Financial Aid and Awards

Financial Aid and Awards Advising by Phone

If you require student financial assistance, you can reach us by phone by calling: 778-782-6930, Monday through Thursday, 9:30am - 3:30pm; and Fridays, 10:00am - 3:30pm. 

Financial Aid and Awards Advising through Zoom

Zoom drop-in advising meetings are meant to provide quick, timely responses to your questions for incoming students for Fall 2021 or current students. These meetings are expected to be between 5-10 minutes in length. You will be asked to provide your SFU Student Number. If your student financial circumstances are more complicated, we will set up a booked appointment with you in our meeting to provide more detailed assistance. You are recommended to have explored the resources on our website and be prepared with your questions for us.

Our Zoom Drop-In Financial Aid and Awards room will be open Monday to Friday between 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Please click here for further information to access Zoom.

Financial Aid and Awards Advising via Email

Questions can also be submitted to us through email at While we strive to be responsive to emails, depending on volumes at certain times of the year, we may respond within two business days.

Financial Aid and Awards Advising In-Person Appointment

In-person appointments can be up to 30 minutes in length.

Burnaby: Monday to Friday: 10 am – 12 pm

Vancouver: Thursdays only: 10 am – 12 pm

Surrey: Tuesdays and Fridays between 10 am - 12 pm

How Do I Make an In-Person Appointment?

Email using your SFU email account and include the following information: 

Email Subject Line: Request for Financial Aid and Awards In-Person Appointment

Body of Message: Please include your First and Last Name, your SFU Student Number (if applicable), your Preferred Time based on our contact hours (see above), Campus Location, and a brief outline of what your question is related to.

StudentAid BC Applications

Students submitting student financial assistance applications for StudentAid BC, Part-Time Assistance, or from other Canadian provinces are reminded that applications for the current term can be submitted up until six weeks prior to the end of the current study period, meaning, the deadline is: November 19, 2021.  Fall Term ends December 31, 2021.

Part-Time Studies Applications

We have received confirmation from StudentAid BC that we are able to temporarily receive Part-Time Studies applications by email.  Please visit BC Residents (Part-Time) for instructions on how to complete and submit your application to us.

Note: To know more about student support available to you, due to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Student Support FAQ. You will find further information related to financial concerns you may be experiencing at this time, and you will learn more about how the new grading policies (Elective Grade System) and late withdrawals would impact any financial aid and awards funding administered by this office.

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Current deadlines

Fall 2021

Application Period

Award Type


July 5 – July 23, 2021 Work-Study
Week of August 9, 2021
August 30 – September 17, 2021
Week of October 25, 2021
August 30 – September 17, 2021 Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards
Week of October 25, 2021
varies Entrance Scholarships and Awards
Notification: varies
Payment: Week of September 13, 2021