How to pay your tuition and fees

You may pay your undergraduate or graduate tuition and general fees, by using MasterCard or Visa through AUArts webService (service fees apply), or through online banking.

New students: How to pay your Confirmation Deposit 

Online Banking Payment: 
Sign in to your online banking and set up AUArts as a payee in online payments. Search for “Alberta University of the Arts” or “ACAD.”  Your bank may be available to assist you in this process if you are uncertain.

Your account number is ALL nine numbers (including the four zeros) of your student ID and the first five letters of your last name, If your last name is less than five letters, it's your entire last name. 

Example: If your last name were Johnston, it would be ‘000045678Johns’ OR if your last name were Low, it would be ‘000045678Low’

It takes up to 5-7 business day to receive the funds.

Wire Transfer Payment:
For students outside of Canada that are not able to complete an online banking transaction a wire transfer payment will also be accepted. Please contact for more information on how to process a wire transfer to AUArts. 

The confirmation deposit is non-refundable and will be applied to your student account as a credit towards your tuition and fees.

How to pay your Tuition and General fees

You may pay your undergraduate or graduate tuition and general fees by using MasterCard or Visa through AUArts webService (service fees apply), or through online banking.

A) Two different methods online

1) Credit Card (MasterCard and Visa) via AUArts webService (Student)

(NOTE: Credit Card payment for tuition fees is not an option for paying in-person) 

Access your webService(Student) app and click the link to the Student Account Center and follow the steps. You can also authorize someone else to pay your fees, with their Credit Card, from the Student account Centre.

NOTE: If paying by Credit Card you will be charged a non-refundable service charge (minimum $3.00).

2) Online Banking

Add "Alberta University of the Arts” as a payee on your online bill payment profile with any of the following Canadian financial institutions:

Creating your account number

Your account number for online banking is your nine-digit AUArts student number (this includes any initial zeroes) and followed by the first five characters of your last name. Name characters are not case-sensitive.

Example: 000056789JONES or 987654321Smith

If your last name contains spaces, a hyphen, period or other punctuation in the first five characters of your last name, omit these characters.


  • Names with spaces: If your last name is Van Gogh, omit the space and use “VANGO” as your five characters.
  • Names with hyphens: May-Ross = MAYRO
  • Names with other punctuation: St. Louis = STLOU
  • Names with less than five characters: If your entire last name, omitting punctuation, is less than five characters long, just use the characters you have (e.g., if your last name is Hall, use 000056789HALL). 
Making your payment

When making a payment, enter the amount owing on your student account by completing the transaction according to your financial institution's online banking instructions. You can look up your balance through webService (Students) on myApps.

If you encounter difficulties using AUArts webService, contact the Registrar’s Office at 403.284-7634.

Be aware that it can take three-to-five business days for funds to transfer to the university and show as posted in your online student account.

However, AUArts recognizes the day you initiate the payment at your bank, so payments initiated on or before the Term fee deadline will not be subject to late payment penalty.

Payments initiated after the Term fee deadline may be subject to late payment penalty

B) Payment by mail

Mail your cheque, bank draft or money order to AUArts’ Cashier Office:

Cashier's Office
Alberta University of the Arts
1407 - 14 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 4R3

(Please note that during the COVID-19 shutdown, the Cashier Office is not open, but mail is being re-directed appropriately).

Payment by Aeroplan®  Miles 

AUArts is part of the Higher Ed Points program, which allows you to convert Aeroplan® Miles into funds for paying your tuition and fees. You can also use the Aeroplan® Miles of family or funds – anyone can transfer their points to you. Set up your Higher Ed Points.