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Payment Options

Check your 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, your fees are due when you enrol. As processing times vary, plan ahead and pay early.​ You must be enrolled in your courses for your tuition to be calculated. 

Need to pay your tuition right now?

Some payment methods take longer to process than others – don't risk missing your tuition and fees deadline! If you need to pay tuition and fees quickly, please consider one of the following immediate payment options: credit card or Visa or Mastercard debit or Pre-Authorized debit.

Payment Plans are also now available to eligible students. If you can't pay your full tuition and fees by the deadline, enrol in a payment plan to avoid having your classes dropped for non-payment.

You'll pay your fees directly through PayMyTuition. To access the payment portal:

  • Login to your MyNAIT portal, select Open Self Service
  • Select Financial Account to access PayMyTuition Payment Center 
  • Choose select your bank location and be redirected to PayMyTuition, your secure payment portal.

Log in to MyNAIT

Accepted payment options

You can pay your tuition and fees in a variety of ways. Please review the full list of payment options and instructions below.

PayMyTuition

NAIT has partnered with PayMyTuition for domestic and international tuition payment options. Using PayMyTuition, you can make fast, simple and cost-effective tuition and fee payments. 

Payments from within Canada (Domestic)

In your MyNAIT portal you can access PayMyTuition to pay your tuition and fees from any Canadian bank. Please refer to the table below for a list of payment options and when you can expect to see your payment reflected in MyNAIT:

Payment method Estimated time for payment confirmation
Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express)* Immediately
Visa debit and MasterCard debit* Immediately
Pre-authorized debit (PAD) from your bank account Immediately
Online bill payment 3-4 business days
Interac e-transfers 1 business day

Great news! Pre-authorized debits are now available in your PayMyTuition payment portal. Enjoy the convenience of paying directly from your bank account without the convenience fees!

*A 2.5% non-refundable convenience fee will be added to all credit card (Visa, Mastercard), Visa debit or MasterCard debit payments. The non-refundable convenience fee for American Express is 3.75%. A convenience fee may be refunded in certain circumstances, learn more

How to pay from within Canada

1. Log into your MyNAIT portal

2. Select the Open Self Service button, and click on the Financial Account tile to access the PayMyTuition Payment Center section.

3. To pay through a Canadian bank, select Pay through a Canadian financial institution button to be redirected to PayMyTuition, your secure payment portal.

PMT Payment Center Cdn bank

5. After being redirected to your MyPayTuition payment portal, select Make a payment to start the payment process. 

PMT Make a Payment

6. Review the payment options and select your preferred payment method. Follow the instructions to process your payment.

Payments will be reflected on your student account within 24-72 hours after you have initiated your payment. 

Need help? Download PayMyTuition within Canada step-by-step instructions (PDF 164 KB)

Payment tips

  • Be aware of the processing times for each payment method. If you need to pay your fees immediately, please select one of the immediate payment options.
  • You can receive email confirmations or SMS alerts from PayMyTuition when your payment has been processed. If there is further action to be made on your payment, you will also receive notifications noting next steps with PayMyTuition. 
  • You may want to save a copy of the payment at the time of payment. NAIT cannot access or print this receipt for you.

Apprentices

Once you've selected your class online through MyTradeSecrets: 

  1. Select the Pay Fees Now button.
  2. You will be redirected to the PayMyTuition secure payment portal.
  3. Review the payment options and select your preferred payment method. Follow the instructions to process your payment.
  4. While you will be emailed a payment confirmation, you may want to save a copy of the payment at the time of payment for your records.

