Enroll in classes and pay your fees

Enroll in classes

You will receive your enrollment appointment date and time — which is the first time you can enroll for the Fall term — in an email at the end of June.

  • Log in at goSFU, the student information system, with your computing ID and password.
  • Either look at Account Inquiry in the main window (the "Student Center" or click on Self Service in the top drop-down menu and go to "Campus Finances" to check if your "Overall Balance" is -$250. That shows that the $250 has been paid, which will allow you to enroll.
  • Check your Enrollment Appointment time, either in the Enrollment Dates box on the right side of the screen or under Enrollment.
  • Check Class Search / Browse Catalog to see if you have prerequisites for the courses you are planning to enroll in and to check the time, day, and location of your chosen courses.
  • Enroll in classes on or after your Enrollment Appointment date.

You can continue to add or swap classes until the end of the first week.

See our help videos on topics like enrollment planning and tips, adding classes, dropping classes, editing classes, and swapping classes.

You may drop classes after enrolling in them, but you should be aware of the potential academic and/or financial penalties, depending on when you drop a course.  See Deadlines.

Note that students in Surrey cohorts (such as FASS One, Science Year One) are normally expected to be enrolled at a minimum in their cohort core courses for each term of the cohort program.

See more information on enrolling in Surrey courses.  Please see your cohort advisor if you have any concerns about your enrollment.

After courses are added, swapped, or dropped, always check My Class Schedule to see if those courses were successfully added, swapped, or dropped.

Need help?

Email reginfo@sfu.ca | Phone 778.782.6930 | Live Chat

When you contact us, please give us your student number.

Pay your fees

There are several ways you can pay for your tuition and fees after you have enrolled in classes.  The most convenient way to pay is through either online or telephone banking with your bank or credit union.  Avoid lineups!

See How to Pay Your Fees >

Refunds/Direct Deposit

If you are expecting a refund related to a Scholarship, Award, Bursary or Overpayment, you must enroll in Direct Deposit to get your refund. 

Direct Deposit refunds are processed weekly as compared to a refund by cheque printed monthly.

To get your refund:

  1. Enroll in Direct Deposit
  2. Download and fill out the refund request form
  3. Sign it and drop it off at a Registrar and Information Services counter at any of our campuses
  4. You may also  fax, mail or scan the form:
    1. Fax to: 778.782.4263
    2. Mail to: Student Accounts, Student Services, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6,
    3. Email to: student_accounts@sfu.ca.

View Direct Deposit Tutorial >

GET CONNECTED

Meet your peers and connect with the incoming class. Get your questions answered by our student information assistants.

Be aware of your costs

It's important to figure out your costs and make a budget.

Need help?

See Typical costs >

Check out SFU101: Welcome Day

Join us for this informative day which will help you start classes with confidence. The day will highlight the many resources available to you, introduce you to your faculty, help you find your way around campus and, of course, connect you to other new students.

If you are an international, exchange or study abroad student, there is an additional orientation activity for you to attend.

See all SFU 101 programs >