Fees and Payment Plans

Residence is guaranteed for students coming to Western for their first year from high school, but you must secure your spot by paying your fees on time. There are a variety of payment methods available to you, as well as flexible payment plans to meet your needs.

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Residence Room and Meal Plan Rates (2018-19 Rates)

Traditional-Style

Delaware Hall, Medway-Sydenham Hall & Saugeen-Maitland Hall
Double Room
Room Charge $7,090
Meal Plan Overhead $2,950
Food Credit * $2,600 (Option 1)
$2,200 (Option 2)
Total Fees $12,640  (Option 1)
$12,240  (Option 2)
Single Room
Room Charge $7,890
Meal Plan Overhead $2,950
Food Credit * $2,600 (Option 1)
$2,200 (Option 2)
Total Fees $13,440  (Option 1)
$13,040  (Option 2)

Hybrid-Style

Ontario Hall & Perth Hall
Double Room
Room Charge $8,690
Meal Plan Overhead $2,950
Food Credit * $2,600 (Option 1)
$2,200 (Option 2)
Total Fees $14,240  (Option 1)
$13,840  (Option 2)
Single Room
Room Charge $9,440
Meal Plan Overhead $2,950
Food Credit * $2,600 (Option 1)
$2,200 (Option 2)
Total Fees $14,990  (Option 1)
$14,590  (Option 2)

Suite-Style

Elgin Hall & Essex Hall
Single Room
Room Charge $9,810
Meal Plan Overhead $2,950
Food Credit * $2,600 (Option 1)
$2,200 (Option 2)
Total Fees $15,360  (Option 1)
$14,960  (Option 2)
Alumni House & London Hall rooms are reserved for Upper-Year Students.
Alumni House
Single Room with Meal Plan
Room Charge $7,790
Meal Plan Overhead $2,950
Food Credit * $2,600 (Option 1)
$2,200 (Option 2)
Total Fees $13,340  (Option 1)
$12,940  (Option 2)
Single Room without Meal Plan
Room Charge $7,790
Total Fees $7,790
London Hall
Single Room with Meal Plan
Room Charge $9,170
Meal Plan Overhead $2,950
Food Credit * $2,600 (Option 1)
$2,200 (Option 2)
Total Fees $14,720  (Option 1)
$14,320  (Option 2)
Single Room without Meal Plan
Room Charge $9,170
Total Fees $9,170

ALL RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE / APPROVAL BY THE WESTERN SENATE AND THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Meal plan breakdown 2017/18
  • Room Charge and Meal Plan Overhead is non-refundable.
  • Meal Plan Food Credit * is refundable.
  • Meal plans are mandatory in all first-year buildings. For students living in Alumni House or London Hall upper-year buildings, meal plans are optional.
  • Please refer to this chart, as well as the Residence Offerbook for more information on the meal plan overhead and food credit breakdown.

Residence Prepayment and Tenant Insurance

Residence Prepayment

To secure your spot in Residence, all students are required to pay a Residence prepayment of $900. The deadlines differ for incoming first-year and upper-year students. Upper-year students apply for Residence on a first-come, first-served basis so the prepayment deadline depends on when the application is submitted.

Tenant Insurance

Tenant insurance is a requirement for all students living in Residence at Western. You will automatically be opted in to purchase tenant insurance through a recommended insurance broker (Marsh Canada Limited) as part of the Residence Placement Questionnaire process. Alternatively, if you hold an insurance policy that will cover you during your stay in Residence, you are able to opt out. You will be required to provide your policy information to Marsh Canada, via a link provided in the Residence Placement Questionnaire or Residence On-Boarding Process. If you do not opt out before the deadline, enrollment is final and all premiums will be non-refundable.

Internet Subscription (RezNet), RezPass and Orientation Week Pass

Internet Subscription (RezNet)

RezNet is your secure internet connection in residence, with a 98% subscription rate. You will have the option to opt in to the RezNet service when you fill out your Residence Placement Questionnaire. A fee of $395 for the 2018-19 academic year will be reflected on your Statement of Account. For more information, visit reznet.uwo.ca.

RezPass

A RezPass represents all the excitement of living in Residence. Students who purchase a RezPass will be given access to all ticketed* Residents' Council events. Each Council is a little bit different, but the RezPass generally includes a Semi-Formal, a Formal, and other great building-specific events! You can purchase a RezPass for the 2018-19 academic year for $89.99 when you fill out your Residence Placement Questionnaire. The fee will then be charged to your residence account. If you have been assessed your RezPass fee and wish to opt-out, you can do so until August 16, 2018 by emailing housing@uwo.ca.

If you choose not to opt-in, you can still purchase a RezPass on move-in day. Alternately, your Residents' Council will sell individual tickets to paid events throughout the year.

*There are lots of FREE events that Residents' Councils offer to students—another perk of #livingon! The RezPass is an easy way to ensure you get tickets for all paid events throughout the academic year. For more information, visit rezlife.uwo.ca/rezpass.cfm.

Orientation Week Pass (OPass)

Having an OPass will allow you to gain access to all the events going on during Western’s Orientation Week. Most incoming students will not have to buy an OPass because it is included in your tuition under "Orientation Fee". To ensure that your Orientation Fee is covered in your Tuition, log in to Student Centre, look under Detailed Statement of Account, and find Orientation Fee under the Ancillary Fees heading. For more information, view the OWeek FAQ.

Payment Plans

PLAN 1: Pay your residence fees in full to be received in the Housing Office by August 1, 2018

Your total amount owing can be found by visiting myHousing and viewing your Statement of Account after you have been notified of your building assignment (late-July).

