Request a Refund

Refund cheques are routinely mailed by Student Financial Services in November, March or July. If you have a credit on your account, then a cheque will be mailed to your current mailing address. Update your contact information to ensure that we have your current contact information on file!


  1. If you have withdrawn from any courses since receiving your OSAP funding, and this created a financial credit on your student account, then York is required by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to send some or all of the refund directly to your lending institution. This amount will be applied to your outstanding student loans to reduce the principal you owe. If this situation applies in your case, then you will be notified by letter of the amount that York has sent to your lender.
  2. If the refund you are requesting is the result of a recent payment to your account, then York must wait 21 days (until the payment has been cleared through your bank) before it can process the refund.
  3. If you have a credit on your student account because you have received a York entrance scholarship, then you can request a small portion of the credit to pay for books and other start-of-year requirements. Any remaining scholarship funds on your student account will be automatically issued to you in the form of a cheque in November during the normal refund schedule.

If your request can be fulfilled, then a cheque will be mailed to you within ten (10) business days.