COVID-19 additional information

  • You can pay your tuition safely from home (through online banking, telephone banking, mobile banking, or at or at most Canadian banks or credit unions through the bank machine (ABM) or at a bank teller. Do not come to campus to pay your tuition.
  • We have extended the tuition payment deadline for the Spring 2020 term to May 13, 2020. Accounts overdue after the extended deadline will be subject to the College's regular late payment and overdue processes. 
  • The Government of Canada has recently announced supplementary financial aid for students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to pay your tuition

Here's a list of different options to pay your tuition from home, on-the-go, by mail, or on-campus. Click an option to find out more.

If you plan on paying your tuition with student loans, please refer to our Financial Aid page.

If you are an international learner, please see our International Learner Payment Options.

  • Log into your account
  • Click 'Registration'
  • Click 'Make a Payment'
  • Use your Visa or Mastercard to make payment

If your loan is being sent directly to Bow Valley College, you are not required to make a payment except when your loan does not cover your full tuition/fees. Funding may arrive after the deadline and can arrive in installments. Processing can take up to three weeks once your loan has been disbursed by the government. 

If your loan is being paid directly to you, you are responsible for making payment to the college by the fee deadline.

Your loan may not cover all of your tuition for the term. Check your loan disbursement schedule for the balance that you are responsible for.

You can pay your tuition through online banking, mobile banking, or your bank or credit union's mobile app.

  1. Log into your bank's website or mobile app.
  2. Look for the "Bill Payments" section and choose "add a bill."
  3. To set up Bow Valley College as a bill payment option, search and select "Bow Valley College."
  4. Your account number is your Bow Valley College student ID number (and may include up to the first seven letters of your last name).
  5. Choose "Bow Valley College" from your list of bill payments and make the payment.
  6. Most banks will provide you with a confirmation or reference number after you make the payment.

Online banking payments will not appear immediately in your student account. Please allow 2-3 business days for processing. Make your payment before the fee deadline to avoid overdue charges. Confirmation fee payments should be made with enough time to allow for processing in order to avoid losing your admission offer

You can pay your tuition and fees through most Canadian banks or credit unions through telephone banking by adding Bow Valley College as a bill payment. 

  1. Call your bank's telephone banking. The number is often on the back of your bank card.
  2. Follow the instructions on the automated system or speak with a telephone banking representative to add "Bow Valley College" as a bill payment. Your account number is your six-digit Bow Valley College student number (and for some banks may include the first seven (7) letters of your last name).
  3. Pay your tuition like any other bill payment using the automated system or by speaking with a banking representative.
  4. Most banks will provide you with a confirmation or reference number when you make your payment.

Payments do not appear immediately in your student account. It may take 2-3 business days for the payment to appear in your student account.

COVID-19 update: In-person payments are not accepted at this time.
Your bank or credit union may be able to take in-person payments at the branch or bank machine. You will need your college student number or your statement of account from

To pay your tuition or fees in person, visit the Office of the Registrar.
Bow Valley College accepts the following payment methods:

  • Cash
  • Interac Direct Payment (Most debit cards have daily transaction limits. You may be able to temporarily increase this limit by calling your bank.)
  • Visa or Mastercard
  • Money order
  • Certified cheque
  • Purchase order
  • Personal cheques (post-dated cheques are not accepted)

You can mail your cheque or money order payable to "Bow Valley College." Include your Bow Valley College Student ID number with your written request.

Bow Valley College
Office of the Registrar and Enrolment Services
345 - 6 Avenue SE
Calgary AB  T2G 4V1

We do not accept post-dated cheques.

Are you being sponsored by your Indigenous band/nation, a community organization, or a government agency?

  1. Make sure you are registered in courses for the upcoming term.
  2. Request a sponsorship letter of intent (LOI) by contacting Registrar Services by email (, phone (403-410-1400), or in-person at the Registrar's Office (South Campus, ground floor). We can email the form to you directly, or with your permission, send the form directly to your sponsor. 
  3. Your sponsor needs to confirm on the LOI which fees they will cover and return a signed copy to Student Accounts by fax (403-297-4887) or email (
  4.  Once the form is received, the coverage will be added to your account and your sponsor will be invoiced accordingly. You are responsible for the timely payment of any fees that your sponsor does not cover as per Bow Valley College’s fee deadline policy.

Do you have a family member, close friend, or employer paying your tuition? They can make a credit card payment online without your MyBVC ID and password. 

  1. Sign into
  2. Follow the menu path: Registration >> Make a payment.
  3. Click on the third party payment option (pictured below).
  4.  Follow the instructions on the screen. If you need help, contact the Office of the Registrar at
  5. The recipient will receive an email with a payment link and will have the option of accepting or rejecting payment.

When you set-up a third party payment, they will see your name so they know they are paying the right student's account.

Do not share your college passwords with anyone. 

Here are a list of most common charges you will see in your student account and what they mean:

Students in most Bow Valley College programs have their pace determined and fees assessed based on their credit load. Students who have full-time course credits or more for their program will be assessed full-time fees; students who have less than full-time credits will be assessed part-time fees.

Tuition is the main instructional cost of your program or course. It covers your class time, the instructor(s), and teaching assistant(s) assigned to each course.

This fee includes most services offered by the Office of the Registrar (such as a student ID card, transcripts, advising, proof of enrolment letters, and parchment) and Learner Success Services (including library services, academic support, counselling, and career services).

This fee covers specific supplies and materials required for a course. In 2020-21 the college will be eliminating this fee and including any material costs with your regular tuition.

Students in most programs are members of the Students’ Association of Bow Valley College (SABVC). The college collects this fee on behalf of SABVC, which uses it to support student clubs, scholarships, and other initiatives. To contact the SABVC or for more information, visit

The Students’ Association arranges health and dental insurance for members in programs of 26 weeks or longer. Learners with alternate coverage may be eligible to opt-out with satisfactory proof of coverage. For more information, visit or call 403-410-1696.

The Technology Fee covers essential technology for teaching and learning, including student wi-fi, classroom equipment, network maintenance, and student information systems.
This fee supports services related to the academic and personal wellbeing of our learners, including intervention outreach, academic difficulties, emotional distress, and crisis management. 

Office of the Registrar and Enrolment Services

Registrar Services

South Campus, First Floor
345 6 Avenue SE

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The College is closed on statutory holidays.

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