Payments from outside of Canada (International)

If you are an international student, you can pay your tuition and fees from any bank, in any country, in any currency at a better rate than bank exchange rates. International payment options include:

Payment method Estimated time for payment confirmation
Bank transfers 2-10 business days**
Debit and Credit cards in your home currency 2-3 business days
eWallet payments 2-3 business days
Plus, other local options (if available) 2-3 business days

**Anticipated timelines vary depending on the country.

How to make an international payment

  1. Log into your MyNAIT portal.
  2. Select the Open Self Service button, and click on the Financial Account tile to access the PayMyTuition Payment Center section.
  3. To pay through bank outside of Canada, select Pay through a financial institution outside of Canada button to be redirected to PayMyTuition, your secure payment portal.
PMT Payment Center INT bank

4. After being redirected to your MyPayTuition payment portal, select Make a payment to start the payment process. 

5. Review the payment options and select your preferred payment method. Follow the instructions to process your payment.

Payments can take up to 5 business days to be applied in your student account, depending on the payment option selected.

Step-by-step payment instructions (translated PDFs)

To support you with using PayMyTuition, you can download these helpful step-by-step PDF instructions, translated into 16 languages:

Additional information about PayMyTuition:

Need support with PayMyTuition?

Connect with PayMyTuition directly by calling 1.855.663.6839 (toll-free) or through one of their local country contact numbers. You can also reach PayMyTuition Support at support@paymytuition.com or through their support page.

No matter what time zone you are in, you will have a dedicated customer support team available to you through live chat, email, and phone to answer any of your questions and help you make your payment.

Terms of Use: Please note that NAIT has partnered with a third-party service provider, PayMyTuition, to process tuition and fee payments. As such, NAIT does not own or control the operations of PayMyTuition. Students who use PayMyTuition will be subject to PayMyTuition’s terms and conditions, including any applicable service fees that may be charged.

Payment Plan via PayMyTuition

If you can’t cover your full tuition and fees by the tuition payment deadline, eligible students can pay in installments with a payment plan through PayMyTuition.

This option is only available for students in degree, diploma, and certificate programs (including Academic Upgrading and Open Studies) who are in good financial standing. Other terms, conditions and eligibility criteria apply.

Learn more

Cheque and money orders

Cheque, money order and bank draft payments are accepted only through mail.

  • Please make cheques, money orders and bank drafts payable to NAIT or Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
  • Please send to:
    ATTN: Financial Operations
    11762 – 106 St., Edmonton, AB, Canada, T5G 2R1

NAIT does not accept cash as a payment option. 

NAIT will no longer accept any form of in-person payment, including in-person debit transactions.

Foundational Learning Assistance

If you have been approved for funding through the Foundational Learning Assistance program (formerly Alberta Works) for ESL or Academic Upgrading, scan and email your approval to Financial Aid. Once processed (which can take up to 5 business days), a sponsorship code will be added to your account.

Academic Upgrading students must notify NAIT of their funding before the tuition deadline to avoid being dropped from classes. If your application has not been approved by the deadline, be prepared to pay the tuition and be reimbursed when approval letter is submitted.

It may take several weeks for NAIT to apply your funding. Until then, your account will show an overdue charge. This is normal and won't negatively impact on you as long as the sponsorship code is applied.

Follow these steps to access your funding details:

  • Log in to MyNAIT
  • Click on Self Service and select Tasks (you may also find this on the homepage of MyNAIT)
  • Review Holds & Funding
  • Click on Sponsorship Code to find the code for the upcoming term

 

Student loans and financial aid

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

Degree, Diploma and Certificate Students

Full-time funding through Alberta Student Aid

NAIT will confirm registration with Alberta Student Aid 30 days before your program starts. A sponsorship code will be added to your account, which you can view in MyNAIT one week before the payment deadline. To find this code, log in to your MyNAIT, go to Open Self Service, and select the Task tile.

You'll also receive an e-letter in your MyNAIT portal with further information once the student loan or approved funding confirmation has been completed. 

Once your loan is confirmed, view your anticipated Alberta Student Aid funding by:

  • Logging in to your MyNAIT portal.
  • Select Open Self Service, then select the Tasks tile.
  • View the Pending Financial Aid sponsorship code.

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.

