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Refunds by Direct Deposit and cheque schedule

To see if your refund has been processed, log in to your student account on goSFU. You will know your refund has been processed when you see "AP Refund" listed on the Account Activity page on goSFU. (After logging in, click on the Student Center tile, then click on the Account Inquiry link under the Finances section, then click on the Activity tab. At the dropdown menu select Term.)

If you are expecting a refund from scholarships, awards, student loans, and/or bursaries, please refer to the dates listed under the second section below, "Refunds related to scholarships, awards, student loans and bursaries."

No further refund cheques will be issued if you have not picked up your Fall 2023 cheque by Dec 22, 2023.

Submit a request

You must enrol in direct deposit at least 5 business days before the refund date. 

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Overpayment refunds

Overpayment refund requests will not be processed during the first six weeks of the regular term:

January 2 - February 16 for Spring 2024

If payment was made by personal cheque, those payments will be refundable 45 days after the posting date (as displayed in your goSFU student record).

Refund cheques will not be printed in December, April and August (see dates below). Refunds via Direct Deposit will continue to be made during these months. Sign up for Direct Deposit.

Not all requests will be accommodated. You may be asked to provide additional information for your refund.

Refund Requests due to overpayment received between:

Direct Deposit Dates for requests received before the preceding Monday at 4:30pm
(weekly for Fridays)

Cheque Refund Dates

In person pick up at Burnaby Front Counter, MBC 3200
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Dec. 5, 2023 - Jan. 1, 2024
  • Dec. 15, 22
  • Jan. 5
  • No cheques will be issued during the final month of a term. Refunds are still available via Direct Deposit
Jan. 2 - Feb. 20
  • Feb. 23
  • Feb. 23
Feb. 21 - March. 12
  • Mar. 1, 8, 15
  • Mar. 15
Mar. 13 - Apr. 9
  • Mar. 22, 29
  • Apr. 5, 12
  • Apr. 12
Apr. 10 - Apr. 30
  • Apr. 19, 26
  • May 3
  • No cheques will be issued during the final month of a term. Refunds are still available via Direct Deposit

Refunds related to scholarships, awards, student loans and bursaries

For Refunds related to Scholarships, Awards, student loans and Bursaries

Direct Deposit Dates

Cheque Refund Dates

In person pick up at Burnaby Front Counter, MBC 3200

Graduate Fellowships

For more info visit the Award Payment Schedule

 

  • Jan. 19
  • Feb. 2
  • Feb. 23
  • Mar. 8
  • Jan. 26
  • Feb. 23
  • Feb. 23
  • Mar. 15 
Undergraduate Open and Entrance Scholarships
  • Feb. 16
  • Feb. 23

Student Loans Overpayment

If too much money was deducted from your student loan as a result of your dropping classes or receiving an Entrance/Open Scholarship, the extra amount will be refunded in the third week of classes.

To check your Student Loan Confirmation Date, log in at goSFU, click on the Student Center tile, then under Finances, click Student Aid and Award Profile.

  • Jan. 26
  • Feb. 9, 23
  • Jan. 26
  • Feb. 23

For refund of student loan overpayments received after

  • Feb. 21, 2024

please complete the 'Online Refund Request' form at goSFU. After logging in, click on the Student Center tile, then click on the Online Refund Request’ form link under the Finances section

 

 

Undergraduate private scholarships, undergraduate and graduate bursaries, and awards

 

  • Mar. 1
  • Mar. 15
NOTE:
  • Apr. 26
No further refund cheques will be issued if you have not picked up your cheque by this date.