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2016 - 2017 Guide to Registration and Fees

August Checklist

It is time to prepare for your arrival in Kingston and on the Queen's campus.

The most important thing you must do this month is to organize your finances to pay your Fall Tuition and Student Assistance Levy (SAL) by September 1st, 2016.

IMPORTANT: If you have not paid your Fall Tuition and Student Assistance Levy OR DO NOT have an approved Alternative Payment Arrangement by the Tuition due date:

* A Late Fee of $150 will be applied to your account; and,

* You will not be able to add or swap your courses until the amount owing is paid.

Remember that payments take 2 - 4 business days to appear in your SOLUS account once they have been made at your bank. Be sure to leave enough time for this when you make your payment.

Step 2 of the Registration process - Payment of Tuition and Student Assistance Levy
In August you absolutely must establish your plan to pay your Tuition and Student Assistance Levy.
Fall Tuition and the Student Assistance Levy (SAL) as shown on your Account Summary in the SOLUS Student Centre, less any awards, will need to be paid by September 1st. The balance of fees (student activity fees, residence, UHIP) is due on September 30th.
Do you need to apply for the APA? ( http://www.queensu.ca/registrar/financials/HowToPay/APA ). The due date for APA applications is August 15th.
Checking your Financial Aid
Check your SOLUS Student Centre – View Financial Aid to see the date in which your award will be posted to your student account. Admission, renewable and upper-year awards will be posted to your student account by August 10th.
For awards administered by the Student Awards Office - award payments will be held in your student account to be applied to all current and future due university charges (e.g. Fall Term Tuition, Fees, Residence, Winter Term Tuition).
For awards administered by the School of Graduate Studies – please review the terms of your award offer(s) for payment details and check your SOLUS Student Centre – View Financial Aid for further information.
Step 3 of the Registration process - Student Card Validation for Returning Students
Student Card Validation will take place in Wallace Hall in the John Deutsch University Centre (a map of the Queen’s campus can be found here) between August 29th and September 15th.
For more information, including the complete validation schedule, please visit:www.queensu.ca/registrar/studentid
Government Student Financial Assistance
Check the OSAP web site for online status of your application funding: https://osap.gov.on.ca
Out of Province – be sure to check your status with your province / territory.
Banking Information
Do we have your banking information? You can update your information in the SOLUS Student Centre in the Finances section. Your Canadian banking information permits Queen’s to, when appropriate, process refunds directly into your bank account.

Please remember that:

  • Queen’s will not deduct payments directly from your bank account. You must make payments using one of the options listed here.
  • Awards administered by the Student Awards Office will be deposited to your student account, not your personal bank account. Award payments will be held in your student account to be applied to all current and future due university charges (e.g. fall term tuition, Fees, Residence, winter term tuition).
Living in Residence?
Most room assignments are available in mid August; however, in some circumstances, we may still be assigning rooms up until the time of move-in day. We will do our best to inform you of your assignment prior to move-in.
Good Habits!
Your first day of classes is almost here.
Whether you’re new to Queen’s, or are returning to campus, familiarizing yourself with the location of your classes is always a good idea. Even if you have been here for a couple of years, you may find yourself scheduled to a room in a building you’ve never visited before!
Viewing your class timetable, which is available on SOLUS, and visiting each location a couple of days before classes begin, is a good way to prepare yourself.