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2016 - 2017 Guide to Registration and Fees

September Checklist

Your arrival on campus begins a busy period of getting settled in your new on or off-campus home, as well as learning more (or refreshing your memory!) about what's available to you at Queen's, and in Kingston.

While you have completed a great deal of preparation for your studies, there are a number of steps that you will need to review and take care of this month.

Details specific to your program:
Student Cards: New student? You will need to get your Student Card. See the 'How do I register and select courses?' page for more information.
Moving into Residence: Get ready! September 4th, 2016 is Move-In Day!!
Student Cards: New student? You will need to get your Student Card. See the 'How do I register and select courses?' page for more information.
Education: Opening day / introduction to the program is September 1st.
Payment of Fall Tuition and Student Assistance Levy
Have you made arrangements to pay your fall tuition and Student Assistance Levy by September 1st?
Log onto SOLUS and review your Account Summary in the SOLUS Student Centre. Tuition and the Student Assistance Levy (SAL) will need to be paid by September 1st, with the balance of Fall fees (student activity fees, residence, UHIP, etc.) due on September 30th. Winter term tuition fees will show on SOLUS at the end of September and are due January 10th, Winter term residence fees are due January 31st.
More information about understanding your fees and how to pay your fees is available on the 'Understanding your Fees' page.
You will be able to opt-out of optional student activity fees. Please see the notes accompanying the Tuition Fee Table applicable to you, located on our 'How much will it cost?' page. If you do not pay your Tuition and Student Assistance Levy by the due dates of each term (Fall - September 1st [September 30th with an APA] ):
  • A late fee of $150 may be applied to your account, and,
  • You will not have access to add or swap your courses.
As soon as Queen’s receives payment for the outstanding amount or you provide proven source of funding (e.g. Notice of Assessment – out of province government assistance) the enrolment hold will be lifted.
Pick up your Student card and have it validated
See the 'How do I register and select courses?' page for more information for both new and returning students.
Need to add, or drop, or swap a course?
Students who chose some or all of their courses during the course selection period in July will have the opportunity to add, drop, or swap courses during the September Open Enrolment period, (August 23rd - September 12th for Law and Education, and August 23rd - September 23rd for all others), in the SOLUS Student Centre. If you need help, please consult the 'Understanding SOLUS tutorials' page.
Please note that you will not be able to add or swap your courses if you have either not paid your Fall Tuition and Student Assistance Levy by September 1st OR do not have an approved APA.
Government Student Financial Assistance (OSAP)
Queen’s will confirm enrolment for students who have a completed OSAP application(make sure you have submitted all required documentation). Once we have confirmed your enrolment, your first OSAP entitlement will automatically be deposited into your bank account beginning in September.
Out of Province Government Student Financial Assistance
If you are an out-of-province student, please consult your provincial/territorial financial aid website for details regarding the distribution of your student loans and grants. A list of those websites is located on the Student Awards website.
Submit your Notice of Assessment to if you wish to have service charges waived for up to the amount of your second installment until January 31st. (Please consult the 'Understanding your Fees' page for further details). If you submitted your Notice of Assessment as part of an APA request, you don’t need to send it again!
Have you applied for a General Bursary?
If you are finding it hard to make ends meet you should apply for a Queen’s General Bursary. A bursary is an amount of money you receive to assist you in financing your education that you do not have to pay back. It is based on an assessment of your financial need. More information can be found at:
The online application form will be available on your SOLUS Student Centre under the 'Finances' section in early September. The deadline for applying is October 31, 2016.
If you are an international student or a student without valid Canadian provincial / territorial health insurance...
You must visit the Queen’s University International Centre in the John Deutsch University Centre to confirm and receive proof of your mandatory University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) coverage. Please consult: for further details.