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Tuition and fees are charged every term including summer unless you are on an authorized leave of absence prior to week 3. Your tuition and student fees are due the second week of the term (see dates and deadlines for specific dates). If you enroll later in the term, you will be responsible for paying immediately.
A 2% late fee penalty will be assessed after the payment due date and on the 1st of each month thereafter (24% per annum). Please note that the 2% is not an interest rate. It is a 2% penalty charge on any outstanding fees that you may have after the payment due date. You are liable for any penalty charges applied to your account.
To avoid late penalty charges, it is important to pay all outstanding fees while your request is being processed (opt out, withdrawal or another fee adjustment). If your request is granted, the amount approved will be returned to your student account and can be used to pay future fees or you can request a refund from Student Accounts.
If you have outstanding fees (unpaid fees) on your student account, you will be unable to enroll in a subsequent term, receive a transcript or your parchment.
Pro Tip: Take advantage of our Budget Calculator tool to stay on top of your finances.
Your tuition is either charged as a flat rate per term or charged based on how many units in which you are enrolled.
Ancillary Fees for the 2020-2021 Academic Year
How to Pay
Step-by-step instructions on Internet banking (the most convenient method of payment) and additional ways to pay are found on SFU's Student Services.
Allow two to three business days for the payment to be posted to your SFU student account.
We do not accept credit card payment for tuition fees nor cash for any fees.
How to receive an Award, Scholarship, or Bursary
Sign up for direct deposit →
The award will get applied to your student account and will be applied to all fees and tuition first. If your account has a credit balance, the money will be automatically sent to your bank account in accordance with the refund schedule. Major delays occur if you are not enrolled in Direct Deposit.
How to Print an Official Receipt
Learn how to print your statement →
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How much do I owe?
To view your charges and payments:
- Log in to goSFU
- Scroll to the Finances section
- Click Account Inquiry
- Click the Activity tab
- Press “view all” to see the long or short history of charges and payments
If you are uncertain about your health, finances, time or other resources, you are advised to be conservative in committing yourself to classes. Although the University allows graduate students to drop classes up to week 9, refund dates still apply.
If a withdrawal is after week 9 due to extenuating circumstances (see Withdrawal under Extenuating Circumstances, or WE), a portion of your tuition may be adjusted. Financial hardship alone is not sufficient for granting an appeal for a refund of tuition fees.
TA/TM Payroll Deduction
If you are currently a Teacher Assistant affiliated with the Teaching Support Staff Union, you are eligible to use the Payroll Deduction Process. You can arrange either a voluntary or automatic payroll deduction.
If you are on the payroll deduction plan you will not incur late fee penalties during the deduction period; however, if your account still has outstanding fees after the last payroll deduction date of the term, you will be assessed late fees.
NOTE: You will be subject to late fee penalties at the rate of 2% on any outstanding balance of your account for the period you don't make any payment through payroll deduction.