloway residences, late payment fees of $5 per day up to a $25 maximum apply for each month that residence fees are paid after the due date. If for any reason, your financial institution returns your cheque, you must pay this amount as well as the applicable administrative fees and daily interest. Personal cheques will not be accepted to pay this debt. In accordance with University policy, your transcript and/or diploma will be withheld until you have paid all outstanding residence fees. Your agreement will not be renewed if, during your stay in residence, there have been three or more irregularities in your payments. “Irregularities” means returned cheques, late payments and/or outstanding debts.
Ontario tax credit – accommodation costs
In keeping with current legislation, a university “resident” cannot declare more than $25 in accommodation costs when claiming the Ontario Tax Credit.”
The student's statement of account is accessible at any time through InfoWeb.