Fees and Tuition
Payments and Refunds Dates
See students.sfu.ca/deadlines for current dates.
New student? Pay your admission deposit
Student Information System under "Campus Finances" and "Make a Payment" by the deadline specified in your offer of admission letter. Credit card payments via the web are processed immediately; if you pay by internet banking or by cheque, please allow at least two to three business days for your deposit to be processed before you enroll in classes. This deposit will be deducted from your total tuition; it's not an additional charge.
If you have enrolled in courses and later decided to attend another educational institution or withdraw from SFU, please ensure you drop all the courses you have enrolled as soon as possible. Otherwise, you will be responsible for any outstanding tuition and fees in your student account.
Note: This admission deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Your student account (all students)
Please note: Connect, SFU's email system, is our primary method of communication with you: check your webmail regularly throughout the term for your enrollment appointment date and time. Forwarding your SFU email to another server can result in lost or failed transmissions of important information.
Your Student Account should be in good standing before you are eligible to enroll. If you're eligible for a tuition fee waiver or you have a valid School Associate Tuition Fee Certificate, you will be responsible for paying any remaining tuition fees, the student activity fee, student services fee, recreation-athletic fee, U-Pass fee and health-dental plan .
If you have equivalent health and dental coverage, you can opt out of the SFSS Health and/or Dental Plan online at www.ihaveaplan.ca . You will need to provide proof of your other group benefits, such as a copy of your benefits card or a letter from the employer.
Check your account
All of your student account information is available on your student account under "Finances", "Account Summary". After you've enrolled and/or made class changes, view your student account: the system re-calculates your fees immediately as you make any adds, drops, or other changes to your classes. Class drop penalties are calculated and posted to your Student Account in the third week of classes.
Penalty on outstanding tuition and fees
Outstanding fees on your student account must be paid by the due date of each term. You will be assessed a late fee penalty on the outstanding overdue balance on your account. The rate is 2% per month (18% per annum).
If you have outstanding fees on your student account you cannot enroll in a subsequent term, and other sanctions will be applied.
Refunds for overpayment
If you have overpaid, you need to submit a refund request form to Student Accounts in Student Services. See refunds for information.
Income tax receipts
T2202A and T4A forms are available through your Student Account for claiming tuition in your tax deductions. See Tax information for details.
Printing your Student Account Summary
- Login to the Student Information System with your computing ID
- Scroll down to the Finances section
- Click on the first link: " Account Inquiry"
- On the new page look to the right of "Overall Balance" and click on the blue link “Downloadable Account Statement by Term”
- Use the drop down box to select the term's Account Statement you wish to print
- Click on the green GO button
- The Run Status will be showing as “Queued”. Click on the yellow Refresh button (top right) periodically until Run Status shows “Success”
- Click on the blue link "View PDF" on the right (it's a pop-up)
- Print your statement on your printer, and/ or save it to your computer to print later.
If you require your statement(s) to be officially stamped, please bring the copy (copies) to the Registrar and Information Services at one of the three campuses.
If you have any inquiries about the transactions, please call Student Accounts at 778.782.6930.
The U-Pass BC program is a transportation package which provides students in Metro Vancouver with universal and affordable access to public transit. The program is a partnership between the Simon Fraser Student Society, the Graduate Student Society, TransLink, the Province of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University and was approved by a majority of students via a SFSS and GSS referendum in March 2013. For more information, see U-Pass BC.