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Undergraduate and graduate student tuition and fees.

Fees and Tuition

Tuition is due at the beginning of each term, along with the transit pass, medical insurance, and activity fees. Use the budget estimator and read more about payment and opt-out deadlines here.

Financial aid

Financial assistance is available in different forms: awards, bursaries, loans, and scholarships. Eligibility varies. All students should read this section to find out if they qualify, as not all financial assistance requires repayment. Learn more

Payment and refund dates

Fall deadlines

Payment
August 1 (Sunday)    Deadline to pay fall Residence fees. www.sfu.ca/students/residences/fees/payment-methods.html. A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed after the tuition due date (September 21, 2021) and on the first of each month thereafter. 
September 21 (Tuesday) Deadline to pay tuition and student fees. See How to Pay, and note it takes up to five business days for your payment to be received and show in goSFU. A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed after the due date and on the first of each month thereafter.
October 22 (Friday)   Deadline to pay Co-op Practicum fees.

Refunds/interest charges: www.sfu.ca/students/fees/refunds
September 14 (Tuesday) Last day to drop a class for 100% refund of tuition. For Mandatory Supplementary Course Fee refunds, please check with the department/faculty regarding the specific deadline.
September 21 (Tuesday) Last day to drop a class for 75% refund of tuition.  Last day for a refund of student fees (Student Services, Recreation-Athletics, and Student Activity).
A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed on the outstanding balance after tuition deadline and on the first of each month thereafter.
September 28 (Tuesday) Last day for 50% refund of tuition. No refund of student fees.
A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed on the outstanding balance after tuition deadline and on the first of each month thereafter.
September 29 (Wednesday) No refund for courses dropped. A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed on the outstanding balance after tuition deadline and on the first of each month thereafter.
October 22 (Friday) after 10:00am, and every month thereafter
If you have not enrolled in direct deposit, refund cheques requested for overpayment (which are not related to scholarships and bursaries*) are available for pickup at Burnaby campus, unless payment has been made by personal cheque (which require a 45 day clearance period). See Fees: Refunds.

NOTE: If you request a refund related to scholarships or bursaries, see Fees: Refunds: Dates: #bursaries.

Spring deadlines

Payment
November 30, 2021 (Tuesday) Deadline to pay Residence fees. www.sfu.ca/students/residences/fees/payment-methods.html. A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed after the due date and on the first of each month thereafter.
January 21 (Friday)
Deadline to pay tuition and student fees. See How to Pay, and note it takes up to five business days for your payment to be received and show in goSFU. A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed after the due date and on the first of each month thereafter. 
February 25 (Friday) Deadline to pay Co-op Practicum fees.

Refunds/interest charges
January 16 (Sunday) Last day to drop a class for 100% refund of tuition. For Mandatory Supplementary Course Fee refunds, please check with the department/faculty regarding the specific deadline.
January 23 (Sunday) Last day for 75% refund of tuition. Last day for refund of student fees (Student Services, Recreation-Athletics, and Student Activity). A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed on the outstanding balance after tuition deadline and on the first of each month thereafter.
January 30 (Sunday) Last day for 50% refund of tuition. No refund of student fees.
A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed on the outstanding balance after tuition deadline and on the first of each month thereafter.
January 31 (Monday) No refund for courses dropped.
A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed on the outstanding balance after tuition deadline and on the first of each month thereafter. 
February 18 (Friday) after 10:00 am, and every month thereafter If you have not enrolled in direct deposit, refund cheques requested for overpayment (which are not related to scholarships and bursaries) are available for pickup at Burnaby campus, unless payment has been made by personal cheque (which requires a 45 day clearance period). See Fees: Refunds.

NOTE: If you request a refund related to scholarships or bursaries, see Fees: Refunds: Dates: #bursaries.