Regulations

Please note that scholarship and/or award recipients must meet certain requirements each term in order to claim their financial aid funds. It is important that students get themselves familiarized with these regulations. Please select the scholarship and/or award that applies to you below to learn more:

Required Number of Units

You must be enrolled in the required number of SFU standard graded units in order to receive your scholarship funding. SFU Co-op units, or courses completed at another post secondary institution, will not be counted in the required number of SFU units to receive your scholarship funds. You can continue receiving your scholarship installments if you are enrolled full-time in an SFU field school or exchange program.

Students with Disabilities

A student with a disability is eligible to receive institutionally administered financial aid funding managed by the Financial Aid and Awards office, if they are enrolled in a minimum of 6 units of standard graded courses and meet all other eligibility requirements. To register with SFU's Centre for Accessible Learning, please visit their website for their contact information.

Confirmation from SFU’s Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) stating that the student is registered with CAL is required.

Scholarship Statuses

Accepted (Fall only)

You have accepted a scholarship/award offer which was based on self-reported or interim marks.  Your scholarship/award eligibility still needs to be reviewed.

We may still be waiting to receive and process your final grades and/or you have not enrolled in classes yet. Final grades are being processed and updated; please continue checking your status on a regular basis. 

To receive your scholarship/award payment, SFU must receive your final grades which must meet the scholarship requirement, and you must be enrolled in the required number of units as per the Terms of Reference.

Applied

You have applied for a scholarship/award but it was not awarded to you.

Assessed

You currently meet the CGPA and enrollment requirements for your scholarship/award. If there is a change to your enrollment or CGPA, this may affect your scholarship/award eligibility. A check of your eligibility will be done again in week 2 of classes. Students with an Assessed status will have the payment placed on their Student Account prior to the tuition and fee payment deadline.

If your scholarship/award covers all of the fees on your account and you have extra funds remaining, these will be available to you as a refund after the sixth week of classes. You must set up Direct Deposit to receive a refund. There are no stipulations on how you use your refund. You will receive another email about refunds once the payment is placed on your Student Account in week 2 of classes.

Deferred

You meet the CGPA eligibility requirements of your scholarship/award; however, you currently do not meet the unit enrollment requirements for your scholarship/award for this term. To receive your scholarship/award payment, you must be enrolled in the required number of units as per the Terms of Reference of your scholarship/award. If you enroll in additional units, your scholarship status will be updated accordingly.

Your scholarship eligibility will be reviewed again prior to the start of any future terms and you will receive your next payment as long as you meet the CGPA and unit requirements. 

Important note: Each scholarship/award has a limited number of terms (term tenure) to claim the payments. Check the Terms of Reference of your scholarship/award.

Denied (Scholarship students only)

You currently do not meet the CGPA eligibility requirement for your scholarship. If in a future term you meet the requirements, your scholarship payments will resume, with no loss of payments until you receive all payments or the tenure of your scholarship expires, whichever comes first.

Expired

You do not meet the unit enrollment requirement for your scholarship/award.

  • If you are the recipient of a renewable scholarship/award, this is the last term of tenure for your scholarship/award and therefore the last term you can receive a payment. 
  • If you were offered a single payment scholarship/award, you must claim your payment in your first term.

If you enroll in additional units in the appropriate term, your scholarship status will be updated accordingly. 

No Show

You are a new student who received a scholarship/award offer; however, our records indicate you are not enrolled in classes. You must be enrolled in classes in your first term at SFU in order to claim your scholarship/award.

Offered

You were offered a scholarship based on interim marks. Your scholarship eligibility still needs to be reviewed.

We may still be waiting to receive and process your final grades. Final grades will continue to be processed and updated over the coming weeks and your scholarship status will be reviewed and updated accordingly. Please continue checking your status on a regular basis. You can check your admission application To Do list to ensure all items have been received. Due to a high volume of documents coming in, it may take a few days for received items to be processed.

To receive your scholarship/award payment, your final grades must meet the scholarship requirement and you must be enrolled in the required number of units as per the Terms of Reference.

Rescinded

Your final admission average as calculated by SFU Admissions does not meet the scholarship requirement. You are no longer eligible for the conditional scholarship offer you received based on your interim grades.

Terminated 

You do not meet the eligibility requirements for your scholarship/award and are no longer eligible for your scholarship/award for this term or future terms. Students must meet CGPA requirements and be in Good Academic Standing to receive a payment. Students also must not have exceeded the term tenure for their scholarship/award.

Payment schedule

Scholarship installments are paid at the end of the second week of classes. You will not be assessed late fees on the amount that is covered by your scholarship. If you have a positive balance owing to you after your scholarship has been paid, you will receive a refund. Please refer to this webpage for instructions on how to enroll in Direct Deposit to receive your refund. Refunds are issued after the sixth week of classes.

Dropping courses

If you drop below the required units for your scholarship or award after having received any installment, your funding will be reversed from your SFU Student Account for that term. Any late fees incurred will be your responsibility.

Appeals

If you are unable to meet the scholarship requirements due to extenuating circumstances, we encourage you to consider a scholarship appeal. Appeals must be accompanied by official documentation to support your claim (e.g., death certificate for a relative or letter from a medical professional).

If you want to submit an appeal, please email fiassist@sfu.ca and request the Entrance Scholarship Appeal Form.