Planning Your Budget

How much will your first year at SFU cost? Below are some helpful resources to prepare for your admission to the university. 

Cost Calculator and Typical Costs

The Undergraduate Budget Estimator is a free online tool provided to assist undergraduate students in the budgeting and planning of finances. 

For graduate students, please use the cost estimator on the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website

You may also refer to the list of typical costs expected for an undergraduate student at SFU. Note that these tools provide only an approximation.

Awards, Bursaries, and Scholarships Database

Students are eligible for a variety of financial assistance programs including scholarships, bursaries, awards, work-study and government student loans. 

For a complete list of financial assistance opportunities, please refer to the SFU Awards, Bursaries, and Scholarships Database.

Financial Literacy 

MyFinances101 is an online financial literacy course that is available for free to help you understand your personal finances. Unlimited access is available to the public.

Drop-In Advising

SFU Financial Aid and Awards offers drop-in advising at all SFU campuses.  


Application Fee Waiver

SFU will waive the admission application fee for citizens from the countries affected by the United States (US) travel ban— Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen—who are non-residents of Canada.

This waiver is available to new applicants and to those who are currently studying in the US who wish to transfer or to continue their education at SFU as a student.