VIU Spring Semester

Money Matters

This section is for domestic students. International students should consult with 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 Thursday, January 19. Please refer to the Finances section of your online student record for a breakdown of your fee assessment. If you withdraw from any course after Wednesday, January 18, 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?

  • Spring Semester fees are due Thursday, January 19.
  • If you have not paid your fees by Wednesday, February 1, a 10% late payment fee will be added to your account.
  • If Spring Semester fees are not paid in full prior to Tuesday, February 28, 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 or Spring Semester will be assessed an annual fee of $265 on behalf of the Students’ Union to pay for one year of Extended Health and Dental coverage. If you were not assessed this fee in the Fall Semester, it will be due by January 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