Confirmation deposit

Paying your confirmation deposit

Applicants with a verified offer of acceptance will be required to pay a confirmation deposit when they confirm their acceptance. The confirmation deposit is a non-refundable deposit that will be applied against your tuition fees upon registration in courses in the applied semester. 

 Verified acceptance confirmation deposit
Canadian applicants $150
International applicants $300
 Faculty-specific confirmation deposit*
Doctor of Pharmacy (entry-to-practice) $500 (Canadian applicants)
$500 (International applicants)
Doctor of Pharmacy (for working professionals) $1,000
*Faculty-specific deposits replace the confirmation deposits for verified acceptance.
Fees are quoted in Canadian dollars and approved by the University's Board of Regents. Confirmation deposit fees are subject to change without notice.

The confirmation deposits mentioned above do not apply to the Faculty of Medicine who manages their own deposit process.

Bachelor of Technology
 or Bachelor of Maritime Studies applicants will continue to pay an admission fee, and not a tuition deposit, through the Marine Institute.

The confirmation deposit must be paid through your My Account page in the admissions portal; under the Decision History tab, select Respond Now. If the deposit is paid by any other method, it will not show in the admissions portal and you will not be able to accept your offer.

Take note:

  • Confirmation deposit deadlines are outlined in your admission decision email.
  • The confirmation and deposit must occur at the same time. If you confirm your admissions offer without paying the deposit in the admissions portal, your confirmation will not be processed. You will need to confirm and pay the deposit at a later date.

Viewing your paid confirmation deposit

Receipt: When you submit your confirmation deposit you will receive an email receipt (email associated with your application account) with the transaction details.

Memorial Self-Service: In 48-72 hours after payment, your confirmation deposit can be viewed from the Student Main Menu:

  1. Select Financial Information
  2. Select View Account Summary by term
  3. Click on the term displayed (e.g., 2022-2023 Fall) and it will bring you to the account details where you will see the confirmation deposit.

 The confirmation deposit will be held in your student account until there is a tuition charge for your first semester (after you register for courses). It will then be deducted from your tuition amount owing. If you drop your courses or do not enroll in the semester in which you are admitted, the confirmation deposit will be forfeited and deducted from any applicable tuition refund. Applicants with an approved deferral request will have their confirmation deposit moved forward to the next semester.

Third party fee payment

If your full-time (9 credit hours or more) tuition amount is to be paid by a third party (e.g. bursary program, student aid) and you are not able to pay the confirmation deposit, you may request a confirmation deposit extension by sending an email to When the tuition is paid, a portion of it will be designated as the confirmation deposit and will be non-refundable. The extension will need to be approved before you can confirm your attendance.

Include the following details in your email request:

  • Full name
  • Memorial student number
  • Semester for which you applied
  • Name of the third party paying the tuition and proof of their intention to pay the full-time tuition amount

Refund of deposit

International applicants who are denied a student visa by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be eligible for a refund of the confirmation deposit paid, less a $150 administrative fee. Applicants should contact the Cashier’s Office with proof of the visa denial to request a refund.

Requests for a refund of the confirmation deposit due to extenuating circumstances (other than visa/study permit denied by IRCC, as noted above) may be made in writing to the Tuition Refund Appeals Committee.