In-Course Bursary

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University of Windsor In-Course Bursary Assistance for Students in Receipt of OSAP Funding

If you are applying for need-based assistance through the In-Course Bursary Application, you will be expected to have a completed OSAP application with an assessment of need AND you will be expected to claim your OSAP funding during the terms that you applied for assistance for.  If you do not follow through with your OSAP application and therefore do not have an assessment of need, your applications for need-based assistance will not be considered.

Apply online for University of Windsor bursaries and other need-based assistance..


University of Windsor In-Course Bursary Assistance

Fall and/or Winter

Undergraduate students can begin applying for the University of Windsor In-Course Bursary starting August 1st.

Students who are assessed for OSAP for Fall Only
Application availability: August 1
Application deadline: October 15
Decision made by: mid-November

Students who are assessed for OSAP for Fall & Winter
Application availability: August 1
Application deadline: October 15
Decision made by: end of November/early December

Students who are assessed for OSAP for Winter Only or students assessed Fall/Winter but who missed the October 15 deadline
Application availability: August 1
Application deadline: January 31
Decision made by: end of February

All fall/winter bursary allocations for students who applied by the October 15 deadline are paid to a student's winter tuition account as a credit (payment will be applied by mid-December) unless you are studying and receiving OSAP funding for the fall semester only.  Students studying fall only will have their bursary applied to their fall tuition account.

Important: If you withdraw from your studies, drop below 60% of a full course load in fall or decide not to return to full-time studies in Winter (i.e. to complete a co-op work term) after you have claimed your OSAP assistance on a fall/winter OSAP assessment, bursary assistance will be cancelled for the winter term as you will be overpaid in OSAP funding (students receive 60% of their fall/winter OSAP assessment in fall).  If however, you complete the fall term and are not returning for the winter AND you repay your OSAP overpayment in full prior to November 30, please notify the Student Awards Office as consideration for fall only may be given.

Graduate Students: The University of Windsor Graduate Student Bursary will open up on October 15 and will close on January 15.

Law Students: The Awards for Law Students with Financial Need bursary application opens up on August 1 and closes on September 30. Law students who miss the September 30 deadline can apply on the UWindsor In-Course Bursary starting on October 1 however law students will not be considered for law specific awards. For law specific award consideration in addition to the in-course and student access bursary, apply on the Awards for Law Students with Financial Need application by September 30 (there will be no extensions).


University of Windsor In-Course Bursary Assistance

Intersession/Summer

Students who are applying for OSAP through the Intersession/Summer Extension form, will automatically be assessed for In-course bursary assistance. Students who are starting in Intersession/Summer and are appliying online for OSAP will be considered for In-course bursary assistance for the Intersession/Summer semester as long as a UWinAward profile application is submitted by the application deadline date.  Profiles will be assigned in the next few weeks to student's "Task" tile on the UWinsite student page.   

Students who are assessed for Intersession & Summer
Application deadline: June 15
Decision made by: early June

Students who are assessed for Intersession Only
Application deadline: June 15
Decision made by: June

Students who are assessed for Summer Only
Application deadline: June 15 
Decision made by: late July

If approved, bursary assistance will be available to you after the drop deadline for Summer.

You may apply for bursary assistance even if you are applying for OSAP for Intersession only or Summer Session only.  Please be advised that bursary assistance is limited, therefore, the earlier a student applies, the better chance they have.

Important: If you withdraw from your studies or drop below 60% of a full course load in either Intersession or Summer after you have claimed your OSAP assistance and your bursary has been used to pay a portion of your tuition, your bursary MAY BE REVERSED or RESCINDED and you will be responsible for covering any balance owing to the Cashiers Office.


Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext. 3300
Fax: (519) 973-7087
Email: award1@uwindsor.ca
In order to better assist you, please include your UWindsor Student Number in your email.

Visit Us

Chrysler Hall Tower, Room 102
(Dropbox is located outside of the office doors)

Service Hours

Day Open Close Phone Service
Monday 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM 4:00 PM 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM 4:00 PM 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Important Notes

  • We will attempt to return messages and emails within 2 business days where possible
  • Please do not leave/send multiple messages/emails

You may also email your inquiry to: award1@uwindsor.ca
In order to better assist you, please include your UWindsor Student Number in your email.