Step 5 – Plan Your Finances
There are a few ways you can pay your admission deposit and tuition fees. These are outlined at How to Pay Your Fees. Be aware of the deadlines for paying tuition and add/dropping courses; refer to these Undergraduate Deadlines and Graduate Deadlines for important dates.
If you are an exchange or study abroad student, the fees you will pay depend on joint university agreements. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Estimated Living Costs
Tuition fees are just some of the costs you’ll need to pay as a student. To see the estimated average living costs for a single international student at SFU, please visit the Typical Costs page of the Financial Aid website.
Even if you plan on using debit or credit card while in Canada, it can be handy to have some cash on hand when you first arrive. There are currency exchange services available at Vancouver International Airport. Please note that if you are bringing $10,000 or more into Canada, you will need to declare these funds.
Opening a bank account
Tuition open a bank account in Canada, you’ll need your passport, SFU Student ID card, proof of registration at SFU and documentation verifying your address in Canada (such as a phone bill or residence contract). Depending on the bank, you may need to make an appointment before opening an account. The list below includes most financial institutions you will find in the Metro Vancouver area.