Refunds

Refund Eligibility

You may be eligible for a refund if there is a credit balance on your student account. Login to My Student Account to view your current balance.

The sample statement below shows a credit balance, indicating you are eligible for a refund.

Sample Statement: Credit Balance

The sample statement below shows a balance owing, indicating you are not eligible for a refund.

Sample Statement: Credit Owing

Refund Tables

Refunds are subject to the below tables which outlines the amount of refund you are eligible for based on the drop date of your course.

Undergraduate programs

Term Amount of Course Fee Refunded
100% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
Summer (Term SU) Up to and including May 27 May 28 - Jun 3 Jun 4 - Jun 10 Jun 11 - Jun 17 Jun 18 - Jun 24 Jun 25 - Jul 1 Jul 2 - Jul 8 Jul 9 - Jul 15 Jul 16 - Jul 23 Jul 24 Onward
SE Up to and including May 12 May 13 - May 19 May 20 - May 26 May 27 - Jun 2 Jun 3 - Jun 9 Jun 10 - Jun 16 Jun 17 - Jun 23 Jun 24 - Jun 30 Jul 1 - Jul 03 Jul 04 Onward
S1 Up to and including May 12 May 13 - May 19 May 20 - May 26 May 27 - Jun 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Jun 4 Onward
S2 Up to and including Jul 8 Jul 9 - Jul 15 Jul 16 - Jul 22 Jul 23 - Jul 29 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Jul 30 Onward
S3 Up to and including May 12 May 13 - May 19 May 20 - May 26 May 27 - Jun 2 Jun 3 - Jun 9 Jun 10 - Jun 16 Jun 17 - Jun 20 N/A N/A Jun 21 Onward
BS Up to and including May 26 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A May 27 Onward
C1 Up to and including May 12 May 13 - May 19 May 20 - May 27 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A May 28 Onward
C2 Up to and including Jun 24 Jun 25 - Jul 1 Jul 2 - Jul 9 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Jul 10 Onward
C3 Up to and including May 7 May 8 - May 14 May 15 - May 22 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A May 23 Onward
C4 Up to and including Jul 8 Jul 9 - Jul 15 Jul 16 - Jul 19 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Jul 20 Onward
D2 Up to and including Jul 8 Jul 9 - Jul 15 Jul 16 - Jul 22 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Jul 23 Onward
E Up to and including May 12 May 13 - May 19 May 20 - May 27 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A May 28 Onward
ES Up to and including Apr 22 Apr 23 - Apr 29 Apr 30 - May 6 May 7 - May 13 May 14 - May 21 N/A N/A N/A N/A May 22 Onward
ET Up to and including May 2 May 3 - May 9 May 10 - May 16 May 17 - May 23 May 24 - May 31 N/A N/A N/A N/A Jun 1 Onward
G Up to and including Jun 23 Jun 24 - Jun 30 Jul 1 - Jul 8 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Jul 9 Onward
H1 Up to and including May 12 May 13 - May 17 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A May 18 Onward
H2 Up to and including Jun 30 Jul 1 - Jul 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Jul 6 Onward
H3 Up to and including Jun 9 Jun 10 - Jun 14 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Jun 15 Onward
H4 Up to and including Jul 14 Jul 15 - Jul 19 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Jul 20 Onward
I1 Up to and including May 12 May 13 - May 20 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A May 21 Onward
I2 Up to and including Jun 3 Jun 4 - Jun 10 Jun 11 - Jun 13 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Jun 14 Onward
I3 Up to and including Jun 24 Jun 25 - Jul 1 Jul 2 - Jul 4 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Jul 5 Onward
J1 Up to and including May 12 May 13 - May 19 May 20 - May 27 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A May 28 Onward
J2 Up to and including Jun 10 Jun 11 - Jun 17 Jun 18 - Jun 24 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Jun 25 Onward
K Up to and including Jun 6 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Jun 7 Onward
L1 Up to and including May 12 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A May 13 Onward
L2 Up to and including May 27 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A May 28 Onward
LS Up to and including Apr 28 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Apr 29 Onward
O2 Up to and including Jun 9 Jun 10 - Jun 16 Jun 17 - Jun 23 Jun 24 - Jun 28 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Jun 29 Onward
O4 Up to and including Jun 25 Jun 26 - Jul 2 Jul 3 - Jul 9 Jul 10 - Jul 16 Jul 17 - Jul 22 N/A N/A N/A N/A Jul 23 Onward
O5 Up to and including June 9 Jun 10 - Jun 16 Jun 17 - Jun 23 Jun 24 - Jun 28 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Jun 29 Onward
OA Up to and including May 24 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A May 25 Onward
OB Up to and including May 19 May 20 - May 26 May 27 - Jun 2 Jun 3 - Jun 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Jun 8 Onward
Q5 Up to and including May 3 May 4 - May 10 May 11 - May 17 May 18 - May 24 May 25 - May 31 N/A N/A N/A N/A Jun 1 Onward
Q7 Up to and including Jun 21 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Jun 22 Onward
Q8 Up to and including May 24 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A May 25 Onward
S Up to and including May 12 May 13 - May 19 May 20 - May 26 May 27 - Jun 2 Jun 3 - Jun 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A Jun 11 Onward
SA Up to and including May 12 May 13 - May 19 May 20 - May 26 May 27 - Jun 2 Jun 3 - Jun 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A Jun 11 Onward
SF Up to and including May 12 May 13 - May 19 May 20 - May 26 May 27 - Jun 2 Jun 3 - Jun 9 Jun 10 - Jun 16 Jun 17 - Jun 23 Jun 24 - Jun 30 Jul 1 - Jul 8 Jul 9 Onward
SP Up to and including May 17 May 18 - May 24 May 25 - May 31 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Jun 1 Onward
Z3 Up to and including May 12 May 13 - May 19 May 20 - May 26 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A May 27 Onward

