When students have a credit (negative balance) on their account, they may be entitled to a refund. Refunds can be issued to students when it is determined a third party, such as a sponsor, scholarship or student loan has no claim on the credit balance. Guidelines for specific types of refunds are explained below:

Scholarship & Bursary Refunds

International Student Prepayments

Graduate student refunds

Requesting a Refund

In most cases, refunds will be processed by eRefund to your bank account. To request a refund please send your request via email to In the email subject, please indicate Refund Request and include the following information within your email message:

  • Full Name.
  • A#.
  • Amount of your refund.

Ensure your banking information is up to date in your “My Profile” section of the Student Account Centre. Refunds cannot be processed unless your banking information is provided.

You can access the Student Account Centre by logging into your Self-service banner account. Click on the Student Tab and select the Student Account tile then select the Student Account Centre link.

Scholarship & Bursary Refunds

A student who has had their entire term balance paid by scholarship or bursary and has a credit on their account can request a refund after the last day to withdraw from courses with a tuition refund.

Please visit Course Withdrawal Schedules page for dates and regulations. Questions about refund eligibility can be directed to the Service Centre at

International student prepayments

In some countries, tuition prepayments can be beneficial in the successful processing of study permits and/or visas. In these cases, refunds can be provided under the following conditions:

  1. Students show proof of visa or permit refusal, or do not enter Canada and show proof of visa/permit cancellation.
  2. Students return home and notify Canadian Immigration officials of their return and show proof of the cancellation of their Canadian study permit.
  3. In an instance where a student enrolls in virtual courses without having obtained their study permit, and  the permit is not granted, tuition fees will be refunded in accordance with the course withdrawal regulations and schedule.

Refunds are returned to the payee, in the country of origin and are pro-rated according to the refund schedule, less any required University deposits, administrative fees and services charged. 

Please Note: While tuition prepayments are refundable under the conditions listed above, the Admission deposit is non-refundable under any conditions.

Graduate refunds

Graduate students requesting a refund of Graduate awards will be issued a refund by direct deposit.

Graduate students awarded University administered fellowships and scholarships (e.g. an FGSR Fellowship, FGSR Graduate Award, Tri-Council Scholarship/Award) will receive their funds (less tuition and associated fees) in three installments. Installments are issued at the beginning of each term, provided the student is registered early in full time studies and is in good academic standing, and requests their refunds by email as follows:

  • Summer Term 2024: Register by April 5, 2024 and request a direct deposit refund by emailing by April 26, 2024 to receive the 3rd installment, deposited by May 3, 2024.
  • Fall Term 2024:  Dates not yet released for 1st installment.
  • Winter Term 2025: Dates not yet released for 2nd installment. 

MBA students will receive their scholarships in two installments in September and January provided they have registered on time.