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Domestic/International Tuition Fee Assessment
For the purpose of tuition and fees, the classification between domestic and international students is based on citizenship/permanent residency.
You are required to provide documentation to verify your eligibility for domestic tuition and fees assessment. Invalid or incomplete documentation will result in your student account being placed on hold for additional investigation until a final decision is reached.
International Tuition Fees
You will be assessed international tuition fees if you do not meet the criteria for domestic tuition fees.
- If you hold multiple citizenships and one of these is Canadian, you will be assessed as a domestic student. SFU will not retroactively change fees assessed in past terms from International to Domestic. SFU can only change fees assessed for the current term and subsequent terms, and subject to the tuition deadline as noted below. Individuals eligible for domestic tuition fees are responsible for informing SFU of their eligibility and whether their eligibility changes during their studies. SFU requires supporting documentation to assess domestic tuition rates.
NOTE: SFU DOES NOT OFFER DOMESTIC FEES FOR DEPENDENTS OF WORK PERMIT HOLDERS.
Students who are eligible to pay domestic tuition fees must provide the following documents.
Exchange Students visiting SFU, on approved exchange programs under a formal exchange agreement between their home university and SFU (Student Mobility Agreement) and pay fees to their home university.
Permanent Resident of Canada (Landed Immigrant)
|Dependents1 of Permanent Resident of Canada (Landed Immigrant)||
Convention Refugee (Protected Person)
Dependents1 of Convention Refugee (Protected Person)
|A student who is in Canada to carry out official duties as a diplomatic or consular officer||
Dependents1 or Spouse of Diplomatic or Consular Officers in Canada
1 Dependent child
Under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, a dependent child is someone who:
a) has one of the following relationships with the parent, namely,
(i) is the biological child of the parent, if the child has not been adopted by a person other than the spouse or common-law partner of the parent, or
(ii) is the adopted child of the parent; and
b) is in one of the following situations of dependency, namely,
(i) is less than 22 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner, or
(ii) is 22 years of age or older and has depended substantially on the financial support of the parent since before attaining the age of 22 years and is unable to be financially self-supporting due to a physical or mental condition.
(Note: Definition of dependent child may change by IRCC, without advanced notice)
The IRPR definition of a dependent child can be found here.
Dates and deadlines for the academic year can be found here.