VIU Registration Bulletin - Fall Semester

Money Matters

This section is for domestic students. International students should consult their Advisor for information on fees and fee payment deadlines.

What will I need to pay?

You need to pay tuition and associated fees based on your course enrolments as of Tuesday, September 20. Please refer to the finances section of your online student record for a breakdown of your tuition. If you withdraw from any course after Monday, September 19, you must still pay for it. Students who completely withdraw from all their courses prior to this date will be assessed the semester minimum fee of $200.

When do I need to pay?

  • Fall Semester fees are due Tuesday, September 20.
  • If you have not paid your fees by Monday, October 3, a 10% late payment fee will be added to your account.
  • If Fall Semester fees are not paid in full prior to Monday, October 31, you will be deregistered from your classes.

How do I pay?

  • Online banking. Your account number is your Vancouver Island University student number.
  • Cheque or money order. Made payable to: Vancouver Island University.
  • Sponsorship. It is your responsibility to ensure that your sponsorship letter is on record with the Accounts Receivable department prior to the first day of the term. The sponsorship form can be emailed to

Please note that VIU does not accept tuition payments by cash, e-transfer, debit, or credit card. See How do I Pay for more information.

VIU Students’ Union Health and Dental Plan

All new and returning VIU students registered in at least six credits for the Fall Semester will be assessed a fee of $265 on behalf of the Students’ Union to pay for one year of Extended Health and Dental coverage. This fee is due by September 20. Students who already have comparable coverage may apply to opt-out of the plan from the VIU Student Union or through the link in the student record. Any questions should be directed to the Students’ Union at 250.754.8866 or email