MacEwan University Fees Payment Methods and Procedure

By | October 22, 2016

MacEwan University Fees Payment Methods and Procedure

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Payments will be applied against any outstanding fees from a previous term before being applied to current or future fees.

Payment methods

MacEwan University now accepts Visa and MasterCard credit cards for the payment of tuition and related fees online via myStudentSystem only. A non-refundable convenience fee is applicable for these payment methods.

Credit cards are not accepted for any other payment method.

Your Bank

All major banks and credit unions offer Internet and telephone banking. To use these services to pay your tuition and related fees, note the following:

  1. Register with your bank to make online bill payments.
  2. Select MacEwan University as the payee. If MacEwan University is not listed as a payee, try searching for Grant MacEwan University or Grant MacEwan College. If that is not successful, contact your bank.
  3. The account number will be your seven-digit student ID number.

For Internet or telephone banking, the payment will be considered received as of the transaction date; however, it might not show up in your balance in myStudentSystem for up to five business days, as it takes time for the payment to be processed.

myStudent System

You can make a payment online through myStudentSystem using one of the following payment methods:

Visa or MasterCard Credit

Starting July 17, 2016, MacEwan University accepts Visa and MasterCard credit cards for the payment of tuition and related fees online via myStudentSystem.

A non-refundable convenience fee is applicable for these payment methods. This fee is charged by the payment processor, Moneris Solutions. Fees are 1.75% for credit cards.

MacEwan recommends that students avoid using prepaid credit cards or credit card gift cards to pay tuition and fees as these types of cards are frequently discarded after use. Refunds can only be issued to the original card that is used to make the payment. If you choose to pay using one of these types of card, make sure you keep it; if you are entitled to a refund, and you no longer have the original card, you will have to contact the credit card company directly to arrange the refund.


You can make a payment online through myStudentSystem using  INTERAC© Online. You must have INTERAC© Online activated through your financial institution. Note that INTERAC© Online may not be available to you if your bank has issued you a VISA or MasterCard debit card.

Before you make a payment through INTERAC© Online, ensure that your daily or transaction debit limit is sufficient.

Make a payment

  1. Log in to
  2. Launch myStudentSystem (or follow this link. If you have not already logged in to the portal, you will be prompted to do so.)
  3. Under the Finances section of your Student Center, click Make a Payment
  4. Enter your payment amount
  5. Be sure to select the correct term.

Online payments will be collected through our third party payment provider.


Payments by mail can be made by cheque, certified cheque, money order or bank draft to the following address:

MacEwan University
Office of the University Registrar
P.O. Box 1796
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2P2

Cheques and money orders should be in Canadian funds and payable to MacEwan University. Be sure to include your student ID number and name on the front of the cheque in the memo line. All cheques, money orders, and drafts MUST have all of the following imprinted by the bank:

  • Bank transit/swift number
  • Bank account number
  • Branch number
  • Cheque, money order or draft number

The university does not accept post-dated cheques.

Please ensure you allow enough time for your payment to reach the university through the mail by the appropriate deadline.

 In Person

Pay in person at the Office of the University Registrar at City Centre Campus or a Campus Information Centre at Centre for the Arts and Communications or Alberta College Campus.

We accept the following methods of payment in person:

  • Cash
  • Cheque, money order or bank draft
  • INTERAC Debit Card

Notes: Cheque, money order or bank draft

All cheques, money orders, and drafts MUST have all of the following imprinted by the bank:

  1. Bank transit/swift number
  2. Bank account number
  3. Branch number
  4. Cheque, money order or draft number

The university will not accept post-dated cheques.

Notes: INTERAC Debit Card Limits

You may need to notify your bank before paying by debit to ensure your daily and transaction limits are sufficient.

International Currency

Wire Transfer

If you wish to pay your fees by wire transmittal, contact International Admissions at to obtain the required bank information.


MacEwan University offers the ability to pay fees in international currency through a secure service called ScholarFX. ScholarFX calculates an exchange rate on international currency and transfers the Canadian dollar equivalent to MacEwan University on your behalf. To use this service, simply create an account on the ScholarFX website with basic personal information and your MacEwan University student ID number.

Go to ScholarFX »

If you use ScholarFX, you should submit your payment at least four to five business days before the appropriate deadline as additional time is needed to process payments made with international currency.


You must meet payment deadlines even if you have applied for student loans, scholarships, bursaries, or sponsored payments.

Student Loans

MacEwan University will remit your tuition and fees directly from your loan certificate when we confirm your enrolment. This means that, when we process your loan, we will ask that your tuition be sent directly to us.

Do not pay twice.

If your loan is not approved prior to a deadline you will need to use an alternate method of payment. Otherwise, you will only need to make a payment if your loan funding does not cover your entire tuition amount or if you are only receiving grants. Check the View my Loans link in myStudentSystem to see how much money will be paid to the university from your loans.


A letter of sponsorship must be submitted to MacEwan University prior to the published payment deadlines. Submit the letter of sponsorship in one of the following ways:

  • email to OR
  • Fax to 780-497-5450 OR
  • in person to the Office of the University Registrar

Sponsorship letters must be specific to the term. A new sponsorship letter is needed each year.

If you have questions you may call 780-497-5809 or 780-497-5459.

Student Payment Plan

Payment plans are available ONLY to students who demonstrate financial need (provide proof that all other funding sources have been exhausted; e.g., student loans, bank credit line).

  • All payment plans are to be set up with pre-authorized debit (a void cheque or form provided by student’s bank).
  • Payment plans are subject to a non-refundable payment plan set-up fee of $50 per term.
  • An initial payment is required, with installments to be determined, when the payment plan is set up.
  • Installment dates will be the 1st or 15th of the month.
  • Payment plans must be paid in full before the end of the term.

For more information, please contact Finance at

See Also

MacEwan University Contact Address

MacEwan University Admission Requirements

MaecEwan University Application Forms

MacEwan University Admission Dates and Deadlines

MacEwan University Admissions Contact

MacEwan University Application Status

MacEwan University Competitive Admissions

MacEwan University Important Dates and Deadlines

MacEwan University Application Deadlines

MacEwan University Undergraduate Programs

MacEwan University Graduate Programs

MacEwan University Accepatnce Rates

MacEwan University Document Submission Deadlines

MacEwan University Application Procedure

MacEwan University Confirmation of Admission

MacEwan University Transfer Credit

MacEwan University Admission Decisions

MacEwan University Tuition Fees

MacEwan University Scholarships , Awards and Bursaries

MacEwan University Student Loans

MacEwan University Academic Calendar