VIU Nanaimo campus with autumn colours

Money Matters

What will I need to pay?

You need to pay tuition and fees based on your course enrolments as of Tuesday, September 19.

Please refer to the Finances section of your online student record for a breakdown of your fee assessment.

When do I need to pay?

  • Fall Semester fees are due Tuesday, September 19.

  • If you have not paid your fees by the due date, a 5% late payment fee will be added to your account.

  • If Fall Semester fees are not paid in full prior to Sunday, October 15, you will be de-registered from your Fall classes and your registration services will be withheld.

How do I pay?

  • Online banking is the preferred method of payment.
    Your account number is your Vancouver Island University student number.

  • Domestic student sponsorship: please ensure your sponsor emails your sponsorship letter to the Accounts Receivable department ( prior to the first day of the semester.

  • Learn more about payment options

VIU Students’ Union Health and Dental Plan

All new and returning students registered in at least six credits for the Fall Semester will be assessed a fee of $265 on behalf of the VIU Students’ Union to pay for one year of Extended Health and Dental coverage. This fee is due by Tuesday, September 19. 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

New and continuing international students are charged international insurance fee $246 per semester, until valid opt-out is confirmed.

Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries

This year VIU students received over $4.5 million in scholarships, awards, and bursaries from the VIU Foundation.

To be considered for this support, make sure your “Scholarship/Award/Bursary Profile” (in your student record) is up to date.

Learn more about Financial Aid.