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:

  • Select Open Self Service, then select the Tasks tile.
  • Click the Sponsorship Code for the appropriate term (eg.Fall 2024), and confirm the following information:
    • Start Term: You should see the upcoming term.
    • 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. 

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. Send an email to 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.)

Once confirmed, a sponsorship code will then be added to your account; see steps outlined above.

Apprentices

Student aid and grant funding is sent directly to apprentices. You must pay NAIT in full at the time of registration, regardless of your student aid or grant status.

Full-time funding through Canada Apprentice Loan​

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

Full-time funding through Alberta Student Aid​

If you plan to pay your tuition with Alberta Student Aid, you must apply and be approved before registering for classes. If approved, your tuition fees can be paid directly to NAIT. Then ontact the Student Service Centre to inform them of your approved funding so they can note it on your student account. Once noted, you can register in classes without making payment.

It takes several weeks from the start of classes for NAIT to receive and apply the funds from Alberta Student Aid to your account. During this time, you account may show an overdue chare. This is normal and affect you negatively as as long as your account is noted.

If you do not have approved Alberta Student Aid and/or have not contacted NAIT to inform them, you will be responsible for making the full payment at the time of registration.

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.

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:

Degree, Diploma and Certificate Students

Third party sponsorship

Please note the different process that you need to follow to cover different costs with the sponsorship. Please note that third party sponsors are not eligible to enrol in a payment plan.

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 uploads the completed form and a purchase order or a sponsorship letter on the organization’s letterhead to the online Contact Form by the payment deadline of that term.

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

  1. The sponsor completes sections A to D of the sponsorship form (pdf).
  2. The sponsor completes section D 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 D needs to have two boxes filled out.
  3. The sponsor signs the form.
  4. The sponsor emails the completed form and a purchase order or a sponsorship letter on the organization’s letterhead to bookstoreadmin@nait.ca, with the subject line: Sponsorship.

For both tuition and fees, books and supplies

  1. The sponsor completes sections A to D of the sponsorship form (pdf).
  2. The sponsor completes section D 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 student or sponsor uploads the completed form and a purchase order or a sponsorship letter on the organization’s letterhead to the online Contact Form and emails bookstoreadmin@nait.ca (subject line: Sponsorship) by the payment deadline of that term.

Download sponsorship form (pdf)

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 bookstoreadmin@nait.ca
  4. The sponsor must pay shop AT NAIT within 30 days of receiving the invoice.

Download sponsorship form (pdf)

Open Studies Students

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 student or sponsor uploads the completed form and a purchase order or a sponsorship letter on the organization’s letterhead to the online Contact Form by the payment deadline of that term.

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

  1. The sponsor completes sections A to D of the sponsorship form (pdf).
  2. The sponsor completes section D 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 and a purchase order or a sponsorship letter on the organization’s letterhead to bookstoreadmin@nait.ca.

For both tuition and fees, books and supplies:

  1. The sponsor completes sections A to D of the sponsorship form (pdf).
  2. The sponsor completes section D 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 D needs to have two boxes filled out.
  3. The sponsor signs the form.
  4. The student or sponsor uploads the completed form and a purchase order or a sponsorship letter on the organization’s letterhead to the online Contact Form and emails bookstoreadmin@nait.ca by the payment deadline of that term.

Download sponsorship form (pdf)

Continuing Education Students

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 sponsor uploads the completed form and a purchase order or a sponsorship letter on the organization’s letterhead to the online Contact Form by the payment deadline of that term.

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

  1. The sponsor completes sections A, C, D, and E of the sponsorship form (pdf).
  2. The sponsor signs the form.
  3. The sponsor emails the completed form and a purchase order or a sponsorship letter on the organization’s letterhead to bookstoreadmin@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 signs the form.
  3. The student or the sponsor uploads the completed form and a purchase order or a sponsorship letter on the organization’s letterhead to the online Contact Form  and emails bookstoreadmin@nait.ca.

Download sponsorship form (pdf)

*please note that third party sponsors are not eligible to enrol in a payment plan.
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