University Graduate Funding Package or Scholarship/Award Payments

Your graduate unit and/or SGS Student Services has notified you of award funding that will be paid out on your ACORN invoice.

Graduate award payments may be paid out at the beginning of each term or session, or on a monthly or other basis.

If you have a question about award eligibility and when the award will be recorded on your ACORN invoice, contact your graduate unit and/or SGS Student Services 

Your graduate unit or SGS Student Services will decide to apply the award payment to outstanding fees, automatically refund the award payment or apply a portion to outstanding fees and automatically refund the remaining funding. Award pay out instructions will be displayed on your ACORN invoice.

The Student Accounts Office will handle award refund cheques and monitor award refund direct deposits.

Learn about how the award payments will be recorded on your ACORN invoice.

  • You are eligible for a tuition fee deferral on the basis of a University Graduate Funding Package which could include Major Award, Research Stipend, or Teaching Stipend funding (register without payment) if all of the conditions are satisfied:

    1. you have paid for prior session fees
    2. have a University graduate funding package for the current session, and apply for a tuition fee deferral prior to your division’s Fall-Winter session Pay or Defer to Register deadline or Summer session Pay or Defer to Register deadline.

    Request online deferral by logging into ACORN.

    • Click on the OSAP/Gov’t Deferral button on the ‘Financial Accounts’ section on the ACORN. You will know immediately if your tuition fee deferral application is successful or not and the application will be noted in your activity log.
    • If your tuition fee deferral request is successful, ACORN will change your registration status from “Invited to Register” to “Registered”.  Report registration status issues to SGS Student Services.

    You can request a fee deferral prior to the Fall-Winter session Pay or Defer to Register deadline or Summer session Pay or Defer to Register deadline, if you are not receiving loans or a university funding package, but have proof of university funding (TA, RA, major award, etc.) which exceeds the Minimum Payment to Register (unpaid fees from prior sessions and Fall term program/incidental/ancillary fees), by submitting the Register Without Payment (Fee Deferral) form to:

    • your graduate unit before the Pay or Defer to Register deadline
    • SGS Student Services after the Pay or Defer to Register deadline (late registration fees will be assessed).
  • You are responsible for paying for tuition & non-tuition fees not covered by scholarship/award funding that is recorded in your ACORN account to cover unpaid fees on your invoice. Scholarships and awards are normally applied directly to unpaid fees on your invoice.

    Fall-Winter Session Payment Schedule

    You are responsible for paying for the portion of Fall-Winter fees that will not be paid by your scholarship and award funding by the payment deadline for the current session.

    Fall-Winter Payment Schedule for Students Registered with a University Graduate Funding Package Deferral
    April 30, 2021 Deadline to pay for full payment of Fall-Winter Session Tuition & Non-Tuition fee amounts

    Summer award installments that are paid through ACORN and that will be directly applied to your fees will reduce the unpaid fee amount that is subject to services charge billing if recorded in your ACORN account by May 17, 2021

    April 30, 2021 Final deadline for full payment of Fall-Winter session Tuition & Non-Tuition fees to avoid the recording of an ACORN financial hold on May 1, 2021, and ineligibility to register for future session(s).
    May 17, 2021 First monthly service charge billing date for unpaid Fall-Winter Tuition & Non-Tuition fee amounts

    Summer Session Payment Schedule

    You are responsible for paying for the portion of Summer fees that will not be paid by your scholarship and award funding by the payment deadline for the current session.

    Summer Payment Schedule for Students Registered with a University Graduate Funding Package Deferral
    August 31, 2021 Deadline to pay for Summer Session Tuition & Non-Tuition fee amounts
    August 31, 2021 Final deadline for full payment of Summer session Tuition & Non-Tuition fees to avoid the recording of an ACORN financial hold on September 1, 2021, and ineligibility to register for future session(s). * Some programs may require an earlier deadline to pay Summer session fees to register for Fall-Winter session.
    September 15, 2021 First monthly service charge billing date for unpaid Summer Tuition & Non-Tuition fee amounts
  • Fall-Winter Session Payment Schedule

    You registered for Fall-Winter session by paying the Minimum Required Payment amount displayed on your ACORN invoice.

    Check your ACORN invoice before the end of September, January, and April, to determine if you need to make a fee payment.

    Fall-Winter Payment Schedule for with No Deferral
    September 30, 2020 Deadline to pay for Fall term Tuition & Non-Tuition fee amounts
    October 15, 2020 First monthly service charge billing date for unpaid Fall term Tuition & Non-Tuition fee amounts
    November 30, 2020 Deadline to pay for Winter term Tuition & Non-Tuition fee amounts
    December 15, 2020 First monthly service charge billing date for unpaid Winter term Tuition & Non-Tuition fee amounts
    April 30, 2021 Final deadline for full payment of Fall-Winter session Tuition & Non-Tuition fees to avoid the recording of an ACORN financial hold on May 1, 2021, and ineligibility to register for future session(s).

    Summer Session Payment Schedule

    You registered for Summer session by paying the Minimum Required Payment amount displayed on your ACORN invoice.

    Check your ACORN invoice before the end of May, and August, to determine if you need to make a fee payment.

    Summer Payment Schedule for Students with No Deferral
    May 31, 2021 Deadline to pay for Summer Session Tuition & Non-Tuition fee amounts
    June 15, 2021 First monthly service charge billing date for unpaid Summer session Tuition & Non-Tuition fee amounts
    August 31, 2021 Final deadline for full payment of Summer session Tuition & Non-Tuition fees to avoid the recording of an ACORN financial hold on September 1, 2021, and ineligibility to register for future session(s). * Some divisions may require an earlier deadline to pay Summer session fees to register for Fall-Winter session.

Award Cancellation

If your award eligibility changes, your faculty, college, campus or graduate unit may request a partial or full award cancellation.

The award cancellation transaction will be displayed on your ACORN invoice as a fee transaction that is owed to the University immediately.

AWARDS
2020 Fall
Award Cancellation – UTAPS 2020-10-28   $750.00
$750 was returned to
U of T award/scholarship program
on Oct. 28, 2020

Award Refunds

View Award Refund Payment information.