Making a Payment
Your Student Account & How to Pay
Your student account statement is available online through your student MyTrent portal. They University's secure student system maintains all student account records. Trent's student system is where student fees are posted and where payments are received. It is a student's responsibility to regularly log in and review their statement of account to confirm that balances have been paid in full by the posted deadlines.
The Student Accounts office does not send bills or invoices by mail or by email.
Payment options include online banking, or via cheque, money order or debit card at the Student Accounts Office. It is possible to make tuition payments at a student’s regular domestic bank, and there are out of province funding programs for domestic students, and or the use of external scholarships as payment towards tuition.
However, students are encouraged to access payment methods available from the myTrent portal. To open the Account Payment Center, from the Finances tab, select the “Account – Make a Payment” icon to view the available payment options:
1. Pre-Authorized Debit (PADS-CAD): This is the preferred option for payment from a domestic bank account.
Enter your banking information and provide your consent for this payment method. Trent will withdraw payment for your fees from your bank account in the amount you have specified.
Benefits to using this method:
Ability to save your banking information for future payments
Student account updated in real time
Ability to set-up payments from your account on a regular basis
Paying your tuition may exceed your daily debit limit. To avoid your payment being returned as insufficient funds we recommend you contact your bank by calling the 800 number on the back of your debit card seeking pre-approval for your spending limit, prior to completing your payment.
2. Credit Card via PayPath: Payment option for all students (an additional fee of 2.5% will be added).
3. International Wire Transfer via TransferMate: An international payment option that forwards payments to Trent University from outside of Canada.
Benefits to using this method:
Accurate currency conversions
Competitive exchange rates
Local currency payment methods
Faster payment posting to your student account
4. Payment Plans
New! Trent University offers students the opportunity to establish payment plans to help students finance their fees by scheduling payments over a period of time beyond the term payment due date.
Until you are a registered student, you will not have full access to the Student Account Payment Center, and your payment options are provided below:
International students with “Applicant Status” and/or who have not yet commenced their program of study need to follow finance bill payment instructions per TransferMate.
Domestic students with “Applicant Status” and/or who have not yet commenced their program of study can pay through online banking, or via cheque, money order, and debit card in the Student Accounts Office. Students can also make payment at most banks.
Most payments from external sources can take 3-5 business days to be posted to a student’s account.
For information regarding OSAP funding, please email email@example.com or visit their website at the OSAP web page.
Students whose fees are to be paid by a bonafide external agency on receipt of an invoice from Trent University must provide written authorization from the agency.
Please submit your funding/sponsorship authorization letter at least 1 month before the start of term. For example, August 1st for Fall term, December 1st for Winter term, April 1st for Summer term.
Sponsored Letters can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
External Agencies Scholarships & Bursaries
Agencies providing awards to students and wish to make payment by direct deposit, please contact email@example.com for the banking information.
Financing with Private Lenders – Important Process Information
While students may opt to seek financing for their education through private lenders, please be aware that Trent University will not issue refunds greater than the student's Trent-related expenses (tuition, ancillary fees, meal plans, and ON-campus housing).
Students who are borrowing funds to pay for OFF-campus housing and other living expenses should arrange for funds to be deposited directly into their personal bank account.
The Student Payment Center allows a student to designate their supporters, or external lending institution, or sponsor access to the Student Payment Center to pay fees on their behalf. Click instructions for how to become an Authorized User.
Late fees and Returned or Declined payments
It is the student's responsibility to ensure that their payment(s) are received by the Student Accounts Office on or before the due date(s). A late charge of $100.00 is applied to all accounts with a late payment and interest will accrue. An additional fee of $40 will be charged for all returned payments.