How to pay your fees

We do not accept cryptocurrency

  • We notice that there has been some third-party service providers which have falsely advertise that Simon Fraser University accepts cryptocurrency as a form of payment. In fact, we do not accept payments by cryptocurrency. We will not be held responsible for any fees incurred for such payments or returns. Please make appropriate arrangements and pay using the acceptable payment options.

As a PROSPECTIVE OR NEWLY ADMITTED student, I am trying to pay:

Application fee

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.

Admission deposit 
(for newly admitted students) 

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 enroll 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 enroll in classes, the credit will automatically move to the term in which you are enrolled.

The undergraduate admission deposit is $250 for Canadian students; $750 for International students.

As a CURRENT student, I am trying to pay:

All charges appearing on goSFU such as:

  • Undergraduate and 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.

If you are 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.

Canadian bank debit cards are accepted in-person at the Registrar and Information Services counters at all three campuses.

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

If you are paying from outside Canada

See our full instructions for wire payments through Flywire. Allow approximately five business days for the payment to show on your SFU student account.

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 the term signed up; 2% monthly interest will be applied to the outstanding balance.

Other fees such as:

  • 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

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

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

I would like help with ...

Printing my Student Account Summary / Official Receipt:

  • Login to the Student Information System/goSFU with your computing ID
  • Scroll down to the Finances section
  • Click on the first link: "Account Inquiry"
  • On the new page look to the right of "Overall Balance" and click on the blue link “Downloadable Account Statement by Term”
  • Use the drop down box to select the term's Account Statement you wish to print
  • Click on the green GO button
  • The Run Status will be showing as “Queued”. Click on the yellow Refresh button (top right) periodically until Run Status shows “Success”
  • Click on the blue link "View PDF" on the right (it's a pop-up)
  • Print your statement on your printer, and/ or save it to your computer to print later.
Understanding the monthly interest charge and financial holds on my account

Outstanding fees on your student account must be paid by the due date of each term (second Friday of the term). You will be assessed a monthly interest charge on the outstanding overdue balance on your account. The rate is 2% per month (18% per annum).

If you have outstanding fees on your student account you cannot enroll in a subsequent term; order an official transcript; or any parchment for degrees, diplomas or certificates, and other sanctions will be applied.

Payment in full must show on your goSFU account for us to release the financial hold.

Official paperwork, such as:

  • Documentation for visa renewals
  • Letters of confirmation of enrollment
  • Scholarship applications
Please contact Registrar and Information Services.

Need help?

Contact us

Email student_accounts@sfu.ca
Phone 778.782.6930 (ext. 2242)
Fax 778.782.4263