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 Account Inquiry link under the Finances section, then click on the Activity tab. At the dropdown menu select Term.)

(Refunds as a result of scholarships, awards, student loans and bursaries are listed below Overpayment refunds.)

Overpayment refunds

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

May 12 - June 21 for Summer 2021

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

Cheques will be mailed to the Canadian mailing address on goSFU by regular post on the dates below.

March 30 - May 11
  • April 9
  • April 16
  • April 23
  • April 30
  • May 7
  • May 14
  • May 21
  • No cheques will be issued the final month of a term. Refunds are still available via Direct Deposit.
May 12 - June 21
  • June 25
  • June 25
June 22 - August 2
  • July 2
  • July 9
  • July 16
  • July 23
  • July 30
  • August 6
  • July 2
  • July 9
  • July 16
  • July 23
  • July 30
  • August 6
August 3 - September 7
  • August 13
  • August 20
  • August 27
  • September 3
  • September 10
  • September 17

No cheques will be issued the final month of a term. Refunds are still available via Direct Deposit.

September 8 - October 18
  • October 22
  • October 22

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

Cheques will be mailed to the Canadian mailing address on goSFU by regular post on the dates below.

Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA)

 

  • May 21
for additional dates and information visit the Award Payment Schedule page
  • May 21
for additional dates and information visit the Award Payment Schedule page

Graduate Fellowships

 

  • May 21
for additional dates and information visit the Award Payment Schedule page
 
  • May 21
for additional dates and information visit the Award Payment Schedule page
 
Undergraduate Open and Entrance Scholarships
  • June 18
  • June 18

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, and under Finances, click Student Aid and Award Profile.

  • May 28
  • June 11
  • June 25
  • May 28
  • June 11
  • June 25

For refund of student loan overpayments received after

  • June 22

please complete the 'Online Refund Request' form at goSFU

 

 

Undergraduate private scholarships, undergraduate and graduate bursaries, and awards

 

  • July 2
  • July 2