The Refund Amount is based on your exit date from the course, not the date your refund request is submitted or processed.

 

Fall (Term F): Sep 4 - Dec 3

Drop Dates

Refund Amount

Up to and including Sep 10

100%

Sep 11 - 17

80%

Sep 18 - 24

70%

Sep 25 - Oct 1

60%

Oct 2 - 8

50%

Oct 9 - 15

40%

Oct 16 - 22

30%

Oct 23 - 29

20%

Oct 30 - Nov 8

10%

Nov 9 onward

0%

Year (Term Y): Sep 4 - Apr 4

Drop Dates

Refund Amount

Up to and including Sep 10

100%

Sep 11 - 17

80%

Sep 18 - 24

70%

Sep 25 - Oct 1

60%

Oct 2 - 8

50%

Oct 9 - 15

40%

Oct 16 - 22

30%

Oct 23 - 29

20%

Oct 30 - Nov 8

10%

Nov 9 onward

0%

Winter (Term W): Jan 6 - Apr 4

Drop Dates

Refund Amount

Up to and including Jan 12

100%

Jan 13 - 19

80%

Jan 20 - 26

70%

Jan 27 - Feb 2

60%

Feb 3 - 9

50%

Feb 10 - 16

40%

Feb 17 - 23

30%

Feb 24 - Mar 2

20%

Mar 3 - 14

10%

Mar 15 onward

0%

Other Terms

Term

Drop Date

Refund Amount

FA Sep 4 - Oct 22

Sep 3

100%

FB Oct 23 - Dec 3

Oct 22

100%

FW Aug 26 - May 2

Aug 25

100%

WA Jan 6 - Feb 14

Jan 5

100%

WB Feb 24 - Apr 11

Feb 23

100%

Drop Date

Refund Amount

Up to and including Sep 10

100%

Sep 11 - 17

95%

Sep 18 - 24

90%

Sep 25 - Oct 1

85%

Oct 2 - 8

65%

Oct 9 - Jan 5

50%

Jan 6 - 12

45%

Jan 13 - 19

40%

Jan 20 - 26

35%

Jan 27 - Feb 2

15%

Feb 3 onward

0%

Fall (Term F): Aug 26 - Dec 19

Drop date

Refund Amount

Up to and including Sep 9

100%

Sep 10 - 16

90%

Sep 17 - 23

80%

Sep 24 - 30

40%

Oct 1

0%

Winter (Term W): Jan 6 - Apr 28

Drop date

Refund Amount

Up to and including Jan 20

100%

Jan 21 - 27

90%

Jan 28 - Feb 3

80%

Feb 4 - 10

40%

Feb 11

0%

The Refund Amount is based on your exit date from the course, not the date your refund request is submitted or processed.

This refund table is for the following Faculties:

Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Health
Glendon
Lassonde School of Engineering
School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
(except the Bachelor of Design program)
Schulich School of Business

 

Fall (Term F): Sep 4 - Dec 3

Drop Dates

Refund Amount

Up to and including Sep 10

100%

Sep 11 - 17

80%

Sep 18 - 24

