1. Enroll in Direct Deposit  at least five (5) business days before the refund date.
  2. Complete the 'Online Refund Request' at goSFU, under 'Finances'.
  3. Check the status of your request in your student account on goSFU at 'View Previous Online Refund Requests'.


  • Refund requests cannot be processed for the first six weeks of the term.
  • Refund cheques more than two (2) years old that are lost, destroyed, misplaced or stolen will not be replaced/reissued.
  • Cheques will not be issued for refunds less than $5.00. Payment will be made by direct deposit.

Refund Cheque Dates

Effective Fall 2018 a refund cheque will only be released if you have already enrolled in Direct Deposit for any future refunds. You can sign up either online at goSFU (see instructions below) or by bringing in a void cheque or direct deposit slip filled out by your bank to the Burnaby front counter where we can help you set up Direct Deposit.

Refund cheques are printed once a month for in-person pickup only at the Burnaby Registrar and Information Services counter, MBC 3200.

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Direct Deposit Tutorial

The best way to get your refund is by Direct Deposit to your Canadian bank account. Sign up now through goSFU.

  1. Log in at
  2. Under Finances, go to the drop down list that starts "other financial".
  3. Select Enroll in Direct Deposit. (Note: the bank location must be in Canada.)

If your banking information changes, you must update your direct deposit information to prevent payment delays.