Online banking allows you to access your accounts and make various financial transactions on the Internet. You can use online banking to pay bills or transfer money to other accounts. There are options to use either a computer or a mobile device such as a cell phone or tablet.
Generally, online banking transactions cost less than using in-branch teller services or ATMs and allows you to check your transactions online as they are processed.
International Payments: Using GlobalPay for Students
This option allows you to pay your fees in the currency of your choice, in both an efficient and inexpensive manner.
Step-by-Step Guide: Using Western Union GlobalPay
Step 1: Visit the GlobalPay for Students website for International Payments
Step 2: Select the country you are applying from, and “Level of Study” (Elementary or Secondary)
Enter the payment details, which includes information about the person paying the fees, and your preferred language for the emailed payment instructions.
Please contact us if your home country’s currency is not listed.
Step 3: Choose your method of payment
Once your country of origin is selected, a number of available payment options will be listed. Select the method that you prefer to make your payment in. Completing the transaction through Western Union GlobalPay will ensure the correct amount of the payment is received in a timely manner.
Step 4: Enter your personal details
Enter your personal details, including your Student ID, also known as your International Student Program (ISP) Number (e.g. ISP2015012).
If you are a new applicant, and do not yet have an ISP Number, please enter: ISP0000000
New applicants will be assigned an ISP Number once their application has been processed.
Step 5: Print the payment instructions
You will receive the payment instructions via the email you provided. Follow the payment instructions to complete the payment in person at your bank, or you can complete the payment online if your bank offers online banking.
Learn more about how GlobalPay for Students works by watching this video tutorial.
Canadian Payments: Using Online Banking
Step-by-Step Guide: Using Online Banking
Step 1: Create a Canadian bank account
Once you have settled into Canada, it is recommended to create a Canadian Bank account for your ongoing daily transactions during your stay.
There is also an option to make your future tuition payments using Online Banking as opposed to Western Union GlobalPay.
If this is your preference you will need to create an account with one of the financial institutions listed below. The process of doing so is found on the individual websites.
Step 2: Create a Bill Payment Account
To make payments to the HCDSB, you will need to create a Bill Payment Account with your selected financial institution. This may be done online or in person at the bank.
Step 3: Add the HCDSB as a “Payee”
Add the Halton Catholic District School Board as a Payee in your Bill Payment Account. Do this by using the Search function to find “HALTON CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD”.
Please note that this will not be available if your bank is not listed below.
Step 4: Add your Student ID Number to payment details
When completing your payment details make sure to add your ISP Number (9-digit number). The ISP number allows the International Student Department to quickly confirm your payments.
Note: the ISP number has increased from 7 numbers to 9 numbers starting in September 2018.
If you are transferring from another school board in Canada, or if you are a new student, please contact us at email@example.com for further instructions.
Step 5: Add the payment amount
Add the amount to be paid to the Board by referring to the fees indicated on the invoice or letter you received.
Available Online Banking Institutions
- TD Canada Trust (TD)
- Bank of Montreal (BMO)
- Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
- Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
- HSBC Bank
Issues Making Payments
If you are unable to make a payment using GlobalPay for Students, please ensure:
- You have entered the correct information in all the required fields
- Your pop-up blocker is disabled
If you are still experiencing issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-877-218-8829 for further assistance.
If you are unable to make a payment using online banking with a Canadian bank account, please ensure all your information has been entered correctly.
If you are still experiencing issues, please contact your bank.
Starting in September 2018,
these will be the only two methods of payment accepted by HCDSB.