Financial Aid Steps

Financial Aid Steps

1. Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

New Students:

  • Automatic grade-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:

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

Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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, 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.

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 N9B 3P4

Fax: (519) 973-7087

Submit a service request with an attachment: https://ask.uwindsor.ca/

Email: ask@uwindsor.ca

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

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 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,  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.