How to make a payment

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Current students

Fee type

  • Undergraduate tuition fees
  • Graduate student tuition fees
  • Student Services fee
  • Recreation and Athletic fee
  • Student Activity fee
  • U-Pass fee *
  • Health and Dental plan fees
  • Interest on overdue fees

* The U-Pass BC term fee is not added to your student financial account until the next business day after enrolling. 

Payment options 

Paying within Canada

Paying by internet banking is the most convenient method of payment (see also Bill Payment). Allow two to three business days for the payment to show on your SFU student account. For internet banking, 'Simon Fraser University' should be selected as the payee. Student number should be entered as the account number.

Canadian bank debit cards are accepted in-person at the Registrar and Information Services counters at all three campuses. Please note: digital wallet payments are not accepted in-person.

Cheques can be dropped off at the cheque drop box in MBC 3200.

Paying from outside of Canada

Wire payments through Flywire is the only accepted form of payment. Allow approximately five business days for the payment to show on your SFU student account.

Payment Plan via Flywire

If you are in financial difficulty, you can pay by installments with a Flywire Payment Plan. Your account will be considered in good standing for next term's sign up if you have fulfilled Flywire's installment requirements.

Enrolling in payment plans will not exempt students from being assessed monthly interest charges. Any unpaid balances past the tuition deadline is subject to a 2% monthly interest charge.

Learn more

Other payment methods

Fee type

Residence Fees

Payment options

Fees for residence and housing are paid separately. See Residence and Housing payment methods.

Fee type

  • Parchment replacement
  • Application to graduate
  • Non-credit course tuition
  • Room rentals
  • University administrative transactions
  • Health and Counselling fees
  • Extramural recreation programs
  • Criminal records check
  • Transcript fees

Payment options

Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted for some fees (see list).

If you overpaid 

If you have overpaid, you should submit a refund request form to Student Accounts in Student Services. See refunds for information.

Prospective or newly admitted students

Fee type

Application fee

Payment option

Visa and MasterCard credit cards are the only accepted forms of payment. If you do not have a credit card you can use a prepaid or gift credit card to pay your application fee.

The non-refundable application fee must be paid upon submitting an application for admission.

Fee type

Admission deposit

The undergraduate admission deposit is $250 for Canadian students; $5,000 for International students.

Payment options

Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted forms of payment for the undergraduate admission deposit. You can pay on goSFU under "My admission to SFU" and "view and pay my fees."

Graduate students can pay by credit card through their graduate student online application system, or use one of the other methods listed on this page. Please note that admission deposits may vary by graduate program.

Please note: The non-refundable admission deposit payment might not go into the term you intend to enrol in. This is because payments are credited according to the default term set up on the student information system, which only changes midway through the terms. However, your account will NOT be adversely affected by this. Once you enrol in classes, the credit will automatically move to the term in which you are enrolled.

How to pay your admission deposit

  • Log in to your student account via and go to Campus Finances / Make a Payment by the deadline specified in your offer of admission letter.
  • Credit card payments made 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 enrol in classes. This deposit will be deducted from your total tuition; it's not an additional charge.

Note: This admission deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

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 in as soon as possible. Otherwise, you will be responsible for any outstanding tuition and fees in your student account.

Frequently asked questions

How much do I owe?

Your current and up to date outstanding balance can be confirmed at goSFU. After logging in, click on the Student Centre tile, click on the Account Inquiry link under the Finances section, and then click on the Activity tab.

When do I need to pay my balance?

Tuition fees are due at the end of Week 2 each term. For exact dates, see Fees: payment and refunds/penalities on  

I sent the payment in full; why does my account still show the charge?

  • Did you pay via online banking? 

    Online banking payments take two to three business days to be received. If you don’t see a payment on your student account three days after you sent it, give us a call at 778-782-6930.
  • Were you assessed a monthly interest charge? 

    If you paid your balance owing past the monthly interest charge deadline, the penalty cannot be waived. Always pay before the tuition deadline and before the end of each month if your account is in arrears.

  • Did you drop a course after the deadline?

    See course drop deadlines at
Tuition Refund Schedule
Deadline Tuition amount refunded
7th calendar day of the term 100%
14th calendar day of the term 75%
21st calendar day of the term 50%
After 21st calendar day of the term
No refund

How can students make a payment?

For payment options available, refer to How to make a payment

We ask all students with a Canadian banking account to pay fees electronically through their banking website. For instructions, please visit Internet banking.

How can students make a payment from outside Canada on goSFU?

To make a payment from outside of Canada, we ask students to use Flywire. For instructions, refer to How to make a payment outside of Canada.


Simon Fraser University assesses the supplementary fees to all eligible students in each term of enrolment.  If you are seeing these fees on your Student Account, then you meet the criteria of an “eligible student.”  


The U-Pass BC program is a partnership between BC post-secondary institutions, their student societies, TransLink, and the Province of British Columbia. SFU's U-Pass BC Program is a mandatory program for all members of the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) and all members of the Graduate Student Society (GSS).

Exemptions from the U-Pass BC program may be considered under specific criteria, as outlined on our U-Pass BC eligibility website.  You must apply before the exemption deadline to be considered.

Why are supplementary fees being charged for remote courses?

The Student Services fee is being charged as Student Services continues to offer services throughout the term, either remotely, or in person.

The Student Activity fee is being charged as the Student Societies continues to offer services throughout the term, either virtually, or in person.

Questions about these services can be directed to the SFSS or GSS directly.