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


Effective immediately, Student Awards & Financial Aid will only be accessible via email and on-line appointments as staff are all currently working remotely.  Information and updates will be posted to our website at as it becomes available.  Students experiencing financial hardship should email with a brief explanation of their situation and their request will be triaged appropriately.

Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext. 3300
Phones are answered Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
Fax: (519) 973-7087
* In order to better assist you, please include your UWindsor Student Number in your email.

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

REGULAR SERVICE HOURS (Currently Not Available):

Day Open Close 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