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Credit Card

Credit card payments can be made online using your personal device. They are not accepted in person. We accept VISA and MasterCard.

A 1.75% non-refundable convenience fee will be added to all credit card payments.

How to Pay Tuition Online Using Your Credit Card

Select your program type to find out more about paying tuition online with a credit card.

Apprentices

  • Once you've selected your class online through MyTradeSecrets, select the Pay by Credit Card/Interac option
  • Enter the Outstanding Charges shown in the Payment Amount column and hit Next.
  • Select Pay by Credit Card.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen.
  • Keep the receipt number for your records.

Degree, Diploma, Certificate, and Open Studies Students

  • Login to your MyNAIT portal.
  • Under My Accounts, select Fees & Payments.
  • Click Make a Payment.
  • Enter the Outstanding Charges shown in the Payment Amount column and hit Next.
  • Select Pay by Credit Card.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen.
  • Keep the receipt number for your records.

Continuing Education Students

  • Once you’ve successfully added the course(s) you wish to take into the shopping cart, click Make a Payment
  • Enter the Outstanding Charges shown in the Payment Amount column and hit Next.
  • Select Pay by Credit Card.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen.
  • Keep the receipt number for your records.

Debit

Debit is only available in-person.

Before you pay with debit

  • Make sure your daily transaction limit is high enough to cover the payment you want to make. If your limit is less, your payment will be declined.
  • If you’re not sure what your daily limit is, or if you need to increase it, contact your financial institution.

How to pay tuition using debit

  • Debit payments are taken at the Student Service Centre (SSC) in CAT180.
  • During busy times, the wait can be up to 45 minutes long.

Online banking

Apprentices, Open Studies and Continuing Education Students

Online banking is not an accepted payment method as fees are due immediately. Other options are available.

You can transfer money from your bank account to NAIT using the same process as paying bills through the internet. To set this up, contact your bank directly.

Bank transfer payments take up to 5 business days. Confirm processing times with your bank to make sure NAIT will receive the money before the deadline. Do not pay through online banking if there are fewer than five days from the tuition deadline, as you may be dropped from your program or courses because of late payment.

How to pay tuition by online banking

  1. Login to online banking.
  2. Go to the category within your account where you pay a bill.
  3. Add NAIT/Northern Alberta Institute of Technology as a “Bill Payee” on your account.
  4. Use your NAIT student ID number as the account/invoice/billing number (for example, 200333888).
  5. Some banks require a 10-digit number for this step. In this case, add a zero to the beginning of your student number (for example, 020033888).
  6. Follow your bank’s instructions to complete the payment.
  7. Record any reference or confirmation numbers for your records.

Student aid

Select your program type to find out more about your student loan options.

Apprentices

Student aid and grant funding is remitted directly to apprentices. Full payment must be made to NAIT at the  time of registration regardless of the status of the student aid or grant status. 

If you're applying for full-time funding through Canada Apprentice Loan

The funding will need to be remitted directly to the apprentice (you!). You are responsible for making full payment to NAIT at the time of registration.

If you're applying for full-time funding through Alberta Student Aid

If you have been approved for Alberta Student Aid, your tuition fees will be paid directly to NAIT. Only students who have an amount paid directly to NAIT will have a sponsorship code. If you are unsure if you have a code, contact the Student Service Centre to find out.

To view the Sponsorship Code on your account

  • Login to your MyNAIT Portal.
  • Under My Accounts, select Fees & Payments. Select Holds & Funding.
  • The Sponsorship Code should appear under the category "Items".
  • Click on the Sponsorship Code for the appropriate term (for example: Winter 2018), and confirm the following information:
    • Start Term: You should see the upcoming term (for example: Winter 2018).
    • Reason: You should see “Student Loan Funding”
    • Amount: The amount listed is the amount that NAIT will be receiving from Alberta Student Aid to pay for your tuition and fees. This amount should match the amount you currently owe for the term.

If all the information above is correct and all of your fees are covered by the amount listed in your Sponsorship Code, please do not pay. Any refunds for overpayment will take at least 6 to 8 weeks to process after NAIT has received your student aid payments.

It takes several weeks for NAIT to receive and apply the funds from Alberta Student Aid to your account. Until then, your account will show this amount as an overdue charge. This is normal and will not have a negative impact on you as long as your Sponsorship Code is correct.

If you do not see a Sponsorship Code 2 business days before the tuition payment deadline or if you have any questions about the information in your Sponsorship Code, please contact us.

