Refund FAQs

    • Don’t throw the cheque away or write on the cheque.
    • Contact Student Accounts at 416-978-2142 or info.studentaccount@utoronto.ca for instructions.
    • Incorrect recipient names rarely occur but if this is the case, you must change the name on record by providing your registrar’s office with proof of name. The name change will then be recorded on ACORN so that a cheque can be re-issued.
    • Correct the mailing address information on ACORN prior to making a refund payment request.
    • If your ACORN mailing address is incomplete or inaccurate, and you have not received the cheque within 10 business days from the Refund date displayed on the ACORN invoice, send an email message to info.studentaccount@utoronto.ca to determine if the cheque has been returned to Student Accounts office.
    • If the cheque has not been cashed, you can request a replacement cheque by filling out a ‘Stop Payment Form”.  A replacement cheque can take 2 to 3weeks from the date the Stop Payment Form has been submitted.
    • If the combination of bank account numbers recorded on ACORN is invalid, the refund payment will be rejected by the financial institution and returned to the University within 3-5 business days.  Then the banking information date on ACORN will be terminated by Student Accounts to block further direct deposit transfers to the wrong bank account. Student Accounts will issue a cheque attached to an explanatory letter which will be mailed to you.
    • If a direct deposit transfer or cheque has not been received after 10 business days, please contact Student Accounts at info.studentaccount@utoronto.ca.
    • Cheques are considered to be staled dated after six months from the date the cheque was issued.
    • Return the cheque to Student Accounts Office so it can be reissued within 2-3 weeks.  Please notify Student Accounts of any change in address when requesting a new cheque.
    • Return the cheque to Student Accounts, by mail or in person and ask us to redeposit this to your account as payment towards your new balance owing.
    • Include your name and student number with the request.
  • If payments exceed the amount of your tuition and residence fees for the session or no fees were billed, or a payment for living expenses was made to the University, the University reserves the right to hold payments in excess of the tuition and residence fees for a subsequent session or to return to the sender or to request that the student contact his/her bank to recall the payment.

  • No interest will accrue on payments that are eventually refunded, either in part or in full.