Financial Aid Steps
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1. Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries
- 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.
- 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
- Community Agencies/ Clubs
- Parent’s employer