Acceptance and registration deposits

Acceptance deposits

When you accept your offer of admission, you will be required to pay a non-refundable acceptance deposit in your Student Service Centre (SSC).

Your acceptance deposit counts as your first registration deposit, and will be applied to your tuition fees after you register for classes. Read about acceptance deposits in the Academic Calendar.

If you’re a graduate student, your program will let you know if you need to pay a registration deposit.

Paying your acceptance deposit

Interac® Online payment

Interac® Online is available for Canadian accounts at the following financial institutions:

  • Scotiabank
  • RBC Royal Bank
  • TD Canada Trust
  • BMO

Log into your Student Service Centre (SSC) and select the “Interac” option in “Pay Fees” under Finances. Successful payments will be processed immediately through the SSC, but can take several days for it be processed from your bank account.

VISA debit cards cannot be used with Interac® Online. You will also need to confirm with your financial institution that your daily Interac® limit will be enough to cover your payment.

Credit card online payment

To pay with your credit card online, log into your Student Service Centre (SSC) and select “Credit Card” in “Pay Fees” under Finances. Successful payments will be processed immediately.

Registration deposits

Registration deposits are required for most certificates and diplomas.

If you are required to pay a registration deposit, you will see your deposit in your Student Service Centre (SSC) under “Pay Fees” once your registration date has been released. Make sure you pay it before your registration date and time. It may take 1 to 2 business days to process, depending on the payment method.

Your registration deposit is refundable until you register for a course. As soon as you register for a course, your deposit becomes non-refundable and non-transferrable to a future registration session.

International Funds Transfer (Western Union) cannot be used to pay for registration deposits as it can only be used to pay for tuition.

Paying your registration deposit

There are many ways to pay your registration deposit online. Review your online payment options at UBC.

If you have questions

If you're an undergraduate student, please contact your Enrolment Services Advisor directly. To find your advisor’s contact information, log into your Student Service Centre (SSC) and select “UBC Contacts” under Personal Info.

Graduate, postgraduate, and all other students can contact an Enrolment Services Advisor by calling 604 822 9836 or submitting a question through the online form.