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:

January 11 - February 22 for Spring 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 mailing address in goSFU by regular post on the dates below.

November 24 - January 8
  • December 4
  • December 11
  • December 18
  • December 24
  • January 8
  • January 15
  • No cheques will be issued the final month of a term. Refunds are still available via Direct Deposit.
January 11 - February 22
  • February 26
  • February 26
February 23 - March 29
  • March 5
  • March 12
  • March 19
  • March 26
  • April 2
  • March 5
  • March 12
  • March 19
  • March 26
  • April 2
March 30 – May 14
  • 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 17 - Jun 28
  • July 2
  • July 2

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 mailing address in goSFU by regular post on the dates below.

Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA)

more info >

  • January 22
for additional dates and information visit the USRA page
  • January 22
for additional dates and information visit the USRA page

Graduate Fellowships

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  • January 22
for additional dates and information visit the Award Payment Schedule page
 
  • January 22
for additional dates and information visit the Award Payment Schedule page
 
Undergraduate Open and Entrance Scholarships
  • February 19
  • February 19

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.

  • January 29
  • February 12
  • February 26
  • January 29
  • February 12
  • February 26

For refund of student loan overpayments received after

  • February 23

please complete the 'Online Refund Request' form at goSFU

 

 

Undergraduate private scholarships, undergraduate and graduate bursaries, and awards

 

  • March 5
  • March 5