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Wilfrid Laurier University Business Office
February 1, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Direct deposit refunds and refund requests


If your student account has a credit balance (and, if applicable), you may request a refund online and have it directly deposited into your own bank account. All we need is a VOID cheque or bank-stamped banking information dropped off at The Business Office located at 202 Regina St.or E-Mailed to with an Authorization for Direct Deposit form (found under FORMS).

Please be aware that information collected under the authority of the Wilfrid Laurier University Act, can be used to administer the university-student relationship.This includes but is not limited to maintaining your academic and ancillary records, contacting you, and others on your behalf, and releasing such information as is appropriate for the operation of the university. Please visit our Privacy Coordinator's web-page (under Resources) for more examples of potential uses of your personal information.

Please read the following information BEFORE submitting a refund request:

  • Refund requests for each term will not be processed until two weeks AFTERthe term start date - coinciding with the last date to add courses for that particular term.
  • Refunds will not be processed for 21 days after the last non-certified cheque payment
  • If you want to have your refund directly deposited into your bank account, please make sure you PRINTa DIRECT DEPOSIT AUTHORIZATION FORM and submit it to the BUSINESS OFFICE prior to requesting a refund.

    Graduate students: Particular awards, scholarships and bursaries cannot be refunded without approval from the Graduate Studies office. Once approval has been received, your request will be processed as per your request.

    Please allow 2 - 4 weeks for processing and delivery of CHEQUE refunds and 1 - 2 weeks for processing and delivery of DIRECT DEPOSIT refunds

Follow these simple steps to request your refund:

  1. Submit a request online by clicking here (or, by clicking on REFUND REQUEST below) if you would like your refund sent by CHEQUE. If you would like direct deposit, please proceed with the following steps.
  2. If you want your refund deposited into your bank account, follow steps 3 & 4. (If you requested your refund to be mailed, your steps are complete).
  3. PRINT a DIRECT DEPOSIT AUTHORIZATION FORM by clicking here. Please note: If you have already submitted a VOID cheque from a previous refund request, to payroll or from a scholarship or bursary, you do not have to submit another VOID cheque, UNLESS your bank information has changed.
  4. Fill out the Deposit Authorization Form and attach a VOID cheque, then FAX it to The Business Office FAX (519)884-7615, or E-Mail it to or mail it directly to The Business Office.

Related Information Title Type
Aug 26/05 Online Refund Request Form (Student) Form
Aug 24/05 Direct Deposit Authorization Form (Student) Form