If no funds are paid directly to NAIT, you will be responsible for making the full payment.

Degree, Diploma and Certificate Students

If you're applying for full-time funding through Alberta Student Aid

NAIT will begin to confirm registration with Alberta Student Aid 30 days before your program start date. The confirmation of registration process will create a Sponsorship Code for your NAIT account. You should be able to view the Sponsorship Code via your myNAIT portal 2 business days before the tuition payment deadline of each term.

Once your loan has been confirmed, you can view your anticipated Alberta Student Aid funding 

  • Login to your MyNAIT Portal.
  • Under My Accounts, select Charges Due in the menu.
  • Pending Financial Aid should be noted. 

If all the information above is correct and all of your fees are covered by the amount listed in your Sponsorship Code, please do not pay. Any refunds for overpayment will take at least 6 to 8 weeks to process after NAIT has received your student aid payments.

It takes several weeks for NAIT to receive and apply the funds from Alberta Student Aid to your account. Until then, your account will show this amount as an overdue charge. This is normal and will not have a negative impact on you as long as your Sponsorship Code is correct.

If you do not see a Sponsorship Code 2 business days before the tuition payment deadline or if you have any questions about the information in your Sponsorship Code, please contact us.

If you're applying for part-time funding through Alberta Student Aid

If your part-time Alberta Student Aid application has been approved, NAIT will receive your part-time loan certificate directly from the government. Once received, we will remit the funding if the amount will cover all of the tuition and fees owing. A Sponsorship Code will be added to your NAIT account. If the approved amount of your loan is less than the amount you owe for the term, all of the funding will go directly to you and you will be required to pay all of the outstanding tuition and fees  by the tuition deadline.

*The Certificate of Eligibility is a 4-page carbon copy form that Alberta Student Aid will mail to you once your funding application has been approved.

You can view the Sponsorship Code on your MyNAIT Portal 

  • Login to your MyNAIT Portal
  • Select My Accounts
  • Click Fees & Payments 
  • Select Holds & Funding in the menu
  • Click on the Sponsorship Code for the appropriate term (for example: Winter 2018), and confirm the following information:
    • Start Term: You should see the upcoming term (for example: Winter 2018).
    • Reason: You should see “Student Loan Funding”
    • Amount: The amount listed is the amount that NAIT will be receiving from Alberta Student Aid to pay for your tuition and fees. This amount should match the amount you currently owe for the term.

If all of your fees are covered by the amount listed in your Sponsorship Code, please do not make any payments on your account. Refunds for overpayment will take 6 to 8 weeks to process. 

If you're applying for funding through Out-of-Province Student Aid

Once your funding application has been approved, please submit your funding approval letter to NAIT before the tuition payment deadline in one of the following ways

  • Bring a copy to the Student Service Centre on Main Campus
  • Email financialaid@nait.ca, including your NAIT student ID number. (Please note: It may take up to 10 business days to process requests submitted via email during peak periods such as August and December.)

This information can be found on your MyNAIT Portal 

  • Login to your MyNAIT Portal
  • Select My Accounts
  • Click Fees & Payments 
  • Select Holds & Funding in the menu
  • Click on the Sponsorship Code for the appropriate term (for example: Winter 2018), and confirm the following information:
    • Start Term: You should see the upcoming term (for example: Winter 2018).
    • Reason: You should see “Student Loan Funding”
    • Amount: The amount listed is the amount that NAIT will be receiving from Alberta Student Aid to pay for your tuition and fees. This amount should match the amount you currently owe for the term.

Open Studies Students

Once your funding application has been approved, please visit us in-person or contact us by phone before the tuition payment deadline so we can verify your funding and place a Sponsorship Code on your account. Once the Sponsorship Code has been placed on your account, you can enrol in your courses.

Continuing Education Students

Continuing Education courses are not eligible for student aid funding.

Academic Upgrading  
Academic Upgrading courses are not eligible for student aid funding.

Cheque and money orders

Cheque, money order and bank draft payments are all accepted in person at the Student Service Centre.

  • Please make cheques, money orders and bank drafts payable to NAIT or Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
  • Please note that during busy times at the SSC, the wait can be up to 45 minutes long.

Cash payments no longer accepted

As of June 3, 2019, NAIT no longer accepts cash as a payment option. If you have questions or concerns regarding payment options, please contact the Student Service Centre.

Visa Debit or Debit MasterCard

You can pay with your debit card online if your bank account is set up for Visa Debit or Debit MasterCard.

