Financial Aid and Awards

Financial Aid and Awards Advising by Phone

If you require student financial assistance, you can reach us by phone by calling: 778-782-6930, Monday through Thursday, 9:30am - 3:30pm; and Fridays, 10:00am - 3:30pm. 

Financial Aid and Awards Advising through Zoom

Zoom drop-in advising meetings are meant to provide quick, timely responses to your questions for incoming students for Fall 2021 or current students. These meetings are expected to be between 5-10 minutes in length. You will be asked to provide your SFU Student Number. If your student financial circumstances are more complicated, we will set up a booked appointment with you in our meeting to provide more detailed assistance. You are recommended to have explored the resources on our website and be prepared with your questions for us.

Our Zoom Drop-In Financial Aid and Awards room will be open Monday to Friday between 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Please click here for further information to access Zoom.

Financial Aid and Awards Advising via Email

Questions can also be submitted to us through email at fiassist@sfu.ca. While we strive to be responsive to emails, depending on volumes at certain times of the year, we may respond within two business days.

Financial Aid and Awards Advising In-Person Appointment

In-person appointments can be up to 30 minutes in length.

Burnaby: Monday to Friday: 10 am – 12 pm

Vancouver: Thursdays only: 10 am – 12 pm

Surrey: Wednesdays and Fridays: 10 am – 12 pm

How Do I Make an In-Person Appointment?

Email fiassist@sfu.ca using your SFU email account and include the following information: 

Email Subject Line: Request for Financial Aid and Awards In-Person Appointment

Body of Message: Please include your First and Last Name, your SFU Student Number (if applicable), your Preferred Time based on our contact hours (see above), Campus Location, and a brief outline of what your question is related to.

Bursary Applications

Bursaries are a supplemental source of funding for students with demonstrated financial need; available to Canadian and International students.  Please visit Undergraduate Bursaries or Graduate Bursaries for more information.  Don't forget, the Spring 2022 Bursary application will open December 20, 2021 and will close Friday, January 14, 2022.  Apply early!

Part-Time Studies Applications

We have received confirmation from StudentAid BC that we are able to temporarily receive Part-Time Studies applications by email.  Please visit BC Residents (Part-Time) for instructions on how to complete and submit your application to us.

Note: To know more about student support available to you, due to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Student Support FAQ. You will find further information related to financial concerns you may be experiencing at this time, and you will learn more about how the new grading policies (Elective Grade System) and late withdrawals would impact any financial aid and awards funding administered by this office.

Learn everything you need to know about Entrance Scholarships, Entrance Awards, and Entrance Bursaries.
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See the Scholarships, Awards, Bursaries, Work-Study program, and Loans available to Undergraduate students.
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See the Scholarships and Awards, Bursaries, Work-Study program, and Loans available to Graduate students.
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Review Financial Aid options for US Students specifically.
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Review Financial Aid options for all International Students.
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Current deadlines

Spring 2022

Application Period

Award Type

Notification/Payment

November 8 – November 26, 2021 Work-Study
Week of December 13, 2021
December 20, 2021 – January 14, 2022 Bursary
Week of February 21, 2022
December 20, 2021 – January 14, 2022 Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards
Week of February 21, 2022
varies Entrance Scholarships and Awards
Notification: varies
Payment: Week of January 17, 2022
March 28 – April 15, 2022 2022 Service Awards  Week of May 30, 2022