70%

Sep 25 - Oct 1

60%

Oct 2 - 8

50%

Oct 9 - 15

40%

Oct 16 - 22

30%

Oct 23 - Oct 29

20%

Oct 30 - Nov 8

10%

Nov 9 onward

0%

Year (Term Y): Sep 4 - Apr 4

Drop Dates

Refund Amount

Up to and including Sep 10

100%

Sep 11 - 17

80%

Sep 18 - 24

70%

Sep 25 - Oct 1

60%

Oct 2 - 8

50%

Oct 9 - 15

40%

Oct 16 - 22

30%

Oct 23 - 29

20%

Oct 30 - Nov 8

10%

Nov 9 onward

0%

Winter (Term W): Jan 6 - Apr 4

Drop Dates

Refund Amount

Up to and including Jan 12

100%

Jan 13 - 19

80%

Jan 20 - 26

70%

Jan 27 - Feb 2

60%

Feb 3 - 9

50%

Feb 10 - 16

40%

Feb 17 - 23

30%

Feb 24 - Mar 2

20%

Mar 3 - 14

10%

Mar 15 onward

0%

Delayed Winter (Term WL): Jan 20 - Apr 17

Drop Dates

Refund Amount

Up to and including Jan 26

100%

Jan 27 - Feb 2

80%

Feb 3 - 9

70%

Feb 10 - 16

60%

Feb 17 - 23

50%

Feb 24 - Mar 2

40%

Mar 3 - 9

30%

Mar 10 - 16

20%

Mar 17 - 20

10%

Mar 21 onward

0%

Winter-Summer (Term WS): Jan 6 - Aug 5

Drop Dates

Refund Amount

Up to and including Jan 12

100%

Jan 13 - 19

80%

Jan 20 - 26

70%

Jan 27 - Feb 2

60%

Feb 3 - 9

50%

Feb 10 - 16

40%

Feb 17 - 23

30%

Feb 24 - Mar 2

20%

Mar 3 - 14

10%

Mar 15 onward

0%

Graduate programs

Fall

Drop Dates

Refund Amount

Up to and including Sep 30

100%

Oct 1 - 15

80%

Oct 16 - 31

60%

Nov 1 onward

0%

Winter

Drop Dates

Refund Amount

Up to and including Jan 31

100%

Feb 1 - 15

80%

Feb 16 - 28

60%

Mar 1 onward

0%

Fall

Drop Dates

Refund Amount

Up to and including Sep 8

100%

Sep 9 - 15

90%

Sep 16 - 22

80%

Sep 23 - 29

40%

Sep 30 onward

0%

Winter

Drop Dates

Refund Amount

Up to and including Jan 5

100%

Jan 6 - 12

90%

Jan 13 - 19

80%

Jan 20 - 26

40%

Jan 27 onward

0%

Notes

  1. Credits are applied against any amount owing on your account. Refunds are issued only when all charges outstanding on your account have been cleared.
  2. Fee withheld refers to the amount of fees retained by the University when you drop a course during the specified time frame. You are responsible for this amount, whether or not the fees have been paid.
  3. Terms LA, LB, LC, LD are not eligible for a refund as of the start of the course.

