Fees and regulations

The following important information is taken from the university calendar. If you have any remaining questions, email Financial Services (Fredericton stufees@unb.ca or Saint John finadmin@unb.ca).

View the current year calendar of academic dates for fee deadline dates.

Students who have not paid or made satisfactory arrangements with Financial Services by the due date will be charged a Late Payment Fee of $75.00 and may have their course selections and IT services cancelled. There are several payment options available.

Registration is not complete until all fees have been paid or satisfactory arrangements have been made with Financial Services. Students who fail to pay the required fees or to make a payment plan by the specified dates will be charged late fees, have their IT access frozen and course selections cancelled. Such students will be required to register again once their fees have been paid. A re-registration fee of $125.00 will also be applied to their account.

Interest will be charged to overdue student accounts anytime after the fee deadline date. Interest is calculated at an annual rate of 12 % and is based on the daily account balance. It is applied to the student's account on a monthly basis.

Degrees, grades and transcripts will be withheld from current and former students who have failed to meet their financial obligations. Such students will not be permitted to register again until their overdue accounts have been paid in full. At the discretion of Financial Services, delinquent student accounts will be referred to a collection agency.

Once a student registers for courses, you are financially liable for them unless you drop them by the appropriate deadlines. A student who wishes to withdraw from a course must do so online or notify the Registrar's Office in writing. Ceasing to attend lectures or notifying the instructor does not constitute an official withdrawal. The effective date of withdrawal will be the date that the student withdrew online or the approved date indicated by the Registrar. Students will be charged the appropriate pro-rated fee up to the drop date.

In fall and winter terms, students may drop and add courses up to the last day to add for the term without being charged a pro-rated fee. Courses dropped after the last day to add classes will be subject to pro-rated tuition fees from the first week of classes up to the withdrawal date shown on the student academic record.

All other compulsory fees are non-refundable, except for Health Fee, Facilities Improvement Fee and Technology Fee, which will be pro-rated up to the withdrawal date on academic record.

In Summer session, students are charged a pro-rated fee from the first day of class up until the sixth scheduled class. After the sixth scheduled class, no refund will be issued.

For students enrolled in online courses, please be aware that refund rules vary from regular term courses due to the extra timeframe students are given to complete their coursework. For more information on online course refunds, please contact the College of Extended Learning.

The minimum administrative charge for all refunds will be $25.00 for full-time students and $10.00 per three-credit hour course, to a maximum of $25.00 for part-time students. There is also a $50.00 administration charge for wiring international funds.

Students who are funded by government student loans should be aware that dropping courses may impact loan funding. Students are advised to check with UNB Financial Aid Office (Fredericton or Saint John) or UNB Financial Services for more information.

Requests for adjustments or refunds for a previous term will not be considered after September 1 of the following year. Refunds are processed by request ONLY and processing time for refunds is 2-3 weeks. To request a refund, please email Financial Services finserv@unb.ca.

International Students unsuccessful in securing a Study Permit may request a refund of monies paid. Funds must be returned to the country from which the original payment was made. A $25 administrative fee applies to all international refunds.
*If a student has studied remotely for a term, or part thereof, standard refund regulations as per above will apply. Please review the important academic dates.

Please note: If/when an international student is no longer a registered student, any funds remaining on account that have been received by an international method, must be returned to the country they were received from.

Refunds are issued in the student's name regardless of who made the original payment, with the exception where student loans are involved.

Full-time tuition and fees apply to students registered in the equivalent of three or more courses per term. Please note that students who are enrolled in four or more courses, and then drop a course(s), but are still registered in at least three courses for the term would not be eligible for a refund.

Part-time tuition and fees apply to students registered in the equivalent of two or fewer courses per term.

Special requests for financial letters or statements can be made in person at the Financial Services Office, or by emailing stufees@unb.ca (Fredericton campus), or unbsjreg@unb.ca (Saint John campus). All requests are subject to an administrative processing fee of $15.00, and the documents will not be processed until the payment has been received by Financial Services. Letters or statements can take up to two business days, and you will be notified by email when it is available for pick up.