Payment Methods

The charges on your student account can include, but are not limited to, application fees, tuition, student and service fees, homestay, and more.

Online Payment

Flywire is a secure way to make and track your international payments.

Columbia College has partnered with Flywire to provide our international students with a secure payment method that simplifies the payment process. With Flywire, you can pay online from banks and countries around the world, usually in your home currency.

Flywire is the preferred payment processing partner for Columbia College to process payments from outside of Canada and locally.

Please note: Flywire does not process payments from sanctioned countries.

Flywire’s multilingual customer support is available 24/7 through:


Bank Wire Transfer

Payments from outside of Canada and locally may be made via bank wire transfer directly to Columbia College’s bank account at TD Canada Trust.

Transfer details are available here.

For any questions, please email [email protected]

Please note: Bank wire transfers may take up to two weeks to be received by Columbia College.

Refund Policy

For refund policy, please refer to Academic Calendar (page 73).


I sent an email to the Accounting department but have not received a reply.

Accounting will reply to your email within one business day. If you send an email at the weekend we will provide a reply by the end of the next business day. Please put your student number and name in the subject line when emailing [email protected].

How do I pay my fees?

There are two options to pay tuition fees.


  1. The first one is using Flywire via the Student Portal. Flywire is a more efficient and convenient method of payment and you can pay by your VISA or MASTERCARD, by making a bank transfer, or by using your debit card. Please note that Scotiabank does not allow bank transfers or debit card payments. Please follow the instructions carefully and your deposit will be in your student account within one business day. See this page for further information: Flywire Instructions for Payment

  2. The second option is to pay by a bank wire transfer using the information in this instruction sheet.

My birthdate is wrong in Flywire. Will this affect my payment?

An incorrect birthdate will NOT affect any payments you make using Flywire.

I chose the wrong term when making my payment through Flywire. How do I change that?

The Accounting department monitors payments and will make the change on your behalf to the correct semester. If you want to confirm that the correct semester was used, please email [email protected].

How do I calculate how much I owe if I have applied for TIP (Tuition Installment Program) and need to register in courses?

We have created this Tuition Calculator to help you work out how much you need to pay for both advanced payments and tuition instalment payments: Fall 2024 Tuition Calculator

Please check how many credits each course has on the Calendar. The tuition fee is $595 per credit, and you need to add $50 for Computer Science or Applied Science (except Applied Science 151 as it is a four credit course) or Geog255 or Psyc299. If you are taking Math 110, the fee is $2,380, even though it is a three-credit course. Please add $190 if you do not have MSP or have not provided confirmation of MSP coverage to Columbia College. To show your MSP, please e-mail a photo of the front and back of your card to [email protected] before your registration day.