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Money Matters

If you have visited the Course Registration Plan webpage prior to December 1, 2020, to ensure you are on the most recent version of the plan, please clear the cache of your web browser before proceeding with completion.

Step 1: Apply for Student Financial Assistance

Step 2: Submit the Course Registration Plan


October 31, 2021

for the start date of

January 1, 2022

Your completion of the two steps above will initiate critical processes including completion of Provincial or Territorial program information forms and confirmation of enrolment forms by AU and your funding agency.

National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) – For information on past, present and future student loans, visit National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC), a national education planning and financing portal. If you are a non-Canadian student, you should contact the financial services department in your country of residence.

AU Fee Estimator - For an estimate on course tuition fees visit the Undergraduate Course Fee Calculator.

Paying for Post-Secondary Education – For information on accessible budgeting tools visit Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.

Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) - If you are a full-time (or part-time in some provinces) student requiring confirmation of enrolment or deferral of interest forms, the request must be made before you are mid-way through your courses. Out-of-province students must provide us with their provincial document if required. A confirmation of enrolment letter can also be provided for health insurance benefits, child care subsidy, bank discounts and other benefits.

Financing your Education - AU's Counselling Services has an excellent online resource to assist students in exploring alternative funding resources to finance their education.

Tuition Receipts – When you register in a course, you are issued a confirmation letter that indicates, among other details, the student fees paid. Receipts for payment of fees are not issued unless requested.

If you require a receipt for reimbursement purposes or for fees other than those listed in the confirmation letter, you must submit a separate request when you register or contact the Cashier/Accounts Receivable Assistant (1.800.788.9041 ext 6129).

T2202A Tax Receipts – (Tuition and Education Tax Credit) - In Canada, you may be able to reduce income tax payable by claiming tax credits for enrolment in and payment of tuition and academic fees for AU's credit courses. Each February, the official Tuition, Education, and Textbook Amounts Certificate form T2202A will be available to all eligible students in printable format on AU's website at your myAU portal.

Student Lines of Credit – Your personal financial institution may have a student product that may be of a benefit to you.

Updated March 10 2020 by Student & Academic Services

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