Please note that the academic withdrawal/drop dates are different from refund table dates.

If you enrol in courses for the Fall/Winter 2024-2025 session and later decide not to continue in these courses, please be sure to drop the courses through the Registration and Enrolment Module (REM) as early as possible to free up space for other students who may be waiting to add those particular courses for the summer.

Dropping or changing courses may cost money. You can exchange a course you are in for a different course. Using the feature to exchange a course performs the course add and course drop for you in one step. If you are not able to get into the second course successfully, e.g. it is full, you will still remain enrolled in the first course. If you are successful, the first course will be dropped. Because a successful exchange performs a course drop, exchanging a course may have a financial impact. Please refer to the table above for the term in which you have enrolled to see what the financial impact will be.

Associated Course Fees: Additional fees for course materials, lab fees etc. may be charged in individual courses. Visit the York University Courses website or the appropriate academic department or unit for information about such fees.

Request a Refund

Request a Refund

The source of your original payment to York University will impact where your refund will be processed to and processing times.

Note for International Students: If your study permit application is refused, York will return your new student deposit to you. You'll be asked to provide a copy of your refusal letter to York before your deposit is returned.

If you receive Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) funding and there is a change in your course load, then your OSAP application will be updated. If there is a credit on your student account, your refund will be issued to the National Student Loan Service Centre (NSLSC) based on OSAP’s refund policy. Refunds will be processed within 15 business days. This may vary during peak periods. If there is additional credit on your account beyond the amount owed to NSLSC, the additional funds will be returned to the original payor. 

Refunds will be processed within 15 business days. This may vary during peak periods.

We recommend signing up for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), so that we can make direct deposits to your personal bank account. This lets transactions like refunds to be sent to you as quickly as possible.

Refunds related to payments originally received through an international wire transfer must be returned to the originating payor and originating country. You are responsible for any foreign exchange transaction costs for tuition payment as well as refunds that are issued due to withdrawal from course enrolments.

You will be required to provide the banking information for the payor of your original funds. Please ensure the name on the bank account being provided matches that of the individual who made the original payment. Ensure you complete your request for a refund and an email from York University will be sent to you to request this information. Refunds will be processed within 30 business days. This may vary during peak periods.

It is recommended that you set up your Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) for any future payments and related refunds. If future payments are made through a Canadian bank account, refunds can be issued back to the Canada Bank account to which the original payment was received from.

All refunds related to a payment originally made through CIBC or Convera payment portals will be issued back to the same original bank account to which the original payment was received from. If your original payment was made by an agent through these portals, you will be contacted by York University for further details. No exceptions will be made. Refunds will be processed within 15 business days. This may vary during peak periods.

It is recommended that you set up your Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) for any future payments and related refunds. If future payments are made through a Canadian bank account, refunds can be issued back to the Canada Bank account to which the original payment was received from.

How to set up an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT):

  1. Log in to the Student Address Module with your Passport York account.
  2. Input your banking information on the Student Address Module’s My Banking Information screen. You will need your financial institution number, your transit number and your account number.
  3. We will make a small test deposit(s) to your account.
  4. You will then confirm the amount(s) deposited so that we know the money sent is going to the right place.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) FAQ:

Please contact your financial institution and request help to locate these numbers. You may also be able to find these on your online banking website or app.

Look for the three-digit institution number in the list. Every financial institution in Canada has a unique institution number. For example:

  • Bank of Montreal (BMO) is 001
  • Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) is 002
  • Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is 003
  • Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD Canada Trust or TD Bank) is 004

To set up an EFT you must have a current Canadian mailing address, including a street address, city, province and postal code. You can add a Canadian mailing address to your student record in the Student Address Module.

To set up an EFT you must use a valid, current and complete email address. You can add an email address to your student record in the Student Address Module. Do not add any stray characters such as periods after your email address. They can make your email address seem invalid.

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