Payment Options

Cape Breton University accepts the following methods of payment:

For students making a payment within Canada:

Online Banking
  • Log into your bank’s website.
  • Select the option to make a payment.
  • Add Cape Breton University as the payee (full university name required).
  • Use your CBU Student ID Number as account number.
  • Double check account number for typing errors to ensure payment is applied to proper student account.
  • Enter payment amount.

Please allow 3-4 business days for online banking payments to be posted to student account.

For students making a payment outside of Canada:

CIBC International Student Pay

Watch the informational video below to learn more.


With CIBC International Student Pay, you’ll receive:

  • Enhanced Student Experience: Easily make a tuition payment in your preferred currency.
  • Access to Live Foreign Exchange Rates: With CIBC International Student Pay, you’ll have access to the competitive foreign exchange rates CIBC is providing to Cape Breton University students.
  • End-to-End Communication: You’ll receive detailed instructions and a reference code.

There are no transaction charges from CIBC or from CBU. To make a payment, please go here. For more information on the program, please click here.

To get a quote and payment instruction, please click here.

  • Select the country you are paying from, and how much you want to transfer to CBU.
  • Review the quote, and see up front what the exchange amount will be.
  • When making payments, ensure you chose to pay in the local currency option (i.e Indian Rupees), as that is the preferred exchange rate provided to CBU for students. If you choose to use the Canadian Dollar option there is an administration charge of 1.25% for processing the transaction, this is going to result is higher fees for you. When you choose the Canadian Dollar option, the additional fee will be highlighted and must be agreed upon by the student before finalizing the transaction, so you cannot encounter these fees without warning and agreement.

Friday, September 18 is the last day for students to finalize registration for Fall courses. Any courses dropped before this date will receive a full refund. After this date, refunds will be prorated. To view the prorated amounts, please click here

In accordance with CBU’s long standing policy, the payment deadline for the Fall semester is September 30, 2020. All fees for the Fall semester must be paid in full by this date to avoid interest charges and ensure your continued registration status, particularly related to Winter semester courses which would begin in January. After October 1, those still owing and who have not reached out to student finance to create a plan that is acceptable to the student account management team, will find a financial hold on their account. This means they won’t be able to access some academic and administrative services until the fees are paid. 

If your fees, other than those related to the winter semester, are not paid in full by October 30, 2020 and you haven’t reached out to student financial services to create a plan, you could be deregistered from the Fall semester courses that you are currently in.