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Request a Refund Payment

What does a credit balance mean?

If there is a credit balance on your current ACORN/ROSI invoice, then you MAY be eligible for a refund payment.  A credit balance is the amount by which payments or awards exceeds fee charges, and is displayed as a dollar value followed by “CR”.

Example:

, ROSI Account Balance Up to the End of the Session:             $ 4,450.00 CR

Eligibility criteria is listed in Step 1.  Funds for living expenses MUST be directed to the student’s own financial institution, and these payments may be returned to the payee’s bank account.

Refund payment requests > $10,000 and requests resulting from the transfer of the student’s living expenses to the student’ s ACORN/ROSI account require an additional approval and longer processing time.   

If a new fee has been recorded on the student’s ACORN/ROSI account after a refund payment has been issued, the fees are payable immediately.  If not paid in full, any outstanding ACORN/ROSI account balance is subject to a monthly service charge of 1.5% compounded (19.56% per annum).  See Service Charge section of Student Accounts website for detailed service charge schedules.

How does a student get a refund payment?

·        The student may request a refund payment and the refund payment will be issued to the student, even if the parent pays the fees.   During peak pay or defer to register periods, refund payment processing may be delayed.

·        If a refund request is not made by the middle of each term after course add/drop dates (November, March, July),  over a two to three week period, Student Accounts will review each credit balance greater than $30.00 to identify eligible refund payments, and will issue refund payments without a student having to make a request.  Student Accounts will send an email message to students in advance of each scheduled credit balance review period, to give students who do NOT want a refund payment, the opportunity to communicate this instruction to Student Accounts.

ROSI will block or delay a refund payment if the student’s ACORN/ROSI mailing address is inactive or incorrect or is not an address in Ontario, so students should check/update the ACORN/ROSI mailing address.

What are refund payment options?

1.      Students should record Canadian bank account information on ACORN/ROSI so that refund payments are transferred directly to this bank account (within 2-3 business days).  This is the fastest and most accurate refund payment method.

2.      If the student has not recorded Canadian bank account information on ACORN/ROSI, then a cheque will be produced and mailed to the ACORN/ROSI mailing address.  The exception is if the mailing address is not in Ontario.  The cheque may be held in the Student Accounts Office until the student contacts the office. Cheques mailed to a Canadian address could be received within a week, and within two weeks for International mail.  Cheques mailed to the wrong address require a lot of time, expense, and effort to re-issue.


 

Step 1: Check your ACORN/ROSI account balance

1.      Login to ACORN/ROSI at http://www.rosi.utoronto.ca/

2.      Click on Financial Account and the most recent invoice

3.      If your ACORN/ROSI account has a credit balance displayed on the most recent invoice, you are NOT entitled to a refund payment if the credit balance is a result of any of the following:

·        Academic or residence deposit payment

·        Waitlisted course(s)

·        Residence, tuition or other charges not yet posted on ACORN/ROSI

·        A payment that you did not make

·        Award cancellation not yet recorded on ACORN/ROSI

·        International Students: Prepayments for a future session for visa purposes

·        If you have a tuition waiver applied to your account

·        If you have a US Government loan applied to your account

·        If you are a sponsored student eg. an organization will pay for your tuition fees.

4.     If you are entitled to a refund payment then proceed to Step 2.

 

Step 2: Check/Add/Change your Mailing Address on ACORN/ROSI

Please ensure that your current mailing address is accurate on the Personal Information page on ACORN/ROSI, even if your refund payment will be directly deposited into your  Canadian bank account.

For all (and particularly for) international students, it is important that your current mailing address (where you are currently living in Toronto) is accurate as this address is used during the academic year to send information and refunds if applicable. Please ensure that both the mailing address and termination date are accurate.

