Admissions and School Fees FAQs

School Fees

Can I speak to a parent who has sent their son to RLA?

Absolutely! Please contact [email protected] to arrange a conversation.

Are tuition payments tax deductible?

Under certain conditions, Canadian tax law may provide tax relief for certain individuals.  Typically this relief falls under three categories:

What is Child Care Expense Deduction?

Where a child is under 16 years of age, that portion of fees attributable to lodging at a boarding school may be eligible for consideration as a child care expense deduction. To learn more, read the Canada Revenue Agency TaxFolio S1-F3-C1: Child Care Expense Deduction

Medical Expense and Disability Tax Credits and Attendant Care Expense Deduction

The costs paid for the care, or the care and training, of a patient at a school, institution or other place may qualify as a medical expense credit providing certain criteria are met.  To learn more, read the Canadian Revenue Agency TaxFolio S1-F1-C1: Medical Expense Tax Credit

How can I utilize Health & Welfare Trust?

Certain individuals who own an incorporated business may benefit from utilizing a Health and Welfare Trust solution for the payment of school fees.  To learn more, read the Canadian Revenue Agency Tax Folio S2-F1-C1: Health and Welfare Trusts.

Medical Expense and Disability Tax Credits and Attendant Care Expense Deduction

The costs paid for the care, or the care and training, of a patient at a school, institution or other place may qualify as a medical expense credit providing certain criteria are met.  To learn more, read the Canadian Revenue Agency TaxFolio S1-F1-C1: Medical Expense Tax Credit

What is the Robert Land Academy Disclaimer?

The preceding resources are offered for informational purposes only.  Robert Land Academy does not guarantee or warranty the accuracy of the information or one’s eligibility under any of these options.  We recognize that each case is unique and subject to interpretation by others, including the Canada Revenue Agency, and is judged upon its own merit.  Robert Land Academy does not receive any payment or other consideration from any of the organizations listed.   For further information, please call our Admissions Office at 905-386-6203.

Online Payments

What is Plastiq?

Plastiq is an online payment platform that provides a convenient and secure way to make payments with your credit cards and earn the rewards.

Why should I pay with Plastiq?

Making payments through Plastiq is as simple as any other online transaction you have made with a credit card. You can use your existing MasterCard, Visa or American Express, and there is no registration required to use the service. For more information about making payments through Plastiq, visit plastiq.com.

Will paying with a credit card cost me more?

Plastiq assesses a nominal fee for the service. For each transaction, two charges will appear on your credit card statement: 1) the principal amount of the payment, and 2) the fee. The service fee is 2.5% of the principal amount. This rate is subject to change at the discretion of Plastiq. The service fee rate will be published on the Plastiq transaction site.

Why am I being charged a fee?

Plastiq provides their payment platform to simplify the payment process, while providing a convenient and flexible option for students. The fee that is assessed is one that is typically paid by the merchant for accepting credit cards, and covers the costs of processing credit card transactions.

Is the use of Plastiq an unofficial way to increase student fees?

No. The fee that Plastiq assesses covers their cost of processing credit card payments and is totally independent of school fees. The school does not receive any portion of this fee.

If I make a payment online with my credit card through Plastiq, how long does it take for the payment to go through?

Normal credit card processing times apply. Payments are approved instantly, and funding may take from 1-3 business days. Contact a Plastiq payment specialist if you have questions. Go to plastiq.com for more information.

Can I still pay in person?

Yes. We are simply adding a new option that allows you to make payments with a credit card.

What can I pay for through Plastiq?

Payments for School Registration and School Fees, as well as for a student’s Tuck Account may be made through this online payment service.