PLAN 2: Pay your residence fees in two instalments (as per assigned residence accommodation)

ASSIGNED RESIDENCE (with meal plan)

  • Alumni House, Delaware Hall, Medway-Sydenham Hall, Elgin Hall, Perth Hall, Saugeen-Maitland Hall, Essex Hall, London Hall, Ontario Hall
  • $7,000 to be received in the Housing Office on or before August 1, 2018 and the balance to be received by January 15, 2019.

ASSIGNED RESIDENCE (without meal plan)

  • Alumni House, London Hall
  • $4,000 to be received in the Housing Office on or before August 1, 2018 and the balance to be received by January 15, 2019.

PLAN 3: OSAP or other student loan recipients*

Your OSAP is usually released in two instalments. Your first instalment of OSAP (approximately 60% of your total entitlement) will be released in early September. Pay your residence fees in two instalments, with the first instalment split into two payments (as per residence accommodation below).

ASSIGNED RESIDENCE (with meal plan option)

  • Alumni House, Delaware Hall, Medway-Sydenham Hall, Elgin Hall, Perth Hall, Saugeen-Maitland Hall, Essex Hall, London Hall, Ontario Hall
  • The first instalment of $7,000 will be paid in two payments and will be submitted to arrive in the Housing Office according to the following:
    • $4,000 - To be received on or before August 1, 2018
    • $3,000 - To be received on or before September 28, 2018. If paying online (our preferred payment method), you can schedule the payment for September 28, 2018 or submit a post-dated cheque dated September 28, 2018. If paying by post-dated cheque, the post-dated cheque should be on file in the Residence Admissions Office on or before August 1, 2018.
    • The remaining balance to be received on or before January 15, 2019

ASSIGNED RESIDENCE (without meal plan option)

  • Alumni House, London Hall (exclusively upper-year buildings)
  • The first instalment of $4,000 will be paid in two payments and will be submitted to arrive in the Housing Office according to the following:
    • $2,500 - To be received on or before August 1, 2018
    • $1,500 - To be received on or before September 28, 2018. If paying online (our preferred payment method), you can schedule the payment for September 28, 2018 or submit a post-dated cheque dated September 28, 2018. If paying by post-dated cheque, the post-dated cheque should be on file in the Residence Admissions Office on or before August 1, 2018.
    • The remaining balance to be received on or before January 15, 2019

*You may be asked to provide additional information (e.g., student loan, educational savings plan, or external scholarship documents) in order to choose these options.

PLAN 4: None of the above apply

If you cannot comply with any of the above payment plans due to extenuating circumstances, please prepare and submit the following to the Housing Office (in person: Room 3C10 Ontario Hall Residence, by phone: 519-661-3547, or by email at housing@uwo.ca) before July 25, 2018, to discuss a suitable payment arrangement:

A reasonable payment plan, and information about income and expenses, include the following, but not limited to:

  • Total Income
    OSAP/Student Loans, Other Loans, Family Assistance, Summer Employment or other personal savings, Scholarships, Bursaries
  • Total Expenses
    Tuition, Residence Fees, Books - (Financial Aid suggests to budget about $1,000), Computer if you have not already purchased one, Travel, Personal Items, etc.

Payment Methods

The following residence fee payment methods are available:

PLEASE NOTE: Residence fees are payable at financial institutions with whom UWO - Housing is registered as an available payee. This includes most major banks. You MUST ask the teller to initiate the electronic payment and choose Housing as the recipient of the payment. If you do not specify Housing as the beneficiary when paying electronically at the bank, there may be a significant delay in assigning the payment to your account. The delay could jeopardize your guaranteed accommodation if you do not meet the specified deadline date. Credit card payments will not be accepted.

Online Banking

Online banking payments can be made through most major Canadian banks. If you already use your bank's web services, simply link to your bank's website, log in and add University of Western Ontario - HOUSING as a payee. If you do not currently use online banking, please speak with a representative at your bank about registering for this service. Payments over the web sometimes take two to three business days to be received by our office.

PLEASE NOTE: Your account number for your bill is your nine-digit Student ID starting with 25.

Bank Login Page Payee Account Name
Bank of Montréal WESTERN ONTARIO, UNIVERSITY OF - HOUSING
CIBC UNIV OF WESTERN ONT- HOUSING
Laurentian Bank (English) UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO - HOUSING
Laurentian Bank (French) UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO - HOUSING
National Bank of Canada UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO - HOUSING
Royal Bank UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONT.-HOUSING
Scotiabank UNIV OF WESTERN ONT. - HOUSING
TD Canada Trust UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO - HOUSING

Mail Form

If you are sending your payment by mail (i.e. personal cheque, money order, etc.) please print and complete the payment by mail form and enclose it with your payment to ensure that the funds are applied to the proper account.

Payments should be made payable to The University of Western Ontario and forwarded to:

Residence Admissions Office
3C10 Ontario Hall
230 Sarnia Road
London, Ontario
N6G 0N2

Please include your Name and Student ID on all bank drafts, money orders, certified cheques and personal cheques.

PLEASE NOTE: Your account number for your bill is your nine-digit Student ID starting with 25.

Interac

Interac payments will be accepted (in person only) during Housing Office hours:
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
The Housing Office is closed on statutory holidays.

PLEASE NOTE: Your account number for your bill is your nine-digit Student ID starting with 25. Please confirm the amount you are planning to pay does not exceed your allowable daily limit.

Have questions about Residence fees, refunds or withdrawals? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.