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Financial Aid Steps

Financial Aid Steps

1. Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

New Students:

  • Automatic grades-based entrance scholarships are offered to students entering directly from full-time secondary school, to transfer and international students.
  • To be eligible for other entrance scholarships, awards or bursaries at the university, students must complete an online application and provide supporting documentation, if required.

Continuing Students:

  • Students may be eligible for scholarship or bursary assistance if they complete an online application and provide supporting documentation, if required.
  • In-Course Bursary and Donor Sponsored Award Applications
    • Opens:  Middle of August
    • Earliest Deadline to apply:  September 30 for Law students and October 15 for all other students (Note: there are some early September deadlines - complete the profile prior to August 31 to view award search results)
    • For need-based bursaries students must have at least $1 of need as determined in their government financial aid application or complete the Financial Need section of the profile in full.
    • October 31 – UwinAward Application deadlines for many need-based awards. Here is the link for the Instructions on completing the profile

Steps 2 – 4

2. IGNITE: Work Study program funds part-time jobs on campus for students.

3. The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), offered by the Government of Ontario to Ontario residents, provides financial assistance to students to help them attend university.  Funding is based upon financial need, not grades.  With one application, students will be considered for non-repayable grants, as well as an OSAP loan.  This application usually becomes available in early spring.  Students from other Canadian provinces can apply directly to their province or territory for financial aid and US students can apply for US federal student aid

4.  External Scholarship Opportunities

SERVICES AVAILABLE:

 

(519) 253-3000 Ext. 3300 Phones are answered daily Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.

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

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

Students experiencing financial hardship should send a service request via ask.uwindsor.ca  platform with a brief explanation of their situation and their request will be triaged appropriately.

Documents may be faxed, sent as an attachment through ask.uwindsor.ca, 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 N9H 1G3

Fax: (519) 973-7087

https://ask.uwindsor.ca/
     

To visit the Student Awards & Financial Aid Office, the following steps MUST be taken:

1) Complete the Safe Lancer App to receive your Green Approved Badge.  For additional information on the protocols that are in place to visit the campus in person, click here.  Information on the 'Return to Campus' procedures and 'Vaccination Policy' can be found on the University of Windsor website https://www.uwindsor.ca/returntocampus/.  If you do not have a Green Badge, you can't visit us in person and you will need to address your issue using one of our remote services available.  

2) Proceed to campus only if you have completed the Safe Lancer App and have an APPROVED badge.  Access to Chrysler Hall Tower is available by entering through the NORTH doors of Chyrsler Hall North, facing the Leddy Library parking lot.  The main doors to Chrysler Hall Tower remain locked at this time.

3) Remember, students may drop off documents in our drop-box located in the lobby of Chrylser Hall Tower and do not need to get in the queue to complete this task.

4) Be sure that you have government issued photo ID or your UWIN ID card.  We will not be able to serve you in person if you don't have proper identification.

5) Once you are cleared to visit the campus, scan the QR Code below using a mobile device or click on the QR code. Use our queing system to register and to place yourself in our virtual line in order to visit the office for in-person service related to your government financial aid file, scholarships or bursaries.  We are available for in-person service during the following hours:

SAFA Service Hours:
Day Open Close Service
Monday 1:00 PM 3:45 PM 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 1:00 PM 3:45 PM 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM 11:45 AM 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM 11:45 AM 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday ----- ------ Remote services only.

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 assit you with you question.

2) Log in 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, through option 2) or 3), we will schedule you a virtual Teams meeting/appointment with a Student Awards or Financial Aid Specialist for a time that is mutually convenient.

 

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.