To update/correct your mailing address on  ACORN/ROSI, log on at rosi.utoronto.ca and follow the steps below:

1. Click on the Personal Information tab

2. Click on Display and Update Addresses and home phone number

3. There is an Edit button for both Mailing and Permanent addresses, please edit the incorrect addresses including the “Address Valid Until” field (which is the date your address is valid until this period) 

 

Step 3: Check/Add/Change your Bank Account Information on ACORN/ROSI

To receive your refund payment faster, please ensure that your Canadian bank account information is recorded on ACORN/ROSI prior to requesting your refund payment.

The refund payment is deposited in your Canadian financial institution bank account within two business days from the processed date on the invoice format on ACORN/ROSI.
                      

A Direct Deposit Demo can be viewed at bit.do/acorndd or at help.acorn.utoronto.ca/how-to and then click on Direct Deposit under Finances.

Add your banking info in ACORN/ROSI to authorize the University to deposit ACORN/ROSI Student Account credit balance refund payments and/or financial aid, scholarship and award refund payments directly to your Canadian bank account

Step 1: Log into ACORN/ROSI at http://www.rosi.utoronto.ca/. 

Step 2: Select Personal Information

Step 3: Select Direct Deposit

Step 4: Select Enter Banking Info

 

Step 5: Enter your bank information including dashes in the boxes provided:

·        Branch Number: 5 digits (also referred to as Transit Number)

·        Bank Number: 3 digits (also referred to as Financial Institution Number)

·        Account Number

          . 

This information is usually printed on the bottom of your cheques.

 

        You will be asked to enter the account information twice for verification

 

Step 6: You will be asked to enter an Effective Until Date.    

 

If you are not certain leave the date blank.  Otherwise you can record the expected date of graduation or date that account will be closed.           

                              Step 7:  Click on “Add this information now” to save the information.

 

      Step 8:  Click on “Display Banking Info” to check the information

 

 

Other Information:

·        Contact your Bank if you are not certain about the Branch Number, Bank Number and Account Number and they can provide this information

·        You can cancel the direct deposit information at any time.

·        Please insure you have an active mailing or permanent address on ACORN/ROSI, www.rosi.utoronto.ca.

·        Only information from Canadian Banks or other banks with Canadian branches are valid.

·        If you have an ACORN/ROSI credit balance and would like a refund by direct deposit, please email info.studentaccount@utoronto.ca.  Adding direct deposit information does not initiate a refund automatically.

·        Please visit our website, www.fees.utoronto.ca for our refund schedules and policies.

 

Step 4: Request a Refund

Follow these tips for faster refund processing:

·        record your Canadian bank account information on ACORN/ROSI prior to requesting your refund payment.

·        If you are an international student and have cancelled your registration, then you need to request a UHIP fee reversal from the UHIP Office prior to requesting your refund payment.

·        Make email refund requests from your utoronto.ca email address so that we can verify your identity

·        Include your name and student number, the amount of the refund payment, and the reason for the refund payment in the email request

·        Send your email request to info.studentaccount@utoronto.ca, and note “Refund Request” in the subject line.

Step 5: Check Your ACORN/ROSI Invoice

The refund payment transaction is displayed as a amount under the REFUNDS section at the bottom of the ACORN/ROSI invoice.  The refund request date and the method of disbursement are also listed (e.g. Refund 2016-03-25             (direct deposit)    $  1,712.00 ).

If the student has not received the refund payment in his/her bank account after 4 business days from the date of the refund request date on the ACORN/ROSI invoice, or the mailed cheque after 11 business days from the date of the refund request date on the ACORN/ROSI invoice, then the student should contact the Student Accounts Office.

If a new fee has been recorded on the student’s ACORN/ROSI account after a refund payment has been issued, the fees are payable immediately.  If not paid in full, any outstanding ACORN/ROSI account balance is subject to a monthly service charge of 1.5% compounded (19.56% per annum).  See Service Charge section of Student Accounts website for detailed service charge schedules.

What if there is a refund payment problem?

Refer to the Refund Payment FAQs by clicking here.