Pay an Admission Deposit by Credit Card

Before paying an admission deposit, please make sure you have accepted the admission offer to your degree program by following your division’s instructions. For undergraduate students who applied through OUAC, you will need to accept your offer on OUAC.

  1. From the ACORN dashboard, you will see the admission deposit that you can pay for in the Finances card. Multiple deposits may appear here if you were admitted to multiple programs, so please ensure you pay for the right one. Select the “Make a Payment” link on the main navigation or the “Make a Payment” button within the Finances card.Screenshot highlighting the ‘Make a Payment’ link in ACORN’s main navigation, and the 'Outstanding Admission Deposit' and the 'Make a Payment' button in the Finances section of ACORN's dashboard.
  2. You will arrive on the Make a Payment Page, where you can learn about your options for making tuition & fee and admission deposit payments. Admission deposit payments can only be paid by credit card on ACORN. To begin the credit card payment process, select the “Pay Deposit by Credit Card” button. Keep in mind that a 2.5% Service Fee—charged by and paid to the payment service Moneris—will apply to credit card transactions.Screenshot highlighting the 'Pay Deposit by Credit Card' in the Make a Payment page.
  3. If you have the option to pay deposits for multiple degree programs, please ensure you select the correct one. After you have read the instructions, fill out your billing information.
    If you are only paying for one deposit, the payment page will look like the following:Screenshot of the Credit Card Payment page, which highlights what payment information is being asked of the student.

    If you have the option to pay more than one deposit, the payment page will look like the following:

    The Admission Deposit page with an option for one of two payments to be made.

  4. Admission deposits can only be paid in full, so you cannot change the amount to pay. The total charge will display, including the service fee. Read and agree to the terms & conditions and select the “Make Payment” button to move on to the credit card payment step.Screenshot of the payment details section of the page, highlighting the total charge and the Terms & Conditions for Fee Payment checkbox.
  5. A pop-up window will appear and ask for your credit card details. Enter your credit card information and select the “Checkout” button to complete your payment.Screenshot of the checkout popup window.
  6. You will be taken to the Payment History page, and a success message will appear if the payment was successful. Your payment will be processed by Moneris within approximately two to three business days. Select the link in the Transaction Description column that says “Credit Card Admission Deposit – Awaiting Confirmation” to view and download your receipt.Screenshot of the payment confirmation notice, as well as the success notice for the completed payment.