Before you pay with Visa Debit or Debit MasterCard

  • Make sure your daily transaction limit is high enough to cover the payment you want to make. If your limit is less, your payment will be declined.
  • If you’re not sure what your daily limit is, or if you need to increase it, contact your financial institution.

How to pay tuition online using your Visa Debit or Debit MasterCard

Select your program type to find out more about paying tuition online with a Visa Debit or Debit MasterCard.

Apprentices

  • Once you've selected your class online through MyTradeSecrets, select the Pay by Credit Card/Interac option
  • Select Pay by Visa Debit/Debit MasterCard.
  • Enter the Outstanding Charges shown in the Payment Amount column and hit Next.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen.
  • Keep the receipt number for your records.

Degree, Diploma, Certificate, and Open Studies Students

  • Login to your MyNAIT portal.
  • Under My Accounts, select Fees & Payments.
  • Click Make a Payment.
  • Select Pay by Visa Debit/Debit MasterCard.
  • Enter the Outstanding Charges shown in the Payment Amount column and hit Next.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen.
  • Keep the receipt number for your records.

Continuing Education Students

  • Once you've successfully added the course(s) you wish to take into the shopping cart, click Make a Payment
  • Select Pay by Visa Debit/Debit MasterCard.
  • Enter the Outstanding Charges shown in the Payment Amount column and hit Next.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen.
  • Keep the receipt number for your records.

CIBC International Student Pay

As an international student, you can make your payments in your local currency using a secure online portal through CIBC International Student Pay.


Through this program, you will have access to the competitive foreign exchange rates CIBC provides to NAIT. You will be able to review the quote upfront to see the exchange rate. CIBC International Student Pay will also provide you with customer service support, along with updates and reminders of your payment status.

The following payment methods are currently available through CIBC International Student Pay

  • International Bank Wire
  • ACH Direct Debit for U.S. bank accounts
  • China UnionPay credit and debit cards

Please note that, depending on the method selected, payments will typically take 2-5 business days to be reflected in your student account.

Learn more about the benefits of the program and start using CIBC International Student Pay.

Request a quote

Apprentices, Open Studies and Continuing Education Students

This is not an accepted payment method as fees are due immediately. Other options are available.

Alberta Works

If you have been approved for funding through Alberta Works for ESL or Academic Upgrading, you must bring your Funding Decision letter to the Student Service Centre or scan and email it to Financial Aid. Once it's received, a Sponsorship Indicator will be added to your account. Please note, emailed submissions can take up to 5 business days to process. 

Academic Upgrading students must inform NAIT of funding before the tuition deadline to avoid being dropped from classes. 

Access Your Funding Information 

  • Login to your MyNAIT Portal
  • Click on My Accounts
  • Select Fees & Payments
  • Select Holds &  Funding in the menu
  • Click on Sponsorship Code to find the code for the upcoming term 

It can take several weeks for NAIT to apply funding from Alberta Works to your account. Until funding is applied, your account will show an overdue charge. This is normal and will not have a negative impact on you as long as your Sponsorship Code is applied. 

Third-Party Sponsorship

Sponsorship occurs when an organization, like WCB, your employer, the Canadian Armed Forces or Alberta Works pays for your school tuition and fees or when you have First Nations funding.

Select the type of student you are to know more about your sponsorship options.

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Apprentices

Please note the different process that you need to follow to cover different costs with the sponsorship.

Paying for tuition and fees: 

  1. The apprentice enrols online via their MyTradeSecrets account.
  2. The apprentice uploads the purchase order from their sponsor as the payment method.
  3. NAIT will invoice the sponsor 30 days before class starts.
  4. The sponsor must pay NAIT within 30 days of receiving the invoice.

Paying for books and supplies:

  1. The sponsor completes the sponsorship form (pdf)
  2. The sponsor signs the form.
  3. The sponsor emails the completed form AND a purchase order to shop@nait.ca
  4. The sponsor must pay shop AT NAIT within 30 days of receiving the invoice.

Download sponsorship form (pdf)

Degree, Diploma and Certificate

Third party sponsorship

Please note the different process that you need to follow to cover different costs with the sponsorship.

For tuition and fees only (books and supplies are excluded):

  1. The sponsor completes sections A, B and C of the sponsorship form (pdf).
  2. The sponsor signs the form.
  3. The sponsor emails the completed form along with a purchase order or a sponsorship letter on the organization’s letterhead to asknait@nait.ca by the payment deadline of that term.

