Reporting Awards to OSAP

 For the 21/22 OSAP Aid Year, starting on August 11, scholarships and external awards that have been applied as anticipated aid or paid to a student's account will be reported to OSAP.  This process is complete but will be ongoing for new applications.

OSAP and Scholarship/Award/Tuition Waiver Exemptions
Canada Student Loan/Grant Assessment Ontario Student Loan/Grant Assessment
Awards, scholarships, bursaries, tuition waivers Awards, scholarships, bursaries, tuition waivers
100% less an exemption of the first $1,800 per academic year 100% less an exemption of $55 per week of study (most programs are 32 weeks)
Example for a student receiving $4000 in Awards, scholarships, bursaries, tuition waivers Example for a student receiving $4000 in Awards, scholarships, bursaries, tuition waivers
Impact on OSAP assessement: $2200 less in OSAP funding Impact on OSAP assessment: $4000 - $1760 = $2240 less in OSAP funding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


To view your student account balance, you may log in to UWinsite Student and click on your ‘Financial Account’ tile.

To view your pending financial aid (not including your OSAP funding), you may log in to UWinsite Student and click on your ‘Financial Aid’ tile.

The University of Windsor will report all university scholarships/awards that are paid or scheduled to be paid to students through their student account.  Students do not need to report these throughout the year.  

If you have reported scholarships administered by the University of Windsor, you should receive a communication from our office with directions on how to update the information on your OSAP application.

Students must report any external awards that they are receiving and that are paid directly to them.

It is our plan to start confirming enrolment, for OSAP purposed, one week prior to the beginning of classes.  If there are any external awards to be reported, we would like these updates completed prior to the Confirmation of Enrollment process if possible.

If you have received an email to advise you of the possible double counting of scholarships/bursaries/awards/tuition waivers, the following information will assist you with understanding the information in the chart:

Amount reported by you: This is the amount of scholarships/bursaries/awards/tuition waivers that you reported on your OSAP application when you applied.
Amount reported by us: This is the amount of scholarships/bursaries/awards/tuition waivers that we have reported to OSAP on your behalf based on funds that have been or will be paid through your student account.
Study Period Start Date: This is the start date of your study period that has been used to calculate your weeks of eligibility.  If this date is incorrect, i.e. it says September but you plan on starting in April, then you need to complete an OSAP Course Load Update Form to let us know.
Study Period End Date: This is the end date of your study period that has been used to calculate your weeks of eligibility.  If this date is incorrect, i.e. it says April but you plan on ending in December because Winter is your work term and you do not plan on applying for OSAP for your work term, or if you will be graduating at the end December, then you need to complete an OSAP Course Load Update Form to let us know.
Confirmation of Enrolment: This is the process where we confirm your full-time enrolment with the government.  We plan to start this process at the end of August.

 

 

Services Available:

You may reach our office at: (519) 253-3000 Ext. 3300

Regular SAFA Service Hours 

 Monday  1:00PM - 4:00PM
 Tuesday  1:00PM - 4:00PM
 Wednesday    9:00AM - 12:00PM; 2:00PM - 4:00PM
 Thursday  9:00AM - 12:00PM; 2:00PM - 4:00PM
 Friday   1:00PM - 4:00PM

 

Please refer to ask.uwindsor.ca as there may be a knowledge base article that may answer your question.

In order to better assist you, please always include your UWindsor Student Number in your communications.

Students should complete their UWinAward Student Application/Profile via UWinsite Student > Student Homepage > Award Profile to be matched with eligible funding opportunities.

Additional Information for Domestic Students who are experiencing financial hardship.

Additional Information for International Students who are experiencing financial hardship.

If you require additional assistance you may contact our office by email at award1@uwindsor.ca.

 

 

Documents may be faxed, sent as an attachment via email at award1@uwindsor.ca, or placed in our drop-box located in the lobby of CHT or mailed to:

Student Awards & Financial Aid
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Ave. CHT Room 102
Windsor, ON N9B 3P4

Fax: (519) 973-7087

Please refer to https://ask.uwindsor.ca/ as there may be a knowledge base article that may answer your question.

 

Student Awards & Financial Aid Office

University of Windsor
Chrysler Hall Tower, 1st Floor
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, ON, Canada, N9B 3P4

We are available for in-person service during the following hours:

Regular SAFA Service Hours

 Monday  1:00PM - 4:00PM
 Tuesday  1:00PM - 4:00PM
 Wednesday   9:00AM - 4:00PM
 Thursday  9:00AM - 4:00PM
 Friday   1:00PM - 4:00PM

 

To enter our in-person service queue with the Student Awards or the Financial Aid office, please scan this QR Code or click if using a mobile device:

If you feel that you need to talk to someone about your situation, please take the following steps:

1) Try asking your question using https://ask.uwindsor.ca.  We have many knowledge base articles that might be able to assist you with your question.

2) Log on to https://ask.uwindsor.ca to submit a service request and a Student Awards or Financial Aid Representative will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

3) Call our office during our phone service hours.  A Student Award or Financial Aid Representative may be able to resolve your issue over the phone.

4) If options 1) through 3) do not resolve your issue,  we will schedule you a virtual Teams meeting/appointment with a Student Awards or Financial Aid Specialist for a time that is mutually convenient.

 

UWinAward Profile/Application Support

Here is the schedule for our virtual drop-in sessions available for students who require assistance with their UWinAward Profile/Application for bursary and scholarship applications.

Important Notes:

  • We will attempt to return messages and service requests within 2 business days where possible.  In September, January & May however, our response time may be closer to 7-10 business days.

  • Please do not leave/send multiple messages/emails as this will delay our response time.