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Tuition, fees and scholarships
SFU application fee
You'll need to pay a non-refundable $78 application fee each time you apply for admission or readmission to SFU. The admissions team cannot process your application until you have paid this fee.
The preferred method of payment for application fees is credit card. You can use your credit card online by logging in to SIS with your user ID and password.
Admission deposit for new students
To confirm your acceptance of SFU's offer of admission, new students must pay a non-refundable admission deposit of $250 Canadian students; $750 for International students. We will apply this fee to the cost of your tuition.
You must pay your admission deposit by the deadline specified in your offer of admission letter. To pay in SIS, click on Make a Payment under Finances in your Student Center. We prefer that you pay your admissions deposit by credit card.
You may pay your SFU tuition fees by any of the following methods (note that we cannot accept credit cards for tuition payments):
- Through online or telephone banking
- In person at SFU campuses (cheque, money order or debit card)
- By mail (cheque or money order)
Note: Always provide your SFU student number with financial transactions. Your student number is the only account reference the university uses.
If you are paying by cheque, please make it payable to Simon Fraser University and print your SFU student number clearly on the memo line. Please allow five working days for a cheque payment to be processed. There is a $30 administrative handling fee for all returned (NSF) cheques.
Your student account
All of your account information is available in SIS in your Student Center, under Finances > Account Summary.
A change to any part of your enrollment will affect your student account balance. SFU’s computer system recalculates your fees as you add, drop or make other changes to your schedule. This new balance is calculated within several business hours and will be available the next day.
Please make sure you look at your student account after you have enrolled and/or made any class changes, and check your account balance before paying your fees.
You can see the tuition refund policy on the Fees policies page.
Penalty on outstanding tuition and fees
You must pay your fees in full by the due date for each semester—usually the second Friday of the semester.
Refunds for overpayment
If you have overpaid, you must submit a refund request form to Student Accounts in Student Services. Visit SFU’s student refunds page for the refund request form.
Scholarships for mature students are available from the following institutions:
- Columbia Institute
- Envision Financial
- Government Finance Officers Association
- Prospera Credit Union
- Public Works Association of British Columbia
- RBC Royal Bank
- Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
- Federation of Canadian Municipalities
- Minerva Foundation for BC Women
For a full list of scholarships available through SFU, visit Financial Aid and Awards.