Request a Refund / Electronic Funds Transfer

Due to the high volume of requests, it may take up to 15 business days to process the requests.

York University routinely processes account credit refunds three times a year: November, March and July. If you have a credit balance on your student account, we have simplified the process using electronic transfer of funds (direct deposit to your bank account).

Use this link to set up your banking information for the first time, or update your record if there is a change to your banking information.


For assistance with Electronic Funds Transfer, check the Frequently Asked Questions.

Why might I get a refund from York University?

If you have paid all fees and charges owing to the University and a credit balance remains on your student account, you may be eligible for a refund.

You may be entitled to or eligible for a refund if:

  • you dropped a course (or courses) before the drop deadline and there were no other charges outstanding on your account (review the current refund table for your Faculty/program).
  • you are a scholarship or bursary recipient and your award exceeds the amount of your fees and other charges to your account. If the result of the credit is due to a cheque deposited to your student account, we are required to wait 21 business days before processing a refund.

Please note: The refund table does not apply to programs within the York English Language Institute (YUELI), including the YU Bridge program. For those refund schedules, please review YUELI's Transfer, Cancellation and Refund Policies and Procedures.

OSAP Funded Students: In compliance with The Ministry of Colleges and Universities’ requirements, York University must issue the full amount of any refund of academic fees, to the NSLSC for credit against your government student loans.

When can I get my refund?

Refunds are automatically processed by Student Accounts in November, March and July. You may request a refund outside of those dates if:

  • you have graduated and have a credit balance on your student account; or
  • you have withdrawn from the University and have a credit balance on your student account.

If you are eligible to request a refund ahead of the regular refund issue date (in November, March or July), use this link to request your refund.

How do I receive my refund?

In order to receive your refund, you must sign up for Electronic Funds Transfer (direct deposit) and provide us with your banking information.

Please note: The process for setting up direct deposit for your student account payments is separate from any payroll deposits you might receive from York (for example, through Work/Study or graduate student employment).

Follow the step-by-step instructions in the Electronic Funds Transfer tool to provide York with your banking information and allow us to set up direct deposit of your refund(s). Please allow ten (10) business days for us to confirm your banking information.

Once you have initiated direct deposit, you can request a refund of your account credit balance. Please allow five (5) business days for your request to be processed.

If your banking information changes, immediately re-visit the Electronic Funds Transfer setup tool to update your information.

Graduate Student Refunds

Refunds are automatically processed by Student Accounts

  • shortly after a credit appears in your account; or
  • you have graduated and have a credit balance on your student account; or
  • you have withdrawn from the University and have a credit balance on your student account.

OSAP Funded Students: In compliance with The Ministry of Colleges and Universities’ requirements, York University must issue the full amount of any refund of academic fees, to the NSLSC for credit against your government student loans.