For books and supplies only (tuition and fees are excluded):

  1. The sponsor completes sections D and E of the sponsorship form (pdf).
  2. The sponsor completes section F of the sponsorship form. One box must be completed for each semester the sponsorship covers. For example, if the sponsorship covers the cost of books and supplies for the Fall and Winter term, section F needs to have two boxes filled out.
  3. The sponsor signs the form.
  4. The sponsor emails the completed form along with a purchase order or a sponsorship letter on the organization’s letterhead to shop@nait.ca.

For both tuition and fees, books and supplies

  1. The sponsor completes sections A to E of the sponsorship form (pdf).
  2. The sponsor completes section F of the sponsorship form (pdf). One box is required for each semester you wish to sponsor. For example, if you’re sponsoring the cost of books and supplies for the Fall and Winter term, section F needs to have two boxes filled out.
  3. The sponsor signs the form.
  4. The sponsor emails the completed form along with a purchase order or a sponsorship letter on the organization’s letterhead to asknait@nait.ca and shop@nait.ca by the payment deadline of that term.

Download sponsorship form (pdf)

Continuing education

Please note the different process that you need to follow to cover different costs with the sponsorship.

For tuition and fees only (books and supplies are excluded):

  1. The sponsor completes sections A, B, C, and D of the sponsorship form (pdf).
  2. The sponsor signs the form.
  3. The student or the sponsor emails the completed form along with a purchase order or sponsorship letter on the organization’s letterhead to asknait@nait.ca.

For books and supplies only (tuition and fees are excluded):

  1. The sponsor completes sections E, F and G of the sponsorship form (pdf).
  2. The sponsor signs the form.
  3. The student or the sponsor emails the completed form along with a purchase order or sponsorship letter on the organization’s letterhead to asknait@nait.ca.

For both tuition and fees, books and supplies:

  1. The sponsor completes sections A to G of the sponsorship form (pdf).
  2. The sponsor signs the form.
  3. The student or the sponsor emails the completed form along with purchase order or a sponsorship letter on the organization’s letterhead to asknait@nait.ca and shop@nait.ca.

Download sponsorship form (pdf)

Open studies

Third party sponsorship

Please note the different process that you need to follow to cover different costs with the sponsorship.

For tuition and fees only (books and supplies are excluded):

  1. The sponsor completes sections A, B and C of the sponsorship form (pdf).
  2. The sponsor signs the form.
  3. The sponsor emails the completed form along with a purchase order or a sponsorship letter on the organization’s letterhead to asknait@nait.ca by the payment deadline of that term.

For books and supplies only (tuition and fees are excluded):

  1. The sponsor completes sections D and E of the sponsorship form (pdf).
  2. The sponsor completes section F of the sponsorship form. One box must be completed for each semester the sponsorship covers. For example, if the sponsorship covers the cost of books and supplies for the Fall and Winter term, section F needs to have two boxes filled out.
  3. The sponsor signs the form.
  4. The sponsor emails the completed form along with a purchase order or a sponsorship letter on the organization’s letterhead to shop@nait.ca.

For both tuition and fees, books and supplies:

  1. The sponsor completes sections A to E of the sponsorship form (pdf).
  2. The sponsor completes section F of the sponsorship form (pdf). One box is required for each semester you wish to sponsor. For example, if you’re sponsoring the cost of books and supplies for the Fall and Winter term, section F needs to have two boxes filled out.
  3. The sponsor signs the form.
  4. The sponsor emails the completed form along with a purchase order or a sponsorship letter on the organization’s letterhead to asknait@nait.ca and shop@nait.ca by the payment deadline of that term.

Download sponsorship form (pdf)

Checking payment deadlines

You must pay your tuition and fees by the payment deadline, or have other funding in place by this date.

If you are a student in Continuing Education, Open Studies or Apprenticeship, this deadline doesn't apply to you. Your fees are due when you enroll. Some forms of payment can take several days to process. Please allow time for your payment to be processed before the payment deadline.

You will need to enroll in your courses before your tuition amounts will be calculated

If you are opting out of the Health and Dental plan, you will need to fill out the Opt Out form to have these fees removed from your account.

Find out what you owe and when your payments are due:

  • Login to your MyNAIT portal
  • Under My Accounts, select Fees & Payments
  • Select Charges Due to find out how much you owe and when it's due

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Refunds

Please note that in the case where a refund is warranted, the refund will be processed in the following manner:

  • Payment by Credit Card, the refund will be made to the Credit Card used.
  • Payments by any other method will be refunded by cheque to the student unless payment was identified and setup as a Third Party payment.